Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Longtime play, notime blog

I have achieved the magic 40th level I’m now mounted on a cheesy mechanical bird. I chose blue as it was the one color I hadn’t seen much of and it was the least gay of the choices. So with mind killer at 40 I went out to……..start another alt. Yeah I know pathetic. However since I can’t plat my dwarf hunter as often as I want I made another one. Thos guy is on my “wife’s” account.

I made a Dwarf Hunter with mining and blacksmithing. His name is Longarm. I can’t believe no one had this yet. My next choice would have been Bigiron. I chose blacksmithing cuz it was the only trade between the two of us not covered and I will be able to make spurs and most importantly eventually I can make some kick ass weapons. I made this char for the sole purpose of running with my wife’s alt and her friend’s alt. Only problem is I can level a hunter in half the time of the other classes. I know hunters pretty damn good I know what they are capable of taking down and how high a level gap I can use. Factor in that I prefer bears above all other pets, I have a tank on call 24/7. I had to power level a bit to catch up with them. I got from one to ten in under 3 hours of constant play. I got to fourteen without even noticing it. I had to lay off it till the can catch up to me! I have had a lot of success so far with this hunter, easy to say since I can make stuff for him to use on Mindkiller. I’m gonna try a different approach to the talent points with him. I’m gonna lay off the pet upgrades and key him for battle. Perhaps I will delve into the survival tree. I have spent a little time on Longarm just mining. My wife is jealous of the huge amount of ore I always seem to have. She keeps asking me to write down a how to for AH use and maybe I will someday. I killed the first two blacksmithing quests in about an hour of mining and a little cash at the AH. I also cleared the quests up into Loch Modan. I’m thinking I won’t stick around in the dwarven area for the next few levels. I’m gonna head to Westfall and start on the Defias quest lines there.

I logged onto Mindkiller to try out my new ride and see if I could clear a few quests that have been sitting in my log for awhile. I went north to Arathi to get a look at the Ogre Mage that holds a tiara I need for a quest. He was a level thirty-nine mage. Did I mention he was elite? Turns out elite mages are just as squishy as the normal ones. I took him down with our trouble. I think it helped that some one had come through and killed off a whole lot of ogres in the area so I didn’t have to contend with adds at all. Just me and the mage and I kicked his ass. Quest done.

With my new found asskickishness I decided to try for the Trelanes quest completion. I had to kill elite ogre shamans in Stormgarde till one dropped an azure agate. I rode on down to the keep and stealth into the area with the ogres. They were so jammed together it took me a few minutes to find a lone shaman. I found two that were far enough away from the patrols that I could kill them with out aggroing the heavy hitters. I killed one, two, three, and on the forth kill the agate drops. Yippee. I go on to get the next quest in the chain and head back to the tower in the ogre area. I stealth in (have I said how much I love stealth) and go after the chests. Now I have read up on this quest and I know it’s possible to do it with out ever fighting an ogre so I try it out myself.

I went to place the agate on the pedestal but the ogres were too close so I skipped that part. I had read that the best way, at least for some one who can’t stealth is to go for the second and third chest first and go out the top and come back for the first. Well I decided to go kinda that route. I went in after the second box first. I had no idea what was going to happen. I knew mobs would spawn but I didn’t know where and how many or how fast they would find me. Well the spawns are three to four mobs that spawn outside aggro range and they are real……real….slow getting to you. If I timed it right I could unstealth, wait, and then open the box with auto loot. This gives the stealth cool down enough time to reset. On the second and third boxes I was able to stealth and hug-a-wall-walk out of the area. The ogres would just sit there and stare at the now empty box. I should have gotten a picture of that. I repeated this on the third box with no problem. Though as I started down the stairs I misstep and fell down three storeys. Far enough that it knocked me out of stealth….right in front of an ogre. I could have taken him down but an add came from behind and beat me down. After a corpse run I rezed near the first box and stealthed till I was back at full health. I had to time the loot just right as there were three patrols nearby. I saw my chance and took it. Stealthing got me out of there with out a scratch. Quest done.

Since I was having so much luck that night I decided to hit badlands and kill the named trogg there in the south. I also had to kill twelve of his buddies. It turned out to be easier then I could have dreamed. I completed that quest with a little bit of careful pulling and ambushes. I killed the main trogg half way through killing his friends when he aggrod me. I didn’t realize it was him till I noticed his level. He still went down like a bitch. A quick run to turn in those quests and I decided to try for the Deviate cooking recipe again.

I traveled to the Barrens and spent two hours killing anything that moved. No drop at all, not even a tease. I went back there this morning to try some more and I think I will stay there till I get it. I will not pay thirty gold for a dropped recipe that’s supposed to be an uncommon that drops frequently. GRRR. On a lighter side I made five gold off of a thirty-six silver recipe I spent two hours vender farming. I’m thinking about heading back there to do it again I can make ten to fifteen gold off of three recipes. So I might be headed back there since I’m in the neighborhood anyway.

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