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?

 

 

Random Tuesday Mutterings

2 posts in one day!

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 first week of 7.2 and I’ve been fairly busy making sure I get through as many AP world quests and the ones on the Broken Shore each day. I’m sitting about 20mil away from my last golden trait which still seems like an astronomical number to reach, a couple of people in my raid team already have their 4th trait, they are pretty dedicated atm.

In between all the AP hunting it’s also been a week of achievement hunting this week. I’ve been working on some of the mythic Legion dungeon achievements and picked up quite a few but I’m still a really long way from getting the mount.

I didn’t even know this guy existed in Neltharian’s lair. He sells the tablet that you use to squish all the snails for one of the achievements.     

I went to test out the new shut up feature for the magician in Dalaran. Tbh he hadn’t ever worried me  but I thought I’d see what happened if I asked him to be quiet and  he was really unimpressed about being muted. 

and he wasn’t very graceful about being allowed to speak again, either.

And I’ve ticked off the easy part for the 2nd pathfinder ach.

How gorgeous is the new Inky Black Potion that you can buy at the Darkmoon Faire. Juls was telling me about it and I completely forgot to go down and buy any and then I logged in the next morning to find he had sent me some which was a really nice surprise and really awesome of him. I still haven’t been down there to have a look and get some to send back to him. But I used it in Nighthold and wow it makes the whole place look so gorgeous

Twice sent me a photo of what I was missing by not going down to the DMF and testing it out there. It’s on my to-do list this weekend to get out into the world and  take some pictures like Cinder has.

One of my guildies asked if anyone wanted to come to a battleground so I immediately said I would, and then when I jumped into the group I realised it was a rated battleground I had agreed to go to. It was really fun and I got the achievement for winning my first one. It also gave 2mil AP for the first win of the day which was an awesome amount.

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’m rather excited that 7.2 is out tomorrow. I’m planning on going to bed early tonight so I can jump up early and do the scenario and initial quests before work. I feel a bit unprepared in knowing exactly what I should be doing in 7.2 but I’ve completed the pathfinder ach, have all the reps at exalted and have been stockpiling order hall resources on Z for quite a few weeks now to be able to use for the new order hall advancements that are coming. So we’ll see what happens.

This week I  finally finished my Shaman order hall campaign. I’m still disappointed there’s no more achievements after finishing 5.

I was stuck for ages looking for the last Blood of Sargeras to hand in for the last order hall quest.. only to find that while the quest text says you need 10, the hand in amount to the quest guy was only 5. I feel that updating the quest text would have been a nice addition to a hotfix sometime in the last 5 months!

She also got flicked to Resto to head off and do some dgns as I had a few quests in there and I got seriously sick of waiting for dps queues. I think I’ll stick with her as resto now and start dropping the rest of the AP she gathers into the healing weapon. I really love the restoration weapon, the shield with the waterball is just gorgeous.

Hell affix week turned out to not be quite so hellish as you only needed to do a mythic plus 10 not a 15, to obtain 905 gear from the weekly order hall chest, due to the transition between 7.1 and 7.2 tomorrow. So both my Druid and my priest went off to complete their 10. My priest in particular was incredibly lucky this week, getting a ton of achievements and getting a pair of 910 gloves out of the weekly bonus cache and then picking up 2 legendaries only a few days apart.

Huge thanks to E, Dys, Gimme and Juls who came along with me to my 10 depleted Vault just so I could get the achievement before the level of the mythic increase tomorrow. Utterly cheating I know.

I nearly cried when the first legendary she got was the Velens trinket, because I’ve wanted that on Z for ages. The second was a belt which apparently is quite useless but as I can’t equip 2 legendaries anyway it doesn’t really matter and when I can, I’ll be replacing an 850 belt with a 940 so not a complete loss.

Z hit Prestige level 1 and got a little pet out of it which was awesome. Now I’m on a prestige hunting phase and spending a bit of time ducking in and out of battlegrounds.

But omg queuing bgs on my own makes me sooo  cranky. I was healing a demon hunter who had the flag, in the flag room of Warsong Gulch in one of my bgs and he had 4 chances to cap the flag and he didn’t cap even once and we lost the match. I was pretty much shouting at my screen the entire time. I’m sure he must have been an alliance queuing with the buff to make him look like a horde.

And I found out that my new guild records their kills on our fights too. Naz linked our Spellblade kill to me with comments about how excited I sounded at the end ;p

See you all in 7.2 tomorrow!

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 an odd week, it feels like the week has lasted forever yet I don’t really feel like I got much done. Possibly because on Saturday I bought a new pc so it took most of my day going and getting it and setting up and then starting to install everything back on it. It’s absolutely gorgeous and cycles through a rainbow of lights (yeah because that’s the important thing).

I need a new keyboard and I’m really eyeing off this one. It’ll match so beautifully.

There also wasn’t a great deal of raiding this week though I did go in on the Trillax kill on and got my mythic ach! That fight didn’t really feel very different at all from heroic so at least it wasn’t a huge learning curve for me,. Now Z is sitting at 4/10M which makes me really happy.

Then we started on Krosus progression. We spent the rest of the night seeing how we would go 4 healing it and we got the boss to an awesome 11% on our best attempt but we hit enrage. It was decided to drop down to 3 heals next 2 nights. I was the healer sitting so I spent the time fishing and watching the fight via one of my guildies stream. It only took 2 nights and Krosus fell over. The guild’s now 5/10M which is pretty awesome. It was mentioned I’d be brought in next week for the ach which is a little scary. I think I’d prefer another week to make sure he’s more closer to farm lol.

The upside of fishing so much was I picked up the pepe fishing bobber head toy and I got a ton of the rare fish to be able to start towards the fishing artifact.

