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My Week in World of Warcraft

Another week in WoW.

RAIDING

I still really have no interest in progression but I made a last minute decision to join Neall for normal TOMB this week. Truthfully I’ve been signed up to go all month and each Sunday I just end up canceling.

I watched this week as his group successfully completed TOMB achieves, and man I really wanted to go especially after seeing someone play with the [Micronax] pet! I’m assuming of course it’s part of the reward but IDK for sure because I couldn’t find the source for picking up this pet.

But I’m well aware that I’m short just a few more iLevel points in order to join the TOMB achieve group. So since my understanding is his group normally clears through Fallen Avatar I figured why not, maybe I’ll get lucky and get some much needed upgrades!

So everything started off well with boss after boss going down swiftly. An hour and a half in and we’re five bosses down. Many, no all, of these fights I personally hadn’t done on normal before so it was actually about time that I learned them… at least that’s what I’m telling myself anyway.

Everything continued smoothly until we got to Maiden. Wow, what a annoying fight!! Bombs! Fel! Light! Orbs! Yaa it’s all there!! It must’ve taken at least two tries before everyone got it straight that they had to change sides depending on whether they we’re effected with fel or light.

OK but then people kept blowing us up because they either we’re hitting orbs accidentally or on purpose. Needless to say she went down but only after at least a handful of wipes. About that time the mood got a little grumpy to the point Neall had to remind everyone to “calm down it’s just a video game”.

In the end we only got 7/9 bosses down but I got the tier gloves and legs thanks to others sharing there lootz!! It’s still not enough iLevel for his next Tomb achieve run on openraid but it’s closer than I was. Thank You!!

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

Another slow week for xmog I’m afraid. I finished the Druid Nighthold LFR set [Garb of the Astral Warden] but only because either my Rogue or Monk picked up the appearance!!

Trial of Style

The new micro holiday Trial of Style started Thursday. Like many others my hopes have been high that participation would be good enough for Blizz to want to schedule this one a few times a year instead of on the regular micro holiday rotation. However now that I’ve competed in the event on all four armor classes and won I just don’t know if I would continue participating. Unless of course Blizz adds more xmog rewards!!

Druid won with “Epic Purple”.

My Druid went first, round one was “Champions of the Light”. When choosing what to xmog into for this theme I thought about holy priest or paladins. I did take 3rd place, but ya know what, being a druid it’s not super easy to come up with a set for Champions of the Light.

Round two was “Epic Purple” and already having a favorite mix of leather from Firelands it was a quick decision what to xmog into. Bam baby 1st place!!

I competed on one of all four armor classes collecting the reward sets and the winners shirt for each.

Mage won with “Champions of the Light”.

Hunter won with “Everyday Heroes”.

Warrior won with “Winter Wear”.

Since I knew ahead of time that you would only get two minutes to dressing before the round starts I spent about an hour putting together the themed sets before I jumped into the competition.

On PTR the themes were Summer Styles, Winter Wear, Ready for Battle, Fun and Flirty, Mismatched Mayhem, Fire and Ice, Dark and Deadly, Faction Pride, Primal Style, Heroes of Azeroth, Make Me Laugh, Tabard Time, Everyday Heroes, Epic Purple, Champions of the Light, and Freestyle.

I’m currently showing 47/48 on the appearance tab but if you count them all (and I do) it’s really 54 PVE set’s and so far I have completed 39 of them.

ACHIEVEMENTS

I finished my Demon Hunters classhall campaign earning not only [Champions of Legionfall] but also [A Legendary Campaign] which means I finished all 12 of my alliance toon classhalls, yaaa!!

I ended the week with 23,725 achievements points and the guild roster says 19,710 for Starrefyre.

Balance of Power

I was a big baby this week about being so far behind on mythics for Balance of Power. I felt like I hadn’t picked up any NH shards in at least 3 weeks because I still needed mythics. Both my Warlock and Shaman have both been needing mythics for at least two weeks now.

I feel bad because maybe I had a small meltdown over the weekend which led to Barla to leading the charge and making sure both of those characters for ready for the Sunday NH raid. Thank you GUILDIES who lent a hand and help me get caught up!!

Currently my Druid, Mage, Hunter, and Priest have completed the Balance of Power questline for the weapon appearance.

  • Monk: Needs to quest in Azuna.
  • DK & DH: Needs to do EoA & DHT mythics.
  • Pally: Needs EN.
  • Rogue & Warrior: Needs to quest in Suramar.
  • Warlock & Sham: Needs NH

Truth be told I’m a little worried that I might run out of time to complete my goal of getting this done on all 12 of my alliance toons. So guys please forgive me if I’m a little off while trying to get all these mythics/raids completed.

Brawlers Guild

We (Tony, Larissa, James, and myself) spent some time in Brawlers Guild Friday and after nearly two hours of wiping on Burnstachio I logged off tired and disappointed!

