Monday, 19 December 2011

Winter Veil Achievement - Merrymaker - 2011

Shameless Copy and Paste of my 2009 guide which was a shameless Copy and Paste of the previous years guide so, on with the show ...

OK, so CHRISTMAS is here and we have the next instalment of the World Events Achievements.

So, what's changed and what do you have to do to complete the Winter Veil Christmas achievements? Well not a lot, Metzen the Reindeer and Stolen Treats seem to have been rolled into the daily quest and everything else is pretty same 'ole same 'ole...

Part I

  1. Get your fat lazy <insert class name> butt to Ironforge.

  2. Pick up quest "The Reason for the Season" from Goli Krumn to left of bank entrance (this is not required for achievement but good XP).

  3. Pick up quest "Santa Claus" aka "Great Father Winter is Here!" from Wulmort Jinglepocket to right of Father Christmas (if you didn't pick up a breadcrumb quest elsewhere).

  4. Also pick up quest "You're a Mean One..." from same dude; this is the new daily in place of Metzen and Stolen Treats quests.

  5. If you don't have some buy a small stack of snowballs.

Part II

  1. Buy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe.
  2. Buy Hot Apple Cider recipe.
  3. Buy Egg Nog recipe.
  4. Buy 10 Holiday spices (You only need 7).
  5. Buy 2 x Holiday Spirits.
  6. Acquire (Alts, Bank,AH) 6 Small eggs.
  7. Buy 2 x milk from Gwenna Firebrew in the Inn to the left of AH.
  8. Make that greedy fat bastard in red 5 Gingerbread Cookies. You only need 1 for the achievment but you may as well complete the quest!
  9. Buy 1 x Sparkling Apple Cider from the girl goblin Macey.
  10. Make 1 x Hot Apple Cider.
  11. Make 1 x Egg Nog.
  12. Achievement Gained: The Winter Veil Gourmet.
  13. Hand in "Great Father Winter is Here!" to St Nick.
  14. Accept and Hand in "Santa's a hungry fuck" aka "Treats For Greatfather Winter" to St Nick.

Part III

  1. Acquire Mistletoe and Snowflakes by kissing the revellers in the Inn every hour.
  2. Buy crafting recipes or get stuff from alt and get Winter Boots(Leatherworker 285) and Green or red Winter Clothes(Tailor 250).
  3. Go defeat Grand Magus Telestra In The Nexus or Mage-Lord Urom In The Occulus for a red or green Winter Hat; Or Drahga Shadowburner in Grim Batol, Lord Godfrey (Shadowfang Heroic), Admiral Ripsnarl(DM Heroic), High Priestess Azil (Stonecore) or Corla (Blackrock Caverns)
  4. Wear all 3 pieces of winter gear and eat Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake.
  5. Achievment Gained: 'Tis the Season.

Part IV

  1. Pootle over to the big library place where all the explorers league dudes are.
  2. Hand in "The Reason For The Season" to Historian Karnik and get "The Feast of Winter Veil".
  3. Read the book then go hand the quest into the King.
  4. Once spoken to King throw a snowball at him for Achievement Gained: Scrooge
  5. Go get a flight to Southshore or Chillwind Camp and ride/fly up to Growless Cave in Alterac Mountains where the Yetis and ogres are.
  6. Hand in "Stolen Winter Veil Treats" to snow man near Growless cave and get "You're a Mean One...".
  7. Go find and kill The Abominable Grinch (Level 36 Elite) who spawns in 4 possible locations: [x,x], [x,x], [x,x] or [x,x] and loot the Stolen Treats.
  8. Help Kill The Abominable Grinch (Boss Level Elite) and Metzen will be freed and you'll be able to loot the Stolen Treats from the entrance to Growless cave. Achievement Gained: On Metzen!
Part V

  1. Fly over to Thorium Point in Searing Gorge.
  2. Head to [x,x] in the north east of the zone.
  3. [Alternative: Pirate Camp in Eastern Tanaris].
  4. Open up the bag you were given when you got the quest and use the Pouch of Reindeer Dust on Rudolph. He will Bubble-hearth outa there. Do not destroy Pouch, you need it to hand the quest in.
  5. All of that is now pointless as it's part of the daily

Part VI

  1. (Assuming we now have Mistletoe) Fly to Menthil and boat to Theramore.
  2. Use the mistletoe on Brother Karman by the Training Dummies.
  3. Fly to Nigels Point and use the mistletoe on Brother Anton. He's not there anymore!! Who Killed Anton?
  4. Go to Stranglethorn Vale and use the mistletoe on Brother Nimetz.
  5. Head to Stormwind by whatever means necessary and go snogging the brothers:
  6. Brother Kristoff outside the Cathedral.
  7. Brother Benjamin wandering around in the Cathedral.
  8. Brother Cassius in the first aid area in the north-east of the Cathedral.
  9. Brother Crowley in the north-eastern cellar of the Cathedral.
  10. Brother Joshua by the altar in the Cathedral.
  11. Go to Goldshire and use the mistletoe on Brother Wilhelm by the Forge.
  12. Achievement Gained: Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho's.

Part VII

  1. Head back to Ironforge.
  2. Hand in "Metzen the Reindeer". Achievement Gained: On Metzen!.
  3. Hand in "You're a Mean One..." and get and complete "A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!". Achievement Gained: Simply Abominable.

