Monday, June 30, 2014

Day 1415 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 4

After the excitement of getting Garrosh done, I only managed to get my priest to finish up her run of the first wing of normal 10.  No loot, but it was getting late anyway.

Anyway, here's a nice family picture of my hunter on the mount again.

Worgen hunter on wolf mount with worg mount pet and worg pup companion pet.

120/79/53 96 mg/DL 190.6lb

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 1414 - End of Week 201

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Finally got the final boss of Siege of Ogrimarr done, and on my best geared toon, hunter Kycilia.  I think the key to doing this correctly is to have enough gear.  I went into a group that has gear requirement of 560 (currently only my mage and hunter qualified) and that made a whole lot of differences.  Didn't pick up any new gears, but with the achievement Ahead of the Curve: Carrosh Hellscream (10 Player),  I did pick up a new mount Kor'kron War Wolf.  I wasn't mailed to me, just show up in my mount tab.  Well, that's one major thing I wanted done before the next expansion.  Now I don't have to beat my head in trying to get Garrosh down.

And here's Kycilia on her new mount:

The mount also completes my obtainable Horde mount on Alliance characters.  Since it's highly unlikely that Blizzard will come up with a Goblin trike, this will have to do.  I now own various raptors, one undead horse, one brewfest kodo, one white hawkstrider and now this wolf mount.

120/80/54 100 mg/DL 190.8lb
Week to Week 2.6

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 1413 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 2

I dabbled a bit with the beta.  It's amazing how difficult it is to play this game without all of the mod and customized setting that I'm used to.  I managed to get my toon to Draenor, but I'm still having enough issue that I'm going to pause and continue later.

I did managed to get my druid through the first 4 boss of the raid.  As usual, we got people who quit after one boss fight wipe.  At least I got a piece of non-tier upgrade piece.

125/81/60 96 mg/DL 191.8lb

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day 1412 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 1

Today is the first day of Warlords of Draenor Beta.  At first I thought the mail I got this morning is the usual cast of spammers and hackers.  But the e-mail did not include any suspicious link and with the way Beta program works, there is no special link or key to enter.  Blizzard simply just add your profile into the program.  I fired up the desktop app (which re-install itself for the new information) and got my Beta installation going.  By the time I get home, the installation should be complete, but I sincerely doubt if I'm going to spend much time there.  My priority is to finish the normal mode of Siege Raid before this things ends.

Took my warlock through the first part of the normal Raid.  I swear, the quality of the raiders on these oQueue raid have fallen dramatically.  This is the 4th character this week I took to raid that cannot get through the third boss, who's not that hard.  Fortunately I got into another raid that's on the 4th boss, we managed to down him after 3 attempts, and I got the normal version of the chest piece and bring my equip iLevel up to 558.

121/83/54 96 191.4lb

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 1411 - Mists of Pandarian Day 632

It's really sad that the 2 toons I took to SoO raid, neither was able to get past Norushen.  Both my monk tank and my hunter got stucked there.  People just cannot figure out how to do this correctly.  Oh well, there's also something else to do today.

125/84/59 92 mg/DL 192.4lb

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Day 1410 - Mists of Pandarian Day 631

On my weekly encounter with Ordos, my hunter got a helm she's not wearing and my monk got a necklace she is wearing.  After going through that, I only managed to queue up my shadow priest, and she only managed to get through the first 3 bosses.  Fortunately for her, she did get a warforged necklace out of all that trouble.

125/83/74/96 mg/DL 190.4lb

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 1409 - Mists of Pandarian Day 630

On the last day of the raid week, I managed to get 3 bosses on normal on my paladin.  As none of those bosses have what I need (Galakras to the Shamans), I save my bonus coins.  Oh well, there is always the new raid week.

126/85/61 88 mg/DL 191.2lb

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 1408 - Mists of Pandarian Day 629

Not a spectacular day of raiding.  I got my priest and druid through the first couple of bosses in the raid.  Nothing dropped.

118/80/59 91 mg/DL 193lb

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Day 1407 - End of Week 200

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Took both my hunter and rogue through Normal 10.  Both toons got their upgraded weapons.  Both raid falls apart after going through the first 4 bosses.  But upgrade is upgrade.  I then took my death knight through the normal 10 as well.  3.5 hours later, we give up after 8 bosses.  No upgrade for me.

119/75/57 97 mg/DL 193.4lb
Week to Week -1.4lb

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Day 1406 - Mists of Pandarian Day 627

I only have enough time to take my mage and shadow priest through Siege normal 10.  While the mage managed to get through the first wing and came away with an upgrade staff, my shadow priest got stucked at the third boss, which is rather frustrating.

