Thursday, January 31, 2008


I got made an officer of the Knights today. Hooray! Now to empty the GB :) j/k

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I've been obsessing over what shirt best matches my Kara gear. So far I've gone from the Stylish Black Shirt to the Rich Purple Silk Shirt, but now I'm wondering about the Master Builder's Shirt...


Going by my previous list, I have about half the gear now. Those I don't have are:

- MH/OH weapons - on the questlines (though I picked up Ced's Carver today at the AH for 40g, a nice intermediate)
- the Slayer's ring (though I have the almost-equivalent Overseer's Signet) - on the questline
- The Primal Intent set (chest/bracers/belt) - needs 375 LW and Primal Nethers
- The Fel Leather Leggings - grinding Revered with The Consortium (now Honoured)

So my current activity surrounds grinding Lower City and Consortium rep, and trying to get Bot/Mech/Arc/Slabs/heroics runs for the other bits. Joy! LW is now up to 355 and climbing slowly.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Yes folks, it's all over. I hit 70 tonight.

This was the moment it happened - the last XP I will get until the new expansion.
Following shortly after the ding (and many thanks to Temp who quested the last 100k XP with me) two others demonstrated the legendary generosity of the guild. Firstly, Crissie slipped me 500G to make up the difference for my flying mount, and Electricmonk slipped me 100G for my lv70 training. To say that I was grateful is a gross understatement. Anyone in any doubt about the values of TKT should know that it is alive and well.

To anyone that's ever helped me with a quest, thank you!

Now... to grind that Consortium rep...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Night Watchman

Yes that's right, it dropped off a trash mob in Netherstorm. Yes, I am a lucky git. Here's my Kara gear with the fancy new helm (though for PvE my original blue choice actually rates higher).

Monday, January 21, 2008

the family that WoW's together...

The relationship between Catheryna, a smokin' hot human female rogue, and Electricmonk, a sturdy human male rogue, was always going to be a little weird. After all, I'm married to Monk's sister IRL, whose name is Catherine, and who Catheryna was modelled on. Hence...

Herding Cats

Sunday, January 20, 2008

kara gear preview

So here's my planned gear courtesy of WoW Model Viewer. Neato!

Kara Gear

Here is my preliminary gear list. Note that this is not my be-all and end-all, but is intended to be a target gear set that is reasonably easy to achieve without spending weeks grinding random boss drops and rep.

- Stealther's Helmet of Second Sight (I know Helm of the Claw is better for raw DPS, but see below about my bandanna/hood commitment)
- Earthen Mark of Razing
- Expedition Scout's Epaulets
- Primal Intent
- Fel Skin
- Kaylaan's Signet
- Slayer's Mark of the Redemption
- Bladefist's Breadth
- Insignia of the Alliance or Core of Ar'kelos
- Delicate Green Poncho
- Mama's Insurance
- Illidari-Bane Broadsword
- Ashtongue Blade

Most things, especially the weapons, are up for replacement if something better drops. I'll be running heroics to get the nethers for the Primal Intent, so there's every chance something nice will weasel its way into the list. However, this does give me a target to aim for!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

gearing up for Kara

I'm now spittin' distance from 69 and starting to think about gearing up for Kara. I found an absolutely tremendous guide at for getting geared up without depending on boss drops - I'm aiming to have every slot at or near the top of that list. As a bonus, the gear I've chosen all looks pretty good in blacks, greys and purple. However, I did have to take a small hit on the headgear to keep my bandanna commitment. Such is the fate of a casual RP'er.

I've also started looking at weapons - initially both the Illidari-Bane Broadsword and Ashtongue Blade are available from SV quests, and that puts me solidly into a competitive DPS range. Better blades will follow, but these are decent places to start aiming for.

The hard part will be levelling Leatherworking to 375 and getting 30 Badges of Justice for the Primal Intent set! The rest is all quests (which I need to do for XP anyway) and grinding motes.

I have my plan... now to execute!