More Achieve Screenies

Because screenies might be interesting – here are some recent achieves, and some which while recent are for really bloody old content. Finally huh.

  • Defender of Gods,
  • Light of Dawn,
  • Crimson Halls 25H,
  • Lich King 25H,
  • Oondasanasnsnanansnooosna Dinosaur,
  • Hydraxian Waterlords Exalted!
  • 40 Exalted Reps,
  • and finally – Exalted with Shado-Pan Assault.

Pandaria Gathering Achievements

There are a set of gathering achievements in Pandaria which are based upon finding low and high quality items which appear randomly throughout the zones. These are generally the domain of the folks who love achievements like “The Loremaster”, which is to date one of the best titles I think there is in the game and which is also actually achievable without a world ending amount of hard grinding. These collection set is Bounty of Pandaria, Finders Keepers, Lost and Found, One Man’s Trash, Riches of Pandaria, and finally Is Another Man’s Treasure (wowhead has a good guide on this). The end goal for all of them is the in-game title “the Relic Hunter“. Another great title, more so because I think the number of players who have it will be rare (around 5%) but also because it demonstrates that the player is dedicated and probably slightly insane.

As of this post I have all those achievements done except “Is Another Man’s Treasure”, which requires the player to find 20x of the special BoA or exceedingly rare items which spawn randomly in the game world. At the moment I am up to 18 of 20 items. So close, which makes it frustrating and rewarding when I get each of the last ones.

Aside – I almost never actually do this type of completionist / gathering / farming / achievement stuff, but I love this type of thing when it gives quasi-tangible rewards. In this case a title, the gold from the low quality items, and the Bind to Account items from the good rares.I am going to pass the BoA items down to my alts, and also hang onto some of them on my Death Knight main as they are actually still oddly and slightly handy.

It feels like this set of “quest chains” were well designed and have tangible rewards directly related to the effort.

There are approx 5-7 more items I could find to get up to the 20 rares found which are needed, but they are the rare of the rare, and often very highly desired. That means farmers, campers, and lots of competition all the time. Even in the short time I’ve been watching some of them I’ve seen regular character also flying past in patterns very similar to mine.

On two occasions I got to an item with a few seconds of somebody arriving, and in one case was beaten to an item by the skin of my teeth.

I am enjoying the challenge immensely.

I am also considering trying to get more than one of some items on my account by farming them with alts as well. The Mining Pick is an example where it gives a +10 to mining skill when carried.

A character wielding two rare weapons might be a tad selfish for all the other Relic Hunters, and a character with two of the same rare can look darn good. A great RP set should try to make others jealous.

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Loot Bragging from a while ago

Aside

I love and hate the loot system, and have days where it seems to be raining epics, and then weeks where I get nothing useful. I was going to pop another rant about how much it could be “fixed”, but instead here are a few screenshots of where I’ve made out OK.
2-Loot-bragging

Yeah you read that right. One shot the bosses and 3 bits of gear. Now granted a few I can’t use or already have, but three in one run is still lopsided in a great way.

3-Loot-bragging

And then who doesn’t like getting 50,000 valor points. I’d prefer 7x more Secrets of the Empire, but hey – have to keep running on that treadmill.

more Achievement screenshots

Its been a busy few weeks, where I’ve not been able to do much in terms of solid play. Instead I’ve scattered around with getting some odd Achievements. Here are the screenies for Attention to Detail in Scholo (pick the right wizard chic), Over 9000 (getting too many achievement points), and Time Flies (healthy guild rep on my alt druid).

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Happy hunting, TyphoonAndrew

UI overloaded in 25 mans

I love a good 25 man roflstomp run, and also can’t help but share my ingloriously poor UI layout. In the screenie below you can see why. I can hardly see much of the screen without my own UI elements getting clogged, and then the amount of malarky in the floor and flying through the air has my character somewhere in the middle of the red fire, green fire, blue beam, and near the grey/blue crystal. I think.

This is the twin consorts in Throne of Thunder, or the fight I like to call “Wheeeee, chase the girly swirly fire, opsie! Anyone got a rez, lol”.
1-my-UI-OverloadLFR, Love it. I could probably remove the dps meter, and I should move some of the non-essential buttons on the middle bottom to the right, after moving the stuff on the lower right to some sort of radial menu. But it is LFR and doing 80-90k dps is fine in there.