Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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Quick Monday Updates
comment 10 Written by on April 19, 2010 – 9:04 am
  • Laisrean is 70 and working her way through the Epic Flight Form quest. Yes, I know I can “just train it” at 71, but so far it’s been fun, and it’s getting me some Cenarion rep as well. Purchasing her epic flight skill put a pretty heavy hit on my gold reserves, so I’ll be doing some farming and transmuting to help replenish them.
  • Laisrean is also about 50% of the way through revered with the Cenarion Expedition. Goal is to hit Exalted quickly, before too much Northrend work. I’ll be doing the DEHTA quests in Borean Tundra as soon as she finishes up her Epic Flight Form quest. I want her to get the Guardian of Cenarius title, but am only about halfway through honored with the Cenarion Circle. So that’ll have to wait, or possibly just have to have money thrown at it for Twilight Texts.
  • Aely is in the throes of the final battle against the Lich King, and is spending all of her time up in Icecrown. All work and no play makes Aely kind of grumpy, and Arrens has been super busy with exams at SWU, so she’s not had much time to even /talk/ to him, let alone spend time with him. That also makes Aely kind of grumpy.
  • On top of that, many of the Riders are being haunted by all manner of gross, nasty, disturbing, and otherwise unpleasant ghosts. She had to perform an exorcism on someone she considers a good friend, and it’s not really made her mood all that much better. (Particularly since the … thing … didn’t seem to care so much about the exorcism thing, other than to do a lot of really unpleasant screaming.)
  • Annie Mae is gearing up for the fight for Gnomeregan and is probably going to be stopping by Duugvilder’s place this week sometime as well. She has a bit of a weakness for food, you see, and Duugy is learning how to cook. Or rather, Duugy is an accomplished cook with an enjoyment of experimenting, and Annie will eat anything. It’s a good trade!
  • Annorah has been spending time in Stormwind, recovering from a particularly draining Spirit Walk, and Angoleth is still mucking about in Howling Fjord. Russ has started waking up from his wintry slumbers, but he’s kind of skinny, so she’s had her lion, Arsaelan, helping her out a little more recently.

Having two characters at 70 will be interesting. Right now I’m tempted to think that the druid will be leveled before the hunter – largely because I just can’t settle into leveling with Angoleth. I don’t know if it’s the spec (Beast Mastery), her pets, the fact that leveling as a hunter is really frigging boring, the fact that I’m looking at characters #5 and #6 to go through Northrend, or what, but I want to see both of them at 80 before Cataclysm hits and right now that seems kind of eye-bleedy and daunting, even with two pieces of heirloom gear on each of them.

Also, I really ought to update the pictures on my sidebar. Everyone needs a new screenshot by now.

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10 Responses to “Quick Monday Updates”

  1. Sooooo, Shad should find another paladin about the thing he thinks is plague, huh. >.>

    As far as CC rep, have you considered AQ20? I’m fairly certain I can solo most of it by tanking with my face if you wanted to soak some rep in there.

    By Shad on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply
  2. @Shad – Totally depends on how useful Aely would be. If she can even do SOMETHING to help? It might actually make her feel better.

    As for AQ20? I’d love to go, and I bet we can get a few other people to tag along – I’ve not tried it at all, but that would probably be a lot more effective than my buying lots of Twilight Texts…

  3. I’ve been wanting that title on Windstar, just too lazy/busy with alts to get started with the grinding. She would definately tag along in AQ, work schedule permitting. Bonus- I haven’t been there since vanilla, and the guild I raided with at the time never managed to get past the second boss, so I haven’t seen much of the place. So it’d be awesome to finally get to see it.

  4. Northrend is fantastic, easily the best zones Blizzard has done so far in terms of both storylines and quest content. That said, but the fifth and sixth and seventh times through…O.O…I have a mage I need to finish leveling, but finding the intestinal fortitude to do so had proven to be a daunting task. Also, the prospect of gearing up yet ANOTHER alt just makes me QQ.

    Amusingly, you can tell which of my characters were leveled in which order by the quality of their gear…

  5. @Khol – your opinion of Northrend is shared by most… but not me. I really rather don’t like it. I love the LOOK of the zones, but really don’t like the storylines or the quest content, with a few exceptions. I’ve gotten some of it down to a “science,” where I can go through various zones without doing much thinking (Sholazar, particularly), but I really don’t enjoy questing in Northrend.

  6. If you’re dreading leveling through Northrend, you can always try leveling through battlegrounds instead. Might provide a nice change of pace.

    Also, I’d be glad to help out with AQ20 runs—I’m still after the AQ20 set pieces as well as some of the blacksmithing patterns sold by Lieutenant General Shirtless.

  7. I agree with Anna here, Northrend may have some beautiful zones and well put together quests, but having to go through it all for the 5th/6th time? *shudders* Three of my characters have the same problem and seem to be permanently stuck in Dragonblight, because I dread having to do some of the storylines again. After my horde hunter went through Howling Fjord grinding her teeth all the way through, any and all other horde toons that followed have not set foot on the ground there. Some character-personal bright spots like Grizzly Hills and a single Iceccrown questline just don’t quite make up for the bleakness that is the rest of Northrend. Nearly every character on my list has had it with undead and would be perfectly happy if they never meet another for the rest of their lives… including the Death Knight!

    If all you want is to hit 80 and you haven’t finished Outlands yet, perhaps going back there might help. I managed to get a level to a level and a half from each zone with an heirloom enhanced toon doing every quest I could find and a few days of SSO dailies. She didn’t get on the boat to Northrend until she was well into her 75s. Back then a guildy of mine went to Northrend at 68 and in level/time we didn’t really have much of a diffence. He killed more mobs and took longer to kill them and I pretty much blazed through my quests. Roleplaywise it might need a little work, but hey… just because Azeroth’s army went elsewhere doesn’t mean the deamons did. ;)

    By Tsani on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply
  8. @Anna I strongly suspect Sholazar was the last zone designed as it had the least interesting storyline to go with it. “Oh, look, it’s Un’goro Crater part deux, this time with fewer Devilsaurs!” The Frenzyheart and Oracles were kind of silly fun, but overall, the zone was pretty but when compared to some of the epicness of the other zones, felt a little flat and tacked on. By contrast, there were so many other crowning moments of awesome throughout the rest of Northrend, well, a weak zone could be forgiven.

    I really just wish they’d done something with Crystalsong Forest. It’s such a great looking zone and there’s just so. much. nothing. I mean, there’s an Alliance and Horde outpost on opposite sides of the valley, that’s just BEGGING for some world PvP objectives. Not to mention the giant blue dragonflight area just south of Dalaran…it LOOKS like there was supposed to be something awesome going on there.

  9. @Khol – actually you mistake my point. I like Sholazar, and dislike the rest of Northrend (Storm Peaks is alright, and the troll part of Zul’Drak isn’t SO bad, and bits of Howling Fjord are manageable, but it’s very very sparse). I like Sholazar simply because I can quest there, in huge long chains, by myself, uninterrupted, and everything stacks together. So I can go and make a lot of progress quickly in a zone that looks pretty and has music I like.

    As for Crystalsong, though, I absolutely agree. I LOVE the zone, and there’s just nothing really there. So pretty.

  10. About Crystalsong: I recall a blue saying that there was supposed to be something coming there with one of the content patches, but that was the plan before someone came up with the bright idea of putting a black hole of a city right above the zone. Everything in Crystalsong just screams “lorenuts come here”, but alas… we’re stuck in Dalalag with only questions and hints to munch on.

    By Tsani on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

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