Plugging away at the questing tonight. It is interesting seeing the differences between Outlands and Dreanor. The destruction (I assume it was something the Dark Portal or whatever) was pretty massive.
Looks like the Spires of Arak (sp?) disappeared altogether. Obvously, Zanger Sea became the Marsh. Frost ridge became Blade’s Edge etc. Arch and Shat look pretty impressive. Haven’t got into either though.
These guys are pretty cool looking. Their animation is nice too.
So I managed about 25% into 95.
Then it’s back to the Garrison to be ready for tomorrow.
Finally got to some more questing, so I hit up Talador and eventually Shattrah City, well docks anyway…
Bashing Some Iron Horde
Shattrah has docks, I don’t remember that from last time I was here.
Well there are, and one of the Orc Lords, Blackhand was here. Fought him but the battle was finished by this Draenai and Durotan.
But to be honest, I think he got away.
At the end of all this I dinged 95. :)
94! And I got this leather thing working now too. Just gotta Pokemon some more Clefthoof!
So time to do some questing…. I am actually finding that this Garrison thing is slowing even my usual glacial levelling – I keep having to return there to park Mabaho for the evening.
So I followed some of the quests from within the Garrison. These had me headed to Talador. Looks like I’ve levelled past Gorgrond already.
The time also meant a chance to LFG, so after about 20 mins one popped. Iron Docks. First time here and seemed like I was on the lower end of the scale so I picked up some good gear here. Added to the gear from my Followers, it’s going well.
Out of the dungeon it was time to hand in some quests around Talador.
Found just about the smallest Inn I’ve seen.
Before it was time to head back to the Garrison to set it up for the weekend work.
After the mail and leather working revelation last week I was busy out in the back of the garrison trying to trap some clefthoof. I spent quite a while laying the traps and working the beasts into them. Nothing worked.
A read of Icy Veins, I needed to watch out for walking on the trap.
A pile more clefthoof fell without success.
“Guildies help!” More tips, and it turns out that the clefthoof that are right behind the garrison aren’t trappable. Of course, because that would be too easy :(
The guildies also mentioned a bunch up by the ogre castle so off I headed.
This worked a lot better, though it wasn’t always a sure thing. Ghost Wolf came in handy for manoeuvring about the trap and the mob, and soon I had a bunch of Leathery Caged somethings. I’ll see how this goes for the next stage.
Though I think I have to replace something in the Garrison as I don’t have a Leather Worker.
Might get rid of the Enchanter’s, Dasal might be able to do that later anyway.
Hey Tacky, here’s a tunnel, lol
Also discovered that things had changed a little since about….. Burning Crusade… did you know that Leather Workers made Mail items? Seriously? How does that happen.
So I built a barn, as then I can get mail items.
I also started questing proper in Gorgrond. Was wandering about and decided to pummel this guy.
Of course, later I had to kill him again for a quest. Approaching 94 now. Bit tired to quest tonight.
Mabaho finished the set piece at the end of Frostier Ridge which sees the pass closed by the shaman. Here I picked a new follower, choosing Lokra in order to get the Danger Zone counter.
So a day or so later I set out to find Gorgrond. Initially I headed up to the pass area, but couldn’t find a way through. So I headed to the east of Frostfire and prowled along the cliff tops. These generally turned me about so I would head south.
I spied a path down to the water below and followed it. Without any other options, but certain I had missed something, I cast Water Walking and headed out across the Zanger Sea (which we all know as the Zanger Marsh of course) I know its the wrong way as Blizzard would not have forced other toons across here.
I did have flash backs to some of my very early adventures in Vanilla when I headed of on some exploring (usually ending up in a very high level zone and getting pounded!). So that was cool.
Mabaho wandered up the path ways, avoiding most mobs, but did have to fight through a village at one point. Luckily at 93, Mabaho was the right level.
Eventually I found Durotan (and the guild suggested there was a tunnel through the caved in pass – still haven’t found that)
Wandering in Gorgrond
I’ve established a Lumber Mill here and have a flypath so I might not bother looking for the pass.
