Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 18

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Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 728 (Ret) - Unchanged.
● Glory of the Hellfire Raider (12 13/13) Complete

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
No new pets or toys this month. No progress on Brutal Pet Brawler for the Stunted Direhorn pet (150/250 PVP pet battles wins currently). Finally obtained the [Spineclaw Crab] for Going To Need A Bigger Bag.

Fishing/Archaeology:
Draenor Arachnology Complete. Last three Pristines obtained.
● Draenor Clans (18 19/19), Arakkoa (8 10/10)

Fished up the last 30 Lunkers the for the Draenor Water Strider mount.

Thoughts
Legion is now 11 weeks away. This month I felt I finished Draenor. Grinded out the last of Archaeology and Fishing for Draenor.  My guild leader Navimie organised a run to finish the Achievements in Hellfire Citadel. Even finished Inspector Gadgetzan at long last.

I've been stockpiling Garrsion Salvage Crates on all my alts for when the pre-expansion patch hits for a number of transmog unlocks. Pushing Garrsion Mission Table as much as I can before the Gold Missions are removed.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 17

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Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 728 (Ret)
One item levels this month from upgrading gear with valor.
Valor Needed:
750 0 for Ret set
3,250 for Holy set
 
Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Finally obtained all the garrison music rolls. My Overwatch pet unlocked. No progress on Brutal Pet Brawler for the Stunted Direhorn pet (150/250 PVP pet battles wins atm).

I already own a [Spineclaw Crab], but I need to loot one on Timeless Isle to finish off Going To Need A Bigger Bag.

Fished up 30 Lunkers this month. Still need 30 more for the Draenor Water Strider mount.

Thoughts
I spent a bunch of this month camping Timeless Isle (for Going To Need A Bigger Bag items) while playing Xenoblade or the new season of Diablo. I haven't felt very engaged with World of Warcraft this month.

Legion was announced during the month. It is now 15 weeks away.

The Spineclaw Crab has me frustrated, 1100 kills of normal crabs and only seen the rare 9 times.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Legion Announcement


So the release date of Legion was announced today.

It'll be two weeks after my Warlords 20th Month update.

The only Draenor Specific things I have left to do is Archaeology (3 Pristines) & Fishing (60 Lunkers). I don't feel a deadline hanging over me like I did when the end of Pandaria was announced.

But once the pre-patch hits I'll be rushing around old dungeons to fill out the new transmog system, that is for certain.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 16

Cavern of Lost Spirits on Timeless Isle
 Gear & Raids:McTacky - Item Level 727 (Ret)
Zero item levels this month.
Valor Needed: 1250 750 for rest of Ret set
 
Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Obtained the garrison song from Nefarian (Blackwing Descent), Just the garrison song from Kel'Thuzad (Naxxramas) left.

Grabbed a couple new pets, pushing my total to 742. (McTacky's WarcraftPets profile). Hit number 1 on server because Jazeel removed their profile from the page. Trying to get Brutal Pet Brawler (150/250 PVP pet battles wins atm) for the Stunted Direhorn pet.

Going To Need A Bigger Bag
● [Captain Zvezdan's Lost Leg] Rattleskew
● [Ordon Death Chime] Flintlord Gairan
● [Death Adder Hatchling] Imperial Python
● [Jadefire Spirit] Spirit of Jadefire
● [Ruby Droplet] Garnia
● [Spineclaw Crab] Monstrous Spineclaw

Fishing/Archaeology:
One new Pristine.
● Draenor Clans (17 18/19), Arakkoa (8/10)

No progress on fishing.
● Fishing 60 Lunkers ~5 lunkers per hr  = ~12 hrs total

Crafting:
Nothing new for Jewelcrafting, still 8 recipies left.
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm), 2 Tanaan Jungle Recipes (note - farm some Felbight to finish Tanaan ones off)

Thoughts
The start of the month felt a little listless having finished my enormous pet levelling project. I did Archaeology for a while, but got little progress.

