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.