I’m a Collector!

I’m a Collector!

LOL, what an understatement! Collector, Hoarder, you be the judge :P

For the month of August, Ambermist proposed the following challenge:

I want to know what you collect in the game

However and why-ever you loot, keep, store, organize, whatever you hold onto, or even if you refuse to hold onto anything–tell me about it!

OK, I use auto-loot. There, I said it!

Coolidge scolds me for this fact but I find it easier to loot everything in case there’s an extra nice shiny, recipe, transmog item, pet, etc. on one of the corpses. But I can’t wait for mass loot to come into play on Aug 28. On the other hand, I haven’t been using that setting on the beta, so I’m used to looking through the loot to pick and choose what I want to pick up.

It’s no secret that I collect a lot of things in the game from transmog pieces, tier sets, novelty items, pets and mounts (luckily the last 2 no longer take up inventory space). In fact, I’ve been known to hold onto quite a few things for their nostalgia value – like the Brazier of Invocation, Banner of Provocation, my Seal of Ascension ring, the Extra-Dimensional Ghost Revealer and Spectral Essence.

Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of bag addons like ArkInventory and Bagnon but for the past six months or so I’ve been using AdiBags since it automates a lot of the filters. You can even split the main categories into sub-categories like consumables, gems, recipes and trade goods. I especially like the fact that it will save your sets to their own sub-categories.

Backpacks – All illusionary bags

As you can see, a lot of the items I carry around with me are mostly transmog pieces, since my Void Storage and Bank are already full.

Bank

My bank holds an assortment of bag sizes, including an enchanting bag. Hmm, I should probably change that to a normal bag. The majority are not surprisingly transmog items with a splash of novelty items and various transformation toys. All the tabards are ones you can’t easily buy or collectibles.

My Void Storage is pretty organised, except for the loose pieces which only have 3 items in the sets. Hopefully that will change someday. I was sad to notice there was no extra space in Mists – even an extra column would have been something.

Now I admit my transmog pieces have spilled over into parts of the Guild bank. This is sure to change before Mists though. But with other items like the basic ore and gems, I always think I’ll need them for something later. You just never know when you’ll need to make that particular piece or level up a new profession, right?

The hardest thing will be to clear up a lot of bag room before September 25. It’s kind of an exciting prospect thinking about all that free space but it’s asking the question what do I get rid of? that will take the most time.

At least I have these pics to remember what was…

…but until then, the countdown continues.

Fly By Mogging

The other day, Coolidge asked me to create a transmog set for his weapon and shield. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have that many red items, let alone nice pieces so I set out to make a variation on the red theme.

Here’s his before picture…

Wait, how did that get there?

OK, never mind about the before shot. I always said Cool might break my back one day…

Coolidge
Shoulders: Lightbringer Pauldrons
Chest: Replica Lightforge Breastplate
Hands: Gauntlets of Feathery Blows
Waist: Lightforge Belt
Legs: Replica Lightforge Legplates
Boots: Judgement Sabatons

Weapon: Touch of Madness
Shield: Pulsing Spellshield

Antari Defeated!

Antari Defeated!

For those who have been progressing through the Pet Battles (or even following my posts) will know that Bloodknight Antari is one tough battle.

But tonight I finally did it!

Just after I did, I had to tell someone so I went to Twitter

After so many days of trying, it was just a relief. Part of the problem was the fact that he uses three level 24 ELITE pets. I don’t mind that they are elite but the fact that the pets I had to choose from weren’t that high the first time I tried was a distinct disadvantage. In fact, on my first attempt, all my suitable pets were below level 20 but I just wanted to see what the fight was like.

The highest dragonkin I had was the Spawn on Onyxia which was only level 18 or so at the time so levelling three pets up to beat Alani’s pets was very tedious to say the least. I tried pretty much every day, slowly levelling the three battle pets I needed with the dailies for Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms and/or Outlands; in addition to various pets around the same level.

But as they say, screenshot or it didn’t happen…

Antari taunt

This is how he taunts you when you start

Antari win

My winning shot

All I can say is Sucked in!

The little victory dance your toon displays after a battle was never as sweet :P

There was no “Finish Him” remark which is what I say on occasion but I couldn’t resist NOT taking a screenshot just to say I had finally done it!

My winning combination consisted of my Flayer Youngling (19), Small Frog (24) and Spawn of Onyxia (21).

Phew!

Now on to Pandaria. Odd that I didn’t get a daily for Northrend though.

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