I love Mondays after I get off work. I swing by Moe’s and get a big fat burrito to bring home, and then I have the evening free to catch CtA bags or work on achievements. I had left Van halfway through the Kalimdor elders yesterday, so I sent him out to do those … and of course, dig up the arch sites along the way. That actually didn’t take very long, and then he was ready to move on to Northrend. There are quite a few elders in the dungeons out there, so it wasn’t going to be as simple as ‘fly here, click dude, fly to next one.’ Also, since Van had been leveled in Cata, he had only done the Wrath content on regular as he was leveling. I looked at his achievement list and he had only done one heroic… from the time that Cayle took him to get his bronze drake. So I figured, hell, while I’m getting these elders, I might as well go in on heroic and get some cheeves.
I started in Nexus, and since the elder is over by the crystal giant guy, I ran it counter-clockwise like we used to do back on Earthen Ring. I figured I’d get the elder first, that way if heroic proved to be too much of a challenge, I could just leave after that. Well, apparently my ret skills have improved since I was in here getting a winter hat during Winter Veil, because I remember it being harder than it was last night.
I missed Split Personality but it should be easy enough to get. I just managed to knock off one of them right before the other did a time stop. Oops.
Was that always here? I don’t remember it.
Keri was a pushover, thanks to my ability to remove movement impairing debuffs from myself. On to AZN!
I first tried Watch Him Die by just bum rushing him and throwing everything at him. I came close. On subsequent tries, I worked on killing the little dudes before pulling the boss, but it was apparent that I would be web wrapped and killed before I could accomplish that. In retrospect, I should have just tried bum rushing him again and tried to eke out even more dps. I always forget about my Guardian. It might have been enough to push him over. Oh well. I also didn’t get Hadronox Denied and I’m not sure why, because I was certain I pulled her fast enough.
Remember when that achievement was one of the most difficult ones to get?
UP. Svala is a … well, there doesn’t appear to be a way to even defeat her when you get chained. I’m sure there probably is but I wasn’t up for researching methods. So I skipped her, and skipped past the trophy room as well since I didn’t need it. I can come back later with a helper.
Yeah! I showed Skadi who’s the boss, and nabbed both achievements off of him. No drake though, of course.
Yeah, missing the achievement for heroic since I skipped bosses. Sigh.
End the night laying some smackdown on some trolls in DTK? You betcha.
I wasn’t sure I could do Novos because I didn’t know what the Crystal Handlers would do when he summoned them. As it turns out, they just come strolling on up the stairs to greet you, so it was easysauce.
Dred, on the other hand … maybe if I was holy I could do it. But the multiple bleeds from pulling all the small raptors with him and especially the Grievous Bite that causes you to bleed until fully healed were too much to handle at once. I came back and of course the little ones stay dead so I just killed him without the cheeve.
There, that should fulfill my quota of screenshots for the week, eh? I still have to do elders in Gundrak and Halls of OmgBrannHurryTheFuckUp, so there will be more coming. 😉