Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 1567 - End of Week 223

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Unlike my main paladin, all of my remaining tank toons got their starter ring as soon as they're capable of running it, after hitting level 98.  It does take me a while to remember how to get to the particular quest hub as there isn't an automatic taxi go go there.  At least that's out of the way, and onto the rest of the grind.

123/80/68 94 mg/DL 198lb
Week to Week 1.0lb

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 1566 - Warlords of Draenor Day 17

Surprisingly enough the questing through Spires of Arak goes much slower than I anticipated.  Just as my experience have shown, the Tier 16 gears start getting replaced.  By the time I leave this place at level 98, only my heirloom gears should remain.  Getting all of the characters to level 98 to start the expansion's legendary quest is a grind, especially my death knight who finished the same quest as everyone else, but for some reason was short on xp.  Oh well, tomorrow is the dungeon run for the ring.

136/87/61 95 mg/DL 198.4lb

Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 1565 - Warlords of Draenor Day 16

And the grind continue.  I got the first couple of Spires of Arak storyline and quests done, bringing all of the tank alts up to level 97.  And then I have to leave for Thanksgiving meal.  Didn't get much done after that.

116/75/68 93 mg/DL 200.4lb

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 1564 - Warlords of Draenor Day 15

And level 96 for all of my toons.  Wrapping up the main storyline quest for Talador, I move all of my characters to Spires of Arak.  I remember this place being very winding and dark on my paladin toon.  Still, I'm going through storyline and quest hub method of rotating my character.

120/79/68 98 mg/DL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 1563 - Warlords of Draenor Day 14

New raid week.  Took a bit of time, but got through first half of Talador, which brings my 4 tank alts to level 95.  I went out of my way for all of them to pick up the Draenei paladin bodyguard.  With the upgraded barracks, we can now assign a follower with bodyguard trait to act as our meat shield.  Unfortunately, they're somewhat fragile, and have a tendency of aggroing everything, and I have to device ways of keeping them alive.

131/84/68 97 mg/DL 200.4lb

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 1562 - Warlords of Draenor Day 13

My current system of leveling my tanking alts are:  Go to the current quest hub, finish it, go back to Garrison and move the next toon to this quest hub.  With this system, I got my character through Gorgrond.  All four are now level 94 and also finished the starter quest for the Legendary quest line for this expansion (ring).

Speaking of the Legendary quest, after I finished my daily crystal grind, I have enough to turn in the crystal part of the quest and hop onto the last heroic dungeon part (there are 4 heroic dungeon involved in Part 1 of the quest chain).  One last jaunt through Nagrand and I'm now with my new shinny iLevel 680 rings (I have to buy one for both of my spec).

114/77/65 83 mg/DL 199.4lb

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 1561 - Warlords of Draenor Day 12

And I pushed all four of my tanking alts up to level 93 and finished up Shadowmoon Valley main storyline quests. I also got the base going in the next zone and call it a day. Now I'm just waiting for enough garrison resources to upgrade my Barrick to level 3, as I've ran up to the maximum limit of active garrison followers.

Almost forgot, this is my gnome bank alt dressed up as Gamon riding the Core Hound in Iron Forge

 119/86/65 98 mg/DL 199.2lb

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 1560 - End of Week 222

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After a couple of runs at Heroic dungeon as both DPS and tank, I was geared enough to go into Molten Core LFR.  The people putting together LFR seem to have issue with people not meeting minimum requirement.   Oh well, it was a long hard run.  I'm not sure if I want to put the rest of my toons through this kind of abuse.

And my 4 tank alt leveling starts in earnest.  I still have to put in my daily Apexus Crystal farming and Inn daily quest, whenever applicable.  I managed to finished off significant part of Shadow Moon main storyline quest for all of my tanking alts with all of them hitting level 92, and a garrison upgrade to level 2.

118/77/61 94 mg/DL 199lb
Week to Week 0.8lb

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 1559 - Warlords of Draenor Day 10

After two more tries, I got the Proving Ground Silver achievement as a tank.  This means I can go ahead and queue up as a tank for heroic dungeons.  Right now with the gears I have, I feel very squishy.  Next up, getting enough gear to get to iLevel 615 for Molten Core Core Hound mount run.

131/85/68 87 mg/DL 199.4lb

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 1558 - Warlords of Draenor Day 9

With the 10th Anniversary Warcraft event coming up, I thought it was high time to get the rest of my characters up to level 100 to get their iLevel 540 helm.  God only knows how going back to 40 man raid works.

I managed to get 4 of my toons level up to 91 (mainly as a side effect of getting them up to getting the profession building and getting their profession's daily cooldown started).  I'm going to need to book some time to dedicate to alt leveling.

124/82/63 92 mg/DL

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 1557 - Warlords of Draenor Day 8

I was so wiped out from previous night's attempt at farming the frost wolf mount that I basically took a short break from the game.  I did pickup the Image of Archmage as a follower while I was there.  Now, I have to go and get more garrison resources to upgrade my bunker and barricks.  Oh joy.

