WoW Update: Ding Doombeard!

  • Posted on: 14 March 2009
  • By: Keiya

Happy Pi Day everyone (3/14)! I recon that it is time to pay more heed to my sites, but I haven't really felt like posting anything lately; Been distracted doing other activities in the non World ofWarcraft/non Real Life portion of my free time (ie picking up anime/manga watching/reading again, for the first time since graduating from college x years ago lol).

Anyway, Doombeard hit level 80 last Sunday, I even brought him into Naxx-10 on Wednesday to loot sponge in true huntard fashion...He is also finally earning his keep, ala mining craptons of Saronite and what not. He is frustrating to play though because he doesn't have an epic flying mount and probably won't for quite some time as I keep siphoning his money away to pay for Keiya's things. I am not sure why I am leveling alchemy on him without a weed picker, oh well.

Betrayer of Humanity finally dropped for my guild; two weeks in a row even (got it last night)! Lots of interesting paladin class changes on the 3.1 public test realms. Such as, Spiritual Attunement being changed to a deep Protection tree talent o_O. WTB Ulduar, Naxxrammas has been old for quite some time.

I keep meaning to put together a post addressing some of the Drupal questions people have asked me about, as well as a general run down of some of the modules that I really like using. This site is overdue for housecleaning and a software update; I might do that when those tasks are completed.


Elder Keiya

  • Posted on: 29 January 2009
  • By: Keiya

Okay, the Lunar Festival achievements? Pain in the ass. I spent a not insignificant portion of Sunday coin fetching all over the old world for the Elder title and alliance reputation (82.5 rep for humans per coin). I would still take a grind achivement over RNG dependant achievements any day. Damn you Brewfest mounts...

The achievement but hit me again: I ground out the Spacegoat starting area quests as well as Darkshore for alliance reputation. I finished off Argent Dawn, Kirin'Tor, Stormwind, Ironforge, Exodar, Gnomeregan (robochicken mount!), Darnassus and completed around 100 more quests towards Loremaster. Only...several hundred more to go!

Why does every single Kalimdor zone seem unnecessarily long? Darkshore, Ashenvale, The Barrens, Felwood, etc. I think I remember why I had skipped this continent on my paladin in favor of leveling in the Eastern Kingdoms. I am missing around 60 quests on the Eastern Kingdom and I don't know where they are. going to have to ride around looking for skipped quest hubs. Boo.

Working on next: Finishing off the last 1k for Consortium Exalted and then working on the Outlands factions that I missed; Kurenai, Sporeggar and Netherwing. Quest wise, each of the zones that I am missing in the Outlands needs around 5 more quests. That in theory shouldn't be that big of a deal to do.

I have had this itch to buy a new game and can't seem to find anything to scratch it with. The only new release that I am interested in is the Sims 3, which is a month given that it is not delayed. The Circuit City liquidation sale had Rock Band 2 for %150, but that isn't that great of a deal for a liquidation sale...


WoW Update: Happy 2009

  • Posted on: 8 January 2009
  • By: Keiya

Hello fellow guild members who happened to stumble upon this site, noticing that it gets updated more frequently than the guild homepage does. No seriously, none of you have ever clicked on my profile and signature links on the forums? Those are (usually) work safe :D

Apologies to those who sent me questions via email and were blown off; I was busy with holiday activities (January is the Monday of the year). Most of the questions were asking aboutDrupal, the content management system that I use for this site, in the context of WoW.

The Drupal itemstats module hasn't been updated in over a year and does not work anymore. I use the wowhead script. The downside to this method being that it doesn't parse [item] tag names. I'll make a list of some of the modules that I like.

Anyway, we cleared 25-man Naxxramas on Saturday evening; It was a good raid, our DPS definitely went way up from last week. One-shottedThadius, Sapphiron and Kel'Thuzad; The only bosses that we had not killed on heroic. Raid progression wise, that only leaves Malygos and Sartharion with the drakes up.

  • I've been PvPing lately ala the 3v3/5v5 arena and Wintergrasp. It's way more fun to PvP as a retadin than it is to PvP as a protection healer.
  • I also finally got my Blizzard Authenticator in the mail the other day. It was $6.50 ($7 with shipping). that's not a bad price for added account security.
  • Loatheb's Shadow finally dropped last night.
  • I am 3 badges away from the plate DPS bracers.

Edit: By the way, the 3% ghost hit mystery was hotfixed yesterday. As speculated, retribution paladins who were spec'd into precision pre-3.0 were still receiving the hit bonus.

During the transition from patch 2.4.3 to 3.0.3 the following talents were not unlearned properly by some players, resulting in those players still gaining the benefits despite the talents no longer existing in the talent trees. As a result, we've pushed a hotfix which has corrected this matter and affected players will longer receive credit for having these talents.
Warlock: Improved Lash of Pain
Warlock: Fel Stamina
Shaman: Totemic Mastery
Shaman: Improved Lightning Shield (Rank 3)
Paladin: Precision
Rogue: Fist Weapon Specialization
Priest: Shadow Focus (Ranks 4 and 5) 

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted!


Merry Christmas!

  • Posted on: 25 December 2008
  • By: Keiya

I hope everybody is enjoying some holiday time off! Have a very merry Christmas and don't forget to open your gifts from Greatfather Winter :D.


Massive Amounts of Questing

  • Posted on: 22 December 2008
  • By: Keiya

So the achievement farming bug finally hit me last night: I finished off Northrend Explorer achievement as well as the Zul'Drak and Howling Fjord quests for Loremaster Northrend. I am currently working on the Eastern Kingdom, Kalimdor being next. Questing also has the added bonus of giving a fair amount of faction reputation (not exalted with any of the cities yet).

The newer continents are nice because quest completion is broken down by zone, so you can see what you are missing. I wasn't very mindful in regards to zone completion while I was leveling my paladin in late 2004/early 2005. Consequently, the quest hubs that I am missing are spread out all over the place. Grr.

Well okay, in truth? The only reason why I am bothering to do Loremaster is because of the tabard reward, which I think is possibly the most awesome tabard evar.

The Comcast disconnection issues were kind of a bummer this past weekend, because it affected quite a few people in my guild (as in, most of the healers). We kind of had an off-weekend with Friday out of the picture and the holidays coming up. We did however, manage to salvage Saturday evening.

If I don't bother posting the rest of this week, have a happy and safe holidays all :)