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) ~116 levels per day via Pet Charms = 40 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.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Warlords of Draenor - Month 12

 
 
Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 721 (Ret)

Slowly earning the Valor to get my gear upgraded has pushed me up to 721 so far, still have many pieces to upgrade. I keep forgetting to do my daily heroic dungeon, if I did that I would be futher along.

Since last month I'm now 11/13 in Hellfire Citadel Heroic. I still need Tyrant Velhari and Xhul'horac. I completed Mythic Highmaul with the guild this week, which was relatively easy because of our item level.

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
I obtained Reins of the Grove Warden thanks to my guild.

Other than Crawling Claw, I have all the tradable pets. At 734 unique pets now. (McTacky's WarcraftPets profile).

I've been hunting down missing Toys in-game, once-per-day camping rares that drop the toy I need. I also had my rogue do some mass pickpocketing in Northrend trying to get some of the Dice toys, no luck. Doing the Alliance Garrison Campaign on my Warlock at the moment, which also rewards a toy.

Fishing/Archaeology:
Still grinding away at archaeology, 12 pristine artefacts left. Still no Pet or Mount from Tol'Vir.

Caught 10 lunkers this month from Fishing, far away from getting the Draenor version of the Water Strider Mount.

Thoughts
I don't feel burned out on World of Warcraft anymore. This phase of an expansion is always my favourite. The focus away from progression to completion is always my preference. I know you can't be a completionist without doing some progression, but I find it more fun. Which is what I need after the past few months of the dull & un-fun Hellfire Citadel Raid.

No grand insight to the past 12 months, just this was the expansion that give me lots of gold to buy the things I've always wanted. It was the expansion that had a lot of stuff with the Blood Knights and the Frostwolves in-game.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

The inevitable WoD Bucket List

Dungeon Stuff to do:
● Glory of the Draenor Hero (6/23)
● Do the Mythic Dungeons (4/8)

Raid Stuff to do:
● Clear Heroic Highmaul (1/7)
● Clear Normal Blackrock Foundary (8/10)
● Clear Heroic Blackrock Foundary (9/10)
● Clear Heroic Hellfire Citadel (10/13)
● Glory of the Hellfire Raider (10/13)

Old Raid Stuff to do:
● Glory of the Pandaria Raider (20/31)
● Glory of the Thundering Raider (22/23)
● Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider (13/14)

Misc Stuff to do:
● 2 Songs - Nefarian (Blackwing Descent), Kel'Thuzad (Naxxramas)
● 2680/5000 Blackfang Claws
● Pristine Archaeology (19/39) - Draenor Clans (8/19), Ogre (7/10), Arakkoa (4/10)
● Nemesis Kills (2/7)

Old Misc Stuff to do:
● 1 Argent Tournament Mount
● Tol'vir Archaeology - Need the Pet & Mount.

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection: 6 + 3
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm), 3 Tanaan Jungle Recipies

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Repost: Pilgrims Bounty Shopping List



Merry Pilgrims Bounty! This is a repost as nothing new in 2015. However in 2014 a toy and a battle pet (Frightened Bush Chicken & Silver-Plated Turkey Shooter) were added. The items are only obtainable from the seasonal daily quest reward bag Pilgrim's Bounty.

Daily Shopping List:
Simple Flour x20
Mild Spices x20
Honey x 100 (all seasonal vendors)
Autumnal Herbs x 60 (all seasonal vendors)
Wild Turkey x20 (kill and loot them outside Undercity in Trisfal Glades)
Ripe Tirisfal Pumpkin x20 (Undercity Seasonal Vendor)
Mulgore Sweet Potato x20 (Thunderbluff Seasonal Vendor)
Tangy Southfury Cranberries x20 (Orgrimmar Seasonal Vendor)

(If you want to skip the Wild Turkey dallies, you only need to buy Honeyx60 instead)

Also if you are doing the normal quests for Pilgrim's Bounty for the first time, have 5 extra of Turkey, Pumpkin, Potato and Crandberry, but don't cook them until you have the quest for them since the quest will only credit you if you cook them while on the quest.

Because of the low drops rates per Pilgrim's Bounty I recommend doing them on all alts. Teaming up with a Mage will make traveling in-between Org-TB-UC faster.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Warlords of Draenor - Month 11

 
Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 708 (Ret)

Since month 9, I've cleared Hellfire Citadel on normal difficulty and done 8/13 on heroic with the guild (the guild has cleared all 13 without me however).

The only fun I've been having is with the people in the raid. I still find the instance itself frightfully dull and the atmosphere boring. The only fights that are interesting is the robot boss (Iron Reaver), the Bird Boss (Shadow-Lord Iskar).

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Still using WarcraftPets.com profile to keep track of it all, and I am now at 731 unique pets.

Being able to collect Terky in-game was great. Still Blizzard still has no record of my Hunter having ever earned the Spirit of Competition so I still haven't been able to restore that.

