Monday, 21 July 2014


I may have been playing Recettear a little too much...
Recette is an item shop owner, trying to pay off her Father's debts. She commissions adventures like myself to accompany her into Dungons so she can gather loot for her shop.

Yeah, she keeps all the loot and overcharges people who enter her shop, but 5000 PIX per dungeon run is still nice!
Anyone know the PIX to Gold Coin exchange rate?

Friday, 4 July 2014

McTacky Saves The Midsummer Fire Festival (Part 2 of 2)

Master Blood Knight Aloysius McTacky swaggered into the Silvermoon Inn.

"I'll have you know, Grand Bartender, that the Midsummer Festival is saved," said McTacky with a wide grin on this face.

"So you didn't screw up this time?" said the Bartender.

McTacky rolled his eyes.

"I am a professional!" insisted McTacky.

Days earlier in Coilfang Reservoir, Outland...

The squad of 5 travelled from Silvermoon all the way to Coilfang Reservoir in Outland. The discovered the Frost Lord Ahune there.

"It is he who will bring eternal winter!" said Eywaa (Jazz).

"We must stop the Twilight's nefarious plans!" said Morz.

"Let us defeat him and save summer," said Talarial (Zeirah).

"For the Midsummer Fire Festival!" said Nath (totally real Blood Elf).

The group charges in, mercilessly attacking the Ice Lord.

Ahune sends waves of Ice Elementals at the group of Blood Elves.

It is not enough and the Silvermoonites are victorious. 
"He is defeated! We have saved the Midsummer Festival!" exclaimed McTacky.

They all cheer.

Back in Silvermoon Inn

"So you saved Summer? Or did you save the concept of summer?" asked the Bartender.

"He was going to make things cold. That would mean Summer is over," said McTacky.

"So not change the orbital axis of the Azeroth then?" asked the Bartender.

"No," said McTacky, indignant, "he was a Frost Lord! They make things cold with magic!"

"So you travelled to another planet and killed an elemental lord who was minding his own business in his home?" asked the Bartender.

"The Twilight Hammer summoned him," said McTacky.
"So the Twilight Hammer summoned a Frost Lord onto another planet in some dungeon under water and you think Azeroth was going to turn cold?" asked the Bartender.

"I'm sure the magic would have gotten to us eventually," said McTacky, "remember Fire Lord, Ragnaros? He was trying to set the world on fire."

"The Fire Lord who only managed to burn some trees down in Hyjal by setting them on fire?" asked the Bartender, "he wouldn't have changed the orbital axis of the Azeroth either. So he wouldn't have made an eternal summer."

"I totally saved the Midsummer Festival," said McTacky.

"No, you ganked a Ice Lord on another planet and said it was related to the Midsummer FIRE Festival," said the Bartender.

McTacky sighed.

"Hey, go have some fun. You love the Midsummer Fire Festival," said the Bartender, trying to cheer McTacky up, "go juggle some torches! Dance at the Ribbon Pole. Don't sulk here."

"I am a hero!" insisted McTacky, "I saved the Midsummer Festival."

"Sure you did," said the Bartender, patronisingly.

"I am a hero!" insisted McTacky.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Countdown to Warlords of Draenor (33 week update/24 weeks to go?)

Finished up Nat Pagle's Friendship then started working on achievements related to the Shado-Pan dallies.

Important Stuff to do:
● Get Holy Item Level to over 566 (561 563/566)
● Get Ret Item Level to over 553 (543 545/553)
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Healer
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Damage

Old Raid Stuff to do:
Glory of the Cataclysm Raider (20/24)
● Get Shado-Pan Assault to Exalted (Revered)
● Get all Burning Crusade Raid Pet Drops (5 6/10)

Pandaria Quest Achievements:
● August Celestials - 1/3
● Cloud Serpent - 0/3
● Golden Lotus -  4  5/6
● Klaxxi - 3/5
● Shado-Pan -  2  6/7
● Sunreaver Onslaught - 8/22
● Tillers-  5  6/6 (Complete)

Misc Stuff to do:
● Do [The Longest Day] Achievement
● Get all Argent Tournament Mounts (11 12/15) (600 Tokens)
● Nat Pagle Friendship to Best Friends (37 64/64) Complete

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection:
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 4 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 2 World Drops (Cataclysm)

Monday, 23 June 2014

McTacky Saves The Midsummer Fire Festival (Part 1 of 2)

It was late and Master Blood Knight Aloysius McTacky was celebrating late into the night at the crowded Silvermoon Inn.

"Don't you have a day job, Blood Knight?" asked the Bartender.

"Lay off! It is the Midsummer Festival! It is our Holiday! Lunar Festival is all Moon, all Night Elf. Midsummer is all Sun, all High Elf. Ehhh, Blood Elf too!" insisted McTacky, deep into his drinks.

"What exactly is your job anyway?" asked the Bartender, "I've never heard you ever do any actual work since we reclaimed the Sunwell."

"Hey now! With the Sunwell's rebirth, us Blood Knights have chosen to embrace it and to forge for ourselves a new identity as they lead our people into a more promising future," said McTacky.

"A future where you don't do any work," said the Bartender.

"I happen to be one of the predaceous few to hold the rank of I am one of the Master Blood Knight. We have loads of responsibilities," said McTacky.

