Sunday, April 23, 2017

Raiding - Nighthold achievements

There is nothing much to say about Wed/Thursday raiding anymore which is just Heroic NH farms and clears, so on Sunday we did some achievements for something a little bit different!

I really should start on achievements in Emerald Nightmare but I thought we'd start on Nighthold. And also, I actually forgot about those achievements. We can go back for them.

Skorpyron's achievement, Cage Rematch, was quite easy. All you had to do was make sure nobody went outside of the ring in the centre of the room, which  basically meant hide behind crystals and don't get knocked back. And the ring goes out to the edging cobblestones but I told everyoen the blue bit.. just in case.


Chromatic Anomaly's achievement is a bit difficult. I decided to skip that one and dedicate a whole night to getting that one.

Most people had Trilliax's achievement, Gluten Free, which is basically by playing like a baddie and eating very little cake. We went a bit more extreme and tried eating NO cake. And that still went ok.

After that we went to Krosus and did Burning Bridges. A little bit tougher until we got the hang of how we were going to do it. If you don't absorb swirlies, fire elementals spawn. What we need is to get Krosus to smash the bridge so elementals fall into the water. We struggled for a bit as the elementals were dying from aoe attacks (poor Moisty and Fury, they couldn't help it) and then we decided to leave EVERY elemental up so that we had a nice collection from each part of the bridge. Well that was all good but then we couldn't get it down at the last bit because so many elementals up were doing tons of damage, so a lust at the start and smashing Krosus down as much as we could and then running around doing single target damage to Krosus and interrupting adds as much as we could and lots of healing. We ran it with 6 or 7 healers for 17 people. It felt like we needed it though! 


Next up was Botanist's achievement, Fruit of all evil. I had never seen these fruits before, but once they were pointed out I saw them EVERYWHERE!

Once you eat them funny things happen to you. You might see hallucinations, you might vomit, or you might get stunned, or knocked back. And it puts you in combat! So it was important that we cleared the whole area so we could eat then eat berries and make sure you kill hallucinations because more often than not they were off attacking healers and healers couldn't see them. And they bloody hurt!

Despite what people said, once you die, you actually can't click another berry. And everyone in the raid has to have the arcane exposure debuff, no dead people or anything. So we wiped when one person died (and both times it was me because someone's hallucination was beating on me - THANKS KELTHAL). The good thing is that the berries respawn after a wipe so you can do it again.


Spellblade Auriel's achievement requires you to kill her in three different places so you can do it on three different lockouts. Since Botanist was cleared, we dragged her over there to kill her for the Shal'dorei Terrace step. It's best to do it in Botanist's room not on the bridge - only half the bridge is coutned as Shal'dorei Terrace, and when she charges around when the flame line is up, she can "run" out of the area and the achievement fails. The other two spots are in Astromancer's Rise and Shattered walkway, which are just on the way to Star Auger and Krosus, so we can get them another time.

Yay for achievements!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Minipost - Legion Cook

Finally!


And I still haven't gotten all my 3 star recipes from Nomi yet. I got sick of wasting my food on him, though now with those extra cooking things that drop (Prepared Ingredients) I guess I should start putting work orders in again.

I would have been maxxed cooking sooner if I quit outsourcing my cooking to people with the 3 star recipe for Azshari Salad. Thanks Amelior!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Broken Isle helpers - why are they appearing?

As I've been questing around the Broken Isles I noticed that I seem to have random helpers based on my zone.

In Highmountain, I would have a Rivermane Shaman or Brul fists popping out of the ground.


In Stormheim I would get a Rune of Valo(u)r or a Val'kyr come swooping down and flying off again.


In Surumar I'd have withered come running through like a stampede or Nightborn helpers.



And in Azsuna I'd have a bunch of Azure whelplings come swooping in and attacking my targets.


I know that all these helpers actually are helpers from various quests in that zone which may or may not be up, but why are they around when I am not doing that particular world quest? HK theorised that it was from handing in your bonus cache from each 10k bonus rep you get with the factions. I have no idea if that is true or not. Maybe someone out there can tell me the answer! I've seen other people with the same mobs helping them too, so it's not just because I'm lucky.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Finally a good use for Marks of Honour!

I saw people getting achievements for class armour sets, and I didn't realise I could be finishing mine off too! A good thing all that PvP pays off!

So I spent a good part of Friday and Saturday getting my achievements



















Phew! Wall of spamming Achievements! Yes the guild was spammed to, and people asked me how many Marks of Honour I had, and I said a lot. Yeah, I am sure i was sitting over 200!

Though I noticed that after patch, the drop rate of those Marks seems to have gone down a bit.

Now that there are achievements with collecting sets, I am going to work harder at collecting them! Luckily it doesn't say weapons too, because each weapon lot is 80 marks compared to a mere 12 for the armour.

And the good news is now I won't have to collect any more appearances because I did have all these things once upon a time, and now since I still PvP I can still get all of the appearances for the season. So save up your marks and buy your favourite old PvP sets people!