Posts Tagged ‘ Girl Rage ’

New Armory Has Some Dodgy Poses

After checking this thread on MMO, I was inspired to check my chars out and see how they looked (you can do this either by going to eu.battle.net/wow/en or us.battle.net/wow/en and searching for your char or logging in to the site and viewing profile.

The new armory does look shiny and nice but it really has put some of my chars in unflattering light (which you can’t change currently)

Going from most dodgy to actually an ok appropriate representation:

I will shoot fire with my one good but rigid arm

Legs spread apart like you’ve been on the world’s most uncomfortable bike ride? check. One arm appearing to be growing from ass? check. Waist twisted at such an angle it would be hard pushed to stay upright? check. Slightly suspect positioning of arm in some form of salute? check. Arm appearing to be rotated at weird angle? check.

Somehow this doesn’t say mage, it says uncomfortable yoga position.

2 handed sword... in one hand

Maybe it’s the casual air with which my nelf dk holds his enormous 2 handed sword in one hand. Maybe it’s the fact that he appears to be playing air guitar with no regard for others safety.

Melee resto dps?

I will heal you, but so help me god, if you don’t move from the fire I will beat you to death with my purple diamond carving knife.

So very angry

I once caught a gnome that was this big. It made me very angry for some reason, so I adopted a battle stance.

Insert big tankards joke here

Quick, I’m about to have bar fight, someone shine a spotlight directly on my face so you can see that I’ve been eating a bag of lemons!

Once you see it, it cannot be unseen

Looks pretty ok until you see the tabard position.Ā  That’s right, I can dps and do pelvic thrusts AT THE SAME TIME.

Lock and paladin don’t show for me yet and neither do my horde chars.

I actually do like the new website and the design of the armory is nice. Let’s hope we can fix the poses soon.

Alty Things; The End Of The World!

I was pleased to see the start of the pre Cata events as it meant I could get excited about the new expansion and the prospect of finally clearing 6 full bank tabs of mats out on my banker. Managed to get the rifts done on Naora on the second day, but don’t have the heart to camp spawn points at 6am again on another 6 characters. Since I only levelled to 83 on the beta, IĀ  saw a small chunk of twilight cultist activity in Hyjal. The new quests made them seem more threatening and more real to Azeroth that just meeting them in the beta with no back story.

Not sure how they steer the horses

I’ve done the elemental invasion once so far on Naora, but I didn’t do any of the bosses as it’s 251 loot, and the only thing I can upgrade is wrist/cloak and neither of them drop.

Waiting for the first invasion in SW

I am slightly worried about the proffession levelling across the characters in Cata with the confirmation that the only place you can learn the new cap is in Twilight Highlands. I’ve made the decision to switch Naora from herbalism to engineering as I really want the benefits it can bring (Jeeves, post box etc) but to get her to max level I will need a ton of ore. The same ore I will need for gems and transmutes! I’ve currently got 2 miners at max level (paladin, dk) with rogue on the way to 80. My priority has to be levelling Naora so I’m thinking my levelling has to go like this:

Naora (herb/alch, when alch at max switch to engineering)

Mining char with epic flying (possibly 310% speed as well) Would prefer rogue for this but seems unlikely so will probably be paladin

Second mining char and also herbalism char

Enchanting/Jewelcrafting and third mining char

Everything else (third engineer, worgen)

Not having had so many max level chars last time means that this feels like a logisitical nightmare. I hate relegating my priest, whom I loved levelling, to the 4th alt to 85. I’m hoping I might find some love for the others whom I find it harder to play (DK, paladin, shaman) as I progress.

Other things worrying me about Cata:

The insane rush-to-85-now madness that effects some of my guild (sorry to say, but it’s normally the younger guys, competitive streak and all that) In WOTLK we had maybe 5-6 people who were 80 in a very short time and quickly outgeared the rest of us, and spent weeks complaining they were bored, refusing to take any new 80s thorugh heroics and generally being asshats. I think the changes to dungeon loot might mean some don’t vastly outgear the rest since we are all likely to be going into raiding in high end quest blues, dungeon gear, what little we can get through justice points and super expensive early 85 craftables.

