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Salty Rocklaw!

Posted in General with tags , on April 5, 2010 by rocklawthepally

Well, one I’ve been working on forever finally went my way for a change.  After thinking for several months that the Kalu’ak Fishing Derby would be the best bet to complete the Master Angler of Azeroth portion of Accomplished Angler, I was surprised and pleased as punch yesterday to finally win the Booty Bay Fishing Tournament.  Pleased?  Nay, t’were fracking AWESOME!

So I have now the new title “Salty” that I may never change again, except for the day or so following my first Lich King kill.

Now, tips for getting this:

Patience, patience and more patience.  And be prepared to be very, very patient.

Think about how hard some of these sub-achievements are.  Off the top, Mr. Pinchy is a pita.  And so are the other rare catches (Old Ironjaw or Old Crafty and the rare catch junk fish).  Surprisingly, the 2 boss catches are easy.  The fountain in Dalaran just requires time and is a good way to level fishing to max.  All in all, the tournaments are gonna be the hardest part and involve the most luck.

The best and most authoritative resource for all of this can be found at El’s Anglin’.


The Noble Patron Loot Whore

Posted in General with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Well, that’s 2 more World Events down. The Noblegarden one wasn’t too bad, except for all the egg camping that was going down on the first few days. That was a bit of a pain in rear.

Children’s week also was not too bad, except for the PvP. Not ever having done any of the battlegrounds for real, I was completely clueless as to what I was supposed to do. The hardest one had to be Eye of the Storm, and apparently I’m a noob because I capped the flag while we did not hold the middle. Too bad, hard-core PvPers, at least I stuck around to finish the thing off. Next most difficult would have to be the Arathi Basin achievement – that one took several tries. Warsong Gulch was pretty simple and Alterac Valley was a breeze. I’m just happy to have the whole thing done.

On to more important matters.  I’m pretty close to broke because I did just enough Argent dailies to grab myself a Claymore of the Prophet and then had to gem and enchant all my ret gear.  I had forgotten just how much fun ret can be.  Stuff dies so damn fast, it’s ridiculous.  I’ve run a couple of instances as ret now and I’m having a blast.  Also on the loot whore front, I scored big time in Naxx 25 the other night, picking up my T7.5 helm and the caster sword from Kel’Thuzad.  Not content with the +50 spellpower enchant for the best in slot weapon I will be carrying for a long while to come, I blew a wad on getting the +63 version.

Naxx Clear! And a 3rd 80

Posted in General with tags , , , , on April 6, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We waltzed into a 4-wing clear Naxx last night and wiped once on Sapph and then, after a little rewiring of some folks’ perception of the fight, proceeded to kick her ass. We then one-shot Kel’Thuzad for our first-ever guild clear of Naxxramas! Woot!  The sword dropped, and some pug got it :(

To start off the evening, we did the 20-man Sartharion achievement, which went surprisingly smoothly. I wound up with my gloves finally. Profitable week. Leggings and gloves, along with a trinket.  Check me out here.

Once all that was done (which didn’t take all that long), I finished out the final half-bubble on my warlock and dinged my 3rd level 80 :) Locks are almost as OP as holy pallies in solo pve and can handle most of the group quests just as easily.  They kill a lot quicker, tho.  I have all of Storm Peaks and Icecrown left so lots of coin still to flow in :)

Call off the Lawyers! Quick!

Posted in General with tags , on February 25, 2009 by rocklawthepally

So this post is now redundant.  From Zarhym in the WoW forums, we get this: “The Be Mine achievement now only requires one to obtain six of the eight candies. This change will be retroactive for anyone who obtained at least six of the eight candies last time the event ran.”

JOY!!  I was short by only one so I get to have my proto-drake that much sooner :)  Thanks for listening, Blizzard!


Posted in General with tags , , on February 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Last night before raid time, I was scratching my head over where to find 5 more quests in Kalimdor for The Loremaster achievement and title.  Then I remembered a little chain I did in Stonetalon on my druid a couple of years ago and wondered if I’d done it on my pally.  I checked the quest giver in Stormwind, and lo and behold, I had not done it.  So off I went and within minutes, boom, I had completed it!  Yay for me!  Spanky new tabard and a fresh title :)  Now back to working on the mage.

Ohhhhhh so close

Posted in General with tags , , on February 23, 2009 by rocklawthepally

This weekend was a relaxing affair, but kinda frustrating as well. I got very close to two titles, but fell just short. One is still close, the other reset. Here’s the skinny.

Sunday, I came within about 15 seconds of winning the STV Fishing Extravaganza. I had a Death Knight and his party grief me by running through my lure for a while with his water walking on and that cost me the few seconds that would have won me the tourney. Bastard.  And I lost to a poorly geared belf pally to make things worse.

And I am 5 Kalimdor quests away from the Loremaster title. I need to find 5 more quests someplace in Kalimdor! Help! Someone! Please! Where can I find 5 more quests in Kalimdor? I did all the running around associated with the racetrack, I did Ratchet, I did Dustwallow, I did Feathermoon. Winterspring is done, as are all of the other zones, to the best of my knowledge. HALP PLAEZ!

Kalimdor, here I come

Posted in General with tags , , on February 20, 2009 by rocklawthepally

229 quests to go in Kalimdor to get the Loremaster title. Guess what I’m doing this weekend? Hanging with the newbies and killing lowbie mobs. Will take me some time, but I want to get this one out of the way.