Saturday, December 29, 2007

Reinisch hits level 16

Reinisch has been doing WSG whenever it has been available, and he's finally hit level 16. Only Ziz Fizziks and some of the missed wool donation quests are ones he can do, but he gets a better heal spell.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Kick and Blind?

In tests with my my first incarnation of Noor and on the public test realm, it looks like Kick is no longer considered an unarmed skill and won't make my unarmed skill go up. The same seems to be true of Blind, but I can't get that until level 34 (and I would want to test it on the PTR first). Sap is still off limits, though. But having Kick and then Blind will really help.

Reinisch has been busy doing all the WSG dailies that come along, and he's only about 3 away from getting to level 16. But it looks like level 16 will be nearly all WSG dailies; he can get sent to talk to Ziz Fizziks, but he won't do A Little Dash of Seasoning.

Friday, December 14, 2007

"I'm a PACIFIST, you bastards!"

That's what I say before throwing bombs; I felt I wasn't pulling my weight in battlegrounds, especially Arathi Basin, if I limited my flag-capture-stopping methods to Goblin Rocket Helmet or Gnomish Mind Control Cap, as their long cooldowns limit their use. So I decided to use bombs in battlegrounds, particularly ones that stun (Big Iron Bombs are what I use the most), and I whack people with my fishing rod to interrupt flag captures and so forth.

This can be very effective; I held the gold mine in AB at level 24 against a level 27 mage for about a minute and a half. Unfortunately, I killed a horde (Bloodkingdom) with a bomb during one fight...

I managed to get the plans for the Discombobulator Ray from Gnomeregan at level 24, after a few attempts; one of the few times I've needed to use the sturdier Advanced Target Dummy (the other time, so far, is for Forsaken Diseases quest). The main problems I had were finding a route to the 'D' code machine, and putting my dummy out where ranged attackers would attack it instead of me (I died a couple of times without getting the plans because gnomes kept throwing wrenches at me).

I also tried to make it to the opening of the AQ gates. Blizzard now teleports out low-level characters when the AQ gates can be opened, and that kept happening to me. I finally swam around Tanaris so I could go up on the south shore of Un'Goro and up into unfinished areas and approach Silithus from the southeast corner by the bug nest. I hugged the wall and made it to Bronzebeard's Encampment, and I climbed up to a mountain by one corner of AQ. I still couldn't really see anything though, so I tried going closer, but then I got ported to Ironforge and missed the opening...

Here are the quests I've done to get from level 23 to 25:
AB win (4 losses, 1 win) 1850 XP
The Lost Chalice
(somewhere around here respecced to combat from subtlety)
AB win (1 win) 1850 XP
The Only Cure is More Green Glow (solo)
(got FPs to Gadgetzan, Chillwind, Aerie Peak)
AB win (1 win) 1850 XP
(270 mining; mined rich thorium node in Azshara bay w/+5 mining gloves)
The Darkmoon Faire
AB win (5 losses, 1 win) 1850 XP
AB win (1 win) 1850 XP
WSG win (1 win) 1850 XP
(got FP to Un'Goro, Silithus)
AB win (1 loss, 1 win) 1850 XP
(respecced to subtlety from combat)
Your Fortune Awaits You (Sayge's Fortune #23) (but no XP)
In Search of Thaelrid (24)
Knowledge in the Deeps (completed)
Kayneth Stillwind
A Shameful Waste
Forsaken Diseases
Knowledge in the Deeps (turned in)
Klockmort's Essentials
The Manor, Ravenholdt
Essential Artificials
(managed to solo getting the discombobulator ray plans in gnomer)
WSG win (2 losses, 1 win) 1950 XP
AB win (1 win) 1950 XP Killed bloodkingdom!!
AB win (3 losses, 1 win) 1950 XP
AQ opens
AB win (1 loss, 1 win) 1950 XP
Explored rest of 1K Needles & Shimmering Flats, a bit more of STV (25)