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.

Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions

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.

Before Legion’s launch, all of my toons will have the Stand Against the Legion achievement. My faction mains and demon hunter(s) will have Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions.

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.

Having fun with the new hotness…

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!?>>>>>

2 hours fishing!?!? In a video game!?!?!?

I think the title says it all. Last night, after Team Sadomasochist finished up the achievements for Glory of the Draenor Hero, I wasn’t quite ready for bed. I still had some whiskey left to drink, and I’d heard of the garrison fishing raids being a good way to fish up the Riding Turtle and Nat’s Lucky Coins. I gave it a shot.

I’d previously fished up enough lunkers from around HFC’s moat to purchase the Crimson Water Strider. In the 2 hours (give or take a bit) I fished up the Riding Turtle and enough of the coins to buy Nat’s Drinking Hat  and the Draenic Fishing Pole.

I’m planning on using this as a time filler. When I don’t really have anything pressing to do, but can’t actually devote enough attention to the game to do anything of substance, I’ll pick up enough coins to purchase the Sea Calf and the Land Shark (not to be confused with the Left Shark). I’ve occasionally seen both pets on the AH for a decent amount. If I can pick up some extras to sell on the AH by mindlessly clicking on a computer next to me, more power to my wallet.

An awfully big hit to my sanity…

I did it. I completed the An Awfully Big Adventure achievement. I do believe I require therapy now. The achievement takes 3 or 4 weeks complete, since it requires you to beat all 9 of the non-celestials in the Celestial Tournament and you have to defeat the Feasels at the Dark Moon Fair.

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If you are a completionist, you will do this one and you have my deepest sympathies. Personally, I believe this should have awarded a pink elekk mount instead of a ghostly pachyderm pet. Rambling thoughts this psychosis-inducing endeavor>>>>>

Another transmog swap out…

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.

Trying to get back on point>>>>>