Archive for March, 2010

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Solo adventures

March 15, 2010

After doing Loremaster I decided I wanted to finish up more of the old world achievements, and one of the ones I was missing was Zul’Gurub for Classic Raider. I didn’t really think it would be soloable as a feral druid in cat spec and cat gear, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. I did all the priests first, which was a lot easier than I’d expected, and continued on to easily down Hakkar. Had I known it was that easy I would have done it a long time ago ;)

My next project was something I never in a million years expected to be soloable; Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj. The only reason I decided to go there was for Cenarion Circle rep, which was getting close to exalted after all that Loremastering in Silithus. I also had The Perfect Poison quest in my log, so I decided to at least try Kurinnaxx. And it was a complete cakewalk. I can’t even remember what the mechanics of the fight was supposed to be, but at 80 it doesn’t really matter. I continued on to Rajaxx, still not really remembering any of the tactics from “back in the day”, and he did give me a bit of a scare with his Thundercrash. But it was still an easy fight. So was Moam, and believe it or not, Ossirian. I didn’t even use the crystals for Ossirian, and I still never went below 95% health. Who would have thought that would ever be possible.

The next couple of fights were a bit more challenging. As a feral druid Ayamiss was mostly a test of of patience, getting to second phase with untalented balance spells and a very limited mana pool took a looong time. But in the end I did it :)

Buru is by far the hardest one to solo. I wiped so many times on that fight, but I decided I wasn’t giving up, and at last I managed to down him with about 10% health for phase two. Whew :)

Up next: Scepter of the Shifting Sands quest line. WTB Brood of Nozdormu rep!

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Finally!

March 13, 2010

I’ve been thinking about finishing up Loremaster forĀ  a long time, but just the thought of having to go through all the Vanilla areas to search for missed quests made me want to uninstall the game. Since it’s been so long since I leveled my main there was no chance of remembering which ones I’d actually done, so I basically just had to mount up and start running. And so I did. To my surprise it wasn’t as horrible as I had feared, it was actually quite nice to get to see the world one last time before everything changes. And after many, many hours of running around the old zones trying not to interfere too much with leveling lowbies, I am finally a Loremaster :)

In other news, our 25-man finally completed both Crimson Hall and Frostwing Halls in the same night, that 5% buff really helped ;) Unfortunately I wasn’t there for the 25-man Lich King-attempts, but we did have some decent progress on our 10-man run. Hopefully he’ll be going down soon!