Monday, 29 March 2010

Best Group Ever

Brunhilde my 'now' level 21 pally tank in Gevlon's Inglourious Gankers went to Shadowfang Keep last night and was confronted with a wannabe tank warrior who kept taunting off me, a prot spec pally in tank gear healer, a melee lock and a rogue - don't know about the rogue, was too busy being in awe of the other fuktards.

Takes all sorts I suppose.

Needless so say I left shortly after the healer was kicked.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Titanium Prospect 5

5 Stacks + 10 for 270g/stack (1484g)

1 Cardinal Ruby (188g)
1 Ametrine (137g50s)
1 Eye of Zul (Sundered 247)
Epic Gem Total = 572.5g

17 Titanium Powder (442g)

1 Twilight Opal (14g75s)
1 Forest Emerald (E-5g)
1 Monarch Topaz (47g5s)
1 Scarlet Ruby (46g50s)
2 Autumn's Glow (36g10s + 28g25s)
Blue Gem Total = 178g

6 Shadow Crystal (1g50s = 9g)
4 Dark Jade (5g = 20g)
7 Sun Crystal (1g50s = 10g50s)
4 Chalcedony (6g = 24g)
5 Huge Ciitrine (3g = 15g)
8 Bloodstone (2g = 16g)
Green Gem Total = 94g50s

572.5g + 442g + 178g + 94g50s = 1190g = 173g loss = OUCH! - AGAIN! (Estimated forest emerald again)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Is this Blog Evil?

Well check out the number of posts...

Friday, 26 March 2010

5 Extra Frost Emblems This Week Only

One of the patch notes you may or may not have noticed is the one about changing when the weekly raid resets.

So if you did your weekly raid on Tuesday this week just after the reset you may be thinking you can't do it again until next Tuesday. Or if you read the patch notes you might be thinking next Wednesday.

Nope you could actually do the weekly raid on 3 consecutive days this week.

Monday Night - last night of week 1
Tuesday Night - first night of week 2
Wednesday Night - first night of week 3 following patch 3.3.3 shuffle


Thursday, 25 March 2010

1st Time In ... (part 2)


Yep after the Jaraxxus raid 3 weeks ago I got the bug for some more raid bosses I hadn't seen. So what should come up in the following 2 weeks?

Instructor Razuvious. Boo! I've done him in Naxx-25 before the assholes in Portugese Porkers pissed me off too much.

In fact I have recently vendored at least one piece of gear I won from him in N25.
OK, I got in the /trade PUGs and went and kicked his ass, got my 5 frost badges and went and surfed

Finally this week it was Ignis so rather than leave it to the last minute I kept an ear out in /trade on Wednesday night whilst relisting my glyphs.

A shout went out LFM for weekly raid. Having been caught out like this before I whispered and asked how many they had, because I've often been #2 in the group when responding to a LFM. 1 person is 'technically' looking for more I suppose - but really should be LFG - FFS ppl!!

You Really Want Me?
Anyway, my level 10 mage caster glyph seller got an invite to the raid! LOL!!

After a few minutes the raid was nearly filled out though so I told them I wouldn't be doing much healing as a level 10 mage and that I'd swap to my main. No-one had notice at that point that they in fact had a level 10 in the raid!!

I'm There - I'm Fucking There!!
Before I know it I am in Ulduar and I haven't a fucking clue what to do. I have not seen any strats or read about the fights in blogs for a very long time .. funny that.

Err What Now?
All I can remember is that the first fight is in vehicles against vehicles. Maybe there are drivers and gunners, there is something to do with towers and you might get thrown up at towers to do something with molten saronite or something.

So I'm in Ulduar I see some people running towards some vehicles, I run after one guy on his own and click the vehicle he jumps into. It makes me a gunner and I actually have 3 buttons on my ToC Jousting bar! I shoot some tanks and some flying things then we have a bit of a paddy about a tower not being done or something. The Flame Tank arrives we chase it about a bit. It dies. We loot. I get a 4 minute achievement or something. We move on.

So we get to the start of Ignis' trash, make a start and wipe somehow. Some idiots try to run away and manage to take some mobs quite a way back towards the start. I release and run, port to the 2nd area and get 1 shot by one of the angry mobs.

Thanks assholes. I was not the only one to have this happen and the RL got a bit irate! LOL. So when combat was dropped we moved back in, cleared up his trash and then one-shot Ignis-10 and I get another achievement to go with my 5 frosties and triumphs.

