Elkagorasa the Casual

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Brain Pharts 8.2.5 and Beyond.

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. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Are you Mecha-Done?

One of the most exciting mounts to come out this last expansion (personally) is the Model-W. This wheel mount comes in two variants, new and rusty. The rusty edition is dropped from Rustfeather with a 0.5% drop rate. The Model-W is a shiny edition that comes from a fairly lengthy bunch of achievements. I have been working on this achievement on my Alliance Warlock for some time now and thought it was time to look up the remaining portions.

(Note: Comparing achievements with my alts, it appears the meta-achievements are BOA. My son has Making the Mount marked completed, yet hasn't completed the quest chain.)


You can find the achievement under:
Character > Achievements > Exploration > Battle For Azeroth



It has 10 meta-achievements included in it. I believe the very first achievement "Unnamed Branch" is from completing the main storyline which concludes with killing King Mechagon in the dungeon "Operation: Mechagon". (update: as soon as I completed the dungeon on Monday, this achievement is now marked completed).



Rest In Pistons involves killing rare mobs that spawn all over the island. These rares can be divided into about 4 different categories; 1 spawn on a timer. 2 spawn during an event or quest. 3 requires the player to 'do' something to spawn it (cast lure, use a quest drop). I have a few of each still remaining.

All of the rares via Wowhead comment (plus my notes):
  • Mechagonian Nullifier - 56.88 52.10 (Junkwatt Depot: Requires Smashed Transport Relay, which has a small drop rate from minions that spawn for 1 minute during Gemicide's Drill Rig DR-JD99 drilling.
  • Mecharantula -- 87.90 19.60 (Sparkweaver Point)
  • Paol Pondwader -- 22.02 69.17 (Roams the north side of the second-most big isles in Western Spray. Only seems to spawn when Reclamation project and/or Flame Turret projects are available)
  • Arachnoid Harvester -- 51.69 41.57 (southwest of Bondo's Yard)
  • Fungarian Furor -- Only spawns when Mylune is in Rustbolt with a daily quest: Aid from Nordrassil. Follow the link to learn how to summon him.
  • Deepwater Maw -- 37.28 43.82 (Toothy Shallows: Requires Hundred Fathom Lure to spawn)
  • Bonepicker 65.90 26.94 (Sourback Hideout cave)
  • Uncle T'Rog - 58.65 23.58
  • Motobrain Spider -- 80.14 24.84 (Sparkweaver Point: patrols north to south of the coordinates, near the cave)
  • Malfunctioning Beastbot -- 60.66 42.22 (Bondo's Yard: Spawns as a neutral giant mech-gorilla. Requires: Beastbot Powerpack to turn him on. First timer? Blueprint: Beastbot Powerpack at 60.93 41.57)
  • Earthbreaker Gulroc -- 63.03 25.68 (Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-TR35. Scrapbone's Hollow cave in Scrapbone Den)
  • Gemicide -- 59.78 67.05 (Requires: Drill Rig construction project. Cave, south of Junkwatt Depot's wall)
  • Boilburn -- (a cave north of the Junkwatt Depot's wall. Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-JD41. Drops Blueprint: Scrap Trap)
  • Steel Singer Freza -- 25.29 77.55 (Western Spray)
  • Mr. Fixthis - 61.25 60.49 (Junkwatt Depot)
  • Oxidized Leachbeast
  • The Rusty Prince - 57.21 58.38 (Future Mechagon: Junkwatt Depot - may need to shard hop by joining a party.)
  • Caustic Mechaslime -- 66.46 58.81 (The Outflow: Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC73. Inside the Crumbling Cavern)
  • The Scrap King -- 72.27 50.12 (The Heaps)
  • Jawbreaker -- 77.26 44.68 (The Heaps)
  • Rumblerocks -- 38.21 53.02 (Inside the Rustrock Cavern in Toothy Shallows)
  • Killsaw -- 41.26 34.88 (The Fleeting Forest)
  • Foul Manifestation - 66.11 50.10 (The Heaps: follow the link to learn how to summon him.)
  • Rocket
  • Boggac Skullbash -- 55.64 26.37 (Scrapbone Den: only spawns during Drill Rig construction projects)
  • Seaspit -- 19.25 80.26 (Western Spray: drops Blueprint: Rustbolt Kegerator)
  • Rustfeather -- 64.13 78.86 (The Outflow: top of the mountain)
  • Crazed Trogg -- 81.94 21.35 -- (Tinted Cave in Sparkweaver Point. He is friendly. Follow the link to learn how to turn him hostile)
  • Ol' Big Tusk -- 56.22 35.92 (Requires Drill Rig construction project. Drill Rig DR-TR28)
  • Oxidized Leachbeast - 
  • The Kleptoboss -- 68.39 48.27 (The Heaps: only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC88. Inside the underground Crumbling Cavern)
  • Gear Checker Cogstar (Only spawns when a certain amount of Upgraded Sentry are killed. They say "Bzzt... unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt. Cogstar yells: Distress message received! Gear Checker Cogstar reinforcing target area." He spawns where that last Upgraded Sentry died)
  • Armored Vaultbot -- 50.08 46.46 (The Fleeting Forest: roams northwest to southeast of these coordinates. He is immune. Follow the link to learn how to kill him. Drops: Blueprint: Armored Vaultbot Key)
  • Enforcer KX-T57 - 52.98 62.38 (Junkwatt Depot)
  • Gorged Gear-Cruncher -- 72.85 54.06 (The Heaps: Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC61. Inside the Crumbling Cavern)
  • The Doppel Gang
    • Complete Cogfrenzy's daily 3x, get 3 pressure valves,
    • /way 80.95 20.17 use pressure valves
  • OOX
      1. /tar OOX-Fleetfoot/MG
      2. It is running around the area and you have to use slow and stuns. Has 6 mils hp
      3. After you kill it there will be an alarm that spawns the rare
    • Stage 3 Go to the mountain west of the Bondo's Yard and kill the rare
    • /way 56.77 39.89 OOX-Avenger/MG
      /way 72.8 38.0 Oglethorpe Obnoticus

