We have long been the heroes of our own stories in World of Warcraft. NPCs, both minor and major alike, remind us constantly that we are the saviours of Azeroth; that if it weren’t for us, the world would have ended if we hadn’t have defeated that boss, or killed that pest, or scooped up that poop. We are the stars.
For our latest topic, though, we want to talk about you, the player, and ask you:
When have you felt totally badass in game?
Did you kill a super hard boss that you’d been working on for a really long time? Did you have a near miss, and saved yourself from falling to your death? Was there an outfit your transmogged that made you feel super strong and powerful? Or did you do something for someone in game that made you feel great? Let us know! This topic is all about the things that make you feel good in game.
Coincidentally this happened only a few weeks ago.
But i can’t decide between the two events so I am going to tell you about both.
The first is when myself and Michael managed to down the last boss in mythic SoT from 40%. When we were doing it – if you listen to the video, I was sure I would die pretty quickly because of the increasing debuff. But what happened was I kept my cool, hit my defensive before the crap, hit my heal afterward and just kept moving the boss around.
I didn’t panic, i just did my thing. I doubt I could replicate it if I tried. I was just expecting a massive hit to happen that would wipe me out. I felt pretty amazing as a tank to be honest.
The second event was completing Heroic Argus and getting the ahead of the curve achievement. I still feel pretty amazing every time I remember that I helped tank our way through the content. The guild was already half way through Heroic when I started so I really only did 50% of it. But it feels nice to know I contributed. I felt pretty badass.
Of course all of this means nothing though because I was told that tanking on a druid is like winning gold in the special olympics because it isn’t how I tank but everything else making it easy. (Save the disability rage btw – it was a stupid comment by a colleague and I am fully aware!). So now I feel a little like my gorgeous flexing biceps are deflated balloons. I also wasn’t there for the night the guild cleared heroic in one shot AND killed Coven for the first time – maybe I hold them back more then help!
Cest la vie right?
I started out feeling awesome – so let me just remember the good times!!
I cannot preface this post enough to explain how everything that follows stems from a deep sadness at being misled by Blizzard at a time that should have been amazing.
I do not see the silver lining on this.
We were going to run some mythics for the weekly quest however Michael was eating dinner; instead of harassing him to masticate faster we took the opportunity to jump into Nighthold and get the last of the shards I needed for Balance of Power.
I only needed 4, so we wrangled an elite squad of death and destruction which included Simon, Brian, Fred, Ben, Drew, Michael and myself. The guys were fantastic for coming along and helping me get the last few shards. I cannot thank them enough. Michael didn’t arrive until later, so in the interim I switched to healing. Bad idea. I couldn’t find the spell which put the green circle on the ground, I had to manually select people then the spell, and I was basically just clicking things in the hopes they would light up.
I am not a very good healer. I didn’t even have Brez on my bars…had to do that on the fly when Drew needed a rez before tanking the second add. It was a disaster! Then Michael came online and I was so freaking excited!
After handing in then killing Guldan for his eyeballs, I went off excitedly to hand in my quest but the chain continued. So I delayed that to help Fred in Emerald Nightmare with the rest of the group to obtain the last of his corrupted essence. We tried Ursoc again for the hidden artifact – which Simon got!!! We tried for Michael’s hidden one off the dragons and Ben needed something off the eyeball.
Once that was complete I headed back to my quest chain, flew to Moonhold and received all the power!! I was so excited because this meant I was going to get my purple bear!
We start off with this horrid green bear :p after receiving all the power.
I have improved history by doing the longest quest chain in game. It probably isn’t but my god, it certainly feels like it is.
I ported directly back to my class hall and my tree to switch to purple. This is what greeted me.
It was locked? LOCKED?!?!?!? I have – as per the notes on the tool tip – “Completed a Mythic mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone” AND I had just completed “Balance of power”. What gives Blizzard – as your tool tip reads – I have done the requirements?
Craig suggested the other day I needed to do the 15 after having finished the quest line. Is that how you read the above? Would you not put the 15 after the quest line completion then to give it a sense of order,. would you perhaps put them in the same sentence and advise it is required to be after.
I was soo annoyed. So annoyed in fact that I almost rage quit. I had been looking forward to completing this and being purple. Instead I was convinced to to a level 15 then and there. So myself, Simon, Craig, Ben and Michael jumped into a Seat of the Triumverate 15 (which was Craig’s). It was horrific. I lost count of the deaths after about 50. I was so annoyed with the bosses and my failings as a tank – which were more to do with it being Skittish affix this week than anything else, but it was still frustrating as hell. I hate all the bosses in this instance due to past experiences so it was lovely to finally kill this piece of garbage. I hate him with a passion add that to my already simmering rage about my butt being green and not purple – I wanted to see him die.
We eventually got all the way to the last boss and Michael and I had to tank him/her/them (?) from 40% all the way to 0%.
It was the longest boss fight I have ever done, but no way in hell was I going to have to start again! I have to admit it was pretty funny. Michael even posted it on youtube to watch if you want to have a laugh. I would speed it up if you can though as it is just long :p
Thanks so much to the guys for being dragged through a horrific level 15! You were – as always – awesome!
So I headed back to my tree to get me some purple butt! This greeted me again! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!???!
The conclusion can only be made that it has to be a timed 15. Where is heck does it say timed? For more casual players like me – completing a 15 is hard enough without adding it needing to be timed. When I say hard enough – the two level 15’s I have done have taken over an hour and a half with over 40 deaths – I am so far away from the timer that getting to the end is a massive success in of itself. It isn’t like I am finding this easy you know. Had I known it was a timed 15 I would have just never started on this mission to have it purple. I probably wouldn’t have even completed the Balance of Power. The tooltip should reflect the actual requirements. I still “completed” a 15 when we missed timers and I got the achievement – that says it is complete. Why am I not purple!!! Why would you do this to people.
I am so angry. I am writing this post a few days later (to calm down) and it has made me angry again. I don’t even want to contemplate having to try and do a timed 15. I can’t even get a 15 key to do it? Our mythic group is still at level 13’s with sometimes upgrading a key by one. We haven’t managed to do a 14 yet in timed mode. I have until August I guess if I can be bothered. I am just so depressed about the entire thing. Hashtag devastated.