Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Legion Tomorrow!!


Well, how can we ignore that. It was going to be all about how I got my 2nd 100 on the realm with Invasions, but we can't ignore that tomorrow morning, we'll be ready to face the Legion! Artifact weapons, Class Halls, new zones, new quests, new profession stuff, it will all be a thing. I'm so excited for it. I'll go to bed early tonight and hopefully be able play a few hours before work after getting up really early.

So, yes, I did get my Shaman to 100. That's my 2nd on the realm, and 27th overall. She was doing Invasions Invasions Invasions. She was keeping 10 of each small and large chest to open at 100, and opened all the others along the way. This way of leveling just doesn't give you enough gold though. She needed to have 5K from Insanebrit to get all the flying needed. One thing she did was take a break from Invasions at 80, and quest in Hyjal and Uldum to 85. She also did a little MoP, getting through the starting quests, getting to the Shrine, and getting flying. Oh she Draenor at 90 too. Well, at 91 I think. So, for 90-100, it was a mixture of questing and Invasions. Her mining wasn't getting leveled either, but I leveled it in Cata, MoP, and Draenor, and now she's up to 463.When I opened all the chests, she got all the pieces she needed, except for Leggings. Nothing warforged either. But she did get a Mace and upgraded it to 725. She's iLvL 687 now.

The other character I concentrated on was Crazybrit, my little Gnome Hunter. She did mostly quests until 35, then Invasions to 44, then hit the Badlands, Felwood, Winterspring, and Swamp of Sorrows. She's level 58 now, and will quest in Blasted Lands to get to 60.

I also decided to get a fully upgraded Garrison on Insanebrit. Why, you might ask. Well, I want the Shipyard for Baleful items to give to alts when they hit 100, now that Invasions won't be a thing. I tend to do this just to make questing easier. Get Timeless for when they hit 90, and get Baleful for when they hit 100. A bit late in the Expansion, I know. Let's see if I stick with it, after I sample Legion :)

Insanebrit (100) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 700/Tailoring 245) - iLvL 691
Lavabrit (100) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 463/Jewlcrafting 124) - iLvL 687
Crazybrit (58) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 307/Leatherworking 52)
Looneybrit (12) - Human/Warrior (Mining 48/Blacksmithing 55) 
Loopybrit (61) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 141,Alchemy 75)
Mentalbrit (12) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 26/Enchanting 4)
Derangedbrit (21) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 46/Inscription 1)
Madbrit (12) - Human/Monk (Mining 21/Engineering 20)

Next week, it will be Legion and other leveling too, I think. I don't know how much I'll be playing because we're going back East for a wedding from Friday, coming back Tuesday. I will take my laptop though, so I hope the Hotel has good wifi :)


Monday, August 22, 2016

It's All About Invasions!


Yep, it's all about invasions. Let me tell you what happened. I was leveling Crazybrit my Gnome Hunter. I finished off some quests in Elwyn Forest and Hearthed back to Stormwind City. But, I had forgotten to reset my hearth to SWC, so I was back in Tinker town. Coming out of Tinker Town in Dun Morogh, I got the notice that an Invasion was in progress, so I decided to check it out. It was lots of fun and she got some Nethershards and two boxes, and got from level 9 to level 13! She opened the boxes and got two pieces of loot that vendored for about 70g! So, she went from having 25s to 70g25s :) I know I should have probably saved the boxes until 100, but who the heck knows when that will be.

Insanebrit made it to 100 doing an Invasion too. She was doing Nagrand and got to 99 and about 85%, and I decided just to get in an Invasion to finish off. Yay, my 26th 100! After getting to 100, I took her through the Broken Shores scenario. Lots of fun, and quite the cutscene. After that she did lots more invasions, and got lots of 700 gear, and then purchased Ring, Trinket, Neck, and Back pieces with Nethershards. She's now iLvL 691! The only thing she was missing was a weapon, because she got a couple of Coalesced Fel. Well, a mace dropped, so now she has a 710 Mace, but no Off-Hand yet. I've got to figure out how to get a good one.

In other news, I filled out my list of characters on Silver Hand. I have 8 characters now, covering all professions. I chose all the rest to be Human, as I'm working on getting Classy Humans, for our guild. Here's my Mad Monk - madbrit (as a side note, I realized I didn't have any Monk Heirloom weapons, so i bought Venerable Mass of McGowan from Ironforge).

