Endless Hell (er, I mean Halls)

I did the thing. I put in the grind to get the Lucid Nightmare. Holy hell! That was a royal pain in the ass. I read up on what went in to figuring out how to get this mount. I would not have bothered if I’d have had to figure it out on my own. Yay for wowhead and WoW nerds that have way more time for the game than I do.

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Yes, I yanked this picture from wowhead

Here’s the guide for the mount.

Most steps were not too terrible >>>>>

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Mount gods are kind to me this month.

I guess the universe has taken pity on me. Real life has been a bit of a roller-coaster these past few months. So it had given me the consolation prize of Ashes of Al’ar at the beginning of the month.

Was about to call it a night after a couple of unsuccessful attempts of getting the Headless Horseman to drop The Horeseman’s Reins and finishing all the Argus dailies on Aestalas. Then I remembered, I had Argus leather tokens to give to my Demon Hunter. Gear her up, then figured “Meh, why not? It’s only a 20 minute run.”

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Tonight, I got the elusive Mimiron’s Head. I now have to find something else to do as a space filler after the weekly resets. I’m not complaining, it’s just that Mimiron’s Head has been a part of my weekly WoW life for several years. So now there’s a part of me that feels like I might have to run it on occasion just for shits and grins (perhaps there’s some cloth mogs in there that I don’t have yet).

Oh! I know! I can get back to farming Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. Yes, I said…

Moar Mounts

I didn’t think much would be happening in my WoW life this weekend. I’m in the middle of another move. I’ll fill in more on that later.

So I decided to sneak in a little bit of time in for 2 quick mount runs. I’ve got the Ulduar Mimiron’s Head run down to about 20-ish minutes for a full clear and the Tempest Keep Ashes of Al’ar run down to about 10 minutes. I love running them both on my Fury warrior. Whirlwind all the things to victory. Plus, she’s an engineer, so she uses Wormhole Generator: Northrend to teleport directly to the steps of Ulduar and uses the Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley’s Station to port to Toshley’s Station in Blade’s Edge in Outland.

Imagine my surprise when this drops for me this afternoon. Color me ecstatic.

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You can’t take the sky from me

I was torn on the title. Was thinking the song from Seal, but I did that last expansion. So I chose Firefly.

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With my personal life still in a transitional state, I haven’t been dedicating a lot of time to Azeroth. Though, some would say I still have my head up Azeroth’s ass well enough. They’re not gamers, so their opinion doesn’t matter. Also, I’m a grown (legally speaking) man with no familial or property responsibilities, so fuck it. I do what I want.

Anyways, back to the point. I’ve been keeping my eye on the requirements for flight in Legion and doing what I can.  I unlocked flight for my account. I was a bit put out about the invasions requirement, because the invasion schedule was just ridiculously inconvenient for me. There were a couple of days when the invasions happened when I was sleeping or at work, so could not participate in them. Though, I was able to knock out all the invasions before I got the Armies of Legionfall rep to revered. Still, I’m happy they took that part out. It penalized folks that aren’t lucky enough to have their bills paid for them.

I’m enjoying this gated flight mechanism. It does force you to experience the zones in a way flight removes. There’s challenge to going somewhere. My only gripe is how long it takes for Blizz to enable flight. I shouldn’t be working on my 5th or 6th max level toon before flight is enabled. **note: that’s my personal opinion and you’re allowed to disagree with me. **also note: you will not change my mind.

Moar mounts (meant to post last month)

I’ve been pushing Aes through the Suramar quest lines. I have to say, I really like the progression of the Nightfallen story. Once again, I like the tie in between the questing and the raids.

Once again, I managed to get more mounts to add to the stable.

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The Heroes of the Storm thing took me by surprise. I figured I’d wind up just dual-boxing my way through the matches. That proved to be a bigger pain in the ass than it was worth. So I grouped up with folks. I had a lot of fun with it. Played Tyrande and was actually figuring out my ass from a hole in the ground. When teamed up with Gul’dan, Tracer, or Muradin, it wound up being a powerful duo. It’s definitely going to be a fun way to waste time when I don’t feel like logging into Azeroth, but want my gaming itch scratched.

How to kill an afternoon of productivity

Friend:

So Bodhi, how did you spend your Saturday afternoon and evening?

Bodhi:

I was running a round Highmountain looking for archaeology dig sites to gather moose bones to acquire a ghost moose mount. While I was at it, I’d fish in nearby pools to increase the artifact power on my fishing artifact.

Friend:

How many moose knuckles did you find?

Bodhi:

*blink*

*blink*

I guess I walked right into that didn’t I? I’ll have to share this with the guild (for the record, I’ve already shared).

So here it is, in all it’s glory. Aestalas on the Spirit of Eche’ro.

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Also, I’d never seen the “Grants a chance to fish up an entire school of *zone* *fish*   in one cast.” artifact effect happen while fishing. I had cast a line in a salmon pool and “Poof!” The pool was gone and a barrel was where the pool was. I thought someone was screwing with me, until I realized the barrel was clickable. There’s a part of me that wonders what the proc rate is of the barrels. I wonder if it’s faster to keep casting until a barrel procs, or if it’s better to just let it happen if it happens. I’m sure someone has done a proc rate study on the barrels.

Moose Carries…social media…and friends…

Hopped on to play a little bit on the gnome hunter, for shits and grins. After a couple of invasions, Fussypants (of Growing Up In Azeroth) messages me and asks if I’d be able to heal a Moose carry.

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I didn’t have any pressing plans so I dove into the pool. It was smooth and painless. I even wound up with an belt upgrade in the process. After the fight, the raid leader asks if I could stick around for another run or two. Again, no pressing plans, so stuck around for a few moose runs (I think it was about 8 runs, I lost count).

It was fun. I found out that the raid leader (@malkarii_ on twitter) was streaming the carries on Twitch. I’m famous on the internet now. Woot!

In other news, due to things going on in real life, I’ve decided to jump back into social media. This means, @bodhirana on twitter is alive again. Perhaps this means I’ll be a little more vocal here too…maybe.