Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day 1178 - Mists of Pandarian Day 399

My druid actually got a matching sets of regular raid gear from Celestials.  Still trying to get the chest piece to get the 4 piece bonus.  Still no luck.

116/77/57 71 mg/DL 182.4lb

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 1177 - Mists of Pandarian Day 398

The weekly Celestial run is turning to be a good source of gears.  A couple of my toons actually got normal raid level gear.

129/89/59 92 mg/DL 182lb

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 1176 - Mists of Pandarian Day 397

New raid week, and new patch.  5.4.1.  The only thing notable is that it broke a few mods.  Well, time to go back to work.

134/79/59 92 mg/DL 181.2lb

Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 1175 - Mists of Pandarian Day 396

Last day of the raid week again.  Didn't have much time to do much again.  I only managed to get Paladin tank through LFR.  Nothing too interesting.  I did buy her a dps trinket to help out the daily quests.

121/75/61 94 mg/DL 180.4lb

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 1174 - End of Week 167

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

10-27-2013 Front
10-27-2013 Side

I've reach a point when I should start spend some of that almost useless timeless coins.  Most of my characters have well over 50k coins.  It can either buy a Burden of Eternity or the iLevel 535 trinket.  I have my fair share of farming the Burden of Eternity and I've been upgrading them as I go along.  But the trinket cannot be upgraded from the Burden, thus, buying them isn't that much of an issue.  For some of the characters, the upgraded trinket is a tremendous upgrade, for some, I'm having problem justifying the price.  But upgrade is upgrade.

During my journey through Alhambra on Friday, I went to the nearby Chinese supermarket and pick up a bunch of basil leaves to supplement my morning eggs.  I went ahead and sliced up some of the pork we have in the freezer and marinated with soy sauce and vinegar.  For some reason, we didn't have any ginger left, so I have to leave that out, but the result is still good.  Next time, I'll try less soy sauce and substitute it with cooking liquor.
Stir fried pork with basil leaves

113/79/55 84 mg/DL 180.4lb
Week to Week 0LB

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 1173 - Mists of Pandarian Day 394

After the hellish night of work, I felt tired.  However, my current sleep pattern is such that no matter when I go to sleep, when I wake up, I wake up.  I actually got to go to Costco restocking run despite how tired I feel.  Here's some pictures from that run, nothing too exciting.

113/79/55 84 mg/DL 180.4lb

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 1172 - Mists of Pandarian Day 393

Due to tonight's rather extensive work, my schedule got flipped.  I actually only had enough time to take my warlock through Gate of Retribution.  Nothing worthwhile to report on the updated loot.

110/79/54 90 mg/DL 182.2lb

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 1171 - Mists of Pandarian Day 392

Took 3 of my toons through LFR, albeit, one of them only got the last boss of Underhold.  Nothing worthwhile dropped.  What is dropping for me are the Burden of Eternity, which I now have to think about on what gears to upgrade with.  It's a bit of crapshoot on what I get out of the upgraded item.  At least I'm not using my Timeless coins on them.

I tried out the new smaller, cheaper grill today for lunch, and I got this grilled:
Grilled Pork Loin

at 4.8 ounces, it's a pretty good lunch.

115/76/57 82 mg/DL 182.2lb

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 1170 - Mists of Pandarian Day 391

New raid week.  I dutifully got all of my toons through the weekly ritual of redeeming the current raid coins and move them to Timeless Isle.  After some trepidation, I put my monk through Underhold LFR.  Other than some spectacular failure in trash clearing, the raid actually went well.  The other tank stay with me the whole way through.  Granted, he's never been there before.  We actually one shot the first and the third boss, sustaining only one wipe on the LFR killer Spoils of Pandaria, which for me is almost a miracle.  The monk got a boot, but consider I've already redeemed a high iLevel boot from Timeless Isle, I'm not sure about the mix and match.

130/85/67 90 mg/DL 180.2lb

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Day 1169 - Mists of Pandarian Day 390

On the last day of the LFR week, I took my death knight and rogue through.  My death knight got her second one hand sword, so on her dps spec, she's now using 2 one hander, switch her tier 16 sword over to her tanking spec.  On my rogue, I got a different dagger, which mixes and matches.

I'm also a bit low on gold in game, while still owing 80k to a friend.  I really need to get some money soon.

125/85/65 94 mg/DL 180.8lb

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 1168 - Mists of Pandarian Day 389

After dither around for a, I finally got enough courage to take my protection paladin through Underhold of the LFR.  It actually went better than I expected, albeit, I have to tank with 2 other tanks, one per each bosses.  Absolutely nothing of interest dropped for me.