As you can see from the list of characters below, I kept with the Crazy theme. Crazy for starting all over on a new Realm. I leveled them all through Elwyn Forest and they're at least ready to hit Westfall, and Derangedbrit is already through there and ready to hit Duskwood. I also leveled Lavabrit a fair bit, getting her to 45 and just in badlands, she did a couple of invasions to, to minimize the time needed in Western and Eastern Plaguelands. She's got boxes saved for when she's 100. I do hope those will still contain 700 loot after Legion drops.

Insanebrit (100) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 700/Tailoring 163) 
Lavabrit (45) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 83/Jewlcrafting 83) 
Crazybrit (21) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 60/Leatherworking 12)
Looneybrit (11) - Human/Warrior (Mining 45/Blacksmithing 55) 
Loopybrit (61) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 141,Alchemy 75)
Mentalbrit (12) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 26/Enchanting 4)
Derangedbrit (21) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 28/Inscription 1)
Madbrit (12) - Human/Monk (Mining 21/Engineering 20)

So, I got a lot done this week, and there's something I forgot to tell you about last week. Well, Insanebrit needed about 1000 more gold for faster flying at level 70, and Demon Hunter had just opened up. I wanted to try one out, but knew I didn't really want to play one. So, I leveled up to 100 and got to Stormwind City, vendored everything and netted about 1400g. So, Insanebrit could afford faster flying :)

That's it for this week. The plan for next week is to level all the characters, probably concentrating on Lavabrit and Derangedbrit. Loopybrit will continue to fly around picking herbs to level Herbalism, and may in fact hit Outland.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Made it to Draenor!


Yay, I made it to Draenor this morning. A lot of leveling over the week to get me to this point. Let's go through it. But before I start:

At my Garrison

Here's me at my new Garrison in Draenor.

So, we started off at 60 and went to Outland. What was absolutely amazing is that there is no CRZ in Outland at all. It was truly a great experience doing the quests on my own, with hardly seeing anyone else around. This is what RP is all about :). Heading into Northrend at 68, I didn't know what to expect, but soon saw Moonguard and Wymrest Accord people and then knew that Northrend did indeed have CRZ. It wasn't too bad though. At least it's only 8 or 9 realms thrown together, not 30 or so.

I did lots more Borean Tundra than normal, getting to 72 there, before heading to Dragonblight and then Grizzly Hills until 76. Then it was a quick Shloz Basin and Icecrown to finish off. Cata fairly whizzed by, Just doing Hyjal and then Uldum. MoP was similar, getting to 88 in Jade Forest, and finishing off with a tiny bit of Valley of Four Winds and then Kun-Lai (making sure to get the Grummlepack).

So, I played through the Draenor opening this morning, and made it to my Garrison. I've started doing quests in Shadowmoon Valley and have got the Tailoring shack now. Level 91.

I also leveled Lavabrit a bit, to get her profs to 75 for the Darkmoon Fair. There's a problem now with DMF fishing though. You catch a lot of junk and I only got 2 Herring on her after about 30 casts and gave up. Insanebrit had the same problem, but she did it earlier in the week and I persevered on her. Funny thing was, leveling Lavabrit in Westfall, it didn't have CRZ the day before Invasions, but now does. What a shame :)

Insanebrit (91) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 569/Tailoring 81) 
Lavabrit (28) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 83/Jewlcrafting 83) 
Crazybrit (3) - Gnome/Hunter (NA 0/NA 0)

The whole plan is to get Insanebrit's Tailoring high enough to start crafting bags for others. Of course,  she should get to 100 soon, and then I'll start leveling others too, and probably start more characters as well. Things are going really well in this new restart.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Starting Over - Again!


So, here's what happened. I was doing Tanaan dailies on my Hunter, and got the quest to kill 20 Demons. Now, you can kill those packs of 3 little sprites, or kill the wolves near the Horde base on Tanaan. So, I spend my time flying to both those places, seeing if any mobs were up, and killing any I could. It took absolutely ages. There were so many people around, and it was really hard to find any mobs alive. Another frustration. I got the cooking daily for 4 cookies. It was on a lower level character with no flying. and it took ages to get done, because there were no cookie anywhere, and I had to go place to place, and back again to get it done.

So I researched what was going on with things being so crowded. It seems that they've CRZed about 30 realms together for regular PVE realms. It's just horrible. I decided I needed a change. I'd read that they had done away with CRZ in certain places in RP realms, so I decided I had to go to check it out.

