Posts Tagged ‘Cataclysm’

Happy Valentines Day <3

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I was trying to think of a good Valentines Day post to write today, but couldn’t seem to come up with anything suitable! Instead of writing a Valentines day post, I thought I’d draw my readers a Valentines Day picture instead. Though I prefer drawing the pretty races like Blood Elves and Draenei, I thought I’d go with the new Cataclysm races as it’s the first Valentines since Deathwing showed up. I hope you all like!

Happy Valentines Day!

<3 MM

My New -To Do- List

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I have been thinking and I believe at least part of the reason I have been losing interest in World of Warcraft lately is because I really don’t have a focus. By the end of Wrath I had a fairly strict daily routine and quite a few goals I was working toward. I was doing certain dailies without fail and making as much gold as I possibly could, all while racing to get all of my characters to 80 before Cataclysm hit. Now that the initial shiny new toy feeling is fading from Cataclysm, I find myself logging in, standing around and then inevitably logging out to go play the Sims or watch a movie. I don’t have any kind of routine (other than making Dreamcloth once a week) and I hadn’t set any new post-Cataclysm goals for myself. A little more focus is never a bad thing, so I have compiled a new WoW -To Do- List to help me manage my play time a little more and hopefully entice me to actually log in! I do love working toward a goal!

1. Get every character on Terenas to level 85. This may seem like a large task, but I don’t think it will be. I have one of every class, 3 are already 85, 1 is 83, 4 are level 80, 1 is level 60 and 1 is level 51. It’s going to take me some time of course, but I really enjoy questing (which is probably why I have so many characters) so this will be my main focus over the next little while.

2. Make 500,000g. I haven’t been trying to make gold at all really in the last month or so, but I would like to get back into it! I currently have around 120k, but I am hoping through leveling all my characters and starting to utilize their professions more, making another 380k won’t be that hard.

3.  Level Inscription on the Alliance. I already have 2 level 450 scribes, but they are both Horde on different servers. I am thinking my new Death Knight would make a good Scribe…

4. PvP at level 85. I’m not sure who I want to be my PvP character, but I would like to try to get back into it on someone! I really liked being a level 19 Shockadin, but that doesn’t really work at level 85, so I’m thinking maybe my Death Knight.

5. Get my Armadillo Pup pet. My guild is sitting around 20k out of 50k critters killed for the achievement, but I am going to attempt to finish that up this weekend!

6. Get the Loremaster of Cataclysm achievement on my main (Alliance Paladin).

7. Experience all the new Cataclysm Dungeons. I still have yet to see about half of them.

8. Finish leveling Tailoring on my Priest. My Paladin is already a Tailor, but my Priest was also sitting around 350 Tailoring from back in BoP BC cloth epic days. I figured having another 525 Tailor wouldn’t hurt and would give me more Dreamcloth to work with every week! She’s now at 413 Tailoring, but Frostweave is scarce, so I’ll have to do some cloth farming.

9. Get a level 85 Horde character of every class. This is going to be a long term goal because I still have a fair ways to go! I have 3 level 80 Hordies and 1 level 71, but other than that the rest are still all below level 60.

10. Finish Archaeology. This will take forever and unless they change it, I’ll probably never get it done, but I still plan on trying!

Have you set goals for your characters since Cataclysm came out? How has your focus changed since Wrath? What kind of goals do you have, if you have any?

Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

Farming Lovely Charm Bracelets

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

EDIT : You can no longer post Lovely Charm Bracelets in the Auction House (unless you have access to the remote auction house), so otherwise if you farm any, they have to be sold in trade, which isn’t something I like doing, and so I will not be doing any more Charm Farming.

I just wanted to re-post this as it is now the Love Is In The Air Festival! I’m going to get my charm bracelet farming on later today and see how much gold this strategy makes me this year!

Previous Post on Charm Bracelet Farming.

Best of Luck!
MM <3

WoW vs The Sims Medieval

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I’m not sure why exactly, but my interest in WoW has been fading a bit lately. I am very happy with Cataclysm, and there is still a lot I have yet to experience, but regardless I have noticed a significant dive in the amount of hours I spend logged in during a week. Real life has been crazy hectic with an unplanned move and some family stuff, but I do think I could have been playing WoW more than I have been had I really wanted to.

