Posts Tagged ‘Mogu’shan Vaults’

Isn’t It Ironic

February 11, 2013

Things You Expect to be Good

CRZ

Part of the reason I rolled Madorsa on Kargath was to avoid having to worry about being ganked while leveling. All the way up to level 44 she had a fine time just rolling along on her quests without a care in the world. Then … she arrived in the Badlands, where she hooked up with these mercenaries to take on the black dragonflight. She fit right in with them, actually …

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Before meeting up with them, she had to put up with the constant warnings in Local Defense that Bloodwatch Post was under attack. Apparently, going around killing the opposing faction’s questgivers is recreation on PvE servers. And it wasn’t even the same toons doing it over and over. What the hell are high level toons doing rolling through the Badlands all the time? Don’t they have enough to keep them busy? Maybe we need moar dailies for them to do. Anything but being asshole griefers killing my questgivers … I’ve never seen this happen on the PvP server. (That was NOT sarcasm btw)

Ok, back to our mercenary crew. The first quest was semi-phased … and by that I mean you don’t see any of the other people that are on it UNTIL they tag the named elite that you’re supposed to kill. And even though the quest completion only requires a kill rather than looting the body … no, you don’t get credit unless YOU are the one who tags it. Yeah … I got to watch that one respawn a half dozen times before I was lucky enough to get the tag in.

Seriously, since when is the Badlands crawling with people? Oh wait … NONE of them, not a single one, are from my realm. Well, that explains it. Thank you so much for CRZ Blizz. But wait! It gets better … (sarcasm alert)

The final quest with the mercenaries includes killing a dozen whelps along with a named dragon. With several people doing the quest at once, the whelp respawn rate is pretty fast. Owait … it’s not us level 45s causing the fast respawn … IT’S THE HIGH LEVEL ASSES WHO ARE KILLING THEM TO GET LEATHER! Yes … really. There was at least one from each faction there. A monk with that spinning crane kick thingymajig can aoe every whelp within a dozen yards … and keep me and everyone else trying to finish their Garrosh-damned quest from tagging any of them. I almost logged off in disgust, but, well, I’d already done that once earlier in the day when two Alliance ganked Van before he could finish off Karr the Darkener. I bet he dropped the freaking pet, too. Ugh, now I’m mad all over again. RAWR.

Things You Expect to be Bad

LFR

Love is in the Air. Yay, new necklaces! Well … for Kerick at least. I did the Crown Chemical bosses on Van first just as a warmup. After all, in his gear, I know I have nothing to worry about. Easy peasy so Kerick gets his turn. It also goes smoothly and oh look! The spirit neck drops, and none of the dps or tank need on it. So nice. Hmm … up to 456. Let’s see … I craft some pvp bracers. 458. Oh, I have VP and Golden Lotus rep! Ring .. nope, 459. Sell it back. Shoulders .. 460! We are in business! So, I take the time first to at least reforge stuff, stick a green gem in the shoulders, and of course … transmog all of it. (lol)

Alright, let’s queue this shit up. I halfway wonder why I am bothering but at the same time … well … *shrug*

Queue pops and we zone in. Someone drops food and a mage table and a soulwell. Someone marks the tanks. The main tank … oh fortheloveofallthatisholy … does a READY CHECK. /faint

Ok I could complain that all the dogs were tanked together and there were some unnecessary overloads. But considering that could be my only complaint for the run? Yeah, not complaining.

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The group for the second half wasn’t bad either. The tanks weren’t marked and weren’t as solid (the warrior charged right in on Spirit Kings and was promptly flattened, the DK fell through the floor on Elegon) but we cleared the place and no one complained at all. One of the priests asked nicely for everyone to stack up on the guys that stack the turn to stone debuff so he could mass dispel. Most people obliged and trash was handled with no major mishaps.

I walked out of the full run with the cloak off Stone Guard, and the helm off Elegon (with my bonus roll), plus 2 Sigils of Power. Obviously I’m still stuck in Vaults until I get my ilevel to 470, but that’s a great start, and … well, it was kinda fun.

