Showing posts from February, 2015

Quickie: A 6.1 Pleasant Surprise

Honestly, after the announcement of the Selfie camera in 6.1, I quit watching the patch notes. This means I missed some of the new recipes that came along for Alchemy . Tonight when I logon, I'll be running over to my alchemy hut, to pick-up the Tome of the Stones . This teaches how to create a i640 alchemy trinket. Combine this with a crafted belt, I should be Savagely Epic!  Now I just need to find some shoulders , craft a belt and I'll be Savagely Epic . And if you haven't seen this video linked on The Grumpy Elf, it's definitely worth a watch.. My spanish is terrible, ignore it. It's all about the subtitles.

Soloing ICC at level 100 for Achievements and Mount

A month ago, I decided for glory and heck , just to try my luck, I solo'd ICC in attempts to get the mount. I decided to run this with my druid because it seemed to provide me the best dps and heals combination. As you can imagine, there was not a single issue soloing this content. In fact, on a couple bosses, I killed them too fast and didn't get the achievement the first time through (full house). That is OK, because Once Bitten requires at least two attempts at the boss to complete the achievement. Plus, if like me (i.e. boosted druid), you need to clear the raid once on Normal, and a second time on Heroic. UPDATED: As of last night, I have completed this and acquired my drake. Using the add-on ' RaidAchievement ' helped with the Lich King achievement, and I would highly suggest it, just need to make sure you download the ' legacy ' modules. Here's been my strategy for each of these achievements so far: Lord Marrowgar - Boned - burn him down quickl

Request for 6.2

I love the idea of the proving grounds, I just can't seem to get passed them as DPS. I really, really want to get my silver PG so that I can finally move on with the legendary quest chain . To my defense, I just don't have the patience to keep trying many more times. I go in about once a week, run the Silver 4-5 times and see how far I can get. When done, I queue up for LFR, and go run the garrison daily. My best run so far was when I ran spec'd into demonic servitude and the infernal (pet), "Flame". Flame is great because he does his aoe hellfire , wiping out several of the annoying vermin at the same time. Unfortunately, he runs slow, so I have him to sit in the middle of the arena and then start fighting however is standing there. My warlock is now sporting a 638 gearscore. I should be able to do this without issue. Heck, the gear that drops from heroic dungeons is only 630 gear. Blizzard, how about this .. Heroic dungeons should require: proving ground

Help for Protanopia

Do you see a #? or a granite countertop? I am color blind. I've known this since I was a kid and first got my eyes checked (thanks mom and dad! or more correctly, thanks Mom and grandpa !). I can remember that time sitting in the optometrist chair, and he's flipping through a book of those Ishihara (aka dot) plates  seeing nothing on most of them, or a later visit and trying to do the arrangement test and a bunch of the squares look to be the same color. There is just something about those pink/baby blue/light green colors. Me, a devastated teen, "Mom, he told me I am BLIND!?" This looks about right... Here, for example..  This color arrangement test, to me looks about correct. (the block on the left-most was already placed). I have done the test a twice today and it's looking better, but at some point, I have to start to guess. For you that are not color blind, you can see my obvious mistakes, but according to the site, I am mixing up my colors still.

Garrison Chores

There's a post on the WoW forums by Torvald about how boring things are in WoD. The "Garrison Chores" killing most people's fun because they feel they have to do certain items each day, and get very little reward from doing them.. Blizz has taken note of his post, but I personally doubt anything much will be done with regards to 'resolve' it. Why? Well, we have the next expansion coming soon. Coming soon, they will need to explain why we don't get to bring our Garrison along to the next battle. I highly doubt that the Dalaran mages are going to come by, enchant my garrison into the air and allow me to bring it with me. My thought is Blizzard is trying to make a point. You say you wanted Player Housing. We gave you Garrisons which is close. You say you hated them, we tried to tell you it was a bad idea.. Next expansion : Mail-order materials. A box, like in your garrison, will provide you random herbs and minerals. If you take the order, you are char

Audio Book: NPC

Every once in awhile, I like to share the current audio book that I am listening to. For me to reference it here, the story has to be 'Warcraft'-ish in theme. This book, is titled "NPC" and has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. The cover text from Amazon says" What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged e

Waiting for Raid Resets

Highmaul Both Elkagorasa and Esha have gone through Highmaul as DPS a couple times now. Esha is at that point where it's probably time to watch a 'tanking' Highmaul LFR. Vol'gar - tank everything. Kargath Tank swap on impale If in stands from chain hurl, (on heroic), face 'crowd away from raiders. Elkagorasa  had the two-handed staff  drop this week of Mar'gok , so he's now checking the 'LFG' tab and to throw his hat in for a normal raid DPS slot. Mount Hunting Last Friday, I ran once through ICC and got 9 (out of 12) boss achievements done without any issue. There was never any issue with any of the bosses (troll racial healing + very low dps from level 72 bosses). In fact to get the remaining achievements, I think I am going to have to walk away from the keyboard and do nothing for awhile. Full House  requires you to have 5 different mobs alive when you kill the boss. I waited around until I had around 7 adds in my fight.

Blizzard, Please explain...

Why can't I favorite my Warlock mounts? I can favorite my tailoring mount. I can favorite my horde scorpion mount. I can favorite just about every other mount in my stable.. but not my FAVORITE MOUNT!

ICC A Solo Run Coming Soon...

As I've stated before, I have guildies who are running legacy content for achievements, titles and mounts. Last August, I helped a guildie get her Sarth+3 drake mount. 2 days ago, she called in guild for a healer! *PLEASE* and I tried to bring in my disc priest. Sadly, she's never ran ICC 25-man, so she couldn't get into the raid for 25-heroic. Doing some research, I found that it's absolutely soloable. Sure Disc has really low DPS, but it is  possible to complete. Here's the first few bosses done by a level 90 shadow/disc priest. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 This got me thinking... why my priest? That drake boss... Ok, so how do I heal the boss to full health in order to move on. Warlocks have 0 healing abilities, maybe I could pack along a big bag of bandages and 'heal' it up that way..  I could call in a healer, like Taur did.. On the other hand, my druid can heal and dps like a champ. Heck, maybe even heal enough in feral spec!? While I am at it

Mount-ing Resources

So co-worker/guildies have started looking getting a group together for collecting some of the mounts that appear all over Draenor . Pathrunner , Silthide , Nakk , Luk'hok , Gorok , Nok-Karosh , Poundfist Being horde, we all plan next time we meet to go for  Garn Nighthowl  from Nok-Karosh  (aka an Alliance mountable wolf), but what I really want is the gronnling from Poundfist . Poundfist is a bit more difficult because he's on a bit of a 'random' timer. According to comments on WowHead, he can spawn anywhere from 30-90 hours after server reboots. In the comments, they link to a document posted on Google Docs  that breaks down last spawn.  Of course, the doc is only as good, as people reporting it. No one on Malfurion/Trollbane appear to be reporting.. Hmm, I see a great use of the 6.1 selfie camera! Not long after that, a link was shared on twitter to a link to a mount planner . This nifty website provides a 'plan' for getting all the legacy mounts.