Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

It was a long weekend again so that meant an extra day on WoW which is always welcomed. I discovered just how good the invasions are for alts and made sure I ran my warlock through as many as possible over the last few days and she got to 110 in possibly the quickest /played time of all my toons. She makes 8 at 110 now, so I’m well over half way to having them all at 110.

I absolutely love being able to send my alts AK 40 instantly. Look at the huge difference between level 1 and level 40 AK.

I’ve been using the AK 40 tomes to max out all my alts AK and most of them now have the full 35 traits after just 1 or 2 world quests. It’s so fast!

Now they all have the maximum amount of AP for their 35 traits I had to start running them through the Broken Shore quests to get the 2nd set of traits. Something went wrong with my BM hunter though and apparently her hand got empowered, not her bow.

I decided since I don’t like the druid class form that much, I may as well collect all the other class mounts so I should find one I really love and I’ve been spending a whole lot of time on alts running them through the Broken Shore campaign.

I did more mythic pluses on my Shaman and decided I really do like Shaman healing style a lot. There’s chatter about taking our alts through Mythic Nighthold this reset which would be awesome if I got to heal some mythic bosses on her. But.. since I still get a bit lost in what the hell I should be casting at times, a patch of water on the ground, or a totem to splash people or the gorgeous pattern making chain heal, me in Mythic NH could be a disaster.

I was doing the PvP world quest on my shaman when she saw a clickable dragon so immediately clicked and got an achievement! Then I could fly around and spam lightning on all the helpless players below me. I was having so much fun I didn’t want to get off it when the quest was over. The mount’s the same one as the one from the Stormheim paragon chests and I didn’t realise it was so gorgeous. The wings are the prettiest colour.

I decided I really should go back into the Mage tower and decided to give it a go a only a few hours before it was due to be pulled down and utterly surprised myself by starting to get through to the final stage. It was a bit of a learning curve where I had to learn each stage but by the time it was due to get pulled down I was always making it to the final stage but I found that I wasn’t handling the debuff on the final boss well enough. He puts a debuff on y ou, similar to the one in the Nightbane fight, where you deal damage in proportion to your health and I was getting it at full health so my minions would just explode when it expired. By the time I realised I should be dropping my health to at least 60% so they wouldn’t get one shot, I ran out of time to have more attempts. I’m hoping I’ll get the appearance when it’s up again.

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

The new guild is only raiding 2 nights currently (3 on progression) so I’ve had heaps of time not in Nighthold which was actually really nice for a bit of a change. The new guild I’m in also wants everyone to have an alt to do split raids for Tomb, which meant that my Shaman’s back to being a Draenei.

I had completely forgotten just how gorgeous Draenei’s are! I ran her through Heroic NH with the guild on Sunday which was really fun. Then I ran her through a Vault of the Wardens 11 and was ready to just give up completely.

The new affix Grievous; puts a dot on a person that stacks each time they drop under 90% so people are constantly in need of healing. Even out of combat the dot doesn’t  go away until they’re back above 90% so people can still die to it out of combat. With the other two affix’s that we had this week (fortified especially) it was just really really horrible. There were a bunch of times I just couldn’t get everyone up to above 90% and had to pick which person I was going to be able to heal enough to keep alive. Amazingly we had an awesome pug group who kept going even after I told them I didn’t think I could heal it and we finished, even though the key depleted.  I’ll think twice about doing more than a 10 when Grievous is involved until I’ve fully got my head around my Shaman .

My Pally finally hit 110, only a few days after the May deadline I had for her. I haven’t finished her order hall campaign yet but she makes 7 tons to 110. I’ve been so slow leveling my toons since I’ve picked up the amount I’ve been raiding.

Z got to Prestige 3! It came with some little flag to hang off my back but I can’t really see myself using it that much. It’s only 1 level now until I get the first prestige mount so that has renewed my interest in PvP but a lot of the levels between prestige 2 and 3 only came from doing the PvP world quests so it’s been a bit slow getting there and unless I really pick arenas/battlegrounds back up, it’ll probably be  slow getting to 4 as well.

I caught up with Neuro who is also an Alliance night elf now! He and Naz joined the same guild together and still  raid  together which is awesome.  I love when we all run into each other in the order hall.

