It’s midsummer fire festival again ! This time I am doing the daily boss with Zendrella.
Ever since that last post I have played quite a bit, but since I reached some goals, I have slowed down a bit. Still have plenty of goals, but not in a hurry in any way, and there are still plenty of other games to play ! It’ll probably be at least 4 months before Warlords hits.
As you can see I boosted Rainhoof from 60 to 90. I preordered the upcoming expansion for both accounts. Turawk the shaman got boosted as well. He is now a jewelcrafter and a blacksmith. Haven’t used the blacksmith profession much, but he is handy to make the living belt buckle. The jewelcrafter is nice to make gems of course. Both characters have been playing on the timeless isle, and the monk seemed to be a bit stronger. He now has the two Hozen can openers for weapons you can buy with the timeless coins.
As I mentioned earlier I have been multiboxing in order to level a few duos with the RAF triple XP boost. I got Ferdix and Morphixea to level 85 first. The priest warrior combo worked really well. I am totally planning on getting them to 90, maybe not dual boxing all the way, but definitely dualboxing on the Timeless Isle once at 90, that would be interesting.
The second duo I have levelled to 60. We reached 60 about 10 days ago, and I wasn’t exactly looking forward to doing Outlands yet again. Around that time the news about the 5.4.7 PTR patch came in. Apparently if you boost a lvl 60 or higher to 90 you get 600 on your two main professions ! So I left Rainhoof and Turawk on 60, hoping to boost them either through the WOTD preorder or the ingame shop. The Monk / Shaman duo worked pretty nice as well, though the monk tank didn’t have the dps (yet) that Morphixea (warrior) had. No shield slam I guess.
The past weekend I levelled Zendrella finally to 90. She was pretty much my main character in Cataclysm, doing the fireland dailies etc., was a bit forgotten, but now she’s back with a vengeance ;). Furthermore I am levelling inscription with Ferdix, spending an hour picking flowers here and there.
Last week I finally managed to complete Celestial Blessings. I had been sitting on that one since November last year. It was quite frustrating to complete the ranged DPS challenge. I tried quite a lot of times and came very close a few times, but finally gave up. Now that I had a few more pieces of gear from ‘Downfall’, I decided to try again and did it in one go ! After visiting the other celestials in Pandaria, I received my iLvl 600 cloak !
Now in order to make it a legendary cloak, you have to defeat all four celestials on the Timeless Isle. I figured that wasn’t going to happen soon, so I bought a gem and got an enchantment from my alt and went on my merry way. Last Wednesday however, I decided to check anyway whether some group would be doing the celestials and lo and behold, there was one. We managed to do three of the four ! Only Xuen the white tiger left to do. The alliance tagged him first however so we didn’t get that kill and it was getting late so I figured I’d get a shot at that sooner or later. As a nice bonus, I got my fourth tier set piece, so I get the tier set bonus :).
Last friday, when I logged on to Morpheus to do my daily leathercrafting thing, I noticed a group was just about to take on Xuen. I quickly logged out and logged Zen in, and managed to get a few sets in, in order to complete the quest and get the legendary. Hooray ! After I got that and went back to the Isle, there was a group forming for Ordos, who you can only reach when you got the cloak, so that was a nice bonus. All in all quite a bit of luck and a nice turn of events. Never thought I’d be able to get the legendary cloak, but after a very long questline, I managed it.
Below is the fun cutscene (of sorts) you get once you get the item in order to turn your cloak into a legendary one.
About October last year, Blizzard updated their Recruit a Friend program. It now gives triple XP all the way up to level 85. Since I really liked the Emerald Hippogryph mount, I figured I’d give it a go. Also had a few alts I never bothered to level up, so I started researching dual boxing in Wow. It is a very common thing in Eve. But there, the game play is somewhat slower (especially for PVE), so you really don’t need any fancy software to make it work.
In wow you could just let the other guy /follow you, but it would be nice if (s)he’d make a contribution as well. I figured it’s be fun to play a priest / warrior combo. Morphixea already was on my roster as a lvl 6, Ferdix was created on the new account. And I am using Hotkeynet to send keys to the other client. The program doesn’t seem to be updated any more. But it still works fine. You have to read up a little and edit a script, but that’s about it. I am not doing any fancy stuff. You can do mouse region clicks, picture in picture etc., but I am just using it to send keys.
Basically what I do, is use SHIFT + number keys for healing, CTRL + number keys for attacking Morphixea’s target, and ALT + number keys for some miscellaneous stuff. And ‘`’ for mounting, which is quite fun to see, they both jump on their mount and ride off :).
As we speak they are level 73, ready to go into Grizzly Hills. It’s been a ton of fun, really changes the way you play the game. And very fast progression, as you can do old group quests with ease that give a ton of XP. Even saw some in Silvermoon that I had never done before.
You can see some screenshots of the Dynamic Duo in the gallery. I have grown quite fond of them, haha.
There is more info on multiboxing at http://www.dual-boxing.com/.
My simple hotkeynet script is over here.
And finally it happened on Wednesday night. LFR for Downfall had finally opened up. The first two bosses went down pretty smooth. The trash mobs to get up to Garrosh posed more of a problem. Several wipes later we arrived at his lair, where him and Thrall were having an argument. Luckily I had quite a nice LFR group. Ppl were willing to learn the encounter, though of course some left. But about an hour and about 7 wipes later we downed him !
Before Mysts I hardly ever raided, so if you would have said this about a year ago that I would see the final boss fight of this patch I wouldn’t have believed you. I know it’s only LFR but it’s nice that just about everybody can enjoy the content.
I made a video as you can see below ! Enjoy :).
ps. All hail to Vol’jin !
I have fought beside the Taurens, the Trolls and others, YOU are nothing like them !
Great analysis of the trailer and the Lore behind it at
Very much looking forward to the new raid ! Never thought I’d say that ;).
Yes I am still playing ! Ever since Mists I haven’t been blogging much about Wow, but I am certainly planning to pick things up again.
I am very much looking forward to patch 5.3 that is currently being deployed in the US and will be hitting the European servers tomorrow. Altough I still got things to do, like completing the entire 5.1 story line, (I am not Exalted with the Dominion Offensive guys just yet) or the Black Prince epic questline (it just so happens I am on the Valour part where you need the now reduced 3000 valour), more things to do is always nice. The LFR raids are getting a bit long in the tooth if you have completed them several times, with the exception of Terrace of Endless Spings that I really enjoy for some reason.
Pvp will be changed and will probably be more fun for us, less geared people and we’re getting open world evens in the Barrens. It’ll be great to be back there once again. Maybe Barrens chat will return ;).
Over the last few weeks I have set myself a few goals to reach, before Pandoria is out. And I have reached almost all of them ! My mage is now 85, albeit in somewhat crappy gear, so I hope to pick up better stuff soon as I start question with him towards 86. That was the main thing, now I am trying to get Morpheus´s fishing up to 525, am at 490 or so now, so that should be doable. His leather working is a few points short of 525, hope there will be a little overlap like they did in Cata. Only thing I didn´t manage to do is get Morphea´s engineering to 525.
First thing I´ll do once the expansion is out is run to the pet trainer. So if I come across anything nice, I can tame it and pick it up :). Morpheus will be the 1st to level, but knowing I probably won’t sprint to 90 on just one guy, I’ll log into the others as well. Hope the quests are varied enough to not get too repetitive.
The last few days I have played around with the new pet battles system that is now in place on the Beta server. It’s much more fun than I expected to be honest. It is turn based, but you can use multiple pets for one battle. I made a small video of the first two pet battle quests, as you can see below.