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.