The original plan for the weekend was for Slice’s druid and my roguelette to get to Outland. Tall order I know. His druid was level 46 and my rogue was 48.
Very tall order.
It could have worked.
But it could have.
See Friday night, nothing got done. Slice was supposed to be online, instead he was offline playing Magic with his buddies. Ok no biggie, I got caught up on my feed reader.
Very unproductive night.
Saturday rolls around. Slice woke me up at 1:30 pm >.>
Yeah, I kind of missed out on a lot of play time.
We got the weekly done, did our randoms then knocked out heroic Magister’s Terrace. Still no pet or mount
Then Slice decided to take a break where he proceeded to continue to play Magic with his friends.
I decided to push on and level a bit. Got to 49 and finished the quests in Searing Gorge.
Ok so now where do I go?
Since I didn’t want to do Un’Goro or anywhere in the south of Kalimdor I decided to check out Felwood. While I was flying and/or running I queued myself up for some BGs. I was hoping to liven things up a bit.
First up was WSG. For some unknown reason I was made the BG leader. *sigh* Since I am a pretty fail rogue I decided to stay stealthed in the flag room and try to stun/stop the Alliance toons that tried to take our flag.
Sounded like a good plan to me at the time.
What were my teammates doing during this?
Well all but 2 were fighting in the middle.
There was a priest who stayed with me in the flag room and there was a rogue that kept trying to get the enemy flag. Everyone else was fighting with the aforementioned priest about whether or not he was a virgin and sexual prowess. Turns out these rejects were actually from my server. *sigh*
Seriously kids, if you want people to know you are in fact 12, start talking about how the other person is a virgin. That ceases to be an insult beyond high school.
So yeah, the Alliance beat us 3-0. We never got the flag out of their flag room. I did manage to stun one of the people who took our flag, but before I could get him down (he was at like 10%) he used rocket boots and was gone. I couldn’t run that fast
With that horrible BG behind me I tried out AB instead. I like AB as a rogue. I just hide at the flag and people think it is empty. Turns out 2 other rogues had the same idea as me and we guarded the gold mine. I got to kill a pally that was almost dead. Woot! Go me!
That was the extent of action I saw.
Either it was a really bad day for the horde in our battle group, or that bracket is just REALLY horrible. We got our asses handed to us. The only node that we held onto was the gold mine. The Alliance attacked it exactly once and left it alone after that. I spent the time chatting with the other rogue sitting there with me. There was a 3rd rogue, but he was level 40 and spent most of his time hiding.
It was rather boring. This didn’t stop me bitching about it in gchat.
I quested a bit in Felwood. There were 2 quests that I could pick up that were yellow. They should have been orange, all the fricken mobs were orange or red. *sigh* I finally got fed up and logged for the night.
Sunday rolls around and I managed to get out of bed around 11:30 am. I logged on and Slice was playing his hunter. I queued up for a random dungeon just to have him switch to his druid. We partied up and queued up. After about 20 mins or so we finally got a dungeon, only to have the instance server go splat. The tank, Slice and myself made it through. The other 2 dps were showing up as DCs. The tank started off with trying to kick them. At first I hit no on the off chance that they were still stuck with trying to get through the dungeon finder. Then I just ignored the kick requests. It was kind of irritating. I know that I pissed off the tank, and most likely Slice with my refusal to hit kick. We all dropped group. I tried to requeue us, but he had the debuff (I didn’t) so I dropped group and queued up alone. He was kind of pissy and logged for a bit.
I got BRD. As some of you know I practically lived there while leveling Lyssianna. Seemed like a competent group. Every single person was in heirlooms. Pally tank pulled like a sane person and the shammy was a pretty good healer. We cleared to the boss for the satchel (where I got the bracers I already had equipped) and the healer asked if we wanted to do a full clear for the xp. Everyone agreed and charged forward.
At some point we lost the priest, but no biggie. The warlock we had was doing awesome dps, and I was flailing my way around. I *think* I was above the tank, but who the hell knows. We went through and cleared packs of mobs and took down like 2 or 3 bosses when I tried to call Slice to get him in on the XP happening. He didn’t answer so I didn’t say anything.
About 15 mins later he logged in and I brought it up to the group that I could bring in a boomkin. Everyone was thrilled and he was summoned into the party. We took down the rock boss and made it to the vault room. Suddenly the tank had to leave. The warlock ninja DCd shortly afterwards. The shammy had me tank the mob that held the dark coffer key and we went back to the vault room where he opened the vault. I ended up winning the green ring that dropped. I was all for pressing on slowly, but the shammy ninja DCd shortly afterwards and Slice and I couldn’t do it alone.
I did manage to hit 50 in there, so that was positive.
Slice logged off again (turns out he played Magic yet again) and I started working on my professions.
I finally caved and went to Un’Goro. I didn’t pick up the quests though. I did almost a full circle of the zone just mining away. I managed to get 50 pieces of thorium. All in all a good haul.
heh that rhymed.
I got the flight path then ran to Silithus and got the flight path there too. I decided then that I wanted to get all the engineering patterns from the random vendors. This meant I had a ton of running to do.
My first stop was Feralas. The goblin by the Alliance dock sells a pattern but you have to complete his quests first. This meant I had to kill giants.
These water giants will randomly bend over and fart. The fart comes out as a green bubble which they then poke and pop with their finger. Afterwards they laugh.
I finished the quests, get the pattern and for some unknown reason decide to go to STV instead of Azshara.
The stupid gnomes in STV are a bitch to get to. Climbing up that hill was super irritating. I don’t know where the actual path to get up is, but I managed to brute force myself up there. Luckily both patterns were available. I would have been mighty pissed if they weren’t.
Next up was a gnome in Azshara.
This chick is so far off the beaten track it is really a wonder she is still on the friggen map. You know where the elite dragons are in Azshara? Well go beyond them until you reach elite giants. There is a path along the cliffs that will take you to a tiny gnome house where there are 2 gnomes.
I had to hearth out of there because there was no way in hell I was going back through all those mobs to try and find the flight path again.
Fuck that noise.
At this point I was just missing the items from the vendor in Winterspring. Time to hoof it through Felwood again.
In my previous sojourn to Felwood I had picked up the flight path at the Horde encampment. This meant I only had to run up half of Felwood instead of all of it. Go me!
I get up to the Furlbog tunnel and decide that “I can do this quest, no prob” only to find out that the mobs are 53-56 and I am 51.
After dying twice I figured how to just kill one without pulling twenty million other mobs. I am still not quite sure how I managed to complete that quest without punching the monitor, but I did. I even got a set of feathers to turn in and an item that begins a quest.
Once I was done with the quest I high tailed it through the tunnel, picked up the moonglade flight path then ran to Winterspring. I got lucky and didn’t come across any mobs while running to Winterspring. I picked up some recepies and snagged a few to sell then went back to Org.
With all the ore I picked up I was able to move my engineering up to 290. Before I started running all over the world I went to the Outland and got my skills up. Funny that you cannot take the portal to the blasted lands until you are 58 but I was able to go through the dark portal at 51. Odd how that works.
I still want to push to try to get her to the Outlands by this weekend. I just wish this range of levels wasn’t so shitty. I might have to actually break down and level in Un’Goro.