Everstone dinged!

actually, everstone had been L84 for the longest time. but i didnt take him into any dungeons or questing (stopped after getting the SW portal opened in Twilight Highlands).

instead, i levelled him via mining! ROFL! i did a screencap of it.

gear-wise, he already has a full set of blue L85 bloodthirsty resilience gear, an epic tanking trinket from JPs saved up from former dungeon runs,  plus some other stuff xense and other firetree toons picked up/crafted for him

so he was ready for H dungeons right from hitting the level cap, but first, i had to train and spec him up, then gem and enchant.

then i took him to queue for H.

unfortunately, his first run was H Stonecore, and i failed at the Orzuk boss fight. i just cant get the tanking mechanics right. i felt really bad about it. cos the rest of the party were ok. i can tank for normal, but H is just too complicated. even after i get the sequencing right, i get the timing wrong. i probably need to practice more. so good luck to those who are stuck in my party!

next run was H Tides. that one i am confident about. so we cleared thru, ok, with a couple of deaths along the way. for example, on the 1st fight, i think healer ran out of mana, and so i died.  i think the party was a bit low on gear, cos all the boss drops were needed. so Everstone picked up his first VPs!

a H LFG run that failed for Spiritcat

this one is an awesome epic fail. we didnt even make it to downing the 1st boss. everyone just left in the middle of the fight, when people started dying.

actually, i already suspected it wont be a good run. whenever there are 2 healers in a mob, the tank would ask the druid to root one. which totally is useless, so i ended up using MC on the rooted healer. then they went off and broke the hex on the other healer…. sigh.

at least, there was a best excuse to use root on a castor: that way i know where they are (Griffin-Stonemaul) – i even have a screencap of the convo.

 

getting another toon to level cap

yup. this time, i am going to focus on xense, my firetree L81 hunter. yup. already L81 without doing much in terms of questing. some instances, some questing, some farming.

gonna get some rep along the way too. so have to do at the very least, the minimum questing for the rep. gonna limit the LFGs but very tempted by the JPs…. hmmmm. oh well, whatever happens, happens.

let’s see how long it will take to get xense to L85 on a casual basis.

missmisty – rushing kalimdor loremaster

but will most likely not make it. since the world as we know it is going to change soon. like on tuesday?

anyway, she didnt make that much headway into the achievement. just cleared teldrassil and darkshore and half of ashenvale. if she really went for it, she’d need a lot more time, cos the travelling back and forth to turn in quests can be quite time consuming.

besides, that, this week is pilgrim bounty, and i have to get cooking up to 300 for the newbies – stormfrost and incorrigible on jubei and sealtle and faultless on khaz. so far, only sealtle has crossed the 300 mark, but there are some cooking quests to complete.

it has been hell to do pilgrim bounty due to interruptions to the main cities from the xpac events. the phase out periods means i cant fly from city to city or conduct any sort of activity in a city during event phases. so whenever a city event starts, i just quit on that toon and work on another realm’s toon.

the only good thing is, discovering all the lowbie quests in kalimdor on missmisty. that was a whole lot of fun. and taking missmisty on her daily LFG (just once a day for the bonus JPs, if i did it all the time, the loremastering will take too long)

200 quests to go b4 northrend loremaster

maybe zappel wont get that achievement b4 cat comes out.

still left with tons of quests in the last 2 zones of northrend – storm peaks and icecrown. ok. maybe 200 is an exaggeration, but easily 150. cos i need 51 for storm and 96 for ice.

last night i took him to run 25-man VoA and discovered that it now drops PVE gear! i won the roll for the sanctified bloodmage gloves. which can be counted as part of the bloodmage set. however, i wont be using it just yet. i need to keep 2 pieces of my L245 gear for 5% more dmg for now until i can switch to a 4 piece L264 gear (which means i need to buy 1 head or chest item – requiring 1100 JP) unfortunately, i had just spent a bit of JP for the quill trinket and night sky cloak.

so i will still be queuing a bit for H dungeons while questing and that should keep me busy until cat.