After that it was back to the Garrison to collect and task Mabaho’s troops and workers. I prefer to log out here as it means if I have a few minutes I can log in quickly, task or collect and log out.
I also got two followers up to 100 tonight. Must get out there and recruit some more.
Well slowly but surely I’ve been moving along. I’ve picked up a couple more followers and have been slowly levelling them up. I will laugh when I have a team of people who are all level 100 working for me.
I do like the Orc photobombing in the background.
Yes, I discovered that I could meet my followers if I wandered about the Garrison.
In my wanders I also discovered the mine. A couple of quests later and I had the mine open and some ore for the Forge I had built.
Mabaho is up level 92 now. I’ve also had my first invasion which seemed to go alright. I hope the next is a simple.
I haven’t been sitting idle, now that I am on my own in Canberra again during the week. I got Mabaho out questing. Found a couple of rares.
Think this guys was Something Crusher?
Levelled up the Town Hall in my Garrison. That opened up a couple of plots for me.
I also recruited a couple more followers, so I am up to five. I need to level these new two up as the others are at 93/94 already.
Out questing I did see this ogre. It took a second or two to realise what was going on. I had thought he was sleeping on his back but he was moving…
What is this ogre doing?
Watching for a moment…. he’s doing sit ups (crunches). A “helpful” guildie suggested doing push ups next to him, but I couldn’t find the command (wink), it was probably /gquit.
Lastly, for a good chunk of today’s questing I had company. Frost wolves – hunt in packs (like other wolves)
The Wolf Pack…
Here is me, my doggies (the Spirit Wolves), the Frostwolf that aids me randomly as I am a Wolf Brother, and two orcs (whose names I forget) and one of their wolves. You mess with me you get the whole pack ;) Grrr….
Holidays, both the seasonal, and the enforced one as I recovered from my crash are over. Back at work this week and I need to knuckle down and get into this expac. I’ve already been left far behind most and I’m kinda sad about that. But I’ll make my own way again.
I’ve been logging in regularly into Mabaho though. It appears that if you leave your Garrison cache more than about 5 or 6 days it fills up. So regular log in and empty the cache. I’m hoping that will mean a flurry of building when I get some more building plans as I have a good size stash of resources.
I have also scrounged up 3 followers which is allowing me to do some missions with them I actually have them up to 92/93 and some additional xp for me as well.
I got back to my current quest hub last night, clearing a ogre tower for the Frostwolves. More quests tonight and I hope to find another follower or two in order to better complete some of the missions on my list. Need a couple more abilities.
The questing also got me up to 91, so ding :)
I’ve also picked up some gear, some just from a proper look at what was in my bags. Jumped up a few ilevel to 507 (from about 480 before the expac).
Back into it over the week and then much more seriously next week.
While I haven’t put any serious effort into playing over the past few weeks, I have at least been logging in occasionally in order to empty my Garrison resources cache. But tonight when I logged in I actually headed off to do a little questing.
Running the first couple of quests from the garrison I was out exploring the neighbourhood. I convinced an ogre trader into the garrison whilst out looking for a scary looking one eyed dude. I also ran into what I think is my first WoD rare.
Cinder Maw. Have to double check he was a rare.
Cinder Maw defeated.
Took about three goes to kill him as he would tunnel under the ground and head off elsewhere. The first two attempts I couldn’t find him on the second time he tunnelled off and he would reset.
I completed the quests and returned to my Garrison and built my first building, the Barracks. When I clicked on something in front of it to “Finalise your Building” (I think because it was part of a quest they gave me an option to instant build it) The building flashed up but I was transported out of the garrison. At first it wasn’t clear if I was near or far from my place, but turned out I was only nearby. Not sure what the point of that was.
Barracks underway. Hmm a glow thing to click….
Wait how did I get here???
Now I have a quest to rescue my first Follower. I still won’t get much play time until probably after New Years due to family commitments. But I’ll log in and clear that cache…