Oh look what I have here . . .

Finally! 😀

Oh lookie here :D

How badass is this? \o/

Birthday Present!

Andrew drew me a picture of Lyssi for my birthday and I wanted to share it with you guys!

 

Warlock of DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

 

Thank you so much Andrew! ❤

What is this? A real post you say! No wai!

Yes I am a complete and utter slacker.  You all knew this so don’t act like you are all that surprised.  Most of my slacking has to do with just not having a whole heck of a lot to write about.  The rest is due to work and personal life stuff that has just been hogging up my writing time.  So while I have a little while to sit here and write before I head home to raid I thought I would catch everyone up!

Warning!  Wall o’ Text crits you for over 9000!

Raiding

I am still raiding on Lyssi (as you probably already guessed from the kill shot posts) and am currently 9/25 embers toward the first part of my legendary staff [edited to reflect the raiding done Tuesday night].  We have been extremely lucky in the ember drops.  We also got 7 of the crafting items to drop.  I know that we are making the BiS tank and healer stuff first.  I managed to snag the recipe for the BiS dps caster boots on the AH for 4700G.  We had the caster spirit gloves recipe drop our first night in the Firelands so I had that one already.  I am just waiting until it is my turn to make gear with the items or when some actually show up on the AH.

So far I am really liking the fights.  Despite the fact that Sorak keeps forgetting to start the parse for Shannox, I know that I end up #1 in damage for each kill.  The multiple targets and the fact that for the most part I get to just sit there and pew pew makes for awesome damage and uptime for me.  For both kills I was over 18k, which for me is just fucking awesome.  Considering we have some amazing dpsers in our raid (I am usually #3 or #4) it makes me just want to strut around.  BUT I can’t even prove my words because someone “forgets” to start the parse for the fight. 😦

This is me

On Beth I get to go up top and pew pew the boss.  This got decided because I absolutely suck at killing adds right away.  I guess our melee dps could go up top and I could take his place on the drones, but I don’t have to move all that much up top where they would.  I have worked out the best way for me to maximize my cooldowns (1st time up demon soul, 2nd time potion, 3rd time demon soul, then use my doomguard during lust in phase 3) and have seen a nice jump in my overall damage.  At first I was having a hell of a time getting her even close to 80%, but now I usually have her to at least 80% or better.  I think on one attempt I got her to 76%.  *flex*

On Lord Rhyolith I just feel like I am going nuts.  I have been put on add duty with the hunters and Zuggie.  The only way I have figured out to properly help on the adds is to pop up BoA and Corruption on each of them.  The fight is so hectic for dps (at least for me) that I honestly don’t know if I could manage to do more than that without standing in bad a lot.  Since I like to pride myself on staying out of the bad, this fight just drives me up the wall.  I do my absolute best to remain out of the bad and I just can’t seem to do it.  I like to joke with Slice that the only reason that they keep bringing me to raids is because I know how to stay out of the bad (and trouble) and still put out decent damage.  Of course the real reason is because I am the raid leader’s girlfriend.  Duh :-p  Because we all know that girls can’t play WoW.

Seriously guys, rolling SO hard

Balroc has me as part of crystal duty.  We tried me using my shadow ward and it didn’t absorb shit.  My other option is to blow a Shadowburn: Healthstone.  So instead of trusting me to save myself (I really don’t blame them here) we are just sacrificing Cayle.  It seems to work because we got him down.

❤ ya Sorak!

Slice has recently put an alt run for T11 up on the calendar.  I’ve told him that I would rather sit them out but would go if we didn’t have enough people.  I just don’t really want to raid that many nights.  Two nights is good for me.  More than that and I start to get fed up.  It isn’t that I’m not having fun, because I am, but when I have to raid I can’t do anything else for the night.  Me being on the west coast means I need to drive straight home from work and almost immediately get on the game.  There isn’t any time to unwind from work, no time to cook, etc.  Hell most of the time I have barely any time to check my bank alt for auctions and do my cooldowns.  Forget trying to get my dailies done before the raid.  This means the dailies are done AFTER the raid and thus I am online longer than I’d like.

TL:dr – To much raiding = grumpy Lyssi.

Dailies

I actually enjoy doing dailies.  I usually will do them on multiple characters.  Yes I know I am weird.  It happens.  I have been really lucky in that I haven’t missed a single day of MF dailies.  On the days that I was traveling back from Ohio, Slice was able to jump on and do them for me.  Thanks sweetie! ❤  Right now I am working on unlocking the last vendor.  I should have it unlocked in like 2 – 3 days.  Once I finish all that I need for my title on Lyssi I will finish the dailies on PPP.  She is about halfway to unlocking the wardens/druids.  I think I will start out with the druids for her just because there are so many achievements for them vs the wardens.  Personally I prefer the warden dailies.  They go MUCH faster and you don’t have to deal with the stupid fire.  Seriously, who’s idea was it to make you re-do the fire clearing EVERY DAMN DAY!?!?!?  Don’t get me wrong, the spire thing is annoying too, but the fire thing trumps it.

