Category Archives: World of Warcraft

Blathering Idiot party of 1

After being told that healing would get better, and whining like a petulant child, I have to say that it did get better. Although it is no where near as fun for me as it used to be, it no longer makes me want to rage and punt small furry creatures across the room. I have noticed though that now when I heal I tend to get a headache from all the concentrating that I do.

So did they dumb down healing, or did people finally start realizing what was going on? I think honestly that people just started paying attention, and of course the gear isn’t nearly as big an issue as it was when I started running Cata heroics.

Honestly, though gearing up can go fuck itself.  I understand that it makes sense for leather wearers to wear leather and cloth wearers to wear cloth, but when I’m the only caster in a group, and all that drops is cloth gear that is an upgrade from the gear I’m wearing but I don’t want to give up that 5% INT, it kind of makes me want to punt small animals again.

So, instead I’ve set myself small goals. Run a heroic once a day, since doing a heroic takes anywhere from 2-3 hours even with a guild group, gone are the days of me doing a heroic before bed, or before I have to go to work. This honestly makes me sad. Do my dailys, and then I’m free to do whatever I want. Very rarely is it run another heroic though, usually I end up dinking around on an alt.

Yeah, I’m leveling another druid, wanna fight about it? Haha, seriously am. Although she’s a feral druid, something I swore I’d never be. I’m loving killing shit in 2 hits. I’m a fierce bitch.

I need to start preparing for raiding, since as a guild we start raiding on Wednesday. I just hope we have enough range. Seriously where the hell did all this melee damage come from? I also hope that our raiders are ready, because if not I forsee some massive bitching coming. We’ll see.

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In Which I fail.

So I had all these goals for Realm First, and didn’t meet any of them. Honestly, there were some bugs and issues, but my hats off to the Realm First Druid on my server (not gonna lie I don’t even know it was).

Even though it took me twice as long as I thought it would to hit 85, I did it.

I’m honestly really proud of myself for managing to hit 85 as quickly as I did. Now if only it was that easy to gear up for raiding.

Healing in WoW is so fucking horrible it’s not even funny. I hate it, and for me to hate healing is something massive. I’ve loved healing ever since I first picked it up. But now it’s … a bit on the excessive side. I enjoy a challenge, but what I don’t enjoy is constantly feeling like I’m doing something wrong, no matter how much I try to change my play style.

My hots just don’t hit hard enough, and my mana regen isn’t good enough.  I’m going OOM before the boss is even at 40%. And I’m watching my heals, and making sure that I’m only doing triage on the dps, but when I can’t take my eyes off the tank for fear of him going splat while I toss the dps or myself a quick heal, there’s something wrong.

I’m betting that either healing will be buffed soon, or dmg output by mobs will be nerfed. Either would be fine with me. I understand not wanting healing to be super easy, but for fucks sake who wants to heal when it makes the game no longer feel like a game and instead something to be dreaded? If something doesn’t change soon though, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Cry quietly in a corner maybe, and then learn how to be a boomkin or something I guess.

I’ll figure it out eventually.

xoxo,
jess

Pre-Cata VLog

The rush and push to level 85

Honestly, there has been so much going on in game lately that … I haven’t wanted to play at all. But within the last couple of days it started to dawn on me. The Cataclysm is coming. I need to sit down and start preparing for my push to Realm First.

I’ve heard it all, both postive and negative with my goal. But I have to stop and think … that’s just what it is. My goal. If I fail then I fail, but fuck at least I tried.
My character is sitting stocked with 6k gold, almost 50 open bag slots, 40 flasks and buff food to last me forever. I’m so ready to complete this, so ready to make my goal.
I’ll try to take small breaks as I go to post some screen shots, and possibly a vlog or two, but honestly time is of the essence for me.

As my guild always likes to tell me, GOGO!

xoxo
Jess

Shake Ya Tailfeather

After shaking off the Turkey coma I was in last night, I ended up logging into WoW and joining up with a pug for the Starcaller title, which means doing the Observed achievement.

Since the group that I was with, was also looking to do some Hardmodes, I figured why not. This could be my chance to get my Ulduar drake. We went in and honestly, didn’t have much trouble. Doing Iron Dwarf Medium Rare was a bit of a pain in the ass, but we did it after hitting the enrage timer once. The only other problem we’ve had was Mimeron, stupid stupid Mimeron who no longer drops his head. 😦 But over all, the experience was one I would repeat. The group is planning on getting together again tonight to finish up.

On a side note, I’m loving the zone changes. I say pish posh to those people who were scuffing at the changes that WoW was making. Yes, it’s easier to play, but with the easy comes some hard. Because once the Cata raids hit, you’re going to have to CC and pay attention.

Last night, I heard my boy exclaim “SFK is HARD!” and it made me grin. Easy my ass.

I’ve got an update coming soon with some screenshots. So stay tuned. Until then, happy wowing.

xoxo,
jess

If this is good-bye…

The ground was littered with pieces of Scourge. The air still cackled with residual energy of magics used, and there was an ever present scent of blood. The two elves stood in silence.

“I should have let them kill you,” the blonde one grumbled, “It would save me from having to kill you.”

“You could try, Blood Elf, but it would be in vain. While you are a skilled paladin, you are of no match for me.” She shifted forms as if to prove her point.

“Your point has been made, druid. You are nothing but an animal. Both on the battlefield and off.” He waved his hand at the carnage surrounding them. “I’m not going to attempt to kill you this time, but if our paths should ever cross again …” he trailed off, as she once again shifted forms to stand in front of him.

