Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I've never...(updated)

I thought it was about time that I updated my I've never... post that I made back in May. Honestly I'd forgotten about it, but my kid was reading old posts the other day and reminded me that some of them are no longer true.

So here are the updates(in bold)

  • Stepped foot into Molten Core or Zul'Gurub and I don't even know where Blackwing Lair is
The guild I joined did some old raids a month or so ago. I got the achievements for killing Ragnaros and Hakkar. I still have no clue where Blackwing Lair is(aside from somewhere in Blackrock Mtn)

  • Done Scholo or Strat with an appropriate level group

  • Been in a raid instance, ever, anywhere(that one in WG I did once, but I wouldn't count that-and I'll never go back)
As mentioned above, I've gone back and done a few old ones. And lately have attempted to farm the raptor minipet in Zul'Gurub

  • Raided an opposing factions city

  • Completed any Northrend instance
Nope, still haven't. Six level 80s, absolutely NO Northrend instances done.

  • Gotten the title "Jenkins" on any character-I don't even know where the place is that you can get it
Nope. Still thinks its silly.
  • Been equipped in all epic gear
Well, my druid is 2 spots from being fully epicced-thanks to some Wintergrasp and crafted epics.

  • Won the fishing contest-though I have certainly tried
Nope. But there is a new one coming in the new patch-so who knows!

  • Killed an opposing factions NPC, anywhere(BGs do not count)
Nope. Still never, it just seems wrong to me.
  • Gotten a single Honorable Kill with my hunter, Wyl. Level 80 with 0 HKs
Still not a single one.

  • Advertised anything in /trade chat
  • Made any friends in game-oh sure I add people to my friends list every now and then, but they never speak to me again usually after that day so I just delete them later
I'd have to say still 'nope'. I talk to people in the new guild every now and then, but I don't spend a lot of time doing anything with them.
  • Killed Onyxia
Well, like I mentioned above, this new guild did a few old raids, so I did get to kill Onyxia before she was revamped to level 80. Sort of anticlimatic I think.

  • Fished up Mr Pinchy-thousands of lobsters later. Grrrrr
Well, I didn't do it-my kid snuck in and did it for me!

  • Joined the Looking For Group thing, I don't even know how it works
Nope. Shame too, there is a new achievement coming to reward you for doing this and you get a "Perky Pug" pet(get it, pug??). No pet for me.
  • Been in any heroic dungeon, Outland or Northrend, not even stepped foot in one
Nope. Still never have. I don't even know how to make a dungeon 'heroic'.
  • Leveled past 33 on a PvP server-I just don't get the fun there
Nope, my druid there is still 33.
  • Been in a guild with more than about 10 people in it(my old PvP character is in a huge guild, but since I haven't logged in with him since about last November[and don't plan ever to again] I wouldn't really count him)
Well, like I mentioned below in other posts, I did join a large guild. Thing is, I only play that character in the morning-and most of them play in the evening. So I rarely see anyone. And that's okay with me, really.

So you see,I think most things haven't changed. And the ones that did are sort of underwhelming for me(except Mr Pinchy-that's awesome!).

Just going to go crawl back in my cave now.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

What now?

I had leveled a Paladin on a new server, with the thoughts that I would try to get into a guild and actually do stuff that most normal players do.

I got to level 80. I had joined a guild. But I still can't bring myself to do the normal stuff.

I haven't logged in with her in 4 days.

So what am I doing now? Leveling of course! It's what I do best.

My hunter/bank alt was level 53 last week. She dinged 60 yesterday. And I had to shelve my pretty kitty Stranglethorn tiger in favor of an Ironfur bear from Feralas. I've never used a bear before with all my hunters. I LOVE him! The AoE from tenacity pets is such a bonus for leveling, I just can't imagine going back to FuzzyBoots.

I am also leveling a warrior. Undead female, she is level 19 now. For half of level 18 and now half of 19, I leveled up in Warsong Gulch. It wasn't too bad I suppose. No twinks anymore, which is nice. I could actually beat many players on my own, which I could never do before. We won a few, we lost a few. When people started complaining, I left. Oh and "Amazing Race" came on-had to go watch that.

Those are my next I suppose. And maybe my level 71 Moonkin Nelf. I believe I am destined to be a 'leveler', I will never be an 'end-gamer'. And that's okay with me.

I'm still anxiously awaiting leveling a Tauren Paladin, Human Hunter, Dwarf Shaman, Troll Druid, Goblin Priest and Worgen Rogue! And I already have names reserved for them all.

Ding 80 #6...and I've chickened out..oh and Brewfest

Yes, I got my little Pally to 80, well, a couple of weeks ago. Still haven't gone into a heroic or raid, not on her or any of my characters. Oh my little Pally's been invited, but I always have an excuse. I'm just chicken I guess. Still afraid of getting yelled at for screwing up or something. Still afraid that I can't hack it.

Besides, the new fall season of tv shows has started back up and I'm not going to miss House, CSI or the Amazing Race just for some silly game!

At least Brewfest is over. Yes, it is one of my favorite holidays, but after a week or so it just gets annoying. Maybe it's the 'oompa' music. And I'm German so that's saying a lot.

I did manage to get 5 of my 6 80s the "Brewmaster" title this year. Even sweeter when some of them are in a guild called "daBeers". Perfect! The runs I made on Direbrew left me realizing why I don't run dungeons, ever. This is how they went...

Hunter, Blood Elf: joined a group on one of the first days. Five different trinkets dropped, tank Paladin won 2, I got none. At least it went fairly smoothly and quick and I was done with it.

Mage, Human: joined a group on 4th day. Five trinkets, but not the spellpower one. Again, I get nothing.

Paladin, Dwarf: I manage to get into a guild group, who apparently wiped on their first and second tries. I get there and find a level 68, SIXTYEIGHT!!! hunter in the group. We manage to kill the boss 3 times. I get NOTHING, hunter ends up with 3 items, including the remote. Grr.

Druid, Tauren: this group included my daughter's 80 mage and husband's 80 Death Knight. I love them dearly, but they aren't the greatest players. And we also get a 76(ugh) Death Knight and 80 (excellent) Priest. The first 4 attempts go, well, okay. They are tough but we manage. On the first attempt, the DPS trinket and Shanker drops. I 'greed' both, and somehow manage to win both. There is nobody who can USE the dagger, so what the heck. The Priest kaveches a bit about me getting both. I offer to trade to whoever wants it, nobody wants it. I WILL use the DPS trinket. On the 4th try the tank trinket drops and I win that too. We had been told the 76 didn't have his summon, but apparently he did. But he starts the 5th attempt before anyone is ready and we wipe. Oh well. The BoE Tankard had dropped too-I passed on it, I think the 76 DK won it-I don't really care. I was so glad that was over. I was ill all night after that.

Rogue, Blood Elf: Finally on the Monday after the first weekend, I manage to find a group for my rogue. The attempts all went so fast, it was insane-the guys I found myself with were just awesome. I came away with the DPS trinket and a HUGE monkey off of my back.

I ran the Brewfest boss once only with each character-enough to get the achievement and title. I had no reason to run it anymore. I never saw a mount drop. And I really don't care. I'm just glad it is over.

And now it's almost time for Hallow's End, and the whole boss thing will start over. At least I don't have to worry about getting titles for that season-I won't do the PvP related achievements so I will never get that title. Oh well. I still love Trick-or-treating!