Posts Tagged ‘warlock’

Hell Hath No Fury…

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Whenever I have some free WoW time, I have been doing some quests on my latest character Fuchsia, the pink haired Deathknight. I have been playing her with my brother’s Deathknight and lately while questing in Hellfire something funny happened that I wanted to share.

We were doing some of the quests north of Thrallmar to kill cannons and things when this Orc Shaman ran up and /slapped me. I hadn’t stolen any kills from him and didn’t recognize his name as someone I may know, so I /questioned his actions. He then /spit on me, so my brother followed him around making rude gestures until he eventually flew away. I figured he was probably just one of those players who really gets into the whole Alliance vs Horde thing and shrugged it off, but hoped that maybe someday I would meet him again in a PvP setting, and be able to teach him a lesson.

A few hours later we picked up the quest to capture the 3 Hellfire PvP spots. It was the middle of the night so we figured we’d probably be safe from level 80+ characters hanging around the zone, so we flew on over and flagged to capture. We didn’t run into any defending Hordies on the first two, but as we sat on our mounts at the third, my brother noticed he was getting dotted. It was just a Warlock a few levels higher than ourselves, so we both dismounted and she was dead in a few seconds. (For anyone who doesn’t know, Deathknights are a bit OP starting out, lol). I felt a little bad for the little lock, but she had attacked us!

We waited around to see if she’d be back for more, and sure enough, she was! We aren’t on a PvP server, so there’s always the option to just wait until your PvP flag wears off before resurrecting, but maybe she didn’t realize that. After we’d killed her a couple times I guess she asked for help in general because who flies in on their tawny wind rider but the nasty Orc Shaman from before!

I shouted on skype, “Oh it’s him! From before! GET HIM!” and we both laughed and laughed as we destroyed him. I felt justice had been served, and we both /pointed and /laughed at him until he released. We then camped him a little, but as I mentioned before if someone ever doesn’t want to PvP, then can just wait until their flag drops and go about their business, but he and the Warlock submitted themselves to Deathknight ownage over and over.

The Orc was taking his sweet time rezing after dieing about 7 times at our hands and we noticed the Warlock had rezed and was no where to be found. I suggested letting her go because she wasn’t the one who had so rudely /slapped me earlier, but as we were discussing that she ran up to me and /laughed! I /laughed back, a bit confused about what she found so humorous, as I killed her yet again, and then mounted back up to look for that nasty Shaman.

A few seconds later we found out what the crazy Warlock had been laughing about, because who should show up but a level 80 Orc Shaman of the same name as the level 62 Shaman (only spelled correctly). Unfortunately for him we were both in flight so he couldn’t kill us, and even more unfortunate for him is the fact that being a level 80 is no longer intimidating. I quickly logged onto my level 85 Paladin and was in Hellfire in about a minute.

He was sitting on his flyer at the Overlook when I found him taunting my brother’s level 61 Deathknight who was keeping an eye on him from a safe distance until I got there. He saw me and started to fly away, but I caught him with a Hammer of Wrath and he was toast. When he rezed, he mounted, flew up to where I was, flame shocked me and fell to his death, which made me laugh so hard I nearly peed myself. I killed him a couple times until a level 85 Warlock showed up.

My Paladin has no gear, so I kept at a safe distance until my brother’s nicely geared Rogue arrived, and he took her out as I kept an eye out for the Shaman.

Anyway we killed them for a while, but then as I was waiting for the Shaman to rez, I got a tell from an Alliance asking if I could quit killing him. I asked if he was the Orc Shaman and he said that he was and that he was just trying to get some quests done when these two Deathknights showed up and wouldn’t stop killing him. I explained that I was one of the Deathknights and that I would continue to kill him because he’d /slapped and /spit on me without reason earlier. He seemed to have a bit of a nerdrage and tried to say something along the lines of he’d been questing in that area first, which is why he’d been all rude with his emotes, but he logged off before I could reply.

He logged back onto his level 62 Shaman and stood in front of my 85 Pally, still flagged PvP and said /sorry. I am much more forgiving than my brother, so when I said I was going to let the guy go do his quests, my brother quickly left his one-sided battle with the Warlock and headed over to where we were. I said /sorry to the Shaman as my brother’s Rogue backstab one-shotted him and then danced on his corpse. That was the last we saw of him.