Part VIII (PvP)

  1. Use the "Wintervolt Changey Thing 8000 outside the gates to the city.
  2. Enter some battlegrounds and get 50 HKs while under the influence of the Wintervolt thingey.
  3. Achievement Gained. With a Little Helper from my Friends.
  4. While in the battlegrounds try to sprinkle the required following race/class combinations, don't worry if you don't get all of them when you get your 50HKs do the rest around Dalaran or Shat later. If your below level 60 - have fun!!!
  5. Orc Death Knigget
  6. Tauren Shaman
  7. Undead Rogue
  8. Gnome Mage
  9. Blood Elf Warlock
  10. Human Warrior
  11. Night Elf Druid
  12. Troll Hunter
  13. Dwarf Paladin
  14. Dranei Priest
  15. Achievement Gained. Let it Snow.
Part IX (TBC Content)

  1. [Requirement: level 70/Flying Mount/SkyGuard Rep] Go to Ogri'la and transform your mount into a Reindeer with some holly and do the bombing quest.
  2. Achievement Gained. Fa-la-la-la-Ogri'la.

Part X (Wrath Content)

  1. Go to Dalaran and use a Winter Veil Disguise Kit to become a snowman and dance with another snowman
  2. Achievement Gained: A Frosty Shake.

Part XI (Christmas Day)

  1. Open a present under the Tree. Achievement Gained: He Knows if You've Been Naughty.

Title Achieved: MerryMaker

Part XII non-Meta Achievements

  1. Use a Crashin' Thrashin' Racer to crash 25 times. Achievement Gained: Crashin' & Thrashin'.

  2. Shoot Blaine, Garosh, Sylvanas & Lor'themar with a BB gun. Achievement Gained: BB King.

  3. Use you Gaudy Winter Veil Jumper to sing in the enemy capital cities. Achievement Gained: A-Caroling We Will Go.

Friday, 2 December 2011

The New Looing For Raid Exploit

In case you were wondering what this exploit was but keep getting "This post has been deleted" in the official forums here is an explanation I saw before it was deleted.

I am putting it up here so Blizz have to stop deleting posts and get on with fixing it quick otherwise it's going to be a complete farce of a race to world first Deathwing HC kill.

"When you run a full 25man LFR with your guild and you kill those 4 bosses the looting for your guild is over for that week from that LFR , not really...!
The trick is you swap out some people 1 cloth, 1 leather, 1 mail, 1 plate ( Alt chars, or other members )

Than you go again in the LFR and those people who just came in the raid can see every loot, so they loot everything, than they can trade it to those people who were and done the LFR once.
So you can FARM the LFR until your guild got no more Alt/members who can jump in for the loot.

I have seen certain members with several Raid Finder gear... from the same boss.

I hope Blizzard doesn't turn their head away from this and say they didn't see/know it was happening

Not that the whole world reads my little blog, but Blizztards can't ignore/delete it like they're ignoring their Steam Pile of Shite Void Storage Fuck Up!

Patch 4.3 - Day #2 Report

In 2 days I've made 50,000 gold from Jewelcrafting and bugger all from inscription.

JC posting was easy with the 5.13 Beat version of Auctioneer but glyph posting just wasn't happening.

In the end I got the latest TSM installed and working and the glyphs posted. We'll see the results of that tomorrow.

Nearly run out of gems to sell though, I reckon by the end of tomorrow I will have zero rubies in stock.

Maybe I won't post in anticipation of a further spike when other sellers run out of gems too.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Void Storage is Practically Useless (read: CRAP)

So it turns out that out that you won't be moving a whole helluva lot from your bank to the void storage unit.

Why? Because you can't put "Unique" items in it.

Now, I don't know about you but most of the stuff I want to put into void storage not only meets the criteria set out by BlizzTards:

"...isn't to be a second bank, but rather a place where players can safely store items they wish to keep for the life of the game, either for sentimental or aesthetic reasons..."

But also the exclusion criteria of being "Unique"

To me that means tabards (which I'm collecting) - BUT MOST ARE UNIQUE - so won't go into void storage.

And also all kinds of world event items like pilgrims clothes etc - BUT MOST ARE UNIQUE - so won't go into void storage.

And also many different quest rewards from Vanilla and TBC - BUT MOST ARE UNIQUE - so won't go into void storage.

I guess it's because if it's in void storage it's not allocated to your character so you could potentially loot another item, hence the reason for stripping off all identifying characteristics.

But it must still be held by an item id in the bank and therefore is only a quick scan of an 80 odd element array of item IDs when doing a look up of equipped items, bag items and bank items when looting an item, surely?

What kind of crack were BlizzTards smoking when they implemented this?

They have taken a great idea and turned it into a steaming pile of dog Shite. Fucking imbeciles.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Two Million Gold

Today I hit 2 Million Gold purely from inscription - Looking into doing an interview for wowecon.

Pilgrims Bounty Achievement Guide 2011

Seems the Pilgrims Bounty event is exactly the same as last year and the year before so check out my 2009 Guide.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Tinfoil Hats. Subtitle: Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean The Bastards Aren't Out to Get You!

This was gonna be a comment on Critical's Apology Post about his Gold Queen: Are We Being Played? Post, but got so long I thought I'd post on my blog.

Critical, I can't believe you apologised. I can read English. I can understand that you were not addressing the rape suggestions, but rather the commercialisation of it subsequently by third parties.

