Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Day 2689 - Legion Day 689

Not doing much except the dailies at Dark Shores to patch up gears and doing some Death of Chromie scenario.  The Paladin can now finished the instance at 10 minutes mark, which is a bit ridiculous.  She also got one pet out of the deal.

129/97/61 90 mg/DL 237.6lb

Monday, July 30, 2018

Day 2688 - Legion Day 688

I was nowhere near winning the fishing competition.  I was only at 21 when it was won.  Oh well.  I spend the rest of the time farming for the Death of Chromie scenario's battle pet.  And I managed to sell a mount for good chunk of money.  I should be ready for the expansion in 2 weeks.

128/92/69 84 mg/DL 239.4lb

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Day 2687 - End of Week 266

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It turns out that the Bronze Dragon trait isn't exactly needed in this nerfed Death of Chromie scenario.  I was actually able to finish all 4 armor classes, thus finishing all of the achievable activities.  However, now it's somewhat enjoyable to do the scenario to farm for the 2 battle pets that drops off from one of the reward bag. 

114/109/68 81 mg/DL 237.6lb
Week to Week 1.2lb

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Day 2686 - Legion Day 686

Blizzard went and fixed a lot of the scaling issue that's introduced with 8.0.1.  This includes Death of Chromie scenario.  I first notice it when I was taking in my Druid in for the leather transmog set.  I spend the rest of the night grinding out reputation so that my Warlock and Druid can get the necessary Chromie talents to finish scenario.  

I actually finished it on the Paladin without getting the final talent.  The Bronze Dragon talent is the one that finally did it for me, as I didn't do any of the Dragon Shrine bosses.

135/96/57 90 mg/DL 237.6lb

Friday, July 27, 2018

Day 2685 - Legion Day 685

Still doing just doing the pre-patch dailies to fill out gears.

I tried to figure out how to get another Demon Hunter going on a different server, one with a level 110 no less, and I can't seem to do it.  Perhaps I should ask around.

133/96/59 83 mg/DL 237lb

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Day 2684 - Legion Day 684

I had pretty bad night of sleep on prior night, so didn't get much of rest.  So I just did the Dark Shores dailies on the characters with the worse gears to patch them up and call it a night.

140/93/58 85 mg/DL 237.6lb

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Day 2683 - Legion Day 683

The pre-launch quest chain starts.  Unfortunately it's time gated.  The daily quest does reward some gears that's better than some of what my character uses, so it's worth doing it.  Fortunately they allows the alts to skip the scenario.

144/89/55 85 mg/DL 237.2lb

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Day 2682 - Legion Day 682

I tried doing the scenario on the priest, and was surprised at how hard it is.  Switching over to the warlock playing Demonology and it's a bit easier.  I got to the third 3rd rank Chromie reputation and got the day long research started.  Now I'm trying to figure out which mail wearer to send.

125/83/68 98 mg/DL 238lb

Monday, July 23, 2018

Day 2681 - Legion Day 681

I decided to take a crack at Death of Chromie scenario.  I knew full well that I'm not going to beat the scenario just yet, but what I can do is to get to Timelord status so I can set the full talent build for Chromie later on.  I clear all of Dragon shrines bosses to unlock all of the bosses to save time.  I also beat all of the portal challenge, so I at least have an idea on how to do them.  Right now I'm just waiting for Chromie to get the upgrade done.

This is also the first week that I can try doing the fishing competition in peace.  I got about 37 fish when it was over, so I'm almost there.

120/80/66 88 mg/DL 239lb

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Day 2680 - End of Week 265

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After finishing up the rest of the World Boss mount farming, I decided to learn how to play my various specs.  The first up is the Frost Mage spec.  It's ok I suppose.  I also spend a bit of time on Demonology Warlock, which does have it's rather distinguished flavor.

I enrolled a level 1 warlock into a guild that had the right achievement done for Deathwatch Hatchling.  All I need to do is to grind the guild reputation up to Revered and 300g.  With the Renowned Guild Tabard, I was able to get to that rank by level 22.

121/86/61 88 mg/DL 238.8lb
Week to Week -2.4lb

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Day 2679 - Legion Day 679

Finished off the Sha and did all of Galleon.  I started off doing Rukhmar.  I think I'm going to stop doing these farming and relearn how to play the classes.

133/99/55 91 mg/DL 238lb

Friday, July 20, 2018

Day 2678 - Legion Day 678

Now that all realm are pve unless you chose not to be in one, it is now perfectly safe to just sit around for the world boss without getting into conflict you're not interested in.  I cranked through the Isle of Giants and most of the Sha.

The new build in voice chat system also worked pretty well.  Not sure if my guild is going to continue to use it.  I'll probably need to find a addon to move the icons elsewhere.

131/87/71 90 mg/DL 238lb

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Day 2677 - Legion Day 677

With no real goal at hand, I went about doing the Pandaria World Boss mount farming again.  Thank to the new 8.0.1 system, I don't have to worry about World PVP unless I want to.

