Nothing, nada, not a single brass razzoo, just a small crappy pile of dust.
I think it’s time to hit the AH and buy a whole bunch of worthless junk in the hope that the RNG smiles on me twice per boss, once on the drop and once on the roll.
But before I get into that, let me bring you up to speed on by week.
As you know I had been contemplating chucking it in, but I got news through the week that a couple of mates might be rejoining us. Admittedly one won’t be clear of his other obligations for a couple of months, but there is light at the end of his tunnel.
So that spurred me on to starting the Sons of Hodir rep grind.
Hang on what’s this, a chain quest before I can open up the dailies? What, not one chain, but 3? 20-30 quests?
Jeepers, oh well head down, fireballs up.
One of the things I am enjoying about being a bit slow (in the content progression sense folks), is that bloggers will mention something, then enough time will go by that I am pleasantly surprised when I reach that same point.
And the crazy mount scaling that occurs when doing these questlines, but I was cackling quietly away while I was riding about. I also love it when I am riding and I hear the dismount sound.
I haven’t really dismounted, but I have changed back to my Gnomish self and back again. Coolio!
There are some great quests in there, even for those of us that don’t really like using vehicles in WoW, including Bear back riding…
Not to mentioning jumping mounts miles above the ground to do duels on drake back!
Grabbing prisoners by the scruff of their neck while on a drakes back… bring it on!
At one point I had to see a man about a quest…
Popped in on Hodir.
No, not to slay him, rather for tea and cakes.
He was even happy enough when he discovered I was a Gnome!
Still, if I remember right it’s something like 40 days of dailies to hit exalted, and the shoulder enchants, which is the only reason I am even bothering with Sons of Hodir, which is the majority if a year for me… Unless I cheat… I’ll get back to you on that one.
Speaking of painful grinds, I have pretty much given up on the Argent Crusade. I am only doing the kill 10 chickens quest (or whatever it is), cause I can’t be bothered dealing with the lag-jousts, an I don’t want to trouble my mates to baby sit me on the job.
Anyway, let’s get to Footless Friday, lootless – yes, achievement less – no.
Dual Spec. Yep I did it, decided I would take it for a spin. Starting with Arcane. I was/am petty disappointed with it so far, but then I didn’t know I had any new spells, haven’t worked out a rotation, whether I have better gear for the spec, or even tried to kill something that can handle more than 3 hits.
But it’s crap so far. My evidence is as follows
- I have to count their nose hairs before I can cast.
- I get hit… They aren’t lying in a smoldering pile 10 yards from me.
- It takes mana to cast? WTF?
- There are all these new spells and skills lurking in my spell book.. wish I knew how to find them!
- There’s no fire!?!
Still, I will do some reading, and maybe find a couple of quick boss encounters to get myself sorted out.
Changing it up a bit
I have been asking if we can switch it up a bit, and the boys agreed this week, so it was off to see more raids.
Vault of illusionary loot.
Had my first go at Vault of Archavon.
Archavon: 0/ raid 1. Easy McPeasy
Closest I came to a piece of loot was from Archavon… stupid Priest gear!
Emalon: 7/ Raid 1. Yeah it took us a few goes, but he bit the dust
Obsidian Suckdom 0D
We did OS0D, because a few of us hadn’t done the fight before.
Two down, forgot to screenshot the 3rd.
I enjoyed the fight, but not the loot table, I was even standing at the end.
Black Dragonflight bested… One shot in fact…
Maybe next time we will take 1 dragon into the fight with us.
What now? Naxx here we come.
Well, just outside Naxx for the moment… remember a while back I had issues with dead Horde releasing before I could /hug them?
I just read about someone that hesitated to take an flagged opposition player down the other day, well until his raid mate solved that dilemma.
Well we had something weird happening all Friday night… we were PvP flagged all night, so I guess was everyone else on the server… including that poor cow sitting outside Naxx…
I hesitated, my (PvP hating) mates didn’t…
I didn’t hesitate to /hug though…
Back to Naxx
Arachnoquickier was the objective. Maexxna down in 20 minutes. Of course none of us started a timer, but we think we got close.
Would have been closer, or even success if we didn’t try to mix the trash pulls up.
- Some without DPS,
- Some without Heals,
- Too many with Rezs
It really was shame, cause the bosses went down without issue.
OK, one issue, when Gnome is on web wrap duty, that includes getting the pally out of wrap after the fights over… He will still die…
Dom, Dom, Dom goes the soldiers drum
Military quarter was a piece of piss too.
Dom, Dom, Dom.
The sound of 3 bosses dropping. They could at least put up a fight!
I got to tank in the 4 horseman again.
Apart from TreeHuggerDave being shocked and amazed by my 3 mirror image gnome mates, it went pretty well.
One /fail practice attempt, then watch the melee dance from boss to boss.
Loot wise, it was raining loot…
Mail, plate, mail, plate, mail, plate (do you get the picture).
The only roll I won was for the solitary piece of cloth that dropped. Priest cloth! Cant vendor it, can’t DE it, gotta delete it.
There were a few shards, didn’t win them either.
No my solitary loot drop for the week was a green…
At least I could DE that, so the sum total of 3 raids worth of loot was 2 dusts!
Our raid’s Mr Offpec (I have a post in the works about Mr Offspec) pointed out that I wasn’t the only one not to get loot, but then he is still dreaming of that 1dps increase for his offspec, considering both of his specs are better geared than my main spec I say… Whatever…
That’s it for this weeks adventures in Gnomerlife, more next week!
Blogday Gifts start rolling in!
Thanks to Jong for sending me the 1st of my blog day gifts… A multiple choice question that will end up with an essay as an answer…
GnoLootForgeddon and Out!
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