Did all these critical-bashing band-wagon jumpers even read the original post?

I, like you, wish I could find the other 4 rapists and deal with them in whatever way possible and in no way want to trivialise or deny the rape happened.

I can't imagine the hell and anguish that the victim is going through and wouldn't wish it on anyone.

But I can see that your post was questioning the caretakers actions whilst the victim was in hospital.

I have seen not one shred of proof in any of the comments or posts that definatively ties TGQ to the poor poor victim or not; and just because you're wearing a tinfoil hat does not mean to say there are no conspirators out there.

Was it even the TGQ making the original RL post?

How many 'British' women use a 'cell' phone? None that I know?

When did it happen? The linked news site says 27 October but the post on 7th November says last week; either way there were 2 normal posts dated 1st and 2nd when TGQ was supposedly in hospital.

Maybe marcko1 was caught out by the real TGQ making her RL post on 7th.

Who knows? Will we ever find out? Probably not.

But the point remains; Critical was questioning the post-incident commercialisation of TGQ.

Posted from my mobile cell phone*.


* Yep, definitely sounds odd coming from a Brit!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Hallow's End 2011 Best Route For Alliance Buckets

OK, so as I said a few days ago I'm not going to re-hash my previous Hallow's End Guide, but I am going to document how to get to all of the Candy Buckets (not just the achievement buckets) in the mosty efficient manner.

There is also a good guide over at Revive and Rejuvenate.

So without further ado.

Starting Outside Stormwind:
Pick up all the quests.
DAILY: Go to the bonfire and burn the Wickerman
DAILY: Go to Undercity with Gertrude Fenlow and stink bomb it!
Sentinel Hill (Inn or Tower depending on which phase your in)
Fort Livingstone, Northern Stranglethorn
Booty Bay
Surwich, Southern Blasted Lands

Honor Hold
Temple of Telhamat
Cenrion Refuge
Tosheys Station
Area 52
The Stormspire
Orebor Harborage
Allerian Stronghold
Wildhammer Stronghold
Altar of Shatar (or Scryer Sanctum)

Nethergarde Keep
Bogpaddle, Swamp of Sorrows
The Harborage
Dragon's Mouth, Badlands
Fuselight, Badlands
The Farstrider Lodge, Loch Modan

{ Twilight Highlands
Firebeard's Patrol
Victor's Point


Greenwardens Grove
Stormfeather Outpost, Hinterlands
Lights Hope Chapel
Chillwind Camp
DAILY: Go to Undercity and douse the Wickerman
Aerie Peak
Swiftgear Station, Wetlands
Menethil Harbour

Boat to Kalimdor
Theramore Isle
Bootlegger Outpost

{ Uldum
Oasis of Vir'sar

Cenarion Hold
Marshals Stand
Dreamer's Rest
Karnum's Glade, Desolace
Nijels Point
Farwatcher's Glen
Thal'Darah Overlook
Stonetalon Peak
Whisperwind Grove
Talonbranch Glade
Lor'Danel, Darkshore
[Jesper] Darnassus
Blood Watch
Azure Watch


{ Mount Hyjal
Shrine of Aessina
Shrine of Avina

Windshear Hold
Northwatch Expedition Base Camp
Honor's Stand
Northwatch Hold
Fort Triumph

Back to Theramore and Boat back to Menethil.
Ironforge Inn
[Jesper] Ironforge Inn
[Jesper] Ironforge - Talvash

{ Vashj'ir
Fly to Sandy Beach and swim over to The Clutch in Kelpthar Forest and then north East to...
Deepmist Grotto
Silvertide Hollow
Tranquil Wash
Darkbreak Cove

(If you haven't got the flight path but can fly then go west of Gnomeragan and fly over)

Iron Summit
Stormwind Inn
[Jesper] Stormwind Inn
DAILY: Clean up Stormwind
Get the portal to Deepholm

{ Deepholm
Temple of Earth
Portal back to Stormwind

Get the Boat to Northrend
Borean Tundra:
Valiance Keep
Fizzcrank Airstrip

Sholazar Basin - Nesingwary Base Camp

Storm Peaks:
Boulderctrag's Refuge

Argent Stand

Grizzly Hills - Westfall Brigade
Howling Fjord - Fort Wildervar
Howling Fjord - Valgarde
Howling Fjord - Kamagua
Howling Fjord - Westgarde Keep
Grizzly Hills - Amberpine Lodge

Wintergarde Keep
Wyrmrest Temple
Moa'ki Harbor
Star's Rest

The Underbelly
Silver Enclave
Ledgermain Lounge

Portal back to Stormwind

Hand in All Quests

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Westfall Hallow's End Bucket and 2011 Guide

I'd heard that due to phasing you couldn't get the bucket in Westfall. If this was true then it has now been fixed. The Hallows End bucket is located in the tower.

Good Luck, I'm not going to re-hash My Hallow's End Guide this year, it's pretty similar, bar the inn keepers don't give treats but an inanimate pumkin does, and QQs win again and the PvP section is 10HK rather than 50 HK.

Worth a read, it's funny. Go On.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Resto Shammy Heirloom Gear

Oh my, got a bit behind on posting since I went on holiday to France. Oops.

Been concentrating on getting my shammy to level 75 so I have 2 Jewelcrafters ready for patch 4.3

Today I'm just going to document the heirloom gear I'm going to purchase or want to purchase to get as much levelling bonus as possible.