While there, I also found the Dutiful Squire non-combat pet in my hunter's bag, thus bringing up another pet.  The pet still cannot be purchased, as they haven't unlock the method of how to get it quite yet.

A bit more distressing is that my Paladin tank can no longer solo tank the instance of Return to Karazhan.  Oh well, I'll get to that when the characters are 120.

123/99/58 86 mg/DL 238.4lb

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Day 2676 - Legion Day 676

The toe bump that I had turn out to hurt a whole lot more than I anticipated.  It also cuts down on my ability to sleep by 1/2.  I went into ER to get it looked at.  3 hours there, about 30 minutes of actual care and diagnosis.  1 whole hour of trying to get discharged.  There's literally almost no clerical staff there at 8AM in the morning.

In other news, Warcraft went to 8.0.1.  All of the beautiful Artifact weapons are disabled.  I literally have to learn how to play these classes for the next month in anticipation to the actual expansion.   A lot of addons are currently in broken state.  The big one being Titan Panel, which blocked out 1/2 of the statistic, and Bagnon, which isn't exactly being actively maintained.

All of the gold mission have been discontinued.  The one carried from the previous patch have been converted to Order Hall resources.  The gold generated by follower have been nerfed by 80%.  So completing a mission that previously awards 150g now only give me 30g.  Consider how stupendous the gold inflation at the end of Legion, this is kinda of welcome change.

However, one of the Youtuber have mentioned that the gold making potential from old LFR have been left at a hyper inflated level.  The servers are currently down across the board, so I can't test it out.

116/82/58 87 mg/DL 237.8lb

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Day 2675 - Legion Day 675

With nothing better to do, I grind out the night doing mage tower again.  I found out that the cheese method with Twins for Marksman Hunter renders Karam Magespear untargetable after phase 1.  After giving that up, I went ahead and do it on normal method.

And I went ahead and did Elemental Shaman as well.

Unfortunately, I ran out of time for Fury Warrior, which wasn't a challenge that I have marked out, and didn't do the Demonology Warlock.  In all, I got Retribution/Protection Paladin, Blood/Frost/Unholy Death Knight, Fire Mage, Affliction Warlock, Discipline/Shadow Priest, Guardian/Feral Druid, Beast Master/Marksman  Hunter, Outlaw Rogue, Brewmaster/Windwalker Monk, Protection Warrior, Elemental Shaman, Vengeance/Havoc Demon Hunter.

I didn't do any of the healing challenges as I don't really heal.  20/36 isn't too bad.

133/89/74 93 mg/DL 236.2lb

Monday, July 16, 2018

Day 2674 - Legion Day 674

I tried, tried and tried and failed to finish the Marksman Hunter Challenge.  I got one more day to try and that's it.

124/89/57 88 mg/DL 236lb

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Day 2674 - End of Week 264

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I got 3 Mage Tower challenges done, Discipline Priest, Destruction Warlock and Shadow Priest.  Prior to doing this challenge, I've basically spend no time on the Disc Priest, but the challenge is Feltotem's Fall, the easiest challenge.  It's not as easy as Windwalker Monk or Beast Master Hunter, but it's easy enough.  I have a bit more problem with Destruction Warlock.  Finally Shadow Priest for Thwarting the Twins.  I spend quite a few wipes before just cheesing the encounter with Surrender to Madness strategy.  That took about 4 wipes to complete.

131/93/55 90 mg/DL 236.4lb
Week to Week 1.6lb

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Day 2673 - Legion Day 673

With Legion coming to an end and the Mage Tower going away forever, I'm trying as hard as I can getting the rest of the challenges done.  I finished 3 more, Unholy Death Knight, Fire Mage and Beast Master Hunter. 

I actually one shot the BM Hunter challenge, making my one and probably the only such success story.

I also gave Elemental Shaman and Marksman Hunter a try, and not getting it done yet.

129/87/58 92 mg/DL 238lb

Friday, July 13, 2018

Day 2672 - Legion Day 672

It's confirmed that prepatch will go live next Tuesday.  With that in mind, I got 2 more mage towers challenge done (Windwalker Monk and Frost Death Knight).

Unfortunately for me, I got like 3 more challenge where I actually now how to play the spec, Fire Mage, Beast Master Hunter and Fury Warrior.

108/75/65 94 mg/DL 236.4lb

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Day 2671 - Legion Day 671

I got my annual physicals done.  Nothing too outlandish found there.  The blood and urine lab work will take a week to be complete, so I won't know the full result until then.

And I finished the last two tank mage tower challenge.  The Monk was way tougher than I anticipated, consider she had better gear than the warrior.  The DK much easier as I have more gear to work with, but it still take many many wipes.  Here's what they look like with the new set:

135/93/83 83 mg/DL 236.8lb

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Day 2670 - Legion Day 670

Quite possibly the last raid week for Legion, and last week to complete the Mage Tower challenge.  I'm probably going to be doing nothing but them until I can't do anymore...

