Actually, this new holiday is pretty easy.. At least so far. I spent yesterday afternoon on my Druid leveling up her cooking via the new WoW Holiday, Pilgrim’s Bounty. I’m not going to go into the holiday here, since there is plenty of news all over the internet about it, but lets just say that in general, it’s not too bad ..
I got Fyra’s cooking to 300 easily and did a few of the other quests to make back the money it cost to buy the materials, etc.
Later that night, I got to drag Fhuun, my priest, through ToC 25 and Ony. He got a new ring and bracers. The bracers are DPS, but I’m not complaining. Actually, I think the ring is too, but it was a big upgrade. I need to check out if I have enough emblems now for another piece of gear.
Tonight I think we’re going to try playing around on the PTR, if it is up and working. They were doing some maintenance.. If you happen to get on, look for us in the “Twisted Nether” guild on Broxigar, alliance side. Laters!
Haven’t had much WoW news to offer lately. We’ve been doing our normal 10-man runs and get through those without problem. For 10-man ToGC we’ve gotten TO Anub, but not killed him yet. Last night, though, I got to be there for the 25-man ToGC attempt.. Just have to say it is very frustrating. While the feeling of exhilaration is great when you finally do get a boss down, the weariness that descends when you have to “try again” over and over and over and over just isn’t fun. I understand people wanting things to be difficult, I just think that having the same bosses, just harder without much in the way of new mechanics doesn’t appeal to me. (I’m not sure I got all those commas in the right places, but pretend I did) I prefer the feeling of tying to do my personal best in an encounter that is less of a drag than wipe again and again. Just my 2 cents.
Anyway. So, yeah, we went into 25-man ToGC and proceeded to wipe repeatedly. Finally, luck went our way with the Northrend Beasts and Icehowl stomped before he enraged and smashed into the wall and we downed him in the last seconds before he wiped the floor with us. We were very excited. The upgraded Druid boots dropped, but I was out-rolled. Ah well, they really aren’t a HUGE upgrade from the non-heroic versions anyway. I also didn’t win the trophy.. We spent a large amount of time of Jaraxxus, but to no avail. He wiped pretty quickly on each attempt at least..
So, that was my night last night. Oh! I picked up Gyromancer on Steam. Been enjoying it quite a bit. It’s a cross between Bejewed Twist and Puzzle Quest. Fun so far!
That’s all I have for today. Don’t forget, we’re still collecting for Child’s Play with Azeroth United’s Hearts, Hands and Voices Charity Event. We’re up to > $6k and shooting for $10k!! Get the word out and don’t forget to donate! A $10 minimum donation gets you entered into a drawing for fabulous prize packages and $20 or more gets you into running for even better lootz! Do a great thing for kids in hospitals around the world and also have the possibility of winning something for yourself! Use the Chip-In you see in the sidebar here or head to http://www.azerothunited.com/HHV for more information.
Just a quick “I gotz lootz” story for ya. So, I showed up to our 25man ToC run a little late last night (Wife got in late from the airport) and, amazingly enough, they had saved a spot for me. The Northrend Beasts were already down (no leather loot, whew) and we were just about to start Jaraxxus. Badabing, Badaboom, he’s dead. Of course, every boss drops their little Trophy along with a bunch of da lootz. We do trophy rolls first for all but the last boss and, since I still need tier gear upgrades, I rolled. Now, usually when I roll I get an 18 or a 42 or, on rare occasions, a 74 (but still lose of course). What did I roll? 100!!! Woot! Sometimes it pays to be the late bird, eh?
After we finished up ToC25 we ran over to Ony and took her down a notch as usual. It was very sad because the Mage helm dropped and, of course, my mage was nowhere to be found .. Boooo. He could really have used the upgrade probably. Of course, he has the engineering helm, but I think he could probably do without that if necessary.
I think I’m planning on trying to be in the PTR on Monday at the latest with the TNB group. If you want to join us, we are on Broxigar/Alliance. We have a guild (Twisted Nether) and just do a who on that to see if anyone is on. I want to try out that new instance and supposedly loot is actually dropping now! So, anyway.. Yeah, no screenshot today. I was a slacker. Enjoy the random and rare no-image post by Fimlys.. Have a good day!