117/76/57 99 mg/DL 180.6lb

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day 1167 - End of Week 166

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

10-20-2013 Front
10-20-2013 Side

Well, this morning's work is a bit smoother than last week.  At least most of the work isn't on me, I just have to verify the work done.  Still it's seriously affecting my sleep time.

I've been putting off getting my 2 remaining toons through Underhold, the third wing of LFR for a while now.  I don't feel like afflicting the rest of the people in the raid with my inexperience.  But I have to do it sometime, and might as well be now.

116/76/63 92 mg/DL 180.4lb
Week to Week 1LB

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Day 1166 - Mists of Pandarian Day 387

Other than running my 3 tanks through the Halloween holiday event, I've mainly been getting my non-tanks through the third wing of LFR.  Today those two got their turn.  I did have to run the LFR multiple times as people invariably quit prior to finishing the run.  The good news for my shadow priest is that she now have a new main hand, from the Spoils of Pandaria fight as well as a new ring.  My hunter has a new non-tier chest piece as well as a new necklace.

While waiting, I have to run back to Isle of Thunder to make some money, as I'm running really low on gold.

 127/76/66 91 mg/DL 179.4lb

Friday, October 18, 2013

Day 1165 - Mists of Pandarian Day 386

I actually managed to get my warlock and druid through the LFR completely.  The druid managed to finally get a set head piece.  Unfortunately, that's after I used up a Burden of Eternity on a head piece.  Well, the set bonus outweigh the iLevel differences.

Since my warlock and mage does have more loot coins, I decided to use them in the weekly celestial bosses, and was able to win the normal iLevel leg set piece for both toons.  I also got my mage to finish the third wing of Siege LFR.  Finally, my druid can say goodbye to her heroic scenario staff with the same one that my warlock is using.  I change it to the simple druid stick in keeping with the rest of her outfit.

129/91/59 83 mg/DL 180.6lb

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 1164 - Mists of Pandarian Day 385

Didn't have much sleep today due to work.  While waiting around for things for me to do, I ran most of my characters through Timeless Isle to finish up on the weekly quest.  At least now I know where most of the rare mobs are.

122/88/55 76 mg/DL 181.2

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Day 1163 - Mists of Pandarian Day 384

Start putting my toons through LFR.  The Spoils of Pandaria is rightly named by a lot of people as LFR killer, as the sheer amount of following instruction is lost on most LFR'ers.  Still, I got my Death Knight fully through the third wing of Siege and managed to get my mage to the last boss.

121/71/52 82 mg/DL 180.4lb

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 1162 - Mists of Pandarian Day 383

Today is Warcraft Tuesday maintenance day.  I also get to pick a day off, so I took today off.  For a change, I actually went somewhere on my day off.  Had a nice meal while I'm at it.

I won't bother with my phone camera's picture.  Suffice to say that these picture came out much better.

124/84/55 82 mg/DL 180.6lb

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 1161 - Mists of Pandarian Day 382

Last raid day of the week.  I opted not to do anything too important.  I only bring my monk through 1 LFR because she still need the chest piece from the first part of Siege.  Still no luck.

127/92/50 86 mg/DL 180.6lb

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Day 1160 - End of Week 165

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

10-13-2013 Front
10-13-2013 Side

3 hours and 30 minutes of times in bed.  3 hours and 4 minutes of actual sleep.  I would like to go to sleep, but I can't.  Well guess I'm not going to be able to go to the movies today after all.

132/80/50 81 mg/DL 181.4lb

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day 1159 - Mists of Pandarian Day 380

Now that all of my toon can enter stage 3 of the LFR, I have to make a decision pushing ahead or try to get pieces that I need.  I think I'll let the characters that does have the gear to push on ahead and hold back those that doesn't.

121/79/61 97 mg/DL 180.2lb

Friday, October 11, 2013

Day 1158 - Mists of Pandarian Day 379

Due to the long night of work last night, this post is a day late.  But I did finally got my all of my toons through the second stage of LFR, making them qualify for the new content.  So much to do, so little time.

133/87/47 98 mg/DL 181.6lb

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 1157 - Mists of Pandarian Day 378

After missing 1 day of transmute, I finally got my Sky Golem.

Here's me making it:
Making Sky Golem

Sky Golem in the bag:

Sky Golem Ground configuration:

Sky Golem Take Off:

Sky Golem in Flight

Sky Golem Normal POV

Well, that was fun.  Now to the other toys.

121/74/56 87 mg/Dl 182.4lb

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 1156 - Mists of Pandarian Day 377

Due to the monthly support meeting, I didn't get much gaming done other than move all of my characters to Timeless Isle and getting my Rogue through Vale LFR.  The group was excellent, and I managed to get the Tier 16 chest piece, which means Vale is mostly done for that character.

I also noticed that somewhere along the way, I missed one day of engineering transmute as the auction house is full with unrealistic priced Sky Golem.  One more day.

