Updates and Ramblings

After spending so much time working on my raid buff posts earlier in the week I feel incapable of writing anything terribly informative today. I would like to say thank you to everyone who linked to the posts on their blogs, guild websites or twitter. My visits over the last few days have tripled. I feel so loved!

Let’s see…what else is going on?

Hallow’s End

It’s that time again. I think this is my favourite holiday in WoW. All over the blogosphere I’ve been seeing people post about getting the Headless Horseman’s mount. A lot of the time on their first try. I haven’t had any luck yet but I remain hopeful (though I really have no reason to be hopeful, I don’t even have a single Brewfest mount). I’m dutifully logging in every hour on my druid (when I’m at home) to Trick or Treat in hopes of finishing a Mask for all Occasions. Achievements based solely on RNG are slightly infuriating.

Achievements

I really wanted to get to 9k achievement points on my druid before Cata but my motivation is fading. I’m sitting at 8825 now (after 35 points being taken away in the patch. Grrr). I got my achievement for doing 1000 daily quests yesterday. I got Gurubashi Arena Grandmaster last week, which felt great to finally finish. I continue to work half-heartedly on Brood of Nozdormu rep (started the scepter quest line), Hydraxian Waterlords rep, Thorium Brotherhood rep (not an achievement itself, but will put me one closer to 40 exalted). I also still 4 have heroic achievements to do but have had absolutely no luck finding a group to do them with.

Hunter

When I first tried out my hunter after the patch, I really hated it. I mostly kept that hatred to myself because I didn’t want to whine too much, but focus made me angry and I decided that I would not play my hunter anymore. I gave it another try yesterday after the much needed damage buffs went through. It’s actually not so bad. I got the hang of the MM rotation and was able to put out 9k on a dummy, compared to the 5k I was doing earlier. I still plan on changing Horde mains in Cataclysm, but I feel better about the hunter changes now.

New Horde Main?

So if I’m not playing my hunter in Cataclysm, who will be my Horde main? I haven’t really decided yet. My highest level characters are my Shaman and my Paladin. Neither of these are exciting me right now. What I really want to be is a protection warrior, but we’ve got a lot of those. I think I will still level one up once Cataclysm is released though. In order to trial a potential new main and cure the pre-Cata blahs I rolled an undead priest this week. Her name is Pasiphae and she is level 9. I’m so excited to ding 10 and get my first talent point. Mind Flay! Psynister has written an excellent guide on levelling a shadow priest in 4.0.1, which I am making use of.

Stealing is Bad

Everyone should go read Keeva’s latest post. The short version is that she found a new druid blog this week and found that almost all the content had been stolen from other blogs and presented as the author’s own work. This is a big no-no. There are two lessons to take from this. First, if you are thinking about copying someone’s work without proper attribution, don’t. Second, if you are a blogger and are concerned about this, read up on Creative Commons Licencing. I knew nothing about it, but have now put one up on my own blog.

Creative Commons Licence

Speaking of bad things, I did something last night that I am not proud of (it wasn’t steal other people’s work). My fiance mocked me relentlessly when he found out and I now feel like a giant hypocrite. I’m not even ready to say what it is yet, though I think someone just outed me.

/cast Distracting Shot

Look! Cats!

Four kitties snuggling

9 responses to “Updates and Ramblings

  1. Scepter quest line goes away in 4.03, they did add a feat of strength for completing it.

    • I heard that. I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it in time but at least I'll get the Brood rep from the quests.

  2. I love Hallow's End as well. Since switching back to my Warlock I'm now in the process of finishing up the last few achievements to get the Hallowed title (I could have last year but I was too lazy after doing it on the warrior). I'd love to get the horseman's mount but I doubt I'll be so lucky.

    I do it every day on every 80, and with my luck I'll get it on an alt and not my main. I really wish sometimes that rare mounts like that could be transferred between characters. Not allow you to have it on every char, but pick which one should get it, you know? It's just always a bit sour to get one of the rare mounts on an alt you hardly ever play when your main is the one who wants them all :P

    Maybe I should give hunter a go again as well. I really didn't like the new playstyle either and she's only been allowed out to visit the Horseman since the patch *lol* I might spec her MM again and give it a go.

    And about the stealing.. that's just… wow…

    • I haven’t been doing HHM on alts. Like you I really want it on my main. If I were to get it on an alt I never played I would be so mad.

      I did my first raid on my hunter last night. It was okay, but not great. The changes aren’t as terrible as I first thought but I’m still not a big fan of the focus mechanic. One nice thing I found was that hunter mastery is completely OP. I reforged a few pieces of gear into mastery and the wild quiver shots were my second biggest source of damage.

  3. Please help me! I ahve a MM Hunter with a 5800 GS and for some wierd reason I can't even get CLOSE to 9K on a dummy…what am I doing wrong???

  4. Don't feel too bad about the HHM Mount yet. I've actually managed to get it on my Mage and Pally (On the same day) so far. Want to get it on my Shaman and Warlock too, but no luck yet. I'm just shocked I've even got a single one, lol.

    Still not sure what's going to be my main in Cata…God did you see how I did on BQ the other night?! I barely beat Shtanky, what a joke. :| I know I could make up some DPS if I actually felt like spending a ton of guild completely redoing my gems and reforging but I have so very little motivation to do that. >.>

    • You have 2 ponies and I have none…how is that supposed to make me feel better?

      I wasn’t planning on regemming or reforging my hunter’s gear, but I gave in and did a bit after a subpar performance on Sindragosa. I still wasn’t particularly impressed with my damage though. I seemed to take a big hit on Blood Queen even with an early bite. I’m back to not wanting to raid on my hunter again.

      • You're supposed to feel better because it's me we're talking about here! Other years I farmed the crap out of it only saw it maybe once. Lost the roll of course. Also, the only reason I have a Brewfest Ram was because I got it on Razzle the first year when it was purchasable with the tickets. :p My luck with mounts is terrible.