Shoulder Purchased for JP
Mystical Pauldrons of Elements - 2175 JP or 60 champion seals

Chest Purchased for CSs
Mystical Vest of Elements - 2175 JP or 60 Champions Seals

Back Purchased
Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak - 1080g - Guild Vendor

Head Purchased
Mystical Coif of Elements - 1500g - Guild Vendor

Legs - Not in game yet
Mystical Kilt of Elements

Dread Pirate Ring - Kaluak Fishing Derby

Devout Aurastone Hammer - 2725/75 - no XP gain

Discerning Eye of the Beast - 2725/75 - no XP gain

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


I'm on holiday for a fortnight and had planned on queueing up a post a day from my backlog of images that are not post-date dependant.

I didn't. So all you get is this post and any that I put up from the wifi cafe on the west coast of France.

On the upside it's bloody hot and the kids are loving it!!

I was hoping that I would be able to login to WoW from my laptop. I copied the entire WoW directory onto a USB hard drive and plugged it into the lappy. When I ran the launcher without a wifi signal it wouldn't even open.

Once a signal was acquired I ran wow.exe and it gets to the login screen but says unable to connect. Maybe the wifi cafe has a block on the proxy or something. Fuckers!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

3rd Firelands Vendor

Band of Glittering Lights - Hunter loot ring*
Globe of Moonlight - Off Hand Caster
Moon Blessed Band - Melee DD ring
Moonwell Chalice - Caster Healer trinket
Moonwell Phial - Tank Trinket
Relic of Elune's Light - Healer/Caster Relic
Relic of Elune's Shadow - Hunter Loot relic*
Crimson Lasher - Pet
Mushroom Chair - crap
Pattern: Luxurious Silk Gem Bag - Bag Recipe
Pattern: Royal Scribe's Satchel - Bag Recipe
Pattern: Triple-Reinforced Mining Bag - Bag Recipe

So what am I going to get this time?

The Moon Blessed Band is a big Ret upgrade from Gorsik's Band of Shattering.
The Relic of Elune's Light is a 6ilevel side grade - swapping out some crit for mastery and a slight int increase.
The Moonwell Chalice again is a 6ilevel side grade - slight intelect increase and mastery instead of spirit on use. I'll take this as I don't hae mana problems.
Moonwell Phial - is a big tank upgrade from blue-346 Throngus's Finger(HC)

And I am tempted to replace the Elementium Stormshield with Globe of Moonlight. But just as I won't wear cloth, leather or mail; I must have a shield at end-game!

*begone rogues this ain't for you :P

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Firelands Finished ... Nearly and Odd Client Patch.

I shot past the 125 marks of the world tree yesterday and was able to open up the final vendor and finish the quest line.

I shan't bother with another picture of the tree as it hasn't changed. But once I'd finished the moonwell was full and Leyara was dead.

Check out the usual progress post for latest achievements (molten offensive and Leyara).

And Now For Something Completely Different
So now that I have finished that grind what next?

More Firelands Dailies until I get Flashfire and Singeslayer for the Death From Above achievement and Charscale, Behemoth and Harbinger for the Ready For Raiding II achievement. The amrks won't get wasted as I'll spend them on Gilneas Rep commendations.

Then I'll start on my Tol Barad dailies and hopefully finish off Pebbles soon.

Unbeatable Pterodactyl is 2 days away :)

Client Patch on non-patch Day?
Also last night at around 19:00 server time I got booted from WoW and when I got back on I had to download a patch. WTF is all that about?

Not in my memory has that ever happened. Patches have only ever occured after a maintenance, not the day before ... It must have been some serious exploit fix.

Two or more Death From Above Bosses
So after this wierd client patch download (which incidently happened just as my brpadband speed drops to 100K. Thanks Blizztards!) I went off to finish my dailies and whilst on Death From Above - or whatever the quest is for this achievement - Ragepyre and Hatespark are both up (apparently there were 3 bosses up) and also today there are 3 bosses up; unfortunately I didn't get that daily :(

I thought there was only one boss per day :S

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

It Nearly Made Me Cry

Once I had purchased my gear from the 2nd Firelands vendor it took me some time to getting round to enchanting, gemming, reforging and actually putting the pieces into item sets.

Well actually I am still doing it, but I put them in the item sets and sold the replaced pieces.

I am still wearing quite a few blue ilevel 346 items but it was these I had to delete...

Monday, 8 August 2011

47 Exalted Reputations - Darkmoon Faire - Check!

The Darkmoon Faire rolled into town yesterday morning so I sent all my darkmoon cards to HolyWarrior to hand in to the Darkmoon Faire whatsit bloke.

I only had about 6-7K rep to go so I started with 200 rogues card hand ins and then moved onto the Cataclysm cards.

Considering DMF rep is pretty hard/expensive to get I was surpised at the lack of fanfare.

I handed all the cards in and wondered if I'd hit exalted, only when I scrolled back and realised I'd stop getting rep was I sure I had done it...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

What Does The 2nd Firelands Vendor Have?

Having opened up the second vendor* we can see that he has the following...

Meteorite Ring - Melee DD ring.
Fiery Treads - Resto/Ele Shaman Feet.
Widow's Clutches - Cloth DD/Healer gloves.
Belt of Living Obsidium - Holy Pally Waist- YAY!!
Ricket's Gun Show - Prot Pally Wrist.
Ricket's Magnetic Fireball - Agility Trinket. Rogues? Hunter Loot?
Gauntlets of Living Obsidium - Holy Pally Gloves.
Fireplume Girdle - Resto/Boomkin Druid belt.
Rickety Belt - Plate wearing DD belt.