As anyone who reads my blog knows, in addition to WoW I am also very fond of the Sims. WoW and the Sims are at constant war for my attention, but thus far WoW has always  come out ahead. I am wondering if that is finally about to change? In March of this year The Sims Medieval will be released, and I am very excited to give it a try. The game appears to keep the basic concepts of the Sims 3, only in a medieval setting! Now I realize this will be far from a WoW replacement for the rest of Azeroth, but my toons are definitely a little concerned.

I think WoW has always won out in the past because I was addicted to the social side of it. Not only would I level this awesome elf all the way to level cap, but all my friends would see it and be like aw sweet way to go. Then we would all go stab a dragon together or something. I don’t know if I am just getting anti-social or the majority of players are getting slightly unapproachable, but now a days, despite recent efforts, I don’t talk to anyone. Maybe once a week someone will message me to see what’s up, but I spend the rest of my time playing WoW like any single player offline game. I don’t do dungeons because their difficulty scares me a bit and I hate doing bad, I don’t join groups for quests because everything is basically easy enough to solo and I don’t talk to people in general because there’s really no point. I enjoy questing and making gold and archaeology and achievements, but I wonder if there’s a point where those things lose their enjoyment, and if I am maybe nearing that point.

I am looking forward to playing the Sims Medieval because it’s something new with knights and castles and I love those things. Sure the Sims walking around my kingdom will be NPCs and sure I probably won’t be stabbing much, but I think I’ll be okay with that. Now if I blow through the whole game in a week like I did when the Sims 3 was released, of course I’ll be digging out my surveying gear and hitting some more Troll dig sites. If the Sims Medieval offers a similar amount of content to the Sims 3 plus it’s current expansions however, then WoW might be in trouble.

I don’t think the Sims Medieval requires much of a description, if you play the Sims you probably have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to be like just from *the Sims + Castles and  stuff* and if you don’t play the Sims you probably don’t care. If by chance you don’t play the Sims but want to check it out, the site for it is here.

Hopefully I don’t retire my toons anytime soon, maybe tomorrow I’ll find my Destroyer of Worlds and suddenly WoW will seem magical and wonderful all over again! C’mon RNG! Regardless of what game is holding my attention however, I’ll continue to blog about it! I’ve been thinking of leveling my Twinkerbell up to 85 and PvPing with her there, so if I get really into that maybe I’ll forget about the Sims Medieval completely?

Do you think you’ll be giving the Sims Medieval a shot? Is Cataclysm holding your attention? Have you been playing any other games? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Dear Blizz, You Kind of Owe Me 3500g!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Along with a lot of changes to classes, quests, dungeons and more, the next patch to hit WoW will have a pretty significant impact on Archaeology. Anyone who has been digging around in the dirt of Azeroth as much as I, have no doubt noticed and been disappointed concerning the vendor price of the worthless gray artifacts you accumulate while looking for rares. To quote the blue post concerning the change to these vendor prices in the next patch, “The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.MMO-Champion was kind enough to post a list of the updated vendor prices along with their current vendor price for comparison. At first glance this really didn’t seem like a big deal, but as I scanned down the list I got to wondering, how much gold have I missed out on by vendoring the grays I’ve found before this change? I decided to find out!

About an hour later I’d compiled a list of all the gray quality artifacts, their vendor price, their vendor price to be, and the amount of times I’d solved each. I discovered that I’ve made around 300g so far by solving and vendoring gray artifacts. I knew this number would be fairly small in comparison to how much time I’ve actually spent with Archaeology now, as most only vendor for a few silver. I then figured out how much money I would have made by vendoring these grays after the patch, which was about 3800g. That means I’ve missed out on around 3500g that I would have made had I only been starting Archaeology post patch. Lol, oh well, at least my casters have been enjoying their Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan.

The artifacts that have had their vendor price increased the most drastically are the Word of Empress Zoe, which is a Dwarven artifact I’ve found twice that did vendor for 10g and will be changed to 1000g. The Silver Kris of Korl (Dwarven) I’ve found 4 times and vendors for 9g currently, but is changing to 180g. Finally the Scepter of Nezar’Azret (Nerubian) was 5g, will now be 100g and I’ve found it once.