And Neuro surprised me with a pet! He picked up a 2nd one from the Treasure chest world quest  and thought I might like it. I haven’t seen it yet so it was really welcomed. He’s such a cute little puppy. I love that I can make him nearly the same size as my cat form with the pet biscuits.

One thing that hit me the other day, now that I’m a pretty white Night Elf stag, is that my Night Elf follower is the Horde brown stag. Both Broll and Thisalee turn brown in Stag form. I never noticed it when I was also Horde as it was just 2 brown stags running around but it’s really noticeable now that we’re both Night Elves and different colours. I wonder why he’s brown since he’s technically Alliance?

I also noticed that my Wisp form (when I’m dead) has a face! All these cool new things about being a Nelf!

I’ve found an awesome use for my swapblaster outside of just skipping trash with it in Eye of Azshara. My new guild has a demon hunter that likes to jump into places I’ve never thought about in Nighthold so I can swap places with them!

Look at the Druid decorations for the doorway!

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

Omg my last post was last week’s random Tuesday one, this is probably the longest I’ve gone without posting since Legion went live. My motivation just slipped a little this week.

First up I got Velens! Making that my last Resto Druid legendary to collect and putting it fairly smack on 2 weeks since I got my shoulders, even though I feel like I’ve done a bit less this fortnight. I’d been running around the world collecting every world treasure chest I could but this time it came from opening the bags that you get for turning in Legionfall supplies. I had 500 from the mission board quest so turned them in and then opened all 5 bags in a row. On the 5th I heard the clink of something going to my bag and was trying to work out what that was as the order hall resources and nethershards don’t make a sound when you loot them when the picture for Velen’s came up. I’m pretty sure I screamed so loudly on discord.

And then sure enough after finally getting it, I’m not 100% sure I like it lol. I’ve got so used to Pyrdaz and it’s amazing shield and equipping Velens seriously messed with all my stats and I don’t have the pieces with the combination of right stats to put them back to how I like them. I guess once I get used to it and the difference in stats it’s given me I’ll like it. The on-use effect is 1.5min so I’m using it with I use the  artifact ability + flourish rotation rather than than holding it for tranq.

We did our heroic clear on Thursday and finished early enough that we had lots of time left over so managed to convince 15 other people to come along to Mythic Highmaul and BRF so we could kill the end bosses for the battleboar mount.

It’s really ugly, but it’s one more mount off my list!

I decided to go get my Pally her tanking weapon as I’ve been spending a bit of time on her levelling slowly. I didnt end up getting her leveled before May finished so I’ll try get her the last 4 levels needed in June. Levellign as tank is so much easier as she tends to stay alive a lot longer.

Apart from that it’s been a week of re-progging through Nighthold. Naz did an amazing job of finding new replacements for the key players but unfortunately due to needing to replace not only dps but some seriously key roles,  2 tanks and a healer, and having a hard time finding people at the same progression as us, what was easy raiding just became hard all over again and our reclear saw us not getting far through NH at all for the 3 nights we spent in there raiding. This was really not what anyone of us wanted.  So I made the difficult decision to transfer Zee to Frostmourne now rather than later as I really don’t see us getting Gul’dan down in the current incarnation of what our guild is now.

Dec is coming with me to the new guild I’m trialing with so that will be awesome as we both relearn playing ally. He started WoW as Ally on Aman’thul in Cata (just like I did) so it’ll be like going back to the start for both of us. Quite a few guildies transferred over tonight as well which is exciting as the list of alliance friends has just grown a heck of a lot.

 

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

With only 2 nights of raiding this week, I feel like I’ve had heaps of time just to muck around in the game and relax. There’s been a real toy theme in all my screenshots this week. It started when I was over at Throne of Thunder and decided to wait for Nalak to come up before going in and seeing if Ji-kun and Horridon feel like passing over mounts and there ended up being a bit of a crowd gather to wait as well. One of the people waiting started to put down all his toys and it turned into  a little party for a bit. A solitary Alliance turned up and actually waited with the horde that were there, which I thought was rather brave of them, as I’ve been attacking most of them on sight lately. But when they put down toys too, I thought it would be nicer to leave them be.

I ran a few old cata raids with Toco and Dec for transmog and gave Toco his very own moonkin army. I really love the magic mirror which lets you take on your pets appearance. 2 magic mirrors along with the Moonkin Hatchling pet looked adorable.