We killed the Warlock a lot more, confused as to why she didn’t just leave. My brother logged over to his Horde character to check to see if our Shaman buddy was still online, but he wasn’t, so he messaged the Warlock to see what her story was because we were both starting to feel a bit bad about slaughtering her. She was the low level Lock we’d been killing earlier, and she said she was just trying to leave at this point but kept getting attacked by a Rogue. My brother promised to leave her alone, explaining that we’d really only been interested in enacting revenge on the Shaman. She laughed and understood and commented that he’d seemed like a bit of an idiot. Then, after two hours of hilarious PvP in which neither of us had died, my brother and I went back to questing.

As I’m writing this I am only now realizing that these players were leveling alts that were the same class as their mains… Lol, wtf?

I like to think of myself as a pretty kind and courteous player, but some people deserve a good camping now and again! You know what they say, Hell hath no fury like a Night Elf Chick scorned!

Elaynna The Lock – Level 80

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Yaaaay I did it! 😀 Elaynna is now level 80, and with a month to spare before Cataclysm gets here too! I had something like 4 days and 12 hours of play time, which isn’t too bad considering I maxed both my professions and walked away from the computer and AFKed out a couple times!

Now that Elaynna is 80, I’m not going to stop playing her like I did with 90% of my other 80s! I actually really enjoy being a Warlock, and am going to join a casual raiding guild and see if I can’t maybe get myself a Lich King kill before Dec 7! It seems very easy to get gear now-a-days, with the removal of frost badges and all, so hopefully it doesn’t take me too long!

As soon as I dinged I decided to try out my first heroic! I had a few 80 epics on hand so I didn’t have to run around looking for higher ilevel gear before I could que like I had with 80s in the past. I decided to go to Forge of Souls first, just because it’s quick and I really like that instance! After the second pull a Battered Hilt dropped! I’d never actually seen one before, and this would have been an even better story had I actually won it, but I didn’t, lol. I congratulated the guy who won it as did everyone else, and it gave the group a really friendly feel, which was cool!

I’d been having issues all morning with my connection, and I DCed right before the first boss. I rushed to get back on hoping they wouldn’t kick me and was happy to see that they were all waiting for me and even welcomed me back! The tank said he’d been having similar issues all morning, and suggested resetting my modem if it happened again, because that had fixed the issue for him.

The whole instance went smoothly after my DC and we didn’t have any wipes at all. When it was finished I had the highest dps (/flex), which is pretty decent for a brand new 80 I think, hehe. I then had some RL stuff to do so I had to log off, but I’m going to get back to running some heroics tonight! I almost wish Cataclysm wasn’t coming out yet, just so I had more time to gear up and play around in ICC, lol.

That Was A Little Epic!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I was rushing to get to level 78 on my warlock by Saturday so I could start queing for the Horseman and get the epic caster rings. I was level 76 and had just picked up the quest to kill Cyanigosa in the Violet Hold, so I qued for it and was hoping to find a group even though it was the middle of the night. It actually didn’t take too long, and because Violet Hold is a pretty quick and easy instance, I was sure I could manage one quick stressless run before passing out for the night . . .

The group consisted of myself, a 77 resto Shaman from my server, a 78 Deathknight Tank, a 76 Mage, and a 78 Ret Paladin. I was a bit worried when the first thing the Deathknight said was “Paladin, thanks for giving me might, Dumbass!” and the Paladin responded with “I cast it on myself and it goes on everyone, Dumbass!”. It’s never a good sign when your Tank starts bickering with other members of the group that quick, but I was hoping he would stick it out until the end! . . . He didn’t.

After the first boss was down (Moragg) the Ret Pally quit the group without saying anything. Seconds later the Tank went offline, and never came back. Now this is Violet Hold, the portals don’t stop spawning and by now I think everyone knows that! I can understand leaving a dungeon if something important IRL comes up, but at least have the courtesy to tell your group before you leave, especially if you’re the tank! It irritates me how fickle and thoughtless the majority of players are these days, but that’s not what this post is about, and I could go on, and on, but I won’t!

