Sweet weapon and general maintenance

I realised I had not handed in my Wrathion quest after picking up the Chimera of Fear, so I trundled off to do that and discovered things about our leader I think is awfully sexy :p cage match anyone?? But also, he may not be the best person to lead the Alliance…or is he??  I felt he handled the situation with Garrosh well, but I would have preferred to see him slaughter in that lovely cinematic, but I can’t be mad at Thrall for stopping that…I have a soft spot for him.


The creation of a jewel was pretty cool as well, I loved how he added everything to it…such power!!


I am now up to the quest section that requires me to collect Valor points, so I basically will be spending the next few weeks just doing dailies/dungeons to make it happen.  Hubby needed the LFR as well as he didn’t realise he already had all the sigils he needed  So we jumped back there (we are now up to the same section of the quest!) and I was using my golden coins of fortune to roll for loot….I had more than 20 (I had some boxes in my bags that I couldn’t empty) so even though I was not able to receive loot from the usual method, rolling gave me loot.  Cheating??  maybe?

Anyway I scored weapons..every time…one cloak…but weapons and weapons and more weapons; one of them was this hot as hell dragonesque looking sword!!!  Which I stuck my brand new Sha crystal into from Wrathion…I will never get rid of this sword, and in fact I am thinking I may need to design an outfit to suit it…I love it….I had only just decided to get rid of my offhand and use a staff as well….but the second I saw this…I knew the staff was gone and my umbrella was back , until I find a replacement…must look up offhands that I can purchase with points somewhere…


Also discovered in my travels about the Exalted Tillers daily quests for other factions..oh my awesome!!!  I am doing Shado pan and August Celestials daily at the moment including their quests to help me get there faster.  I am still miles off being revered with either of them, but every little bit helps I am sure. If I can get her to revered and pick up the rep token it will make it much easier on my pally to start doing dailies and earning some rep and money.  I will try and log onto her this week and start getting some funds up…I can’t even afford to run LFD at this stage, no repair money, so I might just go DPS,  grab dailies and go crazy, it doesn’t take much to gather some gold that way.

On a side note, I don’t know what happened on my mage, but I have started to improve my DPS on her…on the LFR we were in I was doing in the realm of 120 – 140k consistently, of course not during the periods of crazy moving etc…I dropped to just above 100k, which I still think is ok.  I did some reading and found out 3 very valuable things…I was casting frostbolt occasionally…which is bad bad bad bad…I was also wasting a glyph spot for that and I was not using Alter Time properly. Now that I have corrected those two minor things it seems to be much better.  I am still not sure how it could change it that much…but I am not going to argue with maths and proof :p

I do need to spend some time with my boomy now that I have changed her stats around and see if it improves me or if i still suck at the gameplay aspect :)  It really could just be that I can’t play the spec. Of course I would be devastated, but life isn’t always fair is it? hehehe



Happy new year 2014!!!

Every year (except last year) my hubby and I play WoW with our besties; LAN party style. We take our macs over and we do random things, create lowbie toons, run dungeons, chase achievements, whatever is the excitement of the moment.

So this year we chased the Cata heroic dungeon achievement for something to do. We started with LFR as I had not yet done terrace of the endless spring. I hadn’t realised I needed it for the Wrathion quest line, but I was trying to get an achievement (sadly I need to do it in normal to get the tranquil achievement).


Anyway I started missing 14 of the required Cata achievements, and after a very successful night I only need 2 now. We stuffed up the Blackrock Cavern achievements, skullcrusher and ascending…just because we didn’t think it through very well or fast enough to reset the boss before they died. We really struggled with the halls of origination one with the stupid hymn of reverb and the snakes and the levers, I think we tried about 10 times and in the end gave up deciding to come back for it another day.

