Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 846 - Mists of Pandarian Day 67

Another day of grinding, another character reach revered status with Golden Lotus.  Unfortunately for me, Hordes were determined not to let anyone do the Shado-pan daily quests, and I simply don't have time to waste with them.  So, I have to let that go.

After finish Jim Butcher's Cold Days, I started and ended reading Joe Abercrombie's Red Country.  The speed in which I started and finish both novel (while putting a whole tons of time on Warcraft is a testament to their readability.

104/72/63 103 mg/DL 173.4lb

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 845 - Mists of Pandarian Day 66

2 days after patch 5.1, and we're still getting daily reboot.  This unfortunately does impedes my morning gaming session.  I have 2 days left on my vacation, and today is DMV day.  Well, still 2 hours until that appointment.

120/74/61 99 mg/DL 172.6lb

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 844 - Mists of Pandarian Day 65

I did a rough calculation, with the new revered commendations addition, I can really sped up the reputation grind on most of my characters. On my main, I'm currently revered or exalted with Angler, Tillers, Cloud Serpent, Golden Lotus, Klaxxi. Of which, I need to concentrate my Death Knight on Klaxxi for the blacksmith plans. All of the characters still need to go through Golden Lotus threshold, which thankfully is less painful now that all their reputation are double. Shado-pan and August Celestials doesn't appear to be as mind numbing as Golden Lotus, and I'm working on those on my main.

 The latest Dresden Files novel Cold Days downloaded to my Kindle yesterday.  I managed to get a couple of chapters in before heading to bed.  I finished the rest of it today.  I'll be re-reading it a couple of more times in the coming days.  It's quit good.

 117/75/61 80 mg/DL 173.2lb

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 843 - Mists of Pandarian Day 64

Patch day today.  I also went on my annual Indian casino donation trip.  This year, I brought $200 with me, and donated $40.  Not that badly, but still didn't make money.

Game wise, I'm bummed that they changed the behavior of Blingtron 4000 so only 1 characters per account can access it per day.  They mentioned that there is a chance it'll drop mount.  But still, that's a major change.

On the positive side, the new commendation system means that once I hit revered with one faction on one character, I can accelerate its accumulation 100% by spending 34g.  I immediately did before even starting my Golden Lotus, and was kind of impressed with the gain.  Now it's not as painful.  I did the same thing with Cloud Serpent, and was able to grind out exalted status with them today, instead of in a couple of days. Now at least one of my character can ride these mount.

132/76/58 87 mg/DL 172.6lb

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 842 - Mists of Pandarian Day 63

In my method of grinding out Golden Lotus, I always start up with my fairly well geared main character, Paladin Dianora (she's better geared in both dps and tank role).  I then go about doing the same thing with my Death Knight.  After that, I slotted in my worse gear (at least the one that feels the slowest) character, the Balance Druid.  And then, I cycle through all my spell casters, and finally hunter, rogue and monk.  If I had time after that, I go through Cloud Serpent with my other 2 tank characters.  And that literally takes quit a bit of time.

112/75/59 88 mg/DL 172.6lb

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 841 - End of Week 118

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

11-25-2012 Front
11-25-2012 Side

After the nightmare that is the first Shado-pan and August Celestial dailies (where the mobs literally respawn on top of me), the second go around is a bit less stressful.  Now that I'm getting the hang of it, it isn't as absurdly slow as Golden Lotus.  It would seem that Blizzard is really going out of their way to bottleneck their rep grind at that junction.

This week have not been good for me, weight wise.  Oddly enough, the weight gain didn't manifest itself until Saturday, the second day after my Thanksgiving dinner.  I guess I'm going to have to watch what I eat.

118/71/60 84 mg/DL 173.4lb
Week to Week -1.4lb

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 840 - Mists of Pandarian Day 61

And I'm finally revered with Golden Lotus, which means Shado-pan and one other faction opens up for me.  On top of that, I calculcated that it won't take me that long to get Cloud Serpent up (only about 10 days).  So I'll be pulling that on Dianora as well.  Good thing I have a vactation.

116/78/59 92 mg/DL 173.0lb

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 839 - Mists of Pandarian Day 60

Now that I've started doing Golden Lotus on all of the characters in earnest, it can become a chore.  Golden Lotus's daily quests are broken up in hubs.  So I rotate in characters per hub, and letting my main character do the third hub (since she's further along than everyone else).  I'm also doing daily dungeon runs in between, albeit, I might want to switch between just doing that and the dailies.