An Extra Little Treat?
A BoE drops from him but everyone rolled DE. The RL rolled Need and told everyone who was left in raid that it was a BoE and that we should roll. I won the roll. He'd ported out. He said in /ra that he'd mailed it. I don't know if he was speaking to me or not. I guess I'll find out when I log back in. Edit. Nope!

Who Cares - I've been in Ulduar - finally!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Eat a Bowl of Cock and Patch 3.3.3

Nibs made me laugh with this yesterday ... "Eat a Bowl of Cock"

Anyway ... Patch 3.3.3

Not a lot to say really , apart from ... This must be the first patch where I selected 'load out of date addons' to see how truly fucked I was and there were no addon errors. MOost importantly postal and QA2 still work perfectly.

AGuf is a bit bizarre with the target frame screwed.

I've sold quite a few frozen orbs and the price of glyph books has rocketed for some reason.

Warlocks don't need spirit for life tap anymore, do they need it to get converted to spellpower? Or is that Locks done with their stupid dabbling with spirit?

Pallies. Not nerfed. YAY!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Buttered Holt I


HolyWarrior did his daily random heroic last night (a Forge of Souls run) and the Battered Hilt dropped for the second time ever.

I automatically clicked "Need" not caring whether the protocol for this group was "Need", "Greed" or "Pass Then Play the Digestive Biscuit Game".

Turned out I was the first to roll so whatever happened after that would be down to the stupidity of whoever didn't roll "Need" and wanted it. No chance of being called a ninja there!!

Not thinking I'm going to win it I kept on heading up the path and then it dropped into my bag! YAY!!!!!!!!!


So, here it is, I'll start the quest chain and document it here soon. Maybe.

Here's your starter for 10...

Monday, 22 March 2010

1st Time In ... (part 1)

...ToC (10)

That's right folks. I have never been past ToC(5) Heroic!

Lets take it back a few steps. In my grind for twentyumpteeneleventy frost badges I have started doing the weekly raids with PUGs advertising in /trade.

No it hasn't been bad, in fact not one single bad raid and they haven't been requiring achievements or redickyouless gearscores to get in. OK, that may be because it's only been Noth the Plaguebringer for quite a few weeks now!! It's been quick, easy and a very convenient 5 Frost badge boost.

I'll Skip Those Thank You Very Much!
One week it was Flame Leviathan and another it was Jaraxus and by the time I got round to looking for a group for them late on a Monday night there was no chance.

So back to the present (or nearly the present)

3 Weeks ago it was Jaraxus again and I actually looked for and managed to get into a group at the start of the weekly lockout. YAY! Except it fell apart after the wipe on the worms (2nd part of the first boss encounter) BOO! I was pissed off but the last guy to leave the part assured me I was not saved. YAY!!

Roll on Monday night again and I have enough time to try and get into another group. The only group going wants achievements. BOO! I /w the leader but they want a nice quick run. I leave it as I don't want to kick up a fuss about skill > gs ~ gear ~ achies. I don't know if I'll be applying to his raiding guild next week!

Go Baby Go
A few minutes later they are obviously desperate for a healer as I get a /w back asking if I still want to go. YAY!!

The RL whispers me some pertinent stuff, but I have at least opened up "wow wiki" on the first few bosses so it's not all totally new to me. And I had managed not to stand in the fire at the start of the week!!!

Don't Stand in the Fire
Not so tonight. Raid starts. I don't move out of fire quick enough as I am sure I have enough time to get that Holy Light cast. DEAD!

I /w the RL to let him know that I was 'aware' of what I had to do, I had just 'failed to actually do it'. Nevertheless the raid managed to clear with their best healer dead. And then the RL asked "Did you die?" - obviously didn't see or understand my whisper!!

Locked Out
I had to stand outside until all 3 waves were down. Seriously though, I guess I was their 3rd healer as it was a one shot.

Who, What, Where?
TBH after this point it's a bit blurry and considering I have not been in ToC-10 before I am a total ToC-noob.

So, I got back in and we buffed up and was there a fight him and the boss died and I got the weekly quest complete!

YAY! I got the ToC-10 Weekly raid done. YAY me!! Not completed ToC-10 but at least been in it and killed something!!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

My Titanium Shuffle

Well, actually just buying up ore and prospecting it. This post is really just going to be me keeping track of whether each batch was profitable so figures will be filled in over the next couple of days.

