Monday, September 26, 2016

Progress on All Fronts!


Lots of stuff happened this week. All of it good.

First, a lot of my Humans made leveling progress and the lowest level of my Humans is now 36. They have all cleared through Cape of Stranglethorn and the last few are ready to take to the quest and portal to Western Plaguelands.

My Paladin saying goodbye to Booty Bay.
They're all pretty much spread out over the levels now, and I can choose to level in lots of different places. They are 73, 63, 54, 50, 40, 36, 36, 36. Progress across the board at getting to 85. And wow, is Monk leveling fast. You go to Serenity Peak and get a 50% leveling buff every 10 levels. In fact you get 2 hours of it. Before it even runs out, you've got another 10 levels and do it all again :) Oh, and I started a Night Elf Druid. I thought that seeing as I was getting Classy Humans, and I already had a Shaman, I might as well go for the Class Act achievement, getting one of each class to 85.

OK, lets' talk about something else. I was getting really fed up with the AH. Posting tons of low level mats and having them undercut, or not selling, and having to post them day after day after day. Well, I've decided that, other than Legion mats, and some Hexweave Bags I still have lying around, I'm just going to vendor stuff now. Well, that doesn't mean just vendor the mat, it means working out best value of what to craft with it, and vendor that. If you remember, my friend and I did that a long time ago, and we had spreadsheets for what to craft to get the most value. Here's a snippet:

Vendor value spreadsheet
So, I've been vendoring lots of stuff with Draenor Mats. In fact, I've made so many gems with Ore and Herbs that Lavabrit got JC to 700. Also, what this assumes is that all professions are maxed. I might actually have to level some the old way, so that I don't have to store all the mats until they all reach Draenor.

I did all the daily stuff on Insanebrit, and she's getting close to having the Sunsong Ranch farm fully upgraded, and will get the pattern for Royal Satchel in about 8 days or so. Insanebrit also got some play over the weekend, doing some World Quests, and some regular Broken Isle quests, and also completed the Halls of Valor dungeon. She's now got to 803 iLvL. I was also feeling so good about my Classy Humans progress that I played my Shaman a tiny bit.

The other thing Insanebrit did was solo lots of old Raids for gold.

Tournament of Champions 25N
Firelands 25H
Bastion of Twilight 25H

She needed to give Loopybrit 3.75K to get faster flying. But made it back easily running these old Raids. No MoP ones on 10N this week.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 787/Tailoring 720) - iLvL 795
Lavabrit (102) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 713/Jewlcrafting 711) - iLvL 717
Crazybrit (70) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 402/Leatherworking 80)
Looneybrit (36) - Human/Warrior (Mining 401/Blacksmithing 80) 
Loopybrit (73) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 367,Alchemy 80)
Mentalbrit (54) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 286/Enchanting 83)
Derangedbrit (50) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 239/Inscription 86)
Madbrit (40) - Human/Monk (Mining 125/Engineering 90)
Lunaticbrit (36) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 75/Enchanting 92)
Dementedbrit (36) - Human/Paladin (Mining 107/Blacksmithing 93)
Battybrit (63) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 363/Leatherworking 75)
Maniicbrit (10) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 20/Alchemy 1)

The plan for next week is to continue to work on Classy Humans, do daily stuff on my Priest, play my Shaman a bit, and increase the gold stash.


Monday, September 19, 2016

The Classy Humans Race!


Let me explain the title.

As you know from previous posts, when I was in my friends guild, I was helping her get the Classy Humans guild achievement. Well, I then split off my own guild, and thought that I'd get Classy Humans for my own guild. Well, last Thursday, my friend alerted me to the 7.1 PTR on wowhead. It contained this:

Classy changes
OMG - Noooooooo!!

So, with 7.1, instead of just getting those characters to 85, you're going to need to get them to 110. What the heck? It's a very strange time to be doing this, but that's what they're doing. So, I decided that I need to get Classy Humans before 7.1 drops. Hence it's a race.

Here's where I currently stand:

Current progress
I had the idea to level my Hunter straight to 85, but I ran out of steam at about level 54. That's when I realized that she had to do way more quests, because of no rested, and not doing cooking and fishing dailies. So, I decided then to level the lowest level one, and then the next one that became the lowest etc. I leveled them all through Westfall, Redridge Mountains and Duskwood. This morning I finished the last of them through Northern Stranglehorn. I also decided to dabble around leveling others a bit too, getting my Hunter to 58, and my DK to 66.

