Now that several people in Crits are all in the low 60 range, Trout decided it was time to run some Outland dungeons. So last night after work I hopped on Katia and set about questing in Hellfire, to get the Ramps quest and, since she’s doing the tanking, the one to kill Arazzius the Cruel. The tanking trinket you get for the quest reward, Regal Protectorate, is quite good and usually lasts my DKs well into Northrend, and even into early heroics.
So, with that out of the way, we gather up some guildies and head into Ramps. We had Katia DK tanking, Sib tree healz, Jahafil enhance shamaning, Blue teh pally, and Cay the kitty drood. Yeah, melee x3, wewt. Things are going well until this one pull. Now, there had long been a joke, since before Katia even ran anything, that she had to have a raid warning macro that says “Sib healz me nao!” Well, she actually got to use it for reals. It wasn’t even a hard pull, but her health kept going down … she used everything she had, which at level 62 isn’t much … icebound fortitude, the trinket … that’s it really. She doesn’t even have the sacrifice ghoul thing yet. Oh well, she’s the only one who died. The conversation afterwards went a little something like this ..
Well, at least teh tree knows how to keep the healer alive…that’s kinda important, right? hehehe
Kat got a couple of nice upgrades there…the Mok’Nathal Clan Ring, which is really nice with that extra armor, and the Ironsole Clompers … yes, you read that right, they haz DEFENSE RATING. Huzzah! So she stuck a couple of the cheapo vendor +4 defense gems in the gem slots while she was in Honour Hold turning her quest in. Oh, and she dinged, too, so she had to death gate out to Acherus to train and change the rune on her weapon. She also sorta kinda .. respecced .. while she was there. Might as well get the tanky talents now, right? Always make it as easy on your healer as you can … except when you’re making it harder on purpose. 😉
So, training/respeccing/quest turning and gathering all done, I get summoned back to the stone. Ride over to Blood Furnace, zone in, and … YES! Teh nekkid bug!! Unfortunately, Sib was too fast this time, and he popped into tree form before I could get a screenshot. So if you want hawt nelf abs, you’ll have to look back at the ones of Trout. (Why yes, Trout, I DO get a kick out of linking that over and over. muahahah) Today, I bring to you instead … nekkid Draenei!
I think Katia is snickering over there in the corner.
BF went pretty well. We lost melee a time or two … mostly to those darn proximity bombs. But otherwise … heck, who am I kidding. We steamrolled the place. Katia got more loot. Yes, I drooled a bit over this one. My lovely Warsong Howling Axe. Sure, it might not have actually belonged to Grom, but it’s still totally awesome, lorewise at least. I kept using the Greataxe of the Ebon Blade for the night, though … the strength on it added to my parry rating. Ok, enough with the boring loot details. On to instancing!
With Hellfire Citadel out of the way, we headed off to Zangarmarsh and the Coilfang Reservoir. Some of us had the flight path, so we flew to Telredor. I had been there exactly *once* before, so after I landed, I was like …’um, how do I get off this place?’ LOL. I knew there was an elevator, I just wasn’t sure how to find it. Fortunately, I had a dancing tree to show me the way.
We got to the stone, went to summon the other two party members … and found out they were ONE level too low for the stone. haha! So I swam back out and met them at Telredor so I could give them Path of Frost over the lake.
Slave Pens went very well. At the end of it, I was less than a bar from 64, so we went back and found some trash that we hadn’t cleared so I could ding once more. I’m sure we’ll be going back to finish up the rest of the instances there. Guess I’d better start making friendly with Sporeggar!
One last screenie even though this is already too long.
Katia and Sib showing off their matching dresses.