So What am I going to buy? ...

Off to the reforge dude we go!

* Actually this vendor you can see his wares beforehand I think.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

My Firelands Tree Ain't Growing

Last Night I completed the 2nd Firelands vendor quest with another 125 marks.

Still following Icy veins quide I opened up the Additional Armaments quest which leads to another daily worth 2 marks a day. This makes for a total of 31 marks a day.

Anyway, this opens up the blacksmith recipes and some more gear. I'll report on them tomorrow.

I am quite disappointed, I thought that the Sentinel Tree was going to get bigger and bigger as you progressed. OK. It's changed twice. I was thinking at every way-point, maybe even daily. But NO.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Mists of Pandaria


Everyone is arguing about whether or not mists is the new WoW expansion and how it's not 'EPIC' enough.

Guys. Mists of Pandaria will be the subtitle of TITAN!!

KK? Understand now?

Thursday, 4 August 2011

More Achievements

Well, well. Check out the usual Firelands Progress post for details (scroll down to the buttom).

But in short managed to kill a Molten Behmoth thingy without getting hit by stomp or rocks and got me the Flawless Victory achievement as well as waiting around for fucking ages for the respawn to get the last dude I needed for Fiery Lords of Shitehawks Roost.

Happy :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

As Its Maintenance Day - Supplementary Auction House Post

Darkmoon Faire Trinkets continue to sell well...

Oh, and Fortune Cookies sell themselves ...

More Fireland Daily and Achievement Cheats

If your doing the Druids of the Talon quests then the first quest "Into the Fire" can jusy about be skipped. Wait until someone starts the event. Mount up. Run through fire to pyrelord boss.

I also found that when doing the Master of the Molten Flow achievement you don't actually have to be in a party to get the Sentinel carrying party member bit. I don't know how I did it, I just attacked a previously tagged Sentinel.

Which helped greatly in getting this on my 2nd ever day of Talon dailies without ever joining a group (see progress post).

Also I don't think you can do "Fire in the Skies" on the first day. The quest giver gave me the egg quest yesterday and the text of the quest seems to suggest a continuation of that quest. ie the egg has hatched.

Anyway, so if you fall off one of the rock stepping stones, don't worry ...

And finally I got Hatepsark done for Death From Above and Ancient Firelord for Ready For Raiding II :))

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Opening Up Firelands Vendors

So has the tree grown? It looks about the same to me!

Yesterday I got the first 125 marks required to open up a vendor.

Looks like I'd been missing out on a mark a day for the last 5 days by not unlocking Tholo's daily as soon as I was able to. Oops.

So anyway, I followed the advice on Icy Veins to open up the ancients first. Even though I want the plate vendor.

Opening up the ancients first though enables even more marks / day. Or is that just a larger time sink/day? :P

Hardly matters really, I missed the price gouging by being too slow anyway!

So I unlocked the Ancients and did the Strike at the Heart daily getting the 'Cinderweb Queen' part of the Ready for Raiding II achievment along the way as well as finally finishing the Fireside Chat achievement (see progress post).

So what is unlocked by this vendor? No recipes. But some rather nice armour pieces, a pet and a money sink...

Spirit Fragment Band - Intelect ring.
Lylagar Horn Ring - Tanking ring.
Relic of Tortolla - Tanking relic.
Aviana's Grips - Leather agility gloves.
Hyjal Bear Cub - Pet
Nemesis Shell Band - Tanking ring.
Relic of Lo'Gosh - Melee DPS relic?
Lancer's Greaves - Hunter Loot :P
Dwyer's Caber - Melee Trinket (apparently)
Mylune's Call - Pointless money sink.

So what am I going to buy? Just about everything ...

Monday, 1 August 2011

Mouse Wheel Posting and New Zero Auctions

It seems that the failing to post problem is definitely a time issue.

If you baby sit the scan and start posting with the mouse wheel immediately they will post every time.

Still not figured out the 'mails unshown' problem yet though.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Mysterious Fortune Card Reset Results

This post is a follow up to the Hate Tell Idiot post on Friday.

I told you all that the 25g cards were selling well. Well this was the contents of my inbox the next morning...

Saturday, 30 July 2011

ZeroAuctions / Auctioneer Fast Auction Button

As I stated a few days ago, an upgrade to what I think is now Auctioneer has really been pissing me off. The scroll wheel fast auction thingy.

Well, it looks like the best workaround I have found so far is to be ready as soon as the window with the options pops up. Then the scroll wheel submit auctions seems to work more often than not.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Reset Mysterious Fortune Card Market

I was having a pseudo argument with a competitor last night whilst I was clearing my mail box of the 500 auction successful emails for 7g Mysterious Fortune Cards.

We probably have the same relationship as Foo and Breevok.

So a short while ago I got back into the MFC market and this guy had been in it since my ban scare so he thought the market was his.

Props to him, he's bought Cold's MFC Guide (well he claims it's his brothers toon and his brother may have bought the guide!) and was using some of the barks.

When I come along and start using some of my editted barks that I got for free from Cold's Blog way back in January I think.

Our relationship began when he accused me of copying him!!! Hahahaha!!

