Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 816 - Mists of Pandarian Day 37

And I'm done with Stormstout Brewery on 8 of my charaters.  With that done, Dianora finally finished doing the Valley of Four Winds quests.  Now onto the last two bits of questing area for the other alts.

116/78/74 88 mg/DL 168.4lb

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 815 - Mists of Pandarian Day 36

I missed planting my crops on a lot of my characters yesterday.  And this includes my main Dianora, which means she missed out on 16 Mote of Harmony, which really hurts.  I'm not letting that happen again.

120/84/63 91 mg/DL 168.2lb

Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 814 - Mists of Pandarian Day 35

Now that I have my two transmuters, I set about to do the transmute, daily cooldown permits.  It will cost me roughly about 630g per day, which is rather expensive.  I might have to start farming for the ores myself on the death knight.

119/72/56 86 mg/DL 167.8lb

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 813 - End of Week 115

08-07-2010 Front
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Moving along slowly in qesting in Valley of the Four Wind.  I finally find the quest I skipped over when my main was here last time, thus making the Valley the only zone that I've entered that I didn't complete the quest.  Now the aim with the current questing is to finish ALL quests, I can see where the quest problem somes in (the quest giver only come on scene after I turn in the previous one a few seconds later).

112/74/56 90 mg/DL 168lb
Week to Week 1.8lb

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 812 - Mists of Pandarian Day 33

This morning, after I finish doing the daily fishing quests on my monk, I went ahead and queue up for the random dungeon as a tank.  And of course, they put me into the hardest leveling dungeon in the expansion, Shado-Pan Monastery.  I'm still getting used to tanking on a monk, but they do have a lot of tools, which includes a very helpful statue.  I'm going to abuse the hell out of that.

129/76/62 88 mg/DL 168lb

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 811 - Mists of Pandarian Day 32

Almost done with Jade Forest on my alt leveling.  All except the zone ending quests around Serpent's Heart. I managed to get some of my toons to 87, which means they should have gone ahead to Valley of the Four Winds.  But I'm keeping them together.

118/78/72 94 mg/DL 168lb

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 810 - Mists of Pandarian Day 31

Dianora is now a Tiller!  Well, that was hard work, but it pays off.  I also managed to get two Ominous Seed from my crop today.  I should get a new pet tomorrow.

117/77/56 98 mg/DL 167.6lb

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 809 - Mists of Pandarian Day 30

Not exactly a good day for me.  Ran around all morning and afternoon trying to get the new passport picture and the application done.  A whole lot of running around.

I went back to my alt leveling again, this time, I finally got my monk's alchemy up a bit whereby I discovered the Trillium transmutation    With the assist of my rogue alchemist, she's also now a transmutation specialist.  Now I have 2 characters capable of feeding my engineer material.

126/79/60 91 mg/DL 168lb

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 808 - Disneyland and California Adventure

I took my father to Disneyland and California Adventure today as part of my vacation.  I haven't been here in about 2 years, and there are some new material, especial over at California Adventure.

In all, we had a good time there, and the dinner was excellent at a reservation restaurant:
Pork Roast

I also went because usually today is also the day that Warcraft have their weekly realm reboot...

135/88/69 92 mg/DL 169.2lb

Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 807 - Mists of Pandarian Day 28

Today, I start leveling all of my remaining alts in earnest.  I cleared all the way through the second town on all of my characters, and with the rogue, I managed to finish up the White Pawn quest as well.  I also managed to put in some professional level on my alchemists as well as my monk's first aid.  Well, the first aid was a time consuming one.

Thanks to a friend, I also landed all of my alts at the new capitals, which makes my capital city run for fishing quests easier.

115/79/64 92 mg/DL 170lb

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Day 806 - End of Week 114

08-07-2010 Front
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Donated 1 pint of blood again today.  Red Cross is really insistent on getting my blood.  Since none of the other people in the house feel compelled to donate, I have to do my part.

I decided to start leveling all of my other characters, albeit all at the same time.  I'll do one quest hub, and have all of my character do the same hub.  Since I have 7 more characters to level, this is actually quit grueling.

122/80/61 87 mg/DL 170.2lb
Week to Week -1.2lb

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 805 - Mists of Pandarian Day 26

Thus began my vacation. I spend today mostly tolling around the daily quests and finish leveling my monk to level 85. The many tools given to the monk means that they can be level rather quickly. Zen Flight for example makes leveling fishing so much easier by getting out of the way of annoying mobs.

