Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Much like the rest of my life, I can not truly do one thing on a consistent basis but play WoW so this blog is not exceptions.

As I was doing my daily reading, I found the urge to write down some of my most recent experience. First off, wotlk came out over a week ago and I'm very pleased by the new quests and much of the story telling that goes along beside it.

Leveling wise, without questhelper I become a complete newb. Sure I know a few things and have been around the block but that doesn't help me at all. I recently discovered in my efforts to level, that I was coming up a little shot when it came to moving between zone. I wasn't quite sure what was going on and just grinded a couple of bars to make it to the next level. I also recently discovered as my toon is about to ding 79 that if I look at the achievements I can view the number if quest I have completed out of the number available. I discovered I was completing only a little over half for each zone. That sucks. So now I will have to make more effort in completing a lot of the quests I missed. Not only for the missed exp but also for the achievement points.

I will leave it at that and get back to work. Blogging is much like work. I guess that's why I never considered journalism.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Just found my blog myself

It truly been a long time since I have been to my own blog. I spend quite a bit of time on Tobold's and BigRedKitty's but didn't find myself to be much of a writer let alone a blogger. Since my last post, my shaman has aggressibely sought out gear to heal for Kara. Misusing several quest rewards for my enhancement set but made up for it since my quild, Outcast, had Kara on farm. The down side of Outcast was the ability to get enough members together for the 25 man raids. Members found it amusing on some days that over 25 people were signed up for Kara but not enough for SSC.

Outcast broke up due to many of the members looking to progress into 25 man content. I did not move with them due to real life getting to me. But my shaman only had 2 slots to fill (Neck and feet) before this happened and built up a good repore with the group that I still get whispers. Who isnt looking for a healer. :-)

I will post more but though it was exciting to find my blog again.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Recent Events.

Nothing truly new in the World of Warcraft. Morpheuz happen to pick up his last key frag to get keyed for Kara. I'm still disappointed in the fact I am unable to get started on the Netherwing Faction Quest as my riding skill is at 225 and I think the requirement is 300. I picked up a pretty decent helm from Shattered Hall that looks like the one from the old Wrath set. Other than that, I got his fishing up to level 210 while I was waiting to see if I would get a group together for Old Hillsbrad. It didn't happen that particular day.

Niobey got an opportunity to leave Ironforge and venture to a couple of different places. I will probable cross a couple of days but oh well. I decided to make it east on her and group with a few that wanted to do the SM library. It turns out that someone logged and we ended up doing this with 4 men. This instance wasn't two bad as I have quite a bit of rested xp. When we got to the final boss. We were able to dps this guy down from the door and allow the tank and pet to womp on him from melee range. This was cool. I don't think we had a dedicated healer and I used vamparic embrace the majority of the run. I took a closer look at this tree to see that I can put additional points into improved Vampiric embrace for an additional 5% healing per point. This talent is extremely useful for grouping but I'm Not sure if I was to put additional point into that talent at the moment.

I also took notice that while solong I can no longer do my usual set of spell before wanding the mob down. I wil probable try to get the hang of this sometime later today. I am starting to get back into this toon. Before logging out yesterday, I noticed I was at Lvl42 and hadn't updated my skills in a while. I hearthed to Ironforge and trained to receive a new shadowword:pain and shield. There were also improvements to other skills I don't use that frequents (shards?). I will venture back to STV to wrap up a few quest and one to ZF to see if anyone would let me group with them and see what a shadow priest can do in a higher level instance.

That's all I know for now until more comes around.

Friday, June 1, 2007

One good thing happened on Thursday as Morpheuz traveled into the Steamvaults and picked up his second key frag. I had to leave the group as my wife was coming home and if you haven't heard she hates this game. I was told that this instance should really only take an hour but we were already 1.25 hours in and we just downed the first boss. The wife has a plan to attend a retirement party tonight and I have about 50g to make up to get my flying mount to attempt Alcatraz. I will have to take a look at my quest log tonight and determine where the best spot may be to wrap up on a few quests. My quest log is pretty full but I think that is due to the dungeon related quests I haven't completed. I may go back to Oldhillsbrad to finish that piece up for my alcatraz key.
I am also considering just farming mats to get my blacksmith skill up to make the felsteel helm. I've been holding this plan for awhile so it would be cool to finally be able to make one.
I am a little disappointed if it hold true that I will have to have a level 300 riding skill for the netherdrake flying mount quest. Oh well. I quess I will have to wait and see on this.

