Monday, December 24, 2012

One fish, two fish....

...dammit, lost the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza again.

Being the one day in summer when I'm actually free (ie. not going to work), I decided to try the new version of the STV fishing comp.

I had actually thought it might be easier this time around - after all, there are 3 winners now, right?

Wrong. Unfortunately, it seems to be a lot harder, since you're competing for pools with cross-realm people and it's harder to gauge the number of people in each zone since you can't use /who to find them.

In fact, now more than ever you need to find a quiet place to fish... and because I rarely do the comp, I don't tend to know where the best places are.

Looks like I'll have to wait until daylight savings is over in the US for me to get another chance.... oh well. One day :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like

...that time of year when I don't have time to make a proper blog post. Oops!

It's been an interesting year in terms of WoW. My playstyle has changed somewhat; generally I try to race to level cap, race to get exalted with all the new factions, race to get all the new mounts and pets, race to try and solo achievements I missed in previous expansions... but since WoW is now extremely casual-friendly, I feel as if I'm playing more "casually" as well.

I still do make sure I do my LFRs every week as soon as possible, but apart from that, I haven't done many dailies, I haven't seriously gone after Scenario or Heroic achievements, I haven't finished all the quest/exploration achievements... and I'm actually playing my druid, which generally doesn't happen until I'm well into an expansion when I've completed all of the above.

(Of course, things like Double Agent and Jack of All Trades probably have something to do with that too, but still... there are easier achievements to get)

I haven't even actively tried to join raiding PuGs when I see them (which admittedly for a hunter isn't often). In fact, I actually feel as if I'm playing the way I used to play WoW when I first started, before I started raiding - like a single-player game.

I'm pretty sure that when my guild does manage to pull together a 10man team (hopefully early next year), I'll be keen and ready to raid, but at the moment I'm quite comfortable with the dabbling. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hunters are Just Awesome

Frostheim over at the Warcraft Hunters Union has put together a hunter-themed cover of Boom de Yada entitled "Hunters are Just Awesome" that I had the pleasure of singing a few lines for:

I'm proud to say that I'm one of the contributors listed that is still writing about and playing WoW... and I still love my hunter!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Arena Mastered

I'd posted way, way back when that I had needed 10 Darkmoon Faire trinkets to go to be a Master Pit Fighter....

...and I've finally done it.

Granted, a lot of these wins were me in the Arena by myself, but a few of them weren't (I still have as much ease killing casters and as much trouble surviving melee as I have always had), so I feel as if I've earnt my title!

Next aim: Wait patiently for a Monday when I'm either not working IRL or daylight savings stops in the US so that I can actually try for Master Angler again...

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Final Ka-Pow!

After finally reaching exalted with the Golden Lotus crew, I was excited to see that the final quest wasn't going to be easy - I always love a challenge.

...until, that is, I found out A) how difficult it is to time jumps with Aussie latency and B) pets don't jump with you. Not a great quest for a BM hunter... and yes, I actually did it the long way, since I didn't realise that there were a few ways to get around doing it properly.

Still, it was definitely a nice end to the GL rep grind... or so I thought.

Unfortunately, I realised today that I still haven't seen the Roll Club quest at all, so I'm going to have to go back and do at least 1 full set of GL quests so I can get the Achievement... and that's *if* I know the quest will be up.

I'm thinking I may need to brave General Chat if I want to get this done, because I sure as hell don't feel like continuing to do 2 hubs of GL dailies just to find out if the appropriate hub for Roll Club will be up for the day!