Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 1537 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 126

I got the 500 candy token in the morning, and bought the custom.  And then I pretty much stop doing the candy run.  Really no point.  I still queue up for the holiday boss event on my tanks, but other than that, I've stopped doing all of the events.

Here's how my paladin look like standing next to the King of Stormwind:

No point not having Thunderfury in that picture.

On other front, I went on two different raids with my druid.  While she didn't get the agility ring she was hoping to upgrade with, she did get the stamina trinket.

I also send my hunter through Fireland and got an transmog bow.

123/84/59 97 mg/DL 197lb

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 1536 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 125

I spend most of the time on the rogue this time.  She still have two timeless isle rings that could use upgrade.  After I signed up with a heroic Siege raid, the only thing I actually got is an upgraded boots.  It's an upgrade, but not the one I really want.  I also finished up Dragon Soul and Fireland raid on this toon.  The rogue quest token is coming along slowly, even with a full raid.

124/87/63 88 mg/DL 197.6lb

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 1535 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 124

After I watch more videos on how to do the Spine of Deathwing, I gave it another whirl after the raid week reset.  And true to form, the final encounter of Dragon Soul is significantly easier than that.

I also send 3 characters through Fireland raid.  The druid is looking for her fire kitty staff, and the two plate wearers are looking for the 2 handed mace from the final boss.  They're still looking.

On other front, I send my hunter back to Blackwing Descent again.  The previous time I tried to tame the hydra boss, I end up killing it by mistake.  This time I'm better prepared.  Make no mistake, he still hits very hard, but tame it I did.
Just after taming

And now in its full glory
It's a good day at Warcraft.

124/82/57 85 mg/DL 197.2lb

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 1534 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 123

I tried to get through Spine of Deathwing 4-5 times.  Still didn't get through.  On second thought, I take as many of my toons in Dragon Soul as I can and call it a day.

I also tried to tame the boss from Blackwing Descent.  Unfortunately, I got too sloppy and the boss died...

135/92/70 97 mg/DL 197.6lb

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 1533 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 122

Ran a couple of my tanks through the first couple of wings of raid in hope of getting some additional gear.  The Death Knight did get the dps trinket, albeit, from the current text, its effectiveness will be lessen past level 91.  I did get an warforged 2 hander, which should come in handy for now.

I also found out that ALL of the Fireland tier pieces are available for sale by gold.  Thus far, I've only committed my warlock to try out her Fireland look.  My warlock was able to get into a pretty group from Thokk to the final boss.  I didn't get the ring I was farming for at Thokk, but did pick up an upgraded shoulder tier piece.  Another fully 553 tier 16 toon.

I've also transmog my mage and hunter into Fireland tier gear look.  I may do the same with the warrior in the future, but that's not a priority.

124/80/55 84 mg/DL 198.6lb

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 1352 - End of Week 218

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

10-26-2014 Front
10-26-2014 Side

I've been running a bunch of my toons through ICC25.  Good easy money.  After finding out all of the Fireland tier pieces can be bought with gold, I need more of it than ever.

136/97/88 102 mg/DL 197.8lb
Week to Week 1lb

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 1531 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 120

I spend the day finishing up the candy bucket for my main character, Paladin Dianora.  Even after all that work, I'm still 78 candy short for the Liche King custom.  Oh well, I got another week to do dailies and Headless Horseman to make up for that differences.

I also tank Siege Raid from Blackfuse all the way to Garrosh.  This time, I did finish the final boss of the expansion on my chosen specialization, Protection.  I got an universal tier 16 token that I use to upgrade my DPS leg.  One more piece to go.

136/97/88 102 mg/DL 197.8lb

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 1530 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 119

Blizzard had an issue with instance transfer.  I only managed to get my druid into a Garrosh encounter, and got her an tanking trinket.  The rest of my toon was not so lucky.  So I spend the rest of the night collecting candies for the holiday event.  Turns out there is a mod that would've make this a whole lot easier.  So I should be able to buy that Arthas custom soonish.