I've done most of the obvious quests for this meta-achievement, found that those that I had remaining are mostly tied to the same visitor. The daily quest "Clues Abound" results in a different follow-up quest depending on the item that you find. (ref by Wowhead user Fyeina)
  1. Old Parchment leads to the Quest A Historical Mess
  2. Ancient Runestone leads to the Quest A Growing Mystery
    1. IMPORTANT: While you do the Quest A Growing Mystery, don't just kill the Mutated Lashlings for your Quest, kill also the Toxic Lurker and you will receive (after a few kills) the Night Elf Ring. This gives you the Quest Strange Discovery for your Achievement. If you already turned in your Quest A Growing Mystery the Lurkers cant drop the Quest any more!
  3. Hearthstone Card leads to the Quest Time for Heroics
    1. After you rescued Adalin Halfheight he gives you the Quest Deck'Em
    2. IMPORTANT: While you do the Quest Time for Heroics don't just rescue the 3 Guys, also kill the Congealed Oil in that area and you will receive after a few kills the Old Pirate Hat. This gives you the Quest Pirates? I Hate Those Guys for your Achievement. If you already turned in your Quest Time for Heroics the Oils cant drop the Quest any more! If you do this in a Group only 1 Member can loot this Hat and has to share it to the others!
* As long as you are on the follow-up quest from Clues Abound you can loot the ring from the lurker and the pirate hat from the oil. You don't need to be on their associated quest. I was on Time for Heroics and got the pirate hat and the ring

  1. Aim High - Daily quest that can popup, kill rustwing mobs near where Rustfeather spawns. (I've only seen the corollary to save 8 gnomes).
  2. Taking the Air Out - Daily that's a followup with "A Direct Approach". According to comments, it's only happened once since 8.2 dropped. 
  3. Cogfrenzy's Construction Frenzy - I couldn't find any construction projects last time, but now I can fly and it should be a lot easier to complete! 




This meta-achievement involves collecting blueprints from various locations around Mechagon. This comment by Clarial is super helpful in outlining all the sources. The ones that I have left include:

Blueprint
Source
Advanced Adventurer Augment
Buy from Quartermaster Honored
AntiGravity Pack
Rare: Rustfeather
Battle Box
Buy from Quartermaster Exalted
Blue Spraybot
Rare: Crazed Trogg, Data Anomaly
Emergency Powerpack
Daily Cogfrenzy's Construction Frenzy
Emergency Repair Kit
Daily Cogfrenzy's Construction Frenzy
Emergency Rocket Chicken
Rare: OOX-Avenger/MG
Encrypted Black Market Radio
3x Dailies from Steelsage Gao
Extraordinary Adventurer Augment
Buy from Quartermaster Revered
Holographic Digitalization Relay
Large Storage Fragment (quest) - Data Anomaly
Microbot XD
Paragon Rep - Rustbolt Supply crate
Orange Spraybot
Crazed Trogg, recycling requisition (daily)
Perfectly Timed Differential
Drop: King Mechagon
Rustbolt Pocket Turret
Rare: Enforcer KX-T57
Rustbolt Requisitions
Hard mode Reclamation Rig - Needs an item from Toys for Destruction
Rustbolt Resistance Insignia
Paragon Rep - Rustbolt Supply crate
Ultra-safe Transporter
Rare: Gear Checker Cogstar
Utility Mechanoclaw
Rare: Caustic Mechaslime


Junkyard apprentice (No screen capture of meta)
  • Requires Junkyard Scavenger (25) - Craft 250 items from Pascal-K1ng
    • Get Blueprint Canned Minnows from Deepwater Maw
    • Farm 6250 Spare Parts
    • Farm 750 Ionized Minnow - Use minnow vac)
    • Craft 250 canned minnow.



This one looks to be best completed during the drill rig or construction project events. They show up on the mini-map as cogwheels. It's definitely going to take me awhile. 




Big-ol Bronze
Rare: Rumblerocks
Fel Mint Green
Rare: Crazed Trogg
Mechagon Gold
Rare: Armored Vault Bot
Copper Trim
Lemonade Steel
Rare: Mr Fixthis, Scrap King
Fireball Red
Mechanized Chest drop
Overload Orange
Rare: Crazed Trogg, Rare: Fungarian Furor


Gnomeregan Forever 
Rare: Boggac Skullbash, Mechagonian Nullifier
Mimiron's Brainstorm
Battle of Gnomeregan
Data Anomaly
Depths of Ulduar -
Rare: Boilburn, Rare: Gemicide, Ol' Big Tusk
Triumph of Gnomeregan
Rare: Steel Singer Freza, Box of Assorted Parts

Complete daily [Toys for Destruction]  x 5




For me, here are the remaining rares:

Spawn Timer: 
/way 22.02 69.17 Paol Pondwader (kill)
/way 38.21 53.02 RumbleRocks (kill)
/way 58.65 23.58 Uncle T'Rogg (kill)
/way 64.13 78.86 RustFeather (blueprint)
/way 61.25 60.49 Mr Fixthis (exothermic)
/way 72.27 50.12 Scrap King (drop)
/way 52.98 62.38 Enforcer KX-T57 (drop)
/way 81.94 21.35 Crazed Trogg (blue, orange)
/way 56.88 52.10 Mechagonian Nullifier (vinyl)
/way 25.29 77.55 Steel Singer Freza (vinyl)

Found at a Drill Rig 
/way 68.39 48.27 Kleptoboss
/way 72.85 54.06 Gorged Gear Cruncher
/way 66.46 58.81 Caustic Mechaslime
/way 55.64 26.37 Boggac Skullbash (vinyl)
/way 59.78 67.05 Gemicide (vinyl)
/way 51.2 50 Boilburn (vinyl)
/way 56.22 35.92 Big Ol' Tusks (vinyl)


Alternate Timeline:
/way 57.21 58.38 Rusty Prince (bring vault key if during Chromie's quest)
Gear Checker Cogstar - shows up after several sentries killed.

Need quest or item:
  1. Leachbeast (kill)
    1. /way 61.03 61.45 Weather Alteration Machine
    2. /way 57.16 62.58 Oxidized Leachbeast 
  2. The Doppel Gang (kill)
    1. Complete Cogfrenzy's daily 3x, get 3 pressure valves,
    2. /way 80.95 20.17 use pressure valves
  3. Fungariun Furor (orange)
  4. OOX-Avenger/MG  (blueprint)
    1. Stage 1: confirm that there is a Oglethorpe Obnoticus in Rustbolt active.
      1. /way 72.8 38.0 Oglethorpe Obnoticus
    2. Stage 2: find and kill OOX-Fleetfoot/MG (chicken can be all over the zone)
      1. /tar OOX-Fleetfoot/MG
      2. It is running around the area and you have to use slow and stuns. Has 6 mils hp
      3. After you kill it there will be an alarm that spawns the rare
    3. Stage 3: Go to the mountain west of the Bondo's Yard and kill the rare
      1. /way 56.77 39.89 OOX-Avenger/MG
    4. note: It seems the more people who successfully repair a Dismantled OOX-35/MG the more they will run back to Oglethorpe Obnoticus until he has enough to upset Tinkmaster Overspark (you will hear Overspark complaining about chickens). Once that happens you can start /tar OOX-Fleetfoot/MG. Chances are there will be so many people repairing chickens left and right that doing a sweep for OOX-Fleetfoot/MG at random intervals will land you one

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Why am I NOT Flying (a bee)?

