A Quick Update And Some Fun New Ideas

Posted in Misamane with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2009 by emptyay

Just a couple things…

After three days of following my own advice in The Grand Melee, I can assure you that the same strategy works on every race. Well, every horde race. I tend to grab Orc/Blood Elf/Undead if I can, but if there’s a lot of people around I grab Blood Elf/Tauren (from what I’ve seen, the least picked race on our server) and try to grab an Orc when I can. Orcs are the funnest for me for some reason. Anyway, sometimes when five or more people are going at it all at the same time, throwing down with a Tauren can help you keep track of exactly who you’re fighting.

Now let’s do…a guide to the order in which to do things! (for Valiants) Grab all 5 dailies (kill 10 scourge, the crappy mounted one outside Icecrown Citadel, whatever weapon one you get, and the wood/stone ones form the little punks outside) and then go this way…

1. Walk outside and complete The Grand Melee.

2. Hop on your mount, proceed southwest until you get to the “Kill 10 scourge” area. Do it.

3. Mount up, fly south to the stupid mounted daily. Be annoyed. Finish it.

4. Remount and fly east. At this point, if you have the weapon quest where you have to get the flowers, stop at the big dam and grab your 4 flowers. If not, just fly past to the Great Tree in Crystalsong.

5. Get your 12 pieces of lumber. At this point, if you need to kill the fire elemental guy for the “melt the ice princess” weapon quest, fly east and kill him. If not, um…don’t.

6. Ok, here’s the choose-your-own-adventure step. If you have to bring the flowers to the lake, fly southeast from the Great Tree and give her the flowers. If you killed the fire guy in step 5, fly to the lake and unfreeze the princess. If you’re unlucky enough to get the frog quest, fly to Grizzy Hills and do that. (Note: The lake you’re looking for is the only one southeast of Grizzlemaw, I know, it’s not marked.)

7. So now, whatever weapon quest you had, it’s done. All you should have left now is the stone quest. If you kissed the frogs, just mount and fly up to Grom’arsh Crash Site. If you de-iced the princess, take the flighpath form Camp Winterhoof. If you brought the flowers to the lake, fly northeast to Light’s Breach and take the flightpath.

8. From the Grom’arsh Crash Site, just go a bit north to the place with the little mechano-gnomes on their stupid little chickens. There are stones everywhere…you usually don’t even have to fight anything to get the 15 pieces you need.

9. With everything done, fly straight from Grom’arsh to the Tournament grounds and relish in your awesomeness.

Argent Tournament – Valiant – Grand Melee strat

Posted in Misamane with tags on April 16, 2009 by emptyay

Ok, so, after three days of dailies I am now officially a valiant of the Argent Tournament. Be prepared for a bullcrap daily where you get raped by gargoyles and men on horses (not pleasant.)

But let’s move on…The Grand Melee! In this daily, you have to challenge three NPC Vailants and defeat them. I tried the crazy, running around awesomeness thing, and summarily got beat a few times. Considering those practice runs, I quickly figured out the easiest, fastest way to win every time.

Charge yoru Defend up to its full three charges before talking to the NPC. As soon as you trigger the fight, spin around (to track the NPC as they move into the center of the ring/area) and spam Thrust. During this time, throw up a Defend to make sure it stays at full charge.

When the NPC tries to put distance between you, wait until they’re far enough away to Charge, and immediately Charge them. When you do, you’ll hit them and then the momentum will carry you past them for a bit. Use this to your advantage.

As soon as you charge through your opponent, begin turning ( I prefer turning left.) The idea is to have the momentum carry you in a circle straight around and back into the face of the NPC. About three-quarters of the way through the circle, throw out a Shield-Breaker. When the circle completes, go back to spamming Thrust.

Again, this is probably a good time to Defend and make sure it’s staying at full charge. The NPC will take this for a bit, then try to put distance between you again. Charge, turn, Shield-Breaker, Defend, Thrust, rinse, repeat.

Using this strategy, I usually wound up around 85%-92% health when I won.

_Misa

Misa’s Back

Posted in Misamane on April 15, 2009 by emptyay

So, 3.1 hit, Misa got online, jaunted through the Argent Tournament dailies, snatched some wolvar pups up in a bag, delivered them to talking walruses, turn, walk away, don’t look back, don’t ask questions. Etc.

Fun times, I must admit. Someone posted a long explanation about how stupid the Tourney is if you think about it, but that very insightful logic aside, it’s pretty fun!

Really, they could have skipped all the content, given me the lance, and called it a day. My GOD that thing is cool looking. And by cool looking, I mean cool looking when it’s on my back and I’m in shadowform flying on mah Carpet (it’s a very fast rug.)

