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BA Secret Santa 2010 (Guest Post)

Looks like I have a special guest post from the lovely Ophelie of Bossy Pally fame. And I have to say, her two favorite mounts listed, are the only two that I’ve ever really, REALLY wanted to get. So enjoy the post and follow her blog if you aren’t already. She has a lot of good stuff there.
–Deyndor

Ophelie here, from Bossy Pally, spreading some holiday cheer to Swift Retribution! I noticed that Deyndor’s been talking a lot about leveling characters and farming older content for it’s spicy drops. In the spirit of older content giving us gifts, I made a top 10 of my favorite low level farming spots. Enjoy!

10- Troll Patrol Dailies in Zul’Drak
I know, I know, I’m probably the only person in the world who does these dailies. But c’mon! You get a chance at the Deputy Pa’trolla Badge! What wouldn’t you do for a trinket that gives you an awesomeness buff?

9- Tempest Keep
Ashes of Al’ar is, hands down, my favorite mount in the game. I’m not normally one to gawk at mounts, but Al’ar is just so…gorgeous… The only reason TK didn’t score higher on the list is that in order to farm him, you still need to convince a few friends to come with you, week after week, and, on the off-chance that the mount does drop, you need to convince them that you’re the one who deserves to keep it.

8- Karazhan
If you’re level 85 and have the proper key (or a friend who can open the gate for you), then Kara is a great place to farm for the fantastic horse Midnight. Since Attumen and Midnight are the first encounter in the instance, once you’re finished your business for the week, you might as well stick around and collect some gold off mobs too. If you’re able to make it past the opera scene, the philanthropists in the halls behind the stage go down easily and carry 100g each.

7- Temple of Ahn’Qiraj
Looking to fill out the mount tab of your spellbook? The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj (AQ 40) can help with that! It can be difficult to find a group to go in there (despite claims of the contrary, the first boss resets constantly when soloed), once you make it in, prepare to be served with colourful Qiraji Resonating Crystals. With the exception of the red crystal, the mounts drop quite frequently and it’s very possible to collect them all in one adventure. If you’re the type who enjoys collecting items for complicated rep quests (and I certainly am), you can also enjoy fighting with your teammates over Scarabs, Idols and Items off bosses.

6- Netherspite Reputation
Once a very tedious and competitive grind, Netherspite is now easy and relaxing to farm at 85. And if you’re a gatherer, the gold making opportunities are endless. This area is also fantastic for your fledgling level 70s. It’s not as crowded as it once was and provides tons of experience and gold.

5- Winterspring Saber/Horde Raptors

I’ve never managed to complete the horde raptor grind- logging into my horde character every day to kill some birds or whatnot was just too much to ask. The Winterspring Saber grind, however, was surprisingly pleasant. It’s a great way to relax after raids while chatting with guildies and, now that there are three repeatable quests instead of one, it’s a pretty fast grind.

4- Heroic Sethekk Halls
According to my completely biased and unscientific observations, the Raven Lord is the second most visually appealing mount in the game, after Al’ar. He drops from Anzu in Heroic Sethekk Halls and, now that you don’t need a druid to summon him anymore, he’s easily farmable by any level 85.

(c) Blackthundercro, Wowhead http://www.wowhead.com/user=Blackthundercro

3- Sholazar Basin
If you’re an herbalist, Shalazar is still a gold mine. And even if you’re not, getting to exalted with the Oracles faction opens up the door to a number of mini-pets and, if you’re lucky, the Reins of Green Proto Drake. I haven’t been lucky yet, but I’m still trying.

2- Heroic Magister’s Terrace
I remember when this place was horrible to run. Those who complain about Cataclysm heroics being hard have clearly forgotten about Heroic Magister’s Terrace. Fortunately, we’ve grown stronger while HMgT stays the same level. Pretty much any 85 character should be able to fight their way to our friend Kael’thas Sunstrider who can drop the adorable Phoenix Hatchling or the less adorable but still pretty cool Swift White Hawkstrider. Not to mention that the Kael’thas fight is really fun.

