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My Week in World of Warcraft: #4

WHAT DID I DO this week in World of Warcraft?

OK yep this post is a late but better late than never. So I didn’t do much this week really, there’s so much I want to be doing but I tend to start off doing chores and like RL chores aren’t fun. So after awhile I find myself just shutting down and losing that urge to even play at all. OR I find I need a little focus, like Barla got [Ashes of Alar] a few days back and that’s enough to continue fueling my need to run TK every week at least for awhile.


Our guild didn’t do any raiding this past week – just not enough people online. Actually I feel pretty bad about that as we we’re finally down to just needing Ghuun and I was 20 minutes late myself. I was really hoping he would go down now to beat the next raid release. Sadly BFA has just really seen a lot of people lose interest in the game.


I didn’t have much luck with xmog this week even though I did do a few of my normal weekly runs; ToT, SoO, and Ulduar. I DID get a few more pieces of the armor sets and a lovely staff [ Sentinals Branch ] from Darkshore though.


I’m not sure what achieves I got this past because WOW STILL won’t send any tweets out if they have images attached =(


I just realized I didn’t even run any Island Expeditions last week.. oops. But I did manage to add a few items to my collections anyway.

I made little progress on the Family Battler achieve this week.


  1. Buy the REST of the PVP rank 2/3 profession patterns – I need more Marks of Honor.
  2. Do more mythics, because I can’t make raid cauldrons w/o Hydrocore!
  3. Get more followers for my alts to 100% the treasure map mission.
  4. Finish the “Pride of Kul Tiras” quest because apparently it’s required to open Kul Tiran Humans but not SoB… go figure!

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Gold Making Tips: Ulduar

Do you have Herbalism as a profession? Do you have the [ Mimiron’s Head ] mount, do you want it? Do you enjoy transmog farming?

Today’s gold tip is about the legacy raid, Ulduar.

I could be wrong but it seems like very few people know that XT-002 drops 700+ gold but ONLY if you go slow enough and kill his heart AND all three Elders (the optional tree bosses) in The Conservatory of Life (Freya’s room) also drop over 700 gold each when you kill them.  Now that’s a good bit of raw gold for running a raid as old as Ulduar and that’s just for these three mini-bosses. Looting everything and selling off all the loot you can’t use can easily make this raid worth  3.5K plus per run.

Herbing the WHOLE room, including mobs, can give you a load of Northern herbs. AND if you use the Darkmoon Firewater potion you can double time that herb picking and get em’ picked much quicker.

IF you don’t kill Freya and instead go outside and reset the instance, you can then come back in and kill Freya’s trash again, and again — the Elders do not re-spawn, but the trash does. Besides being able to herb most of this trash again you might just find this a good way to farm those zone drops if your into collecting transmog.

Northern Herbs

Now you might be thinking, WHY? Those are old herbs are not worth my time. BUT they are still valuable to Scribes. Scribes need these old herbs to make Inks for Glyphs.

NOTE you can mount up in Freya’s room so take advantage of your vendor mount here and clean out your bags.

And for all you Collectors out there.


If your a transmog collector I can promise you there’s a ton of armor and weapons to collect here. To start let me just say, If you don’t already have it install the add-on ALL THE THINGS. But I warn you using this mod is addicting. If your not already OCD about collecting everything, you will be once you start using this awesome add-on.

When you zone into the raid it will show you a list of everything, seriously everything, available in this raid that you don’t have yet.

Ulduar green BOE drops are plentiful, again they aren’t worth much (if anything) on my server but your xmog market could be much different. You may want to check the disenchant value on items before vendoring them.

Battle Pets

Did You Know? There are several battle pets associated with the [Raiding with Leashes IV: Wrath of the Lick King] achievement that come out of Ulduar. On my server they aren’t worth much gold, but they could be worth more on your server.

How to Solo Farm Mimiron’s Head Mount

For a chance to collect Mimiron’s Head (mount) you first speak to Lore Keeper of Norgannon upon entering Ulduar to start the fight.

Once the vehicles are activated jump into a Salvaged Demolisher and proceed straight to Flame Leviathan, skipping all the towers.

Do NOT use Hurl Pyrate Barrel (#2 button) on your way to the first boss. Use only your #1 and #3 buttons to clear the mobs attacking you.

When the boss fight starts drop all your Hurl Pyrate Barrel stacks on him by spamming your #2 button while in your vehicle. If that’s not enough to kill him a couple #1 buttons will quickly finish the job.

You must also kill XT, Hodir, Thorim, Freya, Auriya, and Mimiron. Then use the teleportation pad to go to The Shattered Walkway on your way to The Ancient Gate of the Keepers which has just been unlocked.

