This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Alting around

As I said yesterday.. I made 66 on Tatia. It’s hard to get excited to play a toon when you know you’re going to be soloing.. and that you probably won’t get a level. FuBar says it’ll take ~12.5 hours to go to 67 *sigh* That’s about 3-4 days of play. So instead of starting on that trudge, I decided to maximize my rested XP and play an alt instead.

(According to the math I guess I should just muscle through and play Tatia. A day of rest means that I “accumulate” 1/6 of a level’s worth or rest xp. A day of play means that I accumulate ~1/4 of a level (since I normally play about 3 hours). So the better bet is to play.. whatever.. I alt-ed)

Yesterday was Ette’s day. Continue reading Alting around

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Another day, another patch

Patch came.. notes were made. See them here:

http://worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Sometimes the not-noted changes are most interesting. Take this one for example:

From http://blue.cardplace.com/newcache/us/174502532.htm

Just like in-game mail transactions containing items, mail sent with gold, silver, and copper coins attached will in most cases now take one hour to reach the recipient. This change will help us to better [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Et maka me laff – ha ha

The Scout Report
Strategy is for wimps.. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“Ure a good tank”

Completed all of the initial quests for the Consortium. As I was sitting in the Consortium courtyard, reviewing my questlog, I realized that I still needed to run Blood Furnace. Luckily there was a group LF tank. So for the first time in a long while, I got to tank for a PUG. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Bombing Haala

On Friday the Horde took over control of Haala. I’m fairly clueless about PVP … and asside from noticing that the Haala seller will sell you a Talbuk mount, I’ve pretty much ignored it.

While questing in Nagrand with Fiancee and “Lazy Slacker” I said that I was all done with all of the quests except for the Consortium quests (which I hadn’t yet picked up). Fiancee said “Hey, all the horde guards at Haala are dead.. You’re not flagged, you should be able to run right through there to get to the Consortium”.
Continue reading Bombing Haala

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Slogging through Nagrand

Wednesday off.. looked like a good day for leveling.. then Fiancee suggested we host a barbeque. Leveling went out the window. Steak and Corn on the Cob (yum).

I did get a little bit of game time in before the barbeque.

Learnings: Continue reading Slogging through Nagrand

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Pretty Trinket!

Saw this on WowInsider:
[Alembic of Infernal Power]

Pretty [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

My first DoT

Level 64 gave Tatia “Seal of Vengeance”. Experimentation shows that it’s a whole new critter in the seals.

Tatia puts up Seal of Vengeance.
Tatia starts hitting baddie.
Baddie gets a debuff (can’t remember the name at the moment) that causes 120 damage over 12 seconds (in 3 second chunks ie, 30 damage every 3 seconds). The [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Moving on…

The apology:
I ended up staying later at work than intended. Someone caused the database to blow up and I had to un-blow-it-up. (a little sad when little ol’ me is the critical linch-pin in fixing the mission critical database for a multi-million dollar company) (just sayin’)

When I finally got on West kingdom was running through Nagrand quests. Since I’m now Scryer I could not use the ever-so-convenient backdoor from the Aldor tier to Nagrand. No one bothered mentioning the easy path from Zangarmarsh to Nagrand so I instead ran through Terorkar Forest. It wasn’t too difficult… just long.

Guildie has suggested that I skip Terorkar and jump right into Nagrand. According to him there’s some kind of rep that it’s better to get by running instances.. and -then- do Terorkar quests.. must do more research on this.
Continue reading Moving on…

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Time sink

Why do so many WoW Blog posts start with an apology? “I was busy so didn’t log in until late”, “We went out to a movie so didn’t play all weekend”, “My dog ate my mousepad”.
Continue reading Time sink