As I log into the game, it appears that about 1/3 of all players have completed the Pathfinder 2 achievements to unlock flying. Due to a combination of a family vacation, a US holiday (long weekend) and kids off for summer (aka, get to sleep in, so they stay up later), I've had less than the usual amount of time to play the last month.

Disneyland fireworks "Let it snow" (more)

Summer Vacay

Due to my bad planning, we took a week-long vacation the very same week that patch 8.2 dropped. My oldest is about to graduate high school, and about to start university. I wanted a chance to expose her to a few colleges in the state, so we headed to the beaches for a few days by San Luis Obispo (UCSB, Cal Poly SLO), then spent 4 days at Disneyland (discarding any plans to see LA and San Diego colleges). Upon our return from SoCal, we met up with my parents and aunts and uncles for a 4th of July family reunion. Equating to roughly 2 weeks away from Azeroth.

Rep Grind is a Long Grind

As of today (July 22nd), I am about 80% of the way to revered for both the Naz'jatar and Rustbolt factions. At this rate, I expect to unlock flying by the end of the month.

I haz contracts. New to BFA was the reputation contract. I suggest purchasing the Rustbolt contract as the Naz faction has a regular emissary quest available. I was a bit disappointed that none of the dailies (blue !) or the follower quests rewarded any rep; only the world quests. Starting off in Naz, you have so few WQ to actually do.

Darkmoon Faire starts again next month. If I don't have it by then, I could always fly out and get the DMF party hats!

My Son has Started Playing (again)

With his summer vacation 2/3 over, he's been playing a bit of WoW while he's home. He made it to 120 over the winter break back in December and has only been able to play a little each weekend. (between everything else he plays). This left him at a pitiful 305 gear score. Benthic gear has been extremely helpful for him. For only 5 pearls a pop, I was able to purchase him a full set of gear and raise his ilevel to almost 385. This allowed him to swap from questing as a tank DH and over to the DPS spec. He now looks like one of Davy Jones Crew from the Pirates of the Carribean


He's very excited about the rares popping up in Mechagon. In one day, he managed to kill Rustfeather 5 times before realizing that he wasn't able to loot the bird but once a day. Low-pop server and demon hunter mobility for the win. He did manage to get the awesome blueprint for the anti-gravity pack, so he can fly around in the meantime!



While not in Mechagon, he's also started doing old raid mount runs. Last I watched was Warlord's Mythic Hellfire Citadel. He's trying to acquire the Felsteel Annihilator. The changes to the first "boss" made this trivial once he knew what to do. His only real big issue was the Kilrogg fight as the boss would despawn when he filled his bar. Flipping to DPS and killing him faster solved the issue.

BeeWatch

Like you all, I am waiting patiently for the super cute bee mount. It appears the secret finders agree that the bee is not available yet; "possibly 8.2.5 or 8.3". Icy-veins has combined a number of data-mined resources for this mount. 


I still believe that this will be loosely based on the Horde Kua'fon mount quest chain. The necklace drop and later raising Bumbles could be simply the first step in the chain. Let's re-organize the quests from Icy-veins into this order. The story could be something like:
  1. The Usurper - Shortly after you're introduced to the bee queen, she is killed by someone? A naga?
  2. A Royal Awakening - Bumbles is realized to actually be descended from royalty. You must do some 'leveling' with her to reach queenship. (leveling may also killing the opposing usurper's followers).
  3. A New Queen - Bumbles starts to get followers as the new queen winning over followers.
  4. A Defender Emerges - You must help Bumbles defend her queendom.
  5. Defender of the Hive - Rep grind portion as you raise your rep up to besties with Bumbles.
  6. One of the Hive - Now that you are besties with queen bumbles, she grants you one of her drones as your mount. 

OR

You go to complete a new quest in Stormsong, get clobbered then wake up only to find yourself turned INTO A BEE and framed for the murder of the old queen. Continue the story from above, but raising yourself as the new bee queen! Surprise! The BEE mount with you being the actual BEE and you can carry a friend.



