Sunday, November 29, 2009

King for a day, err Queen...

Myd On The Throne of Stomwind

I was taking the level 80's out for a spin this week trying to complete all of the achievements for the new Pilgrim holiday quests. I guess they just added these quests this year, but I was thrilled about one thing... You can build your cooking skill to max in about 2 hours.

My Warlock needed the most work in this area, so I started with her. She cooked and received all the acheivements except for Turkinator, Terrokar Turkey Time and Turkey Lurkey. I didn't realize at the time you need about 7 shooters to complete the Turkey Lurkey achievement, so I had to get all the shooters on the next day.

The first day I mostly worked on leveling cooking on any of my toons that were able, and also completed "Turkinator" on a couple of my toons. You have to kill 40 turkeys in either Elynn Forest or Tristfal Glades with 30 seconds in between each one. I did this in Elwynn with one of my lower toons, but once I hit Tristfal Glades with the DK, I decided that I would also take my Warlock there to finish that Achievement or "cheevo". Tristfal is flatter, and they lay the turkeys in a better pattern so they are easier to find.

A couple of days later I started to work on the last three "cheevo's" for both my Warlock and my DK on the Horde side. Pilgrim's Peril was fairly exciting but also very time consuming. You have to go to each enemy capital city and just sit wearing a piece of "Pilgrim Attire". I don't normally travel to the enemy capitals, so it takes a bit of time for me to figure out the best way to manage my running time.

The most interesting things I discovered were that the Alliance capital cities for the most part are easier to get to because the Alliance allows enemies to ride on the boats unmolested. You can not even get on a Hordie Airship without getting the wholey crap kicked out of you. I also noticed that most of the Alliance cities don't make you go automatically into being flagged PvP, where the Hordie cities were mostly all close enough to perma-flag you before you could sit down. I think Ironforge is the hardest to get to because of the narrow path up to the city and the guards crack you in the skull and aggro to you like a swarm of bees. It was also the only capital that I was forced to kill guards to finish the quest.

So, we get to Turkey Lurkey. You have to get these Turkey Shooters from doing the daily quests and then you have to hunt down one of each race's Rogues and feather them with the gun. Talk about fun? Well, is was fun to be able to shoot Rogues without any worry of retribution, but finding one of each one is not always so easy. For me, Dalaran is much too laggy and too much competition for capping one of the Rogues in the hiney. So, I did the next best thing. I went to all of the Newbie Zones for each race that I couldn't find easily and hunted them as level 1. Hey, it worked. Some of those guys are hard to find. Orc Rogue? I don't even know if I have ever seen one anywhere before, but I found em in the Newbie Zone. I also had some issues finding Dwarf Rogues. That one took me sitting in their Newbie Zone for about an hour checking each toon that ran by me and being stared at by tiny characters wondering what a level 80 Hordie DK was doing sitting out there. I would just wave and emote at them, but I don't think they could talk or emote back to me.

After that we went after the hardest of all the Pigrim cheevo's, the Terrokar Turkey Time. You have to kill the last boss in Sethek Halls with a Pilgram Hat and Pilgram Attire, Robe or Dress. So, I go there with the Warlock, and try to solo the instance, and that wasn't happening. I had to call in a couple of friends to help me out with that one. The Warlock is just a bit too squishy even in full PvP gear and a pet for the level 67 dungeon. I got it fairly quickly and then moved on to the DK.

The DK can handle up to about 5, 67 Elites without even having to pop a potion, but after that it gets a bit tricky. I decided not to clear the dungeon but only hit what I needed to get to the King. I knew the way because of doing it with my Warlock, so that also helped. I get all the way in there, and I get to the boss. I potion up, eat up, buff up and get out my Army of the dead to go kill this guy. I whipped him, but then I realized I forgot to change clothes. So, I got to do it again.

This time I invited a friend who also needed the cheevo, and we go in for a second time. We got to the first boss, which actually killed me the first time, because he saw my pet. To which, he brought all his pets and kicked me in the skull. So, this time, I dismissed my pet, and told my partner to go around. He didn't... He got stuck on a pole and got too close, so we had to do the guy anyway. The Pally is pretty tough, and we managed to burn the boss down fairly quickly.

We got to the last boss, and this time I told the Pally to change into his Pilgram garb, and we went for the kill. No problem for 2 level 80's to burn this guy to the ground. I got my cheevo's and my "Pilgrim" title. My partner wasn't as lucky however, he didn't have the hat on, so he didn't get the cheevo or title for Pilgrims. So, he decided he will just finish up next year, and I had to go anyway, so it was all good.

So, while I was doing all of this, cheevo chasing with my Warlock, the Hordies were busy raiding the Alliance Capital cities. I happened to be at a couple of them after the Horde had laid waste to their respecive Kings. I gladly jumped up on the throne and offered my service as the new King in Ironforge, but they mostly ignored me and went back to their business. In Stormwind I had a much better audience because there were about 4 DK's waiting to get the King to pardon them.

