Sunday, March 31, 2013

Day 968 - End of Week 136

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03-31-2013 Front
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Did a couple of more dailies and LFR.  My monk actually got exalted with both Kirin Tor Offensive and The Black Prince.  The only reward is the new mount which I bought.  I also borrow from a former guild mate some money so I can get this expansion's big money sink Grand Expedition Yak, which has both an updated vendor/repair and a reforger.  The regorger allows me to do reforge without going back to the capital.  Seeing that I've parked all of my toons on the Isle of Thunder, this is a plus.

113/74/63 93 mg/DL 180.8lb
Week to Week -0.8lb

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 967 - Mists of Pandarian Day 188

I've been hunting for newer weapon for my toons.  I look up Dungeon Journal to see what boss drop what weapon my toon can use.  Thus far, no luck.

124/82/62 90 mg/DL 180.4lb

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 966 - Mists of Pandarian Day 187

Try a different place for lunch today.  The result is rather interesting.

Italian sea food stew.  Of course, that's the Friday's menu.

My current scheme for which toon to get their turn goes something like this: Weekly coin turn in, Thunder Isle Daily count for the week, Lesser Coin count.  This actually makes it somewhat more fair.  

112/75/59 92 m/gDL 181.4lb

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 965 - Mists of Pandarian Day 186

The next toon to go on my rotation is my main character Dianora.  I've tank everything in the Forgotten Depth before, so it shouldn't be much of an issue.  I am a bit low on the token, but I really only want the glove drop.

Here's what I had for lunch today.  I'm still working on the getting better pictures, but getting more light in helps a bit.

It's the exact same bowl, but first one was taken in the shade, and the second one was taken with a bit more sunlight.  I think they came up ok.

107/70/66 88 mg/DL 180.2lb

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 964 - Mists of Pandarian Day 185

I managed to ran my hunter through the Stage 3 version of the daily.  And one full LFR of Throne of Thunder part 2.  Unlike my mage, I think I did well enough.  I then queue my monk as tank.  I was only able to get through the third boss, for which we wipe once, but at least I was able to complete that.  I still need to check on my stats, as I feel I'm a bit under for the total health.

116/72/54 92 mg/DL 179.8lb

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Day 963 - Mists of Pandarian Day 184

Isle of Thunder Stage 3 is unlocked.  That means I have to drag all 9 of my characters through the solo scenario.  And I have to select the character with the lowest lesser lucky coin to run the dailies and LFR.  I have just enough time to do 1 character, my mage.  While the dailies run through fine, I was shocked at how low my damage was in relationship to the other LFRers.  Perhaps my other characters can do better.

122/79/57 82 mg/DL 179.6lb

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 962 - Mists of Pandarian Day 183

Another end of the raid week for Warcraft. I think I'll concentrate on characters that's short on lesser lucky coins so I can have more greater coins when the next raid week starts tomorrow.

 Oh, this is the lunch I have, for a change, I have shrimp:

 117/72/46 81 mg/DL 181.6lb

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Day 961 - End of Week 135

08-07-2010 Front
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After the first toon went through Forgotten Depths LFR, the last boss Ji-Kun deserves special mention.  I have 9 characters, 3 tanks, 6 pure DPS.  For 2 of my tanks, I opted to try the encounter as DPS.  Other than the first toon, the I had 7 dps go through this boss as a nest team dps.  The encounter is divided into two parts.  The main platform and the nest team.  The nest team consist of 1 healer and 4 DPS.  They will hop from platform to platform and will not help out on the main boss herself.  After the first DPS had the platform duty, I opted to do the rest of my dps duty as nest team dps. They're far more fun than the usual duty.

Tanking on the boss is actually not that difficult, provided the rest of the team pay attention.

115/75/61 91 mg/DL 180.2lb
Week to Week -0.4lb

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 960 - Mists of Pandarian Day 181

After doing a couple of the round of Forgotten Depth LFR, it has come to my attention that this is significantly harder than the previous segment, Last Stand of the Zandalari.  There are more trash pack.  The mechanics are harder.  And the last boss actually is completely out of the control of the tanks.  More on that later.

125/88/59 85 mg/DL 179.2lb

Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 959 - Mists of Pandarian Day 180

Thus begins my weekend and a concerted drive to get at least all of my characters through 1 go at the second stage of the ToT.  To spare the rest of the raider headache, I ran my dps through first to get better lay of the land first.

103/69/54 80 mg/DL 179.4lb

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 958 - Mists of Pandarian Day 179

My first taste of the second stage of the LFR was an utter disaster.  My warlock win the draw of the luck, and didn't read up on the encounter.  I didn't know what I was doing and got removed for good reason.  Well, live and learn.

123/80/60 88 179.6lb

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 957 - Mists of Pandarian Day 178

In addition to doing 9 individual scenario yesterday, I took my monk tank through the LFR last night.  I must've been doing something wrong because my health pool is a whole lot less than what I had before.  I also didn't get any useful loot.