Oh, I was a bit bored, and have the money at hand, so I went ahead and build a Depleted-Kyparium Rocket, a Goblin Engineering mount.  Here's what it looks like on my engineer:

1118/79/64 84 mg/DL 172.2lb

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 838 - Mists of Pandarian Day 59

Almost 2 months in, and I have finally started to get serious about getting through Golden Lotus.  After this vacation is over, I may have to start only doing some of the characters.  I simply don't have time to do Golden Lotus, Klaxxi, Cloud Serpent and Shado-Pan at the same time.

Oh, today's also Thanksgiving.  This is one of the dish I ate:

That's turkey, with a slice of salmon and one sausage.  I simply over ate at these function again.

126/75/56 87 mg/DL 171.6

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 837 - Mists of Pandarian Day 58

Really late post.  Sorry about that.  I've finally gotten a good handle on rotating in characters to do daily quests.  The only tough spot is Golden Lotus, since they're so numerous.  Well, see you in tomorrow's post.

118/79/64 89 mb/dl 171.6lb

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 836 - Mists of Pandarian Day 57

Another Tuesday, another extended outage.  Well, I'm going to have to really think about how I'm going to rotate my toons to do Golden Lotus daily quests, which are a lot of quests.

110/69/50 89 mg/DL 170.8lb

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 835 - Mists of Pandarian Day 56

I had a short gaming session today, after going to Costco to get yet another set of passport picture taken in anticipation of Monday's office visit.  I did managed to finished up all of the Angler town's quest in the southern Dread Waste and finally read the quest text a bit more carefully.  Blizzard's story telling really improved over the last expansion.  Well done.

112/80/71 84 mg/DL 171.8lb

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 834 - End of Week 117

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

11-18-2012 Front
11-18-2012 Side

Finished up all of the charcter's quests at Sunset Brewgarden.  I decided to take a slight break and actually level up my character's crafting.  It's actually less painful than I expected, and I was able to quickly level up my cloth wearing character's iLevel.  Unfortunately, the really useful patterns won't be available until I finish unlocking reputation with different factions.  I also managed to get half of my character done with the Angler town's quest down in the south.  The rest of the characters will finish theirs tomorrow.

117/74/51 80 mg/DL 172lb
Week to Week 0lb

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 833 - Mists of Pandarian Day 54

Sunset Brewgarden.  Why would any sane Pandarian brewer want to venture beyond the wall to a TOTALLY hostile environment in hope of harvesting amber to brew beer?  On top of that, they're following an ancient Mantis recipe of dubious nature as their guide to brew.  Fortunately for me, the recipe is actually a formula for freeing a Mantis NPC that's needed for the zone storyline.  I'll be doing this today and tomorrow.

115/70/57 85 mg/DL 171.8lb

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 832 - Mists of Pandarian Day 53

I started to rotate all of my characters through Dread Waste today.  With the release of the first Paradigm, I can see why my co-worker like doing quest here.  Death From Above is a very fun mechanism that allows you to kill large number of mobs, albeit, you need to keep an eye out on the cooldown of that ability.  Fun

115/70/57 87 mg/DL 171.8 lb

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 831 - Mists of Pandarian Day 52

And I'm done with Townlong Steepes on all of my characters.  I think I'm taking a breather a bit and level up my character's crafting (and to get rid of all of those clothe) before heading into Dread Waste and the on-going Goden Lotus grind.  Happy Days.

123/83/57 89 mg/DL

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 830 - Mists of Pandarian Day 51

Another day, another long days questing in the Steppes.  At least I'm at a point where my death knight's missing quest hub comes into play, and after I'm done with the Steppes, I'll be questing with ALL of my toons in the Dread Waste.  Should be fun.

115/70/55 83 mg/DL 171.4lb

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 829 - Mists of Pandarian Day 50

While continuing my questing in Townlong Steppes, I decided to start queueing all of the characters for The Arena of Annihilation scenario to get the iLevel 450 weapon.  Some of my character already have better weapon, most doesn't.  The scenario isn't that hard, with the exception of one of the possible final boss.

The scenario is also interesting that by taking out the required trio (tank/healer/dps), the queue got a whole lot shorter.  I'll continue to queue up while doing my quests.

115/70/55 83 mg/DL 171.4lb

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 828 - Mists of Pandarian Day 49

This morning, I did a quick count of the amount of time it takes me to log onto each and every single one of my characters just to get the daily Blingtron 4000 quest package and to do my daily Tillers planting.  Almost an hour.  Clearly after I finished doing all of the nominal quests, I'm going to have to cut down on the stuff to do.  There's simply way too much quests, not to mention the dailies for me to play all of the characters at the same time.

