The weeks with pet battling and new mounts

More PvP! I got Fourteen for the Team and I’m half way into prestige level 15. The Unrelenting title describes my relationship with PvP in Legion really well. I will get to level 18 for the title even if it kills me! At least I hope I will..

I got through the Celestial Tournament for the second and the third time and got Master of the Masters. All the strategies worked so it was nice and easy. It gave me courage for the pet battle dungeons and I completed both! Pet Battle Challenge: Wailing Caverns was nerve-racking but I managed to finish it and after that, Pet Battle Challenge: Deadmines was actually fun. Poor Deadmines never catch a break. It’s the third time we had to go there and kick some bad people/pets. I’ll need to do all these things weekly to get all the rewards but it’s great knowing I can beat them. Bring it on, you tiny cute petsies!

I’ve been working on Family Fighter achievement and this is my progress after about a month:

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It was so many battles and I’m not even close to having half of it done. And these pets are on Argus and always up. I have no idea how people actually do Family Familiar. /bow to all of you who have that achievement.

I went through Stormheim with my undead mage and my crush on Sylvanas is getting bigger and bigger. I just love her. And Genn is so mean! I’m not switching to Horde but I’m looking forward to playing both sides after I finish leveling my troll druid. I was already told off for playing Horde but don’t worry, I still bleed blue 🙂 I just want to see the story from both sides. For now. Never say never to Horde and our their Banshee queen. And look at me! I’m so pretty!

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I spent some time (and a lot of money) making engineering mounts I didn’t have so now I own this sweet bike

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and this rocket.

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I also started working on Sky Golem but one of the reagents have a daily cooldown so I’ll have it in 28 days. Or more than that because I’ll probably forget about it most days.

I’ve been doing Darkmoon Faire for the mount. I didn’t have a lot of tickets when I started saving them but I finally got to 1000. It’s so pretty!

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I now have 249 mounts and it’s driving me up the wall! So close! I need to go through my list of mounts I don’t have. I might find something I could get soon. But I hope I’ll tell you about getting my 250th mount in another one of these posts.

ICYMI: I created a list of podcasts I listen to. I’ll try to keep it updated and I might add other non-gaming podcasts I enjoy. There’s a lot of them.

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My Favourite Mount(s)

Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! Topic of week 31 is “What’s your favourite mount?”. You can find other people’s posts on their website.

I love mounts. I’ve done annoying rep grinds, weird achievements, many circles of disappointment, a year of Argent Tournament dailies and I learnt to PvP just to get mounts. Worth it!

I hope no one actually expects me to choose just one because that’s not possible. I can do top 4 (in no particular order): Ultramarine Qiraji Battle tank, Archmage’s Prismatic Disc, Leywoven Flying Carpet and Prestigious Ivory Courser. No, wait, I forgot about Invincible! Top 5 then. And an honorable mention.

Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank

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This was the hardest mount to get. It’s from Tol’vir archeology and I spent a lot of time and money to get it. But look at it! It’s awesome!

Archmage’s Prismatic Disc

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I enjoyed the class specific content in Legion very much and this pretty mount was the cherry on the expansion cake. I even managed to put together a transmog I actually like a lot with doesn’t happen very often because I’m not very good at transmoging. And the colours fit into Dalaran so well!

Leywoven Flying Carpet

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I love all the flying carpets so when I first saw this one, I knew I had to get it. It’s a great souvenir to always remind me of the gorgeous place that is Suramar City. And if I ever make a Nightborne, this will be her main flying mount.

Prestigious Ivory Courser

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I killed so much Horde for the prestige rewards! This mount is my favourite out of the Prestigious ones. So elegant and fierce!

Invincible

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Does this really need an explanation? 🙂

Honorable mention

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My tauren druid’s travel form. I’m enjoying playing druid much more than I expected and big part of it that I’m so pretty in all my forms. I can’t wait to be a bat!

 

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The weeks with having fun in 7.3.5

I managed to write this post on time! Go me!

The leveling changes in 7.3.5 are the best thing that’s happened to WoW since Legion launched. It’s just amazing! I started with my troll druid in Azshara, I’m level 24 and I still have quests there and I don’t have to worry about then going green or grey. The mobs hit hard but not too much. I’m feral for questing and resto in dungeons. Shadowfang Keep was stupid hard but I think they tweaked it. I only do dungeons to finish the quests in them and then go back to leveling in Azshara because I’m working on Loremaster. I will finish much less zones than I anticipated because the leveling is still quite fast but it doesn’t matter, I want to level more characters eventually. Maybe one of the cool allied races we’re getting later.

I did the whole Antorus on LFR with the lovely Laytis. Argus fight is really good and fun. And I saw the cinematic in all its glory in game. The last scene still hurts.

The quests in Silithus after killing Argus were interesting. It also reminded me that I never leveled my Horde mage to 110 in Legion (and I don’t want to because I already saw all the mage stuff) so I probably won’t have a max level Horde toon ready for BfA. But we’ll see when it comes out. I’m hoping for some announcements soon.

I got to prestige level 13 and I’m close to 14. I’m getting more and more worried I won’t make it to 18 for the title in time but that might be just paranoia. I hate when content goes away, especially without any info if/how/when it will be available again.

I finally leveled all the pets I needed for the Celestial Tournament and I went in there. And it took about two minutes until I got into trouble. The strategy for Taran Zhu from the Wowhead guide didn’t work so I had to experiment a bit. I eventually found one that worked really well and I beat it! I bought the Chi-Chi pet and I’m already looking forward to doing it again next week.

I started farming the world bosses in Tanaan Jungle for the mounts they drop (or don’t drop so far) and I finished Tiny Terrors of Tanaan. The fights also drop satchels that can have a pet in them so I think I need to add those to my list of pets I want to get. And by the way, I made a list! My 2018 bucket list. Let’s see how that goes, shall we?

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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