Raiding…can it really be you?

So, after much turmoil, discussion and weighing of our options, hubby and I have decided to just stay where we are. Blizzard really need to come up with a bulk transfer option for moving toons.  Neither of us could justify spending the money to move all our toons back to horde (given we just switched alliance) and to another server to start life up again.

I feel bad for Frosties as I had planned to be with them, but I just can’t justify it in my mind.  I can’t even really commit to a raid team due to my work roster and I would hate to jeopardize a raid team or not even raid very often because of my shifts.

This fortnight is ok, I am on earlies, but the next couple of weeks are late and that means I may not be home in time to start raids.  It will be like this until I change jobs.

Anyway we decided to stay on Nagrand and just raid with some blogging friends of mine.  They are nice and funny and so far in the two raids we have been in, we have had a lot of laughs and boss kills.

We did normal 10 man – killed a few bosses, both hubby and I got some upgrades – Sha of Pride first, I died on the trash :p, Galakras was defeated Iron Juggernaut caused us a couple of wipes due to positioning and really..OWWIES!!!, Dark Shaman was another couple of wipes – positioning and again OWWIES! also lag for our healers was not helping, but got there in the end – I love that fight!!  Love it!! So much crazy in one space! Also scored a groovy achievement on Nazgrim, I died a horrible burning death on that fight.

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We attempted Malkorok, but wiped a couple of times without killing him, I blame myself really, about half way through the raid I lost my focus due to some of the discussion happening and I couldn’t seem to get my focus back.  Really I forgot the problem with being in a guild is the triggery stuff that gets said.

The next night we went back in and did Siegecrafter (I died – as I always do on that fight), I just haven’t got my grove with that one yet, paragons and we then Garrosh – with a cool achievement :

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Garrosh, was technically easy, but the strat was different and I wasn’t really sure if I was supposed to be in or out, but overall not really bad.  I died because we got told to wait during one of the intermissions but someone in my group went in and I wasn’t fast enough to get out of the purple stuff – I got stuck on the stairwell and had nowhere to go 😦

It was so much fun to be raiding again, I still feel bad I am not with the Frosties, but my pally is still there and I do plan on playing her a lot, she is one of my favourite toons after all, but until it becomes cheaper to move multiple toons I can’t justify it.  You would think at this point when people have multiple alts – for levelling or banking – it gets very expensive.  😦  Happy and Sad panda!

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Pet Battles

After much deliberation I have started on the happy and excruciating task of killing poor little creatures in an attempt to level my pets.  So far, I have found it annoying, and depressing and overall, I am not sure I am cut out for it in the long run.  I can’t bring myself to kill the other animals, so I have been capturing them and releasing them when I get three of them.  Is that pathetic or  what?  Don’t get me started on the guilt when I kill one by accident 😦  Yet, when mine get killed do you think there is any remorse from the other animals???  NO !!!  And the jerk pet trainers laugh at me!!  And Cheer!!!  it’s horrid….

I have a couple of different teams, only because I am trying to get them to the same level so I can go to the same areas and train them all up at once, I have a couple at level 5 through to 9 and then a few between 3 and four.  Currently I am levelling: onyxia, voodoo figurine, Panther cub, Chuck, disgusting oozeling, darkmon glowfly, squirrel and murkablo.  I have a couple of others I want to level, but since they are poor quality I am reticent to do so.  The little black ram is awesome, but I need to capture some more to find an uncommon one at least…or..maybe I should just use the upgrade thing I got in a supply bag…yeah I might do that!!

I was running around loch modan then decided to read some guides by a few bloggers, this lead me to battling trainers, currently I am unable to best the trainer in STV as my pets are too low. I need to spend more time levelling them.

I do wonder if i need to set up some toons with set teams and just move them around. Is that easier? Honestly I don’t know…my original plan was to get them in the same rough area, then level 3 to the next area, get the next group up to the same level, then keep going until the current lot are maxxed for the zone, then move on.  But it is taking much much much longer then I anticipated.  I think I need to start killing the creatures 😦

For all my effort i have managed to score some achievements!

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Pet battles

More to come, I am sure, if I continue to level them before the boredom sets in.  However I would like to at least attempt the Celestial tournament thingie….one day

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And the dailies keep on spinning

You just have to find interesting things to do when you are doing the same things every day, so chasing achievements is what we are doing…some times…when we remember 🙂 Nothing much has been happening other than just playing with toons and keeping busy with the huge amount of stuff I still want to get done before any new xpacs.