Those of us who were left in the group, myself, Chucker the 77 Shaman and Greymlin the 76 Mage, were attempting to deal with the portals while we waited for a new tank and dps to join. I’d been so sleepy before I got into Violet Hold, but it took everything I had to dps those mobs down before the healer got overwhelmed! I don’t think I blinked once, lol. We tried to stay spaced out and swapped agro, kind of kiting the mobs around when we could, but it was stressful and it didn’t seem like something we could keep up for very long!

When we made it to the next boss, I was surprised, but then a little sad to see that it was Zuramat the Obliterator. I’ve had full groups wipe on him before, so I was sure this would be the end of the line for our little trio. I gave it my all, despite my doubts, and before long I noticed that we might actually be able to pull it off! I popped cooldowns and drank potions and consumed healthstones all while dpsing like crazy, and praise the healer we actually did it! I was shocked, as was the mage, but the healer seemed to just take it in stride, lol.

We didn’t have long to celebrate before the portals started opening again. As we neared the 18th portal I started worrying. I couldn’t believe it was taking that long for a tank to join our group, and I kept checking that we were in fact in que. I was disappointed that we had made it so far only to fail at the end, and that I was so close to finishing the quest to kill Cyanigosa!

It was still just the three of us when she jumped down off the balcony and landed in the middle of the room. I knew this was the end, but wasn’t going to let Cyanigosa win without a fight! She attacked and the Shaman, that amazing little healer, popped Heroism! I’d totally forgotten about Heroism! I summoned my Doomguard and went nuts, I had to drink my health potion and use my healthstone when I got close to dying, but we actually did it! A Warlock, Mage and Shaman 3-manned Violet Hold!

The Mage and I did a bit of celebrating when it was all over, but the healer just left the group without saying a word, lol. I hope he was at least a little pleased with how it had turned out, because it really had been epic! I managed to do 2.5k dps (which was a personal best), and the Frost Mage had managed to do 1.4k, which I believe is pretty decent for level 76! I was a bit wired after such an exhilarating instance, and managed to hold onto the high of our victory all the way to level 78 before finally going to sleep, lol.

I am now, Elaynna The Hallowed, and just two levels away from my ultimate goal! (Which is to have an 80 of every class, for those of you who haven’t read that post, hehe)

I hope you all enjoyed my story! Have any of you experienced anything like this situation where a few group members had to pull out the big guns to make up for people leaving or just being horrible? I’m sure it must happen fairly often because people are always leaving groups at the worst possible times, lol. Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Elaynna The Lock – Level 70

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Yaaay, choosing to level a new Warlock wasn’t a mistake!

For any of you who have been following my lock leveling stories, you’ll know I had another lock at level 70 already, but she was on an account I don’t have active anymore. I was going to transfer her to my main account, but I don’t like her name anymore, and wasn’t sure if that would be included in a transfer (I didn’t think it would be). To save myself some money and say my goodbyes to the Azeroth I’ve grown so familiar with over the years, I decided to level a new Warlock, rather than transfer over my old one.

Of course, I’m not done yet! I still have 10 levels between me and my goal of having an 80 of every class before Cata, but Northrend is cake for me now! Delicious, easy, quick-paced cake! Hehe.

The last 10 levels FLEW by, it seems like I just wrote my Elaynna the Lock – Level 60 post! Oh right! I did . . . yesterday! (hehe) Outland is so easy now, lol. I was level 66 before I even left Hellfire, reached 67 in Zangar, then skipped the majority of the Marsh and went and got to 68 in the hunter’s camp in Nagrand. I then flew up to the Stormspire in Netherstorm to turn in my 4 Primal Mights to finally become a Transmutation Alchemist (which required level 68). Finally, it was off to Northrend!

I had a pretty good time doing instances between 60 and 70! I was always the top dps and was surprised to be doing 1.3 – 1.4 k at level 67, as that’s how much dps most of my other characters were doing when they first reached 80! I owe much of my damage to my trusty Destruction Holo-gogs which I have been sporting since level 62 thanks to Engineering, and my Noise Machine(s) and Heirlooms contributed nicely as well. I didn’t get to try out my Engineeringly buffed self against many other players in AV because the que times skyrocketed after 60 and Alliance started loosing, but the mobs of Outland felt my fiery destruction wrath!

