BRK on the HPP, Baby Steps


BigRedKitty on the Podcast

Set the alarms early and get your coffee ready, because BigRedKitty will be our guest this Sunday on the Hunting Party Podcast. This Sunday marks the official ten year anniversary of World of Warcraft and who better to spend the hour with. We’ll ask BRK about his favorite WoW memories, and we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 10th anniversary events, and get his thoughts on Hunters and the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

We should have a full house this Sunday, so we’ll circle back with Artemishowl and Solarflair and get a report on their Blizzcon experiences, and if they managed to talk the devs into any Hunter changes.

Episode 205 will air Sunday, November 23rd at 10am Eastern on To see what time that is in your area check out this handy Time Zone Converter.

Leveling Progress

I’m inching my way to level 100. I dinged 97 last night. I reckon I’ve logged about 15 hours so far with the expansion. I know this isn’t a race, but losing Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday has put behind a lot of my guildmates. I’ll catch up, but I’d rather be running heroics and gearing up with them. The good news is, when I’m ready to join them, they’ll still be running them, have better gear, and know all the fights. It should be a good experience for me.

I’m loving the Garrison a lot more than I thought. My initial plan was to focus on building up followers and getting them leveled. So I kept the Barracks, but then decided to ditch that in favor of the Dwarven Bunker. I think that is the right choice especially as I head into Spires and Nagrand. I’m hoping the increased chance for gear to proc an upgrade will get me into heroics a little faster. At any rate, it’s a lot of fun having an item get upgraded. I’ll most definitely take this building when I get to my alts. as they are very under geared compared to Darkbrew.

The Bunker is now level two, and my Inn is also level two, which means I can recruit a new follower each week. I should get the Salvage Yard questing in Spires. I haven’t focused at all on my Engineering and Tannery buildings. I’ll deal with those when I hit 100. I have been farming the ore and herbs and selling those. It’s not much gold, but it’s not zero. It’s time like these where I wish was leveling a double-gatherer. Oh well.

Other than feeling a little behind, I’m having an incredible time with this expansion. I saw a lot of it in the beta, but there’s something about it being real now that makes it more special.

I’m trying to go fast, but I’m also taking my time in the sense that I’m completing the quests in each zone before moving on. After all, what’s the point of playing if you’re not going to have fun and enjoy things. So I’m taking in the sights, killing “rares”, taming pets and otherwise working towards level 100.

I should get there tonight or tomorrow, and then real expansion begins.

Having Phun!

Yesterday I got back to tweeting on my @TheBrewHall account, and it didn’t take long for shenanigans to ensue with @MicheleMorrow. It’s good to be back.

On a side note, BRK is alive and well and playing his hunter. Like me, he is not having much luck getting a ranged weapon this tier. He battles Tortus tonight, wish him luck.


The Dwindling To Do List

Pandaland is just over a month old now, and things are starting to feel manageable. And by that I mean, WoW feels less like a 60-hour a week job and more like a 9-5 job. Still the list of should do is now less than the list of could do.

Gone from the “I must do these things each and every day” list are,

  • Cloud Serpents. I have a a Jade and Azure mount and never use them because I created a Jewelcrafting mount. Sapphire!
  • Gold Lotus is at revered status. You get a 489 neck at exalted, but I have the valor one so no rush to get to exalted.
  • Shadow-Pan is at revered status. Unless there’s a 489 shiny for hitting exalted, there’s no reason to hit these each day.
  • Exalted with Tillers. I still garden every day, but again, these dailies are now on optional status.

Still on the grind list are,

  • Klaxxi is at revered, however, I recently found out that you get a 489 ring at exalted. About eight more days to go on this one.
  • August Celestials is at honored. Once I hit revered I’ll “unlock” the last of the valor gear.
  • Getting valor capped each week.
  • Running LFR.
  • Kill Sha.
  • Gates of the Setting Sun each day until I get a ranged upgrade from somewhere.

In addition to the dailies and the dungeons I’ve also been raiding.  Our team is now 4/6 MV normal and making good progress on Elegon. If nothing else it’s a good looking fight. I’ve also recently overhauled my UI by downloading and installing Kripparian’s MoP UI, but more on that another time.

As you can see the seas have calmed a bit, which means I can focus on a few other things, like say doing a podcast. There will be a Hunting Party Podcast this Saturday, and we will once again be joined by Big Red Kitty. See you there.

BRK on the HPP Fo’Shizzle!

This Saturday, September 29th, Big Red Kitty will be our guest on the Hunting Party Podcast. We’ll get the scoop on what he’s been up to, his thoughts on Mists of Pandaria, Hunters and what his plans are for this expansion.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on Saturday!

A Really Big Shoe

That’s right folks episode 100 of the Hunting Party Podcast is upon us and trust me when I say “it’s going to be a really big shoe!” 
First Euripides and I will be flying to Minneapolis and will broadcast the show with Frost at the famous “Geek House”. We’ll start at the same bat-time, but the show will be an epic two hours.
It won’t just be us though. We’ll be joined by some of our favorite guests. The lineup includes,

  • Michele Morrow – She’ll be here for the entire episode and will once again dual Frost in the revised Hunting Party Drinking game. We’ll all be playing, but I have to admit that I’m getting too old for that sort of thing, and I have to fly home the next morning.
  • Zeherah – She was our first ever guest and she’ll join us early on to answer your Q&A.
  • Dawn Moore – We’ll see if Frost’s taming skills have improved, and we’ll see if Dawn’s pet healing skills have improved.
  • BigRedKitty – He is the reason we got into this business in the first place. We’ll find out what he’s been up to, and see if he’s got a hangover recipe in that cookbook of his.

I’m really looking forward to this show, especially meeting Euripides and Frostheim for the first time. As always the show will begin 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific.

See you tomorrow!

Hunting Party Podcast, Episode 80

This week we grab a Raspberry Latte and kick back with none other than BigRedKitty. That’s right folks he’s back playing WoW. We discuss his return to the game, a possible return to blogging, and reminisce about good old days of WoW. Fo’shizzle!

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Hunting Party Podcast with guest BRK this Weekend

Great news folks, BigRedKitty will be our guest this week on the Hunting Party Podcast. Not a bad way to celebrate our 80th episode if I do say so myself.

We’ll talk to him about his return to playing WoW, and he is back playing, and of course we’ll ask him if this means a return to blogging.

This is BRK’s third appearance on the show, so If weekend just can’t come soon enough for you, you can check him out on epsidodes 34 and 41. Enjoy!

BRK on the Hunting Party Podcast

BRK of will be joining us on the Hunting Party Podcast tomorrow at 6PM Eastern. He and Frostheim will be sharing their thoughts on the Cataclysm beta.

Tune in as I try struggle to get a word in edgwise, fail miserably, and resolve to just sitting there drinking beer and eating steak.

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