Other than the asshole multiboxer I really enjoy the Molten Front.  I like seeing all of the lore figures coming out to help you kill the elites.  I love how you can run through all the mobs and not aggro them, unless of course you are a warlock with a pet.  Because heaven forbid the warlock gets to run through anywhere unmolested.  Nooooooo I’m not bitter at ALL.  Nope not me!

I am sweet and innocent

Blogging

I really want to get back into the swing of posting, I just have to figure out how to get my groove back.  I miss being able to spend the morning writing a post then enjoying having fun in the comments for the rest of the afternoon.  Right now with the way my work is, I just don’t have the ability to do that anymore.  It has sapped my will to blog and that makes me sad.  As some of you know there are changes coming down the line in my future and I am hoping those changes will be just what the doctor ordered.

I have been doing pretty good with keeping up on my blog reading.  Since I switched to Google Reader I have been able to not fall too far behind.  There are a few blogs that I am way behind on, but those I am saving for a bored day.  I really dislike blogger now.  I can no longer subscribe to comments so I never know when someone replies to my comment I left.  This has stopped me from commenting on blogs that I usually comment on.  So if you have a blog on blogger and are missing my replies or comments, that’s why.

Like this

AHing

As you all know, SR is kind of hooked on AHing.  I have my own little niche in the Netherweave bag market.  Most of SR controls the gem markets.  A few of them work the glyph market and enchanting scrolls, but they primarily focus on gems.  This has helped to make me feel safe in my little spot.  Recently there have been players who just do things that make no sense to me.  For example:  I had bags listed at 21g 95s 95c, a player came in and listed a bunch of bags at 14g 95s.  There were no other players listing bags.  Just me at almost 22g.  So explain to me WHY you would undercut by so much?!?!  It isn’t really the undercutting.  Netherweave bags sell so quickly that I am constantly needing to make more, so that isn’t the issue.  There is NO REASON to undercut by that much.  The bags WILL sell.  They usually sell for a hell of a lot more than what I had them listed at.  I personally like to keep the market around 24-26g.  I was listing them at 22g to move them and clear up some room in my bank for cloth.  (BTW I seriously had to buy another guild bank tab JUST for bolts of Netherweave).  I would think it was a personal attack at my listings (it is a vicious AH market Hordeside on Drak) but I have seen posts by this seller in markets I’m not in doing the same thing.  I had an extra gem that I cut so I went to sell it.  The SR gang had the gem selling for 147g.  This seller posted theirs at 34g.   The funniest part is the gem never sold because it got undercut so much.  There were at least 20 more listings AFTER the 34g listing.  I can understand undercutting to get rid of your product, but this kind of playing is just dumb.

I found another niche for my roguelette and I am trying to keep that one under wraps just because it is soooooooo profitable at this time.  I had tried this route before but picked up some competition that ended up scaring away all the buyers.  Waiting worked out in my favor though.  He is no longer around to undercut me and I have been able to raise the price by 100g.  I’ve toyed with the idea of raising the price some more, but frankly I don’t want to mess with success.  I can sell 2-3 a night depending on how often I check my character.  Business is booming. 😀

Money, money, money!

Alts

I haven’t been feeling the alt-o-holic mode lately.  The funny thing is the only class I wanted to level was another Disc priest though the dungeon finder.  Why I do these things to myself I will never know.  This time around things aren’t as bad as they were for PPP.  My baby cow has had a bit more luck.  It is nice having a 2nd account to make alts on without having to move to a different server or delete one of my own.  On the other hand, if my brother ever does decide to come back to the game, I will have to say goodbye to my lovely little cow.  At least I know she will be in good hands.

Yay for holy cows!

WoW Overall

Honestly, I am starting to feel the burn.  It hasn’t gotten to where I no longer want to play, I just find myself not wanting to do more than the minimum.  This means I log in each day to check my auctions, do my cooldowns, JC daily and MF dailies on Lyssi.  I might stick around if guild chat is particularly popping, but I usually just afk out.  If it is a raid night then the only difference is I am raiding for 3 1/2 hours instead of afking out.  I don’t enjoy running dungeons so I am never VP capped.  I know that drives Sorak nuts, and probably Slice as well.  I really don’t care at this point.  I really am only enjoying a few things in the game and that is all I want to do.  I am hoping that once the rest of my life settles down that I will be able to start enjoying my free time in the game.  I have several alts that I want to get leveled that I just can’t make myself play.  Yes Ana the dorf lock is one of them.  Oh well, things will either pick up or I will crash and burn.  I really don’t foresee the crashing and burning so much.  I am still having fun.  Once the fun stops, that is when the burning will begin.  I think we are safe for now.

