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My Week in World of Warcraft: #11

WHAT DID I DO this week in WOW.

Not much, I’m starting to sound like a broken record huh. It’s true I didn’t play a lot but I still managed to finish the weekly quest on everyone. It’s a good thing too because a couple of my toons really needed those resources. I did take my horde druid out to farm honorbound rep a couple times. I’ve still got a good ways to go, last look I was about 6/21K to exalted.

RAIDING

We had to start over in BoD this week, I guess because we skipped a week my lockout dropped off my Raid Info tab – whatever the reason we couldn’t continue. Again we had to pug (several times) to get that first boss down – but we did – and then we one shot both the Jadefire Masters and Grong. We took a couple swipes at Opulence before the night ended and plan to start with him next week.

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

I don’t think I got any of my usual xmog runs done this week but I did finish another Darkshore armor set [Kaldorei Archer’s Chainmail] the mail set this time.

Kaldorei Archer's Chainmail
Kaldorei Archer’s Chainmail

I was going to add a screenshot of my ATT percentage for the week but I forgot to take one last evening. The server is up now but ATT doesn’t seem to be working, so maybe next week. I guess todays Patch 8.1.5 broke it =(

ACHIEVEMENTS

I managed to sneak in a last minute SoB run last evening to complete the Proudemore questline for the [A Nation United] achieve. Just in time for Patch 8.1.5 to drop today allowing me to make a Kul Tiran human – or did I. It’s odd because the achieve never did actually pop up but both [Loremaster of Kul Tiras] and [The Pride of Kul Tiras] now show completed.

I ticked off another column for the [Family Battler] achieve last week (dragons) and this week I made quite a bit of headway towards both flying and undead.

This next patch is bringing a new Raiding with Leashes achievement and I’m super excited about it!

Achievement Points
Achievement Points

COLLECTIONS

I just realized I didn’t add ANYthing to my collections this week. Not a single pet, toy, or mount – now how did that happen!

Pet Collection - WarcraftPets.com
Pet Collection – WarcraftPets.com

PEEVE OF THE WEEK

OK so if you pug then your accepting that you may run into some total asshats – agreed. But seriously can’t people just treat others how they wish to be treated? I always feel bad for my guildies when we have to pug and some D joins our group and start putting people down – or worse our guild as a whole.

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  1. Finish the War Campaign on my ALTs, at least far enough to collect all the champions for missions.
  2. Finish the “Pride of Kul Tiras” questline to open the alliance sub race Kul Tiran humans.
  3. Reach exalted with Honorbound rep (currently 6/21K) for the horde sub race Mag’har Orcs.
  4. Reach exalted with Zandalar rep () for the horde sub race Zandalari Trolls.

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New Battle Pets Coming in Patch 8.1.5

Its PATCH DAY wooot and are you excited? I’m excited because we have MORE pet’s to collect — 20 NEW pets to be exact!!

Raiding with Leashes

I posted a quick guide to collecting all 12 new pets from the new Raiding with Leashes VI: Pets of Pandaria a few weeks ago so rather than do that again let me just link it HERE.

New Raiding with Leashes Pets 8.1.5
Raiding with Leashes
New Raiding with Leashes Pets 8.1.5
Raiding with Leashes
New Raiding with Leashes Pets 8.1.5
Raiding with Leashes

Feathers

This little mechanical cutie is Feathers, he’s a quest reward from a new questline in Tanaris. [Video]

Feathers
Feathers

Darkmoon Faire

It’s too bad we’ll have to wait another month since 8.1.5 drops a full week after DMF ends for this month but next month, you’ll be able to purchase three new pets for 90 Darkmoon Faire prize tickets each.

  • Horse Balloon – A non-combat pet made to look like a horse.
  • Murloc Balloon – A non-combat pet made to look like a murloc.
  • Wolf Balloon – A non-combat pet made to look like a wolf.
New Darkmoon Faire Pets 8.1.5
Darkmoon Faire

Children’s Week

Children’s Week this year runs from May 2nd thru the 9th and it’s bringing with it new Boralus and Dazar’Alor based orphan questlines with Beakbert, Scaley, Froglet and Mr. Crabs as reward options.

  • Mr. Crabs – Mr. Crabs was victorious in a lengthy brawl amongst nearly a dozen other hermit crabs to claim his current shell.
  • Beakbert – Beakbert’s favorite food is a ravenberry.
  • Froglet – The skin of a teal frog sometimes shimmers just right in the sunlight, providing excellent camouflage when on the surface of the water.
  • Scaley – Saurolisk scales are a surprisingly flexible but durable material that are often used to reinforce or mend things that are broken or worn through.
New Children's Week Pets 8.1.5
Children’s Week

Make sure you have at least 4 characters at 110 or higher before May if you want ALL the new 8.1.5 Children’s Week pets! Pssssst .. the images used in this post are not mine and are credited to Wowhead.