I’ve managed to max out Alchemy and Engineering is sitting at 446. I was looking forward to transmuting some epic gems, but apparently that is busted! (I talk about that in my previous post) So now my only focus is leveling! I’d love to at least reach 78 by the end of the week so that I can kill the Horseman and become ‘Elaynna the Hallowed’, because I’ve managed to do all the other Achievements for Hallow’s End! If I don’t find the time to level that fast though, hopefully a few guildies will help me get into Scarlet Monastery and get a Horseman kill! It would be so sad to be just one tiny Achievement away for the rest of the year, lol.

I better get back to it!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Elaynna The Lock – Level 60

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Goodbye Azeroth!!! I guess I kind of made up for how slow the past 50 levels went this weekend, as I’m thinking I’ll be 70 by the end of the day! I only have one thing to say about 50-60, and that is Alterac Valley!

Mudgett and I (my magey leveling buddy) qued for an AV around level 53 just to see how it would go because it was the AV holiday weekend and we were getting bored of the Plaguelands. Our first match was a huge Alliance win and both of us were shocked to see that the victory had given us half a level worth of experience! We continued to do quests between ques, and were level 60 in just a couple hours!

AV was so much fun as a destruction Warlock! Even at level 54, I was always first or second for dps done in the BG and had a blast destroying the horde (even though I love the Horde, hehe sorry!). The Alliance didn’t lose once in that level bracket, and the ques were only around 5 minutes, so for anyone who finds themselves in the 50s on AV weekend, definitely give it a try!

The only story I can think of to share about my AV adventures is about this one match where the majority of our offensive team was killed by a huge Horde defense, forcing us into a turtle. Our teams met up right at Icewing Bunker and I was standing back just tabbing through Horde casting Immolate, Shadow Bolt and Confligate and every single one of them was dying from just those three spells! It was so much fun and we burned through their reinforcements SO quickly!

I can’t think of anything else worth mentioning, other than I had a lot of fun with these levels! I just realized Elaynna is already level 66 though, so I have to log back on and get her engineering to 450! hehe

Elaynna The Lock – Level 50

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Those 10 levels took me about 4 weeks. It’s been slow going, but I’m almost to Outland!

Not much happened to me in the last 10 levels. I didn’t have any profession leveling to do and my lock didn’t change too much in 4.0.1. I did rescue someone though! I had a Flawless Draenethyst Sphere I’d saved from when I’d killed Teremus the Devourer in Blasted Lands ages ago. I know turning them in is worth a lot of experience, so I was on my way to do just that! The orbs turn in to a NPC in the Blasted Lands, so I was cruising through the Deadwind Pass when I saw a mage in trouble. She was level 41 and at the time I was level 48. She’d turned down the wrong fork in the road and had pulled one of the level 56 Sky Shadows (vulture). She was at half health when I spotted her and was dropping fast, so I sent poor Gelyal (my imp) after the bird while I started frantically trying to fear it. One of Gelyal’s fireballs hit, and he pulled agro just as the mage blinked away and ice blocked. She was at less than 10% health so I threw a Heavy Runecloth Bandage on her and told her to run! We both managed to escape the Sky Shadow’s high level talons, but poor Gelyal was not so lucky. The little mage thanked me and I patted her on the head, and continued on my way to the Blasted Lands without any more excitement.

On my way through Theramore one day, a different mage challenged me to a duel. I was level 41 and he was a level 39 Gnome, so I accepted because any day that I get to kill a Gnome, is a good day, hehe! He started off by sheeping me and then starting to cast a spell. I used “Every Man For Himself” (the human racial) to break the sheep, and as soon as the stun wore off I Death Coiled him, added a Immolate and then hit him with Confliglate and he was crispy Gnome toast! I felt a bit bad for beating him so thoroughly, so I did bandage him up and pat him on the head (I seem to use that emote a lot, lol), but he cried and scurried off. Can I just say, I am loving Destruction!

The final thing I will mention from my last 10 levels is the Pirate Genocide I took part in over in Tanaris. For some reason Tanaris was packed with people leveling while I was questing through there (something I haven’t seen since pre-BC on my server) so four of us grouped up to kill the pirates on the east coast. There was myself, two mages and a shadow priest, and it was so much fun! Those pirates didn’t stand a chance, and it was nice to only have to fight for kills against 8 other players instead of 12!