128/84/66 97 mg/DL 197.6lb

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 1529 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 118

I gave myself another shot at zero light Yogg encounter at Ulduar.  Still haven't gotten the mechanics down.  I mean, I have the dps, just not the method of actually finishing the encounter.  Just for fun, I ran both the paladin and death knight through Icecrown Citadel 25 man (this time).  I've heard that the stat squish from last week's pre-expansion patch made the loot ship the hardest and the longest fight of the instance.  Nope, I managed to down the ship at least in the 25 man normal before they even launch their boarder.  The rest of the instance just takes a bit longer in 25 man versus 10 man.  Some of the pieces dropped for my Death Knight that can make her appears to be a ICC geared paladin, so I'm currently gathering pieces and material to do just that.  Shouldn't be too long.

I was wrong, I still have my Death Knight's tanking set to be regemmed.  That cost me another 1k of gold.  But the biggest ticket item for me for the night is the Rogue epic quest from the last expansion.  That's an 10k up front fee.  And I have to kill my way to the 4th boss, just to pickpocket an decoder ring out of her.  I leave her alone, since I have to finish the rest of the quest before coming back to this raid instance.  I figure by the time I got all of that sorted out, I'll have figured out the mechanics of the Spine of Deathwing.

129/86/57 91 mg/DL 196.8lb

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 1528 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 117

After the raid week reset, I took a good number of characters through Fireland.  3 of the character that had enjoyed the brief super-nerfed old raid now found themselves at a distinct disadvantage.  My mage actually had problem with some of the bosses, and next to the last boss always leaves all of my toon with less than half health.  Still, the druid did not get her flame kitty staff, though others did.

I'm probably done with the regemming, so my spending should slow down by a bit.  I still need to run my paladin through all of the different inn to get the candy to buy liche king custom.  Perhaps the death knight should get one as well.

132/96/64 87 mg/DL 196.8lb

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 1527 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 116

I got the remaining 4 characters their heirloom weapon from Garrosh.  Unfortunately for me, the monk got an one handed agility axe, and not the agility staff that both she and the druid could use.  Oh well, I'll survive.

After doing that and re-gemming and re-enchanting a lot of my toons, I gave Spine of Deathwing a couple of more try before throwing in the towel and doing something more constructive.  I clear Icecrown Citadel in good time, good enough for me to go on to Ulduar.  It was interesting.  Unfortunately, I didn't do the quest there correctly, and it'll be next week before I can get to the bonus boss fight encounter.  I also gave the Alone in the Dark a couple of tries before calling it a night.

In all, a very constructive week.  On the next raid week, Fireland will be a priority, since I knows the encounters there quit well, and I actually like the look and feel of the place.

Finally, I got to get on my druid again and check her inscription.  There are some interesting glyph that I'm missing that I need for a lot of my toons.

129/84/60 92 mg/DL 197lb

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 1526 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 115

While doing the Halloween dailies, I also queue up my character to just do the final boss of this expansion.  Since Blizzard imposed a buff to guarantee drop of the weapon, there's no reason why I shouldn't get mine.  Thus far, my mage, warlock, shadow priest, balance druid and hunter have gotten theirs.  I think the rest of my characters will get theirs later this week.

One thing I noticed is that I have to change pretty much all of the gems my gear need as the stat priority changed.  So while I'm making decent amount of gold farming old instances, I'm also spending quit a bit.

120/86/69 86 mg/DL 196.6lb

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 1525 - End of Week 217

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

10-19-2014 Front
10-19-2014 Side

Following through what I did yesterday, I actually ran the rest of my toons through The Bastion of Twilight.  The second boss does pose a bit of challenge to my characters on their burst damage, but I manage to complete them without too much issue.

On two of my characters, I've been doing the holiday event, in hope of getting the pet.  After getting the first pet, I decided to keep the first character's candy and try to get the new Liche King custom.  This means I'll have to bring up another character and fly her all the way across various inn to get the candy needed to buy the second pet.

114/78/59 90 mg/DL197.2lb
Week to week 0.2

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 1524 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 113

I have 2 characters left to do Fireland.  Surprisingly enough, after I've update my warrior's gear a bit, she went through the 10 man normal just fine.  I had no worry about the monk's damage ability, albeit, she got slow down quit a bit.