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“Dog pile” to get started, wish I had a picture of 30 mobs on me and arcane explosion going off!  I have to get the one with the field of fire/swords, but I honestly have no idea how i am going to do that one…more investigation needed on that front. You have to do it and take no damage?? Whaaaa????

I also scored a shado-pan achievement I didn’t even know was there! I love the surprise ones the best! Yes, I felt incapable of trimming my dragon out – that would be blasphemy!

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We also finally decided to get this dinosaur, Eros, killed, it has been in our  logs for a few weeks as he was killing us really quickly when we attempted it last time we decided to leave it until we had better gear or an actual group.  We happened upon someone mid kill and decided to help him out with it, turns out he was willing to do it a second time for us as well.  It was an awful fight and I am dreading doing the  next part which requires us to summon another 4 mobs!!  Anyhoo, shout out to Candaris on our server for helping and being awesome enough to help us with the kill.  You are super special and we really appreciated it!

Eros bastard

I have created a little lowbie Tauren monk to run around on with the frostiness, being sick with shingles as I am, I am pretty tired and effort required to play at 90 is more than I can handle.no idea how far I will go with it, but it gives me something to just veg with.

 

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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:

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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):

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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…:

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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…

 

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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…

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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

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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!!!

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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!?!?

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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!

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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 🙂

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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

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

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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….

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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?

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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!

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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?

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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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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

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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 😦

 

 

Raid Team, guilds and throwing down

So, after some pretty heavy recruiting, we managed to get the last few spaces filled in what will hopefully be our core team for raiding.

As it stands though, I have 2 more people that need to start getting focused on their gear, with another 2 at just below the 460 point and the rest of us in full 463 gear.

Not too bad, however I had hoped that we would have been raiding by now.  The plan is now hopeful for Wednesday and at that point, I will start recruiting over those not ready.  It has been well and truly long enough for everyone to get geared and ready, if the GM can level an entirely new toon and be ready I will not believe that other people cannot do 5 levels and gear in the same amount of time.  To me that shows a distinct lack of dedication to the progression focus we want to have.

I don’t want to be server first and beating other guilds etc, but I don’t want to be waiting around for months before we set foot in there either.  I do want us to be ready so go in, do well and lay some smackdown.  A friend GM from another guild was telling me about their attempts in MV and I was amazed – they have a raid tested and proven raid team and they are dealing with laziness, how in hell will we do.  We have a largely untested raid team – all seemingly good players in heroics and in LFR – aside from me – so how will we go as a group.

This is one of the reasons I want to get in there ASAP, if people can’t handle it, I want to know sooner rather than later.  I want to make sure we get the best group we can. I want to be like the Frosties (who i miss immensely) and be getting heroic final boss kills for mounts and achievements. I don’t want to be scraping for kills an xpac later.

Small things weighing on my mind huh ?!??

In other news though, the guild is a smidge off getting to level 25!!  When I logged off last night it was 82% through level 24, so it may even happen today if we are lucky.

I have done no pet battles, in fact the idea of having to level my actual pets makes me want to cry.  As far as I can tell, and I have been so focused on raiding plans I have ignored reading everything else, I have to move my pets to areas of the same level…but really…effort – not something I have at the moment with that 🙂

Dailies.  Yes I have been Mrs Slack when it comes to those little buggers!  I was diligent the first few days and did ALL of them, but now…I am just not even doing any – mainly because I am trying to get heroics happening to get people gear, and doing runs for people as well.  I spent a couple of hours last night chasing the Lorewalkers thing instead of doing “important” dailies :p  But I now have a cloud to fly around on!!  I shall probably seriously start my dailies again this week.  Maybe.  …  possibly.

I also got over my fear of starting a PUG group and organised one for Sha of Anger.  Well really i just invited a bunch of people who then took over and I really couldn’t be bothered arguing.  But hey, I started it instead of not…so kudos to me 🙂  I was a little mortified when they started booted everyone below 90 and abusing them for being moochers and they should be leveling instead of trying to get loot off raid bosses.

Sorry for the long post and no pictures 🙂 but wrap your arms around yourself and have a free hug from me – if you made it this far you deserve it!

