Archive for PvP

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.

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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.

Greatness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by Korby

Got my Darkmoon Card: Greatness today when the Faire opened.  Had to spend 700g on the last card, which I know is way above my set limit, but when all you’ve seen for the last 2 weeks were prices averaging 900g, 700g looked like a beautiful deal.  Plus I found a new way to make money, so I could afford it.  What’s that you ask?  A way to make money?  Earn 10k honor, buy rare gem, sell gem on AH for gold.  I turned 70k honor into 316g, so yeah, I figured I could spend a little more on my last card.

I’ve been leveling Innoruuk now that the Midsummer Fire Festival (MSFF) is over.  He’s 77 now, but I’m stubborningly waiting for the 3.2 patch to go in before I spend any money on flying training or a mount.  Once he hits 80, I’ll shelve him and level Dalkado, and then Aaeru.

Northrend and Outland at 40

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 22, 2009 by Korby

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I finished off Aaeru’s Northrend fires today after work, and did the Outland fires for her after completing that.  Death count came to 28 in Northrend and 16 in Outland.  I actually thought I might die more in Outland just because in some zones the mobs tend to be more densely packed in there, but I used Spirit Healers to move long distances and skip a lot of needless deaths.  My best run was from the Horde fire in Nagrand through to both Zangarmarsh fires, with my only death coming from a level 80 Horde hunter who chased me down in Nagrand.  I’ve taken her from 37 to 40 on this, and there’s still half of the Eastern Kingdoms left, and all of Kalimdor to go.  It’s a good thing this lasts for 2 weeks, because I’m a little sick of it after 2 days of grinding it.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 19, 2008 by Korby

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For the uninitiated, what you’re looking at is the final score of a Warsong Gulch capture-the-flag style battleground I played in a few nights ago, with the table sorted by number of honorable kills, which you can use as a way to determine who was actively busy killing other people, a score if you will. In general, just standing near some opposing player as they die and doing nothing will grant you an honorable kill since it’s mostly all about proximity to the death and not a matter of if you actually hit them or not.

So the next best way to rank yourself in a battle is comparing the number of killing blows to deaths. I attribute my low number of KB’s to the fact that I was grouped and cooperating with much better skilled and equipped players (Pompey, Duggrim, Willhelmryan, and Evilbettie) who dealt more damage with their spells than my warrior does. It’s far far easier for a caster to blow up a person from afar with burst damage than for a warrior/other melee class to maintain up-close contact with a constantly moving target and deal consistent sword hits. What I’m getting at here is that just because I was 2-4-14, doesn’t mean I sucked, it just meant my guild/groupmates are death machines and an absolute blast to play with in PvP.

Who does suck in that picture, you might ask? I think the big red circles illustrate that point for me.

Oh, and yeah, my team lost. Alliance always loses in Warsong Gulch, so the outcome really wasn’t a surprise to me.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2008 by Korby

So being 70 now, I feel so free from the shackles of constant exp’ing that it’s almost overwhelming. Suddenly I have more than just PvP dailies. There’s this whole Sunwell place to see and start questing in. I can start on the Netherwing quest. I have a sudden need for 5k gold and as such every bar of metal in my bank looks tempting to put up in the AH. Still need about 11k honor for my BP…or a sword…I need 2h sword skill. I can go on raids with my guild…I think, I may be a tad undergeared and unexperienced though. I feel torn in 5 different directions while not really having any direction in my game now.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 10, 2008 by Korby

So Tuesday morning at 5am, like always, WoW servers are turned off for 6 hours for maintenance. At 4:45am I had just finished one AV instance, and decided to go for one more. An 11 minute AV win is not a rare thing, and is usually how it goes. So we get in there, and already we (Alliance) have something like a 40-30 advantage. Everybody is on their game it seems, and we stick to the usual AV plan of groups 1-5 to RH, 6-8 take Galv and the towers. It’s flawless. Absolutely beautiful to be a part of. Speaking of being a part of it, I ended up tanking Drek because nobody else volunteered. Go go freshly dinged 69 fury warrior! We won, it was awesome, and I logged out with the system messages counting down the seconds to the server being shut down.

So, I logged in today after I got home from the mall. Naturally, I’m still PvP flagged since I had logged out directly after being in a battlefield, and I don’t think anything of it, nor do I really notice it. I head out of the PvP room, and go towards the mailbox and the auction house, like I always do first thing. As I’m riding my mount through the halls of Ironforge, I notice something very strange. It’s a guy, with a red name, hunched over a skeleton on the ground. It’s a Horde. I figured he must have been messing around and gotten killed by a guard or somebody. Anyways, he fades away as I’m standing there looking at him, and I figure he either logged out or used his hearthstone. I turn to resume my trip to the mailbox when I suddenly just stop. I’m like “…huh?” Then I notice the little debuff icon on me. I’ve been sapped. The Horde then reappears and starts kicking my ass. That’s when I remember my PvP flag was still on, and I realize that this Horde is a rogue, which is why he disappeared in front of me.

My nice PvP buffs from the night before, which had me pumped to 11k hp were short lived as this guy kicked my ass just before a wandering guard aggroed on him. I run back in from the graveyard outside, rez myself, go to the mailbox, which has a dozen skeletons all over in front of it, and then hit the auction house to put up my expired items. While I’m doing this, the Horde runs in and kills 2 of the 3 auctioneer NPCs before the assembled Alliance folk realize what’s going on and kill him there. I had no idea you could kill an auctioneer (or 2) so fast.