So here are all my achievements! I know you love seeing them all!!  Unfortunately, half of the screens ended up completely black…no idea why :(  I am so depressed about it as I was so excited about the amount of them I had…..*sobs hysterically in the corner*







Dumbest things I have done recently

So returning to a game you love is pretty difficult because it is amazing the amount of information you forget that at one time seemed really important, but that you don’t realise you have forgotten, because like a remembral – you can’t remember what it is your forgot, even if you do know that you have forgotten something.

I have spent the last month trying to find Evocation in my spellbook, because I realised I had a glyph for it, but wasn’t using it. I spend about 15 minutes every night trying to find it thinking I have missed it on each page, I checked my talent trees to see if it something I needed to spec into now, and concluded I was crazy because it was gone.  I finally decided this morning to google it…turns out…I am using rune of power (duh – which I knew) but that is what replaces evocation!  IDIOT!!!  IDIOT!!!!!!

Of course, that is nothing compared to the idiocy of last night.  I discovered noxxic has a list of approx DPS at differing gear levels, which is goddamn fantastic!  I am of course nowhere near for any of my toons – but it certainly gives me something to aim for so I know what I should be doing.  Anyway I found this after some heroics last night in which my boomy could not get above 20k and infact the healer was beating me in kitty form as resto – she is very well geared though at 550 something whereas I am only barely scraping into the 470 area.  However according to noxxic I should be able to hit about 70k dps….LOL…sure thing buddy!!

I decided then to try and find more hit on my gear somehow, after complaining to the hubby about the lack of hit on boomy timeless isle gear and how I had to reforge all the spirit off because it was useless to me, he advised to check out Mr Robot. I was reticent, but did it anyway and it was telling me to reforge back into spirit – enter my tirade about spirit being useless I don’t need mana regen blah blah blah…..yeah…you can all laugh at me now.  Spirit = hit for some classes.  What is worse, after the hubby had finished laughing at me I remembered the hundreds of disputes I had seen in LFD because DPSers had taken gear with spirit (boomies and SP’s mainly – I am sure there was another class as well – I want to say shammies??).  How could I forget something so instrumental to the classes?

I guess this is the joy of coming back to a game 12 months later, you do forget things and need to spend time re-learning.  I know I am still trying to learn how to play again, I am better on my mage because I have played her for so long, but with other toons I am really struggling to get into the swing of it.  Heroics are also very hard as most of the time I am running with people who are very well geared and hitting the 180k+ DPS mark, which means mobs die faster than I can cast a spell – on both my mage and my boomy.  It makes it hard to see where I am sitting in reality and harder to judge what I need to improve.

I know on my mage in LFR I can sometimes be in the top 10 for damage and hitting just over 100k DPS, but according to noxxic I should be hitting 250k + dps…as a frost mage at my gear level and that is not maximum – that is realistic….no way!?!?!?!?  I have to spend some time on a dummy and test out wtf I am doing wrong as I am missing out on a lot of dps.  I need to examine combat logs of mages and see what they are doing that I am not.    Anyway, I am sure, like the previous things, there is something I have forgotten to do….I just have to find out what that is!!!




Paladin got to the top!!

Woot!  My sexy pally chick made it to 90!!  So happy about that, not only because it means I am max level with the frosties and can actually do stuff with them now, but I also scored a sweet arse achievement, which I was no even aware of previously…I wonder if there are more for getting more toons to 90…I should ask Owl, he has like 11 I think he said…complete nutter!!  I couldn’t do it…some classes are just not suitable playing companions for me :)


My last part to 90 was spent in dungeons…strangely, Oom said he would come along and when we tried to sign up with him we couldn’t…the LFD system told me he was too high to do normals, and when Oom tried to sign up it said heroics only.  My guess it is ilevel based?  I have to look into it.  I think it is annoying that max levels can’t sign up for normal dungeons….if that is indeed the case.  So, in the end although others had offered to run some normals with me (and forgotten *cough* *cough*) it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.  I will make them pay with heroics though…”sorry I lost my taunt button???”  <insert evil MUHAHAHAHA here>.

