My bucket list for 2018

Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! Second challenge of week 29 is “2018 Bucket List”. You can find other people’s posts on their website.

The bucket list for 2017 was much easier to write because we didn’t have an expansion coming that year so all of this may change based on when BfA comes out.

In 2017, I spent a lot of time in old content catching up on reps, achievements, mounts and pets and I finished most of the things I wanted to, at least on my main. From now on, I am going to do old content while leveling alt/alts.

Instead, I want to do the more challenging pet battles, like The Celestial Tournament and the pet battle dungeons. I made a list of pets I’ll need for the Tournament and I’m slowly leveling them up. I’d never done a research about pet battles before. It’s exciting 🙂

Things I want to do in Legion:

  • PvP prestige level 18 for “The Unstoppable Force” title (I might not get there before BfA but I’m still hoping and killing all the Horde!)
  • level my troll druid Tannyi and work on Loremaster in the process

Things I want to do in Legion and/or BfA if I have the time:

  • Mount farming
    • Karazhan – Fiery Warhorse
    • The Eye – Ashes of Al’ar
    • Firelands – Pureblood Fire Hawk
    • Isle of Thunder – Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent
    • Isle of Giants – Cobalt Primordial Direhorn
    • Kun-Lai Summit – Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent
    • Valley of the Four Winds – Son of Galleon
    • Throne of the Four Winds – Drake of the South Wind
  • get all the pets from The Celestial Tournament and the pet battle dungeons

 

It’s not actually a long list but I imagine I will be busy with BfA. And I might have to take a break from WoW because it looks I won’t have any money to spare this year. But we’ll see.

And I am going to turn this into a page where I will track my progress as I did for 2017. Crossing things off a list is still an amazing thing to do 🙂

Happy 2018, everyone!

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First two weeks of 2018

New year, same me struggling to write a blog post. But hey, I did it eventually!

But I started the year right with 10000 Honorable Kills achievement on the 1st January! I’m almost prestige 13 now and I had to take a break from PvP because I was starting to hate it. I do all the Warden’s Towers world quests + 2 free-for-all PvP WQs (unless Black Rook Hold is up because I hate that one) every day and with my limited time to play WoW, it’s all I do in game some days. I can’t wait to get to level 18 for the title and then not do any PvP anymore. Ever. Or until I start to miss it which is eventually going to happen, let’s be honest, Ann..

All those WQs and honor leveling give me a lot of artifact power so I fillled up 75 traits on my creepy staff Aluneth and unlocked all the power of the Netherlight Crucible. I was in no rush to do it but the last thingy on he Netherlight Crucible was Everywhere At Once (Increases the window to activate Displacement by 5 sec, and reduces the cooldown of Displacement by 10 sec.) which is actually pretty good! I should read my abilities more often.

Darkmoon Faire is this week so I took advantage of the reputation buff and finished Fisherfriend of the Isles. That was a lot of fishing. A LOT of fishing. And I still need to do MORE fishing to max out Underlight Angler, the fishing pole. Getting that thing to full is harder than getting my artifact weapon to full. Fortunately, I still enjoy fishing 🙂 It just takes longer than I would like.

I got PetTracker addon which shows you which pets you are missing on the map, caught some and got So. Many. Pets. achievement. I also found a guide for Celestial Tournament and I’m leveling the pets which the guide uses. The Tournament has been on my list for a long time now and I want to finally get to it. That should be fun. Or terrible, terrible frustration. We’ll see.

The lovely Laytis took me to LFR Antorus because I was too scared to go there on my own and I got very lucky and this thing dropped for me:

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It has cute paws but it’s very ugly overall. And I even had fun in the LFR! I didn’t mess up much and most of the fights were good.

I felt very melancholic on New Year’s Eve so I went to Varian’s grave for the first time ever. I was avoiding the place because I knew it would make me sad and I didn’t want to be sad but I finally found the courage. So 2018 came as I was crying my eyes out and mourning my king in a fictional story in a video game. That’s my life, I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2017 in pictures

Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! Second challenge of week 29 is “2017 in pictures”. You can find other people’s posts on their website.

I went through my blog posts for each month and chose the screenshots I felt most strongly about. It’s mostly PvP stuff and mounts. No surprise there 🙂

January

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I reached Prestige level 1, level 50 and got a quest that sent me to the Stormwind Keep. There were leaders of Alliance and other important lore characters and Anduin had a lovely speech about me and everyone cheered for me and it was very heartwarming. It was such a great little event. I loved it.