She sighed, and tucked a piece of hair behind her ear. “Then you’ll kill me. I understand.” She stared at him, taking his measure slowly. “However, if this is to be good bye,” She grabbed his tabbard and yanked him closer to her. “Then let us not waste time with words.”

Life is nothing but words.

So someone *cough*Drea*cough* pushed me to do NaNoWriMo.  So during the month of November there will hopefully be a lot of updates coming from me. I’m planning on keeping most of my drafts and stuff here. I’m nervous, because I’m horrible with deadlines, but I’m sure I’ll do fine. Right now I’m waiting for 12:00:01 to hit so I can get started while I’ve got all these ideas fresh in my head. It’ll be done in blog format from the POV of a girl named Mackenzie, Mac, for short. She’s kinda geeky, kinda spunky and desperately searching for love. I figure why not draw from not only my own experiences but those of my friends as well? We will have to see what happens.

Things in WoW have been going pretty awesome. My guild is seriously a great group. They’d pretty much give you the shirt off their backs if you really needed it. We’re now working on some of the hardmodes and achievements in ICC. I know that some of them want to give up, but I’m not going to let them. Mainly because I want my damn mount. Haha.

My Bucket List is much smaller now:

  • Finish Loremaster [Kalimdor, Outlands & Northrend]
  • Buy Chopper & Tundra Mammoth [Need tons more gold]
  • Finish The Insane [Finally out of hated with the Goblins, just need to finish everything else]
  • Finish old world reps [Argent Dawn/Cenarion Circle/ZG]
  • Farm for Barron’s mount & the ZG mounts
  • Clean out Tarr’s bank & the Muffin guild bank
  • Do Operation Gnomergon on Ardain
  • Do the Horde equivalent
  • Kill the Lich King
  • Find a group to finish Ulduar
  • Naxx 10 Man Undying or w/e it is
  • Wintersaber Rep [only 169 more turn ins. I CAN DOOO EEET]
  • They Love Me in that Tunnel [Only Neutral, need to grind moar]
  • The Diplomat [This one I can do as well.]

Looks good to me 🙂 Haha, I’m super proud of myself. I’ve got a ton of stuff done, just need to start busting hump. I can do it! Hoorah!

Until later guys, keep writing and playing 😉

xoxo
jess

No longer Insane

Insane in the Membrane is a feat of strength, not an achievement. Feats are things that you can’t be guaranteed to complete, which is why they’re feats and not achievements. Most of them are actually now impossible to complete, and this feat will join a long list of “you had to be there” moments in WoW time.

The feat isn’t being removed of course, those who have it will retain it, however; some of the requirements are, so it will no longer be able to be completed by anyone who has not already done so.

It’s possible that in some very specific situations where someone has completed the reputations which are being removed, but not others that will still be in the game, that it can still be completed. But it’s something we’re waiting for clarity on, and will let you know as soon as we do.

Posted by Bashiok – Source – MMO-Champs Blue Tracker

When I saw that my heart dropped. I had spent so much time and gold working on the reps needed for that stupid achievement. Although now my To Do list and my rep needed list is even shorter, so it makes me happy. Plus I’ll be able to have some gold for Cata since I can sell most of the mats and won’t need them anymore. And even if they decide to retrack and keep the achievement in come Cata, I’ll be able to just start working on it after I get to 85.

But in other news:

Exalted with the Zandalar Tribe

And:

Finally finished with Explore Kalimdor

 

I’ve only got about 30 more quests til I’m done with Loremaster of Kalimdor and than I’ve got to get working on the rest of my AQ rep and Thorium Brotherhood. I need to sit down and figure out the exact numbers and stuff. Sounds like a project for next weekend. Or you know, later this week. Haha.

xoxo,
jess

Don’t Give a Damn about my Bad Reputation

I do give a damn about my reputation, which is why I’m trying to keep track of what I’ve got left to do for each of them

Shen’dralar (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1000 / 41999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Ravenholdt (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1785 / 38214 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Steamweedle Cartel (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

2745 / 37254 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Darkmoon Faire (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

4625 / 35374 until I’m exalted. 13% done!

Zandalar Tribe (Needed for Hero of the Zandalar Tribe / The Exalted)

10127 / 21999 until I’m exalted. 46% done!

Wintersaber Trainers (Needed for Reigns of the Wintersaber / The Exalted)

2250 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Timbermaw Hold (Needed for The Diplomat / They Love Me In That Tunnel / The Exalted)

851 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Thorium Brotherhood (Needed for The Exalted)

2000 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Hydraxian Waterlords (Needed for Hydraxian Waterlords)

2821 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Brood of Nozdormu (Needed for Brood of Nozdormu)

1953 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

So much to do, so little time.

With December 7th looming ever closer, I feel myself starting to panic a bit.  Will I ever finish all the goals I set for myself? And why oh dear lord why do I keep adding things onto my list?

I find that the more I think about how Azeroth is going to be destroyed, the more I think of things I just HAVE to do before then. My most recent addition to my ever growing To Do list, is to finish up my Molten Core rep.

Not to mention there are achievements and such that I want to get done that were introduced in Wrath that I want to get done. But with only 24 hours in a day and 8 of those hours spent at work, I’m quickly running out of time.

Will I be disappointed if I don’t finish everything I’ve set out to do? Most defiantly. I’m a balls to the walls type of person. But will I accept it and move on? Duh, of course. However, knowing me, I’ll be in Azeroth trying to finish up every last little thing on my list until the realms come down for the dreaded 4.0.3 patch.

Looking back at my To Do Lists, they seem to be some what attainable, but still much … longer than it was before. However, I’m going to break it down into smaller chunks for myself and see where that gets me.  Stay tuned for an updated and more in depth To Do list.

xoxo
jess