Returned to Timeless Isle to afk-camp for Going To Need A Bigger Bag items. While afk camping I've been playing Hearthstone and Stardew Valley.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 15

Me vs Jazeel
 
Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 727 (Ret)

Two more item levels this month. via Valor upgrades alone.

Valor Needed: 2500 1250 for rest of Ret set

Raid Stuff to do:
● Clear Heroic Highmaul (1/7)
● Clear Heroic Blackrock Foundry (9/10) (Need Heroic Blackhand)
● Clear Mythic Blackrock Foundry (6 9/10) (Need Mythic Blackhand)
● Clear Mythic Hellfire Citadel (0 1/13)
● Glory of the Draenor Raider (14/17) (All 3 from Highmaul)
● Glory of the Hellfire Raider (12/13) (Need I'm a Soul Man)

Old Raid Stuff to do:
● Glory of the Pandaria Raider (22/30)
● Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider (13/14) (Fire in the Hole! left)

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Grabbed a few items that will become toys in Legion but still aren't toys yet, but I haven't grabbed all the items yet. Storage space is at a premium so thank goodness for my alts being able to hold the toy items.

Still no luck with the two garrison songs that drop from Nefarian (Blackwing Descent) and  Kel'Thuzad (Naxxramas), but I've forgotten to try for them the past couple of weeks.

(McTacky's WarcraftPets profile). Finished all my pet levelling. All 739 of my Combat Pets are level 25 and rare. Obtained another Refer-a-Friend pet this month. I also levelled a Horde Warlock to Level 100 just doing pet battles.

The only mount I got this month was one of the 5 Alliance honor mounts. All honor from from Garrison Mission Table. The 130 attempts at The Love Rocket yielded zero Love Rocket mounts.

Fishing/Archaeology:
Finished off Ogre, got a couple to go on each of the others.
● Draenor Clans (17/19), Ogre (10/10), Arakkoa (8/10)

More progress on fishing. Another 10 Lunkers.
● Fishing 60 Lunkers ~5 lunkers per hr  = ~12 hrs total

PvP:
Wintergrasp Meta is finished, now I have 100/100 wins.

Crafting:
Nothing new for Jewelcrafting, still 8 recipies left.
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm), 2 Tanaan Jungle Recipies

Thoughts
After I got my last 6 Wintergrasp wins, this month has been only been about pet battles, which is appropriate considering it is Pokémon's 20th Anniversary. Now the pet battles are done, next month will be very different!

On Thursdays, Mythic Blackrock Foundary has been fun, the guild and I are on the Mythic Blackhand Fight which has been intense, we are sure to get it soon!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Nightmare Toy Scenario


 
 
 

Master Blood Knight Aloysius McTacky returned to the bar in Silvermoon City, coming back from his vacation on Timeless Isle. He had really needed a break after the Draenor Campaign came to an end.

"I see you are back from Draenor, Bartender," said McTacky.

"I have a name, you know," said Bartender.

"Let me tell you about my time on Timeless Isle," said McTacky, changing the subject as he sat down at the bar.

"Trying to magically make chocolate fast again?" asked Bartender, remembering McTacky's last Time Magic Stunt.

"I was hunting toys," said McTacky.

"Toys?" asked Bartender, raising an long red elven eyebrow.

"Indeed, and I obtained them all. The worse was the Warning Sign. I slain 313 of those Ordon yaungol for it. It was hard work, but I got the job done!"

"You murdered the locals... for toys?" asked Bartender.

"An a mount!" smiled McTacky, "it was all justified since Ordon and his fire cult are evil (except when I invoke his power for bloody coins). I managed obtain all the Toys before my vacation was over."

"You at least got, Hardened Shell and Ash-Covered Horn?" asked Bartender, grumpy at McTacky's comments about fire magic.