Volatile Motes aka the most expensive things on the AH for weeks. Seems you need these bad boys for lots of levelling professions. I remember from the beta having a few stacks from just mob killing so I’m hoping to at least get by without farming, because the cat fighing over nodes will be bad enough (can’t imagine how awful this would be on a PvP server)

Questing: Yes, I have done the starting zones on the beta but the population was relatively low then. When WOTLK came out, I spent the first evening playing my DK. Probably time to roll my worgen and get her out of the starting zone. Also I really hated the jousting quest and it’s still in the game, albeit with a companion pet reward.

Healing: There’s the healing is bad team and the healing is not that bad team. General consesus seems to be that druids aren’t in the position they were in WOTLK, ie godly, but I suppose I have to remember how many changes have been made since the last expansion.

Enough doom and gloom (anyone would think I was one of those Doomsayers wandering around) and time for some random things I have been up to.

Rogue is now 52 and has experienced the many delights of the LFD tool. The most random argument I have seen so far is about the ghosts in ST that fear, and the insistence that the fear could be removed by <insert healing class> and tank disagreeing. Stuck now at my most hated level range, 50-58. I even did PvP at 50, despite being the wrong end of the bracket and actually won AB. I have never won AB on any of my other 7 characters. Trying to work my way through Felwood until 58 when I can go to Outlands again. I had hoped to get her to 80 before Cata but it does look unlikely.

Managed to down LK on 10 man and working on hc mode, with some success. Got some nice fraps of me running into a shadow trap and flying all the way across the platform ^^

My first LK Kill

Crusader title done on Naora, and am one seal short of my white hippogryph. Sad that they nerfed the gold from dailies on the very day I first do the crusader ones. /sigh

After a year, actually found a rare elite in Northrend for Northern Exposure. Then found another whilst randomly doing quests in Dragonblight.

Ended up with 4 sets of Horseman’s Reins on my shaman. That’s some weird RNG.

Deathy! Although still no proper animations.

Deathy + Letter

Alty Things; I Used To Love Hallows End, Once

Halloween is possibly my favourite holiday of the whole year. Nothing like dressing up and having a good time, and I’ve always felt that this time of the year is a bit magical, a bit spooky. The nights are darker and the twilight lasts longer. It’s getting cold but not cold enough to make me unhappy.

I also enjoyed the WoW version of Hallow’s end. Last year since I was in hospital I missed almost 3/4 of the event which meant I didn’t do the Headless Horseman at all and only did the treat bags and some low level quests on alts. This year I’ve got 7 80s, all in need of Justice Points and I’m feeling a the onset of event boss syndrome. That is, I end up doing nothing in WoW for 2 weeks apart from running HH 7 times a day and raids. Add to that my friend, Blizzard’s RNG and you get a stressful two weeks, cursing the unfairness of the loot table. I’m not even going to mention the endless mouseover disconnect bug, although I was fairly lucky in that I was one of the least affected.

Therefore, this is how the alts and Naora are fairing so far in Hallows End.

So far only Naora and Aya have the achievement, and I really don’t have time to get it on the rest, so 2/7.

Harder than you would think, but then we are relying on RNG. Think all of them have it so 7/7 plus Iseult.

Managed through a combination of bags, HH kills and the daily. I have an extra 7 Squashlings and no idea how many helms I have because they are unique.

2/7 chars have the mount, but sadly not Naora. To add insult to injury, my shaman has the reins not once, not twice but three times. It’s pretty insane. I actually dread opening her loot filled pumpkin incase there’s a fourth set.

Seeing this makes me sad šŸ˜¦

The vomiting one is easy so they’ve all done that. I remember doing some candy buckets when I was multiboxing the lock/shaman but I just don’t have time to go round them all.

Maybe it’s having so many characters that I want to get achievements on. I even find myself still logging on Aya/Naora when they have the meta just for treat bags. I don’t even know why. I’m just thankful the next few holidays in WoW have no event bosses (they do however contain PvP and going to Horde cities, which I’m not looking forward to)

I think the next week will be more HH until the event is over, levelling Iseut (38 now) and raiding, hoping to get LK down!

Alty Things; In Which I Avoid The Beta

Despite my privileged inclusion in the Beta, I still find myself doing “things” on live WoW. I don’t just mean raiding, although we are still clinging to ICC 25, determined to at least kill Sindragosa once before Cata hits. I think it’s the change in mains; Aya had a ton of stuff I took for granted – titles, mounts, rep and gear. Playing on Naora reminds me of being guildless, she’s not a main so doesn’t go guild raids normally so it’s pugging for everything else. It’s the endless grinds I never did before, like the Alliance reputations. I managed to get them pretty close on Aya as I used to do every stupid world event going which always netted a bit of rep here and there.

