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March/April/May goals

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 28, 2010 by Korby

I’ve started on the Shadow’s Edge quest, which means I need 25 Primordial Saronite.  At 23 Frost badges a pop that’s not particularly cheap or easy/quick to achieve.  Compounding that, Korby needs a new helm, which I’ve decided will be the Ymirjar Lord’s Helmet, which costs 95 Frost badges.  Thus, Korby’s badges will go towards that goal, while my 3 other 80s will be doing daily dungeons for the other Frost badges.  25*23=575 badges, which is about 90 days of daily dungeons.  Hopefully I can get some weekly raid quests done as well, for some 5 badge boosts to those totals.  Once Korby reaches 95 badges for his helm, then he can start spending on Saronite as well, but if you ignore ICC and weekly raid rewards, I’ll have the 25th piece of Saronite bought on June 8th, assuming I don’t miss any days.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 3, 2010 by Korby

See, see!  I said when I started this thing that I would eventually forget about it and stop updating, and that’s exactly what has happened.  I am so predictable.

So, lemme check here and see what I’ve missed on updating about.

Ok.  I’ve moved Korbox to the Alliance (Dwarf) and renamed him Tigard.  He’s 46 now.

Manzuri is 42.

Bildor is 34.

Spent about 3k moving Dalkado from 447 to 450 in Tailoring.  Stupid yellow recipes only gave me 1 skill-up on 5 combines, so I had to just bite the bullet and buy the mats to make two robes for 449 and 450.  The next day, a Merlin’s Robe pattern drops in ToC.  I wasn’t there, but apparently nobody else there could use it (!) so I’ve naturally put in a request for it, since I’ve had the mats to make it for a while now (bought them with the intent of having somebody else in the guild make it for me, but then he didn’t log in for like a week, during which time I reached 450).  I asked about it, was told to request it on the guild forums, so I did, and…that was 3 days ago and I’ve heard nothing back about it.  I kinda want to ask about it again, but I really don’t want to be a pain in the ass about it.  I can only imagine that this delay is due to some conversation among officers about it since bank requests usually get filled within a day or so, but again, that’s just speculation on my part because I don’t want to be a pest.

Innoruuk and Aaeru have pretty much been ignored over the last several months.  Innoruuk has fully decked himself out in PvP gear though (and I’m just now seeing that today’s patch has made lots of it old, great).  Aaeru is still wearing heirloom shoulders.

Korby, like always has been the focus.  I won a roll on a Battered Hilt within a week of 3.3 going live.Yeah, rolled Need 100.  How freaking cool is that?  Pretty much everything has been upgraded too, with some exceptions.  I’m still badly needing a new bracer, I’m kind of locked into my current gun because the range slot is poorly itemized for warriors, and trinkets are…well, they’re tricky to upgrade because of how they are.  I now find myself almost eternally spending money on gems and enchants for the new stuff, which has gone and left me feeling poor on a regular basis.  Stupid awesome ICC loot.

The dungeon finder has gotten me playing Manzuri and Bildor a lot lately.  After leveling 4 characters to 80 exclusively from questing, it’s kinda nice seeing these old dungeons that I just completely ignored, aside from getting shepherded through them by higher levels.  Even though Tigard is leading my lowers at 46, I feel like Manzuri will be my next 80, maybe just for the novelty aspect of getting to play a different role than my warrior, DK, paladin, and mage fill.  Also she’s a jewelcrafter, and freely cut gems whenever I want them is a nice bonus to look forward to.

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.

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.

Overachieving

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by Korby

What did I do today?  Let’s look at my new achievements!

Well, actually, the first thing I accomplished doesn’t get an achievement, even though it really should.  I maxed out fishing at 450 while trying for a turtle mount.  Nope, didn’t get the mount yet.  While I was doing that though, somebody in guild asked if anybody wanted in on a Sarth 3D raid.  Hell yes, I did.  Well, Sarth 3D turned into Sarth 0D with 20 people, so we got the Heroic: Less Is More achievement.  First thing we rolled on was the Large Satchel of Spoils.

korbyperfectroll

Yeah, a perfect 100.  Inside were 5 Valor tokens, which gave me my 50 Emblems of Valor achievement.  I was also outrolled on a gloves token that dropped.  I spent 25 of them on a Ring of Invincibility, which finally gave me full epic gear.  Good bye Mobius Band.

Then I started playing with WoWHead’s new profiler.  I loaded my stuff from the Armory, scrolled down, and there were all these red marks on my list of gear.  I had 7 things that weren’t enchanted.  So I went enchant shopping, and corrected that omission.

The last of those enchants that I bought took me to Icecrown for the Knights of the Ebon Blade head enchant.  I did the dailies there, just because I could, and then flew to the Argent Tournament Grounds.  I hate the Argent Tournament, but I’d been doing the non-mounted combat dailies, so I was able to the Gnomeregan Champion quest, and got the ‘of Gnomeregan’ title as well as my slaveboy.  I guess I’ve figured out how to defeat the mounted NPCs, but damn, it just kills my arm.  I get so focused on hitting the buttons to beat the guy, that my muscles just tense up and it feels like I’ve been lifting weights after about 5 fights.  I amazingly managed to defeat an Ironforge champion, so just 9 more factions to go for that achievement.

I headed back to Dalaran after the dailies reset and finished off the night with the 25 Dalaran Cooking Awards achievement.

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.