I really didn’t mind the last 10 levels as I like questing in Dustwallow Marsh, Tanaris and the Searing Gorge for the most part! I have just been too busy to give my Lock the attention she deserves! I’m still aiming to hit 80 before Cataclysm, even though I’ve just taken on a new (very big) secret project IRL. More about that coming soon, hehe!

Now off I go to Un’goro!

Thanks for Reading,
MM <3

Elaynna the Warlock – Level 40

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

And I thought getting from level 20 to 30 took me a long time, lol . . .

I don’t know what it is about leveling this character, but almost every time I sit down to power through some levels, I end up quitting after only a little while because it’s putting me to sleep! Maybe I geared my character a little too well for a lowbie and the fact that I can kill 90% of the stuff I am fighting with my eyes closed is adding to my boredom. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s probably my 20th time doing most of the quests. Either way, making it through Azeroth has been a struggle, (a struggle of boredom)!

I attempted going run-for-run through Zul’Farrak with my guild mate like we’d done at earlier levels, but it was just as, if not more boring! We both decided questing was a better choice, so off we went to Stranglethorn Vale to slaughter animals and rain down firey destruction on some pirates. I do prefer leveling with a buddy over leveling alone, so I managed to stick with it for a bit longer than had I been just braving the jungle alone, but it still took us nearly a month to make it just 10 levels!

Would you like to know what the highlight of my last ten levels was? Leveling my professions, lol. As soon as I reached level 35 I hearthed back to Stormwind and trained for Artisan Engineering and Alchemy (up to skill level 300). I was hoping for some amazing Engineering goggles that would be for a level 60 Engineer that I could rock at level 35, but the “Master’s Engineer Goggles” only gave me +16 Stam +17 Spirit. I guess that’s a good chunk of hit points, but I wanted something with spellpower! At least they are green I guess, I like that they kind of make me look like a Blood Elf!

I didn’t have to spend much gold leveling Engineering and Alchemy because I had so many mats saved up from leveling previous characters, and have still not had to send my Warlock any extra funds, which is cool! I believe that will change as I get into Outland mats though, especially for Engineering. I have been trying to collect some Fel Iron for myself on my alts, but I’ll need like 200 ore, and I don’t have near that much yet! I’m getting ahead of myself though, in my level 60 post I will talk all about leveling my profession through Outland, for now my focus is on leveling! I reached 80 with my rogue, meaning Elaynna is the last of my toons that I need to get to 80 to have an 80 of every class before Cataclysm gets here.

Hopefully the next 10 levels go by faster than the last 10!

Thanks for Reading!
MM<3

Help A Noob Day – Stories of Noobs Past

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I was very excited to have the chance to participate in “Help A Noob Day” and have a post featured on Zug Gaming! I know a lot of the progress I made getting from the noob I was back in the Summer of 2005, to the mediocre WoWaholic I am today, was thanks to a few experienced gamers who took the time to point out a couple of the many things I was doing wrong. I thought it might be fun, and helpful, if I asked all of my WoW Buddies about what silly noob mistakes they had made when they were just starting out. A few of them responded with amusing stories, and hopefully by sharing these and pointing out how to avoid them, some noobs can refrain from making the same mistakes as we did!

A mistake that a few of my friends had mentioned making was overlooking Talent Points until level 30. If you are having a lot of trouble killing things that are your level or only a few levels higher, this might be your problem! You are rewarded a Talent Point each time you level after level 10, and you spend them by going to your Talent Point screen (default key “N”). A website I use to find a good Talent Spec for my characters is www.wowpopular.com. It will show you the most popular talent builds for your class.

Gear is also a huge contributor to your character’s effectiveness. One friend mentioned that she wore white and gray quality gear all the way to level 47. You can start getting green quality gear as early as level 5 from quests or the Auction House if you have some gold to spare, and you can compare the gear you are currently wearing with any new gear you find by mousing over the new gear while holding the “Shift” key. If you are a new player without enough gold for the Auction House, I’d recommend leveling in either the Blood Elf or Draenei starting zones, as their quests give the best gear up to level 20. You can also que for random dungeons as early as level 15 by going to the Dungeon Finer (default key “I”) and for each Random Dungeon you complete, you will get a blue quality item.

