Monday, 24 September 2012

Technically only one expansion late!

Last night I managed to get an Ulduar twenty five run and finally finished off my Yogg with zero keepers netting me a fair few achievements and my Ironbound Proto Drake from Glory of the Ulduar Raider. I didn't raid twenty fives during Wrath of the Lich King so I've had to get most of the achievements through pugs but I've been lazy with it. With MoP coming and the new account wide mount system I decided it was finally time to finish it off!

I love him, he's one of my favourite mounts in game.

Ironbound Protodrake.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I bought myself a guild!

While idling around Stormwind a few weeks ago I saw someone announce in Trade chat that they wanted to sell a level thirteen guild (prior to the change to guild xp in the latest patch). I've always wanted my own guild but I could never justify the price of buying a level twenty five guild which was usually all I'd seen been advertised. I have several guild banks which are only level 1 that I use for storage but I've always wanted to have a guild at least higher than level seven for the second rank of Fast track (10% additional xp).

I bought the guild for 25k gold, down from the original 30k the seller wanted which at the time felt like a good deal for something I'd wanted for so long but could never be bothered to do myself.

Patch 5.0.4 brought a few changes to the way guilds are leveled. Previously low level characters didn't feel as though they were contributing much to the guild xp similarly doing lower level quests on a higher level character granted very little guild xp. Now doing a quest at the appropriate level grants a flat 60k guild xp regardless of level, making leveling guilds pretty easy even with a bunch of low level characters. Sadly with the patch came a few bugs in the form of repeatable quests which could be slightly abused meaning the price of guilds - especially higher level ones tanked for a few weeks but seem to be returning to normal.

The guild is currently level fifteen very close to sixteen with around fifty accounts, not all of which are active some of them had been offline for a few weeks but I don't see the harm in leaving them in the guild. They might come back someday! I've been running Super Guild Invite an addon which searches for unguilded players and with the click of a button send them both a whisper and a guild invite. I know how annoying this can be as someone who's been spammed with them upon creating a level one so I only run it once a day or every few days.

I've found it incredibly useful having all of my characters in one guild for once. As a retired raider I never felt quite right about having my main and nine other characters in a raiding guild especially at the rate of which I log in and out doing transmutes and such. Having them all in one place and being over guild level one means I can summon the guild bank no matter where I am making it easier to do my daily cool downs without having to head a city or mail each of them x amount of volatiles / essences.While farming or leveling it's also fantastic being able to summon the guild bank and dump cloth or mats into the bank.

I still use a level one guild bank with Soco which currently contains my little bit of MoP stockpile.

I don't particularly like the name of the guild but for what I felt was a good deal I couldn't really complain. Once I get it to level twenty five I may pay to change it.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Priest Tier transmog with a difference. Part two.

This is my second part of Priest tier transmog with a difference. The bottom half of the Priest tier is often overlooked which is a shame, there are some amazing designs out there. Make sure to check out my other post if you haven't already.

Priest Tier four legs.

Priest Tier eleven legs. 
I adore the colour of these leggings!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Priest Tier transmog with a difference.

Recently I've been playing both my Warrior and Paladin a lot. Being plate wearers they have the option to transmog to some plate skirts but I tend to keep them in full pants. Tanking in a dress doesn't feel quite right to me. With that I've started looking at cloth legs a bit more. There are no Priest tier sets which don't use a robe, same with Warlock.  Mage Tier eight is the only tier set in game which uses a tunic and pants model.

There are some gorgeous legs out their for Priests especially so I decided to build some outfits around two of my favourites for today. I'll post another two in a couple of days. You can find the links to the items used under the pictures.

Priest Tier five legs.

I chose to wear a Tabard, something I don't usually do with Clothies as I don't think they sit right with robes. I transmogged my robe into a low level green chest which wasn't a robe and added a black shirt.

Priest Tier Two legs.