February

Jade Pandaren Kite String for We’re Going to Need More Saddles! I worked so hard to get all the mounts I could in 2017 and these achievements felt so good!

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March

Arcanist’s Manasaber Suramar for finishing Suramar questline. Suramar was such a big part of Legion and I enjoyed it very much. Parts of it were frustrating as hell but it was a great storytelling.

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April

I love micro-holidays. They’re such a great random content. And March of the Tadpoles was my favourite. Look at these cuties!

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May

PvP brawls. They’re basically PvP on LSD. I enjoyed most of them. And they’re completely optional so I didn’t have to do the ones I didn’t enjoy. Gravity Lapse in Eye of the Storm is great fun. Baa!

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June

Class mounts! My flying purple disk! They were hit or miss overall but I love my disk and the paladin ponnies are very pretty too.

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Also, this happened:

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Stuff of nightmares..

July

Invisible pony!

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August

I have spent a ridiculous amount of time (and gold) for this mount, Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank. Worth every copper and every minute. And it didn’t make me hate archeology which is surprising.

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September

My achievements lined up perfectly. Violet Proto-Drake for What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been was my 200th mount. It felt incredible.

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October

I finally got the paragon reputation mount I wanted since I first saw it. As a tailor, I had all the carpets so I needed this. And I got it. No more Withered Army Training scenario. Ever!

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November

We got the next expansion announcement on Blizzcon and my immediate reaction was to make a Hordie to see the story from both sides. I boosted an undead mage with the boost I got with Legion but I never played her much and with the leveling changes we’ll get in 7.3.5, I can’t wait to level again. I wanted a druid and I chose a troll because it felt like the best fit. So this is Tanniy.

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December

I’ve been working on secondary professions lately and getting recipes I was missing so I beat up a ghost for a soup recipe. I love going back to MoP.

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Return to my Bucket List

Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! First challenge of week 29 is “Return to your Bucket List”. You can find other people’s posts on their website.

My plan for 2017 post wasn’t part of Z and Cinder blog challenge yet but I still did it. I thought this would be painful because I felt I’d been slacking but I actually did a lot of things from my list! Let’s take a look, shall we?

Keep doing PvP for the prestige levels.

I’m at prestige level 10 so I’d say that’s pretty awesome! It’s definitely higher than I expected. And I’m still climbing up.

Doing world events for What a Strange, Long Trip It’s Been.

Done! It was a lot of work but I did it.

Keep up my mount farming, run ICC, Karazhan and The Eye every week. I only need to kill one boss in Karazhan and the Eye so it doesn’t take a lot of time but it’s tedious and I get lazy. But I really want those mounts so I’m going to farm them and if I don’t get at least one of them in 2017, I’m going to be sad and angry.

I got one! I have Invincible now and I’m farming Karazhan, the Eye and I added the MoP world bosses, Throne of the Four Winds and Firelands.

After we get flying in 7.2, I want to finish the Legion exploration achievements.

And we have our first fail. I finished the ones on the Broken Isles but I haven’t touched the ones on Argus. I’ll wait until it gets easier in next expansions because not being able to fly makes it frustrating. And there’s so need to get frustrated if I can wait and do it later when everything dies as soon as they see me.

I want to continue doing MoP archeology (I’m almost done!) and finish Loremaster of Outland and Loremaster of Northrend.

I did almost nothing in Outland and Northrend but I did all the archeology achievements. Not just the MoP ones, all of them!

I need to finish Outland soon but I will quest in Northrend with my troll druid after the leveling changes in 7.3.5 so I don’t need to do it on my main.

If I’m done with all this before 2018, I’m going to do Loremaster of Kalimdor to finish Loremaster. And I also want to do pet battles. I’ve done a few but there’s so many achievements! I wasn’t very good at them so I’ll need to do a lot of research first. But that probably will be my plan for 2018.

Kalimdor didn’t happen either but it will also happen after 7.3.5.

I did a lot of pet battling achievements but I’m missing the hard ones. I still need to do a lot of research and I haven’t found the time yet.

I played a lot of WoW in 2016 and I want to do other things in my free time too. I got into Assassin’s Creed games recently and I want to get back into reading. I used to read a lot and I miss it. I made a list of books I want to read (or re-read) in 2017 and it’s long, including Dark Tower series, Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Rings. WTB more free time.

