Sunday, December 09, 2012

You Can't Always Get What You Want

My Life, In Game, Since Friday.

It is becoming a standing joke: I can't win ANYTHING in Raid Instances: I just get bags. I'm a real handbag lover IRL but in game... not so much. However, as is apparent from the last couple of days Achievements, I can manage some fairly awesome things, often completely alone.

The training of carefully-selected Battle Pets to defeat specific NPC opponents has been hugely successful: Lil Deathy (known locally as Bruce, which should be easy to deduce for those of you reading in the UK) did the business with consummate style and swept Brok away in Hyjal, after which Goz Banefury was pretty much academic. This means I have one more Daily Quest I can complete, and a plan. I was even able to manage one hit at the Darkmoon Trainer before he vanished, and when he returns in 2013 I will be ready for him. Oh yes. I'm also training a Magic and Undead Pet to 25 (to achieve the followup to No Favourites) plus a rare Mechanical to give me at least one max level of each pet type at Rare. My Pet Battle Score puts me in the Top 10 trainers on my Server. I'm happy :D

However, my real joy yesterday came not from battling pets, but obtaining them.

It is at this point I need to thank EVERYONE who has offered me hints and encouragement in my battle to solo Old World Bosses. Particular thanks must go to Katzbalger-Arthas (US) and Jaffle-Cenarius (I assume US, tell me otherwise!) whose tips I took to AQ40, along with some wisdom I'd picked up from the Internets. I bought along my Chimera Pet along for Viscidus, whose Frost Breath was enough with snake traps, Stampede and my frantic button mashing to kill the large blobby mess first try. After that, it was time to try the Twin Emps and with the tip on Widow Venom I didn't even need to pop Heroism on my Core Hound to knock them both off. Of course, there was no pet after all of this but that's not really an issue. I can solo the entire instance, the only restricting factor between me and my achievement is time, and I can do patience.

Hunters, as has been mentioned elsewhere, are Just Awesome.

Oh, and if you're wondering, C'Thun is also very much soloable at 90 for this class, so if you've been wondering about giving the instance a look as your class of choice, it might well be worth a go.

Guess what? :D

Those of you who are regular readers will know I've been working on a purple set of mogging gear for quite some time. As I'm going to be spending a fair bit of time in BWL (Tier 2) and AQ40, think it might be time to clear out some space in the Void Storage and start working on a decent set of gear in my favourite colour... :D

This has been one of the most satisfying weekends I've had for a while, and has involved me ignoring a great deal of the current progression content as a result. Needless to say, if I can't get the gear I want from LFR and 10 mans, I know I'll get what I need from Vanilla... :p


Kate said...

...well shoot, I guess I'm going to have to try soloing AQ40 now. :D Thank you for the advice!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Godmother!! lad I could be of help.

Yes it's Jaffle Cenarius-US :)