Shadowlands: Weekly Report

/cast bubble wand
/cast Honorable Pennant
/cast Soulshape(Night Fae)

Those toys will change but entertain for the moment. Adding /rfp for a random favorite pet will happen soon enough. It’s fun flavor.

I was glad to do the weekly of four mythic dungeons for the 213 reward (a belt). Once I agreed to run with the hardies I heard, “Hey, I have a three key!” “Me too!” “It might be a challenge but we are up for it!” I am very happy, sooper-dooper happy to be a healing druid right now, my stun roar and run-fast roar are awesome in dungeons! Cyclone, Mighty Bash, Ursol’s Vortex can keep me busy whilst the tough guys narrow in on the baddies.

Raiding (on Normal, of course) we got four bosses down on the first night of the second week. The fourth boss, the suggestive language lady, puts out steady shadow damage to the raid and that, my friends, is shine-in-the-light resto-druid greatness. On Sunday, we’ll be in progression with my sole hope of downing three more so I have yet another option in the Great Cache on Reset Day.

My gear is all over the place. My over-all ilevel is 182 yet my shoulders are 155, it is disgusting! The gear WQs seem to have disappeared. I see plenty up for my leveling 54.

This expansion is very relaxed and I am glad for it. As one of the Faithful, I’ll do the daily tasks like ride the mushroom and go to the theater, dahling. My Alchemy Alt is 54 and working her way through some of the zones, a-questing. No hurry, it’ll happen.

I brought my skinner through the Maw. He’s a crusty old Worgen and has been around for a long time. It feels really good, very familiar, to be pulling three mobs with Misdirect and letting my pet tank them down. Working my way up and down in Ardenweld and the Undying Army zone, I feel strong again and farming is something that can be done without nasty traps or deaths or interference. I am glad to run out of Rested because I don’t really want to level out of my bad-ass BfA gear, but it will happen. It’s okay.

Somehow, and I’d ask if it is the same for you, I am making gold. Like between 150,000 and 200,000 since this expansion began. Now, some of that is active dropping fish in to the AH every day, but not near all of it. I think those Faithful daily tasks pay off pretty well.

After the Torghast nerf yesterday, I did a level four all alone. It can be done, at least the choice of instance that I ran. So, my clumsy version of a Balance Druid made it through with no deaths. Good news.

If I see this right, the activities in the Maw give a currency that make Maw runs and Torghast runs easier. And Torghast gives the currency for the Legendary. That’s it. Therefore, that Legendary must and has to be worth those efforts. With no other reward beyond an occasional mission board guy or the (terrific) go-save-a-lore-figure; it might be too easy to drop the whole thing. I guess that eventually we’ll have extra gear in our bags to swap out a legendary for a specific task like single-target vs AoE. But, they don’t seem very awesome to me.

On the other hand, the conduits add up. If one conduit adds about 3% to player power, then three conduits will add up to 9% which then seems like a lot. I have four active right now, two of my own choice and two built-in to the tree and Renown 13 is next week and will add another. This is a powerful system. As we watch for stronger drops of our favorite versions — this system design will feel very good as a player. I like it and we can swap them out if desired.

There is a lot to do in Shadowlands but end game is far away and here we are in our new zones; playing, getting lost and having fun.

One Fun Week in WoW

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
Bill Watterson

One Fun Week in WoW

This has been a good week in WoW. Our raid team blazed through bosses and we got our second Heroic N’zoth kill on Wednesday. Which means (I hope, I hope) an achievement run!

I’m still fiddling with my new Heartsbane toy:


This is my little level one night elf in Darnassus.


The poor thing is corrupted already! Or witched maybe? She is an elf, after all, and gets green glowy fairies around her feet. I’m not quite happy with the macro build but this is a start.


The Arachnoid Harvester is a rare in Mechagon who can rarely drop a mount. I spent plenty of time camping this boss on my main and three Alts. With about a half-an-hour spawn time, you can show up about ten minutes before and then time the next kills so you don’t spent all of your time camping.

But, there is time to kill. I learned that Mr. Smite writes over your druid forms. So: why not go tree form and stand in a camp fire and burn Mr. Smite?


Yep, easily amused here in the wild World of Warcraft. Also, if you are a little shy to dance in the Brazier of Dancing Flames, you can use the Doomsayer’s toys to cover your naughty bits and still join in the party.


The big bronto mount deserves some flavor, especially camping for a rare mob with other players. Everyone is showing off and making train noises. Here is my current macro. Central to this build is the Mr. Smite’s Compass which makes the Bronto mount massive and it dwarves the other players.