I am really hoping that these changes in combination with auctioning the Keystones will lead to Archaeology making me a decent amount of gold per hour while I finish searching for a few more of the rare BoA artifacts that have been eluding me thus far! It can be a very frustrating profession when you don’t get what you’re looking for, so this could make it much more bearable for the players who just couldn’t get into it before!

What are your thoughts on this change?

Thanks for Reading,
Miss Mediocre <3

Ancient Shark Jaws        20s    40s x7        1g40s        2g80s
Anklet with Golden Bells        1g    20g x1        1g        20g
Atalai Scepter            20s    40s x7        1g40s        2g80s
Baroque Sword Scabbard    1g    2g
Beautiful Preserved Fern        5s    10s x5        25s        50s
Belt Buckle with Anvilmar Crest    5s 50c    10s 50c x1    5s50c        10s50c
Black Trilobite            5s    3g x6        30s        18g
Bodacious Door Knocker    20s    20g x2        40s        40g
Bone Gaming Dice        5s    10s x3        15s        30s
Boot Heel with Scrollwork    20s    40s x3        60s        1g20s
Bracelet of Jade and Coins    22s    44s x6        1g32s        2g64s
Carcanet of the Hundred Magi    90s    1g 80s x3    2g70s        5g40s
Carved Harp of Exotic Wood    1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Castle of Sand            90s    1g 80s x1    90s        1g80s
Cat Statue with Emerald Eyes    90s    1g 80s x2    1g80s        3g60s
Ceramic Funeral Urn        10s    20s x1        10s        20s
Chest of Tiny Glass Animals    40s    8g x4        1g60s        32g
Cinnabar Bijou            10s    20s x6        60s        1g20s
Cloak Clasp with Antlers        10s    20sx4        40s        80s
Coin from EldreThalas        10s    20s x1        10s        20s
Cracked Crystal Vial        40s    80sx1        40s        80s
Delicate Music Box        20s    40s x3        60s        1g20s
Dented Shield of Horuz Killcrow    40s    80s x2        80s        1g60s
Devilsaur Tooth            20s    40s x3        60s        1g20s
Dignified Portrait            1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Drakkari Sacrificial Knife        40s    80s x13        5g20s        10g40s
Dwarven Baby Socks        5s    10s x1        5s        10s
Eerie Smolderthorn Idol        10s    20s x7        70s        1g40s
Engraved Scimitar Hilt        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Ewer of Jormungar Blood    5g    10g
Fanged Cloak Pin        5g    10g x1        5g        10g
Feathered Gold Earring        10s    20s x5        50s        1g
Feathered Raptor Arm        40s    80s x5        2g        4g
Fetish of Hireek            5s 20c    10s 20c x9    46s80c        93s60c
Fiendish Whip            1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Fierce Wolf Figurine        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Fine Bloodscalp Dinnerware    5s    10s x6        30s        60s
Fine Crystal Candelabra        1g 20s    72g
Flint Striker            5g    10g
Gahzrilla Figurine        20s    12g x6        1g20s        72g
Golden Chamber Pot        20s    40s x1        20s        40s
Gray Candle Stub        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Green Dragon Ring        10s    20s x3        30s        60s
Gruesome Heart Box        3g 50s    7g
Hairpin of Silver and Malachite    22s    44s x3        66s        1g32s
Highborne Pyxis            5s    10s x5        25s        50s
Imprint of a Kraken Tentacle    5g    10g x11        55g        110g
Infested Ruby Ring        5g    50g
Inlaid Ivory Comb        5s    10s x4        20s        40s
Insect in Amber            20s    20g x4        80s        80g
Intricate Treasure Chest Key    5g    10g x1        5g        10g
Ironstars Petrified Shield        20s    40s x2        40s        80s
Jade Asp with Ruby Eyes    10s    6g x4        40s        24g
Kaldorei Amphora        20s    40s x7        1g40s        2g80s
Lizard Foot Charm        5s    10s x11        55s        1g10s
Maul of Stone Guard Murog    1g    20g x1        1g        20g
Mithril Chain of Angerforge    41s    81s x3        1g23s        2g46s
Moltenfists Jeweled Goblet    11s    6g 30s x1    11s        6g30s
Mummified Organ        1g    2g x2        2g        4g
Necklace with Elune Pendant    5s    10s x4        20s        40s
Notched Sword of Tunadil the…    20s    40s x3        60s        1g20s
Pewter Drinking Cup        10s    20s x1        10s        20s
Pipe of Franclorn Forgewright    10g    20g x5        50g        100g
Plated Elekk Goad        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Proto-Drake Skeleton        5g    10g x7        35g        70g
Rusted Steak Knife        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Scandalous Silk Nightgown    5s    1g x4        20s        4g
Scepter of Bronzebeard        9g    19g x1        9g        19g
Scepter of Charlga Razorflank    40s    80s x2        80s        1g60s
Scepter of Nekros Skullcrusher    1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Scepter of NezarAzret        5g    100g x1        5g        100g
Scepter of Xavius        40s    80s x1        40s        80s
Scepter of the Nathrezim    1g    2g
Scorched Staff of Shadow…    40s    80s x4        1g60s        3g20s
Scramseax            5g    10g x1        5g        10g
Shard of Petrified Wood        5s    10s x3        15s        30s
Shattered Glaive            10s    20s x4        40s        80s
Silver Kris of Korl        9g    180g x4        36g        720g
Silver Neck Torc            11s    21s x3        33s        66s
Silver Scroll Case        90s    1g 80s x1    90s        1g80s
Six-Clawed Cornice        5g    50g
Sketch of a Desert Palace    1g    2g x3        3g        6g
Skull-Shaped Planter        20s    40s x4        80s        1g60s
Skull Drinking Cup        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Skull Staff of Shadowforge    40s    80s x2        80s        1g60s
Soapstone Scarab Necklace    90s    1g 80s x1    90s        1g80s
Spidery Sundial            5g    10g
Spiked Gauntlets of Anvilrage    9g    18g x4        36g        72g
Stone Gryphon            10s    20s x2        20s        40s
Strange Silver Paperweight    1g 10s    2g 10s
Strange Velvet Worm        10s    20s x4        40s        80s
String of Small Pink Pearls    40s    80s x6        2g40s        4g80s
Thorned Necklace        5g    10g
Tile of Glazed Clay        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Tiny Bronze Scorpion        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Tiny Oasis Mosaic        1g    2g x1        1g        2g
Tooth with Gold Filling        40s    80s x11        4g40s        8g80s
Twisted Ammonite Shell        10s    20s x6        60s        1g20s
Umbra Crescent            90s    1g 80s x5    4g50s        9g
Vicious Ancient Fish        40s    80s x5        2g        4g
Viziers Scrawled Streamer    5g    10g
Warmaul of Burningeye        9g    18g x4        36g        72g
Winged Helm of Corehammer    20s    50s x2        40s        1g
Wooden Whistle        5s    10s x2        10s        20s
Word of Empress Zoe        10g    1000g x2    20g        2000g
Worn Hunting Knife        5s    10s x1         5s        10s
Zandalari Voodoo Doll        5s    10s x11        55s        1g10s

