What a weekend!
I was at a LAN, but primarily to catch up with my old mates in person for a change.
No Vent lag when you are all in the same room.
Anyway, I decided to stand my mates up for our usual (traditional) Friday night run. Instead I signed up for Guild Naxx raids for both Friday and Saturday nights. It’s so rare that I get to play both nights and combined with the chance to run Naxx 25, the opportunity was too good to miss.
Sorry guys, back with you next week!
So what did I do from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon?
I did a bit of tailoring (410) and enchanting (405) leveling
And did a little shopping at the AH at the suggestion of a mate.
It occurred to me that I really hadn’t seen much of Northrend, so I thought I had at least pick up a few flight paths… never know when they might come in handy. Luckily I had a mate sitting right next to me, so I could look over his shoulder and get the co-ords.
1st stop was Zul’Drak
Followed quickly by Storm Peaks
At which point the call came to join the Guild in Naxx
Always good to get an early death out of the way.. it’s sort of like scratching the new car, once you have done it you can relax and get on with the job.
Time to knock over the Heroic Construct Quarter…
Got this for my trouble… just won it over someone else, sort of felt a little guilty…
Then these Boots of Impetuous Ideals nearly went to the guild bank. When I rolled I was asked to link my current boots… when they saw my level 70 boots… the raid in unison decided that they were an upgrade… Awesome… but that’s my raid rolls done… for the rest of the weekend I watched the Mage T7 set pieces come and go… but I think I have done pretty well for myself.
Better yet… doing it alive…
Good looking bunch of people, don’t you think? They are all awesome… great DPS, tanking, healing… follow raid leader instructions, keep Vent and chat noise to a minimum… yet they all have fun!
Look out Loatheb, here we come!
What’s this? Did we do something good, or did we just miss something?
OK, that’s what it means… still don’t know if it’s good or not, but I have an achievement to prove I did it…
Damn I hate spiders, all bugs in fact… but they didn’t last long enough to worry about.
Look out Sapphiron
Here we come…
All right, you win this time Sapphiron, but we will be back!
So that marked the end of my Naxx 25 run for Friday night… but I did sneak back in for 1 boss fight with my mates on Naxx 10. Unfortunately it was an unsuccessful attempt, but I was happy to note that my DPS wasn’t that far off the pace (It is hard to compare my “starting” DPS with folk that are all 3000+ dps, most in the 4,000 dps range, so it was nice to be on a more even footing and get a comparison.
A bit more exploration to be done… Crystal Song completed.
Just because I am paranoid doesn’t mean I am not being watched… OK?
Checked out the Argent Tournament… made it through the 1st hurdle… signing up!
My what a big one I have!
Even fully clothed I put a lot of the bigger races to shame
Even my mount has a big one!
Lance that is!
I look good my my flying mount with a lance… wish I could joust in the sky…
Stop teasing me Blizzard!
You keep giving me mechanical flying mounts… on loan… send one to my mailbox… Pleeeaaassseeeee!
Got to keep on moving… Icecrown explored…
Headed down to Caverns of Time, only to have my group disband… so a bit more exploration was in order…
Funny how I complete the exploration of a desert, while up to my neck in water!
So my Mechanostrider is now an ATV… but where’s my propeller… you would think Blizz could at least give me that while I am in the water…
Explored 1,000 needles Amazingly, my guild isn’t sick of the achievement spam yet, and I get a grats for each achievement that pops up.
Finally finished Heroic Culling of Stratholme within the timer… Only two of us without the mount… but as usual, my mate gets it… /sigh
Do you use mouth wash?
Proof that Gnomeaggedon does…
Knocked over a few last quests (that I can be bothered with right now) in Grizzly Hills.
Headed back to Naxx Saturday night.
Sapphiron wasn’t kind to me, but at least I wasn’t alone… My awesome raid leader fell with me… We were behind the damn iceblock damn you Sapphiron!
With only 9 raid members left standing, but it was still an awesome feeling while looking up from my corpse.
Kel’Thuzad fell soon afterwards, which means that unbelievably, 2 weeks after hitting 80 I have cleared Naxx 25!
It was suggested by one of my mates that I have now seen more of Naxx than most of my mates, let alone Naxx 25, and I am not possibly as well, if not better equipped (if we judge that by iLevel 213 items).
Scored quite a few of these now… apparently I can use them for some gear enchants… will look into that.
You would think that with all the rituals of refreshment, that a Mage wouldn’t be the cause of Dehydration… but this time around, I was the cause of it… it would appear I am a good clicker…
As a bonus I picked up a new pair of legs… still as short as the old ones unfortunately… need to work out whether to break my average set bonus though…
and this one… Brazier Igniter
All up a pretty awesome weekend…
- Time with mates… Awesome…
- Time with Guild… Awesome…
- Saw some Heroics.. Awesome…
- Got some Upgrades. Awesome…
Gnomer and Out!
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