Sorry I’ve been slacking.. I HAVE been working on episode 25 of TNB though. You can go get that to see what I have been up to also.. So, since we last spoke, the guild tried a little more of 10 man Naxx.. Well, not really “more” we tried the same boss again and failed again miserably. Then we tried a different wing (which is the more part) and couldn’t even get past the trash there!
We gave up on Naxx. The 10-man dissolved into a couple of 5-man heroic groups and I was pulled into one of them. So far in the last few nights we have done Heroic Utgarde Keep twice (I got the Drake-Mounted Crossbow!!!) , we failed (got 2 of the 4 bosses down) in Heroic Pinnacle, did Violet Hold on heroic (was the daily and I had never even done it in non-heroic) and got the “Defenseless” Achievement (where you don’t use any of the “alarm” things on the walls), and Heroic Nexus where we even did the optional boss.
For many of the heroics we also had the Wintergrasp buff so we got the “currency” from the bosses from that. I got > 50 so I got that achievement also! (Last few nights were full of achievements). Speaking of Violet Hold. It is a pretty awesome instance I think. It is very much like the Black Morass COT instance without all the trash mobs to take out before you start and the running around (much more condensed). However, you get DIFFERENT bosses for the first and second boss. We actually “mostly” wiped on both of the first 2 bosses (3rd boss was easysauce tho.. go figure) but got lucky that we could rez and/or summon back in (we had a lock). On the second, the only one standing at the end was the Holy Paladin! The boss had about 1300hp when I died and he took it out, rezzed us all and we were back in business.
So, what’s with the first screenshot? Well, there is an achievement, of course. You have to use critter bites (something you can cook that makes critters follow you around for a few minutes) to tame 10 critters within 3 minutes. I have to say the easiest place is where you do the Turkey and the Falcons (or whatever it is called) in eastern Fjord. I did the Turkey Shoot achievement there also (whatever that one is called too.. I’m too lazy today..). It was pretty quick and I just HAD to get a screenshot, of course.
I have a feeling that we’ll be going back into Heroic instances again tonight. This is good since I like the way rep works too with the tabards. So far only the Crossbow has been a decent upgrade for me (I think I took a non-epic helmet and some other item too, but they are a sidegrade). I’ve also been spending time in Ice Crown doing quests. So far I am enjoying the zone quite a bit. You can really see they put a lot of “phasing” stuff into Stormpeaks and Icecrown. Probably developed the technology before these zones were done. Anyway.. I’m off! Catch you later!