Saturday, October 17, 2009

Looking Good! SPOILERS FOR 3.3

Remember that manky old sword in the ice outside the Tournament? Not so shabby now... The changes to Icecrown are continuing apace, but in rather worrying news the latest PTR build has bought a COMPLETE lack of flying mounts. Nothing works, clearly it must be extra cold this build. The upshot of this is that riding to Icecrown from the Tournament is a proper adventure. 5 deaths, and a hefty repair bill later, I made it through the Commanders and to the gates...

... only to discover the raid group I was invited to consisted of three people in phase with me and five who were not. Annoyingly therefore the Citadel remains undiscovered for now :(

I was going to go take a look and see if the there's details on what the Reputation changes look like thus far but I'm now locked out of the server altogether. More news when I can make it back in.

End of the Tunnel

So, this week has seen not one, but TWO 25 man Guild outings, and the 25 man achievement for doing Boss #1 without a System Shutdown. The drama was worth it.

This morning brings a new PTR build and some much needed love for Alts.
  • The following reputations have been sped up by roughly 30%:
            Argent Crusade
            Alliance Vanguard
            Horde Expedition
            Kirin Tor
            Knights of the Ebon Blade
            Sons of Hodir
            Wyrmrest Accord
  • Sons of Hodir quests now give more reputation overall.
  • Top-level helm and shoulder faction-related enchants are now available as Bind-on-Account items that do not require any faction to use once purchased (they still require the appropriate faction level to purchase).
  • Reputation commendations can now be purchased for 1 Emblem of Triumph each.
That's a fabulous change :D It also gives a sense of the game moving forward to it's logical conclusion in this expansion as well, which is exciting in itself. What do you mean, that's what Icecrown is for? :P
  • Pet Leveling: Hunter pets now need only 5% of the experience a player needs to level, down from 10%.
To the person who asks me how pets level, here's the answer, it's experience based. I thought it was directly related to kills but if it's experience then it does include quest rewards as well. Every day is a school day :D

There's also a very BIG SPOILER that I won't reveal here as yet but I'm very happy about, as it means one of my favourite Alliance NPC's survived the Wrathgate...

This weekend we'll do a roundup, I'll get some pics of the faction stuff, and there will be chocolate cake. Oh yes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


You know, it's a bloody good thing for everybody I don't post anything about Guild drama.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Never Easy...

I feel the Shaman's Achievement List is worth reproducing today, for several reasons:

Yes, that's the Alterac Blitz, right there. It's the first time since the Achievement appeared I've been in a group that looked anywhere capable of completing it. Doing so, frankly, was glorious. Forty people went to Garv, dispatched him, and then 40 people went to Drek, without exception. 23 people got the Achievement with me. All on a Monday Lunchtime too... I'm going to be forced to do the rest of the AV achievements now... :D I should also make a nod to the two significant Ulduar achievements as well: XT in 205 secs, Sif and Thormin down to 45% before we wiped. This means we're now in the top 10 of Strict 10 Man Achievements on our Server. Not too shabby at all.

Now, all I need is enough Honor for a trinket and a pair of boots and I can add Epic To M's Achievement list...