Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Isle of Conquest - Daily Battleground 11/11/09

When I grabbed my daily battleground on Wranngar today it was Isle of Conquest. I have done this one a half dozen times now and have a pretty good grasp of the routine. We lost the first one I was in, we had a lot of AFK in that one. The second one I was in went a lot better, I think we only had 3 AFK and the rest of the team seemed to know what they were doing. We ended up killing their General for the win. It was a close battle though, the Horde were in our keep attacking our General when we killed theirs. Anyway that got my daily done and I handed it in for 19g86s and 1241 bonus honor.

I fought in 4 Alterac Valleys after that, 2 wins and 2 losses. The first 3 battles were pretty good, we were pretty even right up to the end. The 4th battle was a turtle on our part which we, of course, lost. We killed Drek in the 2 battles we won and the Horde killed Vann in one of the battles we lost and won the other one on reinforcements. The Horde win a lot of their battles on reinforcements because AV is set up to their advantage when it comes to reinforcements. As usual we had a lot of AFK in all 4 of the battles I was in. At least now it looks like Blizzard removes the AFK from the battleground after they are AFK for a certain amount of time making way for someone who could be fighting. But sometimes the person that comes in just stays in the cave and goes AFK, it is a losing battle and one Blizzard has failed horribly to correct. A lot of people have been asking about the TuringTest AFK Reporter when I announce the AFK and want to know where to get it. Only 5 people having it in each battle would take care of the AFK problem.

I fought in 3 Eye of the Storm tonight too. 2 wins and 1 loss. For a change the loss didn't seem to be Flagtard related, we were just outclassed. In one of the two wins I got into a mostly pre-made, 13 of the 15 were a pre-made. Needless to say we won that one easily with a 4 cap. I did notice in the one we lost that only me and one other person went to FRR. There were only 4 people there and one more person with us would have been able to take it. We did have 5 people at MT and another 4 or 5 at DR which is a waste at the beginning of the battle as the Horde are usually trying to cap BET and FRR. Usually if they are going to try and cap something on our side at the start it will be DR so that is where a couple extra people would be helpful. Rarely do they come for MT. All in all, even with the one loss, it was a pretty good night for the Alliance in the EoS battles I was in.

Convention at the Legerdemain and Dangerously Delicious 11/11/09

I got on Wranngar a little late tonight and grabbed my daily's. Today I got Convention at the Legerdemain, again, and Dangerously Delicious. At least the daily fishing was different, the cooking I have done the last 4 times in a row.

I got the cooking out of the way first, I could do it in my sleep now... I went to the bank and got 4 pieces of Chilled Meat, then ran outside and started a fire to cook up my Northern Stew. Once I had that headed over to One More Glass, the wine and cheese shop, and got my Jug of Wine, upstairs this time. I took those over to Arille Azuregaze, the bartender at The Legerdemain and exchanged them for 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 5 Northern Spices in it. Not a bad haul today.

I was off to Wintergrasp after that to get my daily fishing out of the way. I took the flightpath to Fordragon Hold then flew east and a little bit south to my spot at the very southern end of Wintergrasp and got my 10 Terrorfish in 32 casts. I flew back to Fordragon Hold and took the flight path back to see Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran. I turned in my Terrorfish to her and she gave me a Bag of Fishing Treasures with 10g61s90c, a Glow Worm, 4 Deviate Fish and a Whale Statue which I sold to a vendor for 11 gold. Not a bad haul on this one either with the statue.