New Worgen Female Hairstyles?

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I like playing around with WoW Model Viewer as I believe I have mentioned before and when I was looking through it to get a good picture of a female Worgen the other day, I noticed that they had all new hairstyles! I have made a few Worgen ladies since Cata’s release, but have deleted them all so far mostly because their hairstyles were all so horrible, looked the same, and had to be black. I am thrilled if these new hairstyles and hair colors are destined to be available in game, and will definitely roll some more Worgen women, and may even race change a Night Elf or two into Worgens (since I have so many, lol). I really think these new styles feel Worgen since some are a bit Victorian-esque, and I hope they add them to the barbershop for some of the other races because they look so great!

Perhaps this is a sign of what Blizz has in store for characters in the near future! I’m sure I’m not the only one visiting the Barbershops on all my characters again and again with crossed fingers hoping new styles have secretly made their way into the game! One of my first posts here was about race hairstyles, and as I mentioned back then, some races really are lacking in the hair department! Oh, I would be so happy if they updated the older race skins and added a bunch of new hairstyles! Here are the new styles and an example of what they are now.

To Honor One’s Elders

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Since the Lunar Festival achievements consist mainly of visiting the Elders throughout Azeroth in exchange for Coins of Ancestry, my guide is basically just an easy flow list of all the Elders and their locations! If you have epic flying and can solo Wrath dungeons, you can easily get yourself the “Elder” title! Please note that I have included the Capital City and Dungeon Elders in my list so you can visit them along the way as well, but they are colored  in case you want to skip them and come back for them at another time.

