Random Ramblings

Achievements & Mounts

Some random ramblings, since it’s all I seem to be able to come up with at the moment. I’ve been playing a bit less lately, since I finally finished the grind of dailies for reputation. This means I finally hit Exalted with all Pandaria factions and was rewarded with this achievement, and a lovely mount! I’ve gotten a lot of other mounts as well, which I’ve been buying from the factions as I gained Exalted. There are still some I’m missing though since the price of buying them all is a bit hefty. I’ll get around to it though.

They all love me!!!

Pandaren Kite

I also managed to get my greedy hands on the mount from Alani, and I love it to bits! I’ve been riding nothing else since I got it!

My Preciousssss…

New UI

In an attempt to keep myself from leveling another character (I’m just so, so tired of quests!), I decided to rebuild my UI. I spent quite a long time playing around in Photoshop to make a bottom texture that worked exactly like I wanted it to. (I used the images from SpartanUI, since I like the way they look but weren’t entirely happy about some of the functionality). Now I have my own bottom texture that I use in Btex.

There are still a few small adjustments to make, but this is more or less what it looks like. It’s not as neat and clean as the current trend of minimalistic UIs, but I always liked to have most skills easily available, and hence often had a lot of bars out. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it works out nicely for me.

My UI, as it currently looks.

Before I could decide if I wanted a centered mini-map or one off to the side, I made a second bottom texture as well. The UI on the screenshot isn’t fully setup, but it’s just to show you what the other bottom texture ended up looking like.

Second bottom texture.

Other Stuff

I’ve updated my Warlock gear list to include the items from the Heart of Fear raid. You can find the updated version here.

I would really like to level my Paladin and some other characters, but all those dailies really put a dent in my questing enthusiasm. It’s frustrating how dungeons or PvP just doesn’t give nearly the same amount of XP, meaning that if you want to level at a decent speed you pretty much have to quest.

How are you leveling your alts (if you are)? Questing again or are you taking the slower route to get a change of scenery?


Comments

Random Ramblings — 4 Comments

  1. (I started to type out the way I finish emails at work into the “name” field. Tania, guest services… Haha.)

    Grats on the reps! I’ve been doing absolutely nothing lately except harvesting and planting things. Mostly carrots and scallions. Doing a heroic or two on my priest. Doing two or three quests on my druid in the Jade Forest. Logging off.

    Without a PvP partner or a raid group, I just don’t really know what I’m working towards, except leveling cooking (which is truly awful this expansion). :(

    • I can’t even begin to think what I’d do without my raid team or friends who play. I can very well imagine that it gets a bit boring. Hopefully you can get some friends back to play on your server or play with them, or something!

  2. Ooh, I don’t suppose you’d be willing to package/post that UI as a download? That’s gorgeous and aside from one or two mini-addons I’d add to the bar above, I love every bit of it.

    • I admittedly have no idea how to package a UI, but I’ll list the basic addons I’ve used for you. If you really want the exact setup though, let me know and I’ll try to figure out how to package the whole thing :)

      The bottom texture that I made can be downloaded from my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bqlf4u07pv82y9q/89rGRjVJLx
      You need the images 1-4 of the one you want. Save it to the Btex addon, in the Skins folder.

      To use the bottom texture, you need to use the addon Btex. Choose to use a Custom Skin, and in the next window in the name field you type either “Middle” or “Right”, depending on which of the skins you want. I found that the skin worked best when leaving the Height as is, and setting the Width at 490. Apply and done!

      Then I used these addons:
      – Bartender 4 (for the action bars)
      – Shadowed Unit Frames
      – Chinchilla (mini-map)
      – Quartz (castbar)
      – ClassTimer (timer bars, Quartz can do this as well though but I always prefer CT)
      – Satrina Buff Frames (buffs/debuffs – this isn’t necessary though since Shadowed can handle it for you)

      Those are the ones pertaining to looks. Then I use EventAlert to tell me about Backdraft since I couldn’t figure out how to do it in TellMeWhen :D

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