Also hubby brought his druid back to Frosties, figured it was easier as it was already in the guild so just did a guild transfer.  He is slowly levelling, I think he is 88 he said?  I was so focused on getting to 90 I was pretty neglectful :(  But we ran some dungeons together and that helped him get some xp, so all very useful in the end.

I am terrified of having to get my gear sorted, in fact, I spent some time on the Timeless gathering more gear and I basically have a prot set (armour only) and trying to gather enough coins to buy the shield/weapon.  And I spent all the money I had gemming/chanting it up…I am pretty broke now, but thankfully I got to 90 without setting foot in most of the map, so I will just slowly start questing the areas to open up dailies and get me some money to pay for flasks/repairs.

I did create a bank alt so I can offload stuff to the AH and hopefully that will bring in some cash..but it is a slow burn on that.

I asked the Frostie GM what spec my second should be – I have no immediate plans to raid but if I am online and they are short I would rather have my toon ready for it.  Prot will be her main – always has – but he advised DPS was more an issue than heals.  So Ret she is, with her second set of almost complete timeless isle gear, I spent some time on the dummy and was hitting 32k consistently, with half ret/half prot gear, so I think I can potentially increase that without much effort once I start getting gear.  Of course I am nowhere near the hit cap, and my expertise is short of where it needs to be on either set, but I haven’t upgraded any gear yet  (not enough VP) and some of my gear is still really low level.

For reference hit needs to be 7.5% and expertise 15%  – I am apparently slightly over the hit cap…well bugger me…I was sure I was under, which means I can reforge into expertise now and get that sorted :)



IF you build it, they will come…and be jealous!

Just a quickie post with awful pictures of my Xmas present being built!  It couldn’t be more awesome!

I got a megablocks Warcraft set of Arthas and Sindragosa :)

I spent some of boxing day morning putting this together, so here are some piccies of that effort !

Let's start with the throne shall we

Let’s start with the throne shall we

Arthas won't stand up!!!  My fingers are too fat to get him standing

Arthas won’t stand up!!! My fingers are too fat to get him standing

Neck and body parts

Neck and body parts

LEGS!! Claws!!  Roar!!!

LEGS!! Claws!! Roar!!!

Starting on the main body

Starting on the main body

Adding spikes and bits

Adding spikes and bits



Together again to torment Azerothians!!

Together again to torment Azerothians!!


It only took me about 30 minutes I would say, I want more now!  Which got me looking into WoW merchandise and I have found an Arthas and Illidan bobble head coming out in 2014…I may have to buy them :)





Xmas Tree Org

Merry Winter Veil!

I hope everyone enjoyed whatever festivities they celebrated yesterday, the day before or even the day before that.

I logged in after getting home from lunch with the family and jumped straight onto my pally to continue the trek to 90.

Xmas guild chat was hilarious..I cannot even begin to tell you how much I was laughing…the discussion with Nok regarding haloumi was particularly delicious because I then had dreams of it that night!  Nok was quite inebriated, and although I started off as post tipsy, I was soon into a bottle of Malsmey (like port) and had done half of it by the time I went to bed.  Hubby and I tried to run a heroic with him tanking at one point and although we got through the heroic, we decided we were too pissed to be attempting that with strangers….So we called it quits on that.

Boxing day morning we jumped online pretty early because we couldn’t sleep and I managed to get  to 88:

pally level 88

Pretty happy with my effort to be honest, I am trying pretty hard to get to 90.  This current level is going to suck my will to live, but I am going to start tanking some normal runs soon I think and see how badly I do.  I really don’t know if I have my tanking mojo anymore.

