Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fishing mounts galore!

Legion is really rewarding those fisher-folk - I heard there is a new aquatic mount from Darkmoon Faire from fishing using Darkmoon Daggermaw as the currency.

I only just got my Margoss fishing mount - here is an ABYSSMAL picture of me on it!

There, on the right. I was swimming around on the Dalaran fishing island attention seeking with all the other fishing people there who were all trying to get the same thing. This is what it actually looks like....

A shame I won't be riding around underwater that much! I wonder what we will be using all these underwater mounts for... If only I could fish from one of them! Now that would be a cool thing to add to the artifact weapon.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Second thoughts on NOT doing my Prestige till 7.1 and other PvP things

I hit Prestige 1 this week and didn't tick it over because I didn't want to have no talents for arena. However, I am wondering about all the wasted honour this week!

It was made worse because Sev and Kyxyn both hit level 50 and then Prestiged. And so now both of them have no talents but didn't want to waste honour.

I think about how much honour I wasted and it was probably about 1.6 k per day for the last 5 days. And a bit more than that on Friday because we had arenas and things - I could have been at least level 10 by now.

Kyxyn finished Prestige 3 and he got the mount, which actually looks really cool! Now I really want one! It's such a show pony! It even twirls around on it's hind legs and tosses it's head.

In other PvP news I managed to finally mount that drake in the Bareback Brawl.

I did have an unfortunate silly encounter there the other day in Bareback Brawl. I am not a big fan of hitting other players because I'm not that good a player, but I WILL hit back if someone hits me. I don't get cranky about being hit (it is a FFA PvP zone after all, that's the risk you take when you are there) unless the people are dishonourable players who either wait for you to engage mobs and get low health and then gank you, or wait for you to almost kill a mob then kill you and take your kill. Yes, I know that all is fair in PvP but that sorta thing doesn't sit well with me!

Anyway, silly me saw an alliance paladin from Cinder's guild Ominous, so I backed away from them, wondering if they would leave me alone. My mistake! I should have at least had my back facing away from the cliff edge! The run back was a bloody pain the ass! But the cool thing was when I ran back and then went to finish my world quest the dragon was up! So totally worth being punted off the cliff :D

Overgrowth is a pretty cool talent, I must admit. It's the final honour talent in resto spec, and I do use it in arenas a lot. I should get around to writing that post about how my amateur PvP tips and talent selection choices, perhaps when I have more time!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I am a Pridelord!

I have been a bit clueless about my druid artifact hidden appearances, but I did find out that I had chosen the wrong Class Hall progression for my resto hidden appearance. However, I couldn't do much about that until after I had finished doing all my research (as if I will be wearing 2 legendaries anytime soon...) so now that I'm done I have spent my 2k resources on switching the research to the 2 plots of rich soil.

And the boomkin hidden appearance I need to be exalted with Dreamweavers, so not much I can do about that at the moment.

The Guardian hidden appearance drops off Ursoc, and Amayeti got that the other day. Which was kinda cool!

A week or more ago, I was walking through the Dreamgrove and I had a funny emote.

I didn't know what it was so I ignored it.  However, the next time I went out there the emote was there again. I went to google it and found out that it was part of the hidden appearance for the feral druid.

I went through the Feralas gate and went to look for this stone, which apparently you only have 5 minutes to find. Fortunately this one I found without too much hassle.

The next day I got another screech, this time from Duskwood!

I had a bit more difficulty that time finding the stone. I cheated and went to Wowhead and entered some of the coordinates that people had put there and found it.

It was after raid a week later that I got my final screech from the Hinterlands gateway.

I was stressing out big time, running around looking frantically for the stone. I was on Discord and Kyxyn had asked me to come do the PvP world quest and I said I couldn't because I was looking for my hidden appearance. Well. The lack of enthusiasm was laughable!

"Wait, a hidden appearance for a spec you never use?"
"We won't have to put up with you actually PLAYING that spec do we?"
"How could a hidden appearance be more important than helping your friends finish this PvP world quest faster!"

Despite the vast amusement that I was getting a FERAL appearance, I was getting freaked out I couldn't find the stone and was yelling to Aimei/HK to get on Wowhead and tell me some coordinates because I couldn't find this damn stone! Fortunately before he could find the correct page I found the stone and then I rushed back to the Emerald Dreamway and there was Ela'lothen the Moonspirit sitting there.

What was I supposed to do? Was it sit in front of the spirit?

Oh right, sit in cat form!

BOOM! Achievement!

So now I am a fluffy cat in feral form. I have to admit the PvP skin looks really cool, though do I really think I'll get 1000 honour kills in cat form? I doubt it! But I can try!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Raiding - Fifth - no Fourth! With Myth Nyth

Ok, that was a totally lame attempt at alliteration with my blog post title. But Myth Nyth has a nice ring to it.

We did have a little look at Nyth on Thursday which was a bit disorganised and chaotic and we said we'd look at it a little more closely and tune it a little bit.

The main difference as that 10 stacks of rot gets you mind controlled so trying not to get rot stacks was important, and then making sure you went into the melee group when you were MC'd so they could DPS you out of it was also important. I was a bit confused at first, because I had more than 10 stacks and wasn't mind controlled but you only get mind controlled after a breath.

What we ended up doing was splitting the room into two with 2 groups each side. Then with the rot, we'd have people placing their rots in a line towards the boss rather than at random patches at the edges of the room. The problem with the patches around the edge of the room on both sides was that when the rot got sucked back into the boss they would all come together like a wave and there was no way to dodge that as well as dodge the bugs.

So the rot lines were close to the tail (if the tail was 12 o'clock, the lines either side were from 11 and 1 o'clock), which I wasn't that happy with, but it seemed to work. The tanks also decided to get MC'd after every 2nd breath and that worked well.

On our fourth attempt, it was really messy but we managed to kill it with just 4 people up!

That was exciting! Those bloody monks got some great loot (haste mastery boots, which they said were terrible stats but they're great druid boots) but no legendaries that night!

We had a look at spider druid afterwards and we had so many issues with the tanks going splat after the first move! It's going to take some working out, but we did get better but we have ways to go yet.

Good work Frostwolves! Oh my goodness, since when did we become mythic raiders! I feel a bit silly because I kept telling everyone that we are a heroic guild and we only do mythic when we run out of stuff to do. And here we are!