Another mistake you could be making that would result in it being hard for you to take down mobs your level is not ranking up your spells and abilities. I remember getting my one friend into WoW, we didn’t play together at the start, but grouped up around level 20 to quest and I was wondering why she wasn’t doing very well. We played the same class, but she wasn’t doing near the amount of damage I was. It turned out that she had never visited her class trainer and was only using the one ability she had started out with at level 1. There are class trainers in each of the major cities and all the starting areas as well, you can track them on your mini-map (by clicking the magnifying glass and selecting “class trainer”) or you can talk to a city guard, who will point you in the right direction. You get new abilities/spells almost every 2 levels, so it is important to check back often! Any new spells/abilities you learn can be found in your Spells & Abilities Book (default key “P”).

Something else about Spells and Abilities to watch out for is learning everything you’ll need. It can seem expensive when you visit your trainer, and there are some things you can skip over for certain class/specs, but if you are going to chose to not train in something, be sure you aren’t going to need it mid dungeon later on! Something both I and a friend’s husband ran into as a paladin was someone asking for a Blessing of Salvation, which we both had assumed was useless and never trained for. They have changed it into a “Hand” now and made it sound more useful in the description, but I didn’t even know what it was when my raid was asking for it back in the day, and that was pretty embarrassing! It’s a personal choice I guess, fork out the gold and risk not using an ability, or save the gold and risk looking like a noob.

One of my friends who plays a warlock mentioned that he didn’t realize you could apply a curse to more than one target at a time when he was starting out. There are some Damage Over Time effects (DoTs) that can only be active on one target at a time, but they will say that in the description of the spell/ability. Otherwise you can DoT as many mobs as you like! I don’t have a max level Warlock just yet, but on my mage one of my favorite things to do is tab-cycle through a group of mobs and apply Living Bomb to as many of them as I can before the time runs out and they all blow up, lol. Applying DoTs is a bit different than how most classes DPS, but it can be very fun and effective!

A friend of mine who played a hunter mentioned that her pet was always running after things without her telling it to do so, and she thought she just needed to train it better. She actually had the pet in the “aggressive” stance, which gives your pet permission to attack anything it gets within range of. A better stance to have your pet in while playing is “defensive” (default CTRL – 9), and that goes for Warlocks, Deathknights and Mages as well. While in “defensive” stance, a pet will only attack anything that attacks you, or what you instruct it to attack. Something noobish that I did on my hunter was that I never once used “Hunter’s Mark” all the way to level 80. Hunter’s Mark can be found in the Marksmanship Tab of a hunter’s Abilities & Spell Book and increases the damage done to whatever target you mark. You can first learn this ability at level 6, and is worth using on nearly every mob from then on.

My first noob moment (that I can remember anyway) happened when I was a baby paladin in Elwyn Forest. I got the quest to kill Hogger, but had heard that he was way too hard to kill alone. I tried asking in General Chat if anyone would help me, but I got no response. I ran around the forest killing random things and asking for assistance every few minutes for the next couple nights, but I could never get anyone to help me, and figured everyone who played WoW must just be mean. It wasn’t until many many levels later that I realized I had only been asking for assistance with “/s” while in the middle of the woods. The way you talk in General Chat is “/1” and the only time anyone can see what you type with “/s” is when they are standing right beside you.

The final thing I’m going to mention in this post is something funny that happened when I asked my friends to tell me their noob moments. My one friend sent me a story about getting the killing blow on a PvP Alliance member who was in Silvermoon City, being killed by a few high level Horde players. She had only been level 2 at the time, and had always felt bad that she’d stolen the honor kill from all those high level players. I explained to her that anyone who hits a flagged PvP player before they die gets an honor point, and that she didn’t need to feel bad anymore. Since everyone I’d sent my message to asking for stories could see what she’d said about the honor kill, and my explanation, she said that sending me that story had become her new biggest noob moment, lol.

Hopefully sharing these stories with everyone will help a few noobs out there avoid making the same mistakes we’ve all made when we were starting out! There is a lot to WoW, and though it can seem very overwhelming at first, with a bit of patience and some trial-and-error, any noob can break out of their cocoon of inexperience, sprout elitist wings, soar right up to the Frozen Throne and punch the Lich King in the frosty face! Don’t give up, and remember that there are some of us out there who are always more than happy to answer your questions!

