Monday, September 27, 2010

Worth staying up until 2:30am for

It was with a guild that usually raids at that hour and regularly takes on a few PuGs... not something I'd do usually, but I've had quite a few good runs with those guys and when the advertisement came up in Trade Chat for Professor/Sindy/LK, I decided to chance it :)

(We didn't have time to take on Arthas since we had more than a few wipes on Sindy, but still. One more Achievement to link to get into PuGs!)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Breaking news!

Yesterday, a DPS in my heroic 5man PuG apologized for accidentally pulling aggro.

(Those of you who PuG will understand why this is worthy of a blog post)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


If you haven't been killing Coren Direbrew during this Brewfest, start doing it.

You'll have to queue through the Dungeon Finder this time around instead of finding your own group (the queues are quite short, even for DPS).

Even if you don't want any of the epic loot that comes in the once-daily Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest reward, you'll still want the 2x Emblem of Frost - easy for what can be less than a minute's work!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How much?

...that much.

To tip me over the 9000 edge, I got this one:

...which is also cool, although I am not wearing the Kingslayer title - overused and means little these days; I'd rather stick with "Knight".

It will definitely be useful for linking in PuGs though... and I've finally avenged Sylvanas Windrunner, which I've wanted to do ever since the brave elven Warcraft 3 ranger was forced to become a ghastly banshee.

@#$% you Arthas, this one was for the Dark Lady!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Battle for the Under-Gnomer-City

So apparently Blizz threw me a bone to alleviate my boredom by implementing the re-taking of Gnomeregan event.

Sure, it didn't take long to complete, but at least it was something different. Besides, it's about time those gnomes got proactive about their irradiated home town; even Undercity, built in the sewers of Lordearon, is a cooler hangout.

I will also likely be doing the equivalent event on my tauren druid, 1) for the troll lore, and 2) just so that every 4hrs I can actually fit through doors properly (why I felt the urge to make my druid a male, I have no idea).

Hooray for new content! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

All quiet on the Western front

Not much is happening on the hunter, sadly. Pre-Cataclysm slump seems to have hit most people (either that or post-Starcraft 2 launch... :P), so I've been hanging around on my feral/resto druid.

Of course, whilst healing is a nice change from DPSing and world PvP (my druid is on a PvP server, as opposed to my hunter) is an adrenaline-generating thrill, I'd still rather be hunter-ing.

The problems is, I'm having trouble finding things to do that aren't too boring, grindy or require a group - all of the Achievements I need involve Arena, battlegrounds, raiding, or have terrible odds (ie. killing all the rares or fishing up a turtle).

Soloing elites has also lost its appeal slightly - it takes longer for me to travel to ZG or MC than to kill the bosses that drop the stuff I want, and since I've done them a few times it isn't really much of a challenge any more (which is the main reason why I like elite soloing in the first place).

What to do? I hate leading guild raids, let alone PuGs. I managed to put together a PuG for 20man OS recently without too much trouble, but was lucky in that the tanks knew what they were doing and I didn't have to type many instructions at all. Any PuG that would require Ventrilo is definitely out.

Guess I'll just have to hope the Americans on Proudmoore will start running Achievement runs in a friendlier time for me one day... hopefully before I get so frustrated I transfer my hunter to Frostmourne Horde :P

(Well, either that or Blizzard could send me a beta key. Come on Blizz, I have a blog and everything!)