So a list of things I’ve been doing on live, which feel somewhat pointless:

  • Fishing
  • Cooking
  • Dailies (fishing and cooking mostly, but running dungeons for my last t10 piece)
  • Farming raven lord (took 14 days of straight farming!)
  • Kara runs for Attumen’s mount (we also did the entire key chain before)
  • PvP (and we know how I feel about that)

PvP: Best when you're hard to kill

  • Stormwind rep grind (I swear it never ends)
  • Outland heroics for the achievement
  • Exploring
  • Playing a belf priest to 20 (Ilikehugs made it onto live!)
  • I also got the Magical Crawdad on my first Mr Pinchy, woo!

Also I did stupid stuff, like this

My birthday present from the other half

So why am I avoiding the Beta and spending my time doing this stuff when I could be trying things out?

The last few weeks bought some more changes which directly affected the things I wanted to do on the Beta. The most important was the mob damage increases. The hp in the first zones (Hyjal and Vashj’ir) had already been tweaked to make them harder to kill but now many mobs were getting a boost to damage. I was unlucky in that I had taken Naora to Deepholm and already progressed through a big chunk of the zone when the changes hit. I also encountered the mobs that were particularly bugged (a type of flayer) who were ripping me new orifices repeatedly. Admittedly I didn’t realise I had no talents at the time but even after sorting this I still died 6 times in 30 minutes. Cat damage is awaiting some changes, we are no longer using feral AP and instead going off weapon damage for some attacks (I think) so we are simply not putting out the numbers we should be. This has been covered by lots of druids way more knowledgable in this field than me.

TL;DR – mobs were hitting me too hard making questing unpleasant.

I was happy to leave Naora in Deepholm and try out my hunter premade in Hyjal. Then the pet problems started. My bear had only 6k hp and I couldn’t fix the issue, so nothing I could do there. This stopped my Hyjal questing video in it’s tracks. Then the quests got wiped and I don’t have the heart to redo all I’ve done to get to the same point.

So goblin warlock? Talent trees broken and can’t summon fel guard, who would probably have a tiny hp šŸ˜¦ Then goblins disabled as they broke something.

I can play my belf priest and worgen druid without problems but I kind of feel discouraged. There’s nowhere to take my priest until they open more zones and I’m not even finished in Vashj’ir yet. My worgen looks hideous on the character selection screen and I only have quests in Darkshore, now known as the most depressing zone in Azeroth (everyone is dead there)

Bug reporting is also broken so I feel I can’t contribute anything to testing at the moment.

What I’m hoping for is a new patch soon that makes some changes so I can try out things again.

I have a lot of junk going on in RL too; we are moving house in about 2 weeks time so plenty of things to sort out before then, and also I have decided to quit my job as they have moved the office too far away to make it worth the long commute 3 days a week.

Alty Things; RNG Hates Me Again

Ah Ahune, you time sucking ice bastard. I have killed him approximately 60 times since the midsummer festival started, thats once per day on 6 chars and a bit extra for the enchanting recipe. I have vendored about 8 cloaks and upgraded a few as well. Managed to get the scythe twice; on lock (useful!) and Aya (completely useless!), and the pet 3 times; on Aya and Lucidique (twice). If I can get the pet on Naora that’s enough for me.

Gnome with a scythe, dangerous?

Naora has seen more pugs recently than ever. Perhaps it’s my confidence in playing her or the improved gear but I’m not as reluctant to wheel her out for totc/VOA/ICC. Things still go horribly wrong, because of course, they are pugs. In the last week I’ve done VOA 10 (no loot), Totc 25 (a cloak and lost roll to worst boomkin ever on anub mace), ICC 10 for rep and with guildies (no loot) and XT for weekly (pointless loot). Managed to not get the totc 25 achievement as I dc’d for the whole of Jaraxxus.

I top the metres...on trash!