So I put him right and then informed him that I'd spotted that there are currently only 3 pages of MFCs up at the mo. All but 10 of those auctions are singles at 8g49s.

I advise him that when I was running the show the sale value would be 25g and thats exactly where I'm going to put it again. I am not selling any MFCs at the moment but I'm barking like buggery.

Soon there are only 6 x100 and 2 x200 auctions left at 7g a card.

I quickly buy these up as I only have 72 cards left and post singles at 25g, 5s at 24g 10s at 23g 20s at 20g 50s at 17g 100 stacks at 15g and 200 stacks at 10g.

The singles are selling hand over fist and a 200 stack has even sold.

An hour later I am still the only seller - how lucky is that!!

Even better, I get a hate tell from some idiot who says I have ruined the AH by raising the price of cards from 8g to 25g. That one is going straight to Gevlon!!!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Swifty Can Go Fuck Himself

Last night we had a massive attack on one of the servers that I play on.

There was a wall of /yell spam ranging from ridiculous to jew hating and nigger bashing.

All aimed at reversing a ban on some twat called Swifty??

Why am I so bothered? No-one could read my MFC ads!!!

Go Fuck Yourself Swifty. Hope they ban you for eternity.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Phase 5 of Firelands Dailies

I unlocked the Druids of the Talon quests last night and my tree grew :)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Glop - Finally

Finally!!! Now I just have to rescue that stupid bastard Pebbles another gazillion times and I won't ever need to go back to Deepholm ...

... that is until patch 4.3 puts the latest daily grind there :p

Oh and another thing, stop deprecating hard to get quest items Blizzard you fuckers ...

Monday, 25 July 2011

Gee Thanks ... and back into MFC market

I went to ZA with some guildies on Friday night.

I went as DPS in tank spec and DPS gear.

When asked why I was in tank spec I admitted I don't have DPS spec. They made me tank.

Until it was clear that was a bad idea :p

Afterwards I used up some Amani Frog Sticks or whatever the fuck they are called.

I got this:

Which contained:

Considering I had just bought and made abot 400 MFCS I hardly needed an extra 6.

Oh and yes. I am back in the MFC market, they are selling even better than before :)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Crappy Update Auction Addons

I hadn't updated my addons since 4.2 hit. I didn't really need to.

I have auctioneer, zero auctions, postal and maybe macaroon that affect auctions and the mail box.

The appraiser window was a bit off showing the hex code (#aaff11) in front of items instead of using the value to colour the text but I could live with that.

But I finally decided to start upgrading them and downloaded the latest auctioneer and zero auctions.

Now the number of unshown mails is missing from my mail box (I thought macaroon did that and I didn't upgrade that :s) but far worse is this bloody scroll wheel for fast posting now.

I was doing fine without it, but now I have it I'm stuck with it I guess.

I could not post anything without activating the key binding. Just clicking on "Yes" to post would close the dialogue, not give me any further options and put the message "no auctions posted" in the log window.

When I actviated the scroll wheel thing in the addon options I can very occassionally get the auctions to post, but more often than not it closes the window and puts that message in the log pane.

I try it outside the addon real-estate, on the "Yes" button, on the auctioneer. Everywhere.

It's Really Pissing Me OFF!!!

Anyone got any ideas?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Mysterious Fortune Card Barks NOT to Use

These are the mysterious fortune card barks that nearly got me banned. I am saving them here for posterity.

/2 Forget about the [Mysterious Fortune Card] try coke! Less addictive but costs a bit more.

That was the one quoted in the email from BlizzTards but the followig were also indirecftly referenced as potentially offensive :P

/2 Constipated? Buy a [Mysterious Fortune Card] today and if you win a [Fortune Card] I guarantee you'll sh1t your pants!

/2 You know that Pen1s Enlargment you always wanted? Thought you'd never afford it? With [Mysterious Fortune Card]s you just might!

/2 Don't buy [Mysterious Fortune Card] from [Insert Copetitor of the Day]. they are fake - you'll ony get 10s win. Buy mine and win a [Fortune Card]!

/2 Small tallywacker? Flip a [Mysterious Fortune Card] for a chance at the [Fortune Card] - You got 5K and the girls won't laugh at you anymore!!

/2 Lads; buy a [Mysterious Fortune Card] today, you'll get a 38DD wanger! and a [Fortune Card]

/2 Girls; wanna big rack? Buy my [Mysterious Fortune Card] today for a chance at 12 inchs of pure [Fortune Card]

/2 Dsyfunctional in the pants department? Buy a stack [Mysterious Fortune Card]s and you needn't worry about it again. (Results not guaranteed).

/2 Girls? Can't afford that Boob job? Never fear. Flip a [Mysterious Fortune Card] into a [Fortune Card]! Now you can afford massive Hollies!!!!

/2 Congenital Heart Defect? Don't buy a [Mysterious Fortune Card]. The excitement could kill ya!. Try [Inferno Ink]

Friday, 22 July 2011

Guild Exalted

Nice, now I can start buying some more pets and mounts and stuff :P

Thursday, 21 July 2011

I'm growing me a Firelands Tree

Last night I unlocked the Shadow Wardens and my tree started to grow :)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tips for Alpine Songbird / And the Meek Shall Inherit Kalimdor

I got the 'meek' and 'Infernal Ambassadors' acheivements last night.

I had to abandon and retake several times.

