Nov 3, 2007

Last night, the intrepid members of the DarkLight Resolution Karazhan "Gold" Team ventured in to clean up the trash we left on Tuesday night. It was easy to breeze through Attumen and The Maiden (who once again withheld the Shard of the Virtuous and the Boots of Foretelling) and continued on to Terestian Illhoof. Unfortunately, other responsibilities called me away and I missed the killing of Illhoof.

After Illhoof though, we continued on to Nightbane. He has given us troubles in recent weeks and our goal was to down him last night. Well, we did better than expected and took him down after just two attempts. After taking down Nightbane, just one foe was left within the walls, Netherspite.

Netherspite isn't your standard banished dragon which you can just run up to and start fighting. He opens three portals around him which emit rays which must be blocked before they can reach him and energize him.

So after just two tries learning the fight, Netherspite went down on the third try! With this downing, we have successfully cleared Karazhan and now will continue to attempt to down Gruul on Mondays. We also await the opening of Zul'Aman which will provide further challenges for our 10-man Gold team.

And yes, Netherspite is quite large when a small gnome stands in front of him. Following our clearing of Karazhan, I quickly took a trip to the Grim Guzzler in Black Rock Depths and turned in some Blood of the Mountains I had acquired which took my reputation to exalted with the Thorium Brotherhood "thieves." They are now the 14th cartel I am exalted with and I am quite close to becoming exalted with the Cenarion Expedition and Stormpike Guard.

Oct 31, 2007

Last night was one of our most successful Karazhan runs to date. After I arrived right at the start time, we quickly cleared through Moroes and the Opera where the Crone dropped the Wicked Witch's Hat. No one could use it, so I took it just for fun. It, combined with my swift magic broom makes it fun to ride around cities while cackling.

After the Opera, we quickly went and cleared Curator and then continued on to Aran whom we also one shotted. It wasn't too long ago when Aran was almost impossible to kill, but now we've got him down and can easily kill him in one shot barring any unlucky moves (we even survived two flame wreath explosions last week).

After Aran, we had the choice, continue through the chess event to the Prince or go back and kill The Maiden and Attumen. While I would have liked to go back to the Maiden and see if my Boots of Foretelling would drop, the team voted for the Prince. We had an extremely unlucky infernal drop the first time through, but killed him on just the third attempt - our best effort yet. After killing the Prince, we called it for the night, just 15 minutes past our scheduled end time. A great first night for the Gold team.

But, once again, both the Curator and the Prince failed to drop a tier four piece that had "mage" on it. Which also is locking out all hunters and warlocks. Soon enough though...soon enough.

However, after returning to Shattrath, I saw a request in the trade channel for Enchant Gloves: Major Healing, so I told him I could do that for him, and lo and behold, I am now a 375 enchanter! Now, to just raise my cooking a few more points. Then, maybe I'll get off my lazy ass and get my fishing skills up.

Oct 30, 2007

Last night after two-shotting High King Maulgar, we continued on to Gruul himself and got him down to 50% two times in a row. However, we are still having problems with shatters, but we are learning the fight and doing better every time we see him. I think we should be able to down him soon enough.

Tonight, the Karazhan gold team once again ventures into Karazhan. Hopefully we can beat last week's effort where we one shot everything except the Curator. And on the Curator fight we just got unlucky. All I know is that that damn Maiden is still holding onto my shoes and I'm going to get them sooner or later. And hopefully the Curator will see how High King Maulgar dropped a "mage" tier four item and will reciprocate with a "mage" item himself.

Oct 29, 2007

Tonight, the amazing group of 25 downed High King Maulgar in record time. We had a slight miscue on our first attempt, but quickly got him the second time around. And, lo and behold, though I didn't think it would ever happen, a "mage" piece dropped - the Pauldrons of the Fallen Hero.

Unfortunately, I did not win the pauldrons this time around, but congratulations to Twinklebee, our fellow warlock who now has her first piece of tier four. We are on Gruul now. Hopefully we can kill him and I can get another shot at a tier four piece.
This weekend was pretty boring for me. Friday night, the DarkLight Resolution "Gold" team defeated Prince Malchezzar and Terestian Illhoof and attempted Nightbane a few more times. We got Nightbane to phase two a couple of times and almost to phase three. With a little more practice, we'll get him down.

Continuing with my horrible luck, the helm that dropped from the Prince once again had no "mage" option on it. Not that I could even use a new helm, but I'd just like to see one tier four token drop that is usable by a mage. That's all I want - to see it. Not win it. Not even roll on it if I can't use it immediately - just to see it.

Saturday and Sunday I did my dailies and then helped a young hunter train her way up. As I am currently saving for an epic flying mount, I have decided to help a young Dranei hunter with mining and skinning level up and make money that way. Plus, leveling hunters is both fun and easy.

One bright spot for the weekend was battling in the arenas with Nefernetcher. Our rating had dropped a bit, but after Nef and I were done, we were back to .500 for the week. I think we went 12-2 before calling it a night. We faced some pretty weak teams and got unlucky during one of our losses, but the last loss of the night was against a good rogue/druid team. Those druids are especially hard if they know what they're doing in arenas.

Tonight we should venture into Gruul's lair providing the tanks show up - they got a much deserved week off last week. High King Maulgar usually drops two tier four shoulder pieces (one of the few slots I actually need an upgrade at), so maybe tonight I'll see my first "mage" tier four piece. And if I'm really lucky, I'll win it. That'll just leave my boots for upgrade and I'm crossing my fingers hoping the Maiden will drop them tomorrow.