Monday, October 31, 2016

Slowed Progress!


Yep, very much slowed down this week. But before anything else, I have something to ask of you.

My guide on wowhead still needs 2 votes. If you could PLEASE go and and have a look at it and vote. I'd be very grateful.

Now, why was my progress slowed this week? Well, Civ 6 is the answer. It released on the Mac last Monday, and I've been playing it rather a lot. It's a 4X Turn Based Strategy Game, and it's rather good. I am really immersed in it right now. WoW has really taken a back seat. The good news is that there's enough time for two games, and my play of Civ 6 will slow down over time. Still plenty of time for WoW.

So, not much leveling at all this week. Just got Loopybrit to 94, Crazybrit to 72, and Derangedbrit to 65. Those are the three I'm planning to be max level next. I made a bit of a push on Loopybrit, and she finished off Shadowmoon Valley and is now questing in Gorgrond. She did what was required to get Transmutation Master, and is now leveling up Alchemy making Draenic Philosopher's Stones (for a tidy bit of gold too). That's the reason that my Hunter and Rogue will be next. The Hunter will run a level 3 Barn for 300g a day from Savage Blood, and my Rogue has Inscription for Card of Omens.

The rest of the time, I spend on Insanebrit. She did lots of World Quests, and worked on the Class Hall story quests, and the Tailoring quests. She's now got 7 Champions, and had to deactivate two of them. The 5 active are nearly all 110 now. Most of the World Quests she did were for Order Resources, but added in the odd one for gear, and that's how she got to 824. Sooo close to LFR!!

I didn't play Lavabrit any more in broken Isles. She just got the Shipyard to level 3 and is doing Tanaan for Oil, and doing the fishing daily (only one more day to 800).

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 795/Tailoring 726) - iLvL 824
Lavabrit (110) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 746/Jewlcrafting 716) - iLvL 779
Crazybrit (72) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 424/Leatherworking 85)
Looneybrit (61) - Human/Warrior (Mining 306/Blacksmithing 300) 
Loopybrit (94) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 630,Alchemy 650)
Mentalbrit (61) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 341/Enchanting 88)
Derangedbrit (65) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 356/Inscription 351)
Madbrit (62) - Human/Monk (Mining 306/Engineering 300)
Lunaticbrit (61) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 80/Enchanting 97)
Dementedbrit (61) - Human/Paladin (Mining 290/Blacksmithing 98)
Battybrit (68) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 409/Leatherworking 80)
Maniacbrit (25) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 65/Alchemy 60)

The plan for next week is to  level Loopy, Crazy, and Deranged more, and to get Insanebrit to 825 and try out LFR.


Monday, October 24, 2016

My 2nd Level 110!!


Got my 2nd level 110 on Sunday night. This week, Lavabrit quested in Highmountain, finished it off and headed to Val'Sharah to get to 110. She got to 110 only doing 3 zones because of:

1. Completely rested.
2. Lots of cooking and fishing dailies.
3. Finishing up some Draenor zones after getting to 100.
4. Tanaan Dailies
5. 10 xp per Herb and Ore in the Garrison :)

Here she is, just after hitting 110:

Lavabrit shortly after hitting 110
Of course, she faces this same issue that Insanebrit did after hitting 110. There is just sooo much to do. So, she'll probably just work on getting Val'Sharah completed, then head to Stormheim, get it done, and then Surumar.

Lots of other leveling across all the characters this week. Loopybrit especially. She made it through Pandaria pretty quickly. She was 89 when she finished up the Jade quests in Jade Forest :) Then a little bit of Valley of the Four Winds, get to Kun-Lai, do the quests to open up Westwind Rest, Temple of the White Tiger, One Keg for the Grummlepack, and then finish by going to the Vale. She then made it to Draenor, got her Garrison set up, and got the Alchemy shack. She's now 91.

She's going Transmutation, so she needs Living Steel. She got the recipe from making tons of healing potions. Then, Lavabrit mined up tons of Ghost Iron for her to transmute. She's now got a couple of Living Steel and needs 2 more.