I got into DnD which takes a lot of my time so I didn’t do much reading. I read first three Dark Tower books and got stuck in the fourth because I know the next chapter is sad and I don’t want to be sad. I might just skip it. Or not come back to it at all because the whole series is sad. But awesome.

I finished the first Assassin’s Creed game (well, my flatmate finished it for me, I wasn’t able to do the last fights because of the wonky controls), started Assassin’s Creed II, got frustrated with the less wonky but still very wonky controls and started Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate which is much better.

All things considered, I think I did well. I didn’t finish all the things I wanted back when I wrote the list but I still had fun and kept myself busy. As far as WoW goes, 2017 has been a great year. Let’s hope 2018 is even better!

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The weeks with all the dailies, reputations and achievements

I’ve been feeling a bit meh about blogging lately but I hope it will go away and I’ll go back to writing regularly soon. Until then, I’m afraid you only get long, chaotic posts about some of the stuff I do in game. So here we go:

I’ve been doing all the dailies for all the reputations and all the mounts.

After hundreds of dailies in Argent Tournament, I now have all the mounts and all the toys! It took me over a year and it was worth it but damn, it sucked! No wonder I got 5000 Daily Quests Completed. There are also pets and a paladin mount but I’m not getting them anytime soon, if ever.

I’m doing PvP WQs and slowly getting the prestige levels. I get about one level per month so  I wonder if I’ll get “the Unstoppable Force” title for reaching prestige level 18. I’d love to have it! I’m currently at 9 so I still have a lot of work to do and given my (relatively) slow progress, I might not have the time if the next expac comes out soon. (I assume the rewards will go away. They might not.)

I’m not doing all emissary quests anymore, only for the paragon reputation rewards I don’t have yet, so Wardens, Armies of Legionfall, Army of the Light, Court of Fandoris and Kirin Tor.

I finished a number of reputations: Argussian Reach, Klaxxi, Kirin Tor Offensive, August Celestials, CHolden Lotus, Keepers of Time and got 70 Exalted Reputations, Pandaren Ambassador and The Burning Crusader. I’m slowly running out of the easy ones and now I’m doing Netherwing which is not fun. I can clearly see that Burning Crusade did not age well when I’m doing BC content at the same time as MoP content. But there’s a mount so I have to do it.

I got lucky in a garrison invasion and Smoky Direwolf dropped! It’s nice to finally get a reward after doing them for a few weeks now.

Wrath timewalking was last week and I finally had enough badges for the pretty pony! I now have all the purchasable mounts and some of the toys so I need to do some more timewalking. But it’s still the expansions I never played so I like it 🙂

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BlizzCon happened which led to 2 things: my new horde toon and doing random fishing achievements while watching the panels. I now have Outland AnglerNorthrend AnglerThe ScavengerThe Lurker AboveThe LimnologistThe Oceanographer and Tanniy, a troll druid.

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Whatever happens in Battle for Azeroth, I need to see it from both sides of the story. I haven’t done much with her, only the first few quests and now I’m waiting for 7.3.5 and the world scaling. I can’t wait to level her without constanly leaving a zone because the quests don’t give XP anymore. And I’ve never done Kalimdor zones properly so Tanniy and I are going to have have a lot of fun 🙂

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I’m a cat for now but I think I’ll be queuing for dungeons as a healer if it’s not too complicated.

Speaking of druids, I loved the Moonkin Festival so much! It was the cutest thing ever and “naptime instructor” is my new life goal.

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Do you think someone’s hiring? I have many years of experience and true passion for napping and sleeping.

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Time flies when you’re.. not writing blog posts

I’ve been busy and lazy and taking care of some IRL stuff but I’m back now! I’ll try to write something more often but we’ll see how it goes.

So what happened in the last.. *checks the calendar*.. many weeks since my last post?

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Second and third week of 7.3 was as much fun as the first! Mac’Aree looks amazing but all the ghosts made me sad. I liked getting orders from draenei instead of Turalyon (although I missed my sexy paladin <3) and seeing more of their story.

We finally got more of Alleria. I was waiting so long for this and it didn’t disappoint. She’s awesome.

I became exalted with Army of the Light relatively soon but had to wait a few more weeks to save up for the Lightforged Warframe. It’s such a cool mount! It’s quite big so I feel much safer when I’m running around Argus now.

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The paragon caches give three more mounts but I’m not going to grind the rep for them. I can play through the story without flying but the rest is frustrating and mostly not worth it now for me. I’ll definitely come back here in a future expansion(s), when the mobs are easy to kill and hopefully get them then.