Sometimes you can be rewarded and surprised.


Yep, it is time for my alts to hearth out of Mechagon. Here is my hunter strutting and clanking around Boralus.


I bitterly and utterly failed at the pet dungeon in Blackrock Depths yesterday. Those fights can be complicated and demand a very wide range of pets. I’ll probably get it done today though and get the toy that gives you “eyes of the beast” on your battle pet and run around some. I have already read that the toy wipes out your magical biscuit and Narcissa’s Mirror toy and I’m slowly, with Hallmark tissues, getting over it before I’ve even earned it.

In all, a fun week in WoW.

Mechagonian Sawblades Macro’d

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.”
Danielle Steel

Mechagonian Sawblades Macro’d

Mechagonian Sawblades
Item Level 120
Binds when picked up
Use: Equipped with Mechagonian Steel Sawblades. (1 Hour Cooldown)
Requires Level 110
“Cutting-edge technology.”
Sell Price: 1

Drop: Kill Saw
Zone: Mechagon
Drop Chance: 4.91%

This toy is too good to leave in your toy box. With a fifteen minute uptime and a one hour cooldown, I decided to macro it with my hearthstone. This macro lives in the shared box and all of my 120s use this macro.

The instant cast spells go before the channeled spell. I couldn’t resist the Adopted Puppy Crate because the magical summoning motions by my character look more like I summoned the puppies than I am about to hearth out.

#showtooltip Lunar Elder's Hearthstone
/cast Azerite Firework Launcher
/cast Mechagonian Sawblades
/cast Everlasting Alliance Firework
/cast Adopted Puppy Crate
/cast Lunar Elder's Hearthstone





The blades leave a trail of sparks when you run.


Rocket Jump Macro’d

“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket. You’re just sort of hanging on.”
Michael P. Anderson

Rocket Jump Macro’d

Rocket Jump
Goblin Racial
1.5 min cooldown
Activates your rocket belt to jump forward. Other effects which slow the rate of falling cannot be used within 10 sec after using this ability

Rocket Jump is a goblin racial. My gnome has this when raiding the last three bosses of BoD. And it is fun. On it’s own it is fun, it shoots you forward and leaves some burning smoke in your wake. And, you can cast it while mounted which adds to the dismount fun when racing to a something.

I just had to add some toys.

#showtooltip Rocket Jump
/cast Titanium Seal of Dalaran
/cast Bubble Wand
/cast Pendant of the Scarab Storm
/cast Everlasting Horde Firework
/cast Foul Belly
/cast Rocket Jump

There is always some careful consideration and a very fine line between cool and totally obnoxious. This is especially true when adding toys to combat spells, you can get annoying very fast and you don’t want that, do you?

For this macro, the only question is the Bubble Wand because of it’s short cooldown and relatively long effect. But, it is glorious!

I like the Titanium Seal of Dalaran because, when I jump it is cast and someone behind me will catch it.


I totally failed at trying to catch some screenshots. It is so fast and you are leaving all the things from where you left.


By golly, this is a very fun spell for goblins and deserves some sprucing up with our wonderful toys. I’ll admit to spending about an hour adding and deleting toys and jumping all over Vol’dun today.

Haw’li’s Hot & Spicy Chili Macro’d

“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”
Martha Graham

Haw’li’s Hot & Spicy Chili Macro’d

Haw’li’s Hot & Spicy Chili
Item Level 120
Binds when picked up
Use: Causes you to glow from heat and leave flames in your wake for 5 min. (30 Min Cooldown)
Requires Level 110
“Chili so good it burns!”
Sell Price: 16 50

Vendor: Trader Haw’li
Zone: Zuldazar
Cost: 66

Trader Haw’li is a food and drink vendor in the main capital in Zuldazar. He can be found at 37.8 14.8.

This toy will set you on fire! This is some hot chili.


It will also leave a trail of flames from your path.


I decided it add it to my favorite “look at me” macro. This is used when someone just has to show off their toys and I say, “oh yeah?”. This is a “burst” macro, everything, boom, all at once!

/cast Kalytha's Haunted Locket
/cast Blazing Wings
/cast Brewfest Banner
/cast Path of Elothir
/cast Haw'li's Hot & Spicy Chili
/cast Prismatic Bauble


I’m not sure if it is the Chili or the Path of Elothir, but something is leaving a trail when I’m flying.


Fun stuff.

Random Favorite Pet

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
Terry Pratchett

Random Favorite Pet

How many pets do you have on favorite?