Insanebrit finished up the Molten Front dailies, getting the pattern for Luxurious Silk Gem Bag. 3 Dreamcloth required. LOL One week cooldown for each type. She did the with Fire, and Life. Just need a few more Earth to get it done this week.

I actually continued leveling Crazybrit again, now that the Human race is over. She made it to 71. She'll be my first Hunter to max, instead of Battybrit. The next one I'm focusing on is Derangedbrit. Because she's a Rogue for lockpicking, and she's a Scribe for Card of Omens.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 795/Tailoring 726) - iLvL 822
Lavabrit (110) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 746/Jewlcrafting 716) - iLvL 779
Crazybrit (71) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 423/Leatherworking 85)
Looneybrit (61) - Human/Warrior (Mining 306/Blacksmithing 300) 
Loopybrit (91) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 575,Alchemy 598)
Mentalbrit (61) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 341/Enchanting 88)
Derangedbrit (64) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 354/Inscription 301)
Madbrit (62) - Human/Monk (Mining 306/Engineering 300)
Lunaticbrit (61) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 80/Enchanting 97)
Dementedbrit (61) - Human/Paladin (Mining 290/Blacksmithing 98)
Battybrit (68) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 409/Leatherworking 80)
Maniacbrit (25) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 65/Alchemy 60)

The plan for next week is in flux. Civ 6 for the Mac is due to be released any day now. So, I might not have time for much WoW. What I'll do if I do play, is to level Loopy in Draenor, and hope to get Deranged higher, and get Lavabrit to finish off the reps in Legion.


Monday, October 17, 2016

The Race is Over!


Yes, the race to get Classy Humans for my guild before 7.1 drops is over. 7.1 is coming on the 25th of October, and I don't have time enough to get them all to 85. Ah well, no big deal, I'll just get them all to 110. It also frees me to play my 110 more, level my Shammy in Legion, get others higher than 85, and make sure they all get resting experience before leveling.

So, what did I get done. Lots actually. First off, let's talk about Timewalking. That's where Insanebrit's iLevel increase this week came from. She did 5 Timewalking dungeons and got a couple of 820 drops. Then, from the Cache for doing 5, she got 850 Shoulders. This was excellent, as it replaced 793 (the only remaining piece below 800). She also progressed Surumar a bit more, and started on the Archeology weekly quest. Uggghhh what a horrible place Surumar is. Just gritted my teeth and got stuff done.

Lavabrit also did some leveling. She went to Highmountain and did some quests there, and made it to 106, and plenty more Ore. She hasn't found they way to get to the Mining quest hand in yet, but that will come. She also did 25H Firelands and Bastion of Twilight on the weekend, as she was really low on gold after upgrading the Garrison. These netted about 2.3k between them.

On the others, I got them all to 60, and then crafted and vendored tons of stuff with old world mats. I also got the Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Inscription to 300. So, for those level 60 characters, it's all about Outland now. What I did find strange was that the Daily Cooking and Fishing quests in Stormwind only give 90s at level 60, but give 2g at level 61. That's why I'm leveling them all to 61 asap. Just a note, for level 62 it goes up to 2g70s.

So, here's Madbrit in Outland, flying round Hellfire Peninsula getting Fel Iron Ore, before heading to Zangamarsh.

Fel Iron Ore mining in Hellfire P.
Other things of note. Battybrit finished up Outland and got to level 68 and is now ready for Northrend. Also, Loopybrit made it through Mount Hyjal and Uldum, and got to level 85 and is ready to hit Pandaria. She made quick work of leveling Alchemy too.

The other thing was that my Priest and Shaman both maxed out their garrisons in Draenor. This is with Inns, Salvage Yards, etc. etc. All to get the max number of followers and get them to 675 asap. I really need my Alchemist and Scribe for this. They'll get there.