So close but so far away

I was having a chat with hubby last night, it seems we are not likely going to get a 25 man ICC off the ground before MoP hits, and I am sad.  I only need a few achievements in there, not even heroics.  So I am going to have to spend today as much as possible trolling trade chat and hoping a group forms up.  I could always start one myself, but I am not that great with a complete group of random strangers…one or two is fine….I am happy with my 10 man version – I am, but the 25 man is closer to the one in the video and what captured my heart all those years ago.

I am going to have to see what I can organise as I only have a little bit of time left.  I also want to find a consistent 5 man group to help get the achievements for the heroics, because I have not done any of them at all.  It would be nice to run a couple of heroics each night and get a couple done for that mount, but you need a solid group who can do it together at the same pace to make it easier for others…or..let me rephrase – screw everyone else I need 4 people consistently who can drag me through :p LOL

Then of course there is ULD 10 – I want that mount as well, I never seem to see a 10 man group running always 25 man.  IN theory I could get both of the ULD and ICC ones done in one day – but the heroic dungeon one will take me longer…do I have enough time and luck on my side? I wonder how many poeple I need to get the Uld ones done – I mean worst case scenario…I think for razor you would need more for the DPS..I have to check which ones I actually need with that meta 🙂

I have to do the grocery shopping now, and then some laundry when I get home, then cooking of the week’s lunches, so after all that…I may be able to get something done 🙂 heheeh  Sure Sure 🙂

**Edited to add**

I am not saying I would not love the others done as well, but I came back midway through Cataclysm and I feel slightly undeserving of anything in here, especially since I ran with a guild that couldn’t do the content..I don’t want to be stuck like that again, I want to see it all and do it all in moP.  I want to get the achievements and the mounts and I know once again that won’t happen because we have people now who don’t want to rehash content the second it is no longer valid.  This breaks my heart that I am always always putting up my boots for other people.  I never get to do what I want to do – which is farm old shit until all my achievements are done and collect everything I can and be doing it with people who also want to do it, so I don’t feel like I am dragging them kicking and screaming with me.  OH WOE!!

Heroic ICC 25 man

No, I did not get my mount, it was harder than anticipated 🙂

We headed in on Sunday evening and we killed everything in heroic mode, but missed the non heroic achievements – not all, but some.  I already had most of them done in heroic mode except for Professor Purtricide, but I had to switch to my pally to heal Dreamwalker, thankfully my mage already had her on heroic so no loss for me.

I think the only achievement I got was boatship.  But I need to confirm.

However Navimie needed two bosses done in heroic for the mount and we got that done for her 🙂  I was happy.  I had been trying to get her into a run for a few weeks.

Anyway, I am going to try and get another 25 man going this weekend if I can to finish it off for those who were there with us, we don’t need heroic though just normal 25 – spankalicious if you ask me.

ICC 10 man mount hunting

I have been wanting to get the last couple of my mount achievements done on my mage for quite some time, however very rarely do I actually see an ICC run going ahead.

Last night though, we picked up a couple of friends and trundled off to ICC for some mount hunting!

We did it all in heroic bar the lich king himself, and only because our tank and healer had never been to ICC and I think it is a confusing fight when trying to explain it.  We have to go back in again next week for at least 3 guildies to get the rest of their achievements as they were unable to join us last night and to get turned by evil blood sucking vampires 🙂  We may try him on heroic then given they now know it and can understand it.

I was pretty shocked when I died because I did not realise how quickly we would be killing him, the fight seemed (in my memory) to take much longer…clearly at level it did!!  eheeh

But it was well worth it for my precious!!  I think I took about 20 pictures at every angle!  I really want the 25 man version as well and was advised that I am not allowed to organise that ICC run on Wednesday nights..LOL…but I blame certain circumstances like a re-interest in raiding for certain people who shall remain nameless  – which I have no control over :p *cough* *cough*

I hoping to get ICC10 done quicker next week because we all remember it now, I would like to get Ulduar done on the same night – get that mount out of the way, although I have only done it on 25 man and that was AGES ago!  It might be a struggle.

Happy night though!!  Next week more people will have awesome mounts that are across all their toons!!  WOOT WOOT!

