29 Nov 2011

Bye bye 4.2

As today we gonna get ourselves new treats in patch 4.3, I would like to go back to 4.2 for a moment and go throught it "shortly"(when I usually say so, it's still going to be a long post).
In 4.2:
  • Molten Front. We got ourselves a new daily area, which was a good thing for many reasons. It allowed us to gear up fast if you did mount hyjal quests when you levelled(I don't usually quest so that turned out to be pain in the ass for me. pff questing at 85!) as you can buy few good starting gear from Molten Front vendors. Luckily the Molten Front quests are fast to do! Neat rewards from MF: 3 pets, mount from achievement, gear and some rp stuff like mushroom chair.
  • Chain quest "The call of the World-Shaman" took for me ages to do as I hated the elemental killing part but it rewarded you with good back piece if you just reached 85.
  • Firelands raid. I haven't done it properly. For some reason I always ended up into wipe fest bunch. Our realm is unfortunately too stuck with guild runs. If you find a pug, it will have some really bad players in it... Last time I did it, we had a tank in hc gear! So I stayed in the group only for 2 wipes. Sigh never thought they'll allow blue geared to join FL run! But the raid itself would have been interesting and you can get mounts from there too!
  • New Legendary. I personally didn't care much about it making you to look like dragon. But I would have wanted it for guild achi and new pet!
  • Dungeon Journal. I liked the idea but I think it didn't work out well. It wasn't that noobfriendly as I would have made it. It was great that you could check the loots and enemies abilities. If someone was first time doing some dungeon, I said that they should check it from Dungeon Journal to know what to do there and what to avoid doing but many had difficulties with understanding it.
  • CC's not causing creatures to attack you! This has helped me a lot when gathering mats for professions. I really appreacite that druid's roots can be used like sap!
  • New boss in BH was quite interesting and good addition.
  • War Games! This was exciting news for our guild and we did do arena like that and thought about challenging other guilds to war games!
  • Equipment manager. A player with all characters having 4 differents sets, I really did appreciate this a lot!

***Also we got a new guildie yesterday and he is on trial atm as we are really picky with members!! We did a dungeon run and talked a lot with him and we might kick him soon.(if he missbehaves) :P We got 3 members including me deciding about everything in the guild and if one of us doesn't like something we take that into consideration seriously!***

28 Nov 2011


The only thing I love about my worgen rogue: she looks great when howling at the moon in SW. :)
Today I didn't do anything so special. Just dailies, then some arena and levelling my rogue. I regret for making worgen rogue. Nelf or human would have been so much better. One extra sprint wasn't one of my brightest ideas.
I did arena with spriest teamed with fire mage, which was suprisingly good combo. Or maybe they just got too confused which one to kill first? I think 8 wins and 4 losses ain't that bad! Especially after having conversation with a friend today who said that mages die in 5sec if their partner goes to heal himself. Really? Since I think my partner mage lasted a lot longer alone if needed.
Another arena combo we tried was sub rogue and feral druid, which didn't go that well. Maybe we just got unlucky with the enemy teams. Since all of them seemed to have wow gods on their side. It's lovely to hit a rogue and see that everything you do just misses, dodges or resists. :P maybe it just wasn't that team's day. so 8-8 :<
Haven't yet tried to do arena seriously. Can't seem to find good combo or character that I want to do arena with seriously. I like my spriests, but seems to miss something. I don't like my feral druid that much to do with it. But I already have a partner I could do it with and he is healer so I can't really use my holy pala or resto shammy, which I love to play with. Maybe I'll need to lvl up my alts and use one of those?
Today was boring day so not much to say about. I can go on and rant about 85 lvl arena but is that so interesting?
A little complain to add: Can we please get rid of the level caps in professions? It's really annoying that I have to lvl up my rogue fast just to get rid of the constant gem mailing back and forth! I'm fine with caps like getting 400 skill at 65. It's ok to keep the expansion limitations such as you got no cata, only wotlk, then you can make only wotlk gems. But the problem is that I have gotten all my crafting skills way too fast up and then I'm stuck for 10 lvls. And the gathering profession take ages to skill up(I really hate mining at the moment, someone always has taken all the ores from the area when arrive there). And after you spend ages to get your gathering skill up you get *drum roll* a 10 stamina increase! Yep it sure makes a big difference in my 450+ stamina :)

27 Nov 2011

Damn Mojo and a chirping box!

I have tried getting Mojo for quite awhile already but he never seemed to want to become mine. Yesterday I prepared myself for Mojo hunt again and bought 30-40 sticks. I prepared myself mentally to return from ZA without Mojo.
But he came on first stick!! I think I got pretty lucky with this guy this time! And he is my 130th pet!!^^ I bet my guildie enjoyed getting 30+ sticks from me. :D
Don't forget to kiss your Mojo!

And today I finally got the achievement called: Beware of the "Unbeatable?" Pterodactyl so now I got also 1 more pet. :) Never noticed before that got jouster on their head?
Gold mini jouster
Blue mini jouster

26 Nov 2011

Some are just better than anyone else!

