When you log in and you’ve made all your money from Mogging items, you know it’s a Faff Day. It’s the proverbial calm before the storm, and so we will Faff Post as well, because I have a fair bit of stuff to impart that isn’t worthy of a post on its own. First up, damage.
|Blimey Charlie. That’s before my upgrade as well.|
I very rarely top the meters in Guild Runs. The fact I did on Thursday night tells me the following:
- Everyone else had a Bad Night.
- I am finally grasping how to play my class properly, and consistently.
- Gear really is a huge factor.
- It takes me about three months to grasp a rotation.
- I am learning to move only when it matters, rather than reacting to everything.
I suspect we’re at the stage where Heroic Modes could be doable, but that’s going to depend largely on who turns up: it was a stretch to pull 10 people together last week. If the Panda News is really good next week that might change. Needless to say, I am happy that I’m not being carried at present and I am contributing as much as I can.
I also won the Spire of Coagulated Globules on Thursday night, which then presented a bit of a Mogging issue: it’s a Staff. I had nothing I was 100% happy with to replace the skin with (and a bank full of polearms ^^). Some poking around the Intewebs presented me with what I considered was a suitable alternative: the Tower of the Mouldering Corpse, which drops in the normal version of the Forge of Souls. It was time to go farming.
|Traps to the left of me, Stings are to the right, here I am…|
I used this as an excuse to practice using Wyvern Sting as CC, which I’m very bad at. Even on Normal the mobs in here are a bit of a pain if you can’t self-cleanse automatically so it’s actually quicker in the long run for me to use the CC. I gathered enough cloth and mats to make a couple of Frostweave Bags, and if the Abyss Crystals I listed on the AH sell, this has the capacity to become a fairly lucrative farm spot. Needless to say I have my new staff: it’s identical in looks to the lovely animated stave the Kirin Tor bird has inside the Violet Hold when you first enter. In all cases animation & looks.
|Now I know why people want enchant glows toggleable ^^|
All I need now is to get the cloak I want from Heroic Slave Pens and I’ll finally write this outfit up for Go Mog Yourself…
Mogging is the Big Thing of course, on the Interwebs and the AH. As 1-60 rare mobs drop a fair number of items that are highly desirable in these circles I thought I’d have a poke around the Blasted Lands. Today is probably as good as it’s ever going to get:
|Rares in Blasted Lands. They’re one louder ^^|
To summarise: twelve Rares spawn in the zone. Today, I killed ten and tamed one. I saw one for the first time (Dreadscorn) and saw Grunter for only the second time since I’ve run the software (which is well over a year) Only Teremus evaded me: all I can think is as I killed each spawn another one respawned to replace it. The loot drops were spectacular in Mogging terms: four pieces of Emerald plate which is a top seller, and a Swashbuckler’s Eyepatch. This could be the most profitable day I’ve had in this zone for some time, and it’s definitely worth a look if you’re up early or late.
In Hunter Pet News, I finally have a Pointy Pig:
|This one I won’t dismiss by accident ^^|
I have named him Porkupine. He is likely to become my tank of choice in Pandaland :D