Not much here neither, I worked a little over half an hour to get her tailoring up to lvl 235. I didn't pay this much attention but I picked up some extra gear from the blackmagewave set. I am suffering a bit of altism lately as I find things I like about the many classes I am rolling now. I will probable use Morpheuz to farm the mageweave cloth due to its high AH cost.
I will attempt to but a portal to shatt to get the master jewelcrafting skill and find a few emeralds to help. Morpheuz will probably have to take on this task as well. I belive the emerald are farmed from Thorium and the aggro radius is smaller for him. I will probable pick up a lot of worthless Timbermaw reb with this grind.
His herbalism skill is pretty low. I may have to return the guy to darkshore. Why darkshore. I enjoy the dings and they took to long when I was in Redridge mountain.
well, That's the plan for the weekend. Hopefully, I can get a great deal of it knocked out tonight. I noticed that my interest is decreasing each day as I hit more of my smaller goals. I have quite a few keys on my belt for when the time arrived for me to venture into these areas.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I was have my usual slow morning, an I was thinking about many of the addictive type things I've done in the past and was wanting to know if others have had similiar experiences. For instance, a decided to take the armorsmith role and was asked to aquire about 250 bars of mithril for the Mithril Order. It turned out that the best place I could think of was the Alterec Mountains which is always crowded. So I would frequently get up in the around 2am or 4am to go on mining runs. I also used this same method to acquire money for my mount. I'm not sure how I had the time to do instances, as my wife hates this games but I believe she thinks it takes away from our lives. Which in a normal work week, I doubt it but what can a man do. I have no brain of my own at this point. So what was your most addictive type habit?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend News

I recently packed up the car and drove 700 miles to visit my family. My own family didn't attend due to budget restrictions. We thought it would be a lot easier to travel with one/two people as oppose to 5. I consider my wife to be a medium matenance kind of girl so she requires a little bit more of myself. I also took my second computer that my son uses to play his hunter on. He has grown tired of the game which could be due to the pressure I put on him to be more active during instances. I felt slightly bad as relatives were talking to me while I was trying to get my PC hooked up and tweaks as I noticed the frame rate was a bit low. I finally got it to look smooth and had a little fun.

Morpheuz news:
Most of Morpheuz fun was done Friday night as he entered Shadowlabs for the first time. I found myself in another PUG group as it appears many of my guild mates have moved on. I may have to do the same but I feel so quilty knowing the torch has been passed on to me and it's a gift I would gladly give back. This calls for someone who wants to be a leader in all aspects of the word. I primarily would like to lead a group into battle and try to be the best tank I can be. Since the latest patch, this instance has become slightly better. everything is fairly easy but call on the group to be on their game. We cleared all chambers to get the extra rep reward. The first boss when down fairly easy as everyone appeared to be used to this fight. The second chamber has gotten better to the degree that now the mobs are more manageable. As long as everyone picked up there marks, we did well. We had trouble on the outer pulls. And a Palli went along for the ride but knew we would get smashed with every pull but it didnt happen. Once we cleared and engaged the second boss, everyone noticed that we where wailing on the guy for a while when we noticed his health did not move. After a lengthy fight, one man went down and we happened to down this guy after a little bit of work. The pally had to log and we found another person to replace this guy. I think the hunter left also. We replaced both and continued. The 3rd boss was new to me as most of the PUG groups I've been in quit at this point but it was an extremely easy fight. I haven't done the fight before but I mostly tried to avoid the Voidwalker as I assumed they were regular adds. Turns out everyone else was not on top of this and took to much damage. We died. We ran back. I moved this guy around and everyone else knew the plan. It was an easy deal once that was done.

The final boss was Murmur which is a huge air elemental. The leader attempted to informed the group of the fight that was about to take place. From my point of view, which was like looking at the base of a tornado, I was unable to escape the circle in time to avoid the blast as I heard this was all a timing issue. I wanted to get this boss down to get my first key fragment. We corpse ran it back and inside and we started the fight again. Same thing happens. At this point a few members decided to drop out and it was now maybe 3:oo am. I thought that I could go to the web and find a strategy guide to get this guy down. If tanks weren't dum enough, I had to be the dummiest. Anyway, I found out that the container was on the left hand side of the wall. I hugged the wall and came upon the container. What I didnt know was a fight was waiting for me and I was alone. I crotched down and out come a ghostly looking mob. I started to go to work on him, turns out one of the other guys noticed I was in a fight and came to my aid. He dropped a few heals and we finally got the first key frag. I was elated. I decided to end the fight because I had to go somewhere.

I'm actually getting a little bit more use to SaintNic now. He is up to a cool 23. I took the time out to go to Deadmines. Turned out to be pretty good due to the level 26 pally the group was rolling with. Everything went fairly smooth until we engaged Van Cleef. He turned out to be a good fight. There were 2 guys left standing after all was said and done. We rez and went to turn in out conquest. I then went to Stockade to see how I would do with that. I was pretty low on the damage meters from DM and wanted to give it another try by using the arcane missiles more. Didnt know how it would hold up being I was an ice mage.