So, I jump up to the throne in SW and let them all know I was taking over and asked all of my loyal subjects what their new King could do for them. The first loyal subject asked for a port. I was like, "Umm, I don't do ports, NEXT!" The next loyal subject asked me for a pardon, and I replied that I wasn't quite ready to deal with that yet, but I would talk to my boys (The Guards) about throwing rotten fruit at the loyal subjects. They mostly just stood there AFK or whatever, so I started making jokes like asking them to stop just standing there starring at me. I wasn't getting too much of a response, so I decided to pick on one directly.

Mirkaba, was there getting pelted by rotten fruit and I told her she must have pissed someone off. She asked "What did I do?" and I responded, that I didn't know but I will talk to my boys about spitting on the loyal subjects. Another DK walked up and I tried to get him involved, but again, all I got was silence. I asked Mirkaba if she wanted to be King for awhile and she said "No, I'm fine". I said "I have to go anyway, come on up here and be the King!" So she agreed and I stepped down.

I turned to her, kneeled and said "All hail the new King Mirkaba!" Still, the crowd was quiet. These guys are like dead fish. So, I told Mirkaba that she should have a talk with her boys about spitting on the King, because that is just rude. I offered the King good luck and farewell before I logged for the evening.

I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I wish everyone could be as entertained by me as I can...

That's all I got. Till next time!

Myd On The Throne Of Iron Forge

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

By The Moon And The Stars...

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for the Wow account. First off, I have to tell you all about Moon Guard. Probably the most crazy and interesting server I have ever visited.

I have a friend that said they play on Moon Guard, so I go looking for it, and can't find it on the list. I keep looking, and finally at 4:00 in the morning I decide to scroll all the way to the bottom of the list. Low and behold, there she is, FULL! I was like WTH? Of course I created a DK there and started to play. My goodness, I was just amazed at how many other new DK's there were at 4:00 AM. It was crazy! Not only were these DK's there, but they were actually helping me get through quests faster and helping and stuff. This by far was the best DK experience I have ever had anywhere.

So, I get through to level 58, escape the Lich King, again, and then started to get my things in order with Exodar and of course I had to go see the King, which even going there, I was escorted in by 3 other new DK's.

So, we get all settled, get some potions, get ready, and bam, let's try some PvP. Again, the best time in PvP evar! I go in there in my blues and I started waxing some serious amounts of Hordies. So many in fact that I was the highest in damage several times, which is really confusing to me, because I just ain't that darn good. So, I keep on going, because like this has never happened before and eventually I hit 60. So, I wonder, what the hell is wrong with these Hordies on this Battlegroup? I had to Wiki up the servers and see what the hell was going on. Seems Moon Guard only has 2 PvP servers in their battlegroup as where Stormstrike has 12. Big difference there. I couldn't believe the amount of honor and damage I was getting over there. It was a breath of fresh air to get multiple kills and stay alive without a healer. Alas, it isn't my main server, but I plan to do some more PvP there when I get frustrated on Stormstrike.

So, I decide that after some vicious PvP, I would give the Hordies a well deserved break and go check out Hellfire Penn. Again, I was completely Amazed at how many people were out there at 5:00 AM. My server is mostly a ghost town at this time, so I am just flipping out how much is going on here on Moon Guard. I ran a Wiki on that server and found out it is supposed to be the most popular WoW server. That is not a mistake, this server rocks the socks off of Norgannon. Not only were there many people out there playing the game, there was actual ROLE PLAYING going on! Wholey spukets! I could not believe my eyes as characters were playing up the attacks on Hellfire, and the towers were constantly under siege by both Horde and Alliance.

So, I run some quests, and got some better green and blue gear and went back to PvP in the 60-69 bracket. I was still kicking hiney at level 60. Even ran the Warsong flag a couple of times and made it. I was so happy I could spit! Ahh, the joy of dominating. I felt like a true PvP server guy. I suppose those PvPers in Stormstrike may have a point about the other servers not being as strong, but it feels good to kill them just the same.

So, after a bit, I go to Stormwind to check out the city. Still packed full of people, again I see something strange... More ROLE PLAYING! OMG... I don't know how they do it, but these guys are all walking seriously slow. I mean, I would kill myself if I walked that slow, but they do it. They also go sit around in the park and in the Cathedral and like SPEAK and EMOTE to each other! OMG! I was so happy to see this going on really. I like RP myself, and these guys are full of that. They even had people drinking IN THE BLUE RECLUSE! I have never seen anyone even go into that place on my server let alone RP in there with a fully stocked bartender that is not an NPC. There were several bars, and people yelling about ads for their particular tavern etc. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had in WoW.

So to Moon Guard, I salute you! You guys have a great server!

No worries to Norgannon... I have leveled my Druid to 40, Shammy is at 32, Mage is now 28, and my Pally is 26. Everything is moving along slowly but at least it is moving on.

Servers should be getting off maint soon, so I should go. Gotta get back to leveling the Mage.