missmisty – going for kalimdor loremaster

ok, i thought i would be working on kalimdor loremaster, but on a diff toon on a diff realm – sort of like maybe a hunter on Blackwater Raiders – Muzzleshot or Xbowstrike.

however, ever since i transferred Missmisty over to Khaz’goroth, i kinda feel responsible for her being the only L80 there, and wanna compensate a bit for stranding her in a “New Player” zone. LOL

her gear is not too bad, just under 5k GS. but she could seriously do with some upgrades. so i am going to take her on a few directions between now and cat. doing loremaster for fun. and along the way, explore kalimdor. and gearing her up for cat via random BGs and Hs.

i wanna get her the L264 wpn, she has 1k HP, so it is some way to go. but she already got a 3-0 win in WSG (not due to her, haha, the others were awesome. we had like 4 DKs so you can imagine, the horde didnt stand a chance). and to join WG every chance i get, so that if we win, she can go for VoA too!

i oso need to run a lot of H (which i can queue for while doing loremaster quests) so that i can get her the full L264 tier set.

i already re-spec her demo so that she can solo stuff with ease (not that kalimdor is going to present her any challenges) and glyphed her up. so the rest is going to be fun fun fun all the way!

im not even looking forward to cat now that i have a new mission. cos i havent really pvp in a long while. this should be fun while it lasts.

northrend loremaster WIP with zappel

have been neglecting zappel for spiritcat for a while, but now that cat’s done until cat (bad ham, i know) i decided to go do up the rest of zappel’s questing.

at the same time, i checked out his gear. bought all the fire glyphs, swapped out 2 pieces of his gear for the L264 mage set. oso bought Wrathful Gladiator’s Spellblade, the PVP wpn, with his honor points. initially, not enough pts. so i ran a couple of random BGs. lost 2, then won the last one and got achievement too! Warsong Gulch Perfection. which is a 3-0 scoreline.

so now his GS is 5.4k, 2 x L245 set and 2 x L264 set and the L264 PVP wpn. only thing crappy is his wrist item. L200 only. to upgrade, i will have to run him on ToC at the minimum, up to ruby sanctum. or buy the BoE L245 item from AH.

so i took him questing in Zuldrak (75 of 100 quests completed) and LFGing, but not running Headless Horseman. cos i not that interested in pets or the L200 gear it drops.

in LFG, we had a first timer warrior in FoS and tanking it. the healer popped out at the sight of the 1st mob. cos he wasnt grabbing the aggro of all the mobs. party wipe but mage went invis FTW. got a kingslayer healer next and he hung on. and we didnt wipe no more until end boss. cos first, 1 dps got killed during mirrored soul (he killed himself, he didnt have a boss mod like DBM to tell him to stop when he got the mirror). and then the tank forgot about the purple stuff on the ground despite me already given the instruction to get out of it. party wipe minus mage cos invis is DA BOMB! but healer pro. hung on and came back and rezzed tank (cos tank lost – dunno where the instance is). 2nd time on boss was a clean and easy fight. another reason why ppl need DBM is – during 1st boss fight. the melee dps who got soul split didnt move away from the boss so the soul got absorbed real quick. tank couldnt kite fast enough – not his fault. if DBM was active on the dps account then he would know he had to get out of the way to give the tank space to kite boss.

btw. Pwnstars guild leader has just become a daddy. gratz!

Spiritcat the Explorer

yup. been there, done it, got the title.

then i went back to finishing up my quests in eastern kingdoms. BRD and BRS – both lower and upper. ended up with 2 pets. not bad. but i picked up some more BRS quests so i went back in again. this time to kill Gen Drak. couldnt solo him with a L80 5k GS SP. died twice from non-stop stuns.

had to call in reinforcements – Davina on the 2nd ac – ret pally to tank him and his adds. SC healing when she wasnt being stunned. at least, 2 toons means the stuns are now 50-50 so half the time i was tanking on davina and when she gets stunned, i switch to SC to heal both and dot the boss. he died and both got the achievement for UBRS.

next stop – strat. i will go pick up the quests from EPL. currently 673/700. starting to wonder if a L80 SP can solo these L60 dungeons with impunity, or will i need a backup toon to tank?

i haz spiritcat time

got bored doing 24 x L80 LFG coren, so i spent some quality and quantity time with spiritcat (shadow spec, not her holy spec).

as u know from my prev post, i suffered a lot from the phase out and i gave up doing stuff on her for a while, but now i am back at it.

took her:

  • raiding (weekly raid on patchwerk)
  • a bit of fishing
  • picked up a new mount from coren (the kodo) and got the stable keeper (10  mounts) achievement
  • did a fair bit of LFG, which meant that i now have 2 x L232 set for shadow spec
  • picked up a nice L219 boots in a dungeon and got the epic (min L213)  achievement
  • finished exploring northrend and got the tabard of the explorer.

i still got a bit more to go to get the eastern kingdom loremaster. so i will probably focus on that for the rest of this week. once i get it, i will probably rest her and play some other toon.

her GS has risen to almost 5k now. but her dps still sucks cos her gear is patchy. u need minimum L245 set gear to do well. but she is useful (heal and dps) and is a good party member even if bottom dpser :)

2 is better than 1

playing wow over the weekend, i had some buddy time. my long lost buddy (to modern warfare 2) decided to take back his account for a couple of hours and we took a couple of our toons on BWR for H runs.

the realm LFG queue is strange. there are more tanks than healers. so i logged in timeforfun and my buddy queued as dps: xbowstrike, muzzleshot and pyroblast. his fave is xbow, since the GS is 4.7k and he hits really well in SV spec. i tried to persuade him to play xbow as BM (dual spec) but he didnt like it. however, as muzzleshot with 1k GS less, he didnt enjoy it so much, not topping dps meters. muzzle is SV only. finally, as pyro, he had fun with both specs – arcane and frost. diff spec for diff dungeon. he did something silly but works – frostbolt and cone of cold, like some melee toon cos cone has a short range. he still hit pretty hard. but nothing beats blizzarding.

tank got vote kicked

yup, it finally happened to me, tanking as opheilia in GD. i asked group to choose between me or the huntard that pulled mobs. the group chose the huntard and kicked me out of the group.  next sec, i queued and got into a new GD group and we cleared it superfast.

in another LFG, something weird happened. pickwick (L79 lock) found a HoL group with a 5k GS hunter (probably doing it for relax since he is ICC MM spec) and thought it would be a piece of cake run. sure enough, at the start, he was already doing 4k dps. but the healer started to act oddly and the tank died twice. after that, the healer left. maybe it was a small kid playing his dad’s account and couldnt hack it.

so we thought, no biggie, lets get another healer and finish it. but damn, 10 min wait and nothing. so i told the group i’d relog my healer and queue. so the funny thing is, when i tried with fruit (L78), i didnt get the group. so i relog with spiritcat (L80) and queue (normal LFG, not H), i got back in the same group! so basically, i helped them complete the instance (healing in shadow priest spec – too lazy to switch spec for reg LFG run) and got myself 2 EoTs. but poor pickwick will have to wait another day for his daily EoTs.