Saturday, July 25, 2009

All at least 70

Finally hit a significant mini goal, that probably a whole expansion behind the times: All of my toons on Malygos have hit at least 70.

  • Dubh, Chivers, and Nevynoch, 70
  • Znakharka, 71
  • Bojsen and Fidgette, 75
  • Grizzlyadam, Colerejuste, Hinny, and Pathak, 80

The next goal of all toons to 80 and all toons with epic flying is still there, but will probably slow up a bit. 3.2 is going to make it all a bit cheaper for the flying, but leveling some of the toons is going to be a struggle.

I've really enjoyed leveling Dubh through her last few levels, so I think I will end up concentrating on leveling Dubh, Znak and Boj through to 80 next.

Leveling Nevynoch seems a bit unappealing, since I've already leveled one pet class (DK), and will be leveling another.

I am considering dual specing Hinny into Blood, but I'm not sure if she'll ever get to tank in this expansion. Leveling the others is going to take some time first.

I'll probably put a bit of effort into Fidge when the chest heirlooms come in 3.2, so as to make it all go a bit quicker. Mind you, the leveling speed is quite noticeable enought already, given that Boj was 74.5 by the time he finished Howling Fjorde and Borean Tundra, and it only took Moa'ki and a bit of Stars Rest to get to 75. I'll be really interested to see just how much faster leveling will be with the bonus xp shoulders and chest pieces stacked.

Anyway, taking a week or so break from WoW to go skiing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Enter, Crusader Grizzlyadam

Last night, Ambassador Grizzlyadam became Crusader Grizzlyadam, completing his Argent Tournament grind for the moment. And by "for the moment", I mean, until 3.2 is released, and new dailies for Crusaders and Exalted with Silver Covenant are available.

Now it's a waiting game, to see if the currency for the new heirloom chest pieces will be Champion Seals or a little cash and Emblems of Valor.

A little bit of leveling for alts was also done, over the weekend. The update is as follows:

  • Dubh, 65
  • Chivers, Nevynoch and Znakharka, 70
  • Bojsen, 74
  • Fidgette, 75
  • Grizzlyadam, Colerejuste, Hinny, and Pathak 80
Leveling will continue on Dubh until 70 or so, with Boj also getting leveled.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Argent Tournament Grind Has A Light

The light is at the end of the tunnel for GA, and that tunnel is coming to an end in 5 days.

GA just completed his IF Champion achievement, and only has Exodar remaining, before picking up his Crusader title.

Completing the Exodar intro quests, and keeping steady with the Champion dailies, such as Chillmaw, and Troll Patrol, as seen GA earn his Ambassador title, and not have to worry about Argent Crusade rep any more.

For the last 4 days, GA has been content doing the Valor dailies, and only completing Chillmaw if it happens to be convenient. He still manages to get the commander quests done, since there is usually someone trying to complete it as well. Even if they are Horde, its usually enough that if you help them with charging and shield breaking on the Commander, they will help you with yours.

I've fine tuned my jousting to be quite aggressive, and the method usually results in Valor jousts being completed in under a minute (for each joust), and the Champion jousts only taking 2 minutes, or under a minute if you're lucky.

The initial moves remain the same. Slide up next to your opponent, challenge, and hit them with a shield-breaker as they ride out.

Then it becomes a matter of pressing the advantage, and continually hitting them with the shield-break at every chance you get. The best way to do this, I've found, is to hit with a melee lance, then ride off to the left or right, using the A or D keys and right clicking on the screen. You may be able to do this using Q or E for strafe, but thats not how my hands have been trained. When you release the keys, your character will automatically turn to face the enemy, and you should be facing the correct direction to quickly launch a shield-breaker before closing the gap for another melee attack. The rinse and repeat.

Using this method, you should be able to reduce the shields on the enemy to zero, and keep it that way. A shield breaker attack on zero shields will result in 2000 dmg, and the lance will result in about 3325 dmg, resulting in very quick depletion of your opponents health.