Posts Tagged ‘Deepholm’

Number Six

April 21, 2011

Other blogs will complain about the linear nature of questing in the post-Cataclysm world. They are unhappy with having to do the exact same questlines over and over in order to level, with no variation, especially if you want to hit up all of the reputations. Very little can be skipped, with the possible exception of Vashj’ir since you get more ER rep in Deepholm anyway, which you absolutely cannot skip if you want shoulder enchants.

You won’t find any of that here. There are options, including many that didn’t exist in the past, such as xp for archaeology/herbing/mining, or daily cooking/fishing quests  starting at level TEN, or leveling through BGs or even LFD. Sure, I get tired of the same quests over and over, who doesn’t? I get bored, I try one of the above options or swap to another toon in a different level range. But even when I’m facing the same questline for the sixth time … there are gems to be found that are worth doing on every single toon.

You’d have to be a heartless, inhuman cretin to not love Pebble and his pile of stone bats.

Hmm …. at some point Van is going to have to start collecting ret gear. I’m not sure I want to do *all* of Deepholm as holy. Oh. Hmmm … my baby warrior is wearing the heirloom chest and shoulders … maybe it won’t be so tough.

Anyway (back on topic) a few quests later and we have max level toon number six.

Of course, being the wonderful friend that I am, I rushed right back to town and proceeded to inject just enough iLevel into my gear to get into heroics, so my dear sweet Divergent would have an undergeared melee to heal. Kerick threw a chunk of his useless VPs into a pair a boots, and I borrowed a set of BoE holly pally PvP shoulders out of the guild vault. NO, I did not equip them. I’m not Logarithm.

We drug Slice‘s mage Velineda along and … got Stonecore. The experience deserves a post of its own but … ugh. Maybe someday when I’m over the pain. Hahaha. I was tempted to swap spec and throw on my sword and board … I couldn’t have failed on Ozruk any worse than the pug tanks we had. Srsly … they made the fight easier than it was before! Are you all a bunch of slack-jawed, window-licking keyboard  turners??? /headdesk

Anyhow, after 3 hours in there …. the Monday night raid got over and several guildies took pity on me and took me along so I could get my VPs. We got …. Stonecore! Aaaaaaand …. steamrolled the place. And with my shiny new Tear of Blood, I could put the holy pally shoulders back in the gvault and still have a high enough iLevel to run heroics. 😉

Rolling in Bats

January 10, 2011

Rags’ next stop after finishing Hyjal was the Elemental Plane of Earth, Deepholm. His professions are mining/engineering, and I’ve been running all my miners through the Hyjal–>Deepholm route.

It’s funny how some things look … different … in shadowform. This shot was taken just before turning in the quest from the Master’s Gate, where you kill the three elementals and get their wards so as to be immune to the crazy cultist dude’s magic. Freaky, eh?

My favorite quest in the zone, of course, is the one where you collect petrified stone bats to feed Pebble … at risk of him becoming attached to you. But really, who wouldn’t want such an adorable little earth elemental to become attached to them? He even does his best to help you kill the basilisks!

Awwwwwwww! And then of course, the reward for all that hard work. Your new little friend gleefully rolling around in the pile of petrified bats. It is not easy to get a good screenshot of it, either. This was my best attempt.

So now Kerick and Rags have both finished the zone. I really should check in every day to see if the daily that eventually rewards the Pebble pet is available. I just have so much to do …

Rags hit 84 doing some archaeology after finishing the zone completely. I think he’ll move on to Twilight Highlands next. Kerick went to Uldum and I’d like to see something different, plus there wasn’t as much ore there as I’d hoped to find.