cavelion dinged L85

ok he was dinged a few days ago but i didnt blog then. too lazy

as usual, my later alts usually get the benefits of the mains so cave was already ready to heal heroic dungeons on hitting level cap.

er. of course, a lot of his starter L85 gear were PVP BoE stuff that was tailored by Davina. it also helped that he got a free BoE epic cloak picked up by one of the mains on Firetree, and that he is alchemist so he made his own ilvl 359 trinket.

so once i upgraded his gear, did the final bits of training and talents, off he queued as healer and ran H Tides. it was a power group so he had a super easy time healing (in fact, he did a bit of dps in his free time, the tank was that OP)

but i think im just gonna keep him doing transmutes and nothing else :) no time to get him geared up, except for maybe the usual welfare epics or the occasional H run.

i wont even use him for herbing (same as blackstealth, who is also a herbalist. he now just opens locked boxes) since he wont get any farming xp. i use dethnyte (82) and darksunder (83) for the job.

DONE WITH GLYPHING FOR FIRETREE ALTS

since i had picked up so much herbs in my efforts to get volatile life for alchemy transmutes, and i wasnt into making darkmoon decks, i got blackstealth to convert them into glyphs and made the full set of glyphs for all my firetree toons. except those which require to learn from books which i dont have.

SPIRITCAT WENT TO ZA FOR THE FIRST TIME

spiritcat has finally got enuf gear to run ZAZG. the run was super long, due to lag issues with the tank, and some strange healing from the pally healer too. he has tons of mana but the tank still dies. so what gives? nevertheless, the group pretty much stuck together through the wipes.

the hardest fight was due to lag, at the 3rd or 4th boss. cos if tank lag when boss is on a green circle, the boss can actually heal back to full health! and did many times, until the enrage (beserk) timer was activated. fortunately, around that time, the tank lag was resolved, and we managed to down him before the 5 minutes were up. the fight took over 6 minutes!

NOT GONNA GEAR EVERSTONE FOR RAIDING

originally, i thought the guild might still do some basic raiding, but now i dont think so. so it would be pointless to run tons of H for everstone or to mine and transmute for epic gear.

i will still be mining and transmuting, cos you never know when the mats will come in useful (at the AH!)

the importance of running ZAZG

otherwise known as semi-welfare epics.

once upon a time, you could only get welfare epics during certain festivals, like the lunar or halloween ones.

now, with ZA and ZG in LFG, you can get epics just from boss drops (and for ZA timed event, even more epics). it’s semi-welfare, since you gotta be at least ilvl 346 to queue for it. but hey, who isnt at least ilvl 346 by now? you can even buy epics off the AH.

instead of a long hard grind for rep to buy faction epics, you can now run ZAZG to get epics.

magel could queue ZAZG, after she swapped her green wand for a PVP wand from the conquest vendor (yup, i swapped her VPs for CPs and bought the 700 CP PVP epic wand)

the first run was ZA, and it netted her 3 epics. from just the PVP epic wand, she now has 3 more. just 1 ZA run. ok, that was luck, but hey, eventually, these semi-welfare epics will drop for you too.

not to mention, you get double the VPs per ZAZG run as compared with usual H runs.

so go for it! lol. most of you already do anyway, im slow to gear levelling.

levelling in outlands (Terokkar/Nagrand)

now that you are L64, it’s time to visit Auchindon (Terokkar Forest) and Nagrand. by the time you are done with these 2 places, you would have moved on to the next xpac zones, Northrend! (L68 and higher)

questing:

Nagrand will give you enough quests. i like to do ALL the Nesingwary quests (the meats can be used to level cooking skill) in Nagrand, as well as some starter quests from Telaar (if nothing else, just to get the cooking recipes) and the Consortium guys (esp. nice for JCers)

also, if you run instances, pick up the quests that are at Auchindon, just outside the instances. you need to be at the appropriate level in order to get the quests. so start with the Mana Tomb quests.

instancing:

  • Mana Tombs – L64
  • Crypts – L65
  • Sethekk Halls – L67
  • Old Hillsbrad – L67  (not in Auch but CoT, but if you use LFG you will get this randomly)

oh, pick up the FP for Telaar/Nagrand and Allerian Stronghold/Terokkar Forest. and if you get some spirit shards while killing bosses in Auchindon instances when the PVP buff is on the Alliance side, they can be traded for some nice stuff at the stronghold.

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!