So I went back Monday evening and managed to finish all of the Rank 4 bosses and all but one boss in Rank 5. Yaa!!

COLLECTIONS

I picked up only one new toy this week, the [Magical Saucer]. I also picked up one new pet, the [Pocket Cannon] using the Deadmines pet battle currency. You can check out my pet collection here, my current status is 838/906 and #18 on the realm.

PEEVE OF THE WEEK

As a GM it’s a fine line we have to walk in order to keep everyone happy. Just like our beloved Azeroth every few months it seems we might be teetering on destruction for one reason or another. Our guild is small but for a few of us it’s our virtual home so we strive to keep it strong and active. Sometimes that’s not easy because we are made up of several types of WoW players.

  • Casual: Those just want to play WoW just doing there own thing in peace no matter what that might be. But still they prefer a friendly social environment rather than playing solo. These might be newbies, collectors, altoholics, or those special types who like to continually kill off toons and level anew (haha).
  • Raiders:  Those who want a casual guild environment but want to raid at the same time. They want to progress through current content successfully but without the hardcore raid attitudes and ensuing drama.

Now I’m not a pro at this thing we call managing a guild but I do my best to juggle my GM duties and my personal game time. But let’s talk honestly here for a minute (and there’s really no way to put this delicately) I may not always want to do everything we have scheduled for the guild. Nor should I or anyone for that matter have to do anything they are not interested in doing.

If we required every member to participate in everything we would be dropping members like swatting flies on the wall. And honestly, if my being the GM doesn’t afford me that same courtesy then maybe I shouldn’t be GM.

I simply can’t say it any plainer, if a member doesn’t want to raid that’s their choice, and that includes our officers. Our guild is simply not a raiding a guild, we are a casual guild who enjoys dabbling in all the awesomeness we call World of Warcraft.

I do not want our members being guilt tripped or annoyed because they do not go to the guild raids. The answer is simply recruit more casual raiders. There are tons of older people who play this game and prefer a casual family friendly environment such as our guild offers. Let’s grow our ranks until we have a successful team of raiders able to accomplish the goals being set out.

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  • Complete the class hall quest line for my Monk, Pally, DK, and DH.
  • Complete the class mount quest for my Priest, Warlock, Shaman, Monk, DH, Warrior, Pally, and DK.
  • Go through all my profession characters and complete the Legion profession quest.
  • Farm Underbelly Rares for the Rogue and Shaman hidden appearances. Go for my last hidden appearance for my Hunter from Ursoc. Do TOV on my Warrior for the hidden appearance.
  • Get back in there and finish those last four TWO Brawlers Guild ranks.
  • I still need concordance on my Hunter(x2), Rogue(x2), Paladin(x3), Death Knight(x3), Warlock, Demon Hunter, Monk, and Mage.
  • I still need to start working on the Chromie Scenario.

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Pre-Patch is Downloading ..

.. all nine plus gigs of it! Like holy cow!!

So whats your best guess for when 6.0 is going to go live, huh? I’m going with Oct 14th which is four weeks before the xpac releases on Nov 13, 2014. I went back to the Warcraft timeline and noted that the last three expansion pre-patches went live right about four weeks prior to the xpac.

Not much to really post about today. I got rank 8 in brawlers guild today and the next boss is such a PITA. I may not make it to the last rank before patch, bummers.


I finished my 8th legendary cloak yesterday on my death knight. I finally got a monk past level ten haha. I went mistweaver so he would level quickly, he’s almost level thirty now. I do not see getting him up quick enough to get a cloak so I won’t be reaching that goal. My pally needs two runestones and my warrior will have finished the first week of valor by the end of this week.

Equinox has been growing leaps and bounds. We’re running so much together these days; dailies, timeless isle, old raids ect. Our guild calendar is quite populated with events which is really nice too see. We’re looking to expand for Warlords of Draenor so we’re openly recruiting active members, officers, raid leaders, event coordinators, and class captains. We’re on Llane/Arygos is anyone wants to re-roll and check it out.

Weekly Review; Rank 2, Faction Change, & New Pets

I really like the new battle quest in the Barrens. I really do but goodness it can be a such a long grind unless you get lucky enough to fall in with a group of other toons hopping on Commanders. Barla, Lindrine, and I headed out and got lucky with four Commander kills before grinding out the last half of the required quest items. Of course if my rogue hadn’t been goofing off we might’ve gotten done faster haha.

sneaky rogue

New Pets

Another week come and gone in a flash and not nearly enough checked off my to do list!! Only one pet [Tainted Core] ticked off my 5.3 raid pets list this week. I only ended up running the raids one time this week and had no luck – ZERO, zilch, nadda – so I got him off the AH. I did have a reader tell me they got the tainted waveling and the coilfang stalker in a single run of SSC, so those rumors that only one per raid drops are not true.

