Weekend Update 4/30 – Not Much!
Just didn’t have it over the weekend. The continuing emotional toll of my real life not only is making me tired all the time, but <gasp> affecting my desire to play. But Amanna – you’re bringing us down… Sorry.
I did play some here and there. I got mining up to 250. I know I will love the gold once I starting mining in Outland, but I’m really hating the leveling grind. Especially, getting all excited about hitting 250, flying to Ironforge to train smelting Truesilver, only to find out it’s already grey. What’s up with that?
So I switched over to grinding my skinning for a while and it’s now at 240 or so. I’ve been parked just down the hill from Aerie Peak for quite a while. You can get probably 30 levels or so with all those wolves that wander around there. And when they go yellow on you, just head around the corner toward all those troll temples where there are higher level wolves.
So I’m getting there on both skinning and mining and hope to get both up to 300 over the next week or so, so I can get back into Outland full time.
No instances this weekend – the only major quests completed was the Teron Gorefiend series. The gear rewards for the final stage aren’t bad (they’re listed in the comments), but it was the end fight that was so much fun. Once you track down three pieces of Gorefiend’s old equipment and turn them in, you get “possessed” by the ancient spirit at the Altar of Shadow. Turns out (surprise, surprise) the spirit is actually Teron Gorefiend himself and you just collected all his old gear for him and let him loose upon the world.
He can’t be all that bad, since he needs you to destroy the watcher that shows up to kill him, and this is the fun part. It’s just like the quest where you get to control a Fel Reaver. Make sure you pet bar is active, and you’ll have 4 special abilities that you can use against the Watcher. The fight isn’t that hard, just make sure to click all the abilities as soon as their countdown ends. The one on the right, Death and Decay, is a targeted ability, so make sure to get the little green circle on the Watcher. Other than that – the fight goes pretty smoothly – again just be sure to use all the abilities as soon as they become available.
I really need to get into Steamvaults and get that second key fragment for my Kara attunement – still haven’t done that. Everytime I log on, all my upper level guild members are already committed, and I really hate to run it for the first time with a PUG. I’ll get there though. Some real life things are going to finalize and settle down this weekend, so I will have plenty of time to play and get my head back together.
Oh – and we may have a new addition to Adventures in Azeroth very soon. I won’t spoil the surprise here – but I’m excited about it.