1- Stratholme
Stratholme has got to be my favorite instance ever. I still go and hang out there, just to hang out there. I’ve yet to see the new and revamped Stratholme, though, and I’m really looking forward to it. Baron Rivendare has moved on to greener (or rather, blacker) pastures and his relative Aurius has taken his spot. If you’re part of the pool of unlucky players who never got a glimpse Deathcharger, you can keep trying as Aurius Rivendare is the new owner of Deathcharger’s Reins.

And there you go! My top 10 favorite low level content to farm. Now go forth and get more enjoyment out of older content!

Happy Holidays!
Ophie xxxx

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

But a warlock and a paladin walk into a bar…

Windsoar over at Jaded Alt is celebrating her 6 month blogaversary.  And being the nice person she is, she decided to give those that want it a blog idea.  Since I rarely have ideas of my own, I try not to pass up when someone else if offering one.  Here is what she gave me

/cast Muse

I’m so popular with the warlocks today! Well, let’s see…

If your warlock and paladin met in a bar, how would the conversation go?

If Deyndor and Ollyn met in a bar?  I have a feeling that the bar would be in dire need of repair by the time they were finished.  I don’t RP, but like many WoW players my toons take on their own personalities the more I play them.

Ollyn is a pretty laid back guy.  He’s content to just sit around and relax when he isn’t starting people on fire.  However, if he feels that you’ve wronged him in some way, he’ll be focused on you until you wish you hadn’t met him.  A lot of that comes from when I used to PvP on him.  In battlegrounds, the first person to kill me is who I would focus on for the rest of the match.  Once I rezzed, I was coming back with a vengeance.  It has occasionally turned out poorly for me (oh who am I kidding, it’s almost always turned out poorly for me).  Like when I was first PvPing and chased someone across WSG just to get revenge on them.  Oh sure, I died when I was ganged up on by 4 Horde, but I killed that rogue first.

Deyndor is similar in having a short fuse, but his is focused at anything that goes against the light.  Like, oh I don’t know, Warlocks.  And the fact that they’re of different factions would just make it that much easier.  And when he focuses on killing something, he doesn’t stop until its good and dead.

So really, I would imagine that a brawl would break out the moment that Deyndor saw Ollyn (yes, Deyndor would start it).  I’m not really sure who would win, assuming they we’re of equal level.  But in any case, the bar might not be there by the end of the night.

That or Ollyn would give Deyndor fashion tips while Deyndor braided Ollyn’s glorious hair.

Single Abstract Noun

In which Deyndor joins a guild of…bloggers?

I probably should have made this post last night, but I was tired and didn’t have the energy.  This is actually being written while I’m at work, so the quality of my writing is probably lacking more than usual.  *looks over shoulder for boss*

So yesterday I got home from work and did what I always do, I logged into Twitter (I seem to have become addicted to it).  And notice Miss Medicina talking about a “bloggie guild” as she put it.  I was slightly confused, so I asked her what she was talking about.  Apparently between when I left work and when I got home my google reader finally updated with Tamarind‘s newest post, talking about starting up a guild for bloggers.

However, since he’s in the EU, some of us across the pond can’t join him.  So Miss Medicina started up a US/Oceanic branch!  So come one, come all to beautiful Argent Dawn-US!  Create an alt Alliance side (if you’re US/Oceanic, Horde side for EU) and come join in the fun.

At one point our awesomeness (although Miss Medicina claims it’s because she took off her robe) actually caused the server to crash.  If that doesn’t show how much we rock and that you should join us, I don’t know what does.

This isn’t just for bloggers, this is for people that read blogs too.  If you want to be part of our ever growing community, then create the alt, and if you’re on Argent Dawn-US, just /join singleabstractnoun, and ask any one in the channel for a guild invite, they should all be able to do that.

I look forward to interacting with all of you lovely folks, so stop on by and stay for a while.

P.S. Oh yeah, I rolled a dwarf too.  I feel so short…  But my glorious beard is sexy, see:

Look at that sexy beard

Moar Filler!

Just a filler post until I get a better post idea.  You can thank Miss Medicina for the lovely MS  Paint drawing.

Its been a while

So I haven’t made a blog post in a while.  Part of that is real life (I’m in the process of buying a house, so that is actually taking up some of my time) and part of it is that I feel I have nothing valuable to write.