I pulled out Niobey as I have been working to get her Tailoring skills up. I spent more money than I would like to at this point. Somewhere I read you can get to Lvl300 with 35g. With mageweave going for 1.7 to 2g a stack. I doubt it. But I will do it anyway. The altism has caused me to want to create my own bags. I wasted quite a bit of time going to Theramore before I was ready. Which sucked. I hearth back to IF. I then took the time to roll to SM library to pick up the hypnotic knife that drops from the last boss. We only wiped once and that was mostly due to me not knowing my priest UI. Its been at least 6 months since she has been out and about. I also learn that I get an entirely new set of "keys" when I switched to shadowform. I hadnt set the spells up and the slate was clean. We let a pet tank the last boss and we all fought from a distance. The warrior rushed in after the pet had aggro to assist. It was on of the easiest fights for this level. I was at level 40 and the expience was cool as I received about 200 exp per kill. Seemed decent anyway. The warrior was our lowest at 28.

Just traveled to homeland to obtain new jewelcrafting reciped. Which are a bit better than what I had. The recipes he had required diamongs to skill up. At 15g each and the lack of farming them on my own, I thought I should wait that one out. Picked up 2 new reciped that required large emerald. Im sure these will go alot cheaper but need to make this toon work for himself and not depend on gold from my main.

The weekend was busier than I thought. I will be attempting to find out more info on old hillsbrad and work on talking my wife into an instance night for myself. She currently requires that I go to be when she does or she couldn't sleep.

Upcoming goals for the week:
1.) Start Netherwing questline
2.) Complete quests in Shadowmoon Valley - Nice blue rewards
3.) Purchase riding skill for flying mount. I have already purchased the mount itself.
4.) Find questline to go to Old Hillsbrad and eventually Black Morass.
5.) Get skill level up in blacksmithing for some new pieces. (Felsteel helm, collecting dust in my bag).

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What's happening now.

Hey everyone and anyone. I just wanted to drop a quick note to keep a note of where I am Warcraft wise.

Over the weekend, my wife has a couple of nights out with the girls and it turn out to be some decent gaming nights but nothing big from either night. I took the time out to complete a few quests that provided keys. One was the key to Alcatraz and the other was to a level 70 dungeon near Honor Hold. Its been so long that I forgot the main name of this place. The Alcatraz quest line was pretty long in my opinion but not to bad of a journey. The other thing I didn’t mind was the fact that I received over 100g after the night was done. I am 200g away from getting my riding skill for a flying mount. I have already purchased the mount and it sits in my bad for the time being. My bad are also pretty stuffed as I am afraid to sell stuff for fear that I may one day need it.

Somewhere along the way, I picked up blacksmithing plans for a felsteel helm. Which is listed as a good tanking helm for one of the guides I come across. Woot.

I plan to get started on the Netherwing quest line to get the rep started on that and to get a gauge for the amount of effort it will take to get the rep going on that.

On Saturday night, I took a trip to the section of Hellfire for which I was trying to obtain a key. Things we extremely well considering the number of 5 man mobs in this group. I recall a mage, warlock, palli maybe, shaman, and me. The other 4 were in the same guild and I was their puppet. I don’t think I won a roll and the boss drops sucked for me. I didn’t get a chance to finish as my wife hates this game.

SaintNic (Mage)
I managed to get this guy up to level 21. I like the low level just for the sake of dinging and learning new spells. I obtained blink which I love now just for being able to avoid damage. I also moved this guy from Redridge Mountain to Ashenvale. I know the quests very well on that side and since I also gain teleportation. I can easily go back to IF to obtain new skills. I also decided to become an ice mage in order to use the snare effects. I find it pretty cool and will try to get to 30 sometime during the week.

Not sure if I introduced this guy but he just dinged 18 this morning. He is a hunter I created sometime this week who is a nightelf as well. I’m not to interested in the other content of the game due to the amount of time required. I can easily level up with what I know. Things are going pretty well and I swear the hunter class is the easiest to level up. I have put most of my points in aspect of the hawk and improve “Bullseye”.

Nothing new. Still sitting in IF.
Morpheusalt (Shaman)
Still sitting in Tanaris. I should try to level this guy because the jewelcrafting will come in handy. I need to find a guide for that to determine how this things will help my other characters.

I was also promoted in my guild –Trinity. While I am happy with the promotion per se I noted thrilled as I was given the title with the hope of recruiting new members. I have never been big on this because it will primarily call for me to advertise or seek out members. The quild channel is dead. I saw maybe 1-3 people on at a given time.

RL, my wife is out of school for the time being and it is cutting into my WoW time. The kids and lack of evening activities, just leaves me with conversation about what we are not doing, finances, and the lack of. GREAT STUFF! ;-(

We’ll that it for now.