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:


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This is my little level one night elf in Darnassus.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.


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Sometimes you can be rewarded and surprised.


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


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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
Toy
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

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The blades leave a trail of sparks when you run.


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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
Instant
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.


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


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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
Toy
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.


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


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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

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


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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?


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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
/rfp
/cast Leywoven Flying Carpet


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Twitching Eyeball Macro’d

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


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
Toy
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.”


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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 …


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I think that I’ll go do it again!


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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.


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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
Toy
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.
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Behold! My magic popcorn!
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Fantastic!
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Fireworks!

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Here is my Gnome, you can see the bubbles well in this screenshot.
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Oh, it smells so good.
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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!

Tiny Mechanical Mouse (not) Macro’d

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
Groucho Marx


Tiny Mechanical Mouse (not) Macro’d

This new toy is pretty great. Your character will kneel down to put the mouse on the ground. Your pet will chase it about for a full thirty seconds with a mere twenty minute cooldown. It is amusing, fun and well worth the steep price of five hundred polished pet charms.

A screen shot shows nothing really, I’m sorry. Get the toy yourself and enjoy it!

I have NOT been able to make a macro, which bums me out.

I tried:

/rfp
/cast tiny mechanical mouse

and

/summonpet Stardust
/cast tiny mechanical mouse

In both cases the pet shows up, the toy shows up, BUT the pet ignores the mouse! This is a big amusing in itself but … not what I want.

If you can figure it out, I’d appreciate it. I think a note via the Suggestion Box is in order.

Until then, I’ll summon a pet. And then use the toy. It is fun!