Tag: world of warcraft

Monk Covenant Adventures

I’m back to playing World of Warcraft, and while I haven’t exactly settled on a ‘main’ per say, I have been fun gearing up my monk. She is almost on-par with my demon hunter, and is on chapter 7/9 on her covenant story line. While the DH has gone Kyrian (because pretty much every guide out there for all of my classes suggests Kyrian) the monk has gone Necrolord. At least I’ll have two covenant stories completed .. maybe.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Stepping Back In

I stepped away from World of Warcraft for a few months because I just wasn’t feeling Shadowlands. It has a bunch of rehashed systems that are not enjoyable, a huge grind with multiple currencies (stygia anyone? How about anima) and even though the zones LOOK pretty I find the entire expansion a slog.

The one thing that DOES interest me and continues to do so, is gold making. So, I jumped right back into it. The felfury gauntlets I’ve had for ages (I farmed them myself) finally sold for an enormous amount, and that was all it took to hook me. Since I already pay for my account with gold, I never really ‘left’ per say, but it’s still nice to be playing again, in some capacity.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Expecting Mail

Even though I’m not spending a lot of time in World of Warcraft these days, the fact is the game has been a part of my life since release, and breaks don’t change that. Blizzard recently had a sale going on and with some pennies I had saved up I decided to treat myself to a few pieces of merchandise! Dottie the alpaca is no surprise, that’s one of my favourite animals right there – and a framed print of Sylvana, who is one of my favourite WoW characters (even if she has a bad rap).

Hopefully everything ships my way without too many issues. We’ll see how it goes. Living in a remote isolated place does come with its issues. Getting mail being a big one. Sometimes, it’s just nice to treat yourself.


January Gaming in Review

January saw me playing a whole lot of games with “world” in the title. I started off the month strong, playing World of Warcraft – Shadowlands. Sadly, I don’t really enjoy the expansion that much. I find anima difficult to obtain, and there are far too many timegates put in place. There’s also a lot of new currency, and I think it’s needless. I did level up some alts through pet battles, and I had fun logging in weekly to obtain loot from the world boss, but I don’t find that that there is a lot of staying power, yet. Who knows if that will change. I’ve been flip flopping between a few characters, mostly my monk and my demon hunter. I also paid just over a million gold to move all of my horde characters from Argent Dawn, to Hyjal. I just wanted to have everyone together on the same server. I now have all of my alliance over on Argent Dawn, and my horde are all on Hyjal. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make gold better on a high population server, and Hyjal is most certainly that – especially compared to AD. I’m just better at making gold on AD and always have been.

I also played a LOT of Wurm Online. I started off playing on the Southern islands on my Indy deed, nothing really special just doing generic deed work. I expanded to a second deed because I wanted a mine, but now that I’ve had it a while I might just disband it. It’s some ways away from home and I’ve been waiting for buildings to decay that are going to take over a year. Worth it? Not exactly. After that I started playing over on the Northern (newer) servers with my Fo priest. I managed to find a 24/7 sermon going on, and I joined up and then subscribed a few alts. For the past month I’ve been doing sermons as often as possible, every three hours. I reached 100 faith for the very first time. This is a HUGE goal of mine. It means I can cast summon soul, and I can also cast lifetransfer without requiring extra characters.

While doing sermons over on Harmony, I met up with Arbi, a friend from Sklotopolis, the Wurm Unlimited server that I frequent. They told me about the fantastic work that the developers have been doing despite the fact that WU is no longer supported in an official capacity. I was drawn in, despite losing my amazing deed – when I logged in the exact location that I had deeded previously was still free. I took it as a sign, and now I’ve dedicated myself to building my place up the exact way that I had it before. I really loved that deed and one of my biggest gaming regrets is letting it fall.

Single player games? I didn’t play many, but I did delve into RimWorld for a bit, and some Sims 4. With covid knocking on my community door, I spent most of my time inside trying to avoid everything going on in the real world. I can think of worse ways to spend my time.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.