142/89/72 102mg/DL 189.6lb

Friday, June 20, 2014

Day 1405 - Mists of Pandarian Day 626

I took my undergeared warrior to normal 10.  Surprisingly, I ran into the EXACT same issue as my much better gear paladin.  I got killed more by the poor healer in the first boss.  Oddly enough, I did pick up the tanking trinket from the second boss.  She's the best geared in that slot...

124/82/64 92 mg/DL 190lb

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 1404 - Mists of Pandarian Day 625

Took my DK Tank to Garrosh 25 man attempt.  2 wipes later, I leave.  That group was not happening.

I then signed up my Paladin tank to a normal 10 fresh from the start.  For some reason (it became apparent later) I died rather quickly.  After 3 wipes on the first boss, we got the first boss down and move on to the next boss.  It's at this point where the other tank decided to bail on us and I went out to find another tank, less geared, but with less ego.  After the second boss down (no trinket), the raid leader, who was one of the 3 healers had to leave due to her internet lag issue.  That explains the reason why I was having such issue with dying.  This makes me the raid leader, and my first time leading a 10 man normal.  We quickly down the third boss without too much issue, and only had one wipe on the Sha of Pride.  We gave the next boss 2 shot before calling it a night (it was midnight server time).

I hope I get to pick this up again.

121/78/53 88 mg/DL 189.8lb

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day 1403 - Mists of Pandarian Day 624

My Ordos run this week only gets one useful upgrade (Monk's upgraded wrist).  I should use the non-optimized belt for my warrior just to boost her iLevel score so she can get into more raid.

I only have time to take one toons through raid.  My warrior do Flex 1 and managed to get an upgraded tanking sword...

125/84/57 89 mg/DL 189.2lb

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Day 1402 - Mists of Pandarian Day 623

I'm still having mix feeling with oQueue mod.  When used properly, I can get on group correctly.  However, I get a sense that this thing is resource hog and needless hammers  And I kept need to relog to get it to work when they overwhelms  Lets see how Blizzard's version works in the next expansion.

122/79/52 89 mg/DL 190.2lb

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day 1401 - Mists of Pandarian Day 622

Final day of the raid week.  At this junction, I'm just hoping to get a Garrosh kill.  I'm still waiting.

116/76/52 87 mg/DL 192lb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day 1400 - End of Week 199

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It's my warlock's turn at the raid.  Like my mage, I took her through normal 10, and managed to get all the way up to the Dark Shamans.  We lost our tank there, and I volunteer to come on my Death Knight tank.  Of course, the trinket I want dropped.  Beggars can't be chooser.  Surprisingly enough, I was able to tank my way all the way to Garrosh, but by that time, it was getting late, and we had to call it a night.  Interesting enough that I was used to solo tank the one boss I was not able to get past previously, Thok on this tank.  After that, I manage to go through the next 3 bosses.  At least I know the mechanics.

122/85/64 97 mg/DL 192lb
Week to Week -2.6lb

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Day 1399 - Mists of Pandarian Day 620

Got a bit carried away on my mage doing normal 10.  Managed to go all the way from beginning to a couple of shot at Thok.  Still, I did manage to get an upgrade boot.  Next week.

129/76/56 91 mg/DL 191.2lb

Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 1398 - Mists of Pandarian Day 619

So I spend yesterday moving my hunter from boss #2 to boss #4 (Fallen Protectors to Sha of Pride). Correction, I actually went on two different normal 10, got stucked on the third boss.  That raid fall apart, and then I got into a Sha of Pride kill.  The DPS trinket didn't drop, nor did the crossbow.

136/74/66 92 mg/DL 188.4lb

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 1397 - Mists of Pandarian Day 618

I did one single boss in 10 Normal, but was too tired to continue.  Today is even more busy...

120/80/59 89 mg/DL 188lb

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 1396 - Mists of Pandarian Day 617

New raid week means I have to cycle all of my toons to the capital to pick up the weekly allotment of bonus loot coins as well as a shot at Ordos' warforge gear.  As usual, the loot drop rate is low, but at least my warlock got an upgraded belt.  Starting tonight, I'll be running my Paladin in hope of getting Garrosh down and get that achievement out of the way.

115/67/50 86 mg/DL 188.4lb

Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 1395 - Mists of Pandarian Day 616

I spend my day banging my head against the wall trying to get my hunter through ANY flex raid.  No such luck.  At the end, I finally give up and just run my paladin through the normal 10 raid up to the General.  The general didn't go down, but at least I learn how to do everything up to him.  I'll probably try this again tomorrow.