At the end of the day when I finally reach level 85, I went ahead and queue up as tank, and got in quickly.  Someone in the group ask that we do the Ling-Ting's Herbal Journey, which took another 30 minutes of looking for the phantom bunny.  The final one was buried beneath the end boss, and that took forever to find.  You get Hopling pet as a reward.

115/79/64 92 mg/DL

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 804 - Mists of Pandaria Day 25

I decided to do ALL of the Tillers quests today, which means a lot of cooking. A lot of cooking. But it's for a good cause. The drunk's prediction hasn't work in 2 days, so I delay laying down my crop for the day to see if that works.

118/80/63 86 mg/DL 168.6lb

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 803 - Mists of Pandaria Day 24

Day one of the Halloween event. I ran my paladin through the holiday dungeon about 9 times. The strength DPS ring dropped 5 times, and I got one. Unfortunately, tanking ring didn't drop. I also check the possible loot list, and the dps sword appears to be an agility based one, which means the only toon that can actually use them is my monk, who's currently level 82. 122/86/60 89 mg/DL 169.2lb

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 802 - Mists of Pandaria Day 23

As predicted, I login today and fly in to Dalaran to pick up the fishing quest. There was a breadcrumb quest for me to go to the Basin. Thus, I cancelled all of the Zul'Drak quests and fly out to the Basin to do the next iteration of the hunting quests. 3 hours later, I ding 80, and had to spend a lot of money to bring my flying skill up to par with the other characters. I think I'll concentrate on my main character's daily for the next couple of days. 126/87/59 82 mg/DL 170.2lb

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 801 - Mists of Pandaria Day 22

3 Weeks in, and I'm still not ready even for LFR. I really have got to stop doing side things and start gearing my main up. Not that it makes much differences as none of the officers have even bother to show up. We do have more 90s now, but we need to have geared 90s to do anything more interesting than running dungeons. 128/95/66 88 169.4lb

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 800 - Mists of Pandaria Day 21

I've forgotten with all of the advantages of various leveling tools that I'm using just how fast I can level. Today, I managed to get the moonk from 72 to 76. It was so fast that I was basically doing only 1/3 of a zone before I have to leave onto next. I'm currently in Zul'Drak, and I'll be leaving that for the Basin shortly. 125/90/63 81 mg/DL 169.6lb

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 799 - End of Week 113

Day 782 - End of Week 111
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Back to doing the many (and many) daily quest of the expansion on my main and grinding away on my monk.  I seem to go back into my old pattern of alternating between dps and tanking specs for leveling.  For multiple mob grind, tanking spec definitely wins out.

Back to the grind.

122/84/59 103 mg/DL 169.4 lb
Week to Week -1lb

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 798 - Mists of Pandaria Day 19

I did my daily quest on my main and ran two heroic instances.  And then I went ahead and level the monk for the rest of the day.  Going from level 43 to 63 isn't as painful as I remember it, except for when I went to Outland and the place is full of bored people who didn't buy the expansion and got their kicks killing Alliance NPC and quest giver.  Glad I move from that zone.

121/88/60 107 mg/DL 169.2lb

Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 797 - Mists of Pandaria Day 18

Doing daily quest on PVP server as an undergeared tank kind of sucks.  Not only do I not have enough time to do what I need to do, but I have to content with people with too much time on their hand to make my life difficult.

123/91/64 104 mg/DL 169lb

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Day 796 - Mists of Pandaria Day 17

I spend a bit of time concentrating on leveling my monk's alchemy and flower picking.  Enough time to actually level her from 43 to 45 on mostly flower picking.  I forgot how much experience these things goes for.

128/83/49 98 mg/DL 169.4lb

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 793 - Mists of Pandaria Day 16

Another day, another daily quest grind fest.  I'm really at a point where I should consider concentrate on doing one thing and get my character ready to do the raid.  Right now, she's nowhere near ready.

120/85/60 102 mg/DL 169.6lb

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 792 - A Slight Tweak in Exercise

Due to the new Warcraft expansion that has taken up all of my available time, I've been slacking on the exercise.  Today, I decided to tweak the speed of my morning walk a bit.  Instead of 4.5MPH for 30 minutes, I set it at 4.6MPH.  My knees are still holding up.  We'll see tonight whether this is a good idea or not.

