Third try!

Searing Scorchling

She's actually as hot to the touch as you would expect…

Behold, the Searing Scorchling! You may get one too by trading in 30 Marks of the World Tree to buy a Zen’Vorka’s Cache. It might be inside! Normally, the cache contains a green weapon, perfect for disenchanting. But there’s a very small chance that the scorching will be inside waiting for you.

I got mine on the third cache! Woooo!

That is all. 🙂

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Oh, hello!

Cinderweb QueenWas in the Molten Front and ran into someone new!

Normally, I fight a giant fire elementally type fellow, who sprays fire like a sprinkler and who is deadly if one isn’t paying attention.

Not last night! In his stead was this Cinderweb Queen. Like all spiders, she was easier to kill than the pile of rock and hate I had previously faced.

She’s predominately purple, which I like, which made killing her more sad*.

*Actually not sad.

Yogg-Saron killed!

It was my first time and I was delighted to be taken along for the ride to Yogg-Saron’s pit of doom. I just assumed I’d never see it, but, no!

Along the way were some pretty sights!

Algalon the Observer

It appears Algalon is into sports—basketball, specifically.

Ulduar train

I especially enjoyed taking this train. It was quite exciting and new—I didn’t know it was there or to expect it or anything of the sort. Yay! Very fun!

Yogg-Saron close

Finally, of course, the thing itself, Yogg-Saron. The fight on the “outside of the brain” was not difficult at all and mildly fun. I enjoyed killing tentacles and trying not to go insane.

I was two achievements short of getting the mount, but it is said there will be more runs in the future. I hope so! I just need two at the beginning…

 

 

Gross!

Live Bait questThere’s a daily cooking quest in Ironforge that I do not recommend: Live Bait.

In it, you put bait on yourself to attract crawdads. They swarm you instantly and cling to your body, then you must walk some distance away with them covering your body and making disgusting chewing noises the entire way. As illustrated…

I could’ve gone my whole life without seeing that.

Cho’gallian buffery

Lookit the buffs!

Cho'gall buffs

All these buffs did not help us during last night’s fight. We got him down to 117,000 hit points. Argh. That was super-ultra frustrating, I tell you what. Especially when the fight after that we only got him down to around a million. Not quite sure what happened with that last attempt. My guess is that enough people were too tired and frustrated to fire on all cylinders. Our strategy was fine, we just lacked execution.

Next time!

Mr. Robot looks at Abethany

Ask Mr. Robot is a wonderful new thing for gear recommendation. What makes it wonderful is its simplicity and elegant design—at least of the iOS app, which is what I used to generate a profile for Abethany.

What does it recommend? And, more importantly, which dungeons should Abethany do most? Let’s find out!

Here’s how it weighs the stats…

Mr. Robot's stat weight recommendations for Abethany

This is for Arcane spec and seems like a good way of looking at things.

Let’s begin…

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's head

There are two problems with Abethany’s helmet. First, it’s the ugliest helmet in the game. Second, it’s kinda poor. It’s ninth on the list, after all.

Getting a new helm shouldn’t be horrifically difficult, two of them come from Bastion of Twilight, which Abethany finds herself in very occasionally, and one of them is from Zul’Aman, which is actually more frequent for her. This means the #2 headpiece is within reach.

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's main

Yikes, 13th? Ugh. Worse, all the good ones are in the Firelands, which Abethany has only been to once. Chances of picking up a shiny new main are slim.

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's offhand

4th, eh? That’s not too bad. And look, one of them is in the Bastion of Twilight. Hope remains!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's ranged

Wooo! Already #1! Wooo! USA! USA!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's neck

Looks like I need to get me some of them new-fangled valor points!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's shoulder

I’d forgotten my shoulders were still blue. Blackwing Descent, Zul’Aman, and Bastion of Twilight are still visited. New shoulders should be coming before too long!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's back

Abethany is walking around in the same cloak everyone who got Cataclysm is, just about. Unfortunately, Firelands participation is catastrophically low, making getting the other cloaks unrealistic. For now!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's wrist

Again with the valor points! I’m assuming they grow on trees since so many are needed…

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's hands

Abethany is a tailor, so she’ll just nip on down to the fabric store to get what she needs to make better gloves. Easy!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's waist

It’s good that Abethany’s belt is third best, since the Firelands is too hot right now.

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's legs

OMG, more valor points? I’ll have to buy in bulk!

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's feet

Her feet are as good as they’re going to get, for the foreseeable future.

