Decisions!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 19, 2009 by Korby

This is what it looks like when I have 50 Emblems of Triumph to spend:

More DPS, More!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Korby

I did some upgrading with my badges today.  Hammerhead Sharkskin Cloak, Belt of the Singing Blade, and I dropped a pile of cash for Etched Ring of the Kirin Tor.   Then I re-gemmed the Nesingwary 4000 with 20 hit, enchanted Gauntlets of the Wretched with 20 hit, and enchanted both Ironsoul and Edge of Ruin with Berserking.  A before and after 1 million damage test on the Heroic Training Dummy showed a 300dps increase (with 5 stacks of Sunder Armor and Battle Shout kept up), and a 30 second decrease in time to do that 1 million damage.  My hit rating is still below 8%, plus I’m Titan’s Grip, so I think my magic number is 9%, but there are a few other gem slots I’m heavily considering changing to hit gems as well.

I think I’m done buying upgrades with Conquest badges too. My next “easy” upgrade is a Triumph badge ring, with my eyes set on the Kologarn cloak from Uld10.  Cloaks with strength instead of agility are just annoyingly hard to find it seems, though 3 of them drop in Uld10.  My other annoying slot is legs.  I have the ToC legs currently, and was going to grind out 75 Conquest badges to convert to Valor badges and buy those legs since they seemed to be better than the Conquest legs, but now I’m wondering if that’s what I really want.  There don’t seem to be any high end legs that are clear upgrades aside from the Triumph legs, so maybe I should go for those instead of the ring, and those are 50 Triumphs, compared to the 35 needed for the ring (currently have 25).  I should do more 10-man VoA and hope for the legs to drop there, haha.

End of August Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by Korby

See, I knew it.  I would start this thing strong, updating almost obsessively every day, and then I just stop for weeks at a time.  Catch up bullets, go!

Korby

  • got Death’s Bite from Naxx, replaced it 2 weeks later with Ironsoul from Uld10
  • Conquest Helm and BP via badges, bought Valor bracers off guildie, currently saving 75 badges for Valor legs
  • my Hit rating has gone to hell, down from 350ish to 126, because of all the Armor Pen on the newer stuff

Innoruuk

  • Unholy duel wield spec now
  • Enchanting is leveling slowly due to lack of green crap to DE

Aaeru

  • Level 78
  • playing Holy spec in PvP to practice healing in PvE
  • Steadily leveling blacksmithing, making myself healing gear

QuorbeeAshunn

  • Good bye unused and abused shaman, hello Huntard
  • wanted to name him Oregon, but was rejected
  • briefly considered Oregun, decided it was too lame a spelling, especially for a hunter
  • fricking level 10 retired Orc Shaman still blocking me from using Ashun
  • level 6

Manzuri

  • level 20
  • click Shadow Word: Pain, click wand, wait 18 seconds, click Shadow Word: Pain, click wand, loot mob, find new target, repeat from start

Bildor

  • level 22
  • yawn

Dalkado

  • still 68
  • maxed Inscription
  • log on, do research, put back on shelf for 20 hours

Korbicide and Korbanky

  • nothing exciting here, inherited Quorbee’s meat supplies

General

  • love Altoholic add-on
  • 15k gold saved up for no reason other than I have no large expenses to spend it on

If there’s more to say, my brain isn’t telling me what it is.

Two weeks in one shot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by Korby

I know, I’m like 2 weeks behind on keeping this updated.  In a nutshell, Korby and Innoruuk are both done with the Argent valient quests, having become a champion of every city.  Aaeru is 67, just learned basic flying on her thanks to today’s patch.  Did a handful of heroics on Innoruuk, replaced most of his greens with BoE blues that dropped.  Korby got a BoE Uld25 head, and legs from the new Trial of the Champion 5 man heroic.  Also built Jeeves today, but I think I’ll still carry around some Scrapbots because the 2 hour cooldown on Jeeves is kind of annoying.  Been diligently performing gylph research on Dalkado every day, so I have probably half or more of the minors.  I guess daily dungeons are something I’ll be doing again now, since I get two Triumphs from it.  I’m also 30 Conquests away from buying the chest piece, so that’s a goal as well for me.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by Korby

I’ve settled into a routine of doing the Argent Tournament dailies on Korby and Innoruuk after work, and then leveling non-stop on Aaeru for the rest of the night.  It’s pretty amazing how quickly I’ve been able to make back the money I spent on Innoruuk’s epic flight.  I’m back up to 4k already, and considering I just spent 1k on Aaeru’s dual spec last night, I was up to 5k pretty fast again.

I powerleveled my cooking last night, though I kinda blew it on planning what recipes to buy and make.  Basically, I was at 410 already, had 56 awards, and 102 spices.  I should have stopped at 425 skill and bought the feast recipes, but I went and bought all the melee skill recipes first, which exhausted my awards, and then cooked like crazy, using up all my spices getting to 444 on green skill-ups.  Oops, but it’s nice to be so high now.  Just a few more cooking dailies and I can buy Fish Feast and one of the others to skill up on to 450.

I installed the WinterTime add-on, and now I’ve been hitting Wintergrasp regularly.  I don’t know if the badges have a limit of 100 or not anymore, but I spent most of my 97 WG badges and a sizeable amount of my 350osh shards on PvP gear last night for resilience total of 369.  There’s still more to buy too.

I did the always annoying Arcane Runes quest on Aaeru last night.  Surprisingly, I didn’t have quite as much trouble with it as I did in the past.  I think that might have something to do with the fact that she had a few more levels than either Korby or Dalkado had when they did it.  I tried swimming to the SW of the pick up platform to find a way back up top, since I didn’t want to hearth out and then have to trek all the way back there to turn in the two quests I did at the west end of the zone.  I ended up finding the A Crew Under Fire quest, which is one of the oddest things I’ve seen in this game, and that’s partly because it’s completely unfinished.  There’s no reward, no follow up chain, no cash, no rep.  Just a bunch of male humans going “huh!” over and over as the naga swarm and attack them.

Ended the night in Blasted Lands with the buff food quests.  It must have been rare silver-border spawn night in that zone, because I killed 4 of them.  Didn’t get anything good from them, but Aaeru is just on the edge of reaching 55 now.

wowPhone

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on July 18, 2009 by Korby

So Blizz finally put out their own Armory app for the iPhone.  It’s pretty nice when compared to the Warcraft Characters app that I’d been using, and really liked.  I’ve noticed something odd about the Armory though: I have 230 more strength in game than I do in the Armory.  I guess that could only be a problem if I was trying to join a raid that was gear checking, and they turned me down because of that, which is probably a kind of long shot scenario.

I fished up a Sea Turtle the other night.  Of course the irony here is that I had been trying on purpose with lures and all this +fishing gear for a few days prior to get it, and of course the one time I go fishing from a fish school without putting on the whole outfit I end up getting it.

Epic impatience

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 14, 2009 by Korby

I think I’m going to go ahead and buy epic flight on Innoruuk tomorrow.  I have just under 7k total across my guys, so it’s definitely something I can afford to do.  This will let me get going on the Netherwing reputation quests, which I’ve kind of been itching to try out at level 80. I can only imagine that the mines are so much easier to move around in with an extra 10 levels under my belt.  I kinda hated going in there when I did it on Korby, because it just felt like such a chore to grind my way through all the mobs.