Do NOT activate any guardians. Now finish up the raid by killing General Vezax and finally Yogg. Good Luck on your mount!

If you want to complete the Ulduar achievements check out this Wowhead comment. Also, each boss has a chance to drop a Fragment of Val’anyr, which are needed in order to reconstruct Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings. Have FUN!!

WELL … Indeed it appears more people than I had thought are quite aware that you can pick up 700+ gold from these old raid bosses. So what happened is a couple days after I scheduled this post I saw a new video going around discussing this very topic. Fingers Crossed, let’s hope the gold loots don’t get nerfed in Ulduar!

Did you know the Elders dropped so much raw gold? Got a gold tip to share? You can find me both on Twitter & Facebook.

Transmog: Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye

Today we’re going to check out this armor set from Warlords of Draenor.

Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye is a leather armor set from the heroic version of Hellfire Citadel. This raid requires level 100 but even-so I would say this set should be quite “easy” to collect these days.

Battlewrap of the Hurricane's Eye

If you don’t care for the green version there is also a yellow version available in normal difficulty. Do you want to see this set on a different race, you can do that in The Dressing Room.

You can find more transmog ideas on my Pinterest boards. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook.

My Week in World of Warcraft: #3

First let me just say hello, “It’s Me” and I’m back again – I hope anyway. So obviously my move to a new host did not go as smoothly as I had hoped. Actually it was quite frustrating because it turned out that none of my sites could be migrated to the new host due to the files sizes. Out of aggravation I honestly just gave up. And while I finally have the blog back online you can see somethings are still not quite right – like none of the old images are loading.


OMG my last weekly report was in Sept 2017 at which time I was working on the Balance of Power questline. I’m happy to report I did finish it on eleven out of twelve characters during Legion but sadly that leaves my poor neglected Monk still waiting on the required mythics.

ATM I’ve got six max toons and almost all of which are above 350 now, the one whose not is my lonesome horde toon. I’m currently leveling both my pally (115) and warrior (113) toons.

I have not been doing LFR (ugh) but I have been tanking Uldir, yes I said tanking. I finally broke down and went bear for my guild. We’re just a casual bunch of raiders so as of last week we’ve still only downed 6/8 bosses. But I’m still hopeful that we will finish it before this new raid comes out at the end of the month.

This last week has found me working a bit more on setting up my TSM4 auction groups. I guess I’m hoping that by setting up my groups again I’ll find some crafted items that might be selling. I haven’t been flipping herbs/ore this xpac because I don’t have the gold to keep up on the buyouts. This expansion has been really REALLY sucky as far as gold making. #pleasegivemegoldblizzard

Other than that I haven’t really been playing much this week. It’s not that I’m on the I hate Blizzard bandwagon that’s been going on, especially on youtube, as of late. NO it’s more that some times WoW, BFA especially, is just overwhelming because like there’s too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it all. And that starts feeling way to much like chores and so after a couple hours of just doing dailies it’s like UGH no more today.

AND if I’m being totally honest I’ve been feeling the draw to play The Sims 4 again. And that is why I pushed to get this blog back online. I’m hoping it will help keep me working towards my WoW goals by blogging about it.


I recently added the [ Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat ], the last one I needed, to my collections during the 2018 Winter Veil . This week I ran SoO on a couple plate dps for those blasted shoulders but Garrosh is pretty stingy with em. I also ran ToT and another week without my belt. But my hunter had a little luck in Arathi Highland and got [7th Legionnaire’s Longbow]. I don’t need much more but weapons from there.

Listed below are the PVE sets (on the appearance tab) that I still need to complete:

Heart of Fear – Why Why WHY Blizzard?!? They added a BOE belt to the LFR set [ Feralbark Belt ]. Because not only did they break my set but that damn thing ONLY drops from Island Expeditions and Good Luck with getting it.

Throne of Thunder – I’ve only needed the belt drop [Girdle of Night and Day] from the Twin Consorts for well over a year and no I don’t run it every week but I do run it a couples times a month.

These next few sets are all from Legion raids and atm they are just are not high on my TO DO list. I need both the heroic and mythic sets from Nighthold. I’ve yet to complete even one set out of Tomb of Sargeras, but I am only missing like one item for a couple of them. And I need all but the normal set from Antorus.

As you can see above I’ve completed one of the sets in Uldir but nothing else as far as BFA raid sets go. I’m currently showing 54/57 on the appearance tab but if you count them all (and I do) it’s really 69 PVE set’s and so far I have completed 51 of them.


At last report I was working on [ Now I Am the Master ] and I’m happy to say I completed that one awhile ago. Lately I’ve been focusing on war mode, Island Expedition, and pet battle related achievements.