The Essence of Play

The biggest addition to patch 8.2 (IMHO) has been the essence system on top of our Heart of Azeroth. I've spent a bit of time these last two weeks, trying to get essences. Basically, at Rank 2, the top four essences all perform about the same, so it basically comes down to which is your favorite activity. 

Ref: https://www.icy-veins.com/wow/affliction-warlock-pve-dps-essences
  1. Condensed Life-Force is from killing bosses in the new Eternal Palace raid. 
  2. Crucible of Flame is from leveling your heart of Azeroth. 
  3. Blood of the Enemy is from PVP. 
  4. Essence of the Focusing Iris is from Mythic+ dungeons. 
I haven't been available to raid, I don't feel like PVP (realm is unbalanced and I get discouraged) and I haven't looked for a m+ group to run low-level dungeons with. I did manage to get into a M+10 last Sunday, but we wiped on the rock monster in Motherlode a couple times and missed the timer by about 2 minutes. Maybe if I am bored this weekend, I'll try pugging and M+4 and see what I get.


IRL PoGo

My oldest daughter has encouraged me to fire up the old Pokemon Go again. She spends a fair amount of time (and money) at the local mall which has around 22 different poke stops. Her and her boyfriend spend the afternoon there catching pokemon, and participating in gym/raid battles.

I have a quest for you! I need 3 new Pokemon friends. I recently shared this out on twitter as well and those don't count. I send gifts whenever I have them in stock!





Thursday, May 23, 2019

Glory of the Legion Hero at 120(+)

Now that we're up to into BFA and have a gear score over 370, going back to solo Legion dungeons is rather painless. With 10 levels, your toon can walk passed most trash mobs and quickly take down those that you need to engage. The achievement Glory of the Legion Hero has 26 meta achievements. Several of those you may have already completed as you played through the area. I found that I completed about half of them already on either my paladin or hunter toons. Since the achievements are account bound, you can complete them in any order, on any toon. There are 3 achievements that you'll need 5 people.


Eye of Azshara

  • But You Say He's Just a Friend - burn down boss, don't kill trash. don't have boss spear shellbreakers.
  • Stay Salty - boss summons droplet adds. do nothing to adds until 10 are there. boss puts debuff on you that expires in a focused spray. Use that spray to kill 10 droplets at the same time.  The problem I had is boss only calls player # * 2 of droplets. So if trying to solo, you have to not kill any droplets for 5 waves of adds. Having more players in the dungeon would make this go faster!
  • Ready for Raiding V - avoid bosses abilities. 
Darkheart Thicket
  • Burning Down the House - pull boss to 5-15% health, stop all dps. kite him through voidzones until he has 10 stacks, kill boss. 
  • Egg-cellent! - Egg behind Dresaron. Open it before starting boss fight.
Neltharion's Lair
  • Can't Eat Just One - let boss eat 4 adds and will probably eat you two times, have healing pot or healthstone.
  • Got to Ketchum All - yeah pokemon. Need to squish 7 snails in dungeon using a ketchum tablet bought in dungeon. 2 snails need something to get them near you. My warlock was able to fear or shadowfury them both. This caused them to move. DON'T KILL SNAILS before you smash 'em with tablet.
Halls of Valor
  • I Got What You Mead - need at least 4 people. Kill first 3 bosses to open up path to Odyn's area. 4 people each grab a jug of mead off tables. Splash the four bosses simultaneously. 
  • Surge Protector - burn down the boss before adds cast Surge
  • Stag Party - 
Assualt on Violet Hold
Vault of the Wardens
  • I Ain't Even Cold - when boss casts a line of lava pools, run through all of them to get debuff. kill boss while debuff active.
  • A Specter, Illuminated - two specters are only visible using the light of elune. Need to carry it back the elevator to find them. (click on title for detailed comment)
  • Who's Afraid of the Dark? - burn her down to 45%, she'll cast creeping doom. run through the gates, pick up orb to find and kill add, finish off the boss. 
Black Rook Hold
Maw of Souls
Arcway
  • Clean House - burn down boss or soak all pools he summons.
  • Arcanic Cling - burn down boss to avoid his damaging ability.
  • No Time to Waste - avoid timeless wraiths as you are running back to the last boss.
Court of Stars

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Busy as a Bee

Last few weeks have been busy. First off with the release of the 8.2 to the PTR, WoWhead has been aggressively data mining the files. We're getting quest chains, the final raid boss of the Azshara raid, new recipes and tons of new mounts and pets to collect.



