What do you do when you are not a Christian but have public holidays because of the mainstream? Find others who are also not doing anything over easter/good friday and spend the day eating, drinking and playing WoW.
I am quite proud pagan and I would happily work on Christian holidays if it meant I could get my 8 main festivals off, however with only just over 40K people in Australia claiming to be pagan on the census I think we are a long way off equality there. I mean if you take gay marriage as an example of how minorities are screwed in Aus, I think you have a fair idea. Anyway finding other “atheist” friends is not a major issue 😀
I packed up my pc and headed over into the alliance territories of my druid. Since this is a super long post you have to jump through 🙂
We were deciding what to do as a group of 4 and I suggested we look at doing old achievements for mounts, just chill out and run around. The reason being one of our 4 hasn’t played WoW in years and so being able to get through heroics/mythics would have been challenging. However I didn’t mind chasing old achievements though.
We started with The cataclysm raider achievement and figured that would be the easiest, most of us had a lot already completed.
I don’t think that is too bad really, the only one I had the others didn’t was Four Play and Silence is Golden.
We smashed through the instance so quickly that most of the time me and Calan didn’t get a spell off. My moonfire was getting smooshed constantly but I just couldn’t run fast enough with my little owlbear feet. We failed on Nefarion as we killed him far too quickly which meant he didn’t get to play out his speech etc. We ran out and tried to come back in heroic to do it again but found we couldn’t. GAH! Trying to remember the changes to the raiding situations is insane over multiple exapcs. Maybe Blizz should look at removing that once the xpacs are a couple of years old, so you can go in and farm both normal and heroic. It isn’t like you have anything to gain other than pets/mounts/gear now. So we have to go back in for “Keeping it in the family”.
We also did Bastion of Twilight where we were missing more of the achievements for others.
I did not think we would actually get “Double Dragon” as the bosses were losing health without us doing anything and both Fi and Hels were in the other realms trying to kill the mobs. They managed to get the last mob down and the bosses had about 2% health. It was an amazing effort. The other thing I was super excited about was seeing Sinestra, I remember when the raid was released thinking I would never get to see the fight at current level but how cool did it look!!
We had no idea what was going on when we got to her and had no idea how to do the fight. All of us saying we hadn’t seen it. Until the achievement popped up for all of us except Fi. She was very confused about when she received the achievement because she was adamant she had never seen the fight.
Throne of the 4 winds was also needed to complete the achievement and we missed out on”Stay Chill” unfortunately. It caused a wipe the first time as we tried to go to 8 for the buff before we killed the other bosses, instead that killed us and took Hel about 15 minutes to die. So we tried it again, but you know what isn’t helpful – demonhunter wings – apparently when you are trying to jump across platforms they cause you to go slower and delay you landing which means more time for the buff to count down. It caused an issue with Hel and then he dropped his buff but we didn’t realise and so we killed the guys and no achievement.
I didn’t need “Four Play” but the others did so we researched what needed to happen, spent about 10 minutes reading up on the best way to complete it without issue and then headed into the fight. This was after having bugged out the boss the first time and having to spend 10 minutes rebooting WoW before being able to get get the fight started again.
We start the fight, and Hel forgets that we are attacking a boss from the 1930’s and decides to hit it with one solitary attack. BAM! Boss dead.
I am in fits of laughter, rolling on the floor almost, because instead of auto attacking he went full Demonhunter and went crazy. We didn’t get the achievement as you can imagine.
I only need 2 more achievements now to get the mount – I am happy about that. I could potentially do the Nefarion one but the Stay Chill will be hard without at least 3 people.
You would think we would have had enough at this point, but nope we decided to head to Dragonsoul. As you can see – I don’t need much for this one. Sadly the issue is my druid doesn’t have any of the Chromatic Champion completed however my mage has 2 done. Sadly that isn’t account bound 🙁
Fi and Hel only need 1 more run through to get the last chromatic platform which will be awesome for them in a week’s time. I might see if I can find a raid going to get one more platform done on my mage.
The only one which caused us grief and took about 40 minutes (if no wayyyyyyyy more) was Maybe He’ll get dizzy. We did it over and over and over and over and over again. Each time getting slightly better but initially we just kept killing all the things with splash damage and flying off his back a couple of times. Only 4 people means that if you are standing just slightly over the imaginary line he rolls. Was sooo painful. After a bit of a break for snacks and drinks we came back and did it. FINALLY! there was much celebration!
The last ones we attempted were Mogu’shan vaults because we figured that would potentially be just as easy as the other ones. We were wrong. We could not have been more wrong if we tried.
By this stage my hubby was home from work, so we decided to pull him into the raiding fun as well. As he is away in Malaysia at the moment, I am getting him as much as I can to play WoW with me so we get some “time” together.
We all went into the first one with Corgis and pugs out. We didn’t get the achievement for “Must Love Dog”. We speculated that because the corgis were not around in Pandaland we needed to get out pugs only. So we excited and attempted to come back in on a different mode… nope. Still not possible in this expansion. So we moved on to Fend the Accursed and could not get the mimic to happen, however at the end of the fight we seemed to have one part of it done – I will need to read up more about that achievement. It doesn’t help when you don’t really remember how the fights actually go. No achievement.
Activating the Mogu artifact seems like an easy prospect but it isn’t. I read on wowhead that having more people clicking on it speeds up the channelling – I dispute that vehemently but with only 2 people in the spirit realm it is hard to tell conclusively. We think we might need more than 5 people for this fight given 3 people are voodoo dolls and unable to go through to the spirit realm. No extra achievement after at least 6 attempts.
Subetai the Swift we all danced with after he did pillage and then nothing happened, no achievement so we will have to find out why – we must have done something wrong.
We did manage to get this one though – yay us. Probably not the most difficult to get completed really.
Then we failed miserably on the last one with the constructs that do so much damage which you are supposed to avoid but have no actual way of doing so easily. I have no idea. We all spent ages and ages and ages killing adds on this fight and only a couple of us getting 1 single stack of the debuff needed. This one made me angry as I couldn’t avoid the damage at all. In any way. This one is a lie! I don’t see how anyone completes it.
I am sure there is a trick and I will try and find out how to complete them all and see if they are possible solo or with just 2 people etc.
Kudos to the group – we did so many achievements it was awesome. Sorry about the Mogu’shan ones being horrific!! But I had such a great afternoon playing and doing old content. It was so much fun!