Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Prestige 13 - Floor Thirteen

Now at least at Prestige 13 you get a another pretty pony!

I have actually been enjoying doing PvP as boomkin. I'm not very GOOD, mind you, but at least I can get some killing blows so I can work on my rep with my Marks of Prey.

I do wonder why they called this achievement Floor Thirteen. Is it because of this old video game?

Apparently in this game you run around behaving dishonourably, by ordering assassinations, spreading disinformation and doing all sorts of House of Cards type stuff. Hmph, are they implying that killing the opposing faction is somehow not honourable? LOL

Anyway here is my pretty blue pony. Look, its horn is all blue and AZURE-Y. And it's fetlocks too!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Raiding - OMG back to 4 days of raiding!

It was satisfying to see bosses going down on normal - it reminded me why I said we should be doing heroic first instead of normal!

From a healer point of view it was so boring during the first 3 that I went DPS (we had too many healers anyway) and dragged my ass at the bottom of the pack for a bit. I switched back to heals for Maiden of Vigilance (which reminded me of Thaddeus in Naxxramas with the left-right business) which was fun from my point of view but everyone else found it really annoying because of having to jump in the hole and gettting knocked out of it when your bomb went off.

We did have a laugh when we did Desolate Host, where we had to have the raid split into the corporeal and spirit realms. To switch between the realms we had to click on the braziers around the edge of the room. Ultra kept calling them brassieres (bra-zee-airs) instead of bray-zee-ers so we had some immature giggles for a while.

I actually forced the guild to take a picture of dead Harjartan on normal. Ha, here is the fake kill pic!

At least there were some nice loots going out! By the end of the night we got to have a look at Fallen Avatar but no success at killing it with the limited time that we had.

On Monday we came back for heroic and got Mistress down.

As we were going to the Sisters of the Moon (by the way the trash on the way there was annoying - but if I run around in bear I can't get polymorphed) there was a funny misstep where people kept falling through the world...

I think next week we will do heroic on Wednesday and Thursday, do normal on Sunday with casuals filling up the rest of the raid and then finishing the normal raid on Monday and whatever time we have left over do some heroic. But we'll see!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Secret achievements - They See Me Rolling

Funnily enough, this achievement doesn't even show up as a missing or searchable achievement in the achievements tab. If it wasn't for Icecoffee, I wouldn't have known it existed.

This achievement is from Broken shore, when you see the daily Rolling Thunder, where you hop on a barrel and roll it down a hill to some pandas at the bottom, whilst trying to dodge the felhounds running the other way.

I thought that I had to make it to the pandas without getting hit at all. However, that's not the case, and you can regenerate some health if you get hit once by finding a safe spot to wait (like wedging against a rock) or you can do what I did and near the hand in point there is a flat bit where I just went round and round in circles until I was 100%.

Give your 100% health barrel to the pandas and poof! World quest done and achievement completed! (PS: I still think it should be without getting hit at all. That would make it an achievement).

Here's a video someone else has made (Gordrick) which shows you how you can do it. Good luck!

Oh, and if you didn't know, this achievement is named for the Chamillionaire song "Ridin' ft Krayzie Bone" which generated a whole bunch of dumb memes....


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Raiding - First look in Tomb of Sargeras

Due to work, I was unable to attend the first raid on Wednesday into Tomb of Sargeras! GRRR!

However, Wednesday had the usual server restart right in the middle of raid. But Frostwolves at least got to get at least 2 bosses down - and they managed to take guild kill pics too! I was so proud!

But here's the kicker. So I attend raid on Thursday, we get Harjartan and I FORGOT TO TAKE A GUILD KILL PICTURE. OH MY GOD :(

After that we spent time doing Mistress Sassz'ine, which is an interesting fight and we're just getting the hang of it, so hopefully we'll get further than that on Monday.

The turnout was impressive - with 26 people on Wednesday, missing me and Kjersten. We are reaching capacity with raiding, and this Sunday we'll just have heroic raiders there since it's all new, and next week we'll have the casual raiders attending.

It's really fun to be raiding something new again. The vibe in the raid seemed good, though a bit more chaotic than when Xyn was doing it as everyone seems to be putting a little bit in, but it's not in a terribad way. Just some are not used to it and I think it's not particularly bad to have suggestions thrown in but the ultimate decisions to be made by one or two people. I like Ram's speaking voice, he's always so calm, but I worry that the others drown him out a bit, but at least Kinry was happy listening to Ram telling him what to do.

Maybe on Sunday night I can take a picture of normal Harjartan and pretend THAT was a kill pic. I'll do it, but I'll know it wasn't a real pic!