Faction Change

I needed an infusion of “newness” so with this weeks Blizzard special being 50% off services I took em up on it and faction changed one of my druids — a worgen to a tauren. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find her a new name. Everything I tried was taken; bittersweet, semisweet, twix, butterfinger, milkyway, mooch, chocolat, well you get the idea. I settled for .. drum roll .. Moousse.

Firstly I had to make a quick trip out to the Darkmoon Faire. A good call since I knocked my professions up by 5 points each and hit level 86 too boot! Still NO Darkmoon Faire Eye or Rabbit yet!! Then over to Orgrimmar where Garrosh Hellscream was having a tantrum about the alliance reaching this newly discovered island first – go figure haha. Below is a screenshot of the horde war board – sorta vibes of ‘Game of Thrones’ don’t ya think?

The_Art_of_War

Spectacular Death – Guild Events

Saturday night (SD) headed over to see what the Brawler Guild was all about and maybe pick-up a few easy achievements. Actually I have already been here a couple times but never with any success. I took my best geared toon, my Mage, and got a shock when she one-shotted the first, second, and fourth bosses!! Yaa that third one gave me some issues ugh — but hey who says the third time isn’t charmed! So I finished the evening up with Rank 2 .. WooOOooT I’ll take it!!

brawlers guild

Talk about The Walking Dead, Sunday night a group of us got together over on the server Earthen Ring and made new undead toons to storm Ironforge. Boy did we get some looks running through zones with about 20 peeps level 1-3 haha. The goal was to run from the undead starter zone all the way to Ironforge and make it into the throne room. We did it!

Well though some how we unexpectedly started having to rez at the lumber mill in Elwynn Forest so we decided to visit HOGGER. Everyone’s always joking about having an all level 1 raid on Hogger, hey why not!

undead hogger raid

Brawler’s Guild

Brawler’s Guild is a blast, really fun but doesn’t seem to be something I can make my fingers move quick enough to even get a single win. I got my invite weeks ago on my Mage and even though I’ve tried multiple times I just can not even get past the first boss Bruce.

I’ve thought my mistake was using the invite on a clothie – knowing I’ve always been a slower player. I’m thinking I should have saved it for say my hunter but I’ve always felt that’s just a tad bit cheating (no offense to hunters it’s seriously a personal hangup) maybe, idk … regardless I’m just one of “those people”. You know the kind, the people who play range because they (I) can stand in the back and play from one spot more often than not. And after so many years playing this way I’m just having a really hard time trying to change it now – stay alive while constantly move in the ring.

Maybe I’ll eventually luck into a win but I’m not holding my breath. In the mean time fellow bloggers please keep posting your wins because you all are the one’s motivating me to keep trying. I got Barla to go for it and as I expected and cheered her on she blew right through the first two bosses, wooot!!

Stormwind Brawlers Club

I took me a little while to even find the entrance. I knew it was in the tram station because I had once heard the yells and cheers while boarding the tram. But it took some searching to find the entrance which is straight across the ramp going down into the first tram line – under the station.

brawlers guild

Of course the bouncers will check your ID or in this case your Blood-Soaked Invitation. To sign up for a fight just talk to any bouncer, you find them at the entrance and stationed at each corner of the arena.

brawlers bouncers

How awesome is this pub! Tables almost surround the arena making a great place to meet up and watch the fight with some friends.

brawlers pub

I know this bugged me personally at first but really don’t worry about people watching you. These fights have been really quick from what I’ve seen and I haven’t seen anyone get out of hand besides the NPCs, mostly Brawl Enthusiest. Remember to check your achievements; Brawlers Guild under World Events because there are some really easy ones to pickup quick.

Brawler Enthusiasts, have a chance, after each round a player has played, of getting angry, and yelling something like; LOSE? NO YOU LOSE! When they yell they get hostile, and are therefore targetable. If and when this happens, simply throw the Expired Blackout Brew upon the npc, resulting in completing the achievement: Bottle Service.

brawlers arena

There are a few good places you can jump on structures to get a better view of the fights.

Keith "The Party" Westin

Theres not much known about Keith “The Party” Westin yet besides he loves glam & dancing. He’s also involved in the quest: To Catch A Spy.

  • There is not nearly enough dancing in this club!
  • It’s about time! I’m parched over here!
  • Yuck! That looks disgusting!
  • You know the service down here just keeps getting worse and worse!

Lidiya Peyton

Lidiya Peyton, Purveyor of Underhanded Things sells Rotten Fruits and Expired Blackout Brews. These items are used for the achievements. Rotting Fruits are the following: Rotten Watermelon, Rotten Apple, Rotten Banana, and Haters Gonna Hate.

Willard "Bubble" Wilcox

Willard “Bubble” Wilcox casts a portal to Orgrimmar, He is in the southwest corner of brawler area. Once you take the portal, you get ported outside the gates of Orgrimmar, and you do not get flagged. When you go through that portal you will get the debuff Rabble Rabble Rabble.