Insanebrit is still doing Molten Front dailies, and Timeless Isle. She made a second Royal Satchel for Lavabrit too. Lavabrit continues to do the Garrison Fishing Daily.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 795/Tailoring 726) - iLvL 816
Lavabrit (106) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 734/Jewlcrafting 716) - iLvL 742
Crazybrit (70) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 407/Leatherworking 85)
Looneybrit (61) - Human/Warrior (Mining 306/Blacksmithing 300) 
Loopybrit (85) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 525,Alchemy 529)
Mentalbrit (61) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 341/Enchanting 88)
Derangedbrit (61) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 332/Inscription 301)
Madbrit (62) - Human/Monk (Mining 306/Engineering 300)
Lunaticbrit (60) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 80/Enchanting 97)
Dementedbrit (60) - Human/Paladin (Mining 290/Blacksmithing 98)
Battybrit (68) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 409/Leatherworking 80)
Maniacbrit (25) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 65/Alchemy 60)

The plan for next week is to level Loopybrit and Battybrit more, and all those in Outland too. Who knows, I may get Lavabrit to 100 too.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Didn't Quite Make It!


My plan was to get all the Humans to 60 this week before Saturday night for their DMF EXP to count at 60, rather than before 60. Well, I fell short. I was sick last week, so didn't play as much as I usually do. I got sick early on Monday, spent the whole of Tuesday in bed, and was back to work on Wednesday. I'm still not quite right, but a lot better than I was.

Anyway, I managed to get most of them to 60, and only have two left now who are 55. They quested in Badlands, Felwood, Winterspring, Swamp of Sorrows, and finished off in Blasted Lands. The two 55s just have Swamp of Sorrows and Blasted Lands to do.

I also got my DK into Cataclysm and she's 82 now, questing in Mount Hyjal. Northrend was certainly a pain to get through though. 68-80. I also played my Human Hunter a bit, getting her to 66 in Nagrand.

I decided to play my Shaman a bit more, and finished off the last couple of quests in Azsuna, and the last bonus objective. Here's the thing though. Finishing off stuff at the end of a zone should be easy. Just compare to WoD. Say you get to 104 doing Gorgrond, and you decide to finish a couple of quests and bonus objective there, it's pretty much a cakewalk. Not so with Legion. I really don't like this zone scaling. She did get to 105 though.

I decided to give the JC quests a go, so I prospected the Leystone Ore for 5 gem chips. Eventually I got the quest to see Wilson someone and get the bag of gems off him. He's in the Underbelly. I went down there, clicked on him, started to kill him, but then immediately got killed by Horde. I almost quit WoW right there and then. I exited, and played a bit of Civ 5 until I calmed down. Hours later, after remembering something about bribing guards to help you out, I went back there, gave a guard 5g and completed it no problem. Phew.

Insanebrit just did one old Raid this week (Firelands). She had to give out lots of gold this week for characters Flight Master's Licenses, so she needed to make it back up. She may do another Raid or two tonight. She's also continuing to do the Molten Front and Timeless Isle dailies.

The other thing I've been doing is to continue to level professions the old way. Here's my BS Looneybrit leveling up Blacksmithing.

Smelting Steel to level Blacksmithing
Oh, one other thing. I cleaned up my character count a bit, deleting all my non 100s on Garrosh. I also realized that I don't have the Heirlooms for a Balance Druid. So, I got them on one of the Garrosh characters and now my Druid is properly decked out.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 793/Tailoring 725) - iLvL 808
Lavabrit (105) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 733/Jewlcrafting 716) - iLvL 735
Crazybrit (70) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 407/Leatherworking 85)
Looneybrit (60) - Human/Warrior (Mining 282/Blacksmithing 242) 
Loopybrit (82) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 484,Alchemy 440)
Mentalbrit (60) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 333/Enchanting 88)
Derangedbrit (60) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 322/Inscription 136)
Madbrit (60) - Human/Monk (Mining 265/Engineering 195)
Lunaticbrit (55) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 80/Enchanting 97)
Dementedbrit (55) - Human/Paladin (Mining 205/Blacksmithing 98)
Battybrit (66) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 405/Leatherworking 80)
Maniacbrit (24) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 60/Alchemy 36)

The plan for next week is to keep leveling the Humans, and who knows what else. Maybe solo old Raids, play my Shaman to 110 or some other stuff. A lot to do still on Silver Hand.