Alliance & Horde, start in Booty Bay.
Winterhoof the Elder – (40, 72) Booty Bay
Starglade the Elder – (71.34) Northern Stranglethorn Vale
Skychaser the Elder – Westfall (56,47) Sentinel Hill
Stormbrow the Elder – (40,63) Elwynn Forest, Goldshire
Hammershout the Elder – (34, 50) Outside Stormwind
Bellowrage the Elder – (54, 49) Blasted Lands, Dark Portal
Starsong the Elder – Sunken Temple, Swamp of Sorrows
Rumblerock the Elder – (70, 45) Burning Steppes
Dawnstrider the Elder – Burning Steppes (53,24)
Stonefort the Elder – Lower Black Rock Spire
Morndeep the Elder – Blackrock Depths

Ironband the Elder – (21, 79) Searing Gorge
Goldwell the Elder – (53, 49) Dun Morog, Kharanos
Bronzebeard the Elder – Ironforge, The Mystic Ward (29, 17)
Silvervein the Elder – Loch Modan, Thelsamar (33,46)
Highpeak the Elder – (50, 48) Hinterlands
Moonstroke the Elder – (50, 36) Weastern Plaguelands
Windrun the Elder – (35, 68) Eastern Plaguelands
Snowcrown the Elder – (75, 54) Eastern Plaguelands, Light’s Hope
Meadowrun the Elder – (63, 36) ELP, Weeping Cave
Farwhisper the Elder – Strathlome (main entrance) EPL
Obsidian the Elder – (45,41) Silverpine Forest
Graveborn the Elder – Tirisfal Glades (61,53)
Darkcore the Elder – Undercity (Ruins of Lordaeron) (66,38)

Alliance, hearth and go from Stormwind to Darnasus.
Bladeswift the Elder – Darnassus (33, 14) Cenarian Enclave
Bladeleaf the Elder – (56 53) Teldrassil
Starweave the Elder – Darkshore Lor’danel (49, 18)
Riversong the Elder – (35, 48) Ashenvale
Nightwind the Elder – (38, 52) Felwood
Brightspear the Elder – (53, 56) Winterspring
Stonespire the Elder – Winterspring (60, 49)
Skygleam the Elder – Azshara (64, 79)
Darkhorn the Elder – Orgrimmar near the flight master (53,59)
Runetotem the Elder – Durotar, Razor Hill (54,44)
Windtotem the Elder – The Barrens, Ratchet (68.69)
Moonwarden the Elder – (48, 59) The Barrens, Crossroads
High Mountain the Elder – (41, 47) The Barrens
Splitrock the Elder – Mauraudon, Desolace
Bloodhoof the Elder – (48,53) Mulgore
Wheathoof the Elder – Mulgore – Thunder Bluff Elder Rise (72,23)
Skyseer the Elder – Thousand Needles (46, 51)
Morningdew the Elder -(77, 75) Thousand Needles
Dreamseer the Elder – (51, 28) Gadgetzan Tanaris
Wildmane the Elder – Zul’Farrak (Beside the pool) Tanaris
Ragetotem the Elder – Tanaris (37, 79)
Thunderhorn the Elder – Ungoro Crater (50, 76)
Bladesing the Elder – Silithus (53, 35), Cenarion Hold
Primestone the Elder – (30, 13) Silithus
Grimtotem the Elder – (76, 37) Feralas, Camp Mojache
Mistwalker the Elder – (62,32) Feralas, Dire Maul

