Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I HATE spiders...

So how in the holy flip did this happen??

I blame outside influences...

On a slightly more serious note.... The tame was a TON easier than I thought it would be. Looking up how-to videos on Youtube helps. >.>

Sis's troll Rajji had actually just tamed Kirix, with help from Booggah and a randomly-tamed core hound. We were on our way back to the Hyjal portal when my NPC_Scan went off for Solix- who I had been thinking about taming for a while now, but hadn't convinced myself yet. It still took several minutes of standing there staring at him in his little pool of lava before I finally decided heck with it.

His name is Speedy (thanks sis!), in the hopes that having a cute unoffensive name will convince me to keep him. And he is actually pretty cute... so long as I'm not looking at him. XD

Some day, perhaps, my arachnophobia will fade......

Sunday, March 25, 2012

'Nother ding!

It was the grindiest grind ever, but I finally worked out the last few bubs he needed. Alanon is finally the same level as his brother. :P

I'm not totally sure what the problem with leveling him was, unless it was simply that he isn't feral. I do like boomkin-ing, but for some reason I just lost all enthusiasm for questing and dungeons at the end. He has a resto spec too, but healing for PUGs generally made me just wanting to be done and out of the instance long before it was over. Which is funny, because I like healing in battlegrounds and when I'm grouped with friends.

Regardless of my healing qualms, I'm attempting to get his healing gear in order first.... so yes, he is DPSing in resto gear for now. Good thing is that a lot of stuff actually works well for both specs.

I had several pieces of gear already for when he dinged, plus he had enough JPs to get his t12 chestpiece. Those and a few PVP-crafted pieces from the AH were enough to get him ready for the "timeroics," and I got some friends together to run through those last night. He got all his quests done and picked up 5-6 upgrades in the process.... and somehow made it to the raid finder ilvl, roughly 24 hours after hitting 85. O.o

What is this I don't even....

I don't think I'll be hitting the raid finder just yet, he still has one wimpy trinket and I'd like to replace the crafted blues. But at least now I can feel like I can PUG the heroics and not get vote-kicked for lousiness. XD

Meanwhile, Rheugan will go sit in a corner with his little ilvl 333 staff.....

(Just kidding, he'll still be running Well of Eternity as well. Although I'm beginning to think that staff doesn't actually exist...)

Friday, March 16, 2012

So about that dragon....

Last week Lark and co. were getting so stinking close to finishing Deathwing, we went ahead and extended the raid lockout after we finally called it quits. So this week, there was nothing standing between us and a Really Big Dragon, and without having to deal with the other bosses, we were all fresh and ready to go. And in fairly short order...

Rawr! Felt good to get him down, too, no matter how many times we've killed him in the Raid Finder. And Lark has yet another shiny title to boot.

It was still fairly early, so we decided to go knock out Baradin Hold while we still had it. Rheugan got to come along on that, since there's nothing there I want for Lark or Pitch, but no druidy stuff dropped. Then we decided to go poke at Rags. >.>

We'd never gotten him down before Dragon Soul was released, so it felt a bit like unfinished business. So, since we were (much) better geared and had a nice warm-up, we went to tackle the Firelands once again.

The other bosses were almost ridiculously easy, even with several raid members switching to alts. Once we reached Rag, everyone got back on their mains, and we started in on him. Took us a few tries, just because it had been so long we all needed a refresher on what to do, but we quickly got back in our normal groove, and...

So now we've officially cleared all of Cataclysm! Woot!

On top of that, I got Pitch the ilvl for the raid finder, so he got to participate in an In-Character run last week. So that's 3 toons that have killed Deathwing, and Rheugan's only 2 points off from joining them.

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Other than raiding stuff, I haven't been up to much lately. Still afflicted by the Tired As Heck bug, and daylight savings just starting has NOT helped. I'm starting to wonder if I should just buck up and go see a doctor... ugh.

I have still been playing Roebar quite a bit. He's up to 43 now, with a new, speedier horsie. And yes, I know his brown one would be fast too, I just like the black one better.

He's also got company now. I felt like starting a leather-worker, but didn't want to change Roe's professions, since he's my gold-maker on Arthas. So....

That is Disappear. She has a bit of history herself- I actually rolled her on another server ages ago (before I even had a blog!) but had Stuff happen and wound up deleting her and leaving the server. I've suddenly been missing her lately, and this was the perfect excuse to go ahead and recreate her.

They both started out in a level 25 guild, but a few friends decided to start their own guild, so Dis and Roebar went with them. Best guild name ever, IMO.

Unfortunately, no one else liked the name, so it's going to be changed to something stupid. But I have that pic at least. Also secretly hoping Blizzard won't allow the name-change, for whatever reason. *fingers crossed*

Dis has been questing for the dwarves so she can get a ram, and while she was out in Loch Modan I came across a certain somebody.

Arthas is a PVP server, so I had to debate with myself for a bit first. But it didn't take much debating before I switched over to my troll hunter Narzabeki, and trekked her across the unfriendly Alliance lands to catch herself a fox. It was actually a pretty uneventful trip- hurray for most low-level zones being deserted! She got a bonus wasp, too, as Nix was out. I was tempted to look for Lord Condar too, but she only has 2 pet slots open right now, and the stable master was pretty far away. >.>

That about sums up what I've been up to lately. I kept meaning to scratch together a blog post before now, but the Blahs are not conducive to blog posts. There's been RP stuff as well, but the Blahs have also kicked up my writer's block, so yea. I will try to put something together for Rheugan, who's had so much stuff going on that it's beginning to make my head spin, so stay tuned for that.

And that's about it for now. Til next time, Happy Hunting!