Showing posts from October, 2012

It's Hozenageddon!

Remember the one Cata quest that everyone thought should be a daily? Gnomebliteration ? Sure you do.. The giant fire ball that rolls around and you simply roll over the fel infected gnomes.. Go, Kota Kon, Go! Well, I found the MoP version, and it's a daily too! I was in Kun-Lai Summit last night leveling my Disc Priest, when I found one of those optional quest ! markers pop up. It starts with a poop quest . Ends with grinding the poop up into a ' kafa ' drink (secretly I don't think Blizzard likes coffee). You give it to the abominable snow monster, 'kota kon'. Kota kon is now under your control and you go and smash, charge and eat evil Hozen along the Burlap trail. Sure it's not a giant ball of fire and the Hozen don't scream in agony as you eat them (at least not what I heard with my volume settings), but still a nice daily and provides XP or gold. 

So THATS where the Golden Lotus Start...

After reaching 90, I have begrudgingly started doing my dailies. Primarily at this moment with the Order of the Cloud Serpent . I think riding around one of those dragons would be cool (hopefully I don't get motion sickness). The quests are a wee bit tough in my warlock gear, but it is getting easier, slowly. Demo for the AOE and dozen pets or destro for the quick kill? So far, living a bit better destro, but it may be my Soul Leech healing that is keeping me alive. To my frustration, I picked up the breadcrumb quest for the Golden Lotus faction, only to find that it's a dead-end. Yep, go to the shiny pagoda and nobody has anything for me to do..  What to do?? Wowhead, thanks.. It appears, that I need to finish my White Tiger quests. These are pre-reqs for the Golden Lotus... To begin questing with Golden Lotus , you'll need to prove yourself to the Pandaren at the Temple of the White Tiger in Kun-Lai Summit . You'll be able to fly into Vale of Eternal Blossoms o

Ding! 90! Leveling via Trick-or-Treating and other goodies.

Last night around 1AM local time, I finally reached level 90 on my warlock. Now for the painful leveling process of bringing my priest up to max. When I started last night, Elk was about 4 bubbles away. Bringing up an add-on mentioned on Twisted Nether  ( HandyNotes+HallowsEnd) edition, I quickly found each of the buckets in the 4 zones I'd played in and simply picked up candy!! (Note HandyNotes is and old-addon and you need to edit the TOC file in order to use it, see the comments on curse). It's a really nice way to level when all you need to do is find the next flight path between quest hubs! Only once did I have to run to the next area, simply because I hadn't grabbed the flight path when there previously. [MACRO - Put shortcut on your bar and click it instead of opening your bags each stop.] /use Handful of Treats What 90 means... FLYING ! Yep, my first thing once hitting 90 is to find the flight trainer and plop down the 2500g to get flying. Heroic Dung

5.1 Brings Green Fire!..

Check out this concise little article over at Wowhead about the new epic warlock-only quest line coming in the next patch. It will provide us with the  Codex of Xerrath  which according to Wowhead at once said  "transforms the color of your Warlock fire spells into a rainbow. Also, summons Unicorns." The interesting point will be that this story doesn't end in 5.1, but continues to the next patch cycle as we start chatting with the Black Prince .  "Then we return... one year from now and take the results of our expeditions back to our own sects. More powerful than we would have been alone."

3 Weeks of Pandas. What do you think?

Here we are, end of the 3rd week with our fuzzy little panda-land expansion. If you are like me, you've got a least 2 battle pet teams, explored all 4 (85-89) dungeons and started your own little four plot farm. Halfhill Market The other night, I dinged 89 after completing the quest line in Valley of the Four Winds . Some of this reminds me of Ulduar with multiple cut scenes. Fun!  If you haven't started the WoW edition of Farmville , I highly suggest you do. The pay-off for cooking will come in extremely handy. I mean, look at these raid recipes . Great Banquet of the Pot needs 100 carrots .  That's a lot of kills, or about (a day and) 15 minutes on a level 90 farm. Before you reach 90, you can only have a 4 plot 'trainer' farm. (I haven't seen the larger farm yet). Dungeons are fun, don't wait until 90. They play directly into the lore, so you won't be ruining the story for later on, I promise. There are 2 available at 85 and 2 more co

Top 10 Things to know about Pandaria (courtesy AskMrRobot)

I just spotted this wonderful blog post on the AskMrRobot blog . It details 10 different aspects that changed in MoP. Did you know that there is a rare elite spawn that drops gathering gloves that reduce plant picking time from 2 seconds to 0.5 seconds?!  I didn't.. The topics include: 10. Little-known Facts about your Professions 9. Named Rare Spawns Drop GOODIES! 8. There is a Black Market Auction House 7. New Achievement Series (Lost and Found) 6. Info to Help Pick Your Factions (with a special Valor Points note) 5. Building Your Farm(ville) – How to Start & Why You Should Do It! 4. OMG PET BATTLES!!! 3. Getting to Pandaria 2. Getting Started Tips & Other Fun Info 1. Mr. Robot will Optimize Your Gear!

Dungeons vs Questing

On my healer , I queued for a dungeon before accepting the first quest from Garrosh. I ran the random dungeon and completed the 2 quests that are inside the Jade Serpent dungeon. 30 minutes healing a normal dungeon at 85 and I received 1.4 million XP or 47k XP per minute. On my warlock, I have been simply questing. Since dinging 86, I have quested for 3 hours 23 minutes (aka 203 minutes) and received 5.7 million XP or 28k XP per minute. The level appropriate dungeons are not difficult when wearing LFR and Heroic dungeon gear for either class. At only one time did my healer have near-OOM issues. Warning, stick with the tank. There is at least one boss in each instance that blocks the entrance and can separate the team. Brewery it's the first (i.e. donkey kong) boss, Jade Serpent it's the last boss. Yes, healing queues times are quite a bit faster. It typically takes 10-15 minutes to drop into a healing dungeon, vs the 30-45 minutes to get a dps spot. I'll proba