Horde, start as Southern as possible. Go from Dalaran to the Caverns of Time in Tanaris, or take the Orgrimmar portal to Uldum.
Dreamseer the Elder – (51, 28) Gadgetzan Tanaris
Wildmane the Elder – Zul’Farrak Beside the pool) Tanaris
Ragetotem the Elder – Tanaris (37, 79)
Thunderhorn the Elder – Ungoro Crater (50, 76)
Bladesing the Elder – Silithus (53, 35), Cenarion Hold
Primestone the Elder – (30, 13) Silithus
Grimtotem the Elder – (76, 37) Feralas, Camp Mojache
Mistwalker the Elder – (62,32) Feralas, Dire Maul
Morningdew the Elder – (77, 75) Thousand Needles
Skyseer the Elder – Thousand Needles (46, 51)
Wheathoof the Elder – Mulgore – Thunder Bluff Elder Rise (72,23)
Bloodhoof the Elder – (48,53) Mulgore
Splitrock the Elder – Mauraudon
High Mountain the Elder – (41, 47) The Barrens
Moonwarden the Elder – (48, 59) The Barrens, Crossroads
Windtotem the Elder – Ratchet (68.69) The Barrens
Runetotem the Elder – Durotar, Razor Hill (54,44)
Darkhorn the Elder – Orgrimmar near flight master (53,59)
Skygleam the Elder – Azshara (64, 79)
Stonespire the Elder – Winterspring (60, 49)
Brightspear the Elder – (53, 56) Winterspring
Nightwind the Elder – (38, 52) Felwood
Riversong the Elder – (35, 48) Ashenvale
Starweave the Elder – Darkshore Lor’danel (49, 18)
Bladeswift the Elder – Darnassus (33, 14) Cenarian Enclave
Bladeleaf the Elder – (56, 53) Teldrassil

Alliance & Horde, get to Borean Tundra in Northrend.
Sardis the Elder – Borean Tundra (59,65) Valiance Keep
Arp the Elder – Borean Tundra (57,43) D.E.H.T.A
Pamuya the Elder – Borean Tundra (42,49) Warsong Hold
Northal the Elder – Borean Tundra (33,34) Coldara
Igasho the Elder – The Nexus, Borean Tundra
Sandrene the Elder – Sholazar Basin (49, 63) River’s Heart
Wanikaya the Elder – Sholazar Basin (63,49)
Bluewold the Elder – Wintergrasp Keep (49,13)
Graymane the Elder – Stormpeaks (41,84) K3
Fargal the Elder – Storm Peaks (28,73) Frosthold
Muraco the Elder – Storm Peaks (64,51) Camp Tunka’lo
Stonebeard the Elder – Storm Peaks (31,37)
Yurauk the Elder – Halls of Stone, Storm Peaks
Tauros the Elder – Zul’Drak (58,56)
Ohanzee the Elder – Gundrak, Zul’Drak
Kilias the Elder – Drak’Tharon Keep, Zul’Drak

Lunaro the Elder – Grizzly Hills (80,37) Ruins of Tethys
Beldak the Elder – Grizzly Hills (60, 27) Westfall Brigade Encampment
Whurain the Elder – Grizzly Hills (64,47) Camp Oneqwah
Thoim the Elder – Dragonblight (48,78) Moa’ki Harbor
Morthie the Elder – Dragonblight (29,55) Star’s Rest
Skywarden the Elder – Dragonblight (35,48) Agmar’s Hammer
Nurgen the Elder – Azjol’Nerub, Dragonblight
Jarten the Elder – Uthguard Keep, Howling Fjord
Chogan’gada the Elder – Uthguard Pinnacle, Howling Fjord

Remember that it’s really easy to get to Moonglade during the Lunar Festival, just complete the quest called Lunar Fireworks in any Capital City  except Stormwind, and then use the Lunar Festival Invitation you get from the quest in the circle of light near the quest giver.

For the Festival Finery achievement, visit Valadar Starsong in Moonglade and purchase any of the Festive Dress or Pant Suits for 5 coins.

For the Frenzied Firecracker achievement, visit any Festival Vendor and purchase 10 Festival Firecrackers. Then, fire off all 10 in 30 seconds (putting them on your action bar helps).

For the Rocket’s Red Glare achievement, visit any Festival Vendor and purchase 10 Red Rocket Clusters. Throw all 10 into the nearby Cluster Launchers by right clicking the Red Rocket Clusters in your inventory in 25 seconds or less.

Finally, pick up the quest to kill Omen from Valadar Starsong in Moonglade (you must be at least level 40 to do so). Then join a raid to kill him, or simply stand on his corpse as soon as he dies to complete the quest, then turn it in for the achievement.

A couple of the issues you could run into are that first of all, there is no more Park in Stormwind so if you pick up a quest that sends you to the park, just abandon it and head outside of the Stormwind gates where this year’s Lunar Festival is set up. Second, if you cannot find Rumblerock the Elder in Burning Steppes he may be in a different phase if you’re still questing through that zone. He’ll show up again once you complete the quest, The Spoils of War.

Thank you for reading and may many Coins of Ancestry jingle in your pockets!