Lets see…I don’t have the funds for dual spec, but when I get them I’ll be going Shadow/Disc (right now I’m shadow because all I’m doing is quests and dailies to raise the other 600g I need. More on my thoughts about dual spec once I actually have it.

And…I haven’t raided once in WotLK, so I’m certainly in no condition to get into Ulduar, so I can’t tell you about that. Oh yeah…I forgot to swim around on my mount, but I’ll get to that tomorrow.

So…for now, dear reader(s), I shall retire.

🙂 _Misa

3.1 Here I Come

Posted in Misamane on April 14, 2009 by emptyay

The patch just finished! Here I go into the…same content, considering I haven’t run a single heroic or raid, and I don’t even have the 1000g to dual spec.

Whoo!!

_Misa

Update: Ummm…all the realms are still down…I forgot hahaha. So much for that! Some thoughts on 3.1 to come later tonight or maybe tomorrow!

_Misa again

Honest Scrap

Posted in Misamane on April 14, 2009 by emptyay

Ok, I can’t put it off any longer! Here goes! Damn you, DDK.

Rules:

  1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
  2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
  3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Ok let’s see…number one…

HOLY CRAP! I am SO AWESOME! I got SCRAPPED! Like…after everyone else…dead last…well…this isn’t going extremely well, is it. Hmmm…

Moving on!

The Blogs! Yes, of course.

Well…the obvious #1 for me is Ego, even though they’ve been hit before. Not a day goes by where I don’t hop over there and check out the comments and/or new posts!

Captain the First at NoobDing also gets frequented. Great posts and great info. Always a winner.

I’m going to list the Shattersphere in hopes that a new post shows up. Someday. Dammit. Please?

BobTurkey is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite blogs to read. Srsly. Go look, I dare you.

Whenever I want to feel like I know absolutely nothing about my class, or that I’m lazy and need to play more, I head over to PenancePriest.

Flyv is my guilty pleasure…my highest lvl drood is like…lvl 14…but I still devour everything on the site in case I ever get one close to 80, lol.

Dragon’s Den closes out my seven…and this one is always interesting just because of the RP conversations between the WoW characters and the player of said characters. Quite entertaining.

Ok…damn. 10 facts? Hmmm..

1. I hit 80 about a week after WotLK hit, and….haven’t run a single heroic. Or raid. Or…anything. At all.

2. I’m afraid of drowning…but mostly drowning trapped in something with a tiny bit of air at the top…and drowning from simply being too exhausted to get to that tiny bit of air to survive. This is a very specific fear.

3. I cannot live without Penny Arcade! and Cyanide and Happiness.

4. I give awesome foot massages.

5. Sometimes, I stay dead so I can play Bejewled, even if people are waiting for me.

6. I’d rather collect vanity pets and fish than do anything else in the game.

7. I’ve never looked at a boss strat before running the instance…but if you explain the fight to me there’s a 75% chance I’ll do everything right. If we wipe, there’s a 100% chance I’ll do it right the second time.

8. If people who DO read strats get things wrong after I get them right, it annoys me more than anything else in the entire game. That dragon guy in Kara, back in the day…with the colory beams…I could have killed people.

9. I work from home, and consider it an accomplishment to get through the entire day still in my pajamas.

10. The top things that keep me from WoW are work, friends and family, Magic: The Gathering, and assembling/painting Warhammer miniatures.

I did it! Whooo!!! And just in time…the updater is almost done with 3.1!!

_Misa

Shameless Plug

Posted in Misamane on April 10, 2009 by emptyay

Hey guys! Working on the (s)Crap post…but wanted to drop in and link to one of my blogs for work…here. That’s right…Misa makes eCards for a living (well…that’s one of my jobs for one of our sites, lol.)

Anyway…THE BLACK DRAGUN!! is awesome. Kudos to anyone who sends it, and extra kudos (and mana crystals *cough* Hanners *cough*) to anyone who sends it to me!

mattwithamac@gmail.com

_Misa

Honest (s)Crap — The Prequel

Posted in Misamane on April 4, 2009 by emptyay

So…I just linked to in this (s)Crap thing, so it looks like I have to come out of retirement and post. No, really, I’ve been on somewhat of a hiatus for a while, and I’m hoping to get back into playing a bit more (meaning at all) and posting. Luckily for me, I’ve never tried to be a theorycrafter or a giver of sage endgame advice, so really, I don’t have as much work to do as Matticus or Vonya or anyone of that caliber.

But, to say that I feel a bit guilty being linked on Ego and never, ever posting. I vow to make that better. Coming soon…my Honest (s)Crap post!  WhooO!!!

_Misa