I’m still kicking. The divorce is still fucking with my head and affecting my socialization with others. I’m hiding in the hidey hole of my bank guild most often, I really need to figure out which toons are going to be appearing back in the guild and start with the whole socializing thing. Aestalas is still in and level 110 and raid-worthy. I’ve leveled the demon hunter to 110. I did enjoy the leveling experience of havoc, but love the undyingness (yes, I just made that word up) of vengeance for those tough quests with many mobs. Don’t know how much I’m really going to do on that toon now that she’s maxed. I’ve brushed off the fury/prot warrior. Once again, I’ve found that I still really love fury warrior. I like the prot off-spec for those tough quests too. She’s a high contender for socializing in the guild again. Other contenders for the guild are assassination rogue, and marksmanship hunter.
As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been occupying a lot of my time in the pre-launch event with my demon hunter. I have been slowly knocking out the invasions on all of my toons. The guild has been regularly sending groups out to throw bodies against the waves of demons washing across Azeroth. It’s a fun bit of distraction while we wait for the 30th.
Since 7.0 has landed on us, I have not really been digging on my cloth wearers. As a result, I’m not farming invasions on them. They’ll all get their 2 initial invasions (and whatever upgrades that nets them) and that’s where they’ll stay until Legion hits us. I bought the Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor so that I’d have all the xmogs without the need to farm on the clothies. RNGeesus is a twisted and sadistic bastard. The 2 clothies that I’ve taken through the invasions have been lucking out with double drops on the big loot chests. At this point, the only cloth item I haven’t collected is the helm. As long as my mage doesn’t get it, then my purchase of the ensemble wasn’t a waste of shards. Truth be told, I’m expecting RNGeesus (that cheeky bastard) to be pointing and laughing at me after my mage opens the first small loot chest.
All of the leather mogs have been acquired. Of the mail items, I’m only missing the helm and boots. Of the plate, it’s helm and gloves. I’m still farming those on toons though, so they’ll be acquired in short order. As of this point, I’ve acquired all the items mentioned by Bubbles of Mischief to be picked up during the Broken Shores scenario.
Only 2 weeks away. I’m still trying to maintain a low level of hype. Though, I’m looking forward to launch landing on us.
I have decided to drink the Kool-Aid. I rolled up Zewell (my first demon hunter) and enjoyed the hell out of it. The starting zone was a lot of fun. Fairly straight forward and nowhere near the time sink of the DK or Panda starting zones.
They’ve taken the nifty-ness of turning into a demon away from warlocks and given it to the demon hunter. They’ve taken the mobility of the monk and said “Pffft! You think that that was mobility? Check this out… *points at double jump, glide, fel rush, and the ability combine any/all of them all into amazing feats of acrobatics in the battle field*” They’ve taken the sexiness of elves and merged them with bad-ass-ness of the Draenai devil horns to come up with an amazing model (both male and female…and both Alliance and Horde). Melee dps is not my typically preferred play style, but this is very engaging and amusing. This class is such a change in fighting paradigm, that I’ve even changed my rules for armor transmog. Since this class is all about demonic power and mobility, I wanted the armor to appear to be non-inhibiting. As per my normal, I pulled items from almost every expansion with this set (only missed MoP). Demon Hunter xmog goodness and an odd bit of WTF!?>>>>>
I’d posted in the Corrupted Hateshatter Xmog entry my (until recently) favorite transmog for plate wearers. The bulk of the armor is from MoP blacksmith recipes, with a BC monocle and a Cataclysm sword. I am still using this transmog, however, not on my warrior. My RP worgen deathknight is rocking this wardrobe.
My warrior recently became another of my engineers. With the engineering portals becoming toys across the account, it became too much of an enticement. I like playing the game, not waiting for a damned gryphon to lollygag around the damned continent. So the portals play a very important part in my playtime. I only wish the portals would work for the group. Though, I guess there has to be a compelling reason to keep mages in the game. For the record, I suck at being a mage. I don’t begrudge anyone that enjoys being a mage or excels at being a mage. Mages are just at the bottom of the list of classes that I want to play.
Oh, hey, look at that. I derailed my train of thought. How unusual for me.
I can’t put into words why that polar bear was the best choice for this entry. However, you’ll just have to trust me that this bear is the perfect embodiment of my feelings about the gap between pre-patch and invasions.
Tuesday, after our unsuccessful attempts at Grimrail Depot CM:Silver, we were all pretty bummed. I made some off-handed comment about how this was the same deflation I’d felt after the failed attempt for Only the Penitent. Our CM coordinator/team-lead/one-who-pulled-the-team-together says “let’s get it taken care of” or something along those lines. Whaaaaa? Okay. Not going to argue with that. Approximately 10 minutes later, I’ve got my Glory of the Firelands Raider achievement and my Corrupted Fire Hawk mount.