Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tanking Trinkets

I am going to post a list of the tanking trinkets I am going to be looking for on my way to outfitting myself for raiding and heroics. If I miss anything please let me know.

Seals of The Pantheon (really want! going to be grinding the Halls of lightning)
Essence of Gossamer (look at that Stamina)
Lavanthors Talisman (its an upgrade over Darkmoon Card: Vengeance)
Offering of Sacrifice (free last stand... its ok I guess)

and that's it

Kind of sad really I like to have choices and variety and some goals to shoot for. This is like get the top 2 and your done til Naxx which I guess is easier to help gearing up but I'm a little disappointed personally

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am having so much fun

I have done so much stuff since the expansion came out is unbelievable. I am intrigued by all the possibilities and am having fun doing all sorts of things. Last night I even got exalted with the Keepers of time because we had a guildie who was on the alchemy quest and then the 2 people with me were nice enough to go back in an get the last 720 rep I needed to get exalted. By the way they have a cool looking tabard but it doesn't quite keep up with my favorite achievement and the only title I knew I would get for sure. Mister K The Explorer (I know that's not how my characters name is spelled that's what its supposed to be though). I didn't really have to try that hard to get the exploration achievements done in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms as I have always been an overeager explorer (I went into Arathi Highlands at 17, wandered around Durotar at 32, Was seen in the Plaguelands at 45, my friend and I had an epic battle with a ?? spider, pallys and shamens working together can be scary). After I finished those up very quickly I headed to outland and had one spot in Nagrand and that was it, My mining runs had previously unlocked every other area in Outland without me even knowing it. So when I was over in Sholazar Basin doing a little mining I decided to get my exploration done there and as I got the last part I flew right into Icecrown, well as I have noted my craziness already I had about 1/2 of Icecrown done from before getting my flying mount, so I just finished that up and the push was on. I get very direct when I am pushing for something and find myself to be very dedicated to it once I have a goal so it was fun and I got my first Northrend purple Tabard of The Explorer. It is amazing and I will definitely be posting a pic sometime soon. Anyways I just hope everybody out there is having as much fun as me and is enjoying all the new content.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Azjol-Nerub or Spiders eck!

Well we got into Azjol-Nerub today and its actually kind of fun once you get the hang of the fights. Basically the fights all have a sequence you just have to know what it is. With the first boss its just he sends his groups in front of him and there is really no downtime between them he says something about intruders and then they come running at you. After they are all dead he follows suit. The second boss was the trickiest for us but we finally got him down by waiting until he came all the way up and webbed off the tunnels that all the extra spiders kept coming down. Once he did that we just had to keep cleansing the poison off and he went down easy. The last boss is pretty easy you tank and spank he goes in the ground and calls adds and throws spikes up then he comes back out and you tank and spank him again rinse and repeat a couple times and he's down. Now to get into some more instances!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Busy night for a short one

Well, I'll say ret may still be a little OP before 80 because I respecced ret for a couple days and got to run an instance as ret for the firt time in a long time and I have to say, I STILL HAZ IT!! Yes my crappily geared ret spec topped the damage meters in a Nexus run, and before you say but you were 75, well so was the rogue and the hunter was 74 so its not like we were that far apart. We had a 70 tank and a 70 healer so we thought we'd bring some leveled dps to make it a quick run. I really liked being able to dps but man was I squishy, it was so weird going from being able to solo elites to having to eat and drink after taking on two mobs. So back to tanking cause at 75 I got Shield of the Righteous and I so wanted to try it out. Now I don't kill stuff as fast as I did Ret specced but the dps increase is impressive and really takes any downtime out of the rotation which bugged me a little with Ret as sometime your just waiting on that auto swing or the next cooldown but with Prot I never have to wait on a cooldown because I have so much to do its awesome. I'm starting to feel the altitis itch though and want to play my other toons but I also want to keep leveling with the frog so we can burn stuff down like its not even there. Tonight I ding 76 and get some Saronite (hopefully I am frankly disappointed in the spread on the mines, in Outland Adamantite started springing up in Zanger while out here I've been through the Grizzly Hills and a little of Zul Drak and yet to see a Saronite vein although I did see 2 Titanium mine outside Dalaran but I am still not high enough in mining to mine that yet {grr} but hopefully that all changes soon, if not I'll be spending a lot of time in Sholazar as I have heard that is a good spot for Saronite. /rant end)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grizzly Hills.....ehh