The trick to the Alpine Songbird part of the "And the Meek Shall Inherit Kalimdor" achievment is that neither YOU nor ANY-OTHER-BUGGER do any damage once Millagazor tries to escape.

The birds must finish him off.

Also, don't worry if you abandon and retake, or you notice that the birds disappear when you take the follow up quest.

Once he starts to escape the birds turn up all horror film like and kick his ass.

Job done. As Long as YOU STOP DPS and no-one else nearby kills him either!

Monday, 18 July 2011

DM Trinkets Still Selling and Firelands BOE Sale

Seems that even now, several weeks into patch 4.2, DMF trinkets are still selling.

I thought the market was going to drop out. I haven't checked but there are supposedly better trinkets available within Firelands.

I suppose it will take a while for them to become a common drop so people will still want to buy the DMF trinkets.


Did I mention that firelands trash run I went on? Where the dps trinket (maybe!) "Apparatus of Khaz'goroth" dropped and I won it? Did I equip it? I was tempted, but instead ...

Oh yes, those low level DM card hand in shoulders are still selling too!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Barking: Dark Iron Ale Mug

Subtitle: Get Your Jubling Pet Here.

Cold over at Cold's Gold Factory advocates aggressive barking for selling Mysterious Fortune Cards.

I agree and have had great sales with his techniques.

However, it's not just MFCs it works, no, is required for.

Enter stage left: Dark Iron Ale Mugs.

You will not sell these unless you advertise these.

During the Darkmoon Faire week I bark the following whenever I am in a city:

Get your Limited Edition [Jubling] RARE pet now while the Faire is in town. buy [Dark Iron Ale Mug] from AH and goto to find out what to do.

or if I'm feeling generous (and am going to be around for a while):

Get your Limited Edition [Jubling] RARE pet now while the Faire is in town. buy [Dark Iron Ale Mug] from AH and then /w me for instructions.

If so, then I use the following macro and hit it whenever someone asks what to do:
/r Go to Darkooon Fair
/r Find Morja
/r Use Dark Iron Ale Mug at her feet
/r wait for frog to appear
/r She will now gve a quest
/r accept quest use 2nd dark iron ale mug to complete.

Instead of little to no sales you get something like this:

What I usually fail to add is the 7 day hatch time on the frog :P

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Can't Get Behind on the Firelands Dailies

Already about 10 days/2weeks/something behind on the new dailies and now we are going away for the weekend.


Simple solution, as we are not going until , well now really, I'll just get up very early this morning and get my dailes done.

I just about managed it before getting dragged out the door by the missus.

I'll be back in time on Sunday to get them done too!

Friday, 15 July 2011

All Kinds of Shit Still Sells!

Look at that: 156g for a gingerbread recipe.

Arakkoa feathers still sell well.

And Earthquake card for 3K

Yesterday I caught someone in /trade asking to buy a Tsunami card for 10K - I happily obliged seeing as the AH had mine as lowest at 12.5K.

All darkmoon cards are still selling well.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Ludicrous Speed Achievement - Easy Mode.

Very simple one here guys.

The thing with this achievement is you have to get a stack of 65 buffs and you can only get a maximum of 67 and the stack expires after 8 seconds; therefore very unforgiving.

You have to get all the birds very quickly. Obviously.

Except ... if you're in a raid you get the stacking buff but you don't get the quest credits so you can just keep on going until you manage to stack those buffs up to 65.

Firelands Achievements

Here we have a list of all the achievements obtainable from the new dailies area.

For my own benefit I have marked in Green ones I have got and Red I still have to do.

I will update this as things become clearer to me. If I have made a mistake please let me know. But for now a big shout out to Icy Veins for producing a Wicked Guide to Firelands Dailies.

All Over

Fireside Chat - talking to various NPCs will get you this achievement

Mount Hyjal: Sethria's Roost
Have... Have We Met? - wave at famous NPCs
The Fiery Lords of Sethria's Roost - Kill the four elites
Gang War - win a duel while on Protectors of Hyjal quest

Mount Hyjal: General
Ludicrous Speed - done while doing the Call the Flock quest. There are cheats available for this.
The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN - This is a normal Mount Hyjal achievement that s done in the area. Go through the blue portal and do the Vigilante Wings quest or whatever 10 times.
And the Meek Shall Inherit Kalimdor - Do some things when doing part 1 of the critter quests.
  • Angry Little Squirrel: next to the portal where you summon Pyrachnis and Millagazor in the Grove of Aessina, there is a fallen pine tree on which stand squirrels. Simply kite a fire elemental close to the tree and wait for a squirrel to throw a nut at it. When you hear the ponk sound, the objective will have been completed.
  • Hyjal Bear Cub: during the Those Bears Up There quest, instead of sending a cub to the soft target, simply throw it at a sleeping Brimstone Hound to complete the objective.
  • Alpine Songbird: complete Wings Aflame, the follow-up quest of Call the Flock.
  • Child of Tortolla: during the Punting Season quest, punt a child of Tortolla at a Flame Terror instead of punting it in the water.
Infernal Ambassadors - Kill the part 2 critter quest elite quest mobs in a special way:
  • Slay Pyrachnis without using the Emerald of Aessina. Pyrachnis' poison debuff can be removed with the quest item you receive Emerald of Aessina. Simply kill her without using it.
  • Slay Millagazor without taking damage from Gout of Flames. Millagazor has an ability called Gout of Flame which creates a succession of fire spots on the ground that erupts after a few seconds. The ability follows you, so simply move out of the fire spots that form under you while killing him.
  • Slay Lylagar without taking damage from Lylagar Breath. Lylagar has a fire breath ability. It has a cast time, which leaves you time to move out of the targeted area.
  • Slay Galenges before he is weakened a second time. Galenges originally has a very large health pool and is regularly weakened by a spirit of Malorne. When weakened, Galenges takes 900% increased damage. You need to kill him before he is weakened for a second time.
  • Slay Nemesis at Ashen Lake without taking damage from Molten Fury. Nemesis regularly cast a fire attack called Molten Fury. Avoid it by taking refuge under the shield that Tooga creates.