120/84/53 103 mg/DL 170lb

Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 791 - Mists of Pandaria Day 14

Thus ends the second week of Pandaria expansion.  It's only today that I actually start doing the various daily quests of the factions on this new continent.  Wow, there are a whole ton of daily quests.  So many that I only managed to squeeze in two heroic dungeon runs.  I was a bit apprehensive when Blizzard do away with tabard honor grind system of the previous two expansion.  But with this system, if a player does not want to dungeon grind, they can still get all of the valor point they want, and a whole lot of money by just doing the daily quests.  Best of all, the daily quests are in chunks that can be stop and start, unlike a dungeon crawl.

I did Tillers, Anglers, Golden Lotus and Cloud Serpent.  In all, 25 daily quests.  I could have done more, but I have sleep.

115/83/56 101 mg/DL 170.2lb

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 790 - End of Week 112

Day 782 - End of Week 111
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And I'm done with grinding the Brewfest dungeon. Got the last piece of trinket that my level 90 characters would need. Now back to grinding Heroic dungeons. For some reason, Blizzard thought it was a good idea to do server side software upgrade and rolling restart at 10AM Sunday, at a time where there are more player playing than usual. On what was supposed to be a quick 1 hour reboot, I'm still not able to login to the server as of this post, 2 hours later. Well, time for me to go get some groceries.

121/82/65 97 mg/DL 170lb
Week to Week -0.4lb

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day 789 - Mists of Pandaria Day 13

I went about and grind out my Death Knight to 90, so now I can stop trying to kill myself leveling.  I ran some heroic instances at level 90, and the things are definitely harder.

134/92/56 105mg/DL 168.4lb

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 788 - Mists of Pandaria Day 12

Level 90.  After reaching level 90, I immediately decamp for the new capital city in the middle of the continent, and kicked myself for not setting my hearthstone there earlier.  It can get me to all of the hard to get to places.  Well, water under the bridge.  Got my panda flying skill and all is good.

I spend the rest of the evening grinding out Lorewalker rep by visiting each and every single one of their quests, and got Disc of the Red Flying Cloud.  Pretty much the only reason for doing quest with them.

Here's a picture of my panda monk alt Xiaolongn├╝ riding on one, albeit, on the ground:

114/86/57 100 mg/DL 169.4lb

Day 787 - Mists of Pandaria Day 11

And finally, my rogue got her fishing hat. Now, only my newbie monk is lacking her own hat. However, she did managed to get her fish tracking book. Too bad, not skilled enough to use it yet. But at least I can stop running my rogue through 3 capital cities to do the daily fishing quest.  Now I can go back and concentrate on leveling my two tanks through.

114/86/57 100 mg/DL 169.6lb

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 786 - Mists of Pandaria Day 10

Today I decided to level the Pandarian Monk up to level 20 to allow her to purchase the dragon turtle mount. Plus, I also ran the death knight through Brewfest dungeon run until I at least got the tanking trinket. Now only the dps trinket left. 122/88/56 103 mg/DL 170.6lb

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 785 - Mists of Pandaria Day 9

Last night, in addition to finishing up the engineering grind, I went about gearing up the bag space of my monk. I had a whole bunch of Chaos Orb left over from the previous expansion. I had enough to make 3 really large bag. And a whole bunch of cloth to make the simple 22 slot bag. Those new bags goes to my other characters that didn't have them yet, as well as my monk. I've also decided to make the monk herbalist/alchemist so I have a second character to grind out transmute when she hits level 90. Planning ahead. 123/89/66 104 mg/DL 170lb.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 784 - Mists of Pandaria Day 8

Leveling profession has also been a challenge. You get to have the benefit of the craft, but the process of leveling is a grueling grind. I managed (with purchase of about 2.6k Gold) to finish leveling up my engineering up to 600 and then set about seeing what I can make. The problem is that the gold sink for this expansion is really steep. 60k for making the bomb-rocket mount. And I'll have to find a Gnomish engineer to make the rocket bike mount. I also continue to level my DK. She's up to 88, and I can see her getting to 89 and grinding out the trinket in the Brewfest dungeon. 113/81/58 102 mg/DL 170.6lb

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 783 - Mists of Pandaria Day 7

I hit level 89 shortly before my bed time.  Just for the hell of it, I queue up for Brewest dungeon, and it changed a bit.  Instead of putting you straight into the bar, the game send you to the front entrance, where there are mole machine as well as a holiday only control.  I know I'm fairly undergeared for the encounter, and the DPS is definitely not quit up to par.  It took 4 wipes and a last second Divine Shield / Hammer of Wrath to save the 5th wipe into a victory.  1/2 of the stamina trinket dropped, and I'm thankful that no one else rolled on it.

125/84/54 106 mg/DL 170.2lb