Thursday, August 14, 2008
Today's daily battleground was Arathi Basin. We didn't do too well in there, overall I had 4 wins and 4 losses but I got my daily done. The daily pays 11g99s, 419 honor and I also got the 3 Arathi Basin Mark of Honor for winning. After I had finally won I went back in for some more and had 3 good groups where we had two 4 caps and a 5 cap. I only have about 60 of those marks as I used some to buy some gear so I need to build those back up along with WSG marks. I went on to fight in 9 Eye of the Storm battles, 6 wins and 3 losses. We had some good groups and some bad groups, with a couple of the good groups we had 4 caps and held the Horde on their rock. I also fought in 5 AV's, 3 wins and 2 losses so that wasn't a really bad day in AV. We killed Drek in all of our wins and both of our losses involved people going for Galv first which usually ends in a loss and in one of them they defended SHGY which almost always ends in a loss. Overall it seemed like the quality of players was better today. As usual we had a lot of AFK in AV but they are getting reported more and more and people are asking me about the TuringTest AFK Reporter when I post the Leechers/AFK and they are saying they are going to download it. If only 5 people in every battleground had this mod AFK would be a thing of the past as they just would not be able to get away with it. If Blizzard put a little effort in and started removing them from the battlegrounds, say after 3 minutes, and banning them from battlegrounds for a certain amount of time each time, and maybe permanently after so many, I think it would go a long way to solving the problem too.
I only did the daily fishing again today, it was Bait Bandits and I did it on Wranngar. I flew over to my spot at the waterfall outside Tuurem and got my Blackfin Darter on the first cast. Actually I got a little sidetracked and went to help capture the Spirit Towers in the Bone Wastes before I went fishing. The Horde ended up getting them which is unusual, the Alliance has them 9 times out of 10. Anyway after I got my fish I headed back to Old Man Barlo, (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest, to turn it in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures. I got 6g71s98c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks and an Ornate Drinking Stein which I sold to a vendor for 11 gold. Nothing exciting today but at least the quest was different today and I know there are still some good rewards to be had here so I will keep plugging away at it.
I was helping someone in Stratholme on Wranngar today. We went in and got their quest done then me and one of the other people, Apothiss a 70 Rogue decided to try for the Baron's Mount, the Deathcharger's Reins. We ended up doing 2 runs but we didn't have any luck. It ended up costing me over 11 gold in repairs. The first run we did while we were still in there and the second run we went in through the service entrance and that cuts down a lot of time. This is a skeletal mount like the undead priests ride. I was on Wranngar but I would really like to have it for Gomorra, he would look a lot better on it than Wranngar would. The problem with Gomorra is he can't stealth and it would take a lot more time and work to get it on him.
Another disappointing day for the Alliance in the battlegrounds. I fought in 9 battles total, 2 Eye of the Storm, 1 win, 1 loss, 1 AB, a loss, 4 WSG which was the daily, 1 win and 4 losses, and 2 AV both losses. I don't know what is wrong with the Alliance lately but they can't seem to get it together and win anything. AV was the typical blend of stupidity, AFK and generally people not working together. We came close in one of the 2 battles but by close I mean we were in FW Keep capping towers when the Horde killed Vann. It is sad to see so many people in DB while the Horde are capping bunkers and they aren't doing anything, they are AFK. In Eye of the Storm, a battleground we usually dominate in, people were more interested in getting the flag than they were in getting or defending towers. At one point I was guarding FRR alone, and everyone left MT to go to the middle to get the flag. Needless to say the Horde came in and took MT then 4 of them overran me at FRR to take that too. At that point we didn't even have a tower to bring a flag too but people were still in the middle trying to get the flag. AB was a wash, people were everywhere in one's and two's, no one bothering to defend the nodes we had. In WSG, which was my daily, eveyone was fighting in the middle, there was no support for the flag carrier and when the Horde had our flag no one was bothering to go after it or support me when I had the flag, they were in the middle fighting..... Definitely no sign of teamwork at all. Anyway we won the 4th battle I was in so I finally got my daily done and collected my 11g99s, 419 honor and 3 Warsong Gulch Mark of Honor. Hopefully tomorrow will bring a better class of players.
I only did the one daily again today, the daily fishing. It was Crocolisks in the City and I did it on Wranngar. I took the portal to Stormwind and went to my spot in the canals by the Mage District where you portal in. I got my Baby Crocolisk in 8 casts and headed back to Old Man Barlo, (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest, to turn it in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures. There was nothing exciting in there today, I got 7g11s87c, 6 Sharpened Fish Hooks and a Broken Spyglass. After yesterdays reward though I wasn't too disappointed. I will keep plugging away at this one as there are still some good rewards to be had.