1750/2000 Draenor Pet Battles now. Going to push thought at least another 50 levelling battles in the next couple of days since it is currently Pet Battle Weekend.

I just have one Argent Tournament mount left. 150 more tokens to go.

Fishing/Archaeology:
A few more Pristine Artefacts obtained. About half way now.

Thoughts
I've been 100% burned out on WOW the past few months. I never liked Hellfire Citadel and having a year more of it feels like a punishment. Grinding out the PVP achievements

In the past 3 months I've been playing more Diablo (Season 4) and the new StarCraft Expansion. Also in the beta for Overwatch. Non-blizzard has been City Skylines and some weeboo Vita games. I've come back to WoW more to keep levelling up my pets.

As for the Blizzcon announcements, I am happy that the expanded Transmogrify ability to choose items from old quests, even rewards you didn't choose. Which means I can Quel'Delar with 2 hander and 1 hander from the A Victory For The Sunreavers quest. That is exactly what my new Ashbringer next expansion will be transformed into the moment I obtain it.

Blizcon's Warcraft cinematic trailers were good looking. I avoid looking at the actual new content that is in the expansion, I don't want to spoil myself for the stuff when it comes out.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Warlords of Draenor - Month 9


Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 701 (Ret)

With the patch, the Guild's Casual Raid Group is running again on Sunday Nights. We have killed the first 7 of 13 boss in Hellfire Citadel on normal difficulty. Half the fights more annoying than fun.

PvP
Tried some Ashran since the patch changes, barely made any progress with my Dwarf kills. Is much slower going.

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
Big purchase of Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak this month wiped out my in-game savings.

Fishing/Archaeology:
No Fishing this month, still have the mount left to obtain. Archaeology on hold until flying patch.

Thoughts
Starting to feel burn out. Finished the new things for Patch 6.2, haven't visited Tanaan in a while. Been doing some of the questing on alts that missed out on questing once they hit 100.

In my rush to experience the new content, I got though it all too quickly.

Friday, 7 August 2015

McTacky vs the Silver Hand

McTacky had spent the past few months since being removed from command of his garrison (for embezzlement buying pets) doing objectives in Tanaan.

"Do you want to lead the Silver Hand?" asked Lady Liadrin, Matriarch of the Blood Knight order. McTacky's boss.

"No," said Master Blood Knight McTacky, "I'd never join the Silver Hand!"

"What about this photo?" asked Lady Liadrin?

"That is you in a the Silver Hand Tabard," added Lady Liadrin.

"That.... is a fake!" lied McTacky.

"You'll get to use the Ashbringer," added Lady Liadrin.

"I prefer the Quel'Delar," said McTacky.

"Well I use the Quel'Delar, not you," said Lady Liadrin.

"But I am holding a Quel'Delar as well," said McTacky.

"That is the Quel'Delar, Lens of the Mind, I have the Lore Quel'Delar," said Lady Liadrin.





"But Archmage Aethas Sunreaver told everyone I was the bearer of Quel'Delar," said McTacky.

"I think you are remembering incorrectly," said Lady Liadrin.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Warlords of Draenor - Month 8


Garrisons:
Level 3 Garrisons - Paladin, Warrior, Hunter, Shaman, Priest, Mage, Druid, Death Knight, Alliance Warlock, Rogue

Rogue hit max level with Pet Battles just before the patch hit. Shipyards have been largely annoying, but the hotfix to add a Shipyard mission table inside the townhall at level 3 shipyards helps a little, but the system feels half-baked.

Gear & Raids:
McTacky - Item Level 694/684 (Ret/Holy)

With the patch, the Guild's Casual Raid Group is running again on Sunday Nights. We have killed the first 7 of 13 boss in Hellfire Citadel on normal difficulty. Half the fights more annoying than fun.

PvP
Tried some Ashran since the patch changes, barely made any progress with my Dwarf kills. Is much slower going.

Pets/Mounts/Toys:
I have collected a heap of new pets from the patch and converted them all to rare. Obtained many toys and mounts that a new from the patch. At 1100/2000 Draenor Pet battles now for pet Monument.

Fishing/Archaeology:
Fished up 60 of the new Felmouth Frenzy Lunkers (mostly at Thundertail Wallow) and was able to obtained the two pets from Pat Nagle. I plan to fish some more for more items off him. Still no archaeology this month, but plan to do it more once flying is patched in (I have the achievement that unlocks it).

Thoughts
For the past month I have been enjoying Patch 6.2. I am now exalted with ore of the Awakened, Saberstalkers and Vol'jin Headhunters, so I have no need to do the dailies anymore. I have unlocked everything for flying, so once it is patched in all my toons can fly in Draenor.

I have enjoyed Timeless Isle 2.0 and grouping up with guildies for objectives and rares. The Timewalking Weekends have been especially enjoyable. Felt no compulsion to even try ti Arena Skirmish weekend event.

The problem now is that I have completed all the objectives of Tanaan, so I am back where I was before the patch. Probably giving me time to get the last mounts from Argent Tournament & continuing to level my Pets.