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Legendary Staff: Cinders complete

I will slowly get this Stave done, I will be devastated if they remove it before I have a chance to get it complete!

I finally finished my cinders and headed back to the Colderra to hand in the quest and get the next part.  I will not deny that being a dragon (even if only magically induced to fake the meeting) it was still cool.

Being a dragon

Then being part of the meeting to decide the fate of the blue dragonflight was immense.  I was just completely enthralled with the discussion and the power play.  It was so fantastic!

Blue dragon flight

I can’t really explain how many photos I took during this cinematic…I just can’t help myself when dragons are involved. So I got my Runestaff of Nordrassil and am pretty excited to be this far through.

Runestaff

I now have to collect the Heart of Ragnaros and also syphon energy from dead bosses.  Crooked has been up to that section for ages, at least count yesterday he was at like 178/250 I believe….and he is pretty good about going every week. I am pretty sure it is going to take a long long time to get done.  I have to make sure I do Firelands every single reset.  Without Fail.

 

Firelands, you beast!

Friday night fun run, was almost a bust with low numbers online, but a few of us said we would like Firelands with 3 of us on the legendary quest, all different parts as well, me on cinders, Crooked on drains and Cptsars on embers it was a good combo. That was pure luck in my book!! So the group was us three, and McTacky, Kahrax and Haevela (on his hunter with an name I have no idea how to spell).

We were going to do heroic 25 man, but we didn’t have enough people for it, so we switched it to normal after a Beth wipe. I asked if we could do some achievements and everyone else was keen for that as well.  We did Barrel Roll on Aly; only a few people had that one, but 3 different bits they needed so I was pretty happy we got it done for them, we wiped once because I stuffed it up with my flying and fell right into some brush fire.  We wiped and went again doing it perfectly!

Then we did Not an ambi-turner on Mr Wankervolcanohead. I advised the strat we used to use when we were raiding FL back in the dark ages, as we did the achievement strat as our base. It takes a little longer, but it is just easier. I think a couple of unnamed individuals didn’t want to believe me, I could feel the skeptisicm, but I was raid leader from BC to  MSV for all content so I am not entirely as daft as I seem in guild now.  We waited until he walked into the centre and did his first stomp, then we attacked the right leg only. Nothing else. It takes him slightly longer to actually hit an active volcano, but at our current gear level we smashed through him anyway. Everyone died except Crooked,  CptSars and McTacky, they killed him pretty easily once he sat down.

Bucket list was one of only 2 achievements I needed and we did that next.  Shannox is a pain the buttski.  We made sure to kill Rageface quickly, and then just run around like mad men.  Shannox must have liked my perfume because he was chomping on me like nothing else. Iceblock has a stupidly long CD!!   Easy peesy!

Bucket ListWe did aim to do the Baleroc achievement, and I am pretty we did, but I honestly can’t remember if anyone got the achievement?  Navi joined us at this point as well to provide extra healing, or maybe DPS?  I have no idea, either way it was another smash fest.  Kahrax tanked this one awesomely given he had never done it before. I suggested he saved his cooldowns for the Decimation blade because that was all I really remembered when I was tanking on my pally.

Then, my last needed achievement.  Which never ever happens. Only the penitent!!!  We explained to everyone how to do it. Set things to focus, create macros and then…Crooked just started running across the bridge!  My heart was in my mouth as we started following him.  I could barely breath as I watched the cast bar.  We all got to our little swirls and then waited a couple of casts :

Penitent

OMG!  Such a long journey to get that compilation of achievements done!  So I went off to get a piccie on my new mount, and Mctacky photobombed me, then so did Crooked, and Haevela and Cptsars…LOL….was quite a photobomb :p  Poor Cptsars, doesn’t have a mount, I don’t know which achievement he is missing we must find out and do it next week with him.

Corrupted firelands mounts

We all look very dashing I think!  Thanks guys for helping with this.  I am now 928/1000 cinders.  Onto the next stage which will take me forever according to Crooked!

Now to collect cinders!

1000 of them to be exact.  Just a few weeks work if I can get into a couple of Firelands run with no one else needing the little buggers.

