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Wait… Whose blood?
comment 13 Written by on February 19, 2010 – 10:01 am

I occasionally indulge in being a ret paladin.

It’s fun, a different sort of game from what I’m used to, and (if I’m honest with myself) a lot less thought. Icecrown is more ranged friendly, and I’m a tank-healer, so I rarely get to do deeps in raids, but it /is/ fun. So I have a decent set of ret gear, and it’s gemmed and (mostly) enchanted. And I’ve got a really substantial weapon out of ICC-10, so I’m pretty happy with my ability to not be a waste of a raid spot if I go DPS.

Of course, occasionally very strange things happen.

Strange things like “All the melee DPS in the raid already have their Shadows’ Edge materials” and “We just killed Festergut, who wants the Acidic Blood?”

Which prompts the following discussion between my husband and I in vent.

“…Whoa. So I think that means one of us is up for these blood drops.”
“Yeah, but it’s a lot less likely that I’ll get to go ret for any of this content. You already get to smack stuff around sometimes.”

At which point a few other people in vent chimed in:

“Yeah it really sucks to tank ICC and get 0 souls over a night because you didn’t actually have the weapon equipped!”

“… you know, it’d be pretty hilarious to see Anna running around looking for more souls.”

“<assorted laughter>”

Which was, of course followed by the message in my chat log: “You have received [Festergut's Acidic Blood].” And shortly thereafter by: “You have received [Rotface's Acidic Blood].”

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So…uhhh… Anyone got any saronite?

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13 Responses to “Wait… Whose blood?”

  1. Man, I just managed to scrape together the six Saronite I needed to make my boots (one to buy the pattern + five to make) and I was sure I’d NEVER get it together. I have no idea how one goes about getting 25.

    Glad all I had to do was run the new 5-mans for Quel’Delar.

  2. Congratulations! I’m slowly (very, very slowly) scraping together my saronite; I just need to find a raid to go get the blood.

    You really ought to go get Light’s Vengeance – it’s a really cool little scene. Of COURSE you don’t just get to fly in and pick up Arthas’ old hammer, pshaw.

  3. Very nice….gratz on the bloods…I hear those saronites are going for about 2.5k a pop, though, so….yeah :D

  4. @Stop – Yeah. I just had a really crappy day yesterday, so I logged out immediately after the raid – I snapped the screenshot since I figured it was worth a blog post. I’ll be heading out there to do it today :D

  5. @Jez – Yeah, that’d be nice too. I’ve been running the frigging ICC 5 man heroics a LOT. Still haven’t so much as seen the stupid hilt DROP, let alone win it. My raid is pushing close to killing Arthas in our 10 man, and quite honestly, I’m going to be a little miffed if I get the mace drop from him (which … UTHER’s Gave? Really? DO WANT!) and I’ve STILL not seen the stupid hilt.

  6. @Khol – Yeeeeeaaaaah. Well, I’m not in a HUGE hurry, since I”m not really a ret pally, I just play one on TV. And since it’s not likely that I’ll ever get the souls.

    (I’m also kinda fighting with the fact that it’s an axe. Ewwwwww.)

  7. Grats on the blood! And good luck on completing that quest!

    I’m still trying to get geared up for the 5 mans… Hopefully I’ll get to see the 10 man before cataclysm comes out…

    What do you need for the saronites? Channi is a miner. If I can help, let me know.

    (Hope that didn’t post twice… Had to fix a last second spelling issue right after I clicked submit!)

    By Zha'ane/Channi on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply
  8. @Chaani – It did, but I’ll fix it.

    The Saronites are not something that can be mined. They’re Primordial Saronite, available as drops in ICC25 raids and from the frost vendor for 23 Frost Badges. It’s a really REALLY expensive endeavor.

  9. \o/ Congratulations! I’m totally excited for you! If I ever have any Primordial Saronite going spare, I’ll let you know, although, um, that probably won’t happen for quite a long while. Still, yay you! I’m sure we can get you some souls one way or another, once you get to that point. :D

  10. I chime in with Teu on this. I need to buy me a belt, and some saronite for patterns, and then my badgers can be yours. And we’ll see to it you can bonk more on Mondays. =D

    WE CAN DO IT, TEU, IT’S JUST TRASH RIGHT AUUUGH WEBWRAP

    By Shad on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply
  11. @Shad and Teu – SO many <3s. And I've gone bonkadin for big chunks of ICC25 too, at least the first four bosses :D It won't be fast, but that's ok!

  12. Well, Windstar has her badge cloak now, so she doesn’t really -need- her frost badges for anything now…..

  13. I stopped my power farming for saronite badgers, but after this last one I just bought I can start sending them to you as well.

    By Melryn on Feb 21, 2010 | Reply

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