Sunday, December 5, 2010

At Long Last....

Got our Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher tonight. Only took about 6 wipes but eventually we nailed it.

The last 5 seconds were painful, knowing that DOTs would push it over and that someone could still screw it up. But we didn't and the achievement flashed up. It felt good.

Been Hungry....

I've had the day off work and wasn't feeling especially productive, so I figured I'd do some cooking:

Hopefully we can pull off All You Can Eat tonight....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Almost there....

EDIT: After 3 hours of wiping, still didn't get it. Two days left. Two days left.

Monday, November 29, 2010

1 Week + 1 Day

The upcoming release of Cata is getting me more and more antsy.

This past week in raid, we finally downed heroic Putricide and Sindragosa. We only took three attempts on Putricide before nailing it pretty flawlessly. I think it helped we had two friends from other guilds that were exceptionally geared and experienced helping out and the lack of one of our usual members who doesn't watch where he's standing quite often which threw our debuff all over.

Sindra took far longer. We spent nearly three hours wiping on her quite often due to trying out small variations on tactics and some people getting confused on what we'd changed due to negligence. But we finally got it, jumped onto Lich King, did our [Been Waiting a Long Time for This] and are now only left with just [Full House] and [All You Can Eat] to do this weekend before Cata is released, earning us our pretty Frostbrood Vanquisher.

Aside from that, I've been working on a few other minor projects to pass the time. I've been working on grinding out the Gilneas rep through some heroics with my pocket healer and real life friend Midoria. In the meantime, she's been using the Justice Points to work on a Boomkin set so she's not entirely stuck healing come Cata.

Also on the rep table, I finally finished off my Honor Hold rep earning my 30th exalted rep. I've been pushing my guildmates to run some more old world raids with me and joining pugs for them more regularly, so I'm fairly close on a few of those, and did get my Hero of the Zandalar Tribe before it was made into a Feat as well as winning a ZG Raptor before it was gone. I also found the cute Razzashi Hatchling on the AH very cheap and bought a few before ZG was removed, but it looks like they've just moved it to dropping off some other STV mobs. Oh well.

I've also picked up the new Shattering pets. The singing sunflower is awesome. I also ground out Mr. Grubbs (I recommend farming it at Zul'Mashar if you want to try for it; took me about 30 minutes there). Lastly, I did the quest chain for Withers although I don't get him out too often since he looks so much like the other tree pet.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

An Introduction to myself and Cata

I've been wanting to start a WoW blog for awhile now but never really felt I had much to write about with the end of Wrath, but with the new patch just released with the Shattering, I suppose it's time to start.

So I'll start off by introducing myself.

I'm Tiadara. I'm a raiding shadow priest (with discipline offspec) on Stormreaver, Alliance. I've been playing since a few months after Burning Crusade was released. In BC, I got through Karazhan and Serpentshrine. My guild (Legions of Azeroth) was working on Hyjal/Black Temple but back in the day of 25man only raids, we often had trouble getting full groups together. And being an astrophysics major irl didn't help me make it too often anyway.

Then Wrath came out. We blew down Naxx, Obsidian Sanctum, and Eye of Eternity. When Ulduar came out we struggled and never made it past Mirmiron. In Trial of the Crusader, we downed that including hardmodes on everything aside from the last boss. We've wiped the floor with Vault of Archavion. Lastly, with Icecrown, we've dethroned the Lich King and done all hardmodes except Sindragosa and the King himself.

We went into Ruby Sanctum the week it was released but due to some paste eating, we couldn't down her and haven't been back since most of us had better gear anyway.

Aside from raids, I collect pets and achievements and to a somewhat lesser extent, titles and mounts. I had just over 7k achievement points before the Cata patch and it got knocked down to 6885. Not sure what was removed, but I noticed they broke down old world into small numbers of quests for loremaster, so I'll probably go back through that and get a bunch there. I already have loremaster for oldworld, outlands, and half of northrend, so I'm safe on most of those, but to get the title, I'll have to actually quest my way to 85 come Cata. I generally go healer and instance grind as I hate leveling without a partner.

Regardless, with the patch out, I spent some time exploring the remodeled old world yesterday. I can't stand not having portals from Dalaran to all the major cities. At least they left the one to Tanaris alive as well as the ones to Blasted Lands. So I took that and did some running around. I like that they've added so many flight points and that they're now marked on your map. I picked some of them up and started playing around in the new zone in southern Blasted Lands, picking up some Gilneas rep.

I'm quite excited for the expansion, although I hate leveling and don't look forward to it. Hopefully it'll be as good as I've heard.