Again, I was farming. Well, actually, the last 2 nights we ran iCC-25. I brought the Druid and finally hit Exalted and got my “super-ring”. Other than that, nothing interesting dropped. We had pretty good luck with everything we tried other than the Lag Boss on the ship. First try on the ship we failed with what amounted to about 1% or less. This was all based on the lag getting onto and off of the ship, etc. For the second try, we did something a little different. Less people went over to the ship and the gunners just stayed where they were. Thus, when the canons came unblocked, they were able to continue immediately without having to wait to jump back over and get back in the guns. This strategy worked like a charm. Not only did we win despite the lag, we bested in them in record time!
Rotface and Festergut went down nice and easy too. You’d think we actually, finally knew what we were doing (oh, and the 5% buff probably helped). We moved on to the Blood Princes after dropping by the 1-badge mini-boss (skipping Putricide for now, we weren’t ready). We tried and failed a few times. We had a hunter trying to hold the Shadow DMG dealing Vamp but he was getting hit for 79k or whatever.. Think that one-shot him? Then our illustrious leader swapped over to his DK and did the tanking of that boss. We once again easily got past it. After that the raid was called, but all-in-all it was a successful run.
So, what’s with the title? I’m getting there.. Patience…
After the raid, I figured I would get back on Fellmara and finish up getting her to 375/375 so she was well prepared for Northrend. The Herbalism score was getting there, but I needed a lot of help with the Mining. I flew around and around and around Hellfire Peninsula and got most of my points there.. When Fel Iron got to the point when I wasn’t getting skillup from the more often than I was, I moved her over to Blades Edge and then Netherstorm to pick up Adamantite. Took quite a bit of time, but I finally did it.
As an aside again, selling all the ore and herbs picked up from this adventure netted me a very tidy sum. I’m generally pleased with the outcome of this experiment.
Ok. What’s this title all about? Well, I remembered, just before I was planning on logging out, that I could pick up the cold weather flying manual and send it to Fellmara. Ooops.. I could have done the first few quests I had, etc, much easier if I could fly (slowly, but it’s still flying). So I went and picked up the book and sent it away. She is now the happy owner of the ability to fly in Northrend which should make this whole leveling process much, much, much easier.
Tonight is the 10man ICC run. More rep for Fimlys and hopefully something good dropping. I might have to see if I can swap them out at some point and pull the druid into 10 and hunter into 25. Later all!
The last couple of days I have been doing something somewhat “mindless” in the game.. Running in circles. Well, running in circles and leveling Herbalism and Mining. I figured, when I created the Warlock, that since I already had one of each profession (at least) I would give Fellmara herbalism and mining so she could pick stuff up while leveling, etc. Well, given the RAF bonus, she never really had a chance to keep caught up while leveling. So, after hitting level 69, I took her a-roaming.
Her herb and mining skills were somewhere around 100 each. They are now 276 Herbalism and 246 Mining.. I have to admit the mining fell behind by a LONG way at first, but then I spent a lot of time (and gold) in Ironforge smelting to level it up closer to the Herb score. I am hoping to hit 300 tonight before the raid so she can head into Hellfire and just run around finishing up the run to Northrend level. Then I’ll go back and level her while mining/herbing where I find ‘em.
I learned one thing with all this “low” level mining and herbing.. People are willing to spend an insane amount of gold on lower level mats. Some of the herbs, like Goldthorn, are like gold mines in and of themselves. I almost made enough back to cover the money I spent on ore to smelt. Also, all that ore I smelted.. The bars sell better than the ore did (for some of them). For Iron I had to make it into steel, but it’s a profit after that. Of course, this is all on Draenor.. Your mileage may vary.
Other than that? I got the T10 headpiece for my Hunter. It was a nice upgrade from what I had. Some dailies, etc. Normal stuff. Raids didn’t happen Sunday or Monday due to poor turnout (sad for a 10man, eh?) . Don’t know whether we are extending our lockout again this week or just going to re-clear. The 5% buff goes into effect as of now, so I suppose that will make things go a little faster all over.
That’s it! Game Over Man!
Since we last spoke, some raiding has been going on. Our 10-man group (ICC) got the Blood Queen down without too much ado this time (although it wasn’t one shot). We also one shot .. or would you call that one healed .. the green dragon .. Valithria Dreamwalker.. Making our way down to Sindragosa we had the pleasure of the large room of spidery mobs and such. I was trying to skin them when even more little spider dudes showed up! Run Run Run…
Anyway. We spent MOST of last night banging our heads against Sindragosa.. Well, maybe banging our heads against large blocks of ice that we had been encased in. The fight is actually not too complex once you figure it all out. Tankspot makes it look way too easy.. .. We didn’t get it down, but we did get to Phase 3 twice. Even got it to 25% health. It was tough trying to hide behind the ice blocks for a bit while trying to DPS the blocks and the boss.. Of course, I didn’t tell you that all but the first try we were running with 9 people. One of the healers had to go before the 2nd try.
There was talk by the RL that maybe we would extend the raid timer to enable us to, hopefully, get to the Lich King encounter. I’m not sure if we are doing so or not. I am not sure I really care one way or the other. I think the main reason we are thinking about it is because, at least on 10-man, we end up sharding a bunch of the loot that drops anyway.. Of course, I can still use the rep and emblems..
Oh! And I got my Warlock to level 67. One more to go until I can leave Outland behind! I started doing the quests in Terokkar for a change from Zangermarsh (I still had quests there… Amazing). But the real secret to my success is the daily random dungeon. I get almost a half a level given my rested xp and 2 pieces of heirloom gear. I AM running out of rested XP now though, so I guess she will go on a small “hiatus” until it’s built back up. It gets more important, though, in Northrend.
I’ve still got way too many games and way too little time to play them, of course. We also recorded this week’s Polygamerous on Saturday instead of it being tonight, so don’t forget… No show tonight.. The next episode will be up sometime this week and we’ll be back to Mondays next week.
Well, have a good time and I’ll let you know, at some point, how we do tonight!