Demon Hunter Day

My new Demon Hunter made it through the beginning experience pretty quickly tonight.  The area was crammed.  I played one in beta through level 110, but didn’t feel too interested in the reputation slog after reaching the max.

The many movement options for this class make it so much fun to play.  They mow through everything in their path, and when you put a bunch of them together, nothing stands for long.

Despite the fact that “everyone hates Draenor and garrisons”, blah blah blah, there were a ton of Demon Hunters in Tanaan heading for Draenor and their own snuggly spot in the world, something they won’t have in any way in the Broken Isles.

My Demon Hunter has the same cold mask as my other elves, but her flaming yellow/green eyes sort of warm things up.  I think.

WOW Notes

I actually played quite a bit this weekend, and WOW was one of the games I played.  I got all my girls through Darkmoon Faire.  I ran the race with everyone, getting nailed by new floating “Mini-Zeps” which are level 100 teeny zeppelins that sail over to you and slow you down mightily.  I just couldn’t seem to avoid them.

Since I don’t always keep up on patch notes, I noticed, but didn’t try till my last character an all new track that is at the left of the original.  Holy Moleans Rocky.  I was so unprepared for the track.  I got lost pretty quickly and was up and down the hillside and swimming through the water watching the tolls of the bell just go bong bong bong. 

I will make sure I have some Elixir of Water Walking with me next time.  Cone of shame city. I tried to just end the race by making my way back to the start but the race wasn’t having any of that. Bong bong bong!  Finally I went through the banners as they wanted me to and I could end it all. Man.

New this time around also were prizes for doing the races.  Randomly I got mostly Darkmoon Prize Tickets, but I also picked up a Stationary Carousel Gryphon Ride that you could place for three minutes (but I didn’t because…my precious…).   Good thing I have 11 characters I could run through because I really liked the possibility of getting an interesting prize and would have sent a single character through over and over to see what you could get if it were allowed (which it isn’t you only get the prize first on the run through).

I see in the PTR Patch Notes they’re bringing in a Whack-a-Mole game to the Faire and some potions, NEW FISH! and…I thought I saw cooking recipes…

Darkmoon Faire

  • New Darkmoon Potions: A new set of Darkmoon potions can be purchased for one Darkmoon Prize Ticket from the Draughts and Tinctures vendor, Faldar Willowshade at the refreshments table.
  • Darkmoon Fishing: The elusive Darkmoon Daggermaw can now be caught off of the shores of Darkmoon Island. Return them to Galissa Sundew at the docks for a variety of prizes.

Also highly of interest to me is the opening of the Tanaan Jungle area and missions which will get you a Shipyard for your Garrison where you could have a SUBMARINE among other ships.  So exciting!  As my niece would say: Want!

Of Grinds and Treasures

I have been finding the whole Garrison thing to be a grind since I have four characters needing to do these things daily.  Grinding towards a specific goal is fun, but just slogging along repetitively….agh nooo.   I don’t mind grabbing my Garrison cache, but every other thing seems annoying most days.  I particularly dislike Work Orders.  I just feel like I’m dropping resources down a chute and nothing of interest comes of it.

I’ve been working on my Leatherworker who is a Rogue.  Astonishingly my Rogue (!!!!!) has reached level 80.  Somewhere along the way she became a better fighter. People in dungeons stopped yelling at her and trotting out DPS numbers.  My girl is UBER now.

She could go to Hyjal but I’ve become caught up in a Storm Peaks storyline I’ve never done before.  One of these days I’m sending a character through Northrend to do all quests in all areas.  It always happens that I start running dungeons along side of quests and bang, time to move onward.

My Warrior is in Hyjal. She is my Engineer and I wonder if she would get some interesting Engineering parts in Deepholm.  I can’t get there till level 82 it seems so she is stuck.  I’ll get her out before the Outhouse guy, I vow.

In truth I’ve been through Hyjal eight times at least, and it’s okay. A relatively fast place to level but there are a few parts I just don’t care for (The whole Outhouse Guy set of quests, the guy in the cave you bring out through a dream sequence and he betrays you…annoying sucker).

While getting Obsidium for my Engineer recently, my DK completed all of the Vash’jir quests.  Every single one.  I vowed not to send another character through there.  Beautiful area, tons of Obsidium, Stormvine and Ashara’s Veil.  The quests went on endlessly.

This morning I thought, I’m just going to go ahead and play my Main of Main characters, my druid.  I went to Ashran and bought Treasure Maps for Shadowmoon, Talador and Gorgrond.  Did all her Garrison stuff.  Sent her out into Shadowmoon.

Honestly, I thought I had done a pretty good job of finding treasures as I went along but I appear to be a real piker.  It is fun to track them down.  As I hoped once you get the treasure it comes off of your map.  Although there is a Bubbling Cauldron in Gloomshade Grove I just couldn’t see in the landscape. 

While I’m out here finding these, I can get timber and herbs, and work on that Archaology I meant to master.   I found myself to be very happy to be playing my favorite character, and just be out exploring and treasure hunting and resource gathering.  These are some of my favorite in game activities.

Speaking of oddities, you say, for a few weeks I’ve had the longest log in times as the Encoding Table and Residency are checked and then I get a all red realm list but I can bring up my characters. I’ve submitted bug reports and was going to submit a ticket, but if you say you want help with logging in they want your Secret Question.  Good grief. Who could guess what I used?  Way back when.  Are they nuts?   Sigh.