Oops, this was supposed to be posted on the 29th already.
Yesterday I dinged for the second time, on my Horde Rogue (main of 8 years), as I had leveled both in parallel to take advantage of rested XP. Still took 19h, apparently I’m slow. And also regularly porting back to the garrison to finish those 1000 naval missions ateone point. Still a bit curious where I lost so much time, surely it can’t be reading all the quest text?
Overall I liked the Alliance story/experience a little better. Zuldazar and Vol’dun were great, Nazmir was a bit bleak. But I’ve never been one to enjoy dark sceneries, except when it’s also magical and awesome, like Drustvar.
I’ve also never been a fan of Sylvanas and Blightcaller is horrible anyway, whereas Taelia and Flynn are fun.
Maybe I don’t want to be the bad guy either? In the first few expansions I saw the Horde as not inherently bad, but this time.. meh. Talanji is ok, so helping the Zandalari is cool, but I wonder if I missed any reference back to Zul’Gurub, I’m exalted on that char after all?
Yep, I gave in. Was sick at home for over a week with the flu, so in the last days (on Thursday the 27th to be exact) I bought WoD, paid for a month and started levelling. Still couldn’t really leave the house (just the way to the doctor and pharmacy had been hell earlier in the week), so I grabbed a big pot of tea, wrapped myself in a blanket and levelled my Rogue from 90 to 100 until Friday evening.
In the start I hated it. Or to be more precise, I didn’t have a lot of fun. It was just more of the same. I liked the abundance of Rares and Shinies to find and enjoy and the new Pickpocketing is ace. But overall, not too thrilling. It got a bit better as the garrison developed. Now I am sitting at iLvl 621 after the weekend after around 6 Heroics and my Warrior is already 93. Didn’t play WildStar in the last 4 days, so it can’t be that bad. I still don’t plan to raid – but we’ll see what will happen in these remaining 25 days. 🙂
The Rogue mentioned in the last post has hit Level 90 after 3d 6h /played, grabbed some Timeless gear and is visiting ToT right now.
Apart from that our first hour of Algalon for the Herald feat was not successful, let’s hope for next week.
Meanwhile I dug out my Night Elf Prot Warrior that’s been levelled nearly exclusively via tanking 5mans till 63 a year or so ago. Current level is 80, yay Cataclysm.
Other than that, on my main’s server we’re now working on Heroic Spoils after a few weeks on Malkorok.
I cancelled my EVE subscription after 4 months, but I plan to come back. Other than that I just installed LoL and will hopefully try it soon with some colleagues.
Future plans include definitely WildStar and maybe Starbound.
Been busy with levelling a Dwarf Shammy on a different server where some friends play and got recruited for a Herald of the Titans run and capped XP at 80 and been collecting some 226 gear right now.
As that char was blocked now I started to level my original “hi, I’m visiting” character, a Gnome Rogue, which hit Outland and then 60 yesterday.
I was thinking about starting a WoW blog – “The most uninteresting blog of all time”, where I would list stuff I did every day.
For today it would look a little like this:
- Levelled Pandaren Monk from mid-65 to start of 67 in Nagrand and Blade’s Edge – gotta love that 1h EXP buff
- Ran Headless Horseman for the second time on my Alliance Rogue for the Sword and got it
- Was publicly looking forward to maybe finally raid with my Alliance Guild in the next expansion due to Flex Raid (I usually log in once per expansion, say hi, level to the cap in a short time, vanish, come back to level up professions, vanish until next expansion) – was told to go to the Timeless Isle to grab some gear
- I actually went to the Timeless Isle to get some gear, but was missing a few pieces, so got the Horde Druid over there as well to collect more leather gear
That’s when you get to sit out on a Raid day and your guild doesn’t kill Garrosh again…
So, you got an alt Rogue that needs some gear and you’re neither in the mood for detailed research nor striving for absolute perfection? Then this post may be for me you. (Yes, usually I’m not going for “good enough”, but my main is a 80 Rogue, so spare me some slack on my alt 80 Rogue.)
Not going to bother with rep rewards and blues, although they might be slightly better, sometimes they’re not as easy accessible due to rep grinds. This might be reworked.
Chest Marwyn HoR H Choking Hauberk
Captain HoR N Blackened Geist Ribs
Feet Captain HoR H Blighted Leather Footpads
Sjonnir HoS H Boots of the Whirling Mist
Hands Marwyn HoR N Carpal Tunnelers
Paletr ToC N Gloves of the Argent Fanatic
Ymiron UP H
Head Devour FoS H Frayed Scoundrel's Cap
TBK ToC H
Legs Tyrann PoS H Fleshwerk Leggings
Eadric ToC N Leggings of Brazen Trespass
Gal'da Gun H
Should Falric HoR H Spaulders of Black Betrayal
Bronja FoS N Bewildering Shoulderpads
TBK ToC N Gored Hide Legguards
Wrist Ick PoS H Chewed Leather Wristguards
Loken HoL H
Waist Forgem PoS N Flayer's Black Belt
Back Devour FoS N Accursed Crawling Cape
Neck Forgem PoS H Barbed Ymirheim Choker
Finger Tyrann PoS H Band of Stained Souls
Forgem PoS N Ring of Carnelian and Bone
TBK ToC N
Trinket Devour FoS H Needle-Encrusted Scorpion
Confess ToC N Banner of Victory
MH Bronja FoS H Axe Nighttime
Captain HoR N Dagger Chilled Heart of the Glacier
Captain HoR H Mace Black Icicle
Eadric ToC H Mace Aledar's Battlestar
Falric HoR N Sword Ghoulslicer
Devour FoS H Dagger Blood Weeper
TBK ToC H Dagger
Devour FoS N Dagger Heartshiver
OH Falric HoR N Axe Tank Falric's Wrist-Chopper
Bronja FoS N Mace Tank Lucky Old Sun
Captain HoR H Sword Liar's Tongue
Ick PoS N Dagger Krick's Beetle Stabber
Ranged Captain HoR H Bow Crypt Fiend Slayer
Bronja FoS H Thr Papa's Brand New Knife
Yes, there’s two tank weapons in there. Don’t you dare roll need over a tank, even off-spec.
But before sharding, take em and toss your party 20g. Same goes for ranged weapons.
Can’t stay away from the Voodoo. Seriously, I love them. Sometimes only to dust off some lowbie alt. (I most often refer to them as the “Army of Alts[tm]“) and have some fun and getting fancy titles and rewards.
My effort of the last years paid off already, I managed to get the Brewmaster title 9x some weeks ago. And that was with less effort than some people had because I got the first achievement about 5min after logging in. OK, it involved some summoning magic into BRD, but it didn’t take long. Level 70 Brewmaster alt ftw.
Anyway, now it’s Hallow’s End. My main has it, of course (only missing the silly christmas hat for my violet drake :/), so the focus is on those:
Will probably pass on everything else besides trying to get the mount on my main, anyway, 2 fun weeks ahead when raiding is a bit boring, although I hope we can get some 25man action again.