A special thanks to all my facebook buds who took the time to respond with their stories and to Zuggy for letting me know about the Blog Carnival and Help A Noob Day! If anyone reading this has a noob story they’d like to share, please feel free to leave a comment about it!

Thanks For Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

Elaynna The Warlock – Level 30

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Getting from level 20 to level 30 seems like it took forever, but I guess I was away on holidays for a whole week in there! Questing was getting SO boring, and instances were being SO fail, that I made a deal with a guild mate to go run for run in Gnomeragan and Scarlet Monastery until we both reached level 30. This probably ended up taking us just as long as questing would have, but man was it a lot less frustrating! I also got a lot of greens which I am still in the process of selling in the Auction House, so I made back all the money I’d spent leveling Engineering, plus 190g! I also have a few blues which I am trying to sell and SO much cloth, which I am trying to save until Cataclysm to sell, but my banks are getting pretty full, so I may have to sell some sooner than I wanted.

When my guild mate and I reached level 29, we decided to try a battleground, thinking we would destroy everyone because we were at the level cap for that bracket. I have pretty decent gear, though not twink-worthy, it’s not whites and greens anymore, but I still got owned! I’m not speced for PvP, which may have been why I was having so much trouble, or maybe it was just an unlucky match, but yeah, it was horrible! Our team didn’t have any healers, which may have added to the ownage that was befalling us, but still! Warsong Gulch was never my favorite battleground to begin with, but I now kind of hate it, lol. We stopped PvPing after one match, but maybe I’ll try it again closer to level 39.

I am going to return to questing now that I am level 30 and possibly give the random dungeon finder another chance. Hopefully the horrible people I’d been stuck with at lower levels will have given up by now and I will actually be able to finish a dungeon! I’m looking forward to the big level 35 when I can finally get my professions up to 300! I will be kicking some serious Azerothean butt with my sweet engineering toys, hehe. Hopefully it won’t cost me too much to reach 300, I know with other professions around 250 is where it gets really pricey to level, but my gold is creeping up on 30k and I have a lot of mithril, truesilver and thorium saved up, so maybe it won’t be too painful! I’m not too concerned with Alchemy just because it’s so easy to farm the mats for that, plus I have at least two stacks of everything, so it should be pretty simple!

I’ve still got 40 levels to go until I catch up with my other warlock, but I am beginning to believe that maybe starting over wasn’t an awful idea! It hasn’t been a cake walk like I was expecting, but with any luck I will be through Azeroth and heading to Outland in no time!

Wish me luck!

MM<3

Elaynna The Lock – Level 20

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Oh I think this was a bad idea . . .

How have I been playing this character for 12 hours now and I am only level 20!? Lol, man am I ever behind Cataclysm now, YES! Deathwing COME! Destroy these ridiculous repetitive torturous quest chains and the nasty NPCs who start them!

I guess it hasn’t been all bad, though I have come close to saying forget it a few times now, and just transferring over my 70 lock! I have just finished up Westfall, and still have managed to not have any deaths (outside instances/battlegrounds anyway). I did the *escort the defias traitor* quest all by myself, but only on my second attempt (the first time I sort of let him die). I found the Foe Reaper 4000 when I was level 16 and managed to solo him rather easily (he’s a level 20 rarespawn). Nothing has actually been difficult so far, it’s all just been very very time consuming.

The most time consuming thing of all was maxing out my professions at 225! Thankfully I am a pack rat so I only had to spend about 150g and farm for like 20 minutes or so on my 80 skinner (Starlight). Elaynna is now sporting some sweet goggles and can make herself a few potions. I have been running around on my main trying to get as many Engineering patters as I can from vendors, because AH prices are always crazy! I am looking forward to level 30 when I can use the mechanical whelpling trinket I made!

One thing that did entertain me while I was leveling was some PvP that was happening outside the gates of Stormwind. Two Horde characters (Druid and a Pally) were owning a group of like 8 Alliance, lol. It was really funny to watch and I cheered the hordies on, because although I am focusing on Alliance now, Horde is really where my heart is! <3 hehe.

