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Karma ?

Posted in Auction House, World of Warcraft, WotLK on August 3, 2010 by sheldreyn

Last night, my banking toon hit the gold cap again (I usually send back a couple of K worth to my other toon when that happens). This time, since Maljjin’s hunter set his foot in Northrend, I’ve decided to help him out :

  1. 5000 : Epic Flyer Skill
  2. 200 : the actual epic flyer
  3. 1000 : Tome of Cold Weather Flying

As a result, I was 6.2k under the cap, which I assumed was enough to last as day or 2. Well, I guess its good Karma from my actions, as I had a couple of nice sales overnight and when I woke up I was back to the gold cap.

The biggest sale being an Iron Riveted War Helm which I had bought for ~450g and resold for 3365g09s15c (after AH Cut).

This morning I sent 25k to my lock, this will allow some room before hitting the cap again.

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Interesting goal

Posted in Auction House, World of Warcraft, WotLK on September 11, 2009 by sheldreyn

WowEcon, a blog I’m following daily has decided to host their hall of fame (people who reached the gold cap). I intend to be part of that list. How much time will it take ? I don’t know and don’t really care. I just know it is a matter of time.

hopefully, this will be before cataclysm.

http://www.warcraftecon.net/?page_id=1831

Slowly progressing

Posted in Battleground, Druid, PvP, World of Warcraft, WotLK on September 3, 2009 by sheldreyn

Switched most of Aghorn’s gear / enchants to use Stamina instead of Intellect / Mana. Went from ~450 HP to ~760 HP. My survivability, greatly increased since then. I do however run out of mana more often than I used to, but I have to admit that an half full mana pool is useless when you’re dead.

I also bought enchanting formula : greater stats for 2k… Yes that was expensive, but since the scrolls go for around 300g each, I expect that I’ll be covering that fee before I hit lvl 30 (where I’ll be able to enchant items ilvl 35) Until then I expect to use at least 4 other chest piece. So if manage to sell 2 or 3 scrolls, I’ll be saving money if I had bought all the scrolls.

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This is the latest achievement I got. A guild member was surprise that I managed to get it at only level 13.

I’ve seen a few asshat that QQ about lowbies being part of their team, I have one thing to say to them : look at yourself before complaining. In one game some dude was whining  that we had too many lowbies, he was lvl 19 and yet, despite being a druid like myself, I had more HP and mana than he did. Sure he ended with more dmg than I did, but on the other hand I healed for more than his total dmg.

Its not because your are a lowbie that you can’t be an assets to your team. Know your role and you are more likely to help your team win.

Teamwork is important
The last game I played last night somehow pissed me off. There 4 ally guarding the flag. I’m with a shaman (18) and a warrior (17). None of them seems to want to run the flag (they waited idle for more than a minute). So I decide to go in, hoping they’d provide some type of cover / heals. I drop a stunning bomb, pick up the flag, start running, enter the tunnel, 10 feet in I die. I didn’t received any support all…

Heck, 1 heal and 1 enemy busy on the warrior is all I needed to be able to escape, but no I didn’t get that and we couldn’t even take the flag out of the flag room. Teamwork is important.

Is there a match making system ?

Posted in Battleground, Druid, PvP, World of Warcraft, WotLK on August 28, 2009 by sheldreyn

Played 3 more games last night, lost all of them. I don’t know why but each and every alliance team we faced had at least 5 people at level 19 whereas in our games, I got 1 game where we had 3 lvl 19. Moreover, those lvl 19 that we faced were twinks. You can tell that when an autoshot takes 1/4 of your life bar.

The 1st game, we managed to score once, the two others, we were so outclassed that we could barely defend our own flag with everyone in defense. What sucks is there doesn’t seem to be a distribution of the players that queue up. It rather looks like it’s a round-robin where teams are formed as people queue up. Why not just ‘try’ to have people within 2 lvls matched up together, heck there’s constantly 10 WSG going on on my battlegroup and queue times are under 2 minutes average. I’d rather wait 2 more minutes if the games were to be more balanced.

I’m starting to consider switching my mana / intellect enchants to stam enchants, so that way I can live longer. But then what good living is when you’re oom ?

Ho and I managed to snatch that achievement despite the loss streak.not_so_fast

In the second game we played I came a cross a really good paladin on the ally side, sucks that I forgot his name though, but despite being a twink he was really skilled. He mastered the use of hand of freedom perfectly, as he always seemed to use it just as I was about to root him. However, that player was also exploiting the terrain when he could (there is a spot you can reach on the ally side of WSG over the tunnel entrance, where you cannot be reached unless you know where to wall-jump to get there), that means he could get there and kill anyone that tried to climb without fear of retaliation (you can’t attack him but he can).

Glad to have helped

Posted in Battleground, Druid, PvP, World of Warcraft, WotLK on August 26, 2009 by sheldreyn

Drunkshooter from realm Terrokar had luck on his side last night. We started WSG with no less than 5 lvl 19, 2 lvl 18, 1 lvl 15 and myself (level 12 at the time).

Such a combination could only mean that if we played right, we would be decimating the alliance and this is precisely what we did. For we won 3-0 and moreover,  Drunkshooter got the ironman achievement (3 caps in the same game without dying). I sticked to him most of the game and kept him alive without much problem (he’s pretty well geared and the ally we face made the mistake of not going for me).

1 cap, 2 caps, and 3 caps later he got his achievement and on my side I dinged level 13.

WSG record so far : 15-17

There’s jerks everywhere

Posted in Battleground, Druid, PvP, World of Warcraft, WotLK on August 25, 2009 by sheldreyn

Played a few more matches over the last week. Some games were very fun, others were a long and painful experience. Two nights ago I saw that people can be real jerks at time.

Darkpaladin from realm Ghostlands (couldn’t armory him), was heading towards the ironman achievement (3 caps without dying within the same game). He was at 2 caps already without dying. We were dominating the alliance quite easily on that game (at least, this is the impression I got from the field) and we were already controlling the flag for the final cap. Frankenboner from the Undebog realm was running the flag. No allies were close to him, so Darkpaladin asked him if he could cap the flag so he could get the achievement. We all wanted him to get it, but boner being a smartass decided otherwise.

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Gratz Frankeboner, you joined my wall of shame.

On a lighter note, I managed to get my 1000th Honorable Kill last night.

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Healing isn’t everything

Posted in Battleground, Druid, PvP, World of Warcraft, WotLK on August 12, 2009 by sheldreyn

Had few more matches over the last two evenings. I had the belief that what made the difference was how much people work together. This could easily be displayed in healing done and  the damage done versus the opposing forces. Well, I was proven wrong. In the consecutive games, where we lost the first game I ended up first in healing while some of my team mates had impressive numbers in terms of damage done compared to the alliance:

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And yet, in the second game, where I barely had to heal and my team we won the match:healing_win

Lesson learned : you can’t do everything by yourself, your teammates must also support you, if you keep healing them when they just defend the midfield (as it happened in game one) you will loose most of the time.

On the other hand, if your team focus and work hard, you might not even have to heal that much.

Those games also game me the occasion to rack up a few more HKs:

500hk

As well as completing some other Achievements:wsg_expedience not_in_my_house

Ho and sometimes, you came upon names that gives you a smile :

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After all these games, my record in WSG is 8-10-0.