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Trust my WordPress Notification tab to remind me of the date even though I was thinking about it in the weeks leading up to it. Woot, two years of blogging. It feels like four at least… or maybe more!
When I look back on this past year, I’ve found that my video supplements have been a nice addition as I remember my first upload to YouTube. I wasn’t sure what to record at first but I wanted to do something tried and tested so I settled on a ‘How To’ solo the chess event in Karazhan. A week later, I created my first Trove of the Thunder King scenario (with added commentary). I must say it was a little more difficult than I expected playing and trying to be informative at the same time. I can see why a lot of people overlay their commentaries after the fact.
A month later, my Dread Ship Vazuvius video was featured on JudgeHype resulting in a rather large spike in blog traffic for several days.
Not surprisingly my Battle Pet Tamer posts took up seven of my top eight spots with my Timeless Isle Rares post right in the middle.
When I tried to look through my search terms for the year I couldn’t really see anything that obscure. It’s a shame there’s no filter for ‘funnyblogtraffic’ or similar. Engineering mounts still seem to be a popular topic while Aquaman was the Super of choice. A couple of treasure posts gained quite a lot of traffic together with players still wondering ‘how to get to vale of eternal blossoms’.
Once again I have Orcisharmyknife, WoWWiki, WoWHead, WoW Roleplaygear and WoW Insider to thank for all the referrals they’ve given me. Oddly enough this was the same list as last year except that Rades has moved from second spot into first.
Thanks to all my readers and commenters, especially those I’ve met recently in-game.
I had no intention of making another legendary cloak but I thought I may as well finish The Strength of One’s Foes while the sigils still had a chance to drop. Doing this more than once is not fun but when I noticed I was three away from completing the quest, I tried queuing for the first two sections of SoO. It was hard enough getting a fresh run at times but I persevered leaving me one short so tried my luck in an older raid. I queued for all four sections in the Throne of Thunder zoning into the Pinnacle of Storms and then Forgotten Depths.
As I jumped onto Ji-Kun’s platform, something unexpected happened.
That’s right, my pet landed right on my head! This may be old news for some but it’s only the second time I’ve taken my hunter in there so I wasn’t sure if this was a common thing or not. So after someone pulled the boss prematurely I was curious to see if I could recreate the effect.
Then again, I think I like my SpiritHood better.
=^.^= Meow :3
After staring at Ji-Kun for an hour or so, I ended up being the last tauren AFKing. Looks like that last sigil will have to wait.
This may not have been the fastest of reputation grinds but I’m certainly glad it’s over thanks in part to WoW’s 9th Anniversary buff. Apart from the daily and killing the odd yaungol mob, my Emperor Shaohao rep was slooow. Then out of curiosity I noted the reputation gains from each section so I could determine how adventurous I felt that day.
|Ordos Santuary||Firewalker Path and the Blazing Way||Firewalker Ruins|
|Urdur 44||Kilnmaster and Chanter 22||Oathguards 10|
|High Priest 27||Berserker 16||Candlekeeper 6|
The Time-Lost Artifact is the only purchase I’ve made together with the Scroll of Challenge although I did have some fun with the Celestial Defender’s Medallion a couple of times. I do intend on buying one at the end of the expansion though.
At exalted you can buy the Reins of the Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent for 100,000 Timeless Coins although I still had 31,935 left over. Considering the number of Harmonious Porcupettes I’ve purchased over the last few weeks, I don’t really have anything else to spend them on so I guess I’ll be buying more porcupettes until I’m done with the achievement. Sadly, there’s only been one addition since my last update so I feel like I’ll be stuck on the Isle indefinitely with fourteen left to go. There really needs to be be a higher drop rate on these unique items.