Showing posts from December, 2009

ICC, Tier-9 Set and Achievements, Oh My!

Twas the night after Christmas and all fell asleep, after the excitement dwindled and ended last week. Kids all snuggled tight in their bed's while zhu zhu pets got thumped on their heads. Ma' snoring on the sofa, and me looking for my authenticator trying to log on to the random pug generator. Christmas night: Invite'd to join a failing ICC 10-man run. They were on the second boss and had to refill ranks. After about 4-5 more wipes, we successfully took down this boss. Keys we found: 1) The boss is surrounded by a shield, then summons groups of adds to fight for her, typically a (or 2) casters and a melee. Burn down the casters immediately. They shield up after approximately 10 seconds and can only be melee killed afterwards. Melee on the other hand drop poison and need to be killed via casters. Our OT could handle these while we burned down the casters. Before the next wave, dot the boss up then mana up. When successful, we had her down in about 3 minutes. I picked up

Lil' Fawn's Salt Lick

For a couple weeks now, I've been only 3 'vanity' pets away from completing the Lil' Game Hunter achievement. Checking the auction house, they were all selling for well over 300g each. :-\ Not really on the top of my priority list for use of my gold resources. Looking at my 'currency' tab, I noticed that I had well over 90 of the Champion Seals from doing the Tournament dailies. So each of the Champion pets are only 40 seals, but I was really saving for my hippogryph mount . Last night, I broke down and bought the Tirisfal Bat and the Mulgore Hatchling , then plopped down the 300g to get the Senjin Fetish . This put me at 75 pets, earning me the little fawn!

Addon Status: Checking out the Competition

I knew this coming in, that someone very likely designed an addon to compete in my market. I am looking for an addon specifically designed to help me with completing the Loremaster achievement. So far, I have found two, Carbonite and EveryQuest . Reviewing both applications, neither was able to do exactly what I am looking for. Carbonite is an all-in-one addon that includes quest tracking, mapping and prioritization. Sounds perfect for what I want. I used it before for working through questing in Northrend (after it became free) for a few zones. It provides a running count of quests for a zone and helps pin-point the next location you should work in. Unfortunately I could not figure out how to have it pin-point areas I should go to. Of course, it also took me a week to find out where the 'unexplored area' coloration is. I was able to find the 'database' of quests and determine what I hadn't completed. What I found out is I hadn't completed any of the hunter a

Considering an change to my alchemy mastery spec.

As of patch 3.3, the Transmute mastery has started looking very tempting. I went with Elixir's master, cuz I wanted to proc on those all so demanding flasks, but since the addition of Flask of the North and high cost of farming/buying Frost Lotus , I have been usually running with it. With the patch, gems have been selling like hot-cakes again. Everyone is re-gemming their new gear with epic gems (on my server, I am getting 170g for 40g in mats selling Majestic Zircon ). Xmute would generate 2 gems for each single set of mats. So, double my profits on each gem! Also, the xmute mastery has removed the cooldown on transmuting titanium bars . I could quickly purchase a bunch of saronite and have my mechano-hog in no time.

Addon Studio

I downloaded the Addon Studio the other day. This development platform looks excellent for designing the WoW Addon using the new 3.3 Quest Finder function. I'll let you know my status.

What happened Mortigan?

I had been following you closely on your blog , then gone.. Everyone loves your (definitive) post on Raiding Rules ( google cache ) It looks like you've stopped playing completely as your last update to the WowArmory was 11/22/2009. Hope all is well with you and your level 1 female human ... The Blogosphere misses you.

I declare Patch 3.3 a success!

Last night after a few failed attempts to connect to my default server, I was able to finally logon. Yes, like everyone I had problems with my addons ( xperl being the most annoying, which has been updated). After logging on, I immediately picked up my core hound pup . This absolutely cute little pet, begs, rolls over, dances, plays with a bone and even eats the ground. /hug. I then ran over to see Breanni and picked up the cat and albino snake on sale for 40g each. Fel Fire suggest selling these on the AH for a profit until people start catching on that they are freely available. :) Hmmmm.. Anyway, I am now up to 71 companion pets ! Immediately after that, I ran over to check on the Heroic Daily. I was surprised to see that the Daily was Patchwerk Must Die! . This would have provided 5 Frost and 5 Triumph badges, if I could have found myself a group. :( Hmmm, new LFRaid channel?! Or if I logged on earlier than 10PM local, guildies might have helped. What I did try out was the rand