122/73/55 89 mg/DL 199lb

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 1556 - Warlords of Draenor Day 7

I'm still struggling with the limited amount of garrison resources needed to push the garrison up to level 3.  So much to do, so little time and so little resources.

117/78/65 94 mg/DL 199lb

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 1555 - Warlords of Draenor Day 6

It didn't take me long to get my Paladin up to 100.  Once there, I immediately tried to upgrade my garrison to level 3.  I'm short 423 garrison resources.  So I decided to juggle things around a bit and try gearing out my tanking set.  Turns out, the damage dealing set I've been building during the leveling IS my current tanking set.

While doing my leveling in Nagrand, I ran across a rare/elite level 100 mob.  Fortunately for me, someone other group is already going after this boss level mob.  Dropped a single loot for everyone,  Motted Meadowstomper.  My first new mount for the expansion.

One thing I didn't do optimally is to do my legendary ring quest as soon as I can.  It has an item that's available as early as level 98.  Now that I'm 100, I went back and ran it again.  It will involve quit a bit of item obtained in Dungeon.

After my first Skyreach dungeon (both for loot and quest item), I got hit with the Character not found boss.  That took 30 minutes to clear.  I'm now owner of both starter ring for tanking and damaging dealing.

136/90/63 91 mg/DL 199.4lb

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 1554 - Warlords of Draenor Day 5

After learning yesterday's lesson, I decided not to log out of the game as much as I can help it.  For a change, I'm concentrating on just my main character, trying to get her up to level 100, all the while building up my garrison.  I noticed that at Spire of Arrok, my gear started to get replace quickly.  It started in of all places, an side quest to feed a ghost dog biscuit.  But the resulting upgraded necklace is quit good.

I have to leave quit a bit of quest on each zone as I go to the new zones.  Thus far the Spire's Outpost have been a bust.  I bought toy, pet, bag, but no garrison resources.

Before I doze off for the night, I managed to get to Nagrand, pick up the fishing Death Knight companion, and hit level 99.  So much grinding, so little time.  Lets hope the queue boss tonight will be better.

127/86/67 86 mg/DL 200.6lb

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 1553 - End of Week 221

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Did some more alt's garrison management, and did some leveling.  Went out to Costco and came back to an 2.5 hours queue timer.  I guess Blizzard is still experiencing more than expected amount of players.

I did managed to get my toon up to 95 before going to sleep.

127/82/64 94 mg/DL 199.8lb
Week to Week -0.8lb

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 1552 - Warlords of Draenor Day 3

I did a bit of questing, and then have to leave for my Friday engagement.  Came back to a 6.5 hours of queueing.  I end up spending a fair bit of time watching other people playing on  I end up leveling both of my miner characters so I'll have ore for my paladin main.  Before I hit bed, I got my toon to 93.

138/88/72 93 mg/DL 198.5lb

Friday, November 14, 2014

Day 1551 - Warlords of Draenor Day 2

I managed to send the other 9 of my toons through the expansion content and got to the garrison.  I took a brief lunch and a groceries run to Smart and Final.  Came back to a two hour queue time.  The various server are still somewhat unstable.

What I did managed to do before going to bed is pushing my main character to level 92.  On a separate note, I also brought my druid who was locked out of Draenor for most of the day due to her not able to get the quest.  After I put my warrior through the obtain the Garrison run, I went back and try again to go through the Dark Portal.  Prior to doing that, I ran random dungeon twice as tank.  I got Bloodmaul Slag Mines both time.  As the level 90 leveling dungeon, this instance is scaled for iLevel 483 (boost gear), it was fairly easy.

Well, we're currently having a mandatory 4 hour maintenance, hopefully fixing some of the problem in the first day.

141/95/63 93 mg/DL 197.8lb

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 1550 - Warlords of Draenor Day 1

On the last day of the Beta, I send 3 toons through Garrosh.  It was as painful as you can imagine.  I end up just spending time farming frog for my warrior to upgrade 2 pieces of Ordos gear and running some legacy raid for money.  It still surprise me that I didn't finish heroic Lich King on my Paladin.  But that's that.

And I gave in the urge to stay up at night.  The switchover actually occurs at 11:45PM PST.  I spend about 90 minutes of getting my main Paladin up to getting her 2 followers and call it a night.

128/88/67 94 mg/DL 197.2lb

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 1549 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 138

Last raid reset for Mists of Pandaria.  I set some of my characters that still need gears from Ordos, and did managed to get my warrior 2 pieces of Fury gear.  Now I'll have to farm some frog for upgrade coins.

My druid still haven't got her flame cat staff, so that's another week away.

126/85/70 99 mg/DL 196.4lb

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 1548 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 137

After another 2 attempts, I've managed to down 25 Heroic Lich King, sadly no mount drop.  I'm going to send the rest of my toons there for additional testing.

I also try to do 10 Heroic Blackwing Descent.  Couldn't do the final boss.  On 10 Heroic Bastion of Twilight, I got to the bonus boss, but she despawn.