114/75/52 84 mg/DL 191.4lb

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Day 1394 - End of Week 198

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I took my warlock and shadow priest through some of the Flex.  The warlock got a Flex grade glove that she doesn't need and finished Flex 1 and 2.  The shadow priest got a flex tier chest token piece that she really doesn't need, but will keep around.  By the time we finally got through Sha of Pride on flex, it was getting late and I had to sleep.

125/75/67 87 mg/DL 189.4lb
Week to Week -0.2lb

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Day 1393 - Mists of Pandarian Day 614

And it's now the mage's turn at the raid.  I was invited into a guild run Flex 1-2 run.  I was fortunately enough that both of the trinket for those 2 flex run dropped for me, which is a good upgrade for me.  Later on I went on a normal 10 at the Dinosaur boss.  After spending 2 hours at him, that raid was called.  Perhaps later.

120/78/58 96 mg/DL 188.8lb

Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 1392 - Mists of Pandarian Day 613

It's my monk and death knight's turn.  I went with a guild run Flex group on my monk, managed to blow through Flex 1 and 2 in quick order.  I managed to get Flex 1's trinket as well as a boot off the same boss.  I got a ring from Flex 2.  A good night for her.

On my Death Knight, I ran through Flex 3, and managed to get the first boss's tanking trinket.  Unfortunately, it won't be better until next week when I get next week's valor point for upgrade.

All in all, it's a good night loot wise.

120/84/56 101 mg/DL 189.2lb

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Day 1391 - Mists of Pandarian Day 612

I'm trying to get my tanking toons through Flex raids and get their tanking trinket.  My paladin main have gotten the 2 good ones, so she's not in a hurry.  Both Death Knight and Monk are still empty handed in that regard.  My warrior tank got the trinket from Flex 1.

So with that in mind, I was trying to get her through the first boss of Flex 3, which is one hard boss to tank (I know I'm geared enough for the warrior to tank that encounter).  However, while waiting for that to happen, I got roped into a Flex 4 encounter.  The group was limited to 10 member, which cuts down on the health of the boss, and it was very dps heavy.  We rump through the first 2 bosses without much difficulty, but on Garrosh, I encounter a rather weird strategy.  I was the one and ONLY tank on the encounter, and I get to tank without moving through the entire encounter until the last phase, where I slowly dragged the boss out of the pool of corruption.  The rest of the time, it was the DPS's job to remove all impediment such as corrupted weapon, adds, and the healers' job to keep everyone up.  I learn quit a bit from that encounter, though I didn't get any loot.

Afterward, I got into a fresh Flex 3, and tried as we may, we just cannot get past him.  Well, I can always try later.

120/82/61 87 mg/DL 188.4lb

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Day 1390 - Mists of Pandarian Day 611

Managed to take all of my toons through weekly Ordos frustration (for a change, my Paladin actually got a dps belt).  I did take 4 characters through Flex 1 (Rogue, Warrior, Paladin, Death Knight).  At least the quality of the raiders on first day of the raid week is somewhat acceptable.  I've decided to stop LFR altogether and just concentrate on Flex.  At least they're always looking for tanks in Flex, and I do have 4 characters to gear out.

I managed to snag the flex version of the tanking trinket for my warrior.  It's a good upgrade.  Of course, now I'm trying to get all of my tanks the tanking trinket from Flex 3.

118/82/55 91 mg/DL 190.2lb

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day 1389 - Mists of Pandarian Day 610

I noticed that the buff Blizzard puts into sped up accumulation of Valor Point.  Great, now I only need to buy 4 valor point token for most of my characters.

Ran my DK through the end of raid week rump at Flex 1.  Didn't get what I went in for.  That's what the new raid week is for.

130/90/73 106mg/DL 189.6lb

Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 1388 - Mists of Pandarian Day 609

I finally got some more upgrade pieces with my paladin.  I ran out of the the bonus roll token, so I have to run Garrosh on Flex 4.  Surprisingly enough for a Sunday afternoon Flex raid, we actually did him in one shot.  Got an universal token, and I went ahead and convert it to a tanking helm.  Dianora is now geared at iLevel 554.  Need a couple of weeks worth of upgrade, but I think I'm well geared enough to tank normal 10 raid.

116/75/65 93 mg/DL 190.4lb

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Day 1387 - End of Week 197

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After running my druid through a couple of LFR, I decided to take a break farming Mantid artifact and finish up It Belongs in a Museum! achievement on my main Paladin character, this means heading over to the old world and finish up 2 pieces of rare Night Elf artifacts.  In between that, I tank Flex 1 and 3 as well as the Spoil in Normal 10.  I swear, I can't get past the big dinosaur in Normal 3.

My main toon is now supporting the title of Professor.  It's about time.

114/74/64 88 mg/DL 189.2lb
Week to Week -0.6lb