Work in Progress: Blog Extreme Makeover

Due to sickness I haven’t been able to keep up with my blog as I like, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t done any work on other projects! To give you some insight, here’s a short mini-series of what I’ve been up to the past months. First up, blog update!

Dithering is not okay!

So I have been wanting to do an aesthetic update to my blog for a very long time, but it takes a lot of work to produce something that I’m 100% satisfied with. I’m a stickler for details. Like, really nitpicking. If I choose a color on a main element of the blog and I see it dither on a screen dump, I get allergic reactions. I’m not kidding.

But my main reason for changing aesthetics (apart from needing a fresh look) is that I want to tone down the contrasts. The current look on the blog uses very high contrast which hurts my eyes if I concentrate too much on it (look at the blog background, then look at the main body, then look back again. Ouch!). 

The idea is that the new look will use a Jade theme, a dark/night look if you will. Something that doesn’t blind you while you play in your dark gamer cave. I always knew that Jade would be the color, but oh boy, getting the details right has been a rollercoaster ride. And I’m still on that rollercoaster.

This is how it looks like so far:

Current WIP

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Elvui Profiles Updated!

I know my Elvui profiles are very popular, so I’ve taken the time to update them for Battle for Azeroth. In addition, I’ve added some new textures to my Gumroad page to better complement the profiles. Please have a look below!

Elvui Profiles

Gumroad Page

Remember to download the textures. The old ones are included but I’ve changed the names on some. I have more pages I want to update on my blog. Taking it one step at a time!

Mistweaver News and Vectis Guide

I haven’t had the chance to catch up on some PTR news yet, so I though I’d do a quick summary of the mistweaver changes so far, including an updated summary of the patch 8.1 features. In addition, I’ve added the mythic Vectis guide as well!

Mistweaver PTR Changes (So Far)

Tides of Vengeance Features (Updated)

  • War Campaign continues!
  • Incursions are added (think Legion invasions).
  • New World Quests!
  • New azerite traits!
  • New profession recipes!
  • More storylines are added for both Alliance and Horde (Xal’atath, Proudmoore, Saurfang, Tyrande, Vol’jin).
  • New Heritage Armor: Blood Elves and Dwarves
  • New Warfront: The Battle for Darkshore
  • New Island Expeditions: Jorundall and Havenswood
  • New Raids: Battle for Dazar’alor and Crucible of Storms
  • Azerite Armor Changes:
    • Azerite Armor will no longer drop from the weekly chest. Instead a currency will drop with which we can buy azerite tokens (head, shoulders, chest) or specific azerite armor.
    • Disenchanting/scrapping azerite armor will also reward this currency.
    • A second class-specific ring is added to patch 8.1 azerite armor. A.k.a. we can choose 2 spec specific azerite traits per item.
  • Other:
    • Legion LFR Queue
    • Reputation achivements account-wide
    • Gnomeregan Pet Dungeon
    • Updated spell effects for Paladins
    • New mount models (sabers, hello!)

Mistweaver Guide for Mythic Vectis

New guide added! Check out my Mythic Vectis guide for mistweavers by clicking on the image below:


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Mythic Zek’voz and Patch 8.1 Raids

New pages have been added to the Teahouse! I’ve finished the mythic guide for Zek’voz, and added pages for the 8.1 raids. The new raid pages does not contain much at the moment, but I will add new information as it rolls in!

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Patch 8.1 – Tides of Vengeance Sneak Peek

There’s been new world of warcraft announcements! Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance has been shown to the community in a few sneak peeks. New raids, island, warfronts and continuation of the war campaign! Wohoo, content!

Tides of Vengeance Features

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  • New Warfront: Battle for Darkshore
    • Night Elves vs Undead themed warfront.
  • New Island Expedition: Jorundall
    • A Vrykul-themed island full of ruins.
  • New Island Expedition: Havenswood
    • An abandoned Gilnean city with gothic themes.
  • New Raid: Siege of Zuldazar
    • Raid within Zuldazar with faction-specific bosses.
    • 9 bosses total.
    • Jaina as boss!
  • New Raid: Crucible of Storms
    • 2-boss raid located beneath the Shrine of the Storm.
    • The release of this raid will be some time after Siege of Zuldazar.
  • Dwarf & Blood Elf Heritage Armor
    • The first set heritage armor for the old races will be available for dwarves and blood elves.
  • War campaign continues!
  • System improvements!

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Mythic Taloc and MOTHER Guides Up

My guild has started Mythic Uldir this week, after having cleared Heroic a second time. I have healed through the Taloc encounter and MOTHER (not dead yet, but 5% there!) so I have been able to write down my mistweaver strategies for these encounters. Please have a look below!

I must say, it’s been a joy to come back to mythic raiding. Mistweavers are strong and there’s constant damage to heal through, as opposed to normal/heroic where the unit frames bounces up and down at all times (may the best sniper win!). 

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Uldir Guide Up!

After months of work, I’ve finally finished my Uldir guide. It took a while, mostly because there were so many changes between Beta and live, so I had to wait before I’ve run through normal and heroic difficulties on live before I could do the finishing touches. But here it is!

Battle for Azeroth > Raids > Uldir, Halls of Control >

Uldir Normal & Heroic

I’ll probably add a few more mistweaver-specific tips as I go along, but now the basics are there at least. I tentatively plan to add mythic guides as well, hopefully my guild will progress fast enough to make them relevant. 

I’m working on several projects at the same time and since guides takes forever to produce, I don’t have a clear timeline. I have barely started on my next Patreon UI (hunter one), I need to update the Advanced Mistweaving guide, I have several secret projects running as well. It’s a lot! Here’s to strong tea and whiskey, cheers!

 

King’s Rest and Siege of Boralus Guides Up!

After finally having some video material of two clears of the wholly Mythic Dungeons, I’ve finally been able to finish the guides for these two: King’s Rest and Siege of Boralus. Both are mythic-only and are unlocked through the War Campaign. If you’re heading there, take a look at my guides!

Battle for Azeroth > Dungeons > King’s Rest

Battle for Azeroth > Dungeons > Siege of Boralus

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Teahouse Cleaning and Legacy

I’ve been doing some housecleaning in the teahouse and I’ve realized that some pages must be canned due to irrelevance. The Legion pages doesn’t have any bearing on today’s game. But instead of throwing them out the window, I’ve decided to keep them in a new Legacy tab, where I also archived my old Warlords of Draenor pages.

Legacy

> Legion

> Warlords of Draenor

My blog is a constant work in progress, and I have a whole list of things I want to go through. For example, I want to update every single page for BFA, but also sort out the outdated pages. The standard procedure is that I remove the expansion-specific pages by changing their status from published page to a draft, and then they rest in my archive forever. But now I thought, maybe some people could still have use of all that content, so I’m gonna let it stay published.

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BFA Dungeon Guides added to the Teahouse!

After many months of hard work, the first batch of my dungeon guides for Battle for Azeroth have been published! So far, the 8 basic dungeons are done and I’m currently working on getting King’s Rest and Siege of Boralus done. Hopefully, not too far off.

You can find the dungeon guides under:
Battle for Azeroth > Dungeons 


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