I noticed Owl online not doing much and begged him to please help me open the portal and fight the boss, Aza came along as well! I was pretty excited to be getting this part of the questline done.  This is the three of us at the portal – isn’t it pretty as it opens?!!?

Entering the Portal (more…)

Continuing the Firelands Legendary

Crooked and I headed back into Firelands to do the next part of the legendary questline called Delegation.

We figured the two of us should be able to handle most of it, and although I think it would have been easier with a more solid third person, I think we ultimately kicked butt.

Essentially you have to collect 3 items, join them up, then use them near the boss during a special attack/phase and then loot it again before dying a horrible death.

We started with Beth – wiped about 4 times before finally getting all the parts done, we lost the lootable item, we mis-timed things, the drones really hurt on squishy mages and it is really hard to loot/cast when things interrupt you!!

We then headed to Alysrazor. Ouch.  OUCH!  OUUCCHHH!!!  That was fun times, the items we need to collect were despawning too quickly, and in fact, I wasn’t even sure what to look for originally because once I stopped the hatchling from eating my face, I couldn’t see any. Then we weren’t sure exactly when to drop the item and we blew it too early, so had to go again, but then Alyzrazor got sick of us and we had to wipe it up, but the next attempt was easy and we smashed it really quickly.

A couple more deaths due to hard hitting mobs and we got to Ryolith. We actually didn’t do too badly on him, but Crooked had switched to healer so he was getting smashed by the adds; I was trying to kill adds and help him, plus kill Ryolith and chase the drops  – it was sort of mayhem, thank god for the heals though is all I can say!

We wiped and then re-did him, however…my lovely healer decided to bail and leave me dead whilst he hearthed out!!!  Just after I saw his body hearth I took this picture :(  Crooked thought he was ressing me… LOL Hearthing and ressing must be all green and look the same :p

Alone in Firelands

I really wasn’t sure if I was going to get the crystal I needed from Ryolith actually, I dropped it at the same time that he stomped and I was sure I had missed it.  Thank god though, I must have had some luck on my side.

We repaired (OUCH) and then cleared more trash for Shannox. I thought he would be hard because he is the only boss that actually hits you directly and he hits harder when his puppy dies.  So, I didn’t think we would be able to do it without a toon that could take more than one hit.  Both Crooked and I managed to pick up a crystal each though on our first attempt and that made it a little easier.  We decided to wait until the raid finsihed and see if we could poach someone to just hold the boss for us.

Owl offered to come (bless him again) knowing he would not want to kill the boss and be saved to a crappy 10 man run was also a bonus. We accidentally killed Rimlimb the first time, and had to wipe, and then I missed the arrow dropping so had to try and get it drop on my crystal…GAHHH.

Finally did that and then we headed out.  WOOT!  Got all 4 of our crystals. Ported back to the Vale and realised we needed to actually do the quest…not just the collection.  We didn’t go and use the crystals to get to the hidden boss to get the actual Branch   DUH!  It was too late by this stage for me though, I needed bed.  I will have to go back in and attempt it another night, but I believe Crooked was going to do it straight away!

So, once I get this bit done, I need to collect 1000 cinders and according to one of the guides I have read, I need to do a lot of heroic 25 mans kills for the best drops.

seething cinder

Just a few more weeks to go then!  Once again, huge thanks to both Crooked and Owl, as I would not have been able to do this without them and their help!

 

 

 

Becoming even more legendary

or should I say “old school” legendary.

I have been slowly building up to getting all my embers, and it was a very sad moment when I had to pay $2700 x 3 for my sands…all my money was gone and my mage was back down to $2k.  Sucks being as broke as I am in game (which I have been laughed at multiple times already – not that  I am mentioning anyone in particular) but as I said to Navimie a few weeks ago, I barely have 17k across all of my toons, and am now 7k less :P  So I can promise you – this legendary quest line is going to kill me if I have to spend too much more money.

However I headed to Cavern of times to finally had in the first part of my quest!!

Legendary Stave

Anachronos made me a little gift and I then headed over to the Nexus to hand in the next part.

Tarecgosa

I then had to follow her around in the Nexus and kill some mobs. It was fun seeing an old storyline come back to explain things.  But as I have read the novels this time period was based on it was even more cool to see what was happening.

