Thursday, August 21, 2008
The only daily I did today was the fishing, I did it on Wranngar and it was Bait Bandits. After I picked it up from Old Man Barlo, (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest I headed over to my spot at the waterfall by Tuurem and got the Blackfin Darter I needed on the first cast. When I turned it in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures I got 7g44s65c, 6 Sharpened Fish Hooks and a Giant Shark Tooth. Certainly nothing to write home about but I will keep plugging away at it.
Today's battleground was Warsong Gulch. I did it on Wranngar and we won the first one I was in. It didn't look good at the start but we managed to pull it off somehow, I capped one flag. I got the 11g99s and 419 extra honor this daily pays plus the 3 Warsong Gulch Mark of Honor you get for winning. After that I did one EoS, we lost. I got in late and you could see there was no teamwork, a few people trying for one tower, a few trying for another, they managed to hold one and we didn't get another before it ended. After that I went into AV. I fought in 13 battles, 6 wins and 7 losses. Sad to say that is pretty good for Alliance in AV these days. We had 2 losses where people took and held SHGY which is a guaranteed loss and one win where they took it and we won on reinforcements. The only reason we pulled that off was the Horde team was pretty bad. It would have only taken about 10 minutes if they hadn't taken SHGY, and we would have killed Drek for extra honor, but it ended up taking over 45 minutes after they did. After that the winning plan seemed to be rushing FWGY, then hitting FWRH and having the people that died in the initial rush get TP and IBT. The other losses were just poor teamwork. As usual there were a lot of AFK in all the battles. No surprise as Blizzard doesn't seem to be doing anything about that problem.
Today's daily battleground was Eye of the Storm, I did it on Wranngar and got it done on my second battle. The first battle was pretty close but, once again, people were more interested in getting the flag than holding the towers so we went from a nice lead to losing by 200 resources..... In the second battle I had a better group and we held 3 towers throughout and had the 4th tower at the end, we won by 1600+ resources. The daily battleground pays 11g99s, 419 honor above and beyond what you get in the battle and of course I got the 3 Eye of the Storm Mark of Honor. After that I headed into Alterac Valley for 6 more battles, 3 wins and 3 losses. We got our wins by rushing FWGY then moving forward into FW Keep and taking the RH and towers there. The people that died and got sent back to DB came along and got IBT and TP and once we had at least 3 towers capped we killed Drek. In our losses the biggest problem is still people going for Galv at the start. This breaks our offense apart and really gives the Horde a chance to take down the smaller number of people trying to get through to FW Keep. And there was one battle where the Allaince took and held SHGY. How long has it been since patch 2.4 came out and people are still making the same stupid mistakes? It is pretty sad that people can not learn from their mistakes. As usual we had a lot of AFK in all the AV battles and a couple in the EoS battle too. The AFK problem is really getting out of control. I know Blizzard doesn't want to offend the AFKers, they are paying customers, but the people that are trying to win are getting pretty pissed off and they should think about that too.
I did the daily fishing today on Wranngar, it was Felblood Fillet. I headed over to my spot at the Pools of Aggonar (39,37) in Hellfire Peninsula to catch my Monstrous Felblood Snapper and got one on the 12th cast. I headed back to Old Man Barlo, (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest and turned it in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures. I got 7g36s87c, 5 Sharpened Fish Hooks and 3 Jaggal Pearls. Nothing great today.