For me, the biggest thing we found that the Pathfinder 2 mount, won't be the bee mount like eluded to at Blizzcon last year, but the mechanical parrot mount.


I guess this makes sense. It's a parrot, so that makes it pirate-y (Kul Tirans are wondering does it run on crackers?). It golden, so it's Aztec-ish in nature (thematically Zandaralarian). It's mechanical tieing into the tinker gnomes we'll see in 8.2. In fact, it's just a bigger version of the parrot that carried us un-ceremoniously across the desert.



Not all was lost for this glorious mount. Wowhead announced they found a series of quests and a rep grind around the bee mount. The current speculation has the mount tied to a new mini rep-grind. The essential part of these quests appears to be tied to Bumbles.


So I took this as my hint to go grind the honey elementals and animated honey pools until I got the quest item. At ilevel 408, it took my hunter, all of about half an hour to finally get the necklace (round up everything around me, AOE them down). I made probably 2 full laps around the area. The next step is to return the necklace to the mom, who's working in Boralus. She roams around so you need to find her. The easiest way I found was to take the taxi between the locations, spamming a targeting macro. There's a decent macro in the comments for the mom. You'll get a rough idea where she's hiding working. Then run back to that point where you initially spotted her. I found mom working upstairs in one of the buildings. Afterwards, you fly back to Ancel, and help him feed little pet bee 7 times as part of a daily quest. There's an achievement [achievement] you can monitor to see how many more times you need to do the daily quest.

Opinion: I agree with theories that this is similar to the horde Kua'fon quest chain. OMG Alliance gets a flying mount and Horde only get a wing-clipped pterodactyl?! THE OUTRAGE**until more quests in 8.2**


The quest chain will probably be two-part, growing Bumbles into a jumbo-sized bee in order to make her rideable as a mount. Then rep grind to get her into the 'queen' bee role.



Elgorana, my alliance warlock, hit 120. Over the last week, she's been working on gearing. As of tonight, she is sporting 380 390 level gear.

How to gear up from questing greens to 390 ilevel in patch 8.1.5:
  1. Time walking just happened to be going on the first week, so I ran the first dungeon and picked up the 500 tw tokens. The vendor sold me 5 different 310 pieces, which immediately helped. Then I completed the event to net the nice 385 ilevel item at the end.
  2. You can't run LFR or Warfronts, but you can participate in the defending side. Killing WF rares can get you 355 gear. 
  3. Looking on mains and bank toon, I had a few 310 green items waiting for DE or AH. I sent those over. The auction house was able to provide a replacement for the one last quest green.
  4. Had a few dungeons required after finishing the questing zones and by now I could run them as heroic for 355-365 gear. 
  5. I got a carry through a Mythic+10 dungeon while I was sporting 340 gear. This netted me two 400 ilevel items (in the dungeon and weekly loot crate).
  6. Island Expeditions are not good for gear score, but they do provide a random 'treasure map' quest that netted me 220 titan residuum. Combine this with the 600 from the M+10, I was able to purchase a 400 piece of relinquished gear. 
  7. Emissary quest came up that dropped my nifty pants. 
Finish it off with working on the war campaign. In the last week, I've managed to complete all of the 8.0 content and up to the first rep-wall for the 8.1 content. These quests provide a ton of azerite power. Her Heart of Azeroth has gone up by 20 levels and is now at 43. This means her neck is now at ilevel 413. From 20 ~35, each level only needed 1000 azerite to level. The war campaign quests reward 800 azerite from most of the big 'conclusion' quests.


light forged draneii
regular draneii
Opinion:
Most Allied Race options are pointless. When the base character model is the same, except for the skin (eye hair color, etc), the only defining factor between void elf and night elf is the racial abilities. (Yeah, why can't my void elf take on the night warrior cosmetics??). Until we can run around (almost) completely naked, telling the difference between my light-forged draneii and my regular draneii, are almost impossible to tell apart.

Gnomes = mecha gnomes || dwarves = dark iron dwarves || troll = zandalari trolls  || night elves = void elves

Instead. make the allied races use a physically 'different' model than others. Playing my void elf, I am having a really hard time using her racial ability. She's a warlock so has a couple of movement abilities already. I could see it having usefulness in boss fights (send rift out, expecting to move later)


Brain Pharts 8.2.5 and Beyond.

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 o...