Category Archives: Swag
Here we are, in only the first content patch for Shadowlands, and I have flying in Shadowlands. How is this possible?
Turns out all you need to do is to get to Renown of 44 or higher with your covenant, and then finish up the 9.1 quest line through the point of freeing the Primus, about which I will say no more in case we have Spoiler-Sensitivetm people reading.
Besides this, we also get a couple of other boons in 9.1.
- Along the way we get to kill The Eye so it isn’t stalking us in The Maw.
- We also complete a quest that gives us the means to mount up (but not fly) in The Maw.
Not being a raider or PvPer or whatever, I have to say there’s precious little else other than additional padding for my covenant.
A note of caution for the 9.1 quests, especially assaults in The Maw. Be informed. At least two of the quests I needed to do were bugged, and it wasn’t until I researched them via a combination of Reddit and WoWHead that I figured out that (1) for one, I needed to go to Stormwind, go into War Mode, go back to the quest, and then I could complete it. And (2) only Elite mobs were suitable to feed Kevin. Yes, Kevin. No, I won’t tell you who Kevin is. But you need to feed him.
I am somewhat put out that the “optimum” covenant for BM Hunters shifted from Ardenweald to Bastion. I’ve got 45 levels of covenant love here, what am I supposed to do, start over? Eff that.
The whole Sylvanas … thing. I’m just not going there. I’m in the “Fry her, fry her now, and then fry whatever’s left” school. I haven’t forgotten Teldrassil, and neither should you.
Today there were two significant announcements.
- Patch 6.1.2 is live on March 24 (tomorrow).
- The WoW token will be $20.00
If you’re not familiar with the WoW token, it is a token that you can buy from Blizz that can then be sold on the AH. It is, essentially, a means of turning Dollars or EUs or whatever into gold on Azeroth.
Blizz has further said that WoW tokens will sell on an exchange that spans all realms, not just your normal battlegroup set of realms.
Blizz has further stated that they will set the starting bid for that token.
What they have not stated is what that starting bid will be.
I await with bated ((Not “baited”, you bastards.)) breath for that announcement.
One first-world problem associated with blogging is keeping up with current events. Well, we’re a couple of months into the Transmorgapocolypse and I’m just now getting around to saying the first thing about it. Mostly, because, well, I really didn’t think that making it a thing was going to be a thing. But it is, so there you are.
It’s funny the subtle distaste that some people show for using this new feature. I’m not sure really why it’s a big deal to draw a line and step to one side or the other of it, but you will find staunch proponents of each.
But seriously, to have the choice in how your characters appear is a glorious, fun thing for some, and as long as they don’t force fashion-forward sensibilities upon one’s withered soul, why should one complain? The game world has become filled with color-coordinated mages and bat-winged warlocks, toons actually have some individuality, and people wanna complain?
Maybe it would be better if I discussed my Wookie Jedi Techno-dance-fight master instead ((This needs to be a thing.)).
All I know is that the haters are out there, and they’re gonna hate. I’m going to point and laugh, because, well, it’s low-hanging fruit ((And if there’s one thing that Dwarves are good at, it’s swinging at low-hanging things.)).
If you were to look at me on the armory, the first thing you’d conclude is that I’m one of the haters, since I’m pretty much up there in my T12/T13 underoos for all the world to see. There’s a reason for that.
It’s true, I’m a hater. But I’m a hater with a difference.
I’m a hater of almost everything there is about the gear sets they’ve made for Hunters. Oh, I kinda liked the eyeball shoulder pieces, but that’s not much of a foundation to work from.
Basically, it comes down to mail. I’m not a big fan of mail. Woodsy ranger-type archetypes are generally more leather-y than we get depicted in WoW past level 40. Something I’ve never understood is how a woodsy ranger-type is supposed to function properly as a woodsman in all that clanky metal crap. And don’t get me started on the T13 shoulders … I’m wider than I am tall with those on! I’m supposed to slip between trees like this? Truly? I’m not an Orc, I expect my wardrobe to make some sort of sense!
Truth is, forest leathers and a camo cloak are the one right look for a Hunter, which IS available, but NOT to mail-wearers. And, unfortunately, one cannot mog mail to look like leather.
There is, also, a sad footnote for my favorite axe. You may recall that I had doubts that Legacy even existed, when it dropped for me in the twilight of Karazhan raiding. I’ve kept it all these years as a memento of past exploits and a reminder that patience may indeed be rewarded. When mogging came about, I was eager to mog my current staff ((Really, why on earth did Hunters get staves in the first place? Does Blizzard even READ fantasy novels?)) to resemble my treasured axe. And, well, you guessed it. Can’t mog a staff into an axe. And there ARE no suitable two-hander axes in Cata endgame.
We’ve managed to get Jas and Illume gussied up, at least, and Fai’s choice was pretty much a done deal as soon as they made the DK starter gear available for purchase. Not gonna lie, though, Flora’s swinging towards frumpy, but we’re still looking at options. Her opinion that it all looks good when lit by the burning bodies of one’s enemies may well be true, but keeping up appearances is sometimes important. I guess we’ll come back to that. I don’t like the look in her eyes right now, nor how she’s swinging around that red-hot poker that passes for a dagger.
But here’s some armory links in case you’re curious about where the mog templates came from: Floramel, Illume, Jasra, Faiella. I’d include WoWHead links (for the 3D aspect), but that part of WoWHead is down.
First of all, there have been developments in LialaGate. You can read the update here.
I don’t always wear scents, but when I do, what else could it be but this? ((Silly people, don’t do per-product links or anchors. Ah well.))
Ain’t cheap and ain’t fast, but when you gotta get your blunderbuss out, might as well do it with flair, says I!