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!

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!


  • 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!!!!!


Dancing around the bonfire together for our 10% xp buff

Re-Roll Days 24 and 25 (Farming and all sorts)

Day 24

We have been busy! We can’t blog about much else at the moment because we have been levelling like crazy!

  • Level and % of level: 78% through 86
  • iLevel: Mrs B: 403 Mr B: 410
  • Time played so far: 2 days 10 hours 36mins
  • Area: Upto and including the Halfhill starter quests in the Valley of Four Winds – DO THESE! They give 141k xp for tilling a couple of plots!
  • Favourite moments: getting a puntable marmot as a quest reward – very fun! Collecting the muddy water in the vial was different – annoying, but different.
  • Least favourite moments: clicking those Glade Glimmer’s at the Gilded Fan. Similar to the frightened animals in Hyjal. Meh.


  • There was also a 90 hunter one-shotting the mobs we needed to get meat from for skinning. I can’t understand this as he could have let us kill them and skinned them after with no effort. People’s ignorance astounds me.
  • Instances: Jade Temple.

Day 25

  • Level and % of level: 16% through 87
  • iLevel: Mrs B: 415 Mr B: 416 (still owning him on single-target damage though!!!)
  • Time played so far: 2days 9 hours 46mins
  • Area: Valley then Kun-Lai starter quests at 87
  • Favourite moments: Meeting Degu was pretty cool – still need to tame him! We also had lots of fun on the cliff harness.

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  • Least favourite moments: none, we both enjoy these quests!
  • Instances: none.

We’ve both really enjoyed the last two zones… and THE YAK WASH is coming up in Kun-Lai which I love so looking forward to that!

Re-Roll Days 22 and 23. Into Pandaria!

A bit of a long update today!

Day 22

  • Level and % of level: 39% through 83
  • iLevel: Mrs B: 318, Mr B: 336
  • Time played so far: 2 days 1hr 9mins to level 83 / 2 days 3 hours 27mins in total
  • Area: Deepholm til 83, then Uldum
  • Favourite moments: We both got told off for trying to ride Lady the Camel into Uldum 😀
  • Least favourite moments: PC overheating and getting dc’d in the middle of Vortex. I told them he was dc and asked them nicely to wait – they kicked him anyway. Twerps. I left when they did, but now I’m 5% ahead of him in xp.
  • Instances: Throne of Tides, Stonecore, Vortex Pinnacle (half of it anyway)

When we hit 83, we went to the AH and bought, for a few hundred gold, a set of 364 gear which boosted us up 100 ilvls and made things much easier.


Day 23 – level 85 and beyond

  • Level and % of level: 70% through 85!!
  • iLevel: Mrs B: 385, Mr B: 376
  • Time played so far:  2 days 7 hrs 43 mins – we had a whoooole day to catch up on a week of no play. We wanted to make the most of the 10% xp buff from Midsummer!
  • Area(s): Uldum and Twilight Highlands til 85 BABY!  Jade Forest (upto the end of Pawdon Village)
  • Favourite moments: Enjoyed knocking over the Pygmy Scout towers, that’s fun.


Had a good group for Vortex this time too (after a couple of false starts), and we had some fun pulling lots in there. I enjoyed grilling the dockworkers and making them cower in fear when doing the Twilight starter quests! We both think Teng Applebloom looks awesome carrying the kegs of cider too 😀

  • Least favourite moments: Twilight Highlands starter quests…yawn. Somehow feels less epic when you can use a flying mount… and I HATE HATE HATE the Twinspire quests in Jade Forest. Bad memories from dying constantly on earlier alts.
  • Instances: Lost City of Tolvir, Crucible of Carnage (where a quest reward was the “Very Manly Staff” /giggle), Stormstout Brewery

We hammered to 85 by skipping up zones ASAP and buying gear wherever possible.


  • Time played to 85: 2 days 6 hours 40mins
  • ilvl:  Mrs B: 351, Mr B: 346
  • He is OWNING me on damage – regularly pulling 30k dps in instances by his mastery critting all the time


We then went to Pandaland! and bought the new gear set from Dawn’s Blossom. This, along with my Spear of Xuen which I upgraded with justice from Archaeology and a couple of crafter blues, took my ilvl up to 380 and his to 370. This changed everything. I am now pulling 50k dps in dungeons, more with AoE, and for the first time… I’M BEATING HIM!!!!! 😀


Us together, Mr B rocking his pink and blue set!

Re-Roll Days 19, 20 and 21 (Pandas and the Cataclysm)

Dinging 80, or stats look like this:

  • iLevel: 232
  • Time Played: 1hr 20mins

Day 19

  • % and level: 34% through level 81
  • ilevel: Mr B – 258. Mrs B: 239 I can’t believe I’m so much lower?!
  • Time played so far: 1 day 22hours 30mins
  • Area: Hyjal – up to the Shrine of Aviana
  • Favourite moments: Faerie Dragons! Meep!
  • Least favourite moments: wearing the stupid hat in BRC for the quest. So ugly! Barron Geddon quest – where you have to run in and out using the item is annoying.
  • Instances: Blackrock Caverns. RAZ SMASH!

Day 20

  • % and level: 65% through 81
  • ilevel: Mr B 261. Mrs B 260.
  • Time played so far: 1 day 23hours 15mins
  • Area: Hyjal – up to the Shrine of Aessina
  • Favourite moments: Saving the bear cubs! There was also a quest reward called “Treegrip Pants”. This made me lol.

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  • Least favourite moments: Saving the ‘wee animals’ in the charred areas. So hard to click!!!


  • Instances: None – only played for a short time.

Day 21

  • % and level: 3% through 82
  • ilevel: Mr B 261. Mrs B 260.
  • Time played so far: 1 day 23hours 15mins
  • Area: Hyjal… of course. We set ourselves in Deepholm before we logged.
  • Favourite moments: I love the quest: Hyjal Recycling Programme where you have to pick up the arrows. I love the name of the quest and I also love that – for once – the arrows are really clear and easy to see.
  • Least favourite: none, just plodding on.