I also decided to grab my presents under the tree and I was appalled at the behaviour of the alliance players…we had smoke bombs, growing mounts, people just standing on top and making it a living hell.  Here is what it looked like for me on my main server – and every server I went to with Alliance toons was similar (3 servers):



Yet,  horde this is the image that greeted me….and I would point out there were plenty of hordies playing with the zeppelin etc, so they had grabbed their presents…:

Xmas Tree Org

I swear – I am not lying I went to Org on 3 servers and they were all like that – completely empty and well behaved.  I watched many people run up, grab their presents and then run back down the hill or to the side or just away in general, I like horde…



I get the fuzzies

Last night I was levelling my pally, I am pretty focused on getting her to 90 as soon as I can, I would like a level 90 horde toon to do things with friends on this faction.  I was pretty amped when I logged on as I knew I only had 50% to be done to get to 87.

Ding for me! Just three more to go…88 is my worst level because it is the in between one…so I was chatting to Aza who said he would run some dungeons with me when get to the “can’t keep going” point.  I am quit excited and although I hate to impose on people I adore, I have to confess to be ever so slightly excited at the prospect of getting a couple of runs under my belt with my Frostie friends.

Pally 87

For lack of a better description, I am still starstruck by a lot of people in that guild because I have been reading about them for so long, I confess to being a bit of a groupy.  It is after all by reading Nav’s blog in the first place that I met them all.  I want to be 88 already so I can start running with them, so of course I must quest!

In my travels last night, I discovered this little mob sitting by a tree :


I haven’t read the book, Ferdinand the Bull, I only know of it from the movie “The Blind Side”, which is a favourite of mine.  I was so excited to see him, I couldn’t bring myself to kill him either – he is from a children’s book after all!!  <3 Blizz right now though.

I also did one of my favourite quests – mini dragons!!!!! Yes, I will try and get a picture of this quest with all of  my toons!!

Pally dragons

Of course last but certainly not least, towards the end of the night, someone jumped online that I had been dying to see since I got back, but had managed to miss every single time I was on – thanks to battle tags though, that will never be a problem again!!  But he remembered how much I loved one of his macros…(and I believe I have posted about it before) but I was so happy to see it!!

Bunny welcome

Honestly it just makes me giggle my arse off every time! It’s a bunny…driving a tank!!!!  A BUNNY!!!  Yeah, I never said i was going to make sense!! We had a very interesting discussion about analaog vs digital and measurements from the beginning of time – and I begged him to put the entire lesson into a blog post because it was so fascinating. I want to share it without stuffing up facts…but I was amazed last night and was having so much fun!

Onward to 88 I say!!

Purple nurple

Diestofire – Worgen Warrior

Diestofire has become my new god.

Last night we had signed up to do the last part of SoO, and whilst waiting we signed up for a heroic…this worgen was our tank.  If you check out his armory link you will see the kind of gear he is wearing.

He was the most unbelievable tank I have ever seen, and I can only hope to one day do heroics like he did.  He tanked bosses on his own (seriously three of us locked out of the room including the healer). He would pull entire rooms and then just stand there and keep all the aggro…his hp was something like 1017k in def stance.

I spent the entire time on vents laughing because I could do nothing but arcane explosion the crap out of everything. I admit a small part of me was just enjoying running and exploding and bouncing and jumping..there was something very fun about.

We ended up doing 3 runs with him and it was just amazing, to do 3 full clears took us about…25 minutes…I just cannot tell you how cool it was.

I am completely in awe of him.  I wish I could tell him how much he inspired and impressed me.  I can’t seem to stop gushing!!


Guild update

I haven’t really spoken about the current guild situation, which is to say, we don’t really have one.  We are in the old guild we created with just our toons as we switch them over to alliance to play with our best mates, but we haven’t really considered our options in regards to the future, I don’t want to just be by ourselves as it makes it hard to find groups and meet people to actually talk to about the game.

The question was posed to me from a couple of my blogging friends, about our future plans so it got me thinking about what we actually want to do.  I have toons spread across 3 servers now and in the end I really only want to just be in a home again.