We started Spellblade progression last night and spent most of the time working out how to handle the Mark of Frosts really well and by the end of the night we were fairly constantly progressing in to phase 2, still a long way to go until we’re even near a kill. I get so nervous before each fight worrying about whether I’ve learnt the strat well enough, will I stand in avoidable shit and mess up, or what if a random ability comes at me and I panic.. raiding will kill me if I don’t learn to calm down.

 

What a messy fight this can be! But it’s an awesome dance. I’m on mark of frost soaking duty with Dec, one of the warlocks so it’s fun making sure we coordinate to be where we need to be. By the end of the night my notebook was covered in diagrams and scribbled notes.

I decided to take some time to go explore more of the broken isles, I’m sure I’ll probably be well and truly sick of that area by the time 7.2 is in full swing. I told a friend I was going to go solo the world and he didn’t believe me.. so here you go BT, “Z soloing the world” ;p

I was actually phenomenally pleased with myself that I could kill a 45mil health mob.. so pleased with myself that I decided to go take on 83mil health mob.Yeah that didn’t work so well and I ran away in the kitty form of shame before he could stomp me into the ground.

And I went back into Kara for my 5th time. I still can’t believe I’ve done it such a tiny amount of times but I have this massive mental block that it’s a horrible place that will keep me in there for hours but it’s actually really fast. I should be in there each week really because until the nerf comes in 7.2 I’m still trying to get a better than 860 Drape of Shame.

 

 

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 and I had no plans so it meant a lot of time on WoW. I hardly did anything on Z outside of raiding this week, though there was a lot of raiding. I think I ended up in Nighthold for 6 out of the 7 nights this week. There was the 4 nights of guild raiding, then pugging into a normal for fun and AP, and then I jumped into Toco’s guild alt run at Gul’dan as an extra healer, and then my new guild did a normal run and took some seriously undergeared alts so they really needed an extra healer. It ended up as a heck of a lot of Nighthold. Thank goodness it’s a pretty raid.

I left getting a mythic 15 dgn done right until the last-minute before reset but really nicely, Dys and some of my Deadline guildies pulled a run together to help out this evening and we did boosted  a key through Court of Stars, Eye of Azshara and then into  Darkheart Thicket 15 so I’ll have the cache tomorrow morning. It was really awesome running with them again. Even though I made the choice to change guilds, I really do miss a lot of my old guildies so I had a lot of fun being back on discord with them.

Besides all the Nighthold, there was a lot of time on alts.   First up I finished levelling my Shaman, so she makes number 6 to max level and I’m working on finishing up her campaign.

Shaman’s have the best order hall, it’s really gorgeous and there’s so many toys you can buy from the vendor as well as the pet from the pet battle. I found a cool Shaman puzzle game in the class hall and finishing it gave me a lava toy and that was the last toy I needed to get to 300 toys. (In full disclosure I completely cheated and found a youtube guide on how to click the totems in the right order to complete the 5 rounds for the puzzle).

 

I’ve also had a lot of time on my priest this week as I’m starting to gear her up as a viable raiding alt. The gear isn’t the biggest issue, it’s getting enough AP to get her weapon up to at least 35. She’s actually not that far from hitting 35 on her holy weapon now (I haven’t dropped any AP into shadow/disc weapons so far) but because gathering AP takes a while, I’m back to running world quests and dungeons. She ran her first mythic plus on the weekend and  I’m always trying to hit friends up to come and run dgns with me as I much prefer running them with friends.

It was fun to go run a few dgns with Toco and Wolfz. We all met when I joined their guild in Warlords for mythic raiding when Deadline was on a break. Their guild died a few months ago so they both went to Jubei-Thos to raid elsewhere. Thank goodness for bnet and cross realm as I could keep in contact with Toco. Toco and I both play healers so it’s fairly rare we get to go do dgns together. Cafa’s hiding at the back but he’s still in their orignal guild on Barthilas.  I really like how WoW can feel like such a small world at times.

Now the Druid tier sets are complete, I decided to start on the priest  and managed to get all the pieces for the incarnate tier as her first full set. I’m lucky I have a backup level 92 priest besides my max level one as she can help run old raids for the missing pieces.

 

I was really impressed to see that the developers have finally added a port back down from the Lich Kings room in ICC. I run it fairly regularly so was really surprised to see the addition when I popped up there this week. It’s probably been there for a while but I’ve manged to miss it until now.

Once you port down, there’s a portal to Dalaran as well as one to back up the top.

Z got a quest from her last Kirin Tor cache to go talk to random npcs around Dalaran. Once I talked to them they turned hostile and some into demons. I had to kill them all and as quest reward,  I got Khadgar as floating head pet to follow me around!

When you talk to him, he’ll give you a random answer. I really like having Khadgar floating around over my shoulder, he’s quite adorable.

And the most exciting part of my week was getting to be a guest on Reins of Azeroth. Reins is run by my most amazing friends, Cinder and Spazz, and Sirius  who does the awesome art for their show.  They were talking all things blogging on their episode and had me come along to chatter too. That’s so sweet of them.

Look at the gorgeous art Sirius did! My troll looks awesome! Sirius was talking about liking drawing the leaves on her dress and they look so good. I really like my troll!! Thanks Lovely ❤

Obviously I adore Cinder to pieces, being my best friend, but I really enjoy chatting to Spazz and Sirius too. I got to meet both of them in November  last year when they were down for Pax and we all went out to dinner. It was an awesome night full of wow chatter!  It’s a long episode because the 3 of us sure can talk but I had a lot of fun recording with them.

Huge thanks for having me guys!

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