The Molten Front
Flawless Victory - Solo kill a Molten Behemoth without taking damage from Molten Stomp or Fiery Boulder.
The Molten Front Objective - you'll get there eventually!
Master of the Molten Flow - Shamans in their own flamewake thing. Don't take any damage from hunters barrage and kill a Sentinel while it is carrying a party member.

Druids of the Talon
Death From Above during the Fire in the Skies quest.

Shadow Wardens
King of the Spider-Hill - Use the Cinderweb Spinners to reach the top of the highest stone pillars. Attacking a Cinderweb Spinner will cause it to pull you to its location, enabling you to effectively climb to the top of the Spider Hill. Thank You Icy Veins.

While doing the Strike at the Heart quests, you can obtain the Ready for Raiding II achievement by avoiding the special abilities of the enemy you are faced with.

Finishing Up
Legacy of Leyara - completing Into the Depths is the final quest for this achievement. This requires you to have done ALL of your Marks of the World Tree collecting.

Veteran of the Molten Front - Complete all the other achievements.

Title: The Flamebreaker -complete Veteran of the Molten Front
Mount: Flamweward Hippogryph -complete The Molten Front Objective
Item: Smoke-Stained Locket -complete Legacy of Leyara

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

My First BoT!

Gonna enjoy the Google searches that get here!

Well, 2 days in and I've already missed a batch of Fireland dailies.

I was about to port over to Hyjal when I saw a call going out for healers for BoT.

I whispered him and told him I was i355 but had never been there. He said that was fine and threw me an invite. This was around 22:30 and I hadn't yet done any dailies.

At this point there was me, the leader, a couple of mates and a LAN party of 3 and we were looking for a healer and 2 dps.

At this point I was flying around BoT trying to find the entrance.

We eventually fill the raid and head in, but a dps is offline. I ask in guild chat and a lock is available so off we pop.

We one-shot the first 2 bosses with only 1 death on some trash. 3 pally healers FTW! Did I mention that?

We move through to the council and are about to start when all the LAN party guys go offline. Great!

We wait and wait, then we replace them and start the trash pull. This goes badly and we eventually wipe with the realisation that a healer is offline. Unsure whether he DC'd before fight or Alt-F4 we hang around for a bit.

It is now approaching 01:00 and people are getting restless; soon the guild lock has to leave and soon after it's raid implosion.

So, on the upside I've now seen the first 2 bosses of BoT and it felt, with the nerfs, more like an easy heroic. How much harder was it pre-4.2?

But, I did get another day behind with my Ireland dailies :(p

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Firelands Progress

OK, so as of the date of writing it's is ..

a) Tuesday 12 July 2011
b) Day #15 of WoW patch 4.2 - Firelands
c) Day #2 of my finally getting round to doing the Firelands dailies

I will be using this page as a record of my progress with the dailies and the achievements.

Last Updated: 20/07/2011

Marks of the World Tree: 25
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 39
Maximum obtainable

Missed due to PUG raiding BoT

Marks of the World Tree: 53
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 67
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 81
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 95
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 109
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 123
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 137
Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 151
Maximum obtainable.

Hand in 150 to Captain Saynna Stormrunner of the Shadow Wardens.
Marks of the World Tree: 1
Do Shadow Wardens Dailies.
Marks of the World Tree: 17/150
Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 42/150
Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 67/150
Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 92/150
Stage 4 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 117/150
Stage 4 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 142/150
Stage 4 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 167/150
Stage 4 Maximum obtainable.
Hand in 150 Marks for Druids of the Talon quest.
Marks of the World Tree: 17/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125

Marks of the World Tree: 42/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 5 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 67/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 5 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 92/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 5 Maximum obtainable.

Away - no progress today.

Marks of the World Tree: 117/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 5 Maximum obtainable.

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 26/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable (Ancients Unlocked)
*Did Druids of the Talon quests for the 1st time.

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 55/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 84/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 113/125
Marks of the World Tree: 0/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 17/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 48/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 79/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 110/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Marks of the World Tree: 125/125
Stage 6 Maximum obtainable

Hand In Final quests.
Spare Marks of the World Tree: 26


Gang War achieved 11/07/2011

Ludicrous Speed achieved 13/07/2011

Have... Have We Met? achieved 16/07/2011

Two Critter Achievements. Achieved 18/07/2011

King of Spider Hill. Achieved 20/07/2011

Fireside Chat. Achieved 01/08/2011

Master of the Molten Front. Achieved 02/08/2011

The Fiery Lords of Sethria's Roost. Achieved 03/08/2011

Flawless Victory. Achieved 03/08/2011

Molten Offensive Achieved 09/08/2011

Legacy of Leyara Achieved 09/08/2011