Then I realized that this is my blog and I can ramble on and on about pointless topics if I wish (and I will dear reader, fear not).

So I’ve kind of slowed down on leveling my DK.  I got him to 77 and bought cold weather flying, and then stopped playing him.  My second pally hit 65 and I stopped playing her, and the shaman got up to 26 or so and then I stopped playing her as well.

I’ve been logging in to the game, but feeling bored with it.  And then today I got an idea based on a post that was over a year old on the Stormrage official forums, I’d like to try doing level 60 and 70 raids at level.

I found the recruitment post for a guild on Stormrage that used to do this, but apparently stopped doing it.  I never did any level 60 raids at level, and one a few level 70’s before wrath hit.  In any case, I thought that would be a fun thing to do.  If anyone has any info on any guilds doing that, leave a comment, I’d like to give it a try.

It would also seem that my shaman was only the beginning.  I’m now wanting to roll a restro druid to try my hand at healing with one of those.  The problem is, I’ll start leveling one, get it to the mid twenties at most, then stop playing, leaving me with yet another alt that I don’t want to delete, yet don’t feel like playing.

Maybe I’m finally starting to get my fill of this game, but that isn’t what this really feels like.  I think its more that I’m bored not raiding on Ollyn, but I also know that if I level up something else, most likely won’t end out raiding or really doing much on that toon either.  Perhaps if I could find some purpose to level something, I wouldn’t feel so apathetic.

So I imagine that at some point today, I’ll roll a druid with the intention of going resto.  And then barely playing it by next weekend.  I seriously considered transferring Ollyn to Azgalor and applying to Amber’s guild as a way to get back into raiding (and to not be the only one online in the guild, it gets lonely), but I’d feel too much like I was abandoning the 3 people that I transferred to Stormrage with.

So that is what has been going on with me lately.  Not a whole lot in game, and not entirely sure where I should go from here.  I think if I could find a goal and actually see a purpose for leveling another alt, I would feel more engaged again.

So to bring my rambling to an end, what do you all think I should do?  Get back into current raid content? Try out the old content that I missed? Or just bounce from alt to alt over various servers doing something different each night (which I actually kind of hate since I feel like I don’t make any real progress on anything that way)?

Ding!

Today I ding 25 in real life. Hard to believe that I’ve been annoying people for a quarter century.

I hope you all have a great day. I’m off to work, so we’ll see if I do 😛

Tankadin-ing

Well, its been a fun week.  Since Borean Tundra is in the Emberstorm battlegroup, my main server has been a bit wonky this week.  So I’ve been spending my time on Deyndor tanking some more Outlands instances.  Went back and did Blood Furnace and Ramps on Monday night to help a guildie with some quests and so she could get some new gear.

At one point in BF, when you get to the room before The Maker, which is full of mobs, we were talking about how we should pull everything at once and then try and AoE it down.  Well, the mage with us thought we were saying we should do that at that moment, so off she went to die a horrible death in the room.  Which of course chained the mobs (thanks to how close she got to our group upon trying to run out) onto the rogue, who also died.  So when the Priest was just about dead I actually found a use for Divine Intervention.  That was the only wipe we had (thankfully, 3 of us were decently over leveled for both instances)

Then last night myself, still at 67, my priestly friend (level 74) and a warlock from the guild (level 65, dinged 66 during our runs) 3 maned both Crypts and Sethekk Halls.  There were a few wipes in Sethekk thanks to us being chain feared into multiple groups of mobs, but it was a great time.

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this pally tanking stuff too.  I’ve been having issues with going oom, but discovered that I can reduce that immensely if I seal myself with wisdom for trash (I know this isn’t optimal, but you do what you have to do).  It also helped when I got huge heals thanks to Spiritual Attunment (Yes, I only have one point in this. I’m thinking about a second though).  Then I would go back to Seal of Corruption for bosses.  Not a perfect system, but it suited my needs and seemed to work decently.  The only bad part was when I’d get MC’d and not notice that they had changed my seal and aura.  /facepalm

The whole experience of last nights 3 manning adventures left me with a question though.  When they nerfed the BC raids in patch 3.0.8 does anyone know if they nerfed the normal 5 mans too?  Even with a healer that was that over leveled it seems like we should have had more trouble in those dungeons.