Mounts and reputations

I wasn’t going to buy the Blizzcon Virtual Ticket but then I saw the WoW in-game rewards and I just had to. The mounts are awesome and knowing myself, I would probably buy it anyway as the Blizzcon came closer. There’s so much amazing stuff in the virtual ticket, it’s worth it.

My hordie (still with the awful transmog, poor girl) is not sure how this thing works and what to do with her hands..

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.. but my main is all about the baby ship and meeting the mama ship in Pandaria!

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I was very lucky with my paragon mounts and got Leywoven Flying Carpet and Wild Dreamrunner! I was grinding the Nightfallen rep so much I was getting sick of it but I just had to have the carpet. I’m a tailor so I have the other ones and a carpet has been my main flying mount since I was able to fly. And now, no more withered training scenario! Ever! Or at least until I decide to get all the toys..

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I went through most of the puzzles to get Lucid Nightmare and then got stuck on the maze. I gave up after a few hours but I’ll go back there and try again. Eventually. There’s an addon I didn’t use so that could help. Me and maps don’t go well together.

After a few weeks of doing dailies for Shado-Pan, I got exalted and bought these beauties.

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All that paragon rep grinding gives a lot of Curious Coins so I finally had enough for Arcadian War Turtle! She’s a bit camera-shy though.

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Other stuff

Kirin Tor finally gave me Khadgar’s head as a companion. I like to imagine he’s watching me and judging my life choices. He totally would.

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I started doing the PvP world quests again every day, got to Prestige level 7 and I’m getting close to 8. I’ll see how many more I’ll have but it mostly depends on how much longer we’ll be in Legion. I guess we’ll hear all about that soon at Blizzcon 🙂

I randomly found out there’s a whole MoP quest line I somehow missed so I started working on that. It’s Alliance vs. Horde and Varian is there so it makes me sad. But it’s quite fun otherwise and I’m working with SI:7 which is always amazing!

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Who do I cheat on WoW with?

Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! Topic of week 25 is “Who do you cheat on WoW with?”. You can find other people’s posts on their website.

WoW is love, WoW is life but I enjoy other games occasionally. Usually on weekends when I’m done with my dailies, emissaries and mount runs and I’m not in a mood for achievements or PvP. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, these are the games I play:

Assassin’s Creed games

My flatmate played various Assassin’s Creed games a lot and they always looked gorgeous and interesting so one day, I tried it. I played through the first one and quite enjoyed it. It’s from 2007 and it didn’t age well (video games barely do, in my opinion) and I struggled with the combat system but the story was captivating and the main character, Altaïr, was a lovable bastard.

I started the second one, Assassin’s Creed II, but haven’t got far yet. It looks better and the combat system is much easier. The story seems interesting so far and I hang out with Leonardo da Vinci. The main character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, is a dummy so I hope he’ll find a brain along the way.

I love the visuals of this game. It’s mostly because of the clothes. They have some pretty amazing clothes.

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Overwatch

I used to play Counter Strike when my brother organised LAN parties in our basement. I was average at it and I’m pretty bad at Overwatch but I love it! I never thought I’d play first-person shooter but I loved the characters and visuals. Blizz occasionally does Overwatch Free Weekend when you can play for free so I decided to try it and bought the game two days later.

Next one is actually this weekend,  September 22–25, so if you haven’t played Overwatch, you can try. I understand it’s not for everyone but I have a lot of fun playing it. I usually play McCree (he’s voiced by my crush and obsession Matt Mercer) or Zenyatta who’ s a healer.

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Look at him. What a bad-ass motherf*cker!

Divinity: Original Sin

A friend suggested we play this RPG together because it has a solid multiplayer mode. The combat is turn-based which I don’t like but the gameplay is fine otherwise.

I find the overall story confusing at times but the side quests are fun. My character can speak with animals and it’s always funny. The voice acting in this game is amazing! There’s also an interesting crafting system and I’m constantly trying to bind different items together to see if something happens.

I usually enjoy it but it’s not my favourite style so I hope we finish it soon. I think I’ll suggest Diablo III as another game we could play together. I played through the main story about two years ago and it was great.

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I have a list of various other games I would like to play (The Sims 4, Warcraft games, Deus Ex, Dragon Age games, Mass Effect games, .. ) but I already don’t have enough time to finish the ones I started. I really should stop falling in love with franchises and series..