Sunday, June 22, 2008
After Shattered Halls we decided to try another instance, I said any one would be good except Shattered Halls, I had enough of that one for one day. We got another group together and headed into the Steamvaults, an instance in Zangarmarsh. This group was a lot more organized and we had a Paladin to tank which was better as I am really geared for DPS at the moment and feel more comfortable doing DPS. I can tank normal instances with the gear I have, all epic PvP not PvE gear, but I wouldn't last long as a tank in a Heroic instance. This group consisted of Wranngar as DPS, Yonezoe as healer, Dracesslewis a 70 Paladin as main tank, Strycker a 70 hunter as DPS and crowd control and Ilth of the Shattered Sun as off tank and DPS. We had a lot smoother run in this one with this group. Everything was marked and everyone waited until the main tank had good threat before jumping in. We worked our way through all the bosses to the end without much problem. We got a bunch of greens and some blues. Most of us were there to build rep but one person was there for a key fragment to another instance. All in all a great run and a good time.
Yonezoe wanted to build up her reputation with Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula and it wouldn't kill Wranngar to build up his either so we decided to run an instance. We decided on Shattered Halls which I had never been in before. There was Wranngar tanking, Yonezoe Healing, Drene a 70 Mage doing DPS and crowd control, Megavolt a 70 Shaman doing DPS and off tanking and Seriesh of the Shattered Sun another 70 Shaman doing DPS and off tanking. We did this instance way too fast and had some problems but we did manage to get through it and killed the last boss. This was Yonezoe's first real healing stint in an instance and she did pretty good. I need to work on my tanking skills although I didn't really have much opportunity to tank as people were hitting mobs before I had a chance to which defeats the whole purpose of having a tank. The tank needs to build up threat to be able to hold the mobs on them and I wasn't getting a chance to do that. Towards the end I got sick of trying to pull mobs, that other people were hitting first, onto me and just DPS'd in Bear form. We got some blue items that Yonezoe disenchanted into shards that we rolled for.
I did some daily's today, I did the cooking and fishing on both Wranngar and Gomorra and I also did Gaining the Advantage on Wranngar and Sunfury Attack Plans, Ata'mal Armaments, Blast the Gateway and Blood for Blood on Gomorra. Yonezoe did those 4 with me and then logged onto Axeelina and did the daily cooking with Gomorra. The daily cooking today was Soup for the Soul again, I got the mats I needed from the guild vault for Wranngar, Gomorra and Axeelina and we headed over to the Ancestral Grounds (25,59) in Nagrand and cooked up our soup. When I turned that in to The Rokk (61,15) in Shattrath I picked Crate of Meat as my reward on both, starting tomorrow I will be picking Barrel of Fish for the whole week. Wranngar got 8 pieces of Serpent Flesh, 8 pieces of Warped Flesh and a Large Hoof while Gomorra got 8 pieces of Warped Flesh, 8 pieces of Buzzard Meat and a Hunting Knife. Not much good in either of those rewards but I believe I have gotten all the recipes on both now so the meat and fish is really all I have to look forward to unless they have some seasonal recipes or add more. Then I headed over to Old Man Barlo (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest and got the daily fishing quest which was Felblood Fillet. I flew over to the Pools of Aggonar (39,37) in Hellfire Peninsula on Wranngar to catch my Monstrous Felblood Snapper and took Gomorra to Shadowmoon Valley (40,59) to catch his. I turned them in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures and Wranngar got 6g82s60c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks and 2 pieces of Salvaged Scrap Metal. Gomorra got 7g17s94c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks and a Razor Sharp Fillet Knife which I sold to a vendor for 4 gold and some silver. Not a great day for rewards today, better luck tomorrow.
I finally got my epic flight form on Wranngar last night. I was talking to a friend of mine, Beerchick, Champion of the Naaru, and I told him I was up to the part where I needed to do Heroic Sethekk Halls for the last part. He said lets go do it. I couldn't pass that up so we went in and got it :). They do a lot of raiding and know what they are doing so it was a pretty easy run compared to most instance runs I have been on. This was my first heroic instance and it went a lot smoother than a lot of normal instances I have done. It didn't take us long to get it done and I got a couple nice items I can use for raiding plus a few Badge of Justice. There were five us us running it, me on Wranngar, Beerchick on his Priest Beerboy, Champion of the Naaru who was healing, a Hunter Spoke who was crowd control, another Priest Thunderlily who was DPS, and another Druid, Ezrah, that was tanking. I was DPS too for this run. Beerchick was able to get 3 more people to help us from her guild no problem so there was no waiting to get a group together. Beerchick invited me and Yonezoe to join her guild and come raiding. I will talk to Yonezoe and see if she wants to come but I would really like to and I am pretty sure she will too. I am getting sick of doing only battlegrounds and would like to get some of the rewards that can be had from raiding. Plus it was a lot of fun with a good group who knows what they are doing.
Yonezoe hit 70 today :), congratulations to her. We started in Netherstorm but were questing in Shadowmoon Valley when she hit it so she was able to get her 300 riding skill and epic flying mount right there. I was along on Wranngar. I am glad that is finally over. I am definitely going to take a long break before I start another character. Now that she is 70 we can go back to doing daily quests and making some gold along with raiding and battlegrounds so she can get some good gear.
I did some of my daily's on both Wranngar and Gomorra today. I did the daily fishing which was Bait Bandits and the daily cooking which was Soup for the Soul on both as well as Gaining the Advantage and Sunfury Attack Plans on Wranngar. I got Sunfury Attack Plans done while I was helping Yonezoe in Netherstorm and did Gaining the Advantage while I was getting the meat I needed for the daily cooking. When I was done with Gaining the Advantage I flew over to the Ancestral Grounds (25,59) in Nagrand and cooked my Clefthoof Meat then made my soup on both toons. When I turned to The Rokk (61,15) in Shattrath I picked Crate of Meat as my reward and Wranngar got 8 pieces of Clefthoof Meat, 7 pieces of Warped Flesh and a Skinning Knife. Nothing exciting there. Gomorra got 15 pieces of Serpent Flesh, an Unidentified Eye and Recipe: Stormchops, a nice blue recipe. The recipes are the main reason to do the daily cooking quest although the meat isn't bad either. I will have to check, I think I might have all the recipes on both now. For Bait Bandits I flew over to my spot at the bridge (52,37) outside Tuurem in Terokkar Forest and fished for the elusive Blackfin Darter. It was proving to be pretty elusive today, it took me 56 casts on Wranngar to catch one and 14 on Gomorra. After I caught one I flew back to Old Man Barlo (40,59) at Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest and turned it in for my Bag of Fishing Treasures. Wranngar got 7g48s99c, 5 Sharpened Fish Hooks and 3 pieces of Salvaged Scrap Metal, whoohoo. Gomorra got 6g71s5c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks and a Broken Spyglass which I sold to a vendor for 2 gold. Nothing too good there but I can't complain as I have gotten some pretty good stuff from the fishing quest. When I got back to Shattrath I turned in Gaining the Advantage and Sunfury Attack Plans for my rewards.