And I did complete one, the Vengeance Demon Hunter.
After that, I tried a couple of attempts on Brewmaster Monk,  but didn't finish it.

125/86/61 89 mg/DL 237.6lb

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Day 2669 - Legion Day 669

The weather is still hot, albeit, getting cooler.

After banging my head against the Protection Warrior's Mage Tower Challenge for the whole weekend, I finally got it down after my 10th attempt for the night.  Now I think I have Brewmaster Monk left for Highlord Kruul, Balance Druid for Twins, Unholy Death Knight for Agatha, and perhaps the other 2 Warlock challenges.

Here's what Justia look like with her new shield and flail

129/85/55 87 mg/DL 237.2lb

Monday, July 9, 2018

Day 2668 - Legion Day 668

The heatwave is somewhat abated, and the AC is working again.  I noticed The Flag of Ownership is up in Black Market Auction House and I send 3 million gold to my rogue to try getting it.

The starting bid price is 270k.  It eventually went to 700k, and I win it after a short bidding war.  Now I have something to use later on.

104/74/68 92 mg/DL 238.8lb

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Day 2667 - End of Week 263

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The temperature is still hot enough that I don't have much energy to do much of anything.  I did try doing the Protection Warrior mage tower challenge, and the dps output is a wee bit higher than I anticipated.  But I need to figure out a way to stay alive.

128/100/58 89 mg/DL 238lb

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Day 2666 - Legion Day 666

The temperature outside went to 117.  The AC is not working.  It's going to be a very difficult weekend.

The Darkmoon Faire is back in town, so I rotated all of my characters through there just to pick up on the trade skill points. 

119/74/68 91 mg/DL 238lb

Friday, July 6, 2018

Day 2665 - Legion Day 665

We're going through a mini-heatwave.  I was so tire from the heat that I didn't do much gaming at all.  Nope, I just finish the daily tailoring and mission table and call it a ight.

Unfortunately the worse is the next two days is going to be worse.

125/93/68 103 mg/DL 236.6lb

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Day 2664 - Legion Day 664

Well, on a midweek holiday, I cleared out the rest of world boss mount farming in one day, clearing Galleon and Rahkmar.

127/87/57 90 mg/DL 238.8lb

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Day 2663 - Legion Day 663

Raid reset day.  I tried a couple of mage tower challenge, still didn't get any more done.

134/94/61 86 mg/DL 238.2lb

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Day 2662 - Legion Day 662

And I got the Havoc Demon Hunter Mage Tower challenge done.  Quite a few mechanics I simply have to learn to do and then the rest of it was easy.  I don't outgeared the challenge as much as the Guardian Druid or Protection Paladin, but with the proper Legendary Raddon's Cascading Eyes, it trivialized the constant damages put out through the encounter with the Eyebeam that's almost always up.  The hard part I had to learn is the Arcane transition phase.  Died a few times until I got the hang of it.  After getting past that, bursting down Xylem to 10% was easy enough, and the final encounter phase was easier with my gears.  In all, a good looking weapon look.

Now I just need to find a group to finish Heroic Kil'Jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras.

128/90/65 89 mg/DL 238.6

Monday, July 2, 2018

Day 2661 - Legion Day 661

I spend the day trying out some of the mage tower for different specs.  Thus far, nothing.  I also did the usual Tier 1 and 2 run for some of the characters still needs the set from there.

129/88/58 98 mg/DL 240.4lb

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Day 2660 - End of Week 262

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Now that the mage tower will remain up until the pre-patch (likely in 2 weeks) I took a looked at all of the remaining mage tower challenges and pick out the ones that I kind of care about.  Thus we have:

Highlord's Return (Kruul) Tank
Guardian Druid
Protection Warrior
Brewmaster Monk
Protection Paladin (Completed)

Thwarting the Twins (Raest),  DPS
Balance Druid
Affliction Warlock (Completed)

An Impossible Foe (Agatha) DPS
Feral Druid
Unholy Death Knight
Outlaw Rogue (Completed)

Closing the Eye (Xylem) DPS
Havoc Demon Hunter

The God-Queen's Fury (Sigryn) DPS
Retribution Paladin (Completed)
Demonology Warlock

The Feltotem's Fall (Tugar) DPS
Destruction Warlock

End of the Risen Threat (Erdris Thorn) Healer

I'm not doing any of the healer mage tower appearances.  The first one I tackled are the ones for Balance and Feral Druid.  I've already done Kruul on my Paladin who significantly overgeared the encounter a couple of months back.  Now with Artifact boost that just went through, my weapon is significantly more powerful than before.  And I do have the proper Legendary to make the Guardian Druid challenge somewhat trivia.  I just have to practiced enough to get it down.

Likewise, I've already completed Agatha on Outlaw Rogue, so I know what's needed to completed.  And once again, with the newly empowered weapon, I didn't even have use Drum of Fury to get this challenge completed.

Now I have to pick and choose what else I want to do next.

1222/93/57 87 mg/DL 290lb
Week to Week -1.6lb