My priest is in Gen’s guild just slowly leveling and being a nuisance to the guildies who seem to be very non verbal when I am on my priest, so I could just be missing the exciting times :p. There was a plan to do some flexi’s with them, but I think poor Gen has taken a break and has probably disappeared into the Caverns of Time!! I just moved my pally over to my second home with Navi and the Frostwolves.  I confess to having further increased my soft spot for the frosties.  I read “Rise of the Horde” recently and Durotar of the Frostwolves was very noble and honourable, every time they said “Frostwolves” in the book I felt a little spasm of pride that I can consider myself one.  In name  – if not deeds just yet.

With xpac looming as well, it would be nice to figure out what we want to do. I know with my schedule I cannot commit to a raiding team unless they also have enough DPS they can rotate me out for the weeks I am on late shift.  Hubby has mentioned he would like to raid as it gives him something to always be looking into, takes his mind off work stress – which is a valid lifestyle choice in my opinion :)

I cannot imagine raiding on anything other than my mage, but I moved my pally (who is now 86.5) so I could do runs or flexis with the Frosties in any spec that was needed to fill the spots…if it comes up of course.  I know I can tank, and I was starting to heal on her and I have DPS’d on a pally…so I sort of have all bases covered should it be needed until the xpac.  I might add, thanks to the timeless isle, she has an entire set – excluding gloves and cloak of gear for when she hits 90..but only one set sadly.  Plan to get her leveled first before doing much else.

My druid now has both a resto and boomy set from the timesless isle as well, so that means I essentially have another toon I can flexi on.

In another fortnight I may just move my mage over to the Frosties, but given I just changed her alliance it will cost me a pretty penny..but I am still thinking I might just do that and be done with it.  I don’t want to make any decisions that will affect my hubby negatively though and so I am trying to get him into other guilds to meet people before making decisions.  I want to ensure he is happy, but he seems content to avoid people in game at the moment, and I don’t blame him – we haven’t really been successful with people in the past. Once bitten, twice shy?

Anyway we shall see how it pans out over the next fortnight.


Looking for Garrosh

One thing I have noticed since roaming around Ogrimmar is the amount of thugs now harassing the poor little people.  I dislike Garrosh who really does like him? I can’t wait to lay some smackdown on him, so of course that requires I do some LFR!!!

Hubby and I signed up for it and copped a really bad run, so we decided to wait until our best friends were online and we conned them into taking us on a run, they are on a different server in a raiding guild doing really well, but we have always done 5 mans together and had fun just running around when we can.  It is a lot of fun when we get the chance to just play together, this was no different.

We got both parts 2 and 3 done the other night with little issues…I didn’t really enjoy the first fight as you get off the boats – it was a little long and a little bland, but perhaps it would be better in the tower team?  maybe next time.  I loved the the other fights, they were all pretty fun and completely insane, fights I really enjoy as you should.  The Dark Shaman fight is fantastic and I can’t wait to do that again – so many spell affects and things to avoid…

Gates of nazgrim

Malkorok was one of those fights that I just did not understand, I stayed alive though and mostly followed the crowd, but I just didn’t understand what happening, going to try and read about that one some more and see if I can’t understand it a little better for next time.  The boxes boss was pretty fun as well, something slightly different but still challenging and of of course, who doesn’t love being chased by a T-rex


I also had scenes from the lion king flashing in my mind of Pumbaa being chased by Nala screaming “She’s going to eat me!!”  That’s healthy fear right there!!!


Last part to go now, not sure when I will get it done but I am looking forward to it.  From the description of the fight I may live to eat my words, but you know it’s LFR…how bad can it be??  RIGHT!?!?



Enjoy the little things

I have been doing my best since I got back to enjoy the little things.  Pandaria seems to be the continent if you want to fill your bags with completely novelty items.  I am nearly at 50 items which do/summon/alter things and I am not entirely sure I have time to play with the all.  My favourite is still my rainbow generator though!!  They should make it upgradeable for current content!


But on current content, I have sen so many cool things, pink skellies, terribly ugly taxi services, outfits and birds that attack, plus so many others that I forgot to take images of.  But here are some of my favourites :)


Slowest moving bird I have ever seen in my life!!!

