Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eye of the Storm - Daily Battleground Again 11/18/09

Eye of the Storm was the daily battleground again today, what's that, 3 days in a row now? I did it on Wranngar and we were sucking as bad as usual in there. A lot of AFK and a lot of Flagtards. It took 5 battles for us to get a win, we could have won a couple of the other ones but people went Flagtard and that cost us. It almost seemed like it was still the Holiday weekend. Of course when you only have 15 people a couple AFK really hurts. Blizzard needs to get off their ass and do something about the AFK problem which is worse than it ever was even though they are allegedly "doing something about it". Anyway I finally got it done and got my 19g86s and 1241 bonus honor. I only got around 500 kills today, about half of what I have been getting but I didn't spend as much time in the battlegrounds today as I have been lately.

I did fight in 13 Alterac Valley battles, 9 wins and 4 losses. It sounds like we were doing Ok in there doesn't it? We weren't really, it was some pretty piss poor playing. We won 3 battles on reinforcements which is a lot for the Alliance, we usually don't win on reinforcements. The reason for that is some moron taking SHGY half way through the battle and causing it to drag on forever. A lot of people were pretty mad in a couple of the battles when someone took it, I can't repeat what was said here but you get the picture. In 2 of those we were in the process of capping FW East and West Towers and the RH when someone took it and caused all the Horde to rez in their cave. Naturally they grouped up and overran us at FW Keep and took everything back. We were trying to summon Ivus the Forest Lord again in the last battle but one of the people standing right there was AFK...... We only needed one more. I hate AFKers. They are completely useless. Anyway the Horde overran us and killed the Druids before we got a 10th person. It didn't matter anyway because the Horde were down to 12 reinforcements by that point.

The new thing in AV now seems to be rush Drek then see if you have a tank when you get there. Yeah..... Lost a couple that way. When you go after Drek with all the towers up you have to deal with Drek at 200% health (each tower that is up gives him +25% health), 4 Warmasters (each tower that is up represents a Warmaster) and 2 elite Frostwolves. Needless to say you need a pretty good tank. A plate wearing tank. And you have to kill him quick. People don't seem to realize that or maybe they just don't think.

Daily Cooking - Mustard Dogs 11/18/09

The daily cooking was Mustard Dogs! today and the daily fishing was The Ghostfish again for the 5th day in a row. Way to give some variety Blizzard..... I did the cooking and skipped the fishing. People were complaining about the daily heroic dungeon repeating again too.

The cooking had me running around Dalaran picking Wild Mustard. It didn't take me long to get the 4 I needed and I was off to the bank to grab some Rhino Meat to make the Rhino Dogs. When I had those cooked I combined them with the Wild Mustard to make a Mustard Dog Basket!. I took that to Archmage Pentarus (68,41) at Krasus' Landing and exchanged it for 9g93s, 2 Dalaran Cooking Awards and a Small Spice Bag with 3 Northern Spices, 5 Old Spices and another Dalaran Cooking Award. A pretty good haul today.

I went fishing after that, but not for the daily, I went for Musselback Sculpin because I was running low on Poached Northern Sculpin. That is some good stuff, +80 Attack Power and +40 Stamina. I caught a little over 3 stacks, about 65, in 15 minutes or so. I go in Borean Tundra where the schools are. You get 3 or 4 from each school. I got some crates too, but nothing good came out of them. I have enough buff food to last me awhile now anyway.

I have been having a lot of people whisper me trying to sell me gold lately. Usually while I am in the battlegrounds, but then again I have been spending a lot of time in the battlegrounds lately. I have been getting 4 or 5 a day and you can't just right click on their name and report spam because they are whispering you and that is not an option. More Blizzard fail.....

Eye of the Storm - Daily Battleground 11/17/09

Eye of the Storm was my daily battleground again today, I did it on Wranngar. We won the first one I was in and that was pretty nice. We had a 3 cap going for the most part, a revolving 3 cap. We would lose one tower at the same time we were taking another. That kept the Horde busy and allowed us to win. The Horde didn't seem interested in the flag either, we had no competition there, they were just a bad group I guess.

I fought in 16 Alterac Valley battles after that. We weren't doing as well in there. We had 6 wins and 10 losses in the battles I was in. We won one battle on reinforcements, we called Ivus the Forest Lord and he was on a rampage. He was killing left and right, you could watch the resources count down like a second counter. The secret to Ivus is to keep him healed and buffed, otherwise they kill him pretty quick. Quite a few of our losses were due to people taking and holding SHGY. Some of it was just poor playing. We had a lot of AFK in all the battles we were in as usual but in a few of them people, other than myself, must have had the TuringTest AFK Reporter installed because it would report someone was AFK, then they would be marked, then they would be gone from the battleground. I got over 1,000 honorable kills again tonight. If I keep going at this rate I will have my 100,000 lifetime kills, and my "of the Alliance" title, before Christmas.

Convention at the Legerdemain and The Ghostfish 11/17/09

The daily cooking today was Convention at the Legerdemain again and the daily fishing was The Ghostfish for the 4th day in a row. I finally grabbed the fishing because I figured I would do some hunting while I was in Sholazar Basin, which I did.

This cooking daily has been eating up all my Chilled Meat, 4 pieces each time it comes up and it has come up a lot lately. Anyway I ran over to the bank and grabbed some Chilled Meat and cooked up my Northern Stew, then headed over to the wine and cheese shop to get a jug of wine. I found it in the same spot upstairs again so that was quick and easy. Once I had everything I ran over to see Arille Azuregaze, the bartender at The Legerdemain and exchanged it all for 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 2 Northern Spices in it. Hardly worth using the Chilled Meat for this one today.

I took the flightpath to Sholazar Basin after that and got my Phantom Ghostfish on the second cast. I ate it and discovered the mystery then did some hunting. I was hunting the Croc's there for Chilled Meat. I had a pretty good drop rate, over 70% I would say. I got 32 pieces which gave me 2 full stacks in the bank including what I already had in there. I got a lot of Boran Leather there too. I headed back to see Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran and let her know the mystery was solved. Evidently she wasn't impressed because she gave me a Bag of Fishing Treasures with 8g13s77c, 4 Pygmy Oil and 4 Solid Gold Coins in it. Hardly worth the time to fly all the way over to Sholazar Basin for that.....