I finally got around to unlocking the new traits on my Shaman’s weapon. I had been dumping so much AP into her weapon that she couldn’t use it so I went and completed the scenarios for both Ele and Resto. I really really loved the Ele quest line which had me reading books and working out a puzzle based on clues in the book. The resto one was the same one I had done on Z, so nothing exciting there.

Zee got concordance on her resto weapon, so now I don’t feel as compelled to grind out AP. The proc of extra intellect seems to occur a lot but doesn’t really feel that inspiring. It won’t be really changing the way I do anything but I’m glad I don’t have that 52nd trait hanging over my head. I’ll put all AP into my Boomy weapon next and then probably my feral and bear and then go back to putting anything else into Resto.. AP the gift that keeps on giving.

Playing my shaman a bit more, reminded me that she had 2 leatherworking toys she could make. The leather pet bed is just cute. When you put it down any pet that you have out climbs on it. Not of all the pets have lying down animations, some just stand on it, but the ones that do lie down are adorable.

I also went and bought the recipe for the leather love seat which lets you sit down with another person and you can snuggle up next to them.

And to have a bit of fun and get to know Frostmourne, I made a brand new human Pally. So much has changed since I last leveled a plate wearer, we can actually wear plate not mail now!

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

I went away for part of this week to go see my Nan for her 90th birthday. It was really good to catch up with my family again, it’s been a really long time since we were all in the one place at the same time. It was a bit sad seeing my nan though, she’s got fairly bad dementia and there were quite a few times she didn’t remember who was who but even so it was so good to see her. In between family catch-ups I spent a bit of time going around places I haven’t seen in ages.

I decided at the last minute to take my laptop with me so I could play wow at night, but I didn’t really get up to much wow for the time I was away.

I finally got 250 mounts this week for the achievement. I was running through Firelands with Dec, who continues to be the good luck charm of mounts, because Ragnaros dropped the Pureblood Firehawk when we ran through for transmog last night. I was fully prepared to lose the roll, but then Dec let me know he already had it. Yay, all mine!

Getting the achievement to actually trigger was really annoying, The mount count wouldn’t update from 249  to 250 on Zee, so I went to my Paladin and it showed 250 of 250 but it still wouldn’t complete so I swapped to my Warlock and she manged to get it to trigger but I never actually saw the achievement come up.

The mount reward for 250 mounts is the Felfire Hawk. I really love this model and the green colour in particular.

 

   And this happened….

This is not Velens 😦 However, it does mean Velens is next.I hope, now I’m doubting myself and am worried there’s a sneaky legendary I’ve overlooked not getting yet. Naz and I both have been hoping we would get Velens as soon as possible and after he got the chest last week, we  both now only have Velens and the shoulders to go,  Now it will be interesting to see what one he gets next.  It’s pretty much been a 2 week gap between my last 3 legendaries, so hopefully this means Velens at the start of June. ARGH I really wanted velens/shoulder combo for Gul’dan.

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

This was a transmog and ach week. I actually feel a bit guilty that I’ve been doing so much old content and not really that much AP grinding. I ran Z through a couple of 10 mythic plus right on reset and that was it. I shouldn’t feel guilty about doing what I want to do but I really do. I did manage to hit level 50 on my main weapon so 2 more levels to go to Concordance.

We turned the Saturday afternoon guild AP run into an achievement run and picked up all but 2 of the achievements from EN and NH for the mount.

I also spent a lot of time in the Warsong Gulch PvP brawl. Warsong Gulch is my favourite battleground and the changes made it actually more fun than the normal version. You could cap the flag even if the other team had yours and you had to be the first team to cap 10 flags. I spent a lot of time carrying the flag trying to get the ach for capping 3 times and not dying in the match. I met the requirements plenty of times but didn’t get the ach so I”m not sure what was wrong. I did pick up another achievement for killing 100 flagcarriers which was pretty fun. I was quing with 4 other people and we were having a really good winning streak for quite a long while.

I did a bit of levelling on my Monk through Azsuna and noticed the mages in the academy get really upset if you accidentally hit them with your wand fire. I hadnt seen it before so spent ages attacking all the NPCs to see what they would say.

The rest of the week was spent alternating between a lot of alts running as many old raids for transmog sets as I could fit in.

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

Yet another random week in Wow has flashed by. I can’t believe it’s already May. Legion will be a year old before we know it at this rate.

