A (not so) Simple Re-Quest

I got the Legendary cloak on my main, the Mage, a loooong time ago, a couple of months after MoP hit. “Great,” I thought, “No more LFR ever. Thanks very much!”.

Aviary Photo_130384228490702005So… WHAT THE HELL POSSESSED ME to do it a second time?!

The stupid LFR groups, the hour queue for each damn group, the redundant Nalak quest which takes ages to find a group for, the rep grind… blergh.

Anyway, last weekend, this happened:

Aviary Photo_130384225464479201Looking at her, it was worth every pain-staking minute!

On another note, I’m not sure I like this mog (which is the only one that remotely matches the cloak proc), so any suggestions are welcome!

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Monkeying Around

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I thought I’d stare down this guy, in Valley of the Four Winds, by the Golden Pagoda.

I would SO win in an arm wrestle.

Alt Appreciation – Monk Week!

You’re not going to hear a lot from me this week, unfortunately.

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That’s my Monk. He’s 90. Has been for weeks and weeks. Find it extraordinarily boring. Why don’t you use weapons to fight? What kind of witchcraft is THAT?? Look at it… it’s not even badass. Meh.

Ok well I absolutely, irrevocably, unfalteringly, ADORE my monk. LOOK HOW AWESOME SHE IS. This is Burquette, my Windwalker Monk.

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In the past year or so of playing, I have made sure to try as many different classes as possible, with different roles and different races. I’ve quite enjoyed some of them (especially healers for some reason), however… this toon is in a category all by herself. If I have a crappy day at work, or a bad DPS day on my main, or need a bit of revitalisation, I always come back to her.

Perhaps it’s the first melée character I rolled, but I find the playstyle really fun too. Jabbing here and spinning there. Talking about spinning…

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Anyway, I really enjoyed the Panda starting zone and I love the Pandaren models too. I find the Chi thing easier than the Rogue combo points to master too, and although I’m not much good at DPS, I love every minute. I really wanted to make her my main, but I play my Mage much better – probably because I know the class better – so I’m just keeping her as my main alt at the moment. I find I have pretty good survivability as well, which is definitely needed as melée playing takes a certain amount of skill and situational awareness… neither are skills that I have in abundance.

Lots of pink writing today, I have the mog shown above to share with you all later in the week, so Ciao for now!

UPDATE: you can see the full transmog post here

Re-roll, Day 29: DING 90!

Total time played: 2 days 18 hours 21mins

WoWScrnShot_063013_165107After buying our set of PvP gear, ready for HCs: ilvl 442 (Mr B), 441 (Mrs B)

We have loved every minute of this experience levelling together. It has been enlightening, for the first time questing and enjoying the Warcraft experience right from the start together – seeing zones and quests which we perhaps would not normally do. It has involved a lot of patience and compromise, but ultimately, a lot of fun!

Re-roll, Days 26, 27, 28 (the slog to 90)

Day 26

  • Level and % of level: 45% through 87
  • iLevel: We didn’t note it down.
  • Time played so far: Nor this, sorry!
  • Area: Kun-Lai
  • Favourite moments: I felt really good that we 2 manned a rare in Kun-Lai – Havak. We both have self heals and as long as you move out the crap it’s do-able.
  • Least Favourite moments: none really, enjoying it!
  • Instances: none, but we did do Sha!!

Day 27

  • Level and % of level: 8% through 88
  • iLevel: Mrs B: 413, Mr B: 427
  • Time played so far: 2days 14hours 40mins
  • Area: Kun-Lai Summit
  • Favourite moments: barrel rolling the mobs and setting them on fire was good. Smashing things with the big yeti too – you do the quest then you get it as a daily so 150k xp for the actual quest then 178k xp for a really easy daily quest!

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  • Least favourite moments: we were doing a pug dungeon and we weren’t paying attention to chat (does anyone??). We were at the bit in Shado Pan Monestary where you need to defeat the initiates and we didn’t realise someone was yelling STACK multiple times. By the time we did realise, he had called us “fag pandas”… totally unacceptable for several reasons I promised Mr B not to get on my soap box about. Once again, the general foul manners of some members really put a downer on our play time. We left immediately and made a cuppa.
  • Instances: Shado Pan Monestary (we queued again with a friend).

Day 28

  • Level and % of level: 82% through 89!!!
  • iLvl: Mr B: 442,  Mrs B: 439
  • Time played so far: 2 days 17 hours 38mins
  • Area(s): Townlong Steppes til 89 then Dread Wastes (upto Soggy Gamble quests)
  • Favourite moments: finding the treasures that gave us 500-715k xp each (Amber Encased Moth for example)
  • Least favourite moments: finding the Violet Citron and Volatile Orbs for the quest. Small area and lots levelling so lots ninja’ing as you’re killing nearby mobs. I finally have a matching set of gear but the belt makes it look stupid. Hmph. Some horrid tank who tanked Frost Lord ninja’d my 480 cloak. Was NOT happy!
  • Instances: Frost Lord (Midsummer event boss), Mogu’shan Palace and Gate of the Setting Sun

We also upgraded the pieces of gear we had left from the gear vendor at Longying Outpost who sells 408 gear. It’s quite expensive at 33g per piece, but worth it as these mobs hit quite hard!

20% to go!!!!!

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Dancing around the bonfire together for our 10% xp buff