I ran my paladin through wing 2 of the heroic 10 man (formerly normal).  Didn't get the trinket I was looking for, but I did get a different tanking weapon.  I then tried to run Dragon Soul raid instance.  The next to the last boss currently have me stump.  It's also the hardest boss of the instance.  I'll have to watch more video on how to do this.  After that defeat, I did Blackwing Descent.  Just prior to the patch, I tried and failed to get past the third boss.  This time, only the last boss give me difficulty, and that's because I didn't follow the fight mechanics.

And just for variety sake, I ran the mage through The Bastion of Twilight.  No difficulty.  I should run my Paladin through there as well.

131/86/59 84 mg/DL 196.4lb

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 1523 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 112

In between the first day of Fireland farming and the second day, Blizzard did some adjustment, and it just seem that the Fireland instance became harder, at least for my main character.  None the less, I managed to clear it, made 590g, and got Smoldering Egg of Millagazor from the final boss:

Smoldering Egg of Millagazor Looted

And this is how Dianora looks like flying the flaming bird:

I'm content for today.

130/86/59 96 mg/DL 196.8lb

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 1522 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 111

I ran 4 characters through the patch 6.0.2 content at the Dark Portal.  It's good money generator.  I also ran all of them through Fireland 10 Normal.  I got the idea after watching a live stream of someone doing the same thing.  Now I have to run my druid through this place on a weekly basis to get the staff that allows for flame cat transformation.

I signed up my shadow priest through the new Blizzard raid finding interface.  Even though I warned the group that the healing was hit particularly hard by the stat squish, no one listen.  After two wipes, the raid falls apart, and I went back to Fireland farming.

121/84/69 101 mg/DL 198lb

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 1521 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 110

Patch 6.0.2 dropped.  I spend the day cleaning up my bags of various toys that can be put into the toybox.  Too bad Battle Horn from Timeless Isle isn't considered a toy.  I would love to run around in Timeless Isle and pull everything.

Look at Mr. Robot, it would appear that haste for protection paladin is out, and mastery is the new thing.  This is going to be a long week of re-learning.  At least the mechanics for paladin didn't change much.  I literally will have to relearn how to dps on my Balance druid.

131/88/63 92 mg/Dl 198.8lb

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 1520 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 109

On the last day of patch 5.4.8, I did one run with my shadow priest.  The shoe she wanted dropped.  No, she didn't win the roll.  I've also went ahead and clean out all of the existing mail.

The pre-patch patching happened this morning.  The actually transformation of the executable took about 90 minutes.  I don't foresee the game being playable at 11AM.  It'll be a nice surprise, but I won't bet on it.

129/90/67 98 mg DL 200lb

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 1519 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 108

I tried to get some practice on my warlock playing Affliction.  Knowing how the class will change on the new patch means I have to work on that rotation a bit more, and the result on farming on the frogs in Timeless Isle isn't pretty.  Perhaps I should use the elite flame guards as a baseline test mob.

I got on my Paladin going from Dark Shamans to Siegecrafter.  While I didn't get the tier token shoulder or gloves, I did get a head piece token, which means I'll have to spend some money upgrade that helm and dust off a shoulder and enchanting it.  And I finally got the best tanking trinket of the game thus far, 1 month before the expansion ended.  Oh the irony.

136/88/55 90 mg/DL 199.2lb

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Day 1518 - End of Week 216

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

10-12-2014 Front
10-12-2014 Side

After much efforts, all of my toons that still needed the rare transmog items from soon to be revamped UBRS have gotten their items.  Both the warrior and paladin got their shield.  The rest of my tanks all got their doomsaw.

134/88/68 91 mg/DL 197.4lb
Week to Week 2.6 lb

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 1517 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 106

Took my warrior through the first part of Siege Raid.  I actually got my second piece of iLevel 553 weapon.  Too bad, I ran out of valor points, and I won't be getting anymore.  Good thing I do have alternative currency to upgrade after next Tuesday.

131/84/64 89 mg/DL 197.2lb

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 1516 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 105

As I realize the current version of UBRS is going away on Tuesday, I have limited amount of time to get some of the transmog item on the characters that can still use them.  Chief amount them is Blackhand Doomsaw, a rather iconic halberd from the original game.  I ran my warrior through the instance quit a few time.  No luck.