Lots of world quests on the Broken Shore meant that Zee got exalted reputation with the Armies, but she’s still down there every day still doing the world quests for Nethershards to turn into trinkets.

I love the new cache idea when you’re exalted with Legion factions and you get more rep with them. Emissaries are still pretty high on my daily to-do list so the chance to get something extra out of them is pretty good. I was super lucky with my last Azsuna one and I got the Cloudwing Hippogryph. I love this mount so much, it’s really pretty with its rainbow feathers.

The coin of many faces actually gave me a really nice illusion for the first time in ages. So many times I instantly click the illusion off but every now and again it gives me one that I really like. I’d love to know what this set is from. I’m thinking Paladin? Does anyone know?

The novelty of the sentinel owl form hasn’t worn off yet and I’m finding lots of ways to keep myself amused with it, perching in various places or trying to fit in with the real wildlife.

I’ve still been doing lot of arenas lately. I’m finding they are really fun and I’m slowly getting better. I was so so proud of me dropping an Ursols vortex and then blinking away from a Warrior who was trying to kill me and he got caught in it. Little things amuse me, but I’m fairly sure I am improving, though there’s heaps of derp moments still where I die to something I could have avoided.

I was doing 3s with Dec on his hunter, and Toco on his Shammy and I got my first arena achievement for raising my rank up.

I finally stepped into 2s, which I thought I would hate, but they are actually really fun. I think I might like them even more than 3s. We managed to get the guild an achievement for doing 2s in a guild group.

I need way more practice in arenas so I’m really glad the world bonus in a few weeks is for extra honor in arenas.. I’ll be doing a lot.

And I found this.. Sarah’s Invisible Bunny. I have no idea what it is for and Wowhead didn’t help me but apparently there are many of them around Legion. Another riddle or a is it a class quest I dont know about?

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

I finally discovered how great the Sentinel Owl glyph looks. I was talking to Neuro about the new druid class mount and he was telling me how much he liked the Sentinel Owl glyph (which is currently incompatible with the new class ‘mount’ [ranty post coming if the PTR version doesn’t change]) and I said I’d never tried it because I loved my Troll bat form so much, but I decided to give it a try and OMG I’m in love. He has a grumpy little face which is growing on me but the utterly best part is that I can perch in Owl form. Owls are the new pigeons in Azeroth.

 

I reached Prestige level 2. Once I dinged level 2, I got a short quest chain to go see Sylvanas and had a heap of horde npcs all standing around admiring me which was pretty cool.  I love the artifact appearance it unlocked but my favourite colour version comes from unlocking Prestige 6. I don’t see me getting to 6 anytime soon because it felt like it took a really long time to get to 2 even with doing the PvP world quests daily, lots of arenas and battlegrounds.

 

This week has been an amazing week for mount drops. It started when Dec and I were running old raids on the weekend to collect transmog sets and Invincible dropped. Then we joined up with Maz to run through Dragon Soul and the Blazing Drake dropped, and then we popped into Stratholme last night where the Deathcharger’s reins dropped. I can’t believe in one lockout 3 different mounts dropped! Dec won 2 of the 3 so I really think he should be buying a lottery ticket or something. All the content is soloable which I’ve done so many times on my own and never seen anything.. I can’t work out if it’s because having Dec along is a good luck token or not 🙂

I’ve just about collected most of the PvP set appearances on Z now. I’m really glad that a couple of the BC sets can be exchanged for raid tokens though, as it means I don’t have to use quite as many Marks of Honor. Once I get all the clothes sets for Z, I’ll have to decide if I want to start saving for the weapon appearances or get transmog sets on another class.

We’re still progressing on M Star Augur. Our best couple attempts were last night where we had a heartbreaking 2.3% wipe, followed immediately by a 1.2% wipe. We’re extending the lockout from now until Gul’dan is dead (or Tomb releases) so I really hope we kill this guy Wednesday because it is fast becoming my least favourite fight. It’s not helped that I am actually pretty crap on this one, especially since I have particular talent at boxing myself in with Fel goo so I end up taking more damage than I should and dying.