AlbatrossCoolest outfit – even if it did only last an hour! The hat is pimpin’ (naturally)

suaveUgliest mount/bird/dragon/drake thing i have ever seen….ewwww


Stupid quest took me far too long to do, but I liked how it showed us actually carrying things.  I thought it was cute :)


The roll club – I scored the achievement on my first ever run on the quest, I love this quest – it is fun, different and just that little bit looney, however since my fantastic first ever run through

roll clubI can’t stay on the damn ramp….


I am the little pink dot in the centre….not that you can tell at high speed down a hill…but I have to do it about 3 times before I can manage to stay on track, I must be over thinking it?


And the most awesome – I FINALLY got that stupid chest under the stupid ropes!!!  Would you believe as I got onto the platform the game DC’d me, so lucky that I was behind the pillar and jumping to it with my mount or I would have had to go around again.  So damn happy I finally got this one!


I think that is more than enough at the moment, but just so you know…I have many many many more pictures…I am being crazy about making sure I remember all the things we forget to enjoy in the game.  What bits have you been enjoying or trying to appreicate?


Restore the Balance

Hubby and I have been wanting to do this achievement for a while and although it is simple as cake (which is a lie!!) we just hadn’t done it.

The panda cinematic was, like all the others, superb and really sucked me into the land of dragons!!! This felt like something we NEEDED to do.  Poor crooked Incense holder.  All broken and down trodden by Orcs and Humans and their race wars.


But after a few seconds worth of effort we restored the balance! Isn’t it a stunning visual??



Catch up….long post

ok, so I started blogging and then have been so addicted to the game I have done nothing but play.  So, this post will be an attempt at a full update which I can then proceed to update normally after :) There is a lot in here, so bear with  me and enjoy the amount of stuff one person can get up to in just over a month.

Starting with my druid is now 90!!!  Woot :)  I love my boomy, as my old readers would know, I have however, never been able to play boomy – even after reading, testing and practising.  I love the spec…I just suck, but that should never stop you from playing – just don’t do it when it matters :p


My priest is now 81 – slowly getting her up, hubby and I are levelling together with his rogue.  I am enjoying playing a SP, but I do forget I have a heal button which can sometimes be very useful.  I haven’t had a change to get much past 81 as we have been busy doing dailies on our mains. I wish you got an achievement banner at every level, it would look so much better than 80!


Of course this leads to achievement chasing with so many different quest areas and achievements associated with them.  All of these have been done with just me as a frost mage and hubby on his SP so I think we are pretty awesome for having completed so many – and some were quite challenging in lower end gear.  There was the rares on thunder isle and the rares for each type of race which were the most difficult as clothies…but only a couple took multiple attempts and that was more because of added mob respawns.




As part of the dailies you can do achievements without even realizing what you need to actually do to defeat them :)  I did mention to hubby that perhaps we needed to kill the bloods?


You also discover achievements that should be done because they are fun and nerve wracking at the same time – yes, 90 seconds on those pillars doesn’t seem long, until you are trying not to fall off!


Or achievements you have no idea how you actually got….Hubby had gotten this a couple of days ago, so I had made a concerted effort to focus…but I swear – I don’t remember throwing any fire down, I was studiously laying down the oil first…I am certainly not going to say no to this though!!



I have done most of the LFR’s at this point, but missed a couple of screenies as I didn’t have my addon running, but I only have SoO to go now!!  Even thought it took us about 8 attempts to finally get a Pinnacle of Storms LFR!!  And the second half of Mogu Shan I finally got done as well!  Woot Woot!  Some of the boss fights are fantastic…completely fantastic, others a little bland in LFR, but for the moment I am content with being in a raid again.


Vale of eternal Sorrows (which I have been calling Shadows – fail reading there on my part, no wonder no one knows wtf I am talking about)


Phew!!  There are going to be a couple more posts but for the moment I think I have bored you all enough!!  Such a good time in game since I have been back. Really has been so much fun!

kill all the things


I cannot stress how much fun I have been having in LFR!!