I have been a little disappointed in the Grizzly Hiis honestly. The look of the area is awesome and I think the dungeon is going to be amazing, but it seems like all the quests are horribad droprate quests, worg meats, mojos by the gallon, bear flanks. Also, don't use your mojos unless your sure the quest is done because then you'll have to farm more of them up and that is torture. Now a few of the quests were fun, horseriding quests ftw, Harrison Jones is my hero, and the return of the worgen was an excellant turnabout. I am really looking forward to 77 so I can start flying again. You don't realise how much you miss it til its gone. We didn't even ding last night because we spent so much time doing those droprate quest and if you don't know me, the RNG on droprates hates me with a passion. I have been known to have had to kill over a hundred of certain mobs to get my 12 pieces of whatever (and yes I do read the quests so no I was not that guy killing turkeys the BBB was talking about). So I hope the other areas have fewer of these types of quests and more of the fun and exciting stuff we got to do in the Dragonflight

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dalaran = Lag

I don't really have much to say but when the frog and I got to Dalaran the lag was awfulbad. Also we couldn't find a flightpath while we were there but I heard one is supposed to be around. Oh well, tonight I find that flightpath, and if I'm lucky tank Utgarde or Azjol and hit 75 yeah, I am loving the expansion.

Monday, November 17, 2008

74 woot!

Dinged tonight before logging off. My friend Killfrog and I have been burning through quests as fast as we can cause we are crazy like that. We are probably the most hardcore levelers in our guild so its no shock. I even got my hunter to 71 while I was waiting for the Frog to do other RL things. I tanked a Nexus run yesterday and it went really smooth we maybe had 2 deaths on the boss that sends you yo-yoing all over the place. I have to admit that that was a fun fight and a cool looking instance. I can't wait til I get in Utgarde and Azjol, I hear they are both pretty sweet.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I called it

I have been so busy playing I have not blogged at all. I am really liking the questing so far, the Dragonflight has got to be my favorite area so far. So many lore references, so many epic quest chains. I also started a death Knight and am amazed out how easy it is to just grind away on things. I don't know how intuitive the tanking ability is just yet but for grinding and leveling they are awesome. I like how the Howling Fjords quest start better then the Borean Tundra and the boat ride in is certainly way more epic there. But the quests in Borean Tundra are all layed out so well and chain together into areas and lead you along a path I found it way easier to level there. But thats just my opinion. OK back to the game.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A slight break til Wrath

I have decided that the next three nights I am going to stay off of WOW since I have the 5 days straight of playing planned when I get wottlekay at Midnight. I am going to do menial stuff, and around the house stuff that I have a tendancy to blow off for WOW because after I get out of work I just want to unwind and WOW it up. I probably won't post anything until Thursday, but after that I plan a daily post for a good while to go through the leveling and dungeons with the expansion. That is if I can pull myself away from the game long enough to post. Seeya in Northrend

Friday, November 7, 2008

Not much to say

I really want to keep posting to my blog regularly but I don't have alot to say. I have some opinions on the paladin nerfs but am withholding judgements(ha get it) until I run ZA this weekend to see if I can notice any changes I have mostly just been leveling my warrior and doing heroics with the guildies, its been a pretty good time for us lately everybody has been logging on regularly so we have been able to do alot of stuff, I wish I could have gotten my other 70 alts into some heroics or kara before because they just haven't done enough to get any badge gear and theres not enough time to get them enough badges to get any significant upgrades to help with leveling so I will probably have left over badges next week, oh well its still fun. I have to say its harder than ever trying to decide who's going to be the first to 80. If we run alot of instances It may be my priest or my druid if they don't need a tank we may just have to see how everything shakes out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

As much ZA as I could

We cleared most of ZA on Saturday although we went late into the night. Hooray for the nerf bat. I don't think anybody in my guild would have been able to go into ZA before the nerf (although a couple would have been close to ready if borderline including my tank). It was getting late though and we took 2 tries at the Hex Lord but we just didn't have anything left at that point. It was progression run for us so we wiped a few times learning the fights, (I hate Jan'alai I had to aoe tank the dragonhawks, half of them will just fly right through my consecrate, that really messes with your healers). Well we had planned to try again Sunday but I didn't really get out of bed all day yesterday as the cold I am fighting off hit me hardest then. I was miserable, I feel bad if they tried to get a run together but I just didn't have it in me to sit at the computer yesterday. There was some nice loot drops though and now that the armory seems to be working we are on the realm page on WOW-jutsu (woot!). So if you're curious check out The Corsairs on Nathrezim (I'd link but they are down). OK, back to work and coughing (ech!)