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's ring 1

Eww, 12? Um. I need to stop up the ring game. I thought I’d completed Calling the Ancients though. Mayhaps I’ve overlooked something along the way…

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's ring 2

Other slot’s as bad as the first. 😦

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's trinket 1

I’m surprised Teralion’s Mirror is so good—though I’ve no reason to think it’s poor. With Firelands being so popular nowadays, it seems there’d be more trinkets there.

Mr. Robot's recommendations for Abethany's trinket 2

Abethany should acquire #3, the Volcano card, later today in fact. But until then, Mr. Robot frowns at me for having a #6 trinket.

Conclusion

Bastion of Twilight has the most number of items, followed by Valor Points purchases, then Zul’Aman, and then Blackwing Descent. Fortunately, valor points will come along with everything else, eh?

Which is good, because apparently I’ll need a million of them…

Creepy tip of the week

Ready for a mild case of the creeps?

Turn your music/ambient noises/&c. on.

First, go here, near (but not in) Goldshire.

Creepy urchins in Goldshire

Then, enter this house…

Creepy house near Goldshire

Then, go upstairs to the room with the urchins…

Creepy urchins near Goldshire

Finally, stand in the middle of them…

Creepy urchins in Goldshire

…and listen!

You’re welcome! 🙂

“Looks like we got ourselves a reader…”

 

My horde character’s pet likes a good book!

A reader

Oh, here we go!

Very much looking forward to the following:

New Real ID Party Feature Now Available for Testing

New Real ID Party Feature Now Available for Testing

We’re pleased to announce the new Real ID Party feature is now available for testing! This new feature will allow World of Warcraft players to invite their real-life Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player regular or Heroic dungeon.

Real ID Party Feature – Test Phase FAQ

Q: What is the Real ID Party feature?

A: Players can now invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a 5-player normal or Heroic dungeon group, regardless of what realm their friends are on. This system is designed to make it easier for real-life friends to play together.

Q: How do I invite Real ID friends to a Real ID party?

A: Inviting a Real ID friend to a Real ID Party is simple. Just open up your Friends list to see which Real ID friends are online. Click on the “Plus” button to send an invitation to a Real ID friend to join your group. You can continue to add Real ID friends to your party until the group is complete. If you cannot complete the group with Real ID friends, you are free to join the Dungeon Finder to fill in the missing roles.

Q: Does a player need to have Real ID enabled to accept a Real ID group invite?

A: Yes, a player must have Real ID enabled, and both players must be Real ID friends to accept or initiate Real ID party invitations.

Q:  Can a party leader invite a mix of Real ID friends, character-level friends, guildmates, or random players to the same party?

A: A party leader can invite any combination of Real ID friends from any realm, guildmates from the same realm, or other characters from the same realm to the same party. If the party leader isn’t able to fill up the entire party, the Dungeon Finder can fill in the missing roles.

Q: Can I invite someone who is not a Real ID friend?

A: You can only invite members to a party if they are on your Real ID friends list or if they are on the same realm as you are.

Q: Can I invite a friend of a Real ID friend?

A: No, you can only invite your own Real ID friends the party.

Q: How long will the testing period last?

A: We haven’t yet determined how long the testing period will last. We’ll keep you updated on the status and inform you when the test period is going to end in the future.

Q: Will aspects of the Real ID Party system be premium-based?

A: We’ll have information on this toward the end of the testing period.

Oh, I’ll pay because my spousal unit and I play on different servers. I can’t wait to give it a try!

Elusive Jadefang is elusive

Pic taken shortly before I sat down from the tireds.

Waiting for Jadefang

I hope those spiders don't come closer. Spiders are creepy.

I’ll get Jadefang eventually!

By the by, there’s a strategy for getting to Jadefang’s spawn point that’s safer and easier that turning off and on your internet connection repeatedly (a strategy suggested in forums).

It’s merely this: Get the daily quest from Picket that has you plant bombs to get crystals. You know the one.

Then, you know where Pebble is? Go to that tunnel then use your mount to jump onto the green menhir, as shown below…

Jadefang jump to green

Jump to here!

Then, face your back to Jadefang’s cave…

Jadefang's cave

Ready…steady…

Plant your Picket bomb and you’ll sail into the cave easy peasy!

PLUS! You can keep the bombs forever! And ever! Even after the quest ends for the day, even after a server reset. So you can try to visit Jadefang any time of the night or day without goofy backfiring tricks.

Now, if only Jadefang would join me…

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