We also did a PVP match after the raid and I healed on my pally again – I actually didn’t do too badly this time because I had a few minutes to set up my grid…LOL  bad mistake though.  Somehow  I managed to make out of range toons completely disappear off my grid, which is kind of awesome for PVP because I am not even looking at them then, but it makes it hard to tell what is going on, so I have to fix that tonight before we do more 🙂

 

 

More PVP :)

So, we are doing some more PVP lately in a group of about 5 of us, I would love to get 10 together and do some rated bg’s.  But honestly I don’t know how it all works and I don’t have enough friends to fill a 10 man team at the same time!

However my mage has just over 1100 resilience now and I have enough points to get my head slot item.  I am trying to build my conquest points for the sword I want, but you know…that is a long haul. I don’t know how people do this and nothing but 🙂

My reporting and ignoring features have been getting very active in PVP I have to admit, they say some very nasty stuff!!

I am still getting some achievements, by accident, but I certainly don’t mind them popping up 🙂

I was in the most awesome EOTS match as well, we capped the flag the entire match.  As in, we would drop it, it spawned, we capped.  We did it about 13 times or something, it was awesome.

I have been surviving better and actually managing to kill people before they kill me – something unheard of before, however this is the first time I have had more than 2 pieces of PVP gear.

Because the five of us are DPS, i decided to try healing on my pally…bad bad bad bad bad bad mistake.  I haven’t tried healing since we transferred, and all my macros were gone, my raid frames were not showing out of range properly and I had no buttons on my bars.  It was horrific!!!  However, I was enjoying myself immensely – there is a certain satisfaction with running past someone engaged in battle and throwing them some heals so they can kill their opponent.  I was going to fix my UI last night – but shutdown was early so that put a crimp in…I will try and do that tonight before ICC 🙂

DS raiding Hiatus

Our guild lost one of our tanks during the week and although not a major issue now given I am quite a capable tank, it has helped make the decision to place DS raiding on the back burner.

Between now and MoP we intend to raid wednesday nights doing older content – ICC 10 and 25 man mount achievements and possibly Ulduar.  We also want to try and get some guild runs done like BWD and BoT etc, for the achievements.  I wonder if I can convince the guys to do Firelands for some legendaries perhaps???

So although we are not doing DS, we still plan to do things every week.  In theory if we can get through ICC and Ulduar in 2 weeks (if we are achievement lucky) it will mean a few people have some damn awesome mounts and we can spend some time in FL getting me my embers – maybe we should do that 25 man for more embers?

For those that read my blog and may be interested in coming along we raid at 7.30 pm Australia Eastern Standard time (AEST) – HORDE.  These are runs focused on the mount achievements – so if you are interested please comment here or tweet me.  As it stands we will be short about 3 people regularly, possible more on each night for a 10 man group and heaps more for a 25 man group :p

I am pretty sure this coming Wednesday will be ICC  – no idea on the size as yet – probably 10 man unless we get an influx of people wanting to do 25 man.

Laid Back Raid Ulduar

I went on a LBR this morning to Ulduar 🙂

We started off with barely 10 of us and by the end we had swelled to 20, new people being added every couple of bosses or so.  It was pretty enjoyable, slightly scary to start off as JD was “tanking” (he had tank gear on right, that counts???) and all of us were stealing aggro like maniacs, I am surprised we didn’t have more death to be honest.  He was a trooper though!!

We killed everything except Yogg and Algalon.  Although we gave both of those bosses 1 attempt – I thought we should have given them each another try, given these are LBR people don’t know the fights, they come to them with very little experience and I think it is a little harsh to expect people to do the right thing first time in.

We wiped on FL as we left all the towers up – but I blame the game for that as my buttons could not be used during the fght from about halfway – I don’t remember ever having that issue, so perhaps it was a mechanic I have forgotten, but it seemed a little glitchy to me.  We then killed all the towers, or so we thought, and spanked him down with the freezing tower up.

We wiped on Ignis with so much damage going on not surprising really, and I think we only had one healer at that stage – correct me if I am wrong.  Then we got a couple more people in and killed him.  I spent most of the time in his crotch pot, which was sweaty and disgusting!!!

Razor we smashed out of this world – and killed her before she took off again, XT we killed the heart on and then managed to smack him to bits which was also pretty cool.  We killed the council without too much trouble although it was a little messy.