BTW: I wrote a guide on wowhead:


Monday, October 3, 2016

Chopping and Changing!


What's the title all about? It's about my decisions about what to concentrate on this week.

I started out leveling and working towards Classy Humans. I was doing Loopybrit in Northrend and getting others through Western Plaguelands and Eastern, and getting them to Badlands. Then, I decided (about Thursday I think) oh to hell with it. I'll get them all to 110 and play my 110 now to gear up to 825 and get into LFR.

OK. So Insanebrit was making good progress, doing World Quests that rewarded gear upgrades. Then she decided to do 4 in Highmountain to see what the Emissary Cache would give. Really excited to open the Emissary Cache, and got a great Relic. +32 to Weapon, and it was awesome. Then I looked at it. It was a Holy Relic! What the hell. I'm Shadow, and have Shadow and Blood Relics. Blizzard really screwed this up. It was worth 24g and that was it. So, not going to do the 110 any more. Back to leveling.

On Sunday, it was run Old Raids day. Insanebrit did ICC (25H), ToC (25N), Firelands (25H) and BoT (25H). She went from 37,535 to 41,760. Awesome stuff. Firelands was the star, bringing in 1.6K. So, I decided to do Firelands on my Shaman too. It was pretty tough, but she made it through. That's when I decided I wanted her at higher level, to make running Raids easier. So, she completed Azsuna, got to 104, and did the quests to get 2 more Champions.

Then, this morning, it was back to leveling, getting my last character (Paladin) through WP and EP. Ahhhh, I get it now. Light's Hope Chapel has changed a bit, because it must be the Paladin's Class Hall or something.

Pally at Light's Hope Chapel

The Order Resource bar comes on when you get there on a Paladin, and it says you're in Sanctum of the Light. Nice. Now I can't wait to get my Paladin to 100 :)

So, where do I stand now. Not going to play my 110 any more. But I am going to level my Shaman more, as well as work towards Classy Humans.

Oh, the other thing I did this week was decide to level Blacksmithing, Alchemy, Engineering and Inscription the old way. So Loopbrit spent quite a bit of time flaying round getting Herbs to level up Alchemy, and Lavabrit mined quite a bit to get Looneybrit's Blacksmithing leveled up. This is because I want to be able to craft lots of stuff to vendor. The vendor spreadsheet assumes max professions on all.

One other thing was that on Sunday morning, I took Insanebrit to DMF. It was absolutely packed. I presume people getting the last +5 they need for their professions, or getting the DMF card trinket or something. I'll leave it later in the week to get the rest through DMF.

Insanebrit (110) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 793/Tailoring 725) - iLvL 808
Lavabrit (104) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 724/Jewlcrafting 711) - iLvL 737
Crazybrit (70) - Gnome/Hunter (Skinning 402/Leatherworking 80)
Looneybrit (46) - Human/Warrior (Mining 162/Blacksmithing 155) 
Loopybrit (77) - Human/Death Knight (Herbalism 449,Alchemy 285)
Mentalbrit (54) - Human/Warlock (Herbalism 286/Enchanting 83)
Derangedbrit (55) - Human/Rogue (Herbalism 289/Inscription 113)
Madbrit (47) - Human/Monk (Mining 151/Engineering 140)
Lunaticbrit (46) - Human/Mage (Tailoring 75/Enchanting 92)
Dementedbrit (46) - Human/Paladin (Mining 150/Blacksmithing 93)
Battybrit (64) - Human/Hunter (Skinning 383/Leatherworking 75)
Maniacbrit (10) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 20/Alchemy 1)

The plan for next week is to level Lavabrit more, and hopefully get all the Humans to Outland (so that DMF XP will be applied at 60), and maybe even get my DK to 85.