Jun 9, 2009

The Flying Carpets!

Well, I figured it would have to wait a few days, but I couldn't do it. I couldn't wait to get the most amazing mount in the game. My very own Magnificent Flying Carpet! I love the thing. Unless I get a rusted or iron-bound proto drake, this is my one and only flying mount.

Jun 8, 2009

Raids Last Week

So I didn't post much last week because it was a fairly quiet week. I did my dailies each and every day, but that's about it. On Thursday, I was set to go to Ulduar, but our fearless raid leader invited 11 instead of 10 to the run. It was no problem for me really so I stepped out (to watch the Lakers of course). You would figure though that they'd finally get down Mimiron (either we had enough practice on him or the nerfs that were in the minor patch made him easier or both).

So, as you can see, our progress has been updated. On to Vezax and Yogg this week hopefully.

And wouldn't you know, that luck would carry over into our 25 man raid on Friday. Not only did I get the boots I've been eying for a loooong time, the Sandals of Rash Temperament (oh geez, more hit rating - I have no hit in any socket, so I can't get rid of it right now...), but we also took down Kologarn for our first time ever, but then we went over and took out the Iron Council! At the end, there were just ten of us left standing, but I was one of them and I had my Iron Boot Flask ready and I got But I'm On Your Side. We had a few shots at Auriaya, but that pull is tough and most people were learning the fight having not seen it on 10 man. In addition to the previously mentioned achievement, I also picked up 25 Emblems of Conquest, Epic (from the boots - finally!), and I Choose You, Stormcaller Brundir.


So, after a long, arduous tailoring climb to 400, I'm ready for my Lightweave Embroidery. Auction house? Nope. Other guildmates? Nope. Turns out, it's like enchanting - you have to know how to make the embroidery and then just apply it to your cloak. Well, ok, let's just make some. What? It requires 420? Surely you jest.

Nope, even though you only need 400 tailoring to use Lightwave Embroidery, you need 420 to put it on your cloak. What is this madness? So, back to the auction house to buy more Frostweave Cloth. I've been farming it all weekend (well, the portion of the weekend after I farmed Netherweave, and Runecloth before that). And there's no way I can farm enough in time for my Wednesday raid to hit 420 tailoring. Luckily, Petrina had 40 bolts of Frostweave to send my way and the rest I scavenged from the Auction House. So here I am at 420. And what's this?

Now I can make
Spellweave (x2 - I respecced Spellfire Tailoring as any good mage should do), Ebonweave, and Moonshroud! Yay for 4 day cooldowns...so I quickly got my embroidery and then, another added bonus, a Flying Carpet! I quickly withdrew the materials I needed from the Brown Coats' bank (my wonderful banking union) and made my first flying carpet. Hopefully I can reach 425 soon to make the most epic, Magnificent Flying Carpet.

So here I sit at 421, about to make some Moonshroud cloth to go to 422. I had hoped to get the epic carpet by Wednesday, but it'll probably just have to wait until I can do another round of Ebonweave, Spellweave, and Moonshroud as I'd rather use my mats on those than throw-away patterns that I'll just disenchant.