Thursday, 25 September 2014

Countdown to Warlords of Draenor (45 week update/7 weeks to go!)

Only Eight weeks to go! Four weeks or less until patch 6.0!

It was an insanely productive month. Finished my Gold Challenge Modes & reached Brawlers Guild to Rank 10. Also did the Tol Barad Meta, and Pandaria Dungeon Heroic Meta, all items not on the list, but welcome. Still need to do the extra bosses in Brawlers Guild.

However I did finish my Glory of the Cataclysm Raider & Emperor Shaohao reputations, which were on my bucket list.

Important Stuff to do:
● Get Ret Item Level to over 553 (545 551/553)
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Healer
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Damage

Old Raid Stuff to do:
Glory of the Cataclysm Raider (20 24/24) (Complete)
● Get Shado-Pan Assault to Exalted (Revered 8399/21000) - 3.1 Weeks of Full Clear
● Get all Burning Crusade Raid Pet Drops (8 10/10) (Complete)

Pandaria Quest Achievements: 1 Left
● Sunreaver Onslaught - 17/18 (kill a Skumblade Pillager)

Misc Stuff to do:
● Get Emperor Shaohao to Exalted (Exalted) (Complete)
● Do [The Longest Day] Achievement
● Get all Argent Tournament Mounts (12 13/15) (300 Tokens)

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection: 7 6
● 1 Rep (Aldor),  4  3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Glory to the Cataclysm Raider

I had four achieves left. 2 in Throne of the Four Winds, 2 in The Bastion of Twilight. With a guild group of Sars, Luxy, Faithless, Ksret and someone's friend Lickslol, we conquered them, and I obtained Glory to the Cataclysm Raider!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Gold Challange Modes: Complete

With Aza, Exray, Lushen and Windwalker I did all of Challenge Conqueror: Gold!
Thanks heaps for the group! I really didn't think I'd get this done before the patch 6.0 deadline!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Glory of the Pandaria Hero

With Luxy, Sars and Crooked, I finished off the last 17 Achievements I needed for my Glory of the Pandaria Hero.

For older achievements I earned in 2013, I had teamed with Navimie, Aza, Zwingli, Xyn, Moopie, HK, and Sev.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Master of Tol Barad

Who wore it better?
For a long time (over two years) all I needed for Master of Tol Barad was to win it 12 more times.

Recently I started doing Tol Barad again and I've been having Guildies join me in these capture battles. Now I have those twelve wins!

I'm not done with the Tol Barad Peninsula, I still need the Fox Kit that costs 200 Tol Barad Commendations. But one victory at a time!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Brawlers Rank 10 & Training Camp

"I can't do it coaches!" said McTacky, slumped at the edge of the ring, his face all bruised and beaten up, "Ahoo'ru is too powerful. He is the better Paladin. He knows how to Divine Circle!"

"Don't be a quitter," said Coach Crooked, "now put some enchants on that gear!"

"You are moving around too much out there! Take control of your movements!" said Coach Luxy, "Here are some better strength gems and a belt buckle!"

"In Phase 2 you need to stop dumping all your cooldowns at the start. Escape the first Divine Circle THEN beat him down." said Coach Crooked, "you need to macro those cooldowns all together so it is a single spam button!"

"You just think you need more time than you do. Deal with the three guardians at a good pace first then worry about doing damage!" said Coach Luxy, "stop taking stupid risks!"

"You are right coaches! I can do it!" said McTacky, determined, "I am the better Paladin!"

"He's one of our veteran Rank 9 brawlers here in Brawl'gar. It's McTacky!" yelled Boss Bazzelflange.

Then McTacky stepped back into the arena.

McTacky defeated the other Paladin and finally earned I've Got the Biggest Brawls of Them All!

The feedback I got from Crooked and Luxy at the end of each attempt I did helped me enormously. Thanks heaps!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

18k Achievement Points + Rank 9 Brawlers

With Brawlin' and Shot Callin', I hit 18k Achievement Points!

Luxy was there when I achieved this, she was there helping me with Haters Gonna Hate.
"Tacky! Do the next fight now! Don't even look it up!" said Luxy.
"Alright then," I said.

It was Hexos!

 Luxy thought her little joke was very funny. I suppose it was.

Two days later at 4:52 am I finally defeat Hexos. I was queued for Tol Barad at the time so the Queue Window appeared for the last 40 seconds of the fight!
I didn't win Tol Barad. I had no chance attacking them on my own. I return to Brawlers.
At 5:14 am I hit Rank 9. 

So just a little to go and Rank 10 and the Mount will be mine!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Emperor Shaohao Exalted

66th Exalted Faction is Emperor Shaohao
2:52 AM Late last night I finally finished this faction.

I first arrived on Timeless Isle island 13 September 2013 at 11:33 PM.

Big thanks to Luxy for being with me for most of the grind, but also thanks to Sars, Crooked, Aza, Putress, Navi,  HK, Faithless for helping me a lot as well!


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

It wasn't a Bucket List

A regular fixture of this blog has been my 'bucket list' of things to do before Warlords of Draenor came out called 'Countdown to WoD'.

But here is the problem:
● I started my bucket list 9 November 2013, just after Warlords of Draenor was announced. Almost 10 months ago now. It will be 12 months total when Warlords of Draenor comes out.
● Mists of Pandaria started September 25, 2012 and will end 13 November 13, 2014. Around 25 months.

So my 'bucket list' went for half the expansion! It should have been more of a 'to do list' than a 'get this done before WoD list'. I am going to retag them from WoD to MoP.

So instead of rushing around desperately trying to get these things done, I should have just been enjoying the expansion!

Pro: I was motivated into doing the dallies so I'd finish off the reputations.
Con: I rushed the reputations and only went back to do the achievements related to those dallies last month.

Pro: I focused me to do a list of things.
Con: My priorities were very skewed. I was rushing around doing the list instead of things other people in the guild were doing at the time, like the new Timeless Isle and Gold Challenge Modes. Now I am playing catch-up on those two things as well.

Pro: It focused me into doing a lot on my Main.
Con: All but abandoned doing anything on my alts except getting them to level cap.

Pro: It pushed me into finishing of a lot of jewelcrafting collecting
Con: I actually had time to have simply farmed many of the recipes instead of paying some ridiculous AH prices for it!

Pro: It kept me logging in to get stuff done.
Con: It kept me logging in to get stuff done!

I'll try to approach World of Draenor differently. Not sure what that will be exactly, but I'll do it differently!