128/75/59 90 mg/DL 198lb

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 1515 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 104

After doing a bit of checking on the PTR realm, I came the a realization that I really need to spend ALL of my existing valor point, ASAP.  I can still upgrade my gears with the lesser fortune coins, but with valors and justice point getting 47 silver per point conversion, there's no point in keeping them.  And I still have the weekly cap of 1000 point to get.  I also don't see any further use for the Timeless coins, so I spend most of my toon's existing amount on buying the valor points.

Spend the night tanking the first 8 bosses in normal Siege of Orgrimmar.  I'm still trying to learn the mechanics of the bear tank.  I've got to learn using Savage Defense more pre-emptively.  With my 2 and 4 piece tanking bonus, there's no point not taking advantage of it.  I did pick up upgraded bracer and ring for tanking set.  Still striking out in terms of trinket.  It doesn't look like I'm getting them this patch.

131/83/58 91 mg/DL 197.2lb

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 1514 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 103

The treadmill is finally repaired.  Albeit, after 3 weeks of not doing as much exercise, my body isn't ready to take up my usual load.  So I only did half this morning.

I didn't do raiding on the last raid week reset of patch 5.4.8.  I did get one piece of slightly upgraded boot for my shadow priest from Ordos, but I'm not going to sweat it too much.  Next Tuesday would be an interesting day, as so much of my mod will break.

124/80/54 88 mg/DL197.4lb

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 1513 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 102

Since we're less than 5 weeks away from expansion, and the pre-launch patch is due in one week, I figure it's time I get my epic warlock green fire quest done.  I've been stucked at the final step for a couple of months.  Tonight, finally I got all of that through on my 6th attempt.  Yes, I'm a terrible warlock player.  But look at this sweet screenshot.

Warlock Roetwo getting her taste of fel magic

That's one bucket list item from Mists of Pandaria off my list of things to do.

133/80/62 96 mg/DL 200lb

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 1512 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 101

Ran my warrior tank through from boss 3 to boss 8.  Didn't actually get any dps gear, but I did get a more appropriate tanking shield and sword.  Hey, you take what you can.

131/91/72 99 mg/DL 201lb

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 1511 - End of Week 215

08-07-2010 Front
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10-05-2014 Front
10-05-2014 Side

After I got my druid's gear up to iLevel 550, I was geared enough to queue up as tank for the rest of the raid.  I got into one for wing 3-4, and managed to pick up a tier leg piece, thus getting the 4 piece tanking bonus.  It works rather well.  Both the 2 piece bonus and 4 piece bonus ties into each other.  The 2 piece bonus automatically triggers the 4 piece bonus.  I'm going to rejigger some of my glyphs to see if I can get better results.

128/81/67 92 mg/DL 199.8lb
Week to Week -2.8lb

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 1510 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 99

I got into a good raiding group.  Mostly alts for a heroic raiding guild, so even their alts are rather overgeared for the content.  I was able to upgrade my ring from a pvp ring to a strictly pve.  The group also managed to go all the way to and including the final end boss.  In all, this is now my second character that finish the raid.  And to capped it off, my monk managed to get her 4th tanking tier piece, so she's out of LFR gears.

126/85/64 96 mg/DL 197.8lb

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 1509 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 98

I finally got my druid tank's iLevel up to 550, which should get me into normal 10 raid.  Now, I can get my other toons into raid as well.

123/79/56 95 mg/DL 196.8lb

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 1508 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 97

With the expansion so close by, the quality and patience of pickup raid decreases quit a bit.  I got into a normal 10 raid with my druid, still looking for the 2 caster trinket.  I still came up empty, but I did get into one tanking situation when we ran out of tank on Galakras.  I wasn't as well geared as the rest of the raid on my tanking set.  But it works well enough.  Nothing useful.

On the Brewfest dungeon run, the only thing I'm getting is the mounts that I already have.  I now owns 8 extra Brewfest Kodo and 1 extra Brewfest ram.  

119/78/69 88 mg/DL 198.4lb

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 1507 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 96

Raid week reset.  I got the characters that still need loot from Ordos in place and do them.  Nothing useful dropped, and this is to be expected.  On the toons that I can tank on, I've been queueing up for the Brewfest dungeon run.  Thus far the only thing I've managed to get is one tankard, which I can sell for money later.

120/83/57 94 mg/DL 198.8lb