Get ready for post full of screenshots(which are btw bigger if you click on them) and text!
I think all of us have noticed that when you join the bg in the chat you can usually see ppl saying things like: alliance always sucks (alliance side), horde never wins (horde side) etc. But is the grass really greener on the other side?
I thought I'll share my today's bg's chats and overall experience from alliance side and thankfully I found generous undead to tell me about the horde side. Today's screenshots aren't rare at all. It's just something you come across everyday if you do bg's.
Usually bg's consists of 1 mr.Obvious, 1 whiner, 1 I'm-better-than-you-all, 1 tactician(it can also be one of those earlier mentioned), few afker and 1 total idiot. Someone of those is always a jerk and then the rest is bunch of nobodies, which are the most pleasant to play with. Unfortunately if we have all these heroes in one group, the winning chance just drops to really low because they are too much paying attention on keeping their role than playing the bg well enough to win.
Mr.Obvious always obvious things such as:
We got 1 base(50/1600) and enemy got 4 base(1000/1600). Mr.Obvious says: We're gonna lose!!
In AV Mr.Obvious says: Get towers or the enemy will win!
is the one who says in the beginning that we are going to lose even before the gates have opened. He has no trust in his team. Even if you had in AB 4 bases over half of the time and the score says that we sure are going to win, whiner is complaining in bg chat that our team just sucks and there's no way we can win anything ever.
Some of them actually call their chars with names like: IOwnz, MeKills, ThePwner, Loludead etc. Usually those names just tell me one thing: they're the exact opposite! It seems to me that those are the ones who just smash buttons and when they die, they blame everyone else. Also they enjoy telling in bg chat how everyone else fails at the bg, that's why they enjoy the tactian the role too. Since obviously they know so well what to do.
I saw this one holy paladin yesterday who I especially want to mention when talking about this type of players. I took the flag in Twin Peaks with my warrior(139k hp unbuffed, 3,5k resi), but then this Epic Superhero Paladin came with his epical 125k hp buffed and full pve gear and told me this: F*king retard warrior drop the flag, you noob! For the sh*t and giggles, I thought I'll let him have it, just to see how far he can get with it. Well it took only few secs till he died and of course I couldn't just be quiet about it so I said to him in bg chat: You sure did great job with the flag. And as assumed it really pissed him off. So for the rest of the bg he kept saying in bg chat how easily he could own us all and that we all are noobs! :)
Tactians are always ready to share their wisdom, even when nobody couldn't care a less. Tactians are strongly believing that if everyone would have listened to them, there's no way tactician's team could have lost. Funniest part is that sometimes they don't know reasons behind their tactics, they are unable to adapt to changes(everyone has to attack only bs, even if it's well defended) or their tactics are obvious(such as take 3 bases and we win!). Also you notice tactician from rageing in bg chat that everyone is a noob when nobody followed his flawless tactics.
These are my favourites! Afker's can be quiet but some afker's are defending their rights to afk. If you complain about their afking, you'll get to hear how much of a noob are you for the rest of the bg while they just stand in one place doing nothing else with their gorgeous extremly low damage done in statistics. But there's a powerful tool to get rid of afker's, I'll share the secret with you guys, it's called: Report player! Sometimes you might get lucky and have more ppl using it and not only you alone since then it's quite useless...
Total idiot
These poor guys are totally clueless about everything! Even if you tell them what to do. They spam only moonfire/icelance, break cc's, run away from healers, fighting far from bases/allowing enemy take the base, not helping fc when close to fc, bragging with their mount(or items) so much that they can't even dismount to fight or doing random abilities at very stupid time such as polymorph/mindcontrol/cyclone enemy when they are about to die(What´s the point of it? Is it like "LOL, look I can do this? haha I'm so awesome!". Sometimes they are the ones who call everyone else a noob.

Ally side:

Very intelligent conversation

I'm-better-than-u-all tactician
(His name was btw smth like theownz, cant remember)

Well wasn't so ownage at healing only 4th of 5 healer whole 10-man bg had.

Horde side:

In case you didn't get it the first time, spam should help it!

"Watch my imba dps" Sure let's see bragger's imba damage done
As assumed his puny 42k isn't that great if compared to 58k that is first in damage done.
What's to brag about? Why it was so necessary to mention it?

Many thanks to friendly horde rogue called UnĂ­a for sending me horde bg chat's screenshots! :) I really appreciate getting the other side's chats aswell!
In the end, I wanted to add my dear friend leading TB. Everytime
TB starts, she is there leading us to victory! (We WON!) Not all
tacticians/hero's are bad ppl! She is a nice person but just loves to
lead us. All what's said in /raid was said by her :D It was a fast win.

So the conclusion is that both sides are equal. It isn't that if you roll horde, you are in the winner team. Both sides have their own epic players that ruin the bg's! :) Or are you on winner side?