121/80/56 89 mg/DL 180.4lb

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day 1155 - Mists of Pandarian Day 376

New raid week, and the third leg of Siege LFR isn't opened yet (for some of my toons, not all of them have finish all of the second wing).  Well that give me more time to properly geared up my toons.

I bought some Japanese chicken curry rice from a camper food truck downstair.  It was pretty good, though I'm pretty sure I over ate.  Here is what they look like, once again, taken with Canon PowerShot ELP 330 and Galaxy Nexus.

Canon PowerShot ELP 330

Galaxy Nexus

It looks ok I suppose.

124/81/53 90 mg/DL 181.2lb

Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 1154 - Mists of Pandarian Day 375

For an end of raid week, I didn't expect much.  I took the 2 toons with the lowest valor point and just queue up remaining LFR and hope for the best.  My mage end up with Tier 16 chest piece, making her the first of my toons with set bonus.  It did break the 4 piece Tier 15, but upgrade is upgrade.

My druid have a more rounded path.  I queue her up for Vale of Eternal Shadow, got a Tier 16 level boots.  I also managed to get a Burden of Eternity which allows me to upgrade to an iLevel 543 boots.  After much determination, I opted to use the Timeless Isle boot.  While finishing up the daily, I also queue up the rest of the Gate of Retribution, and surprisingly enough, there are enough highly geared people around to actually carry the terrible tank that we were stucked with.  I got a caster ring off the first boss, and actually managed to complete that portion of LFR.

121/79/61 90 mg/DL 182lb

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Day 1153 - End of Week 164

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

10-05-2013 Front
10-05-2013 Side

Got woken up much earlier than I'd like yesterday, so I opted to get on my toons and get some weeklies done.  I also managed to drag my Mage (somewhat neglected toon) and my hunter through Gate of Retribution.  Surprisingly enough, I was able to get full run of the raid for both characters.  Lots and lots of wipe.  Both the mage and hunter got Tier 16 gloves, but in both cases, it's not worth it yet to use it until I get a second Tier 16 set armor.

I've also try something a bit different today.  The picture taken today is using the new point and shoot camera.

121/82/59 94 mg/DL 181.6lb
Week to Week -1.6lb

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Day 1152 - Mists of Pandarian Day 373

The day isn't over yet, but I've already got my druid and mage through LFR, albeit, neither got the full experiences.  My mage actually made out rather well with a new trinket and main hand caster sword.  The druid also got 2 pieces of armor.  Albeit, that broke the set piece, but upgrade is upgrade.

134/93/64 87 mg/DL 182.8lb

Friday, October 4, 2013

Day 1151 - Mists of Pandarian Day 372

I finally decided to re-visit the second Tier 16 LFR today.  And boy was it a learning experience.  I put my death knight and warlock through the paces.  Neither got anything directly useful from the LFR,  but my death knight did get 2 piece of upgrade from Timeless Isle, so it's not a total lost.

124/82/61 91 mg/DL 182.8lb

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 1150 - Mists of Pandarian Day 371

I've mentioned that if my head wasn't attached to my neck I'd lost it a long time ago.  I've spend the past 4 days looking for a bluetooth ear piece for my phone.  I finally find it today, and I have simply forgot that I've put it in the same bag as my wire headphone.  At least I got that back.

Put my Paladin through the LFR today and got a new tanking neck piece.  Slowly I'm upgrading the gears.

121/79/58 85 mg/DL 182 lb

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 1149 - Mists of Pandarian Day 370

Send my rogue through LFR today and she was rewarded with her second Tier 16 level dagger.  Hey, at least I didn't run into the same problem as the previous raid tier weapon where I got the dagger on the last 2 weeks of the content.

120/73/57 95 mg/DL

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 1148 - Mists of Pandarian Day 369

The quality of LFR decreases along with the days of the week.  Yesterday was the last day of the previous week's LFR, and the quality really sucks.  I got on my Paladin to pick up some sundry pieces from the first LFR.  I should've notice the problem when the raid already wipe once to the first boss.  I stick around and after 2 wipes, got myself a tanking cloak.  That means the cloak I was wearing can be repurposed to DPS.  However, tried as we may, we simply cannot do the third boss.  People simply have no idea how to cleanse themselves of corruption.  After 3 wipes there, I opted to try another raid.  The next LFR I signed on does have the first boss, and we were able to down the boss, despite some really shoddy dpser pulling the boss prematurely.  The raid went downhills from there and I never even seen the third boss again.   I did get a tanking boot from the first boss, so the night isn't a total loss.

I was also able to get Burden of Eternity for me to create a tanking ring, and just for good measure, I created a dps trinket to go with my dps set.

131/73/61 96 mg/DL 182.2lb