Showing posts with label windwalker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label windwalker. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A dramatic non-dramatic event

This isn't a dramatic goodbye at all. It still feels dramatic to me, as I haven't been in this situation before.

Don't ask me if I'm sure! This is hard enough...

It's not you, it's me! Ok, it's you. Ok ok, perhaps we both are to blame.

I really think I've tried to keep my own interest up. I do like daily quests, so no, that's not the problem. I have my Proving Ground title, I have my Challenge Mode gear, I finished Brawler's Guild, I got all four pets from the Celestial Tournament, I killed Garrosh on normal, I have 20k achievement points, I have 15 90's that are 500+ item level. Time has definitely been spent in this game. Perhaps too much time was spent? How can one produce enough content for an all-consuming consumer?

"Other reason" opens up a box with room for 255 characters. My 255 characters: "As you know I've played since August 2007 without any breaks. With the hype at Blizzcon and the statements about wanting expansions to be released quicker, I looked at Cata length and imagined MOP would last 21 months, which would have meant June-release." And then I ran out of room. Not the most well-put explanation... But I hope some sense can be made out of it. A 6 month gap between expected delivery and finished product is a lot for a person that doesn't know what to do anymore when they log on.

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5? That is really the question.

I've notified my guild that I will take a break from the game from the middle of April, for an unknown amount of time. I really can't tell if it will be a week, a month or a couple of months. My hope is that a break from WoW, from WoW-news, and perhaps most important; from opinions about WoW, will purify my relationship with the game. I'm hoping that my return to this amazing world will be magical. I've been a loyal fangirl the last 6,5 years, and to be perfectly honest, I prefer that role SO MUCH over the cynical annoyed consumer-person I've been developing into this last month. If New Draenor is half as good as Pandaria, and I'm certain it will be, I will be hooked again!

That is, if I'm not one of those that disappear... ;-)

Take care so long!
Hugs, Lae

Friday, September 27, 2013

Monk Week: Ninasan

It's paladin week, so what better time to introduce Ninasan, my second monk? ;)

Monk Week: Summary

I hope you all had fun with Monk Week. :) I know I did! So much fun that I haven't written all the posts I planned yet. My main monk has been raiding, my second monk got to do one wing of the flex raid, and my third monk is now level 86!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

So You Think You Are A Tauren Monk Transmog

My good friend Jakester sent me a Feathermoon Headdress, and I immediately felt inspired to make a look out of it. I often get a transmogger's block when I try to make a new set on my own; I find a helm and a chest, then I find 10 different legs that I can't choose between, and just forget about boots, gloves and shoulders... Other times I find things that match each other perfectly, only to discover that they are indeed part of a set. Not this time though, here is my So You Think You Are A Tauren? Monk Transmog!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Macro that covers all talents in a tier

Since last time I wrote something here, I started tanking. Our raid team had 1 tank, 1 healer, 2 ranged and 5 melee, so we just had to do something about that. I started tanking, the frost Death Knight changed to mage and we're trying to recruit some more healers.

As a tank I find myself changing talents more than I used to do as a DPS. I could/should probably have optimized better before as well, but now I really have to. I find it very annoying to change talents and either having to drag the spell from the spellbook to the bar every time, or macro them together, but then having tooltip not showing the active talent.

Luckily one of my guildies, Fuzzybunny, had a fix! This macro will show the tooltip of the active talent. If you change the talent you will have to press the button once to make it update.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Purple draenei monk transmog: Input needed

After being a monk for six months, and transmogging to what I think a monk would wear; simplistic and/or functional gear, I feel like it's time to "get back to my roots" and try the draenei twist. Problem is, while there are some really cool and spacey weapons in Outland, equally spacey gear is not that common.

This is what I have managed to put together so far:

Kinlai in purple transmog with Crystalfire Staff

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Windwalker Prepot Ritual

Prepotting means to use use two DPS-increasing potions during one bossfight. We use one potion before we enter combat, as there is a "per battle"-cooldown on potions, and then we are free to use another potion later in the fight, preferably together with Heroism. Trinkets tend to proc early in the fights, so we're able to benefit from both.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The ranged monk spec

I started a thread in the monk forums asking for ideas for how a ranged monk would work, hoping to get some discussion on the topic. My thread flopped unfortunately. But luckily I have a blog where I can discuss with myself. ;-)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wheee, I got my legen-waitforit-dary weapon

The header speaks the truth!

A couple of weeks ago I picked up Gao-Rei, Staff of the Legendary Protector. I was hoping for two Claws of Shek'zeer, but it seems like I'm a magnet for 2handers, and that I repel 1handers. :) Tonight I finished Chapter I: Trial of the Black Prince and got myself a sweet sweet Crystallized Dread! I decided to equip it, which means if I ever should get my hands on two claws, I will have to pay 10k gold for a new gem... Worth it!

Also, last week I picked up Warglaive of Azzinoth. Will be fun to see if my weekly visits will bring me the other one before or after I finally get the blindfold. :)


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

PVE-gear for a Raidfinding Windwalker Monk

Leveling and upgrading is what we do in World of Warcraft. We level to 90, we level our professions, reputations, Battle Pets, Achievement Points, and we level our gear.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Monk Transmog: VanCleef's Battlegear

There is a transmog gem available from questing in Jade Forest; Leather Tunic of Eminent Domain. When I quested through Pandaria I vendored all gear as I got upgrades. I assumed I would be able to buy all the looks from the implemented adventurer's vendors. This was not the case with this piece, but luckily there is another way of obtaining the look! Many gear pieces from Jade Forest are replicas of gear from Trial of the Crusader, so now I'm gonna go back to Northrend to collect VanCleef's Battlegear Lookalike Set (click link to see the whole set at Wowhead). :-) I might even try to solo it!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Amazing Zen Flight

What made me fall in love with the monk in the first place was the badass moves, the Peak of Serenity, the cool sounds the badass moves made and the mobility I got with Roll. Digging deeper into the specs I really fell for Clash, Flying Serpent Kick and Xuen. <3

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The (too) detailed leveling plan

I have mapped out a couple of things:
  • How big is the XP-bar for a level 1? 400
  • How much XP does a level 1 get from killing a level 1 mob? 50
  • How much XP does a level 1 get from killing a level 2 mob? 52
  • How much XP do the first quests grant? For a draenei, the first quest grants 40 and the second grants 80. It's not possible to complete the second one without hitting level 2.
  • How much XP does a level 1 get from being summoned to Dalaran? 0

Friday, September 14, 2012

RAF complete!

Short update; my Recruit-A-Friend-project is finally complete! I get a bit focused when I have selfmade projects going on, so I'm happy to be done.

This means I have two characters at level 21, one at level 41 and one at level 80, ready to grant my monk from 1 to 80. I have heirloom helm and cloak ready, and also Cata-greens for all slots except trinkets. I'm also almost done gathering herbs to get Alchemy and Inscription up to 525.

In the next few days I'll post my (too) detailed leveling plan.

The only thing not settled yet is; do I level my monk first or second..?

11 days to go, weeeee!