116/76/53 88 mg/DL 179.6lb

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 956 - Mists of Pandarian Day 177

Today is week 3 of Thunder Isle.  My server actually unlocked Stage 3 of the island last night, and I saw that I have to run each and every one of my toon through the individual scenario to get to the quests.  That's what I end up spending a good chunk of my time on.  Unfortunately, it was rumored that the new quest hub's NPC are bugged, so Blizzard broke one of the previous quest to prevent people from getting there.  This really puts a stop to me actually finishing the daily quests on any of my toons.

122/76/61 86 mg/DL 178.4lb

Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 955 - Mists of Pandarian Day 176

Hum, I completely forgot that I took my hunter out for a stroll during her turn at LFR.  When the Isle of Thunder dailies ran out, and I'm still on the queue timer, I went out to the isle to get the new hunter pet.  All of the creature on this island are elite.  This place basically is a place for people to farm with a group, as things are big and hits really really hard.  I got my Ancient Tome of Dinomancy after about the 8th Dinomancer.  It could be worse, I've heard horror story of people that farm and farm without getting the book.  I then went ahead and tame myself a new tanking pet.  Works well.

119/79/56 92 mg/DL 179.6lb

Day 954 - End of Week 134

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03-17-2013 Front
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One thing I've noticed with the new LFR content is that people gives up too easily.  I didn't see the start of the raid instance until Thursday, and not for the lack of trying.  All previous attempt starts at the demise of the second boss.  This means that I get to witness some genuine awfulness in raiding in general.  I didn't try to do any tanking on my tanking toons until I get a better lay of the land, so to speak.  The new build-in boss wipe raid-nerf (after each boss attempt failure, the raid gets a 5% across the board buff) helps.  But proper strategy beats that every time.

Today, I took my main character, the paladin to tank the new instance.  I end up having to queue it twice, as the first try send me directly to the final boss.  In all, I know now what to do on all of the new content.

127/78/66 91 mg/DL 179.8lb
Week to Week -2.2lb

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 953 - Mists of Pandarian Day 174

Today is the day I took my baby Pandaren Monk tank out to LFR on the new raid.  I've seen enough of the raid (especially the third fight, Council of Elders) to get a sense of what to do.  More importantly, what not to do.  Being a tank in LFR give me ability to do marking and issuing commands.  For the most part, the new content emphasis on killing the adds over the boss and boss positioning.  Hopefully with practice that the raid will get better.

120/80/60 90 mg/DL 179.6lb

Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 952 - Mists of Pandarian Day 173

Didn't get much chance on playing today due to my usual Friday schedule.  As usual, I queue up the character with the lowest Lesser Lucky Coin counts and went to work on Thunder Isle dailies.  There are some people who clearly have even less of a life than I do, as they spend 45+ minutes in the LFR queue for the purpose of making everyone else's life miserable by deliberately sabotage the raid.  Such is life.

112/76/60 93 mg/DL 180lb

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 951 - End of Google Reader

The writing has been on the wall for a while.  But ever since the semi-irregular outage that affected Google Reader (rss reader that spans across multiple platform) last year and the fact that Google have basically stop developing it, it's only a matter of time before they pull the plug on it.  It isn't perfect, but it basically account for 70% of all of my internet activity minus the games.

I'm actively looking for alternative.  Hell, I might even have to install my own web server side RSS server just to compensate.  For now, i'm using feedly.  It's Android client is a hell more clutter with stuff I don't need or want, but it beats nothing.

121/75/60 85 mg/DL 179.2lb

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 950 - Mists of Pandarian Day 171

I managed to get 3 of my toons signed up for LFR.  For reason that soon became clear, all 3 end up on the final boss of the first LFR, the council fight.  It's good thing that Blizzard have implemented the new user assist power up system (previously, they gradually ramp up raid wide buff at the end of an expansion content so that more people can see it).  With the new determination buff, you get 5% more health, healing and damage dealing with each wipe.  God knows, without it, we've never finish that fight.

120/76/62 97 mg/DL 179.2lb

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day 949 - Mists of Pandarian Day 170

My server opened up Isle of Thunder phase 2 yesterday.  Each character will have to run through a non-trivial single person scenario to reach the newly acquired town of Violet Rise.  It's a fairly well stocked town, with mailbox, repair, and inn, which is good for parking characters.  It also has a portal back to the mainland, albeit, the same place as before.

This also unlocked a new quest hub, but this does not extend the amount of dailies we do there.  We now have a rotation of 3 out of 4 quest hubs to do instead of just 3.  Some of the quest hub NPC got their location relocated with respect to the Violet Rise instead of the anchored warship.  That took a while for me to figure out where all of the these guys were.

I managed to take 7 out of 9 characters through the introductory scenario and did the dailies.  Since today is the support meeting day, I won't be home until much later, so my opportunity to play will be more limited.