Spectating that bit of world PvP made me itch to get into a battleground myself, so I qued up for Warsong Gulch at level 16. I wanted to see how much experience I could get vs how long it would take me to finish each match. It was horrible. I was in there for about 20 minutes, and we were just getting slaughtered, it was embarrassing, and I was SO BAD, so I left the match before it even ended, lol.

I finally got into an instance around level 17, the Deadmines, which was fortunate because I had several quests for there. How are people at low levels SO BAD!? I mean, I get that they are new to the game, but if you are so new that you don’t even know how to cast a spell yet, how did you discover the dungeon finder!? I think there’s just a higher concentration of idiots starting new characters now or something, because my goodness are the low level dungeon groups rough! I did managed to get through the Deadmines 2 times out of 4 and I got into Wailing Cavers (which I will tell you about in a moment) but oh were the groups ever painful! Needless to say, I will be avoiding the random dungeon finder until I at least reach level 30! Maybe by then I will out level the epic noobs I have been encountering so far, lol.

To get back to my Wailing Cavers experience, lol. So it was me (Warlock), a Mage, 2 Druids and a Shaman. The Shaman was the healer, one of the Druids was the tank and the Mage was my boyfriend lol, (I convinced him to try a dungeon with me because he didn’t believe the groups could possibly be as bad as I was saying).

I’m not an elitist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like to keep my eye on the DMG meters, yes, even at level 19! Mostly I just like to see how I am doing in comparison to everyone else, but it does also help me notice when people are not doing their part. The dps Druid was doing less damage than the healing Shaman who was just meleeing mobs from time to time when the healing wasn’t intensive. I decided I would watch the druid and noticed he was shadow melding, casting HoTs on people with full health, and doing a lot of standing around. I don’t like to be mean about things, but I asked him in party chat if he knew he was supposed to be dpsing. He said he hadn’t even noticed that he wasn’t the healer, and proceeded to cast wrath every now and then for the rest of the instance. His dps never got above the healer’s.

The other druid kept needing everything. Cloth, healing stuff, didn’t matter, if it was green and he could click need, he needed. It was really starting to irritate me when Gloves of the Fang dropped (BoE Blue). He waited until everyone else had selected greed, then needed. They can sell for like 70g, so after a few pulls I said in party chat that he had forgotten to equip his new gloves, and should do so. He said he’d forgotten, but never actually equipped them and I am sure they are on the AH now on whatever server he is from. I mean, it’s 70g, whatever, but people who ninja stuff, and then lie about it, just make me grumpy! Own up to it if you’re going to be an ass, damnit! (lol… sorry!)

The group fell apart when the Druid tank suddenly said “gota eat sry bye” and went offline. A moment after we’d kicked him the other Druid said “gotta go now, sorry” and left the group as well. I dismissed my imp and summoned my voidwalker, thinking he could probably tank better than the Druid had been anyway, but I guess the Shaman didn’t have faith in old Phannuz and dropped group as well.

My boyfriend and I requed, but decided to continue on just the two of us until our group got refilled. So he’d sheep something, dps, I’d dot and then heal Phannuz. It was actually going just as smooth as it had with the full group, lol. We made it all the way up to Lord Serpentis and Verdan the Everling and still had no other group members, so we decided to go as far as we could until we wiped, and then just forget it.

We actually managed to kill Lord Serpentis (we were level 19) but we did die on the Everling, though it was pretty close, just one more person and it would have been cake. After all that we agreed no more random dungeons, lol. If we need something we can just run each other through, it will take much less time and will save me from yelling at my computer too much, hehe.

I do at least love my Warlock. I hate the quests and dungeons and how long everything is taking me, but I do like playing her nonetheless. As a fun side note, I discovered a new way to get under Stormwind! I used to always do “wall jumping” when I was bored, but Blizz fixed most of the fun places to do it. I was running to learn some new alchemy recipes when I spotted Draenei jumping up onto a torch, and then disappearing into the wall. I was like “Did he just get under Stormwind!? I want to get under Stormwind!!!” and followed him! I couldn’t find him down there, but I did find a squirrel (which is my screenshot for this post). I’ll post about how I got under there later, but I am glad to know it is still possible!

More to come at level 30! (Whenever that is… *sigh*… ) lol.