Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to document my joys, frustrations, unique finds and general information pertaining to my experiences playing World of Warcraft.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

90 Tips

So, I hit level 90 early Friday morning.  And the first thing I did was make The Temple of the Two Moons my home and hit the hot tub.


Then, I started on dailies.  Specifically all of them.

So I thought I'd share a few tips for those of you who prefer not to spend precious minutes or hours trying to figure out quests.

1.  If you can't find any/many dailies in Halfhill for the Tillers, level your cooking up.

2.  The hole for the the Klaxxi quest "The Scale Lord" can be found near the edge of the Lake of Stars and looks like this:


3.  I don't have a complete list yet, or coordinates, but if you fly around Valley of the Four Winds, particularly up at The Heartland, you'll find the individual Tillers that give you rep.  These individuals offer rep for specific dishes prepared, dishes you learn from the trainers in Halfhill.

4.  If you don't want to pay my prices for them at the auction house, Golden Carp can be found in abundance in Whitepetal Lake or even the waters in front of Mogushan Palace, along with Jewel Danio, Krasarang Paddlefish, and Emperor Salmon.  If you want to make some gold along the way, 12 Golden Carp are required to build rep, so sell them in stacks of 12.

5.  Nat Pagle rep is only achieved by presenting him rare fish.  For a decent guide, click here.  I must have his hat.  MUST!

Okay, so it isn't 90 tips, but I hope this helps you enjoy the game once you hit 90.  I'm finding 90 is just the beginning of fun in Mists of Pandaria!

Happy Fishing!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MoPped Up.

What did you do for the opening of Mists of Pandaria?  Did you pre-order the digital, pre-order the hard copy from GameStop or another retailer?  Are you going to play the new expansion at all?

I pre-ordered the digital and have been waiting rather anxiously. I have always been fascinated by Asian culture, so this expansion has kept me playing the game for now.

And I wanted to see if I heard Jack Black's voice for any of the new characters.  I thought it would have been hilarious.

So, I prepared for last night eagerly:


The colored water is energy mix.  I have grapes, sugar free cookies, Ritz crackers, water, coke zero, and the baggie in the back has tortillas with peanut butter and either craisins or golden raisins wrapped up in them.  I was PREPARED!

I logged in around 8pm pst, did one last DS with the guild, then went and lined up 25 quests so I could get a head start on XP as soon as MoP went live.

Just before midnight, the quest to go see Garrosh Hellscream (for Horde) popped up on my screen.  SQUEEEEEE!  I grouped up with Krumble from my guild, and we spent the next 12 hours plowing through the new content, skipping most of the cut scenes (which I will see later as I level my Pandaren), and trying to stay ahead of the crowds that kept stealing key mobs from us early on.

It was a BLAST!  Krumble, you are an excellent guide.  He had played the beta some and knew where things are and where we should go next.

It.

Was.

AWESOME!

I keep forgetting I'm not 20.  Actually, I keep hoping to manipulate my manic episodes (yep, finally figured out I'm bipolar--it explains sooooo much!) so that they happen when I want them to, and not just at random.

By noon I was trying not to fall asleep at the keyboard.

A warlock got Realm First 90 about 4 hours in anyway.

Overall, this expansion is absolutely beautiful.  I've only seen parts of 3 realms and no dungeons yet, nor have I tried pet battles, so I'll reserve final judgment for then.  But so far, well done, Blizzard.  Beautiful landscapes, interesting creatures, and new past times await--in the Mists of Pandaria.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Limbo

It seems the 2 or 3 months before an expansion arrives is limbo for MMO's.  I didn't notice the impact during the anticipation of Wrath, since I was still leveling my first character, Hearthyn, and anxiously awaiting the new death knight.

I noticed people were trying other games, etc., in the lull between Wrath and Cataclysm, but I found plenty to do in game, leveling a horde character with a guildie and farming in anticipation of the new content.

I'm not a fan of Cataclysm, if you couldn't tell.  There are parts of it I love, such as Uldum, but I haven't been satisfied overall.  Maybe it's, in part, because I was guildless through most of it and not raiding.  Maybe it's because I didn't have the time to spend on the content, although I did find the time to level 8 characters to 85 and explore every raid and dungeon.

So this limbo period, instead of playing through, I'm playing Diablo.  Now, I did raid with my new guild Monday.  We went back through old content, specifically Burning Crusades content.  We visited Sunwell and Kara again, and it was fun.

But outside of the guild runs, I'm not logging in like I used to.  I'm playing Diablo III, which of course is a Blizzard product.  So I'm "keeping it in the family", so to speak.

I finally got to inferno on my witch doctor, Maremba.  I hit Act III yesterday, and suddenly the game got REAL.  And I'm recording the main fights.

So, without further ado, here are the Zoltun Kulle and Belial fights, solo, Inferno level:



Happy Limbo!