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Patch 9.3 Chromie Crisis

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The bronze dragon, Chromie is still suffering from the events that lead to her many deaths during the Legion invasion. She's fatigued from keeping up access for champions to adventure in the many different timelines. In 9.3, we will adventure into an ever-changing timeline with zones phasing between classic (including season of mastery realms), vanilla (pre-cataclysm), post-cataclysm, and a future alternate reality where the Iron Horde was successful in conquering Azeroth. Characters will phase randomly into various timelines as they are playing through a series of  'What-if' type scenarios.  Some of the possibilities include: Argus never fell to Burning Legion. Quest alongside Velen to perform daily tasks.  Players turn 'evil' after killing the end raid boss of select raids. Your raid team is allowed to hire raid boss' minions and take over the raid environment. The objective is to keep the raid under your control for as long as possible against other raid grou

9.1.5 Shadowlands Leveling and Gearing

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This time, I leveled a druid.  This was a really fun change of pace, being able to swap between melee, tank, and ranged DPS as necessary (except for this one time, tbd later). Even better was jumping into cat, or travel form when inside and couldn't normally mount. Travel form magically upgrades right before (like at 38 instead of 40) learning the newest riding speed, so always fastest self-running.  Gear & Enchants: Leveling gear consisted of all leather-agility-haste, heirlooms where available. Upgraded a number of items to the shadowlands editions so that I could continue getting heirloom benefits up until 50.  Enchants were a bit more pragmatic. I was fine spending a bit of gold on a leveling enchant on an heirloom item. I was not fine spending that same amount on a green leveling item.  Pretty detailed guide: Wowhead Path: For leveling, I followed Azeroth Auto-Pilot and played through WOD content until I got to roughly 30s. At this point, I flipped over to Legion leveling

Can't Stop this .. Waiting.

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  I took so long to publish on this post that 9.1 dropped. Spent the last few weeks getting into the content so this is slightly outdated, but still slightly useful.  So, rumor has it that 9.1 will drop. Eventually. Probably this year. I swear! I've heard it from all those talking heads people. My favorite theory has it dropping the last week of June. Nothing like a major US holiday weekend to deal with troubleshooting the first large patch of the expansion. Hmmm..  In the meantime, it has allowed me to get the Mythic+ achievement for +10 or better dungeons. My hunter is sporting 200-226 level gear. My alliance warlock has reached 190s and is working on a few low-level mythic dungeons.  So, what do I do instead? Start an alt. Just started a new warlock on Stormrage. Enervati - the one who causes enervation - a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; fatigue. I was considering a character move to Stormrage to join " The Turtles " over there, but there already was

Happy 2021 - Throne of the Lich King

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Shadowlands is upon us and I have exactly 1 max level characters. I would love to play some of my many other characters, but I don't feel capable until I get my first hunter's legendary created. Sadly the two "memories" that are considered BIS  for BM hunters drop randomly from a dungeon. Update: I was finally able to grab a memory by running a M+7 Spires of Ascencion with friends.  The legendary creation tool is very novel. Pick a gear slot, combine with 1 ability, add 2 secondary stats, stir in a base item and some ash for glue and you have an i200 piece of gear!  I feel so behind the curve in gear and story plot. I played the opening slowly, now I feel 'everyone' is completing content several levels harder than I could successfully attempt.  Torghast Layer 3 feels like a struggle that I barely completed. Torghast - RNG dungeon layout with RNG powerups sprinkled throughout.  LFR Castle Nathria's first 3 bosses are interesting. Some new mechanics. Gearin

Not gone, still here

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Checking this blog, I noticed that I hadn't posted anything in over 6 months now. So how about a quick update to dust things off.  In all the (14+) years, I've played WoW there are actually a couple of classes that I've never played and even more that have never made it to max level. While under the Winds of Wisdom  buff, I've decided to play through a few of the other classes.  First off was to finish leveling a paladin on my current server. Eraalii (in honor of friend's mage "Oh Really? Ya") was a fun class to go back and revisit. She was my BFA boost and my first allied race (light forged draneii). I had forgotten how much fun tanking was, especially while wearing all heirlooms in those early dungeons. " Hold on let me pull a large pack, we got this ".  Next, I finally gave in to the aesthetic of the Worgen heritage armor and leveled a Worgen mage. Erleoniance  (the random name generator gave me that one, "Erl" + "brilliance&quo

Bee Math

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So you've finally realized that the Bee Mount is the absolute BEST mount in the entire game. You want one, no, NEED one right now. OK, so what do you need to make this happen. Step 0: Go to the auction house and buy a few monel-hardened stirrups . Using the stirrups is the best way to harvest jelly. No need to dismount unless you are attacking something. Try not to. Step 1: Head over to wowhead and read what they said over there. This will give you all the details on how to get started. Turning off ground clutter really does help. Step 1B: set your hearthstone to the inn in Brannadam. It's a bit of a pain if your dalaran hearth is on cooldown, but nice to not have to fly back to stormsong each time. Step 2: You've now finished the intro quest chain, and are planning to harvest lots of thin jelly. You need to level your baby bee up 10,000 (3,000 for baby, another 7,000 for mature) health points to 'mature' and each thin jelly feed this little guy 6, SIX. Th

Brain Pharts 8.2.5 and Beyond.

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Finish last fight in 8.3, cut scene rolls. Wrathion has found a way to clear the purge of all of the old god corruption by triggering the origination array . Unlike our encounter in Uldum, we won't avoid the full re-origination. ( screams and fade to black )  Next we wake-up back in Orgrimmar/Stormwind to find ourselves no longer level 120. Nope instead, the world has been rebuilt to a date roughly in Earth 2006. Yes, the level squish  will see us back at level 60 as if we've just completed Vanilla experience.  ref: DenOfGeeks That new level 60 content won't be added to Vanilla. It will be the next expansion where we don't repeat our mistakes in Burning Crusade.