I finally found Charlie! He’s a reference to this video/series. Funny enough, a friend actually linked me the Charlie videos not long before Legion went live and I really loved them. When Legion went live, it turned out that there was a  Charlie reference was in the game. I didn’t go looking for it then but with flying I thought I should stop being lazy and go see it for myself. When you kill the 2 Devious Sunrunners that are standing over Charlie’s corpse, it spawns a chest with a Sunrunner’s Kidney inside. Poor Charlie.

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

This has been a really fun week in WoW. It’s Easter time in Azeroth so the first thing I did today was run down to Razor Hill and camp out on top of eggs so I could get the new Noblegarden bunny. Soo cute

Clicking on the eggs also turned me into a pink bunny!

Collecting the bunny pet led to turning into bunnies which somehow then led into the most ridiculous fun I’ve had in wow in a long while. Dec, Naz and I all met up in Orgrimmar and we started to play with the Dragon toys you get from Lunar Festival. I haven’t had anyone to test out all the pieces with before but Dec had them, so we used a reflecting prism to get Naz into a body and it skyrocketed.

We started to get people watching us walk around Org and Zuma was so funny taking selfies of us (and being all adorable in his pink dress and flowers), so we ended up pulling him into the party with us and getting him into a body part too. Then we took the show on the road and ended up in Dalaran. We had so many people come and join us, including more guildies and it was hilarious when the appearance timer would run out and we’d have to juggle body parts to make sure the people who didn’t have the toy stayed together in the right body part.

Seriously one of the best group toys there is.

And I found one of the best perks of flying is that you can get up on top of the Alliance’s tower in Dalaran and you can join with them in their little lounge area, and if you’re really careful you can go right down the stairs near to their portal area. Dec, Rix and I camped out there in between queuing for areanas and Rix and I tried to set up a Horde camp where they’d see it, but there were no Alliance around. Most disappointing 😦

I went back to HFC to see how far we could get for transmog/mounts and ended up clearing through the whole place. We were able to kill the first two bosses with just 2 people and then steadily pulled in friends and guildies as we went up through them. I really thought I had done some mythic with Deadline in there but I guess not as I got the achievement for every boss.

My priest got her weapon traits unlocked, I really need to get around to doing so much more on her, especially if she’s going to be needed for split runs. I’m really considering moving her to my second account so I can multi-box her and Zee at the same time and get everything done so much faster.

I was looking through achievements Z didn’t have and found one that gave a pet as a reward. In Stonelight Grotto in Highmountain, there’s a snail race and if you go slow the other snails down to let Zoom win, you get him as a reward. Apparently you can slow them with your body by making yourself bigger, but that didn’t really work for me. What did work was bringing out a Fragment of Desire pet and it luckily cast a stun on the other snails and Zoom could rush through.

 

And that was my week in WoW!

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Random Tuesday Mutterings is the perfect place to put the random assortment of what-nots I’ve got up to in Azeroth each week.

I didn’t want to end what was otherwise a good week on a bad post note, so yay for the 2nd week running Tuesday is a 2 post day! (I was slow writing so it actually published Wednesday.. oh well)

There has been a lot of PvP this week. I’m finding a ton of my guildies and friends are happy to come along for a match or two so I’ve just been queuing a lot. Tonight’s matches I went with Maz and Dec for a couple and then Toco and Dec for a few more and we did amazing, winning over half of the matches we went in! I even capped the flag twice in Warsong Gulch. I think a druid healer is actually really good for flag carrying, with my mobility and heals and bear form (OMG bear form love!). I might have to try to do that a bit more often.

I also spent some of my timewalking coins and bought the Burning Crusade mount. It’s so pretty, I love the colours of it a lot.

Despite the ridiculous randomness of the invasions, I got to the last one today and got the achievement for doing all 4 zones.They were quite fun and the Azsuna one, which was my last one, was so short compared to the other 3.

I picked up a new pet today. I was out in Shadowmoon valley in Draenor, collecting a book for an achievement and the Demidos mob was up. I had the worst time trying to kill him at level 100 but he fell over so easily now and obligingly dropped his pet first go.

With timewalking dgns up this week, I wanted to run my Pally through and no way was I sitting around for DPS queues so she trotted off and collected her holy artifact weapon. With raiding so much now, fitting in a toon a month isn’t so easy so April & May will be pally month for leveling.

I’ve still been using all the potions of inky blackness from the Darkmoon Faire. I popped down before it closed and bought up a month’s supply.          

And that was my week in WoW.  How was yours?