"I found them, but they aren't Official 6.0 Toys so I didn't keep them," said McTacky.

"Oh.... the official Toy Classification Agency is going to make them Official 7.0 Toys that can go into the 7.0 Toybox," said Bartender.

McTacky's face went pale as the realisation and Horror set in.

"No!" spoke McTacky quietly in disbelief.

"Read the list there. There 5 items from Timeless Isle will be 7.0 Toys," said Bartender.

"I have to go back," said McTacky, almost whispering as he stood up.

"No you don't. They are just toys," pointed out Bartender.

"I have to go back," said McTacky, walking out of the bar in a daze.

McTacky could feel the ghost of Jakur of Ordon was mocking him, having gotten the last laugh.


Edit: I found the Ash-Covered Horn in an alt's bank, but this post still stands. More items from old expansions are being made toys and I threw them away before I found out.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 14

318 Kills

Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 725 (Ret)

Just 2 items levels this month. Gained zero Valor this month. So Lazy!
Valor Needed: 2500 for rest of Ret set

Raid Stuff to do:
● Clear Heroic Highmaul (1/7)
● Clear Heroic Blackrock Foundary (9/10) (Need Heroic Blackhand)
● Clear Mythic Blackrock Foundary (6/10)
Clear Heroic Hellfire Citadel (13/13) Complete
● Clear Mythic Hellfire Citadel (0/13)
● Glory of the Draenor Raider (14/17) (All 3 from Highmaul)
● Glory of the Hellfire Raider (12/13) (Need I'm a Soul Man)

Old Raid Stuff to do:
● Glory of the Pandaria Raider (22/31) (22/30 since hotfix)
Glory of the Thundering Raider (23/23) Complete
● Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider (13/14) (Fire in the Hole! left)

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Faith gave me the last pickpocketing Dice Toy. Also finally got my Warning Sign from Tmeless Isle after killing the rare 318 times.

Still still hunting the last two garrison songs that drop from Nefarian (Blackwing Descent) and  Kel'Thuzad (Naxxramas).

(McTacky's WarcraftPets profile).  Obtained a Refer-a-Friend pet this month, otherwise just been levelling them. 164 pets left to level.

Last months pet calculations were flawed. I didn't take into account that the Mystery Bags will give me worthless level up stones once a pet family is finished. 109 Days if I only get Pet Charms from Garrsion pet battles and buy only Mystery Bags. 72 Days if I swap to Flawless Battle-Training Stones when I have 5 Pet Families left.

Avg Flawless Battle-Training Stone Per Day = 30 (Avg 90 Pet Charms Per Day)
Avg Battle-Training Stone Token Per Day = 60 (1 Mystery Bag = 1⅓ Battle-Training Stone Tokens) (Avg 45 Mystery Bags Per Day) (Avg Battle-Training Stone Token Per Class Per Day = 6)

Overall it is more efficient if you swap to Flawless Battle-Training Stones at 4 Classes Left the two methods are at parity at 5. I will be using other pet levelling methods to supplement the garrison pet battles to make it go faster than 72 Days.

Fishing/Archaeology:
A little archaeology, 10 pristine artefacts to go now.
● Draenor Clans (14/19), Ogre (9/10), Arakkoa (6/10)

More progress on fishing. Another 10 Lunkers.
● Fishing 70 Lunkers ~5 lunkers per hr  = ~14 hrs total

PvP:
I finished up Draenei and Worgen Nemesis Quests. The guild helped with Kill Fight Salute! All done now!

Did a heap of Wintergrasp. Now at 94/100 wins for the Wintergrasp Meta Achievement.

Crafting:
I got a Jewelcrafting recipe! Down to 8 recipies left.
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm), 3 2 Tanaan Jungle Recipies

Thoughts
Something I haven't talked about for Draenor is the different way I've been playing the game this year. This year in Warcraft, I've tried to be less of an ability clicker. I used to just use the numbers 1-5 and click the other buttons. Now I have moved strafe to A and D and bound Q, E, R & T to spell bar just above 1-5, giving me better options.