103/79/48 85 mg/DL 171.8lb

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 827 - End of Week 116

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

11-11-2012 Front
11-11-2012 Side

And all of my non-bank-alt characters are level 90.  Some of them (herbalist) got there in the Summit.  The rest of them get there on the Steppes.  Now they're back doing all of the quests at the same time, getting the money needed to make the wonderful engineering rocket.

128/74/48 86 mg/DL 172lb
Week to Week -4lb

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 826 - Mists of Pandarian Day 47

I got all of my characters to finish up the Temple of White Tiger and Burlap Trail quests.  I like working with the Grummles.  Such happy quest givers.  In the midst of doing Kota Base Camp quests, I got my mage to level 90.  So now I have 6 90s and 3 non-90s.  The 3 will take a bit of time to get there, since I didn't spend quit as much time on them as the others.

115/80/52 84 mg/DL 170.8lb

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 825 - Mists of Pandarian Day 46

Finished up the Two Empire quest line on my monk.  Now that she's 90, I'll let her be the lead character doing the quests.  The rest of the character only have 1 last quest hub on the Two Empire quest line.  I have to make some decision after this.  I'll probably do the Temple of White Tiger just to officially open up Vale of Eternal Blossom.

122/86/58 87 mg/DL 171lb

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 824 - Mists of Pandarian Day 45

I went ahead and finish up the rest of my characters on Westwind Rest, and then went ahead and finish up The Yak-Wash.  I did get my monk to 90, which allows her to learn to fly in the new continent.  This will make her leveling much faster.

115/74/52 95 mg/DL 168.8lb

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 823 - Mists of Pandarian Day 44

Finished up the first half of the Westwind Rest on all of my leveling toons.  I even went ahead on my monk finish up Ordo Warbringer part, which opens up breadcrumb quests to the rest of the zone.  My monk should hit 90 before 1/2 way done with all of these sub zones.

126/89/59 94 mg/DL 168.8lb

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 822 - Mists of Pandarian Day 43

I only managed to put 6 out of 7 alts through Binan Village and Inkgill Village, the first sub-zone in Kum-Lai Summit.  A good chunk of time was wasted when a horde warlock was determined to stop my rogue from questing.  I had to kill him about 4 times, by which time, my time for the evening was up and I have to do my crop harvesting and transmutation.  Today will be the Westwind Rest and setting up of a proper town in the Summit for Alliance.

128/75/59 93 mg/DL 169.8lb

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 821 - Mists of Pandarian Day 42

2 full days in the weekend, and I'm done with Krasarang Wilds.  At the end of the zone, I get send back to Stoneplow Village with a grand finale quest.  Next up Kun-Lai Summit.

112/73/49 88 mg/DL 170lb

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 820 - End of Week 116

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

11-04-2012 Front
11-04-2012 Side

I finished the first half of Krasarang Wilds yesterday.  That's 2 sub zones on 7 characters.  Lots of running around, I may have to adjust my play style a bit (queueing up for random dungeon as I quest) since I'm not getting as much done as I should.

122/73/56 89 mg/DL 168lb
Week to Week 0lb

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 819 - Mists of Pandarian Day 40

Thus I begin Krasarang Wilds, a parallel zone to Valley of the Four Winds in the range of 86-87.  In doing all 7 of my remaining leveling alts at the same time, I aimed to complete everything there.  During my initial push of my 2 tanks, Krasarang Wilds gets the short end of the stick, just like Valley and I went immediate as my level permits to the next zone.  Now I'm back here again, and this time, I'm actually paying attention to the quests.

114/78/63 95 mg/DL 167.8lb

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 818 - Mists of Pandarian Day 39

I finally got fed up enough to go ahead and make Blingtron 4000.  I've got enough material to go ahead and make it.  The rest of my alts all need the help.

128/82/61 91 mg/DL 169lb

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 817 - Mists of Pandarian Day 38

Halloween 2012 is a complete washout for me in terms of Warcraft.  Login server issue basically prevented me from doing anything.  Today is a wee bit more productive as I dust off Ogiue and got her to finish the entire Valley of Four Winds.  I guess she'll be the one accompanying the rest of the alts, as Dianora have already done most of the other zones.

117/72/55 87 mg/DL 169.2lb