So, to recap …

leveling on the pve server over the weekend = painful
LFR on a Sunday afternoon = fun and easy good time

Did I get sucked into an alternate universe when I wasn’t looking or something? o.O

The Depths of the Vaults

December 7, 2012

Last week, we were hitting the enrage on Elegon. Fight learned, just not quite enough dps. I dunno what people did in the week between raids, but whatever upgrades they found did the trick.

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Yes, that is my own HoT on me … wut? No healer = you get no heals. Then again, no mana = you get no heals, too. Zuggie, how did you die on top of the ranged pile? hehe. That’s kinda funny.

So we moved on to The Emperor’s Will with a couple of hours left to raid. I hadn’t studied this fight in about a month. However, compared to Elegon, it’s quite a bit easier as far as the mechanics. I believe that is clearly evidenced by the number of dead people in the kill shot.

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Hey, and check that time! Two minutes before quitting time. I don’t remember anyone saying last pull of the night. Guess it’s not necessary to actually say it out loud huh? ^.^

So that’s it for Vaults, 2 progression fights down in one night. Getting these fools to line up for a screenshot was harder than the final fight though.

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Obviously the orc left of the guild standard is Zugzuug, then Shaadey hanging out in the background. Adoe is covered up by fatass Sorak. Arvash is facing me with Liyhe sitting in front of us. The other fat panda is Wok, and I dunno what Lyssianna is doing behind him. Zarm is fire kitteh. Wow, even as disorganized as that is, I still got all 10 of us in it.

Guess I better study Heart of Fear now, eh?

Dead Kings

November 8, 2012

Progress was made again this week in Mogu’shan Vaults.

First, I got to check out Zug’s new ride.

I think we should have traded, his matches my outfit. And yes, I’m riding a plain old windrider. I have a random mount addon, so that all of them get a chance to come out once in awhile.

Took a few tries with some bad chain combos and stuff, but we downed the dogs AND everyone had the right pet out.

Hm, looks like I had my HoT on Fayle. Must have misclicked something.

I didn’t hit my screenshot button fast enough on Feng because I wasn’t expecting an achievement, but we got that one as well. Arv rocks, nuff said.

That took a few pulls, as did Gara’jal, but we got them all and moved on to pull the Spirit Kings three or four times before quitting time. On our best pull we got two of them down and were working on the third when it all went to hell, so we knew it wouldn’t take long to get the hang of it.

Not long is a bit of an understatement, as we went in last night and downed them on the first pull.

There WAS a slight delay in getting the raid started though, as Ahmule noticed several hundred stacks of cheap ore for sale, so some of us got a bit distracted filling up our gbank tabs. >.>

Alright! Let’s go kill us a star dragon.

Yeah … the TRASH leading up to Elegon kicked our asses. We one shot the Spirit Kings … and wiped repeatedly on trash. We did get through it eventually, thanks to the super kiting skills of Adoe, but geez. And Elegon himself is going to be a couple nights of learning. There is a lot going on that has to be timed right, plus the tight enrage, and so many phases to learn. It’s like LK or Rag … totally seems like an end boss.

I had a bit of fun standing inside the ring and playing around with the celestial form it gives me, though.

Big Dead Troll

November 1, 2012

So, last night was all Gara’jal, all the time. We’d had trouble getting the dance between the two worlds down. Yeah yeah, the guides are all ‘it’s just like Theralion and Valiona’ … well, yeah, if you did the twin dragons on heroic! Or you were fayle and ended up in the shadow realm accidentally. We never did it on heroic so this was a mostly new mechanic. We went to 3 heals to give us a bit of breathing room and get more comfortable with the swapping in and out. When we got to the point where we executed correctly but hit the enrage timer, we went back to 2 healing and promptly got the kill.

Much like on Baleroc, I had to spam Flash of Light inside the spirit realm to build stacks on and heal up the dps who went inside with me. I swapped to the FoL glyph for this fight because of that and it worked quite nicely. Three healing I never had to look at my mana bar. Two healing … well, by the time I healed the dps up to full I was gasping for enough mana to heal myself up as well, so I had to work some Word of Glory/Eternal Flame in there. Once out of the realm, of course, my bar filled up quickly from the buff.

We had time afterwards for a few pulls of the Spirit Kings. Oh boy. That is gonna be a crazy fun fight.


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