With these 20 new pets coming soon which one are you looking forward to the most?

Hearthstone Toy Macro

If you’ve been collecting the new hearthstone toys I’m betting you would enjoy being able to use them all — well there’s a ‘macro’ for that …. actually there’s a couple ways you can do this.

Hearthstone Toy Macro #1

In your Toy UI (SHIFT+P) set the hearthstones you want to use as favorites (right click on the toys and choose favorite). Load up your game, click esc on your keyboard, select Macros, click new, and name your new macro. Copy the code below, paste it into the macro box, and save.

#showtooltip Hearthstone
/run local f,t=RnT or CreateFrame("Button","RnT",nil,"SecureActionButtonTemplate") f:SetAttribute("type","item") t=GetItemInfo(C_ToyBox.GetToyFromIndex(random(5))) f:SetAttribute("item",t) print("Casting:",t)
/click RnT

You will need to change the number 5 in the code above to the number of hearthstones YOU marked as favorite in your toy UI.

I use the second way to macro my hearthstones because I have more than just hearthstone toys favorited in my toy UI.

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Hearthstone Toy Macro #2

This macro will need to be edited dependent on which hearthstones you have collected. This macros uses the toy IDs and I’ve listed them below.

#showtooltip Hearthstone
/castrandom 64488, 162973, 163045, 165669
  • Innkeeper’s Daughter = 64488
  • Greatfather Winter = 162973
  • Headless Horseman = 163045
  • Lunar Elder = 165669
  • Peddlefeet = 165670
  • Noblegarden = 165802 (NOT yet in game)
  • Midsummer = 166746 (NOT yet in game)
  • Brewfest = 166747 (NOT yet in game)

If you have issues with the /castrandom macro try removing an ID one at a time until you find the one causing the issue.

And IF you know of any other way to setup a macro (or if you hear of an addon) to use a random hearthstone comment below and let me know.

My Week in World of Warcraft: #9

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, well let me tell you, the FLU just isn’t fun. And at my age it isn’t so easy to get over it either. And once I start feeling better it seems like it gets harder and harder to fall back into a normal routine.

Recent Post Update

So if you read my Gold Making Tips: Ulduar post a few weeks ago about farming raw gold in Ulduar, well sad news everyone – it’s been NERFED!

A friend of mine was like “Should you really post about it? You know it’ll just get nerfed.” I was like, why not, it’s not like I have a huge following any ways. I think I may have mentioned in my post, that just that same day I had come across a you tube video with the exact same tips as what I had just written myself so whether I posted it or not the cat was out of the bag.

You’ll notice above they didn’t even bother to fix Elder Stonebark’s texture, which wasn’t broken prior to Patch 8.0, but yet THEY took the time to nerf this measly 3-4K gold for a weekly clear.

ACHIEVEMENTS

I haven’t particularly gone achievement hunting lately but none the less a few things have popped – like I finally finished Family Fighter from Legion.

I had only been needing Corrupted Blood of Argus since before BFA started. But the one time I noticed it was up, it expired before I could get out there.

And I finally finished the first (of many) categories for the BFA pet battle achievement Family Battler. Of course knowing myself, I’ll continue with Humanoids until I’ve checked off ALL of them.

I’m sure there we’re more but I’ll just post an overall screenshot below because I can’t remember.

I ended the week with 26,065 achievements points and 22,050 for my main, Starrefyre according to our guild roster.

RAIDING

I used to be into hardcore raiding but that was years ago. Somewhere around the time of ICC I lost the taste for it, honestly nowadays I just don’t have the dexterity or the stamina for it – and if I’m being super super honest – I don’t have the patience anymore either.

Yet every week I trudge along with my group of casual guildies for what we call our guild progression raiding – not because I want to but because I love these people – and they want to. Many have been with our guild since (or near since) the beginning and to me that means something. I will admit our raids frustrate me. Sometimes I get super annoyed, OK so many times I get super annoyed haha. I’m terrible at healing and only very slightly better at tanking and neither are my best spec but I do what we need done – if I can.

It took us two weeks, I think, past the opening of Battle of Dazar’alor to finish normal Uldir. But that’s not a complaint either, we’re a super casual group so considering our guilds raid history we’re happy to have finished the raid. Ghuun (last boss in Uldir) was awful for us we spent several weeks on that fight before we got him down.

And so far Battle of Dazar’alor hasn’t been much better. So after two weeks of failing to down “The Council of Light” (first boss) as raid leader I decided to pug some extra people for our guild run this past week. I was only looking for an extra healer but I ended up picking up a healer and an extra dps. I think we had ten or maybe eleven guildies and those two pugs — not only did we finally down “Council of Light” we also took out “Jadefire Masters” and “Grong” YAH!!