120/73/68 85 mg/DL 177.8lb

Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 948 - Mists of Pandarian Day 169

Didn't get much done yesterday.  I don't think I'll get much done today either, except to advance the rest of my characters through the Isle of Thunder dailies.  I did manage to buy my paladin the tanking necklace, which is a solid upgrade for her.

122/76/53 98 mg/DL 177.8lb

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 947 - End of Week 133

08-07-2010 Front
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Getting close to the end of Week 1 of Throne of Thunder patch.  Stage one of the island is nearly complete.  Which means more stuff for me to do at stage 2.  I've gotten used to most of the dailies down to a routine.

I spend most of the day out of the house on an extended shopping trip / movie viewing.  Well, I'm back and I figure I only have time to put 3 of my toons through dailies.  Time to go back to work.

126/76/55 90 mg/DL 177.6lb
Week to Week 0.8

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Day 946 - Mists of Pandarian Day 167

Due to work related issue, I didn't get a chance to exercise this morning.  End up running all of my characters through Isle of Thunder dailies as well as putting my monk through Terrace LFR.  Seeing that I have things planned out of the house tomorrow (and day light saving time to boot), not much will be done either.

113/70/55 91 mg/DL 178lb

Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 945 - Mists of Pandarian Day 166

Thing you found out when you don't read the patch note:  daily cloth transmutation allows tailors to learn new patterns.  Good thing with all of these dailies that I can safely do transmute again.

On deck today is hunter, rogue and monk through dailies and LFR.  So many things to do, so little time.

130/88/62 92 mg/DL 178lb

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Day 944 - Mists of Pandarian Day 165

Today's my warlock, priest, druid's turn at dailies and LFR.  Warlock strucked out at getting Heart of Fear offhand.  So to the Terrace for a chance to get the staff that the mage got earlier this week.  The druid will be trying for the same staff later as well.

addendum: took a while but the druid did managed to get the staff drop, without burning a lucky coin.  Now, only the chest and glove piece for the tier bonus left.

123/80/56 90 mg/DL 178.2lb

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Day 943 - Mists of Pandarian Day 164

I got the rest of my characters through Isle of Thunder dailies.  LFR for the new raid isn't openned yet, so I'm doing the older contents.  Dianora finally got her tanking sword.  I slapped on the most expensive enchant on it, only to have Ask Mr. Robot to use a different enchant.  I'm not about to waste all that money.

Yesterday, my mage also got her Sha Touched weapon, making my druid the only one not to have one.  She'll get hers.

123/75/57 89 mg/DL 179.8lb

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Day 942 - Mists of Pandarian Day 163

Patch 5.2 day.  I'm also sick as a puppy today.  Well, at least I got a look at the new Isle of Thunder's daily quests.  Thus far, we're at stage 1, which means 3 quest hubs, the Trolls at the beach, the Saruk at the valley, and the Mogou at the cemetary.  At the end of these quest, I get to fight a boss.  After a bit of orientation (what my main character Dianora did), the rest of my toons got throught the dailies without much issue.

126/85/64 94 mg/DL 180.2lb

Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 941 - Mists of Pandarian Day 162

I caught a cold today, trying to rest up and hope that it doesn't get worse.  Only managed to get 2 of my toon through LFR today, including my main tanking her way through latter half of Heart of Fear.  Zero loot today.  Tomorrow is patch 5.2, and I've spend absolutely no time in preparing for it.  Well, other than my death knight, all of the toons are ready for the new LFR.  We'll see how that pans out.

113/75/64 88 mg/DL 179.2lb

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 940 - End of Week 132

08-07-2010 Front
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03-03-2013 Front
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Spend all day just running various characters through dailies to gather lesser lucky coins.  Didn't get any significant loot on Sunday.  Well, the week is coming to a close, and I have to figure out how to get the two casters their loot from Lady Vashj.

121/77/71 91 mg/DL 178.4lb
Week to Week -1.6l

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 939 - Mists of Pandarian Day 160

Ran 3 more characters through LFR and dailies today.  My shadow priest got an interest piece of gear, Kri'tak, Imperial Sceptor of the Swarm.  It replaces the similar iLevel dagger, but does come with a nice Sha-Touch socket that granted me 500 extra intellect.  It also transform the shadow fiend into a small sha creature.  Wonder touch.

128/84/58 86 mg/DL 178lb

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 938 - Mists of Pandarian Day 159

Continue to run characters through the dailies to pick up lesser lucky coins to exchange for lucky coin to roll on loots in LFR.  That's pretty much been my gaming lately.  I prioritize based on the gears that my character is lacking, and try to augment it. Thus far, only my druid, death knight  are missing the 4 piece bonus.  My monk finally got her 4 piece bonus for the tanking set, which means I can actually start collecting DPS set.

110/67/52 91 mg/DL 177.4lb