MUAH!

Screenshot Friday

Scorpions beat out everyone else!

Screenshot Friday

Not only did she look just like me, but she was a warlock too!

It’s update time!**

So let’s see, lots of stuff to update on.

No not really ^_^

I’ve mostly been plugging away at my alts.  I got PPP to 81 (as of last night).  I had to go *gasp* shadow once I hit 80.  I tried killing stuff as Disc, and it was just too painful.  Even when I was in Northrend I didn’t have too much of a problem killing stuff as Disc.  Man oh man though.  The mobs in the new 80-85 zones have a metric buttload of health.  After killing 2 mobs I was hearthing back to Org to pick up a 2nd spec.

I felt so sad.

Now usually people pick up a healing or tanking off spec so they can bring utility when they can’t deeps.  Here I am upset that I have to get a DPS spec.

/sigh

Since I leveled Disc through dungeons I never looked into playing Shadow.  I knew that it was similar to an affliction warlock, but me being me didn’t bother doing any research before I threw together a spec and ran off to pew pew.  To give myself credit I did try to use the dummies to get an idea for button placement.  I couldn’t find the level 80 dummies in Org so I got stuck with the level 85s and a bunch of my spells missed.  Oh well.

Off to Mt Hyjal!

The first few quests around the starting hub are going well.  Getting the rotation down . . . HERB!  Feeling pretty good.  I moved on to the next part and I am minding my own business, killing twilight peeps when suddenly I’m being hit with moonfire and insect swarm.  My first reaction is to bubble and run, which I do, only to die a few steps away.

Ok, no big deal.  PvP server.  It is expected.  Run back to my corpse, rez, re-buff and start to drink . . . MOONFIRE!  And I am dead again.

Seriously?!!?!

Drak is pretty lopsided for the Horde.  The few Alliance players tend to avoid the Hordies mostly due to sheer numbers, unless they are roaming together in a pack, then they will actively chase you.  Most people won’t see much world PvP on Drak outside of TB.  Not me. If there is world PvP to be found, I will be killed by it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind world PvP, but when you camp someone for no reason it is BS.

This time I came back to my corpse, looked around and rezzed in a safe place.  Flew away to buff and drink.  I was more aware now.  I kept looking around.  I saw no one.  Went back to doing my quests.  I had to pick up the staff slivers.  As I am looting one BOOM!  MOONFIRE!

At this point I am PISSED!  I haven’t even bothered trying to fight back with this guy.  It is around 11 pm at night PST, 1 am server time.  It is late and I just wanted to get some quests done before I passed out for the night.  This jerk of a druid is holding me up.  I asked for help from guildies.  My brother parties up with me to come help only to ditch me when TB comes up.  Gotta love family right?  No one else seemed to be willing to come help at that point in time so I said fuck it and switched to Lyssi.

That’s right bitches, I got my MAIN!

This means war!

I fly out there and have no problem finding the druid.  Two dots and the fucker was dead.  I waited a bit, flew up (why do people NEVER look up?!?!) killed him again after he rezzed then flew away.  To make him think I was done with him.  Gave him a few to feel like he was safe, found him again and dotted him up.  He tried to get away, he even flew up to escape my range.

HA! I will still get you!

I flew up, dotted him up AGAIN! and took a fall.  I took an 85k fall damage hit, but he died.

I popped a healthstone and logged out from a spot watching where my priest was questing.

Logged back into my priest, looked around, no druid.  Rezzed, buffed, drank . . . HERB!  Went back to questing.  Was fine for all of 5 mins then BOOM!  MOONFIRE!

Did this moron not have enough?!!?!

I released and logged back into Lyssi.  Killed him again.  Logged back into PPP when I couldn’t find the druid.  As I was running back to my corpse I found him.  He was actually standing next to my ghost form.

Did I switch back to Lyssi?

You bet I did!

Killed him again!

Then killed him one more time for effect.

At that point I couldn’t find him anymore.  I quickly switched back to PPP to rez.  At this point it was almost midnight and I had work in the morning.  I hadn’t gotten anything completed.  Which of course pissed me off some more.

Stupid Alliance druid.

The next day at work I was telling Cynwise and Psynister how I needed to learn to PvP on my priest.  Psynister told me that he was going to finish his “How to level a shadow priest” guide and this worked out perfectly.  When I had been busy at work I had gotten behind on my blog reading so I went over to his site and got updated.

Just a plug here.  If you aren’t reading these blogs — You are seriously missing out.  These two guys are awesome.  Totally nice guys who just kick serious ass.  Go read them! 😀

So now I have more of an idea of what do to when I get jumped on PPP.

Not that I will remember or anything.

Most likely I will run, die, then go get my main.

It is how I roll.