I am having a slight issue with some guildies over healing. During my successful friends ICC a few weeks back, there was another resto druid from my guild. A casual player who hasn’t raided due to work and other things for a few months with gear roughly equivalent to Naora’s. He made suggestions to my rotation and various things and I took this in and went away, did some research, respecced etc. Since I have had the crappy pugs this week, I do tend to moan about it in guild, problem is, this druid and some others are quite derogatory towards me and make fun of me, saying I’m a terrible healer, a noob and stuff. I know I’m not the best mage ever and I have made some public mistakes in raids (standing in crap, bites, dying etc) but I’m not sure how this is meant to be taken as it’s coming from people who are healer mains.

It worries me more that soon our gm/rl won’t be around much soon. If I’ve somehow got this rep of being bad, am I going to get into raids in the future? We have lost our only permanent resto druid this week and don’t have a replacement so I’m hoping to fill that spot in Cataclysm.

I think I worry too much.

Alty Things; I’m Still Angry, But It’s Ok

I was originally going to write another ranty post about the fail abilities of members of the WoW community I have recently encountered, but I can’t make every post a whine about that. Plus I really need to let things go and not get angry over those which are said and done.

Had some spare time Monday and Tuesday night and have now decided that since I have 2o 0dd frost badges on Naora, she at least deserves an upgrade from the blue trinket. Monday night, headed to FOS, POS and OK HC with guild group. Tank was coming back to tanking after a break so it was hard to heal, more so because he wasn’t noticing the little things (mobs eating my face, falling into holes and wiping us etc) POS actually easier than FOS, although I did spend the whole run shouting at the screen as the tank blithely pulled pack after pack. I think I just learned to spam heal him after that and hope for the best.

Yesterday I went LFD straight after logging and zoned in COS. An easy run normally. Forgot about the insta port so ran all the way to catch group. Said Hey but no response. Saw they were all from the same server so figured they were probably all mates on vent or something. Run was going ok, no major problems. Group was spamming weird phrases in party but I was talking to my friend in private channel so not too worried. Came to gauntlet and tank pulled maybe half the mobs at once, which was fine but after he got so far ahead they aggroed back onto me. Managed to heal through and headed to corrupter with 8 mins left. Tank pulled corrupter and started kiting backwards, figured maybe he was taking it back to Arthas for some random reason, but he then activated Arthas and headed towards Mal Ganis. Was confused as no one had even mentioned that this was what they were planning. Tank not overly healed and I was low too as corrupter shadow bolting and stuff.

This was not the best of ideas

Mal Ganis one shots me almost straight away with mind blast. They manage to kill both mobs barely. Tank then resses his mate and leaves me lying there. They queue for new dungeon and I decline, at which point tank asks me (IMO rudely) to leave.

Maybe it's just me, but this seems rude?

No thanks, no goodbyes, nothing. All 4 members of that group on my ignore list now. I don’t care if you think you’re the best players ever, you suck at communication and I hope you got a bad healer that wiped you and quit šŸ™‚

Ok, I ranted a bit, but they deserved it.

Once that was out of the way Wintergrasp was up so I hop to my priest. Manage to get in same raid group as GM and several guild members so we run south and merrily capture things and I bubble everyone, even though I’m shadow. We win and I get my shineys and honor.

Weekly was due to reset and it was FL so got a group and a healer trinket dropped. Crap rolls FTL :S

Always next time šŸ™‚

Bit the bullet and spent some of Aya’s frosties on a new belt. It seems comparable with the marrowgar one (although it matches Aya’s outfit better) and I’m not keen on wasting DKP on minor upgrades when I have more important things to upgrade. I’m such a noob though, that I never realised you could socket a belt when it already has a socket. Guess I thought you couldn’t socket that kind of thing. Did wonder why I got called out on my belt during a guild gear check, I was like I already have a socket on my belt šŸ˜›

Finally on to paladin for my first time tanking in Northrend. Got UK, which is easy. Decent group and healer only dies once due to charge on the duo boss. Slightly annoyed by mage using knockback, but let it go as I didn’t want any more things to rage about. Managed to die on Ingvar as I forgot about bubble/LOH etc. Healer apologised but I said it was my fault. Luckily we had earth elemental to tank him the last 8% and save the day!

Raid tonight and my mage class leader is definitely back which is awesome because I hope this will help curb some of this too many cooks syndrome we have going on in guild at the moment. He’s not afraid to tell people to shut up worrying about stupid stuff. For the record, I will be getting my combat pet out all night (potentially XT Willy)