Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Australian Servers are Live!

 
Saurfang has moved to Australia and now my latency is lower!

 Left Before. Right After, both in Shrine at same time of day
 
 So my response time is far better now!

Monday, 27 October 2014

6.0.2 Impressions


I waited to experience this patch a little before writing down my impressions.
 
Left - Just Before 6.0.2. Right - Just After 6.0.2

1: Stat-SquishI like it. I actually feel stronger than I did before the patch.

But I think it should go further. A level squish. Make the ding mean something again!

I have said for a long time there could be a level squish as well because there are so many empty level between 1 and 60. 5 levels a zone no longer makes sense. Sure the 'ding' looks pretty, but it isn't progress and you don't get something new every level anymore.

2: Ability Pruning
I am very happy with this. Many old redundant Paladin abilities were removed. Before I had a macro to use my cooldowns (Avenging Wrath, Divine Favor and Guardian of Ancient Kings) at the same time. Now I only have Avenging Wrath instead (which is Divine Favor and old Avenging Wrath put together.)

Flash of Light was made useful to Holy again, while Holy Light was removed. Two heals I hadn't used in a while. Divine Light was renamed Holy Light, so everything is cool.

Overall I need to practice some more with the Holy Changes, but I like them!

On Retribution? I guess we don't have Inquisition to punch ever time it is about to wear off anymore. This is a positive change.

3: Storage
Wonderful, wonderful Storage Solutions! New Void Storage Tab! Reagent bank! Toy Box! My bags haven't been this empty in years! Wonderful. Just wonderful!

Bank is so Empty now! So crazy.




4: Pre WoD Events in Blasted Lands:
The new Blasted Lands quests were short and easy as expected, but it did make the Iron Horde look rather weak and not much of a threat to Azeroth. On the upside, it didn't have us running though Nethergarde Mines like the 54-60 Blasted Lands quests.

5: Pre WoD Event Upper Blackrock Spire:I ran old UBRS many times during Classic WoW. I am not the fan of the new UBRS. For the longest time I couldn't articulate why. Was it nostalgia?  The lack of loot? Lack of achievement?

At last I figured it out: It felt incomplete.

With the last two bosses locked off, every run ends in the Rend Room (like people abandoning the group doing the old For The Horde! quest in the Onyxia Chain). It feels like a loss, not a win.


TLDR - Liked gameplay & storage changes. 3 out of 5 Phoenix Insignias.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider

Pretending to be Alliance. Luxy got mixed up and went as a Arakkoa!

For Frostwolf Friday Fun-run™ we ventured into Heroic Dragon Soul! At the end we end up doing the platform I needed for my last achievement for Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider!


Spine was the one that caused us the most dramas. First we ran out too early and were throw off by the turn. Then the next time we weren't decursing enough. I went holy and with three of us decursing we were able to push forward with spine.

So in the end I got my Reins of the Twilight Harbinger!

Friday, 17 October 2014

19k Achevement Points... wait

So before 6.0.2 hit, I had to finish off Brawlers Guild. With the support of Crooked, Luxy and Navi I did it!


And I hit 19k Achievement Points!
 

KABAM Patch 6.0.2! Down  to 18k again! Boo!


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Twisted Nether Blogcast

http://www.twistednether.net/2014/10/13/episode-234-because-im-mctacky/


I was on Episode 234 of the Twisted Nether Blogcast with Hydra & Fimlys! It is now downloadable.
 
It was recorded Saturday afternoon for me because at the usual recording time on Monday I was going to be at the dentist. (That is Friday/Sunday respectively for those in the Western Hemisphere).
 
I had a blast during the recording. The interview with me covered things like why I started my blog, my gaming history, how I choose my character names, my opinions on usual social media to complement blog awareness.
 
After the interview we talked a little about patch 6.0.2, which I had done some research on beforehand.
 
Then we talked about Blizcon which I had done no research on. Oh well, so much for appearing knowledgeable!
 
But it was all lots of fun! I probably was having too much fun during the show. I am glad to have been invited on as a guest!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Countdown to Warlords of Draenor (48 week update/4 weeks to go!)


The final Objective List post for MoP! Patch 6.0 hits later today and we enter the Pre-WoD events. Finished off most of the list now, things like [The Longest Day] & [Stormbreaker] and finally hit my Retribution Spec Item Level objective.

Important Stuff to do:
● Get Ret Item Level to over 553 (551 553/553) (Complete)
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Healer
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Damage

Old Raid Stuff to do:
● Get Shado-Pan Assault to Exalted (Revered 8399 9389/21000) - 2.9 Weeks of Full Clear

Pandaria Quest Achievements: 1 Left (Complete)
● Sunreaver Onslaught ([Stormbreaker]) - 17 18/18 (Complete)

Misc Stuff to do:
● Do [The Longest Day] Achievement (Complete)

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection: 6
● 1 Rep (Aldor), 3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Longest Day!

McTacky Vs Neri of Mama Needs Mana
This week I have been levelling up some pets to make some teams. Teams with a purpose. The purpose of defeating the various high level Pet Fights around Pandaria. This morning I decided it was time. Time to do the [The Longest Day]. With Luxy and Crooked and Navi's advice I  dived in.


After hours of Pet Battling it was over! [The Longest Day]!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Countdown to Warlords of Draenor (45 week update/7 weeks to go!)


Only Eight weeks to go! Four weeks or less until patch 6.0!

It was an insanely productive month. Finished my Gold Challenge Modes & reached Brawlers Guild to Rank 10. Also did the Tol Barad Meta, and Pandaria Dungeon Heroic Meta, all items not on the list, but welcome. Still need to do the extra bosses in Brawlers Guild.

However I did finish my Glory of the Cataclysm Raider & Emperor Shaohao reputations, which were on my bucket list.

Important Stuff to do:
● Get Ret Item Level to over 553 (545 551/553)
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Healer
● Proving Grounds: Proving Yourself: Gold Damage

Old Raid Stuff to do:
Glory of the Cataclysm Raider (20 24/24) (Complete)
● Get Shado-Pan Assault to Exalted (Revered 8399/21000) - 3.1 Weeks of Full Clear
● Get all Burning Crusade Raid Pet Drops (8 10/10) (Complete)

Pandaria Quest Achievements: 1 Left
● Sunreaver Onslaught - 17/18 (kill a Skumblade Pillager)

Misc Stuff to do:
● Get Emperor Shaohao to Exalted (Exalted) (Complete)
● Do [The Longest Day] Achievement
● Get all Argent Tournament Mounts (12 13/15) (300 Tokens)

Jewelcrafting Recipe Collection: 7 6
● 1 Rep (Aldor),  4  3 Raid (Sunwell), 1 Dungeon (Old Hillsbrad), 1 World Drop (Cataclysm)