I have my specials like Cap’n Crackers and Stardust and also the pets that I’m leveling to keep track of the project. Then I move pets in and out of the rotation.

I call it a rotation like in baseball with a roster. We want our pets out with us but we lose them easily when porting or taking a flight path.

The new pets from Raiding with Leashes are great but I am still looking for that super-cool unique pet with animations like Egbert, Stinker, Stardust, Nuts, Boneshard and Cap’n Crackers who will sit on your shoulder. Maybe in 8.2.

The macro to call random favorite pets is /rfp. Easy as that! Add that to a list of macros on your mount and you are sure to have a pet with you all of the time.

#showtooltip Leywoven Flying Carpet
/cast Hozen Beach Ball
/cast Prismatic Bauble
/cast Path of Elothir
/cast Bubble Wand
/cast Leywoven Flying Carpet


Twitching Eyeball Macro’d

“Receive my gift and see all truths before you.”

Twitching Eyeball Macro’d

NB: Warning spoilers ahead. This toy is from the bread-crumb quest line to announce the opening of the Crucible of Storms raid next week.

What a great quest line. The voice actor deserves an Oscar, I was seduced into my future greatness. At the end, you have a choice to be cleansed and if you do, you win a toy:

Twitching Eyeball
Item Level 120
Binds when picked up
Use: Receive the gift of N’Zoth.
(60 min cooldown)
Quest: His Eye Upon You
Zone: Zuldazar

Quest: His Eye Upon You
Zone: Stormsong Valley
Requires Level 110
“N’Zoth’s gift, now dormant.”


With a one hour up and a one hour cooldown, you can wear (if you dare!) this toy full time. I chose to macro it with my hearthstone. Since it is instant cast, it could be added to your mount macro.

#showtooltip Peddlefeet's Lovely Hearthstone
/cast Azerite Firework Launcher
/cast Twitching Eyeball
/cast Peddlefeet's Lovely Hearthstone

The quest begins by doing the WQ Naga Invasion, I got it off the first mob. It was such a good quest …


I think that I’ll go do it again!


Peddlefeet’s Lovely Hearthstone

“Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.”
Will Rogers

Peddlefeet’s Lovely Hearthstone

And lovely it is!

The feet go up to make you float. You pull on a bow with a heart arrow, sparkles come from the tip, small hearts flitter and finally a big heart finishes the cast.

I don’t recommend any macro, this is spectacular enough as it is. I had early thoughts of sparkles and bubbles but it gets way too busy and messy.






Yes, I think this toy stands alone without any extras.

Lunar Elder’s Hearthstone Macro’d

“A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.”
H. L. Mencken

Lunar Elder’s Hearthstone Macro’d

The Lunar Festival is here! After honoring your Elders and gathering 30 Elder’s Coins, you can purchase this new toy.

Lunar Elder’s Hearthstone
Item Level 1
Binds when picked up
Use: Returns you to . Speak to an Innkeeper in a different place to change your home location. (30 Min Cooldown)
“Return home in the wisest way possible!”

World Event: Lunar Festival

The toy is account wide and will return you to whichever inn that character has chosen.

Since the tooltip says, “Return home in the wisest way possible!” I think it is time to add some fun toys to the visual. The hearth has several stages of animation with kneeling, wise waving of the arm and finally a firework to hasten your departure.

How about waving that arm to smell your popcorn AND the foul smell of a noisy fart?

I’m sorry, folks, it has to be done.

#showtooltip Lunar Elder's Hearthstone
/cast Pretty Draenor Pearl
/cast Foul Belly
/cast Bubble Wand
/cast Everlasting Alliance Firework
/cast Hot Buttered Popcorn
/cast Lunar Elder's Hearthstone

We cast, we kneel, we fart, beg pardon.

Behold! My magic popcorn!




Here is my Gnome, you can see the bubbles well in this screenshot.

Oh, it smells so good.


Greatfather Winter’s Hearthstone Macro’d

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Greatfather Winter’s Hearthstone Macro’d

Let’s have a little fun. It needs just a little more pizzazz.

#showtooltip Greatfather Winter's Hearthstone
/cast Pretty Draenor Pearl
/cast Everlasting Alliance Firework
/cast Hot Buttered Popcorn
/cast Greatfather Winter's Hearthstone

How about some fireworks to call notice to you.
How about getting some shiny.
How about munching on popcorn while you wait for the cast?

The toy is account wide, it can replace all of your hearthstones and free up a slot in your bags.

Happy Holidays!