Just for good measure, I also send my Death Knight through Heroic Lich King, which does contain a one shot mechanism.  No mount, but will continue to try.

My last run of the night was supposed to be my Rogue, sadly she have never finish normal 25, which means I'll have to run that on this raid lock out week.

128/83/72 92 mg/DL 199lb

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 1547 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 136

I had enough time to send the remaining 4 toons through Dragon Soul up to Spine.  I did find some interesting game mechanic bugs regarding the air ship battle, but I wouldn't sweat it.

Just for my own curiosity sake, I took my paladin through 25 man heroic icecrown.  It was significantly harder than the 10 man normal.  I got all the way up to Liche King, and there I wipe.  It was getting late, so I'll try that again on another day.

123/77/58 87 mg/DL 198.6lb

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day 1546 - End of Week 220

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Last full raid week of this expansion. I finished up the Dragon Soul for the rest of my tanks that can complete Spine. I also ran a couple of my characters that can still use transmog gears from Gruul's Lair. Both of the shield users got their Draenei shield.

126/84/63 97 mg/DL 199lb
Week to Week -1.4lb

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 1545 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 134

Send 3 of my tanks (warrior, monk, druid) plus rogue through Dragon Soul.  I got a couple of pieces of transmog gears.  Still practicing on how to do the spine correctly.

133/88/61 87 mg/DL 199lb

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 1544 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 133

Send my final toon through Garrosh, my warrior.  While I didn't get a Bind on Account weapon, I did get a warforged weapon that's superior to my non-BoA weapon.  So I went ahead and enchant gem and upgrade it.  After that, I went ahead and queue up for the start of the instance to try and get tier token.  As I have expected, didn't get any.

127/84/73 85 mg/DL 198.4lb

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day 1543 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 132

I send 7 toons through Siege of Orgrimmar raid.  Got nothing worthwhile.  My druid also strikes out in her bid for the flame kitty staff.  Oh well, there is next week.

142/87/62 88 mg/DL 196.6lb

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 1542 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 131

With the new raid week reset, I finally got the 4th piece of heroic Tier 16 dps glove that the paladin wants.  After getting prompted by several video on how easy it is to get the Brood of Alysrazor achievement with the Darkmoon Faire.  And it gave me a nice new account wide toy Blazing Wings.

Here's how Dianora looks with her new flame wings:

Rather nice looking isn't it?

After sending my Paladin and Death Knight through Garrosh gear farming, Ordos kill and Fireland farming (nothing worth while dropped), it was time for my Druid.  Since I'm a bit short on time, I only have time to send her through Naxx to get her Thunderheart on a Stick.  And lo and behold, on the first of the 2 possible boss that can drop it, the staff dropped.

Here's how she looks on Worgan:

And how she looks on Human:

I'll do the other farming run later.

Ok, final picture.  Worgen Druid on Fire Hawk with Flame Wing over Fireland Entrance:

123/79/58 93 mg/DL196.6lb

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 1541 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 130

I send the remaining characters through Garrosh BoA weapon farming.  Surprisingly enough, I managed to get 2 weapons out of 4 I send.  Neither of the weapons are well suited for the characters that got them.  In all, I now have a tanking weapon that I can use on my Paladin all the way to level 100.

141/91/72 92 mg/Dl 196.2lb

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 1540 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 129

Today is the last day of the Beta.  Albeit, I delete it off the hard drive just the same.

I had enough time to send two toons through the entire Siege of Orgrimmar.  I was trying to dps on my warrior, but due to tanks dropping out, I end up tanking 3/4 of the way through and I had to do it in two different raid.  A lot of non-gear pieces drop, and I was able to raise the Fury set by quite a bit.  So much so I actually have to spend a lot of time farming frogs for lesser fortunate coins.

I also gave my shadow priest a shot at a new shoe, new trinket.  I didn't get either, but I did get a tier 16 head token piece which allows me to replace the LFR shoulder, thus upgrading my gears by quit a bit.

118/72/58 96 mg/DL 197.6lb

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 1539 - End of Week 219

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Finished up sending the rest of my toons through Fireland, and now for the rest of the toons through Dragon Soul.  I send 4 toons through, and 3 of them got through.  All three of them have tanking spec.  I have 3 characters left to try.  I don't have high hope for 2 of them.  Hopefully shadow priest can self heal herself through.

144/77/72 89 mg/DL 197.6lb
Week to Week -1.4lb

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 1538 - Warlords of Draenor Beta Day 127

After getting my paladin and rogue completely through Dragon Soul, I decided to gave everyone else a chance.  First up is the Death Knight.  It didn't help that in the midst of the hardest part of the raid instance (Spine of Deathwing), real life trick or treaters came knocking on the door.  Took me a couple of tries and I just gave up and went into tanking spec.  Tanking spec does have one advantage over my dps spec, they cannot be dazed, which is kind of important for this fight, as I need to move back and forth to avoid getting toss off the back of the dragon.  I got some transmog weapon, but no dragon mount.

130/82/64 87 mg/DL 197.8lb