This month wasn't any different from last month for me. Most of the time I was Jakur for the toy I finally got 2 days ago. Also been jumping into Wintergrasp every time I notice it is up. Of course there is also all the garrison pet battles each day.

With Jakur done and Wintergrasp almost done, next month is set to be a different sort of month than the past two months.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Warlords of Draenor - Month 13

This was my Month, this spot, this mob. Over and over...
 
Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 723 (Ret)

Barely earned any Valor this month so item level just went up 2 points.

Raid Stuff to do:
● Clear Heroic Highmaul (1/7)
● Clear Mythic Highmaul (7/7)
Clear Normal Blackrock Foundary (10/10) Complete
● Clear Heroic Blackrock Foundary (9/10) (Need Heroic Blackhand)
● Clear Mythic Blackrock Foundary (0/10)
● Clear Heroic Hellfire Citadel (12/13) (Need Heroic Xhul'horac)
● Clear Mythic Hellfire Citadel (0/13)
● Glory of the Draenor Raider (14/17)
● Glory of the Hellfire Raider (12/13) (Need I'm a Soul Man)

Old Raid Stuff to do:
● Glory of the Pandaria Raider (22/31) (22/30 since hotfix)
● Glory of the Thundering Raider (22/23) (Lei Shen with Diffusion Chain Conduit)
● Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider (13/14) (Fire in the Hole! left)

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
I purchased the Wind Rider Cub Plush and Gryphon Hatchling Plush and got their in-game pets with them. Crooked got me a Grumpling. At 738 unique pets now. (McTacky's WarcraftPets profile).

With Toys, I obtained a heap, and now camping Timeless Isle for Warning Sign. Keep forgetting to do the Alliance Garrison Campaign each week on my Warlock for the toy from that.

I obtained the last mount from the Argent Tournament . All that is left to get the pony for my Squire, which can wait.

Still hunting the last two garrison songs that drop from Nefarian (Blackwing Descent) and  Kel'Thuzad (Naxxramas).

Fishing/Archaeology:
Not much archaeology, still 12 pristine artefacts to go left like last month.
● Draenor Clans (13/19), Ogre (9/10), Arakkoa (5/10)

Caught 10 lunkers again this month from Fishing. 80 to go for Reins of the Crimson Water Strider.

PvP:
I finished up Dwarf, Gnome and Pandaren Nemesis Quests. Just Draenei and Worgen left.

Did a heap of Wintergrasp. Now 70/100 wins for the Meta Achievement.

Crafting:
No progress on Jewelcrafting. Still 9 recipies to go.
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm), 3 Tanaan Jungle Recipies

Thoughts
Every week I look forward to Thursdays the most, since that is when we are doing Draenor Raid achievements instead of progression.

Outside of Thursdays I feel spread thin, trying to do multiple things at once. I feel I got to get some of these things completed instead of going on piecemeal.

Active Grind:
Draenei & Worgen Nemesis ~need to get a group together for it
Archeology ~fewer pristine left, the harder it gets
Camping Warning Sign (respawns 30-60 min) ~a second to kill, hours of camping.
Fishing 80 Lunkers ~5 lunkers per hr  = 16 hrs total
Pet Leveling (almost 300 pets/4500 approx levels left) ~60.5 levels per day via Pet Charms = 74 days

Passive Grind:
Daily Heroic (once per day) ~15-25 minutes
30 Wintergrasp Wins (once every 2 hours) ~20-30 minutes
7 Alliance Garrison Campaign Quests (once every week) ~15-25 minutes

My plan was to just camp out the Warning Sign while doing Wintergrasp when it was up, since those two seem the easiest to completed 100% and get off the list. It is logical, however at 170 kills for the warning sign without it dropping means I could have gotten the fishing done in that time.