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

I saw a video awhile back from AnnieFuchsia about having Collected 97% of All The Things in WoW. She talks about her settings and filters which made me wonder how I compared. OK so using her settings, I’m at 82% not to bad I think — I’ll work on it!!

All The Things 82%

One of my latest completed sets is the Darkwood Sentinel’s Guise gotten from completing the Darkshore warfront & killing Darkshore rares. I don’t really care for this one, actually the only one of these Darkwood set’s I do like is the cloth set.

Darkwood Sentinel's Guise

And the other recently completed set is the Vestments of the Eternal Blossom, which was once completed BUT for some reason Blizzard added a boe belt to the set at the beginning of BFA. Why???

Vestments of the Eternal Blossom

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I’m currently showing 55/57 on the appearance tab but if you count all the extra difficulties (and I do) I’ve collected 52/69 PVE set’s and 33/38 PVP set’s.

COLLECTIONS

I know I’ve picked up a few more mounts recently but the one’s that stick out the most in my memory are [Ashes of Al’ar] and [The Swift Albino Raptor] because their so purty.

The Swift Albino Raptor

I had hoped to start collecting the eleven mounts apparently available from Island Expeditions but I just have not found time to do Islands in a couple months now. I DID run the “Love is in the Air” event dungeon more than 300 times this last two weeks but once again no Love Rocket for me. At last look my mount collection is 385/400 – super close to the next meta achieve.

Are you collecting the new hearthstone toys?

My toy collection is still growing, it’s currently 435/544 with my newest editions being the [ Lunar Elder’s Hearthstone ],
[Party Totem], and [Peddlefeet’s Lovely Hearthstone].

Are you saving or spending your new pet charms?

I’m still working towards collecting 1000 unique pets [ Master of Minions ] which rewards the pet [ Hearthy ] currently I’m at 995 unique pets collected. I guess I need to break down and go spend the 2000 new pet charms I’ve been hoarding huh.

warcraftpets.com

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  1. I still need more Marks of Honor, to buy more PVP rank 2/3 profession patterns.
  2. I still need to finish the war campaign on my alts for more followers in order to 100% the treasure map mission.
  3. I’ve been putting it off for awhile now so I NEED to run SoB and finish the “Pride of Kul Tiras” quest line.

What was the HIGHLIGHT of your week? Comment below and let me know. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook.

Raiding with Leashes VI: Pets of Pandaria

The next installment of Raiding with Leashes is available on the PTR this week. In this round we’ll be collecting 11 new battle pets from Mogu’shan Vaults, Terrace of Endless Spring, and Heart of Fear – no word as of yet on which difficulties will be required.

Mogu’shan Vaults

Stoneclaw
– The Stone Guard

Stoneclaw

Wayward Spirit
– Gara’jal the Spiritbinder

Wayward Spirit

Comet
– Elegon

Comet

Boah-Xi
– Qin-xi

Baoh-Xi

Terrace of Endless Spring

Azure Windseeker
– Tsulong

Azure Windseeker

Spirit of the Spring
– Lei Shi

Spirit of the Spring

Heart of Fear

– Imperial Vizier Zor’lok

Kor’thik Swarmling

– Blade Lord Ta’yak

Amberglow Stinger

Spawn of Garalon
– Garalon

Spawn of Garalon

Living Amber
– Amber-Shaper Un’sok

Living Amber

Ravenous Prideling
– Grand Empress Shek’zeer

Ravenous Prideling


This thing is equally as evil as it is adorable.

AND by collecting all eleven of the pets listed above you receive the Sha of Happiness.

The images used in this post are not mine and are credited to both Wowhead and Icy-Veins.

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My Week in World of Warcraft: #5

I really need to go back to my old format of writing these weekly post. I used to write my post throughout the week as task we’re being completed. Lately I haven’t been doing that so If I don’t immediately write and publish my report on Tuesday I get behind a day or two and by then I’ve started a whole new week and memory being what it is I quickly realize I have no idea what I did last week. That being said this weekly report will be quite short so here are just the … HIGHLIGHTS from my last week in WOW.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Even though I didn’t really get much play time, I did managed to complete a few achievements during the week.

The Pride of Kul Tiras
Frontline Veteran
Azeroth at War: Kalimdor on Fire

COLLECTIONS

Ashes of Al'ar

YEP I got it, it’s only been like 12 YEARS of trying!!

I ran Ulduar 10x but I didn’t have any luck getting the mount there. However I did get the [Swift Albino Raptor] from Arathi Highlands. I only need one more mount from there (well two because I don’t the horde only mount either).

Swift Albino Raptor

PEEVE OF THE WEEK

My graphics card went out, like I noticed early in the week that the dual fans were making noises and stuttering (slowing/stopping) but by the end of the week one had stopped all together. So until I can cobble together enough cash I’m running a card so old WOW has a warning icon when I login!

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