Pet Battle Achieves – I’m missing one fight [Corrupted Blood of Argus] to complete the [Family Familiar] achieve. I’m way WAY behind on the [Family Brawler] achieve. I have everything from the first couple pet battle dungeons and as of yet I haven’t even started on the new one Gnomeregan. AND I’m slowly working on [Family Battler].

Up nearly 2K from my last report – I ended the week with 25,950 achievements points and our guild roster says 21,955 for my main, Starrefyre.


I’m at 981 unique pets collected and with a little luck on these Island Expeditions that will hopefully get to 1k very soon. And if you don’t know collecting 1000 unique pets [ Master of Minions ] rewards the pet [ Hearthy ] and OMG he’s adorbs!

My toy collection 421/544 is coming along with my newest editions being: [ Toy Armor Set ], [ Greatfather Winter’s Hearthstone ], and the [Twiddle Twirler: Sentinel’s Glaive].

I’m working towards [ A Horde of Hoofbeats ] with my mount collection by farming Ulduar and TK weekly on several alts. Currently I’m at 380/400 my last mount drops we’re from Arathi Highlands [ Witherbark Direwing ], [Lil’ Donkey ], and [ Broken Highland Mustang ].


  • Buy the new PVP rank 2/3 profession patterns.
  • Do more mythics, can’t make raid cauldrons w/o Hydrocore.
  • Get more followers for my alts – got to 100% that treasure map!

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Transmog Thursday: Trial of Style Season Two

World of Warcraft - Trial of Style - Season Two

Did you compete in the Trial of Style – Season Two?

There we’re three new themes for this season: Zen, Magical Modelling, and one more which I was really excited about Spook-tacular but of course it was never called while I was competing =(

Just like last time, I decided to take one character from all four armor classes and compete for the win. By winning your able to purchase the Fashionable Undershirt which when worn gives you the Fashionable BUFF all the time, kool huh!!

World of Warcraft - Trial of Style - Season Two

My PRIEST must have had the worst luck, she made second and third place so many times that she has more than 100 tokens left over. She eventually won this terrible transmog for the ZEN theme.

I was really starting to think it’s racism, like does no one like dwarves? Well you better buck-up people because soon their will be even more of them!

My SHAMAN won right off the start, she’s wearing the Dreadful Gladiators Ringmail Armor, all but the belt which is set to invisible. It’s not very creative unless you count the awesomeness factor – because it looks a lot like the storms costumes from the movie Big trouble in Little China. I’m HAPPY others liked that set too – because she won!

World of Warcraft - Trial of Style - Season Two

Last season I pent hours ahead of time saving sets for every possible theme, this round I’ve waited till today (last minute) to compete so I didn’t have more than 3-4 transmogs ready to go on each toon.

World of Warcraft - Trial of Style - Season Two

It took several rounds for my poor ROGUE panda to do better than third place. Seriously I don’t understand some others taste because personally I LOVE her sets, especially the VanCleef set with Spellfire Longswords! But what eventually won first place was this awkward purple BIRD!

World of Warcraft - Trial of Style - Season Two

And lastly was my PALADIN who did pickup this seasons armor set but never did win first place before time ran out for this season of the Trial of Style. BUT I’m not worried because it was the same shirt for first place as it had been last time. I’m going to assume it will be again next time. And we now know the event vendor has all the previous sets so if you missed out on Trial of Style Season One or Two don’t worry you can earn them next round.

IF anyone is interesting in the set’s for anything my toons are wearing above let me know in the comments below and I’ll make a post for each of them.

So tell me did you compete in season two of Trial of Style?

Warcraft Trading Post is Back Online – Sort Of …

Warcraft Trading Post
Dust Bunnies (or dust bunnies) are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly.

I’ve changed hosting companies and have encountered a few issues recovering my website. Specifically there’s about ten years worth of entries making the site file sizes quite large. Much larger than what can easily be recovered, apparently.

So after a couple of days trying to find a work-around to the situation I’ve finally reconciled myself that it’s pretty hopeless and I’ll have to either start from scratch or take what I’ve got and move on.

Luckily, I did have an export file of all my previous post here but it only imported the text so while I have the images that we’re attached to those post – they aren’t showing in the post anymore. I’ll have to edit each and every single post in order to fix the missing images — sad face. But I think at this point I’m just happy to have anything because not all my sites we’re even this lucky.

OK so let’s be honest, WTP (Warcraft Trading Post) has been over run with more than a few dust bunnies! Many of my guides are either very outdated or just plain defunct now especially with all the other great WoW sites out there offering bigger and better versions of basically the same information.

Maybe, just maybe, not being able to do a full recovery is a good thing. Because now I’ll HAVE TO do some cleaning up!! Stay tuned …