Choosing to Spend Gold

Choosing to spend gold in World of Warcraft is not such an easy task for me, even though I have millions of gold just sitting there. I have a hard time bringing myself to actually wanting to use it for anything – even with a plan in place. At one time I wanted to reach gold cap on a single server (I play on a handful of servers) but now I just want to enjoy myself – even if that means spending what I have. You can see the significant dip in gold when I moved all of my horde characters over to Hyjal from Argent Dawn – but I still have plenty of gold to make up for it. I’m trying to (slowly) earn it back, and make my way to gold cap again on the alliance side. We’ll see how that goes, especially since I’m not actively playing that faction at all.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Victory in PvP

The weekly in World of Warcraft is Sign of Battle, with a bonus to honor gains – which is fantastic, because I can boost up my PvP gear and that’s exactly what I decided to do with the weapons my demon hunter is sporting which are now ilevel 199.

I have always wanted to be better at PvP. I know it takes time to study each opponent and learn their openings and then judge in gameplay how to combat all of that stuff but I’m just not great at it. Or even good. Still, the desire to learn is there. I’ve always wanted to play in ranked PvP, but you need a team of at least yourself and one other, so for now I continue to watch from the sidelines.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Organization

I like to have everything in its place, in game and out. My husband has been less-than-enthralled with Shadowlands and is no longer playing WoW at all, so I decided to move my horde characters all back to Hyjal, where I’m part of an active guild of amazing people. I started by buying tokens and just moving a handful – but I knew I wouldn’t be comfortable unless I moved EVERYONE over. It cost a bit over a million gold, but in the end that itchy feeling I get when my characters are all spread out all over went away and I am much happier. Having my crafters all together is nice, spare guild banks, and all that good stuff.

Now my alliance characters are all on Argent Dawn, ready to pick back up any time I want, and my horde characters are all over on Hyjal. Both servers are completely different. Argent Dawn is alliance heavy, and low population roleplay server. Hyjal is horde heavy, high/full population regular server. Now I can continue working on creating / leveling one of each class for each server.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


I do NOT like The Maw

I hate The Maw. I hate it even more when because of a silly time gate mechanic I cannot work on my campaign quests. I’m not after maw faction or dailies, I just wanted to do my Kyrian campaign and I cannot do it until re-sets the next day.

Frustrating.


Short of a Million

Another 28 days has passed, and while last month I made a profit of 1.9 million gold, this month (28 days) I’ve only reached 900k profit. This comes from a number of reasons including a lot of spending.

I purchased two tokens, and I also purchased the Yak mount that allows you to transmog your gear on the go (120k). This would have pushed me up over the 1 million gold in profit mark, but honestly the main reason is that I haven’t felt motivated to make gold. I have been playing other games, focusing on doing just my dailies for faction, and exploring other characters. I re-post my stock, but I have no Shadowlands stock, and while a lot of fellow goblins are out there making millions each day, I’m content to take a back seat approach. I already have millions of gold that I’m not using, I don’t exactly need more.

Still, a 900k gain is nothing to sneeze at. It’s just not quite as good as I could have done.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Still Making Gold – Slowly

When Shadowlands released, I made a promise to myself that I was going to step back a bit and just enjoy. I wanted to level up some characters in a mostly stress-free way, and not feel a lot of pressure to make gold. Of course after focusing on making gold for so long it feels incredibly strange NOT to be focused on it – but that also doesn’t mean that all gold making completely stops.

I made 200k profit this week on top of the two tokens I purchased, so it was a very average week for me. I know other goblins are making millions and millions of gold with the expansion and the release of darkmoon cards, new legendaries, and other hidden gem markets – but I’m content to sit back and relax. I’ve got gold. I’ve got game time. Real life is hectic and the holidays are coming and I’ve got a lot of other hobbies and games to focus on too.

That also doesn’t mean I’m not still tracking my gold making efforts. I am, it’s a habit now that’s hard to give up and is just part of my daily efforts. If you’re looking to make gold I HIGHLY suggest you surround and immerse yourself in the goblin community, between the wow economy discord, reddit, and twitter, there’s an active and friendly group of people that you can learn a lot from simply by lurking. Learn your server. Learn different markets, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!