"Name one," said the Bartender.

"I hand out quests to Initiates," said McTacky.

"Whoa... slow down there. That sounds like too much excitement," said the Bartender.

"Pour me another drink," insisted McTacky

"During the Pandaria campaign I guarded members of the Reliquary..." said McTacky.

"Ohh! Did you meet the archaeologist Cymre Jones?" asked the Bartender, pouring McTacky another drink.

"Yes I did. But it is Coolidge the Blood Knight who is with her," said McTacky.

"So basically you watch other people do archaeology and tell Initiates to do their chores. Real hard work load," said the Bartender.

"I also have visions sometimes to save Seasonal Events," said McTacky.

"You hardly saved Love Is in the Air and the Lunar Festival," said the Bartender, "in fact I'd say you failed entirely at whatever you were attempting to do."

"I actually like the Midsummer Festival," said McTacky, finishing up his wine, "more!"

"You have had enough to drink," said the Bartender.

"I'll show you! I'll save the Midsummer Festival," said McTacky.

"The Midsummer FIRE Festival isn't at risk," said the Bartender.

"Huh?" asked McTacky.

"It is the Midsummer FIRE Festival! You kept missing the Fire part" insisted the Bartender, who McTacky couldn't remember the name of.

"Whatever," said McTacky, passing out.

Weird, more Déjà vu!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Nat Pagle's Best Friend

Finished up fishing rare fish for Nat Pagle. So I obtained my [Nat's Hat] and [Nat's Fishing Chair].
Learning from the Best was my 201st achievement in the Professions Category.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Countdown to Warlords of Draenor (29 week update/28 weeks to go?)

Finished off all the Cataclysm JC daily quests at long last. Finished off all the Archaeology Achieves and began gaining Nat Pagle's Friendship. Spent Valor to upgrade my healing set, epsiecally since you can upgrade items four times now.

Important Stuff to do:
● Get Holy Item Level to over 566 (558 561/566)
● Get Ret Item Level to over 553 (538 543/553)
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Healer
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Damage

Old Raid Stuff to do:
Glory of the Cataclysm Hero (27 28/28) Complete
Glory of the Cataclysm Raider (20/24)
● Get Shado-Pan Assault to Exalted (Honored Revered)
● Get all Burning Crusade Raid Pet Drops (5/10)

Misc Stuff to do:
Get all Pristine Archaeology (26 28/28) Complete
● Do [The Longest Day] Achievement
● Get all Argent Tournament Mounts (10 11/15) (600 Tokens)
● Nat Pagle Friendship to Best Friends (7 37/64 hand-ins done)

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection:
● 6 Burning Crusade Recipes - 1 Aldor, 4 Sunwell, 1 Dungeon Drop
● 2 Cataclysm Recipes - 2 World Drop; 5 0 Vendor

Thursday, 29 May 2014

All Cataclysm JC Daily Recipes Obtained

At long last all 154 Jewelcrafting recipes that cost daily tokens are mine!
The rundown:
14 Chimera's Eye Cuts (@2 each = 28 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token)
52 Rare Quality Gems (@3 each = 156 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token
66 Epic Quality Gems (@4 each = 264 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token)
13 Meta Cuts (@4 each = 52 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token)
9 Epic Accessories (@5 each = 45 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token)
So in grand total it took 545 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token.
That is 545 days of Orgrimmar Jewelcrafting Dallies done!

What is left now:
Pendant of Shadow's End - Need Revered with Aldor for this one
Circlet of Arcane Might - Drops from Epoch Hunter in Old Hillsbrad
Hard Khorium Band - Sunwell Drop
Hard Khorium Choker - Sunwell Drop
Loop of Forged Power - Sunwell Drop
Ring of Flowing Life - Sunwell Drop
Jeweler's Ruby Monocle - Cataclysm World Drop
Rhinestone Sunglasses - Cataclysm World Drop

Friday, 23 May 2014

17k Achievement Points + Glory of the Cataclysm Hero

With the Glory of the Cataclysm Hero, I hit 17k Achievement Points!
I managed to solo a lot of the achievements for Glory of the Cataclysm Hero but I grouped up for a few of them:
Navimie, Corael, Aurii, and Crooked helped me with Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls. Didn't remove all the Heroic Cloaks before hand so we were AoE Damaging by accident. We had to leave the adds alive so the boss could kill them We reset the boss and did it again easily.
Nathamanz was with me for Straw That Broke the Camel's Back and Kill It With Fire!. We just DPS Earthrager Ptah down while avoiding things that could dismount us. Then just waited for the Burning Souls to appear during the High Prophet Barim fight and killed them.
I Hate That Song took several attempts with a few groups, including an attempt with Nathamanz again which didn't work out. Muppeteer (Vinyl) and Chihako were with me when we finally got the achievement down. Navimie was in the group for a few of those attempts before having to head off.
The strategy that worked in the end was this: I ran down and agroed all the snakes then ran up to solo the boss. The snakes wouldn't respawn because I didn't kill them. I used single target on Temple Guardian Anhuur. Vinyl and Chihako then stood at the switches and used them when Temple Guardian Anhuur started to sing. 

For Glory of the Cataclysm Hero I earned my my Reins of the Volcanic Stone Drake!

Thankyou everyone who helped me out!