Archive for world events

Sceptre of the Shifting Sands? Check.

Posted in General with tags , , on December 2, 2009 by rocklawthepally

So besides being broke from buying elementium ore, I’m finally done with the Sceptre of the Shifting Sands quest. Very anticlimactic ending compared to its original incarnation, which caused the AQ gates to open. You can’t even bang the gong in Silithus with the thing. But at least it’s done. Very long and satisfying. Most of it soloable (although not Dr. Weavil). The satisfaction of being able to enable pretty much the only server-wide emote in the game (Eranikus’ event in Moonglade). Just good fun, especially having to go back and smash the crap out of BWL and MC, etc. Oh, and the only epic cooking recipe in the game :)

Highly recommended that you grab the Broodlord’s head when next you’re in BWL. Good fun.  Happy bug whacking – you’ll be at it for a while, unless you have multiple AQ40 runs under your belt already.

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The Noble Patron Loot Whore

Posted in General with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Well, that’s 2 more World Events down. The Noblegarden one wasn’t too bad, except for all the egg camping that was going down on the first few days. That was a bit of a pain in rear.

Children’s week also was not too bad, except for the PvP. Not ever having done any of the battlegrounds for real, I was completely clueless as to what I was supposed to do. The hardest one had to be Eye of the Storm, and apparently I’m a noob because I capped the flag while we did not hold the middle. Too bad, hard-core PvPers, at least I stuck around to finish the thing off. Next most difficult would have to be the Arathi Basin achievement – that one took several tries. Warsong Gulch was pretty simple and Alterac Valley was a breeze. I’m just happy to have the whole thing done.

On to more important matters.  I’m pretty close to broke because I did just enough Argent dailies to grab myself a Claymore of the Prophet and then had to gem and enchant all my ret gear.  I had forgotten just how much fun ret can be.  Stuff dies so damn fast, it’s ridiculous.  I’ve run a couple of instances as ret now and I’m having a blast.  Also on the loot whore front, I scored big time in Naxx 25 the other night, picking up my T7.5 helm and the caster sword from Kel’Thuzad.  Not content with the +50 spellpower enchant for the best in slot weapon I will be carrying for a long while to come, I blew a wad on getting the +63 version.

Sarth 1D, Noblegarden and more

Posted in General with tags , , , , on April 27, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Last night, we one-shot Kel’Thuzad for our guild 2nd kill on 25-man and proceeded to do Sartharion with 1 drake up.  That took a few tries, but we eventually got it.  Then we went over to Coldarra for some work on 25-man Malygos.  We’re at the point where we get to phase 3 consistently.  Now it’s a question of getting comfortable with the vehicle phase, which is by no means an easy feat.

I’ve also begun the Noblegarden stuff.  Man, can you say crowded?  Each of the 4 starter towns are madly camped, making egg collecting a royal pain in the ass.  I have a few of the achievements so far and thankfully have some time over the next few days to complete the meta-achievement.  Hopefully, Blizzard’s RNG will be kinder to me than it has been on my quest for the turtle mount.  3500+ catches thus far and still no luck.

Elder Rocklaw!

Posted in General with tags , , on February 12, 2009 by rocklawthepally

So last night, our Malygos attempts fell apart due to a late start and a DC’d druid. Power outages ftl!

With the downtime, I would normally have worked on the new world event, but I had a couple of elders left to tag before the Lunar Festival ended so I grabbed some guildies and ran Halls of Stone on heroic (what a pita that gauntlet event is). The rogue in the group thought it was the last heroic he needed for the Champion of the Frozen Wastes title (seeing as how we are working on Malygos). Turns out he needs Halls of Lightning, so I forced him to come with me to do the Nexus elder on normal to cover off my repair bill from HoS :)

One of these days, I need to complete the heroics. It’s not as if being in 5/5 T7 means I’m not geared for it. It’s just that some of them are really difficult for a pally to deal with.