Before Thursday, I got my Gnome Hunter to 70, but won't be playing her any more until I get Classy Humans :)

On my 110, I've been soloing lots of old raids for gold, and have also set up a daily routine with her.


Tanaan Jungle Daily: For Oil, to keep shipyard running, for Baleful gear, Sorcerous and Apexis.
August Celestial Dailies: For rep to get the Royal Satchel pattern (decided that nice 28 slot bog will be the bag of choice for all my characters).
Tillers farm and dailies: So I can plant to get Motes of Harmony for faster Imperial Silk.
Timeless Isle dailies: For Windwool Cloth, and a bit of gold.

I really need to get everything set up on my new realm, so I need to get everyone to 100, get professions set up, get bags sorted out etc. and then finally hit Legion again.

On the weekend I also dabbled a bit on my 110, getting her some better gear from World Quests. I think I have Classy Humans in hand, so I think I can play her occasionally.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 785/Tailoring 694) - iLvL 795
Lavabrit (102) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 705/Jewlcrafting 374) - iLvL 706
Crazybrit (70) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 402/Leatherworking 80)
Looneybrit (31) - Human/Warrior (Mining 108/Blacksmithing 80) 
Loopybrit (66) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 367,Alchemy 80)
Mentalbrit (54) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 286/Enchanting 83)
Derangedbrit (40) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 165/Inscription 80)
Madbrit (31) - Human/Monk (Mining 89/Engineering 90)
Lunaticbrit (31) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 75/Enchanting 92)
Dementedbrit (31) - Human/Paladin (Mining 84/Blacksmithing 93)
Battybrit (58) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 336/Leatherworking 75)

So, the goal for next week is to continue the dailies, and get more towards the Classy Humans goal.


Monday, September 12, 2016

My First Level 110!


Yay. I got Insanebrit to 110 this week. She completed Val'Sharah, and went to Highmountain, and completed 4/7 to get to 110. I really really liked both Val'Sharah and Highmountain. I don't understand all the hate for Highmountain on the forums. Maybe it's because of all the caves and stuff, but I thought the quests were great, and the characters and stories were really good.

So, what's there to do at 110? Tons. I finished off Highmountain and went into Surumar to get Friendly so I could open up World Quests. Then, I took a look at my map and realized that you could play a single 110 all the time, for gold, gear, Artifact Power, Order Resources etc. So I started out doing some World Quests, and it soon because apparent that I wouldn't have time for anything else if I carried on doing them.

So, I've made a big decision. I've sworn off Legion for the time being. I only recently moved to Silver Hand, so I don't have the luxury of lots of 100s and profs at 700. I have so much to do to get to where I want to be on this realm. I should have moved ages ago. Anyway, no more Legion. Just Tanaan for Oil for shipyard for Baleful, and Timeless Isle for level 90 gear on Insanebrit, and leveling all the others. I've placed all Legion mats in the Guild Bank, and stored everything else in Insanebrit's bank. She also untracked all the Legion quests.

I made this decision over the weekend and have just been leveling since then. I'm leveling Crazybrit (now 68 and ready for Northrend), Mentalbrit (now in the Badlands at 47), Derangedbrit (now 36 and ready to head to WP). I also leveled others and made sure they got all profs to 75 for DMF this week. I also started my new Human Hunter, Battybrit.

I started leveling the new characters too, getting Dementedbrit to level 6 and into Stormwind to get professions (Mining/BS).

With all the Draenor stuff I'm doing, Lavabrit has been using lots of mats to level Jewelcrafting. She's been crafting lots of gems that vendor for 4g each. Insane's Tailoring is coming along, doing the daily each day and getting tons of Hexweave cloth for Hexweave bags. What else I did with Insane was run ICC 25H. She netted about 1K from the run. I'll try Firelands 25H next. One other thing was getting the Reforged Truesilver Champion heirloom sword for my DK, who I want to be a Frost DK. Lots of gold to get it and upgrade to 90. Ouch!

