Wednesday, August 7, 2013

As summer draws to a close...

...I finally feel the motivation to start posting again! My ridiculous altoholism has abated somewhat as I've realized that 1) I really want to complete this expansion's content at least once while it's current and 2) that's really only doable on one toon. So while I'm still playing many alts, I've become a bit more focused in the past few weeks.

That one toon has been Wapsi, the defected-to-the-Alliance enhancement shaman. I have to say, as much as I liked her tauren form, dranei sure do look snazzy in their gear. I've finally gotten into running the ToT LFR regularly, and Wapsi is missing only the chest piece from the tier set, which I think looks fantastic. I love the Shado-Pan Assault eyeball belt too!

So where to start... basically, I really want to get the legendary cape on one toon, and since Wapsi had progressed the farthest in the legendary questline, I went with her. The first thing she needed to do was win a couple of PVP battles. No problem, right? Uh, no. Apparently Silvershard Mines is awfully hard for Alliance to win. But after 24 battles spread across 4 or 5 days, she finally got her win. While in the PVP mindset, I started doing the PVP quests for the Kirin Tor Offensive. Let me say right off the bat that the main reason for this is so she can use her honor points to buy PVP fist weapons from past seasons. The second reason is that these quests are so much quicker and easier to do than the PVE ones. I don't really care for the Isle of Thunder, and being able to grab quests, complete them all in one place, and turn them in in a half hour was the only way I could grind Kirin Tor Offensive rep and get my dinosaur.

And this is now my favorite mount aside from...

The Shado-Pan tigers...

Or the Golden Lotus cranes..

Or the August Celestials thundering cloud get the point. While waiting for all of those LFR queues so she can collect Secrets of the Empire for Wrathion, she has been farming her way to exalted with all of the original Pandaria factions. She's exalted with the Klaaxi too, but is still saving money for the scorpion mount, in part by farming up ore and transmuting it to living steel which she can sell on the auction house for as much as 600 gold each.

I've been trying to get all of Wapsi's business (LFR, farming, auction house) done by Friday of each week. Then I'm free to play alts, most of whom have had the ulterior motive of working on Loremaster while they level.

Gallore has also defected to the Alliance, and I was pretty motivated to get her to 90 so she could collect some Pandaria pets. She doesn't have any rares yet, but I've wanted a Klaaxi scorpion since I first saw one so I'm pretty happy. In the process of leveling, Gallore finished the quests in Kun-Lai summit as my final zone for Pandaria Loremaster. I found finishing Kun-Lai to be as painful as some of the Outland zones or Vash'jir. Sooo very loooong, I was very happy to finish and know that I would never have to do all of those quests again.

Speaking of Outlands and painful questing, Petrusian finished Terrokkar Forest and is now off to Northrend. That was an awful zone full of quests sending Petrus all over the place and back, but not quite as bad as...

...Nagrand! I dusted off Goetia, my first level 90 toon, as she had made the most progress here of all of my toons. I also had leveled her to 87 in Pandaria and didn't like dying constantly, so it seemed it would be more pleasant to just queue her up for dungeons while she finished up questing in low level zones. First things first though, since I am on a faction mount kick, she spent a couple of days finishing her Sha'tari Skyguard rep so she could get all of the nether ray mounts- I have wanted these since I first began playing, they are in my opinion some of the coolest mounts in the game!

She also had a little transporter accident and, uh, she's now a blood elf. And I had to change her name to Goesha because I moved her to another server. Somehow though it seems more appropriate for a sneaky backstabbing rogue to be a snooty blonde girl.

So that's about it for my summer in WoW- I've logged onto other characters here and there for an LFR or a bit of transmoggery, but that's it. So some random pictures of those below, who knows, but next week I might be playing one of them again!

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