**Also – You need to say the title like they do on the Jersey shore when it is T-shirt time. No I don’t watch the show. Give me SOME credit!

Weekend in review

I had a nice weekend playing.  If you read my comments sections at all (and you really should) you would have seen that I was going to be raiding on Millea with Slopoke’s guild.  To make sure all was good to go (since they start raiding shortly after I get home from work) I logged into Millea on Thursday night.

I facepalmed so bad when I looked at her.

Yes it was that bad.

She hasn’t raided since Ulduar.  The highest gear she has is from the new ICC 5 mans.  She is in 2 piece T8 and 2 piece T9.  Both her trinkets and her off hand are ilvl 200.  Her gems were bad.  In fact, she didn’t even have her meta active.

*cries*

I wanted to go through and fix all of her gems but then I stopped myself and thought about it for a moment.  She wont be keeping this stuff for very long (assuming she raids with Slo more) and will be upgrading.

Of course this assumes that something other than enhancement shammy gear and plate drops from every fucking boss in ICC. >.>

Slo wasn’t kidding when she said that she makes it drop.  One cloth piece dropped the entire night.  ONE!  Luckily the pug priest we brought in didn’t roll on it.  He was a good pug.  He didn’t try to take off spec while he was healing.

Dooms finally got the staff he wanted.  Apparently it has been a running joke with them that Abracadaver doesn’t exist.  As a result, they run with it reserved for him on the off chance that it will drop.  I told Slo that it would drop because I was there (and thus could use it).  What happened?  It dropped of course. 🙂

So grats again to Dooms! 😀

I got my friendly ring from the Ashen Verdict.  That was a HUGE upgrade from the ring from ToC 5 >.< that I was wearing.  I mean HUGE.  I had the triumph badge ring on my other finger slot so when the ring dropped off BP it wasn’t that huge of an upgrade and I didn’t have a problem letting Dooms have it.

I had a ton of fun with Slo and the gang.  If they will have me back I think I shall be running with them again on Friday.

I really don’t know how much time I will be spending on Bloodhoof, but man oh man I am feeling the loss of the stuff I sent over with Tattia when I transferred her.  I sent her with my stockpile of gems, cloth, honor, flasks, fish, etc.  I still have fail mage over there so I can go farm herbs and make flasks, but it is just going to take a bit to get back up to where I was.  I just need to designate a day where I farm herbs.  Maybe on Tuesday.  Everyone will be raiding so it should be fairly quiet around the nodes.

It was kind of funny when I was trying to buy stuff for Millea’s raiding.  Drak’Tharon is a low pop server and has a weak AH.  Bloodhoof is one of the original servers, has a high pop and the market almost always has what you need, at a fairly cheap price.  Cheap flasks on DT are around the 20g range, usually closer to 25g.  On BH I got my flasks for 16-17g.  My gems were about 50g cheaper on BH too.  Of course we all know that Zug controls the gem markets on DT.

Speaking of Zug.  Last night I was on Lyssi farming in WG when I see him talking to me in gchat.  He started talking about racing in Ulduar.  Said that we needed to race on the racetrack before Mimron.  Dodging the bombs etc.  Said that we should do it as a guild.  He even set up something on the calendar.  I was laughing so hard.  It was so completely random and so totally Zug.  I ❤ you Zug, I really do. 🙂

I had forgotten how much fun it is to go into the “Goddess of Death” mode with Lyssi.  I was running around killing litterally EVERYTHING in my path.  It is a real ego booster let me tell you.  I ran over and decided to do the Ebon Blade dailies to get some cash (since I have been sending so much to alts and not playing my main) and I went onto the Savage Ledge.  Nothing is as much fun as killing all of those Vykrul guys until the entire ledge is empty and I have to run around and loot everything before they re-spawn.

SO MUCH FUN! ^_^

I spent some quality time on Saturday with the roguelette.  She is now 1 1/2 bars away from 37.  I got her engineering up so now she can make the 2 pets.  I made a few of each and tried selling them on the AH.  When I put up one of each, there weren’t any on the AH.  They sold almost immediately.  When I went to put up another set there were like 10 of each up there.  So I held back and will try again either tonight or tomorrow.  Made a nice chunck of change for the roguelette.  She won’t need to come crying to Lyssi and Tattia for gold any time soon.

Slice and I also worked on the caster duo on Sunday.  We got up to 23 I think.  He still isn’t feeling the ranged caster dps, but he sure loves to AoE.  I can’t wait to see his reaction once he gets Seed of Corruption at 70.  Now THAT is fun AoE.

I have another project that I am working on.  It has me all excited again.  Once everything is finalized I will annouce it on the blog.  Until then it will remain a secret project. 😀

No Tel it is not another alt. :-p

I think I might even try to set up a 10 man ICC for some point this week.  See if I can still raid lead.  Any takers? 🙂