MM <3

Dragon Head = Rare Gems!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I was questing through Uldum today on my Warlock, when I happened to fly by the dragon Myzerian who patrols around the Obelisk of the Moon. When you complete the quest, “The Shroud of the Makers”, you see him get blown up in the cinematic, yet here he was flying around with 1/3 of his health. He kept falling to the ground and then getting back up, and I thought that was weird, so I suggested we attempt to kill him to my Priest leveling buddy in case he dropped a quest item or something.

He wasn’t difficult to take out, sitting at only around 700k HP. I kited him around while the Priest dpsed him down and he never got the chance to hit either of us. He dropped a green item and a blue quest item called Myzerian’s Head. You turn it in to Sullah and he gives you an Inferno Ruby, Amberjewel and Ocean Sapphire! We killed Myzerian again in case the quest was repeatable, but he didn’t drop the head again.

I just thought I’d share this for any of you who happen to be questing through Uldum, as it’s always nice to get a few extra rare gems! Just make sure you don’t try to kill Myzerian before completing the Shroud of the Makers quest, because he has a buff that heals him for his whole health every second, and he hits really really hard, lol.

Kill Some Critters, Get A Critter!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This post is part of the Best of the month Blog Carnival, hosted by Not So Secret Society.

Though I hate to encourage the slaughter of innocent bunnies, squirrels, sheep, cats, and all those other cute little critters scampering about Azeroth, I love pets. Offer me an Armadillo Pup companion, and I’ll slaughter 50,000 critters with a smile on my face! Well, maybe not a smile, but I’ll at least do it.

My guild is currently at 5700/50,000 for the Critter Kill Squad achievement, but there’s only 3 of us actually active in the guild, so this achievement would definitely be easier for a larger, more active guild. I do want that Armadillo Pet though, so whenever I have a few minutes, I head on over to my favorite Critter-Farming spot! The best part about this spot is, I don’t have to kill the cute ones!

My Critter-Farming spot is located in Zul’Gurub, which is no longer an instance, so you don’t have to worry about being in a raid to visit. Instead, it is part of the Northern Stranglethorn Vale zone. If you go to where the Snake Boss was located, or to (83,35) if you never visited the raid version of Zul’Gurub, you will see an abundance of snakes! It’s best of course to bring a character with an AoE to help speed things along, and it seem like the faster you kill the snakes, the faster they spawn, so just go crazy.

The only issue with this farming spot is that you have to watch for people questing in Zul’Gurub. If you see someone else come into the snake room who doesn’t appear to just be there for the critters, get out immediately! Whoever is on the quest will have the option to grab a rope to escape the Zul’ Jin, who shows up for the quest, but you will not get to use the rope if you’re not on the quest, meaning you’ll get one-shotted if you stick around to see what happens. Believe me, I tried it and it never feels good dieing from killing level 1 critters at level 85…

Hopefully this helps some of you get your Armadillo Pup! I haven’t seen anyone with one yet, but I also haven’t heard of many people trying for it and you also need to be Revered with your guild to buy it. Has your guild managed to kill 50k critters?? Are there any great Critter-farming areas that you know of??

Remember, each critter you kill counts for whoever else is from your guild and in your group, so if there are two of you, and you each kill three critters while grouped and standing near each other, that actually counts as 12 critter kills not just 6!

Edit : So I did a bit of research and checked out the alternative farming spots! Two of us visited each spot for 10 minutes total, and I kept track of how many critters we managed to kill in that time.

Webwinder Tunnel (EPL) : 984 critters in 10 minutes (had to wait a while for respawns)

Deeprun Tram (IF Side) : 1210 critters in 10 minutes (this would work best with 5 people, as there are 5 spawn points that seem to be instant)

Zul’Gurub Snake Room : 1284 critters in 10 minutes

I have yet to attempt the penguins in Northrend, but when I do I’ll post about those as well!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Cataclysm Print Ad Contest Entry

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

So I mentioned working on this a while back, I didn’t win, but at least my entry made it onto the site this time! I didn’t realize there was voting because I didn’t check the WoW site during the holidays, but I don’t think the voting was for anything except fun anyway! Regardless, to the 88 people who did vote for my ad, thanks so much! <3

Miss Mediocre’s Print Ad Entry

Make sure you check out the winning entries too, they are awesome!