Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Naxxramas 10 man: First Impressions

Hey guys!

So the guild continued in Naxx last night and we had a fun time in there - it was interesting to see some new content at last in the form of a raid as apposed to heroics/5-mans.

The previous nights group had cleared the Spider wing, and a boss in the Plague wing. Leaving us with the Death Knight wing, the last 2 bosses in the Plague Wing and the abomination Wing.

We cleared the Plague wing and all of the DK wing as well.

Some of the bosses were cake, some required a bit more attention or focus. The unwashed fella for instance - that whole run around avoiding the poison things on the floor was kinda irritating.

Anyway we did well - and it'll be nice to see how big a difference it is to do the 25 man version of the instance soon.

I got a new belt and the tier 7 shoulders - so I'm happy.

Thats 2/5 tier 7 for me! and only 10 badges away from the gloves. I'm struggling to find a decent libram. There is one from badge vendors which gives 173 haste, but it procs off judgement of command - which is kinda useless....means I'd have to do some seal twisting....more mana waste.

So I'm going to go for the one from the Grizzly Hills pvp. (cant remember the name off hand)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Quick Update..

No Naxx for me last night, I'm going tonight. The Raid leader wanted to get everyone in who was 79/80 before we start it properly tomorrow after the reset.

Then I imagine we'll do naxx 10 for a while and then move onto bigger and better things!

I've hit exalted with my 3rd WotLK faction last night:

Knights of the Ebon Blade
Valiance Expedition
The Wrymrest Accord

If anyone can explain what the Alliance Vanguard is and why it appears as revered on my faction sheet, but is only listed as a group consisting of:

Explorers League, The Frostborn, The Silver Covenant and the Valiance Expedition.

Is there some soft of bonus for getting this?

As I'm exalted with the Valiance Expedition I'm no longer getting rep for them, instead I'm getting rep for the Vanguard instead.

I know there is an achievement for getting the 4 factions to exalted that you champion in instances (Argent Cursade, Kirin Tor, Knights of the Ebon Blade, and The Wrymrest Accord) Could the Alliance Vanguard get something similar?

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Let the Purples Roll In...

Hey guys! Its back to normal life today, back to work and boredom again. *sigh*

But what a busy busy few days its been since my last update.

The heroic onslaught continues and I finally got my Tier 7 chest and I'm over half way to getting my gloves.

Looking at the badge vendor I need about 140 badges to get the items I want from the limited choice that there is.

I also hit exalted with The Knights of the Ebon Blade on Friday last week as well so have those awesome boots from them available at exalted.

I'm grinding rep where I can with dailys and doing Heroics where possible. But I wasn't online much over the weekend due to having to do some Christmas shopping and my PC breaking down (possible melt down due to too much wow the last week and a half!!)

The graphics were all screwy and all the tests I was able to do, given that windows wouldn't boot, pointed to a defective Motherboard.

So yesterday I popped down to my local Novatech and purchased the following:

Creative Labs X-Fi Soundcard (Mine died a few months ago and have been using the on board sound)

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H

Processor - Got an AMD X2 Dual Core AM2 Athlon 64 6000 3.0GHz 2x512KB

PSU - My old one was a little long in the tooth so thought I might as well as I was here upgrade this to a newer one as well.

Anyway so I got home - installed all the bits and guess what....the graphics glitch was still there...and to cap it all off the graphics card is in warranty! so £300 wasted? I think not! Nice upgrade from my old system so I'm happy either way. Just gotta go get the card replaced as the on board ATI Radeon 3500 on the new motherboard is nice, but having to play wow on all the lowest settings SUCKS!

Anyway tonight we go to Naxx for our first official raid if only 10-man. Provided of course we have enough people at 80! LOL!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Heroics - GONE MAD!!!!

Hey dudes!!

Updated a few pics on the site in keeping with the Wrath feel!

So what have I been doing since i hit 80? Well Heroics!! Lots of them!!

I got 44 Emblams yesterday and some awesome gear!

Check my armory link for more details!!

I'm cleaning up for Heroics today as we speak! Just hit Exalted with the Ebon Blade as well! So got my epic boots from them.

I did 12 Heroics yesterday, and i'm on my 4th today! MORE SHINEYS!!!

56 Emblams so far - 24 to go for my tier 7 chest!

And for those people who were interested and thought it was a mace.... Here's a pic of me and my AXE!!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

DING 80!!!!

Well there we go!

70-80 in 6 days! Phew!

Seriously though, I have to put my hands together to Blizzard for making a great game, utterly amazing.

The quests are fun, they're involved, they keep you guessing from minute to minute as to whats going to happen - where the plot is going to go, and to cap it all off they've added loads and loads more FUN!

Here's a run-down of where I quested:

Howling Fjord - 130/130 Quests Completed.
Dragonblight - 115/115 Quests Completed.
Grizzly Hills - 85/85 Quests Completed.
Zul'Drak - 100/100 Quests Completed.
Storm Peaks - 100/100 Quests Completed.
Icecrown - 61/140 Quests Completed.

Leaving me with the last in Icecrown, all of Borean Tundra, and all of Sholazar Basin to complete.

I'll continue for now in Icecrown as I'm loving the lore so far in there.

Once all those area's are clear that leaves me with 90 quests left in Kalimdor somewhere to find!

Anyway Its late! I wanna go to sleep, here are some pics!


/pat on the back

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ding 79! The Home Stretch!

Well here we are! Level 79! The final stretch...and what a ride its been!

Cool things that happened between 78-79:

1 - Hit 3000 quests and got my new title: Firelight the Seeker.

2 - Got my Reins of the White Polar Bear from the daily quests in Storm Peaks.

I've got the day off from WoW today other than just quickly hitting 79 this morning. So level 80 tomorrow for me - or maybe tonight if i can wangle it!! No hurry!

We've had a lot of realm firsts in the last couple days including realm first level 80 Death Knight.

THAT is nuts...and people think I'm leveling fast!

Anyway here are some cool pics! Enjoy!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Ding 78!!!

Well that went quicker than I had imagined! I've moved up to the Storm Peaks for questing - while the mobs are 2/3 levels higher than me, the amount of XP I'm getting is very nice for the little extra work I have to do.

The Brunnhilder quest line I'm on at the moment is simply Awesome!! Just after I Dinged I went on a quest where you have to ride on a Proto Drake, and fight other people actually sat on the drake the 2 of you fighting - hand-to-hand! Awesome! (well i smashed their faces in with my mace! hahahaha!)

Also as I got my Mount I flew all around the lands having a nose, and got my Explorer achievement including the title and a cool Tabard.

Pics of my conquests/exploration from 77-78 below!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Ding 77!!!!

Finally!! Level 77 and able to get my wings and start exploring the wonders of Northrend!