Pink flames

I liked her pink fire, and she took forever to burn through that wall!!  I am guessing the mob that attacked would have taken more effort to kill back in the day and would have been terrifying at level.  I was happy to be going through now.

I died once on the platform jumping section as I missed a jump. However we continued on after restarting and killed the last boss and then had a lovely cinematic with Deathwing and Malygos (poor Maylgos!!).

The dragons

Somewhere in amongst all my questing Crooked message me and advised he was just ahead of me in the chain, so we are going to try and hook up next week perhaps, once the restart happens, and try to collect everything in firelands that we need.  It requires wiping on 4 bosses so we can both collect items I think, so it will be interesting to see how we go.

I am excited, I have a few more things needing to be done, but I think as we are so much ahead in gear it is a lot less sinful that it would have been originally.  Wish us luck!!  I can’t wait to have that staff.  Ever since I saw it on the back of Aimei/Lushies Druid I wanted it.  WANTED IT!!!

Once again though I am completely indebted to Owl/Aza/Lushen for letting me tag along with them when they do things. I really wouldn’t have gotten as much done as I have without them and their fun and excitement and just giving everything a go attitude makes me grateful to know them.  They are just able to go into content fearless and attack it with laughter and gusto and whatever happens happens.  Aza tanking in Flex – as a perfect example – just seeing how far they can push themselves but having fun with it.  I wish I was more like that, I wish I was a good enough player to do that.  They make me want to be better though and I think that is a fantastic thing.  I really am so lucky to have people like them around me in game that I feel I can call friends.  I owe them so much – there is never going to be a way I can repay them!

Can I become more legendary?

I have been helping Lominari do some LFR whilst the extra buff for the black Prince was on, and before we started one boss fight Exray messaged me to see if I wanted to join them on a Firelands run. Usual rules apply – no mounts for me…lol…given they run these instances every single week I am ok with that :p

I asked Lom if that would be ok to leave him for a little while, and he was cool with it.  But before I left I got this picture of something that look awesome!  I think he has a buff on it from Ordos or something.

Firebird

So I was at FL faster than you could summon me…excluding the need for them to actually summon me :) I finally got to do Heroic Beth – she killed me..sadly…I don’t know how..I was downstairs killing spiders…but such is life.

Heroic Beth

And then I got to see Heroic Rags and his teeny weeny little legs…I think we may have dps’d him too quickly as he was seeming to have some game play issues with his hammer and the sons…but it was over pretty quickly.

Would you believe….the MOUNT DROPPED!! Grats to Aza for that superb gem!

Heroic Rags

Then the gang turned up to thank us for our efforts and given they are virtually gods, they should have helped us :p

The gang

But during that run, I managed to get my last couple of embers for my legendary staff!!  So I will be posting about that as well because now I am on the way to getting the most awesome staff in game – so excited!  I would have continued with them, but I really wanted to continue my quest chain and see what else I needed to get done.   The question is – can I get my second legendary a few weeks apart from my first one!

OLRG: Firelands

A couple of weeks ago I happened to be online at the right time to join in one of their runs.

OLRG is run by Matty and they do random raids and just go and have some fun.

I was pretty nervous about going as I only knew a couple of people in the raid and well..I am a little shy.  My only level 90 toon is currently my druid and so I advised Matty and she asked if i could tank.  EEP!  IN theory I could tank – but never having tank don my druid could be a little difficult. I had changed my druid to bear recently because after everyone left my previous guild I thought I amy need to help out, but had done nothing since then.

So, there I was about to tank Firelands on a toon with half tank and half boomy gear….and I was thinking I was going to completely fail and look like a twat! I didn’t fail horribly, however it turns out I can’t tank on my druid worth a damn :)  I couldn’t hold aggro or even get aggro and I had no idea what I was doing, I was button mashing like a crazy person but it was fun.

Here are the piccies of the boss kills :)  My Druid has now been to Firelands.  The only negative from today is that I really really really want to get in there on my mage and get my embers so I can get m legendary!!!

 

Old schooling :)

Last night the guild decided to do some Firelands, yes I admit I am being slightly selfish there by wanting to get embers.  I am now up to 9 of the little blighters – I am beginning to think I really need to find a Firelands group running 25 man via some of those Xrealm sites.  I want my legendary!