I have a good friend (Eccentrica) on Silver Hand, so I asked her what it was like, and she assured me that even where there's CRZ, it's only with about 7 or 8 other realms. So, I decided to take the plunge, and restart over there.

I'm absolutely loving it. Not only is CRZ gone in Stormwind City, but it's no present in tons of zones too. The realm is absolutely awesome. I leveled from 1-60 on my Priest, and started another couple of characters there.

My restart
So, there we have it. Insanebrit (named for Priest insanity, but also because I'm insane to start over again).

I joined my friend's guild, and have a bank guild too. We're having a blast now being together in the same guild and seeing achievements pop and stuff. It's the first time for a long time I've not been in a personal guild, but I'm really enjoying this new start.

I stopped playing my other characters all together. I won't be deleting them or anything, they have over 6 million gold, so will buy up tokens for the next few years.

These are my characters for now, but more are on the way.

Insanebrit (60) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 336/Tailoring 80) 
Lavabrit (13) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 20/Jewlcrafting 16) 
Crazybrit (3) - Gnome/Hunter (NA 0/NA 0)

The plan for next week is to get my Priest to 100. I hope I can make it. Also, to start more characters, and have tons of fun leveling in my new home.


Monday, August 1, 2016

New Goldmaking Opportunity!


As with the title of the blog, I'm going to tell you how I've made a lot of gold this week. It was a rumor I've heard, so I thought it was worth checking it out.

Ice Crown Citadel Raid in Northrend.

Someone mentioned that the rewards had been buffed. So, I took a couple of my Priests there. I set it to 25N, because that's about my limit (especially on the Ship Battle). So, a full clear got me 946g on my first run after vendoring everything. Other runs got me 952 and 964 gold. I then ran it on my Hunter, and only got about 800g, because she had to skip Dreamweaver. I was interested to see what I could get from Trial of the Crusader too. A full quick run through there gave about 540g. I also did Firelands on a few characters to keep the gold flowing in.

Other than that, both my Rogue and Hunter both got to 85 in Uldum. Then then both headed to Pandaria and have both been questing in Jade Forest. This is Stabbybrit having just finished the Jade Temple quests:

Just leaving the Jade Temple
She completed the jade quests in Jade Forest and got into Valley of the Four Winds. After just doing the first few Suncsong Ranch quests, she's now 88 and about 50%, and ready to head to Kun-Lai.

My Hunter only just did the Jade Forest quests up to Dawn's Blossom. She's at 87and about 50%.

The other leveling I did was to take my Paladin into Outland. She did quite a few Zangamarsh quests and got to 63. She's having a bit of a hard time leveling mining, but she's up to 304 now.

I also leveled my Warrior a couple of levels.

Other than this, I continued to do Garrison missions across all my 25 100s, but just once a day now. I'm doing the Shipyard on my two Garrosh characters too. I'm also still taking my latest 100 Hunter into Tanaan for dailies and to get geared up. The other thing I'm doing is going through my Ghostland Horde characters one by one, making sure they've finished all their Draenor quests, and bonus objectives.

One last thing. On Saturday, I made sure I tool every single one of my characters to a Tmog NPC so they could all get Hidden Helm :)

Priestybrit (100) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 700/Tailoring 700) - iLvl 702
Draenybrit (100) - Draenei/Hunter (Mining 700/Jewelcrafting 700) - iLvl 679

Stabbybrit (88) - Gnome/Rogue (Skinning 530/leatherworking 95) 
Pallybrit (60) - Draenei/Paladin (Mining 237/Blacksmithing 105) 
Panadabrit (87) - Pandaren/Hunter (Mining 515/Engineering 92) 
Shammybrit (32) - Draenei/Shaman (Herbalim 143/Inscription 91) 
Blondybrit (29) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 109/Inscription 90)
Nightybrit (23) - Night Elf/Priest (Herbalim 96/Enchanting 90) 

Frostybrit (60) - Draenei/Death Knight (Mining 275/Jewlcrafting 78) 
Smashbrit (16) - Draenei/Warrior (Mining 39/Blacksmithing 45)
Huntingbrit (12) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 29/Leatherworking 1)

The plan for next week is to keep the gold rolling in, and level my Rogue and Hunter to at least 90, and continue to level others, and clean up other 100s, getting them ready for Legion.