Daily Journal: May the odds ever be in your favor

Full Moon view from earth In Belgium (Hamois)....

Full Moon view from earth In Belgium (Hamois). Français : Pleine Lune vue de la Terre en Belgique à Hamois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So another Darkmoon Faire has come and gone… No Darkmoon Eye, no Moon Moon, no Darkmoon Rabbit. Well, I’ve only caught the Darkmoon Rabbit raid ONCE.

I got an add on called Rarity. Tries to tell you if you are Lucky or Unlucky based on number of tries you’ve tried to get a pet or mount. It’s showing my Moon Moon attempts as 2 and the chance for him to drop as 1 in 17. Lucky if you get in less than 11 tries. I need to hang out more on Darkmoon Isle to get more kills in.

The Darkmoon Eye is a 1 in 50 chance. I’ve done 9 attempts since installing the add on. Lucky if you get it in under 34 attempts.

Daily Journal: I need to gem and enchant

Well Book got her gloves out of normal last night when we got Gen. Nazgrim. Now I’ve got to gem and enchant those. That gets rid of the last of her LFR tier pieces. The helm is still Flex. But hey, guild got 3 new bosses last night on normal on one night. Malkorok on normal is a doozy. Considering we’ve had difficulty getting 25 people together doing it twice in the same week is awesome. So is getting 6 new bosses down in that same week.

I think I have Holybook’s healing set gemmed & enchanted, but I’ll have to check. I know Shepardbook isn’t gemmed, but I enchanted her on Sunday in the middle of the Flex raid I was conned into.

Got a bit of the Pet Battle book written and typed up.

Yesterday I felt accomplished just mailing out the maple syrup I’ve been sitting on for a month and the old iPad (it should arrive Thursday).

Alt Appreciation #WarlockWeek

Continuing with the Alt Appreciation run… This week it’s Warlocks. So to celebrate the purple, I only have one alt to show you.


Her original name was Booktoo. She was my third level 80. My third level 85. My fifth level 90. At level 85 I was a little tired of her having the name Booktoo and changed her name to Bookocurses.


Rogue Week of Alt Appreciation


Ok so I just found the blog’s Alt Apprecation thread going on. I have a confession. Outside of Wow Insider I don’t follow a lot of the World of Warcraft bloggers. Not even rogue ones. And this one is Rogue week. Though I can’t profess Book as an alt. She’s a main. But she’s one of the Library (what I call my alts).


I actually do have a rogue alt. A level 18 rogue called…. Roguebook. She was created one day when I was bored. All I can say was… HOW DID I EVER LEVEL BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE. I mean I know rogues. And this is AFTER the Cataclysm redesign of leveling. I was dying a lot until I got weapons upgrade and this was at level 5… I ended up springing for heirloom weapons on her because you level a rogue by killing things quicker than they kill you.


From Feedly: The mount you’ll engi-need in Patch 5.4

Really liking the herbalism uses with this mount.

We posted last week briefly about the Sky Golem, the redesigned engineering mount that will allow you to pick flowers as you fly around. And we posted a picture of the Sky Claw, but now, there is video of this mount in all its glory. And guess what, Engineering just became the best profession. Again.It’s all a little confusing, really, as we were convinced that this would look like the sky claw we’d all seen before, but this is far, far better. It’s effectively a shredder suit, that you put on, and fly around in. There are four different colors available, as you can see from Adriacraft’s video above, and all of them look pretty great.

This is crafted by engineers, at a cost of 30 Living Steel, as well as 30 Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source. These are currently created on a daily cooldown, so it’s going to take engineers a while to get this mount built. However, there is no requirement for Engineering skill to use it, at present at least, so this mount can presumably be sold on the Auction House! I am leveling my engineering just to build this. And you should too.

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Daily Journal: Patch 5.3 launches & I have to work

Patch 5.3 hits today. I’ve already updated DBM, WIM, Tidy Plates, GTFO, BattlePetCount, CLCDK, WeakAuras, PetJournal Enhanced, Decursive & Symbiosis.

Shammybook – Minor Inscription Research learned nothing. Scroll of Wisdom learned Glyph of Hemorrhage.  Got to remember I’m done with Minor research.

Hunterbook – Magnificence of Leather learned Ironskin Spaulders.

Book – Got roped into a heroic scenario with Book by Tini. Got Tidesplitter Shoulders of the Zephyr. Will try to see if I can get a group for the new stuff tomorrow after I get up.


Done today

Last night: Leveled Booktrey at bit. She’s now at 76. Only 4 more levels for her in Northrend.

Slept about 7 hours according to my band.

Holybook did Terrace of Endless Spring. Apparently they had wiped on Lei Shi. Got her tanking sword off the Sha of Fear.

Book – Finally found a group thanks to someone (I’m not talking to) to do Nalak. Got the quest completed. Got her meta gems. Did Nomi’s quest.

Shubook – daily monk quest.

Book – worked on Isle of Thunder dailies. Got a group for the Champions. Then did LFR Dread Approach with Legacy of the Alliance folks on my Priest.

I started taking to my friend again this evening. Shepard did all the LFRs with Blue & Sombra & Takumi except on Pinnacle she only got Lei Shen….. 4 times we queued for that and got Lei Shen every time. Finally gave up.

Shammybook- did an hour of questing in Uldum. She’s level 84 now. She’ll also soon be in Pandaland.

Booktrey – did an hour of questing in Grizzly Hills. She’s 76. Only 4 more levels till she heads to Cata zones.

How I pick which character to level: In game I’ll do a /roll 9. This gives me a random number between 1 and 9. I have a list with the character corresponding to a number.