In the last few days I have done even more of them and I still have more to go.  I was hoping to get to through all of them before reset this week, but couldn’t quite manage it.  I admit to being chuffed everytime I finished one a new one would open.

But in all the fights I have done I have only died once due to my own stupidity.  I think that proves that a small amount of input and understanding of what you are supposed to be doing can help you immensely.  LFR may not be the full blown version but it does show that you can be prepared to do your job well and avoid what needs to be avoided.  I ran without mods except for recount just to see where I was sitting, so no omen and no deadly etc, just watching my surroundings and I confess to feeling so good about using my brain and my head to watch for things.

I enjoyed it anyway :)  Others will surely disagree.

flesh shaping halls - 6th

forgotten depths - 6th

The one fight that killed me was the boss who summons the purple cloud of death? I was doing ok until that happened and i was down faster than…well faster than someone getting paid to…!!! The raid wiped and we went again and i survived until the second one happened, but since most of the raid had died in the first one, i was happy to have survived. I died with about 5 other people with me. I am feeling no shame about that death!

I didn’t have a clue on the hydra boss, the strat said something about using ice to kill fire but i never got a buff or debuff…so i just followed the crowd when the head died. I felt a bit ‘meh’ about that one.

I cant remember the other ones at the moment – thats terrible!!! But overall i was happy with the fights and was loving being back with other people killing stuff!

Hubby is really close to levelling so we can start doing crazy isle together!! Woot woot!!

I spent a little bit if time getting my druid to 88, and so will be getting her to 90 next – deciding is she should stay horde or not.


LFR!!! Lookey lookey!!!

o.O shinies!! So many shinies!!!  LFR!!  ooooooooohhhh…was sooo nommy ommy!!

power in the verse

Well not that I actually received much actual loot from the LFR’s I did…but that is not the point!!  I went in and I kicked some big baddy butt :) I think I got one piece of useful/upgradeable gear – that Timeless Isle stuff is the shizz and a few sigils for the Black Prince quest.

I queued for two hours for the second half of Mogushan vaults and gave up after 2 hours, but I queued up for whichever ones would let me in whilst waiting.  So I managed to do the first half of Mogu’shan and then the Dread Approach.

Dread approach - 4th

I had done MV before I stopped playing, but it was nice to re-do something I had already done, just to get my feet wet again.

The dread approach was fantastic – I loved the Blade Lord fight and spent the entire fight getting stuck in whirlwinds, so matter how hard I tried.  By the time I actually got through to one end, I hit Ice Lance and the boss was dead..go me!!!  Adding to the team effort there!!  I feel bad for my little ice dude having to run back and forth so much though.
Garalon was ok, a little messy and hard to get done as I was struggling with actually finding the legs…i will need to research a little more because it seems as though he doesn’t always have an attackable leg…all good though – I stayed away from him and survived!

I was reading the LFR strats on tentonhammer whilst doing the trash and their guides are brilliant!!  So quick and easy to read whilst on the go.  Those guides were the only reason I managed to survive every fight because I at least knew what to look out for.

Shame about the second half of MV, but I will get there one day!  My DPS overall was pretty up and down – I was really spiky and given I have only been back a week and am still trying to remember where all my spells are (let’s not tell you that it took me almost 15 minutes to find my portalling spells in my book….) – I think I will ultimately be fine.

Loving it so far!!



gloves tier

So much going on!!

So after multiple friends telling me head to the Timeless Isle as it was a gear festapalooza, I felt determined to do so.

I didn’t realise at the time WTF they were talking about, as I had been there (without paying attention to the name) and had died many many many times, and didn’t really spend any “quality” time there.  I later discovered though on my return trip (after being convinced to try it again) it is goddamn heaven!!!  HEAVEN I tells you!!!