Anyway we managed to get up to Alyzrazor, we wiped on her though.  It is a tough fight for people seeing it the first time, and I was conscious of the time for the people that needed to leave.  We had a couple of Frosties come with us and kept a spot for another one who eventually appeared like magic :)  It was a fantastic run and even found out about someone who lives nearby, I like meeting people who live close to me given we are in regional Victoria.

We wiped on Lord Volcanowankerhead twice, the first time at 2%, the DK tank getting him 4% all by himself.  My bad judgement on that one I forgot which one of the DK’s was tanking and called the wrong thing. I felt so ashamed.  The next attempt went awfully bad, then the third one was cake walk, although a little unsteady at the start.  I really really really cannot stress how much I hate that fight.  We wiped on Baleroc once, which given a few hadn’t seen it we lasted quite while, we got him to below 20% pretty sure with about 4 of us dead.  Then it all went weird because certain people who shall remain nameless wanted the boss to be tanked on the side!!  THE SIDE?!!?!?  OMG, I couldn’t cope with it, I felt wrong the entire fight, never mind we were on the wrong side of the field anyway, we were on the left and should have been on the right!!  ARGHH!!!!!

I can’t handle change when I know stuff works a particular way, it messes my head up, not just ingame either, when hubby is driving and goes an alternate route it screws me up and I get all freaked out about it.  He mocks me of course, but, seriously I know I am a control freak, just don’t mess with my shizz!!!  ehehehh

We went off to Malygos after that as hubby only needed that one boss on his Shammy for the title, and we managed to get the 6 minutes and under achievement as well.

The night before we went to Ulduar 25 with the Frosties and Arvash as well.  I went on my boomy as she had never seen the place and OMG it was so much fun.  I sucked all night, I am so out of practice on my girl, but we were smashing through everything.  She got achievements on every single boss :)

Freya’s room had me wanting to spend hours in there, so many herbs I wanted to pick!!!  I HAVE TO GO BACK!!!

My beautiful girl, even saw Algalon!!!  ALGALON!!  Can I just say that is a horible fight…maybe it is just me and I am blind as a bat, but I can barely see the red circles to get out of them.  I know hubby was happy to see that fight, as he had never seen it before.  I do wonder how hard it would be to do that Herald of the Titans thing…I am tempted to find a group – but I need a toon first that I can even do it on.  My hunter is the closest to 70.

It was pretty cool though, I would have stayed for the Razormaw achievements, but I was falling asleep as it was, and I hope they did it!!  Grats to them if they did :)

I am having so much fun now doing old content!!

DS raiding Hiatus

Our guild lost one of our tanks during the week and although not a major issue now given I am quite a capable tank, it has helped make the decision to place DS raiding on the back burner.

Between now and MoP we intend to raid wednesday nights doing older content – ICC 10 and 25 man mount achievements and possibly Ulduar.  We also want to try and get some guild runs done like BWD and BoT etc, for the achievements.  I wonder if I can convince the guys to do Firelands for some legendaries perhaps???

So although we are not doing DS, we still plan to do things every week.  In theory if we can get through ICC and Ulduar in 2 weeks (if we are achievement lucky) it will mean a few people have some damn awesome mounts and we can spend some time in FL getting me my embers – maybe we should do that 25 man for more embers?

For those that read my blog and may be interested in coming along we raid at 7.30 pm Australia Eastern Standard time (AEST) – HORDE.  These are runs focused on the mount achievements – so if you are interested please comment here or tweet me.  As it stands we will be short about 3 people regularly, possible more on each night for a 10 man group and heaps more for a 25 man group :p

I am pretty sure this coming Wednesday will be ICC  – no idea on the size as yet – probably 10 man unless we get an influx of people wanting to do 25 man.

From the bottom of my heart – thank you.

Too often we bemoan people and the game, but today I wanted to thank a couple of people because they have made me complete.  By me, I of course mean my mage, and by extension – my self happiness.

Last night, we wanted to do FL and get some Rag lovin’.  We were short, so we pugged a couple of people, one had a Rag’s lockout. WOOT!

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