Kologarn we were trying to get the achievement for not killing his arms, but discovered that an unnamed guildie of mine was attacking the right arm instead of the chest, so we managed to kill him, but without the achievement 🙂  We went to Hodir next and managed to get both chests open on that one, I think people got caught in the first flash freeze, ut then after that it was just the NPC’s mainly, so that was pretty good if you ask me, it is one hell of a messy fight!  Auriya killed us by accident as we were taking too long in killing some adds, so we came back in and she layed some smack down on our tank – literally one hit wonder- I swear!!  We got her on the third attempt as we had a couple of others come in to supplement, and she went down like a sack of potatoes.

Freya got pulled before we were ready, and although we lasted quite a while, it was a little premature – given we left all three extras up for hard mode, so we reset her and then came back in and got her easily without the extra extra adds.  That is one hell of a messy fight and never ever ceases to amaze me!!  Then we did Thorim and spanked the bejesus out of him not very exciting at all, my guildies main concern was the lack of Jorgmunger at the start 🙂  Mimiron was easy, although I dc’d just as the middle bit started firing at me, and by the time I got back in I was dead in flames!!

I spent most of the fight wanding it up against General Vesax and just sort of doing nothing, then failed miserably on Yogg, I went in and killed the tentacles and then went insane because of the stupid stupid skull sucking insane thing.  Algalon, would have gone ok, except we had lost a fair few by then due to lunch, so we called it after the wipe on him.

All in all, I had a very very enjoyable run today, it was nice to just be chilling out and not really paying attention to much except having a laugh.  There were so many people getting achivements!!  It was amazing, I was so excited for them all to be getting them 🙂

The most embarrassing moment of course is me telling my hubby that Kerise was Kamalia and I was far too chicken to even talk to her….so he actually SAYS THAT in raid chat!

*embarrasmment crits for 1000000 overkill*

Then when she had to leave I got this whisper, and the coolest thing I could think of to say back…..was with a smiley face….seriously!??!!?  I suck!

There were a few other bloggers in there that I was all excited to see the names of, but I couldn’t bring up the courage to chat to them privately so I just stuck to chatting in raid chat 🙂

 

Kirin Tor Mini Mage!!!!

O.O yeah baby!!!!

Took just under 18 months :p to finally get it

I spent the ENTIRE day logged into WOW from my PC – which I can see from the kitchen or on the laptop – being carried around the house with me because I was determined to get the last 2 books!!

I nearly missed one because I was checking soemthing out on my mac and not watching my pc, but someone got the Higher learning achievement and i happened to notice out of the corner of my eye.

Then finally…and about 5.30 this afternoon, whilst sitting on the floor like a drunken hooker, I saw a book spawn on the shelf.

 

I didn’t realise you got a mail with a little book to keep forever 🙂 My collector OCD went into overdrive excitement!

My very own Kirin Tor mini mage!

 

Chasing achievements

Ever since the achievement system came into effect, I have had a few BC dungeons not listed as completed.  This has always sat in the back of my mind, because I don’t recall doing anything to get the ones I already had.

Yesterday, I finally decided to get off my butt and do them.

I did do Setthek Halls just before this so get my birdie…he didn’t drop 😦 Maybe Next time right?

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Ulduar and Dragonwrath

I had an awesome night tonight running Ulduar for achievements with the Frosties.  Thanks to the invention of Cross realms, I was on my mage  🙂  I got Kolibear to come with us for a little wheile and then when hubby finsihed his raid, i got him to come with us as well.  Hubby got heaps of achievements.like 4 at every boss, it was amazing!

My however, I have done a few of them previously for the mount, but tonight I got some that I have been wanting for a while 🙂

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Our little toons

A long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, three friends created little toons on a server with the intention of just running around together and eventually levelling. The server was Durotan and was our home before the Galactic Oceanic Server nexus was opened.  The toons were levelled to 27 and then left there, forgotten, unloved and unplayed as our main toons moved to new homes, new guilds and new adventures.

Today we logged into them, they are still in a guild together with no one else there of course 🙂  We had 13 gold between us!  I am playing a holy priest, hubby a frost mage and Cay a prot warrior.  We created them with the intent to always just be chasing DPS toons for 5 man runs.

We got them to level 32 today just by running some dungeons, we also got a few guild achievements and are 13% through the guild level.  We shall see how far we get them.

It was fun to be running on them again, it has been a very very long time and in fact those toons are what gave us the idea to start our first guild up all those years ago – in a round about kind of way!

We may be raiding tonight, so I may post again, but I was so excited about these toons I just had to put something up here now. I just wish I had gotten a photo of the three of us.