Mounts Are In The Air

I’ve been slacking on all things WoW related lately, with the kids sports and all other real life events taking up so much of our time our WoW time has taken a bit of a hit.  We still try to get those mog runs in every week, because someone has an “obsession”.  I do not know who that could possibly refer to.  But it did work out for the other one because his birthday is right around the corner.  After talking about an out of game staff he wanted, this mog obsessed lady went and bought it for him for almost 200k.  There was some serious discussion to get him to learn it though because he thought we should just sell it for higher.  He finally gave in and learned it because even though he doesn’t need all the spots filled, he does needs all the staves.  While on that note, I wish my love the happiest birthday.  Neither WoW or life would be as wonderful without you.  I would also probably be 100% broke in game with nobody to hold me back at all from buying all the mog.

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Last Tuesday the third wing of LFR was finally released, which allowed for all the non raiders like us to complete our last Falcosaur pet/mount quest chain.  I am happy to have it done and even happier to have the extra easy mounts added to our books.  The week before that after a very long wait, the archaeology quest for the Spirit of Eche’ro was finally available.  This was the first time since Legion dropped that it has came up.  After 2-3 hours of digging, you got your own beautiful spectral moose mount. He was well worth the wait.  It’s good that they are adding mounts that are a sure thing because with our luck our book numbers would never grow.  We are both still trying to get the fox mount from Nightfallen.  Coming in 7.2 they are adding more mount drops from the emissary boxes for exalted plus rep.  I’m sure that we will be trying to get those forever also.  Along with the fox we will go yet another year without having the Love Rocket.  Love might have been in the air, but luck was not.  To be honest, we didn’t try as hard as we could have.  We got tired of getting nothing and got burnt out on our 30+ runs every day quickly.  We did end up with over 150 runs each for the 2 week period.  No mount, but I did get my missing toy to drop after over 100 runs this year and who knows how many last.  We also ended up with 500 pets (not really but it seems like it) and were able to add 2 more toys to our book.  There’s always next year…

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Unsure if the release date of some of these mounts was a coincidence or Blizzard thinks nobody that plays WoW has plans for Valentine’s Day but along with the moose quest chain, they also released the Primal Flamesaber.  The “For Azeroth” event lasts 1 month and requires you to play 15 HotS games as a Warcraft hero.  Along with a mount and achievement for WoW, you are also awarded a new mount for HotS.  We got our mount done after a few days of playing with guildies.  The game itself isn’t as bad as I previously thought it was.  I wouldn’t play it full time but it’s fine for doing a few games before logging.  I did buy the Unicorn mount to run around on because even if I don’t really play, it’s still glorious.

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With the last patch Blizzard added micro-holidays.  This past event was the Hatching of the Hippogryphs.  To get a cute little baby all you had to do was fly out to Feralas, sit on an egg, and wait.  After a short time you would have a baby hippogryph of your own.  The hatchling sits on your shoulder (which does remove your helm and shoulder mog) and does emotes periodically.  The pet last for 24 hours until killing a rare which increases your buff to 5 days.  The hatchling stays with you through death, shapeshifting, etc.  It is even visible in all druid forms, like sitting on your back when you are a cat.  It’s incredibly adorable.  While other people might think micro-holidays are pointless, even a temporary baby makes it worth it.

 

The More Mog and Mounts the Merrier

After getting our third set of RaF toons leveled, a druid tank and a holy priest, we started another set of undead priests.  Once we hit 50 though our leveling came to a halt.  We stepped away from our alts to try to work on leveling up our prestige rank doing wq.  Honestly, what made me want to start doing them were the ones that offered mark of honor because mog.  The only hard part now is having to decide which sets I’m going to buy.  You also get a pet once you reach prestige level 1, though it’s not amazing, still need to collect all the things.  We worked on that for several weeks along with other wq, but checking the map constantly got tiring.  So we have taken a slight break from that, only doing them for the mog tokens.

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While watching a video about WoW updates, Naz came across the best addon ever put in game, monars wardrobe helper.  If you are like me and run all the raids/dungeons you can every week to try and get mog, well this will make you never do anything again.  If you are more casual and just want to see what you are missing, this is an extremely helpful tool.  It shows you every piece that you can equip from each boss in all raids and dungeons.  You can even have a mini list to keep out while you are running.  It lists all the raids, dungeons, vendors, etc with a percentage of what that toon has from each.  Needless to say, this was depressing.  Especially with how much work I put into trying to farm mog, and that amount of gold.   So for now, Naz is going to share in my obsession to get all the mog.  Good day it was finding that addon.

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Along with a decent amount of new mog, we have ended up with several new mounts.  We are finally (yes, we were really behind) finishing up the falcosaur pet quest chain.  It took us awhile to get them and we still have another 2 weeks until the next LFR wing comes out and we can finish.  But it’s worth it.  They are pretty adorable, especially the snowfeather and bloodgazer, which happens to match my mog wonderfully.  Whenever a mount and pet of the same species are close (they don’t have to be the same persons) they make cute little hearts.  In addition to those 3, I finally finished up my leatherworking and was able to make the Great Northern Elderhorn.  Naz had his for a few weeks, while I sat and waited for DMF to come around for my last 3 points.  Hey I need to save gold to buy all that mog I’m missing.  With the release of Nighthold also came the drop of the Steelbound Devourer pattern.  This wing has yet to be released in LFR so unfortunately Lilly still has yet to get it.  Luckily for us though, one of our wonderful friends and officers got the pattern in normal and was able to make it for us.  Naz really likes it.  But I don’t think I will ever use it again, after taking the screenshot.  And now this week with Love is in the Air beginning and blizz allowing anyone high enough to go into the original dungeon to queue (16+) we will be super busy.  Because clearly what I want to do with my time is run that dungeon on all 3 of my accounts for an unlikely chance at getting the mount.

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As far as the guild is going we are doing pretty well.  EN and ToV were both cleared on heroic, and NH has been cleared on normal.  We are currently 4 into heroic for NH.  Aside from the raid team, we are still lacking a bit on our casual members, but we’ve stayed fairly active.  We just don’t have the people for all the random events like we used it.  But overall I think it’s going okay.  Minimal drama this expansion and we’ve found some new people who have meshed in pretty well.  Hard to believe we are pushing towards 6 years.

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