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 782/Tailoring 448) - iLvL 792
Lavabrit (102) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 705/Jewlcrafting 348) - iLvL ??
Crazybrit (68) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 396/Leatherworking 80)
Looneybrit (27) - Human/Warrior (Mining 92/Blacksmithing 80) 
Loopybrit (61) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 305,Alchemy 80)
Mentalbrit (47) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 225/Enchanting 83)
Derangedbrit (36) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 147/Inscription 80)
Madbrit (30) - Human/Monk (Mining 84/Engineering 80)
Lunaticbrit (5) - Human/Mage (NA 0/NA 0)
Dementedbrit (6) - Human/Paladin (Mining 1/Blacksmithing 1)
Battybrit (5) - Human/Hunter (NA 0/NA 0)

OK, The plan for next week is to level, level, level. Also to run old Raids for gold, and maybe sell Hexweave bags for gold too. I hope to be back in Legion in a few weeks.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

One Week of Legion!


I apologize for not posting on Monday, but I was back on the US East Coast for a wedding this weekend, and only arrived back in California last night. So, here we are with a special Wednesday update. One week into Legion. What have we got up to?

Well, I started Insanebrit into Legion and got her Artifact right away. I started her out in Stormheim, and I must admit that my first impressions were not good. Things difficult to work out, and to get to. Things so compact and squished together, rather than spread out like Draenor was. I stuck it out for a while, but switched to Azsuna where my Tailoring was telling me to go. Azsuna first from now on. Azsuna was better and seemed a lot easier.

I must admit that the difficulty of Legion seems just about right. I had to use PWS nearly every time off CD, and Psychic Scream a lot :) I didn't die that much, just a few times, which seemed just about right.

After doing quite a bit of Azsuna, she switched back to Stormheim, and completed it. It got better as the zone moved along, with more fun quests, and things easier to figure out. The ending cinematic was great. She also finished Azsuna, and I was disappointed that there was no ending cinematic. Strange. Insanebrit is now 107 and has started in Val'Sharah. This might be my favorite zone to date. I love the look of it.

What I did with Lavabrit was to complete some Draenor stuff. She got the Artifact first, but then went back and completed Spires of Arak, and a bit of Nagrand (she had missed all this, leveling with invasions). She got to 101 in Nagrand :). Now she has stuff to do in the Class Hall, and has started to do Azsuna.

Here's the Shaman Class area:

Shaman Class Area

Here's the Priest one:

Priest Class Hall
I'm really loving the Class Halls at the moment, and upgrading the Artifact Weapons. These are really great features of Legion IMHO.

I was also leveling other characters, and had lots of competing goals over the last week or so. Get Insanebrit to 110, level others to 100, level others and get profs to 75 for DMF. So I leveled Crazybrit quite a bit, and got all the others at least to 21 and ready for Duskwood. Only Insane, Lava, and Crazy have been to DMF so far, but I hope to get the others there to.

On the guild front, I broke off from my firend's guild, and now have my own guild. She was so good about it. I wanted to have my own guild bank, and work on my own achievements, and she was very understanding about it. A big thank you to her. So I now have Britannia all set up. I also started a Human Paladin and Mage, so that I have all classes covered (except DH). I'll work on Classy Humans for the Guild (just realized I need a Human Hunter too :)). I had to google synonyms for 'crazy', and my two new characters are Lunatic and Demented :)

So that's where things stand. I'm really enjoying Legion now, but have lots of other stuff to do. Oh yeah, and Insane and Lava are still doing Garrison stuff, with Insane also doing the Shipyard, and Tanaan Dailies. It's great doing Tanaan at 107. She can kill all the rares, and get the quests done really quickly. They're saving up Draenor resources to level other professions when they get to 90 too.

Insanebrit (107) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 775/Tailoring 393) - iLvL 752
Lavabrit (101) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 663/Jewlcrafting 228) - iLvL ??
Crazybrit (65) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 371/Leatherworking 80)
Looneybrit (27) - Human/Warrior (Mining 87/Blacksmithing 75) 
Loopybrit (61) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 300,Alchemy 75)
Mentalbrit (21) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 51/Enchanting 16)
Derangedbrit (21) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 48/Inscription 1)
Madbrit (21) - Human/Monk (Mining 57/Engineering 75)
Lunaticbrit (1) - Human/Mage (NA 0/NA 0)
Dementedbrit (1) - Human/Paladin (NA 0/NA 0)

The plan for next week is to get Insane to 110, and get pretty much everyone through DMF. Also to level Crazybrit more, and continue to do Garrison stuff to level Tailoring and JC.