Thursday, February 23, 2017

Just keep digging, just keep digging

If Dory did archaeology, she'd say "Just keep Digging" to me
The only job where you start at the top is when you dig a hole.

This fortnight's archaeology was a lot of digging. It was hard to get started but once I got into it, it was easier. I also didn't have any tauren ghosts popping up for the first 200 bone fragments (600 in total) so once I got a few of those, the bone fragment drop increased. I actually only had to dig about 20 dig sites for this one but that's more digs than I had done for other quests.

Witnessing the burial was very short!

So we get to ride around a ghost moose. It's actually not too bad with the moose head mog for my druid. The worst part of this digging was the Majestic Elderhorn. I swear he just came looking for me to chase me around and charge me when I was in dig sites near his pathing area. I think I killed him about 8 times. A shame the world quest wasn't up....

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I love being carried in Mythic plus!

It was a slow week. With Love is in the Air, the Heroes of the Storm Primal Flamesaber and archaeology mount to dig up there was not enough time to do mythic plus and I healed up plenty of other people's keys but I didn't get to level up my own key past 13 Arcway.

However, Gal told me that if I hadn't done my 15 for the week he had his one lying around. Oh, I asked, what is it? He had a Vault of Wardens +18...

PLUS EIGHTEEN! OMG! I hate Vault of Wardens 2nd boss! Would we be able to finish it???

Can't do corner strat with 2nd boss because the volcanic is really poopy. So we did it the usual way. And by the way, all the trash hit like trucks with the damned fortified.

Look, we made a pretty love heart out of sanguine!

Poor Anna and Gal, it was so nice of them to come and share their key, I wish I could have made the run smoother! However, overall, despite wiping on the 2nd boss multiple times (we had a few mishaps with Ox pulling dogs from upstairs, and then some bad knockbacks where I got disoriented) and dying to spiders because I am an idiot and walked the wrong way, the rest of the time it was ok. Oh, we did have this problem that I've had before in VoW where you die when you're down in the spider area after aggroing a brood mother and when you rez back up the top, the brood mother is there attacking you but you can't attack her because you don't have a light! So we have to all go back down the lift pick up the light and then DPS her when she pops up downstairs.

About the other bosses, that rock boss with the fire - I didn't know you could turn those statues twice to get 2 ice phases - but I guess the fight would have to belong to get that and it went for a REALLY long time. So we turned at the start and then turned again when it was about 30% or so. Glazer wasn't too bad, though we had a few deaths but no wipes and on Cordana we also didn't have any wipes either.

Look at the crappy time! LOL it's like more than double everyone else's time!

Anyway, it was an experience, and I had heaps of fun like I always do when attempting challenging things. I'll do better next time!

Unfortunately I still haven't managed to get Crooked to do a +15 in time yet, so hopefully the next week I can. I don't even think he's fussed about it. Jassaray was happy because on Tuesday night he managed to finish his +15 Arcway right at shutdown as he clicked the chest! I was trying last night before shutdown to get Goodgravy his +15 for the week but at 11pm we finished our 14 and I got a 15 HOV and I was like... hmm dunno if we can do this in time! Necrotic Tyranical next week. Tanks are gonna love it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gonna have to face it you're addicted to Love...

I had totally forgotten about the two toys until a day or two after Love is in the Air had started, and then I missed a day on Friday as well because of work. However, doing the dailies every day still managed to net me just enough tokens to buy both the Love boat and the Love fool.

My daughter is happily playing on her WoW account and is level 40 and so I got her to queue with me for the Chemical Crown Co instance. She died from standing in the bad stuff on the ground, but it was a nice easy way to introduce her to an instance!

There was no mount for me this year, but that's ok. I have lived without one this long, I will continue to do so without a qualm. I did feel sorry for all the people who ran it daily on all their alts.

People had some good places to farm charms for charm bracelets - though it felt like a huge chore making one charm bracelet (which needs 10 charms) and it only nets you one token. Giving a bracelet to a faction leader at least gives you 5 tokens!

Doing dungeons, raids and world quests was enough to get me my 40 charms for the 4 bracelets, and today, the last day, I finished off all the dailies and had 6 tokens left over after buying my toys. I took out the Love Fool and this waving wooden dummy spouted break up messages at me like
- "We should see other people"
- "We can still be friends"
- "It was only the one time"
- "I'm just not that into you"

And I could hit it as well. Target dummy ex-boyfriend indeed.

The Love Boat on the other hand, once I clicked it and the animation showed my jumping into it, suddenly vanished as if I had sunk the damned thing. It was a boat with a dude in the front to row me along but I am unsure if my heavy boned beefy body sank the boat or if it was a bug. Oh well, a one hour cooldown means I can't play with it again anytime soon!

Hope everyone was lucky in Love this holiday period and got some shinies!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Raiding - Must you leave so soon, Grand Magistrix?

Monday rolled around and I was wondering what we were going to do about Elisande. Splatz had messaged me saying that we had to lust in the beginning phase because we could get 2 lusts in. I had already decided that we would take 20 people only and we had exactly 20 people for raid, with stragglers.

Lusting early helped and everyone was practicing dodging the arcanetic rings and we even got the hang of the wonky ring where the bubbles sucked to Elisande and we had to slide in the gap between her and the slow bubble and then run back again to avoid the 2nd arcanetic ring. I also failed to realise that everything we did in first phase was mirrored in the other phases and that seemed to make a big difference.

There were some things we did that made life easier. Soaking the pools was not an ESSENTIAL thing, not compared to orb catching. We decided only to soak and shrink a pool when it was right next to the slow bubble so we had room to stand so that saved a bit of mana. I also did a lot of orb catching - it hardly hurts in bear form - and healed other soakers too. I changed to some mana saving talents but I think I can go back to my normal talents now that I've got the hang of the fight.

Delphuric beams shooting all over the place was damned annoying and I tried to get people to face them to the wall instead of through people but trying to keep the boss still whilst at the same time running for the slow add caused a bit of mayhem.

And we progressed solidly through the night, pushing Elisande through each phase. There was a nerf to her health so perhaps that made it a bit easier. And then there we were in Phase 3! OMG we were doing it!

Everyone was thrilled to get that down. Just Gul'dan to go now, so I am expecting to work on that for a fair while! Good work Frostwolves! And don't you just love whoever fired off that Love rocket when I was taking a pic. Cute :P