Attempt the First
The first time I did it I bought up 7 stacks at 270g / stack

3 Kings Amber (sold as smooth for 200g each)
1 Dreadstone (sold for 124g)
1 Ametrine (sold for 124g)
Epic Gem Total = 848g

Less than 1 epic per stack :(

25 Titanium Powder sold for 750g

1 Sky Sapphire (20g)
1 Autumn's Glow (45g)
1 Scarlet Ruby (46g)
3 Forest Emerald (0g)
Update Misty Forest Emeralds sold for 25g, 12g
Blue Gem Total = 111g. New total 148g.

7 Shadow Crystal (10g50s)
10 Dark Jade (50g)
8 Sun Crystal (12g)
8 Huge Citrine (24g)
5 Bloodstone (30g)
5 Chalcedony (10g)
Green Gem Total = 136g50s

848g + 750g + 148g + 136g = 1846g

60g loss until the forest emeralds sell.
Update: Need to make 23g on last Forest Emerald to break even!

Attempt Two
I bought 3 stacks, prospected them, recorded what I got, then the cat must have jumped on my keyboard overwritten what I got then clicked 'Save' - Bastard Cat!!

Third Time Lucky
This time I bought 11 stacks for 260g each (2860g) and got

4 Eye of Zul 135.7g, 230g, 250g and 145g = 760g
2 Majestic Zircon (est 150g) Solids: 180g and 186g = 366g
2 Cardinal Ruby (delicate 209g and 172g)
1 Dreadstone (Sold Purified Dreadstone for 185g)
4 King's Amber (all sold as smooth for 700g)
2 Ametrine (reckless: 154g and 143g)
Epic Gem Total = 2500g = 2689g

That's almost 1.5 epic per stack!!

32 Titanium Powder (sell for 775g)

Then there's
1 Twilight Opal (Purified sold for 15g 19s)
5 Sky Sapphire (Lustrous Sold for 22g80s,23g75s + 10g75s + 29g85s +38g 40s )
1 Forest Emerald (0g)
3 Monarch Topaz (potent sold for 14g90s + 12g50s reckless 19g70s)
Blue Gem Total = 187g

5 Shadow Crystal (1g50s = 7g50s)
12 Dark Jade (5g = 60g)
13 Sun Crystal (1g50s = 19g50s)
11 Chalcedony (6g = 66g)
8 Huge Ciitrine (3g = 24g)
10 Bloodstone (2g = 20g)
Green Gem Total = 197g

2689g + 775g + 187g + 197g = 3848g

Over 500g profit. Much Better.
Update: Nigh on 1000g profit. 33% Baby!

Attempt 4 (1575g)
5 Stacks + 5 for 300g/stack

2 Kings Amber (228g + 183g = 411g)
1 Ametrine (150g)
1 Eye of Zul (sundered = 185)
Epic Gem Total: 746g

14 Titanium Powder (364g)

1 Twilight Opal (16.5g)
1 Forest Emerald (e5g)
1 Monarch Topaz (Potent = 60g80s)
2 Scarlet Ruby (64g + 47g50s)
2 Autumn's Glow (16g50s + 16g50s)
Blue Gem Total = 217g

5 Shadow Crystal (1g50s = 7g50s)
2 Dark Jade (5g = 10g)
6 Sun Crystal (1g50s = 19g)
5 Chalcedony (6g = 30g)
5 Huge Ciitrine (3g = 15g)
7 Bloodstone (2g = 14g)
Green Gem Total = 95g50s

746g + 364g + 217g + 95g50s = 1387g = 152g loss = OUCH! (still a forest emerald which could go for higher than estimate)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Scribe Update

3 Weeks later than expected here is the latest gold update.

Seller #1: 1,451 glyphs @ 5g each = 7,255g
Seller #2: 1,571 glyphs @ 5g each = 7,855g
Seller #3: 2,107 glyphs @ 5g each = 10,535g

Ink of the Sea: 2,177 @ 4g50sg each = 9,796g
Snowfall Ink: 2,754 @ 11g each = 30,294g
R. Parchment: 263 @ 0.50g each = 132g
Cash: 129,382g

For a total of 195,249 gold of which 66.2% is cash.

Real Life Gets in The Way ... again!

Sorry for the absence folks. Got back off holiday and before you know it the wife has gone into labour 12 weeks early. oops. Well the docs stopped it and now we just have to hold out as long as possible!