1- warlock Bookocurses 87 worgen warlock

2- warrior Tatianaseray 51 gnome warrior

3- horde paladin Booktrey 76 blood elf paladin

4 – DK Badbook 85 gnome death knight [supposed to be leveling with a friend]

5- Shifty Shiftybook worgen druid (feral/guardian)

6- Monk Shubook 61 gnome monk

7- Hunter Hunterbook 85 dwarf hunter

8- Shaman Shammybook 84 dranei shaman

9- Mage Magebook 40 gnome mage


OMG I’m not Neutral!

Note that upon joining a different guild, your Guild reputation is knocked down a level – if you had reached Exalted with your previous Guild, you will drop to Revered with your new Guild.

via Guild reputation – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft.

Didn’t realize this. So I was excited when I joined my new guild only to find myself at Revered. Such a nice treat.

Missing Macros Found

My friend found my macros cached on his computer! So I now have my Macros back😀 I’ll share a few rogue ones… Plus if I loose them again they are here. Triple click to highlight and copy.

1. Fan of Knives. Since I spam this as my AoE combo point builder it’s nice to have an autoattack targert/combo point victim. This makes sure I have an enemy targeted.

#show Fan of Knives
/cast Fan of Knives

2. Fishing macro. This was written by my college roommate, Bluemoon. The challenge was 1 button (though it may need to be pushed multiple times) to equip fishing specific gear and apply a lure and cast.

/use Sharpened Fish Hook;
/use Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole;
/equip [noequipped:Fishing Poles,nomodifier:alt] Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole;
/equip Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat
/cast [equipped:Fishing Poles, nomodifier:alt]Fishing;

3. Tricks of the Trade macro with all the names. Got this from a fellow guildmate, Miltrath back in Cataclysm when all rogue tier sets had Tricks of the Trade set bonuses and we were trading Tricks amoungst 4 rogues. If I hold down ALT it casts Tricks on the target of my target. If I just hit it normally it goes through the priority list of the raid team members.

#showtooltip Tricks of the Trade
/use [mod:alt,@targettarget][@Jibjob,exists,nodead][@Miltrath,exists,nodead][@Rinwen,exists,nodead][@Nostrous,exists,nodead][@Scornakira,exists,nodead][@Skriv,exists,nodead][@targettarget] Tricks of the Trade

4. Out of Date Poison macro. This one’s out of date, but I may need to reference it for something later. Basically it was Right click to apply 1 poison on mainhand weapon and Left click to apply the other poison on offhand weapon. MoP changes to poisons rendered this obsolete.

/use [btn:2][mod]Deadly Poison;Instant Poison
/use [btn:2][mod]17;16

5. Tricks of the Trade for focus target

#showtooltip Tricks of the Trade
/cast [target=focus,help] Tricks of the Trade

6. Quest macro for the Argent Tournament frog kissing quest

/tar Lake Frog
/use Warts-B-Gone Lip Balm

7. Dragon Soul Twilight Sapper macro for Death Knight. This was a macro I found & abused to yank the adds around on the gunship. Was very useful when I was tanking this fight.

/tar Twilight Sapper
/cast [@focus,exists] Death Grip
/cast [@focus,exists] Chains of Ice

8. Extra Action Button if you can’t see or you want to keybind your Extra Action Button.

/click ExtraActionButton1

9. Cooking with Fire another from Bluemoon. Right click to create a campfire. Left click to open your cooking.

#showtooltip Cooking
/use [button:1] Cooking
/cast [button:2] Basic Campfire

10. Awesome Questing Macro this is from Adam found via WoW Insider

/target [@mouseover]
/click WatchFrameItem1
/click WatchFrameItem2
/click WatchFrameItem3
/click WatchFrameItem4
/click WatchFrameItem5
/click WatchFrameItem6

11. A Mount for below level 20 Mount up on your Sea Turtle for characters under level 20

/cast sea turtle

12. Have I done Sha of Anger this week? click for the answer. from a former guildmate, Abitomagic

/run local z,t,s={[32099]='Sha of Anger this week.'},GetQuestsCompleted();for c,v in pairs(z) do if t[c] then s='' else s=' not' end print('You have'..s,'done',v) end

13. Sell all your grey items. Another one from Bluemoon.

/run local c,i,n,v=0;for b=0,4 do for s=1,GetContainerNumSlots(b)do i={GetContainerItemInfo(b,s)}n=i[7]if n and string.find(n,"9d9d9d")then v={GetItemInfo(n)}q=i[2]c=c+v[11]*q;UseContainerItem(b,s)print(n,q)end;end;end;print(GetCoinText(c))

14. Get Kraken quest macro. Another one I have left over from Northrend. This made this bombing run so easy. I just had to spam this macro.

/target Kvaldir deepcaller
/target North Sea Kraken
/use Flaming Spears

15. Stock mouseover healing macro. I heal alot on 3 different level 90 toons. Most of their spells look like

/cast [@mouseover] Healing Touch

16. Druid Survival Macro. Used to try this for survival in Cata.

/cast Bear Form
/cast Frenzied Regeneration
/cast barkskin

17. Shield Trinket Macro. Use this to apply shield to my focus target.

/target focus
/use Stolen Relic of Zuldazar

18. Assist Focus. aquire target of your focused friendly player.

/assist focus

19. Target & place raid marker

/tar Wild Turkey
/script if (charm == nil) or (charm < 6) then charm=9; end; charm=charm-1; if (charm==6) then SetRaidTarget("target", 0) else SetRaidTarget("target", charm); end