After finally figuring out I should be looking for treasure, I got a little crazy and managed to pick up almost 7 pieces of cloth gear in the first couple of hours.   My girl went from having an ilevel of about 450 to almost 470 very quickly.  Whilst there I managed to steal some Celestial kills and I scored a Tier piece!! Sweet as!!!  I didn’t join the raid group just fired some shots at the mobs to see what happened and how quickly they could kill me  – Fast is the answer to that query.  That crane….every single time!!

gloves tier

So after trolling around I did manage to score this sweet little thing as well:

celestial tournament

I had not realised I had managed to do them all.  I do love that Zahyrm the ghost skull is in the cave, that was cool :) I hate that I cannot get to the crate after walking the ropes…Stupidly – I can do the ropes without even coming close to having an issue…but do you think I can – for the life of me – land on the damn platform with the box?!!??!?  GAHHHH!!!   I have iceblocked soooo many damn times now it is not funny!

I have been doing it simply so I can get into some yummy LFR goodness!!  I can’t wait to see some of the raids and experience the content. I know, LFR isn’t the “real” thing, but it is bloody close to it and given my shift work – it will be about the only thing I can commit to!!

I also reacquainted myself with my garden and had fun finding where the dailies were and was shocked to see the area near the main town destroyed!!  Just messed up – I actually really enjoyed those dailies :(



King of the mountain

First couple of days back in game

WoW!!  (no pun intended)

Can you say crazy?!  Gimme a C, gimme an R, gimme an A…well you get the idea!


I logged on and had an immediate deluge of “OMFGWTFBBQ!?!?” messages – it was kind of nice.  There are a few people on my friends list that are there because of the “Starstruck” phenomenon that I started a while back and maybe after a few days I will summon the courage to message them and see if they remember the crazy fan they had :)

I basically spent last night and tonight reacquainting myself with my toons and changing servers and moving gear and emptying bags…I discovered that due to my complete obsession with transmogging I have no bag, bank or void storage space :) This is a problem when wanting to move factions.  Speaking of factions, I scored this puppy with the faction change…bit of a cheat there, but I will take it :p

double agent

(Tangent – I wonder if mogging comps are still around – comment with sites if you know – I am still keen I think!)

I also did the one thing I had been one day off finishing when we stopped playing! WOOT!!  I have, as you can imagine, hundreds of pictures already of me riding the gorgeous beast!  More pics to come I am sure!!

Cloud serpent achievement

I also somehow managed to sneak into the window for this little gem:

9th anniversary

Which means, I have been online for all of them except the 8th anniversary.  I have all the achievements since the 4th one….which I think is pretty neat, shame I only missed one, I should have used a free 7 days or something and just logged in for it.  LOL

Sadly all my mods are out of date so I have to update them which means no achievement screenies at the moment, only armory pics :)

So after first night in I have a few achievements (which always boosts the love) and I have friends who remember me (which boosts the love to epic proportions) and most importantly I have my Mage back in all her draenai beauty!!!


A new life

Hey Guys,

If anyone still reads this blog or is interested in my life after WoW, I am blogging about motorbiking and karate and soon to be snowboarding as well :)

Drop past if you want to

cookies and cream

Goodbye my friends

I don’t really know what else to say except thanks to everyone and to all the friends I made through my blog and in game.  I am cancelling my subscription tonight again.  This has not been the first time this has happened, but I don’t honestly see us taking it back up at any point again.

This time feels more final to me.

I honestly don’t have the time to play anymore, and my life only seems to get more busy as each week goes along.

I will still be around the internet though – you can find me on twitter @dragonray as I will likely delete my @azerothianlife twitter.  You can also find me at Facebook – message me if you want to add me and I will send you the profile link.  I will leave this blog here, so you can contact me via the methods available here.

There are some people – I am sure you know who you are – that mean the world to me and I appreciate everything you have done for me!

Good luck fighting the beasties guys!!!  Have a great time in game and remember life is always more important than a virtual world.

/ farewell