7th Anniversary

Every year blizz has been lately giving us something on their anniversary. Not sure if we got before something too because for some reason I have skipped most of the anniversaries! I either went on vacation to another country or had a break from wow during it.
Anyways I do remember 2 of the earlier ones, which both awarded players with pets. I wasn't playing during 6th but I liked the pet idea as a pet collector. I know the reward wasn't then fair for everyone. But I still assumed we will get a pet this year too.
I was thinking we will get some dragon or something that has to do with Firelands, but no we got Celebration Package, which gives you reputation and experience from kills 7%. First of all I didn't like that it gives only 7%. Since if I really got the whole idea of it, then it means that the Celebration Package works only 1 week. In my opinion 7% isn't anything to celebrate. The pet you had whole year and you still have it and it still works. If we got 5% rep and xp boost for all time, I think this would have been truly a good reward for anniversary. But maybe I just like to complain. The second dislike is the time limit. Why only a week? And third complain: I have seen many ppl used in bg's but I don't it really gives more xp from enemy kills, only creature kills. If I'm correct at that then pvp players didn't get anything beneficial to them.
Good side about it is that it's usable for altholics and repfarmers. And everyone of us farms some rep at some point or levels their char! I myself didn't notice it working in bg's so that was a big dissapointment for me.
Also I liked the way it gave the player tabard with the buff. It was purple-pink tabard with WoW on chest. Lovely!
I still think blizz could have given us a better reward. For example if it wouldn't have limited time to use it. What do you think? Did you expect something else aswell?

Update: As I assumed it lasted only 1 week! :)

25 Nov 2011

Pilgrim's Bounty

Me and some random bald guy having a meal in bg.
I never cared for Pilgrim event before. But this year it's been a lot of fun!
This time I wanted to get fast cooking skill up to few chars. Thanks to Pilgrim event 1-450 was easy and fast to get! And it was cheap aswell. Didn't have to farm it all or buy from AH over-priced mats.
Also for my new DK(not so new but still only honored with SW) it's always nice to get some city rep by turning in foods you just made. As the SW tabard ain't much helping in TBC dungeons. Darn TBC dungeons give their own reps!
If you aren't going to do the dailies to get rid of the food you just made, you could also use them in dungeons and raids as buff food(suprise!!). Actually I vendored all those and later in FL raid, I was wondering how someone made the pilgrim feast. :P Well my brain isn't always functioning thet way it should.

I was the leading turkey^^
As a pet collector I was happy to get my very own turkey to assist me while cooking. Especially since it gets this weird look when seeing cooking fire. First I thought that turkey isn't that interesting pet to get, but overtime I started to like it. I think it's cute it's own way. Shame that it's silent. I would have wanted it to cackle once awhile.
Shooting other players just to turn them into turkey is a lot of fun too. I saw rogue sneaking in bg and I decided to ruin his attack. A little before he attacked one of my fellow ally, I turned him into turkey. He had a bad sense of humor, it seems. Because rest of the bg, he was just chasing me. :<

And my favourite of all time: a bug in bg! Everyone appeared as turkey during the whole bg and nothing is more fun than dead players looking like roasted turkey. Shame I didn't take screenshot of it, but I'll try to do more bgs now incase it occurs again. ^^
It's not that easy to find Misty from this turkey bunch! =)

24 Nov 2011


I love sea gull's company in sw^^
Nothing can be more fun than doing arena earlier, at 70 lvl. Unfortunately not!
Yesterday I dinged my enha shaman 70 and my holy paladin friend asked before if we could try some arena. Not bad idea! With healer I should be fine! Wrong....
Since Blizzard hasn't balanced classes under 85, the arena idea wasn't so great.
Nearly every match we did, our enemy was always frost mage. I'm not saying they are unbeatable. But their Ice Barrier is pretty good! When 13k hp mage's ice barrier absorbs 8k dmg, I think it's far from being fair. Not to forget that mages in 65-69 bg bracket hit with their ice lance 2k while their pet hits 1k. Players in 65-69 have 10k hp, so mages are pretty good in that bracket. And so is prot pala. (yeah I complained a lot about mages, but it was mostly mages with few rogues and hunters. But there wasn't anything mentionable about them. Rogues didn't do much dmg and hunter were well hunters? Nothing mindblowing about them.
But back to arena. As enha shaman hits only 200-700, all matches took ages to win and my healer had to do dmg too. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?^^
As a conclusion: we did 11 matches 7 wins/4 losses. I wonder if this is going to be my 2,2k rating team. Haha dream on, Misty!
Nah I still think it's because it's so unbalanced. Arena at 70 is fun to try out, but I can't imagine playing it for more than few times. I prefer the 85 arena, where it's mostly more about skill and not someone icelanceing you down.
So blizz should really make some balance in low lvl pvp. I know they want us to get high lvls fast but make our lvling fun! :) Or else many will ragequit and they won't even try lvling their alts.