Thursday, 28 February 2013

Update 28th Feb : Achievements, Dailies & Leveling

So it's been over 2 weeks since I last wrote here but I've got a fair bit done in that time. I've been focusing on my Squidoo account, trying to increase my presence there & get some real cash flowing! If you've not come across Squidoo before, it's basically a platform for writers to make a lens (a page, if you like) about anything they want to within reason and make a bit of cash at the same time. I'm writing about photography & travel mainly so pop over if you want to take a peek at yet another of my random online activities!

Anyway, so what have I been upto in WoW? well, I did eventually get my DK to level 90 & promptly abandoned her at Halfhill. I keep meaning to log her & do the Tillers dailies to get my farm going but I've only done that a few days in the last 10 so I guess that will take a while yet!

I also remembered that there is a Scorpion mount from Exalted reputation with the Klaxxi so I logged my Paladin again to complete those. I'd just about had enough of the Klaxxi dailies to be honest & having been questing through Dread Wastes on my DK too, I just felt like the whole world was dark, grey & filled with menacing insectoids! But I struggled on (wo)manfully & was rewarded with a gorgeous Scorpion mount which I promptly mounted, took a screenshot & then haven't logged Paladin again since! She's probably still sitting on that half dead tree trunk in Klaxxi Vess!

Since then, I've been trudging through Kun-Lai & Townlong Steppes on my Warrior. She's my Blacksmith & I really want to get her to 90 before patch 5.2 hits, if only for the Living Steel Belt Buckle pattern from the Klaxxi. I hit 89 last night so today I move her to the Dread Wastes & start getting all dark & depressed again!

I really struggled with the Paladin leveling through first, I loved the DK, leveling in Blood spec for the first time ever & now, the Warrior. Why I've taken my 3 plate wearers through first I have no idea! I hated my Warrior most of the way through to about 75 - how she ever got to 85 is still a mystery & getting to 90 is just my stubborn streak showing through. Her DPS is better than the Paladin's was though but it feels slower somehow & I am chewing through Bandages like they are going out of fashion! I still have 3 level 85's to move along - a Priest (shadow/holy), a Rogue (arrgghh!) & a Hunter but I think I might take a break from top level stuff & either move my 50 something warlock along or even, maybe, perhaps start a monk!

I did actually take the DK into the Chemical Brothers holiday dungeon & I was brave enough to tank too! I figured I couldn't do much wrong with everyone just blowing shit up so easily and I think I did ok although I'm not jumping up & down to get my first proper dungeon done just yet!

So that's been the last couple of weeks in WoW. I don't really have a to-do list for now - I'm just focusing on that damned Warrior!


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Monday, 11 February 2013

An Unwitting Random Act of Kindness

This morning, I created a level 1 character in Northshire on a friends server to help her set up a guild. As is my habit, after signing the guild charter, I took a run to Stormwind to check out the Auction House (yes, I know, I am an AH Addict after all!) just to see if there were any pets going cheap that I haven't already got. My friend was willing to sub me some gold if I found one I wanted but as I wasn't sure, I didn't take the gold up front.

As usual, I just followed the road, it's the safest way for a level 1 with zero xp and as I got to Goldshire and was dodging the duellers there, I noticed that someone had put out a Blingtron 4000. Without even really thinking about it, I clicked & got my present, always hoping for a pet or some nice bling but no real luck today. I forgot I was on a level 1 though so once I got to Stormwind, I just vendored the 2 bits of trash that I got from the package and didn't think any more of it.

Off I went to the Auction House, did my usual scans including my snatch list, just to see if it would be worth some time to play a lowbie flipping alt here. Now in my defence, this was fairly early in my day & I was still on my first bucket of coffee, so when I saw a nice little deal, I clicked 'buy', still forgetting that I had no cash - or so I thought!

It was only then that I realised the vendor trash from the Blingtron gift has netted me over 20 gold! So I'd like to say a big Thank You to that random player who popped out the Blingtron in Goldshire this morning! Then the thought struck me! Wouldn't that be a great way to help out some lowbies or newbies in future? Just pop out a Blingtron in a busy starter area & pop a message in general chat to let them know what it's for (that's for the newbies of course). It wouldn't cost you anything & you could help multiple players without any hassle of finding a deserving recipient for your generosity!

Forget trying to find a true newbie to give some bags or gold to, just pop out your Blingtron 4000 & let them all have a present. :)


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Saturday, 9 February 2013

This Week's To-Do List ( 9th Feb)

Well I did finally get my Elders visited & now I only need Children's Week to get my Violet Proto-drake for the 'Long Strange Trip' achievement too but other than that, I've not had much success in doing any of the stuff on my last to-do list from 2 weeks ago! I've been having intermittant disconnection problems with my router & it really put me off trying to quest in WoW.

But after almost 2 days of no internet at all, I think we got the router sorted out & fingers crossed, the disconnection problem seems to be better too! I did manage to get my DK within spitting distance of level 90, she's about 50% of the way through level 89 & honored with the Klaxxi already. So my plan for today & tomorrow is to get her to 90 at least, even if I do nothing else in game!

The internet problems have messed with my other online stuff too so now I have a backlog of to-do things outside of game. I don't know if it's just me but I feel like my girls are nagging at me to get them moving! It's kind of distracting whilst trying to get my photography website redesigned or writing additional content for my newsletter over at AH Addict. Both are taking chunks of time & I just want to get back to my nagging girlies!

It doesn't help that I'm addicted to Twitter & Facebook too. I hate waiting for answers/replies to comments I make so I try not to make others wait for responses from me. What that means in reality though is that no matter what I am doing, I'm always interrupting myself to check Twitter or FB which of course, slows me down further!

I think I need an intervention!

Anyway, given that I keep making work for myself, my in game to-do list this week is very short!

  • Get DK to level 90
  • Get Warrior to level 88
  • Do some dailies with Paladin, probably Shieldwall ones as I've started those but I should start on Shado-Pan or August Celestials too
That's it! I know it's Love Is In The Air week too but I have that achievement. I'll have to check to see if I have the Lovebird mount though and if not, I'll add getting that to my to-do list as well.


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