Mabango’s trip to BFD

Ran Dasal and Mab through HH, no mount :(  Something I have noted is that I often top the DPS in this fight. Its a (almost) stationery fight against a single opponent, something the Enhancement Shaman manages well. However my iLevel isn’t that high, so I can only assume that I’m running with a lot of alts.

Mabango hit up LFG today and ran BFD. Was a mess to start with as we got seperated by the jumping across the platform at the beginning so it took a while to settle into the run. By the end I think I ran the 5man with about 10-12 toons!! Cleared it and got a couple of pickups which was nice.

Immediately requeued and got Stockades. In the old days you had to fight your way through SW to dive into the entrance. I distinctly remember Mab running it solo and just getting into the instance as my health rapidly disappeared.

Anyway, they’ve changed it as the prison has been taken over by elementals and those pig guys (but no Duke Nukem). Currently its also decorated with Pumpkin’s etc for Halloween.

Mabango is already 26. Levelling is vastly quicker than it used to be. Even without the Ancestral gear I’m sure it’s faster. And as I said before… a lot more fun.

Report Card Time

Photo practiceThis week I took my VFR in for a major service. I’ve been after a “second opinion” for a while. It’s not that I’m not happy with the place I normally take it, but I’ve never heard anything good about the place, though no one can give me specifics.

A mate offered to pick me up and drop me off so I booked her into a smaller workshop that has a very high reputation. The bike has 116,000km on it and it has been a fair while (time wise) since it’s last major service.

Late afternoon the shop called. I don’t know about others, but I always get a little nervous when the shop calls in, you never know what they will say. Though normally if its late afternoon, its all done with nothing to report.

So it was with a little concern that I answered. The shop guy asked what I’ve been doing to maintain it. I was honest and told him that I do little more than lube the chain and check the tyre pressures. I am totally lost mechanically so I just make sure that it’s clean and serviced regularly. He replied, well keep doing what your doing as your bike is fantastic shape considering its age. I was very happy with that comment.

He said it had been in need of a tune (as expected), the pads will be due about the next service or a little before but otherwise all good.

I got to the shop and was taken aback at how the guys couldn’t stop raving about its condition. They said there is often a little trepidation when test riding a bike with this amount of kms on it as you never really know what shape its really in. Apparently the main mechanic got back from the test ride and told the boss he should have a ride.

If that’s not an endorsement of my bike I don’t know what is. I have to say I am still chuffed at such glowing praise of my bike and even the way I’ve been looking after it.

Now hopefully after a long period of ride absence (apart from the commute) I’ll be able to report again in a fortnight or so following a ride. My wife’s been filling in for some broken staff at work the past weekends, so it’s been a month or more of chasing the kids about instead of riding. I’m in two minds whether to join a short city fund raising ride or to go for a solo proper one. I’m starting to think the second.


15 Days of Screenshots 5 – Title

Which title am I most proud of. Well Mab doesn’t really have many. He has Patient, Noble, and Jenkins. Explorer too I think, none of which are tough to get, but my favourite is Grunt. It’s an old PvP title from vanilla, that can’t be had anymore. They disappeared when BC was released (or thereabouts). It wasn’t hard to get and I think was only 1 up from the bottom. Pumatay has Scout which I think was the lowest rank.

But I like it as its old, its rare these days and you can’t get it anymore.

Well, That’s a Change

Yes, so with nothing to talk about he’s focussing on the weather :)

Monday… hot, 35+ bushfire in Blue Mountains

Tuesday…. wet, um maybe 22?

I guess it still is spring.

I’m running both Mab and Das through HH to try and get the mount. I doubt I will, I’m not normally that lucky.

Though I did have a Hyacinth Macaw drop and got my Green Proto drake after only about 10 eggs.

Where to for my Toons?

Okay, so Dasal dings 85 yesterday morning. That was almost an event in itself. I was was LFG healing Vortex Pinnacle with a tank who insisted on running ahead and pulling stuff. My mana management isn’t great at the best of times and when I spend the whole fight trying to catch up its even worse.

After a couple of mobs I hit 85, and the tank continued on his merry way. This time the first boss. If a party member is outside the circling tornados they take heavy lightning damage. Myself and other party members weren’t even in the same room when he pulled. I figured that I’ve hit 85, I’ve got better things to do than try to save the tank and now the whole party, when he isn’t going to change his ways. I left. Feel sorry for the others, but not the tank.

So where now for Dasal. Not high enough ilevel to let her in Heroics, so I’ll have to grind normals until I save enough Justice Points to buy more gear. If I want to keep playing.

I have raised my new Warlock, Mabango up to 23 so far. I might continue with her at least for now. It’s also interesting levelling in the areas that have changed so much since Cataclysm. The Barrens is same but not. Certainly easier, and a lot more efficient. And interesting too. I especially like the protect the caravan quests.

Mabaho hardly gets a run these days. I can’t get many Valour Points as I don’t raid, and I have all the Justice gear I can. Maybe with the release of the next patch I will be able to buy the newer gear then. I’ve almost forgotten how to play him, I struggled with the HH fight to remember rotations… oh dear.

Maybe I am getting ready to jump ship to SWTOR when it arrives?