To say it is an upgrade from the ilevel 530 dps cloak I was using is a shattering understatement. 530 vs 608 is a wonderful difference when you are on this side of the quest reward.
I chose the Tank challenge as I’d been told is was a little easier and I was short on time. Overall it was very straight forward, with the only trick being where the tank must stand in front of the incoming blasts from four directions. Cute mechanic for a mini-boss style encounter, but I’d be annoyed to see that in a raid fight.
It also means that I’m actually caught up on “current” for the legendary questline for the first time since starting it. Luck has a great deal to do with that.
I noted when running around after work on Tuesday night that the buff for extra Valor was still on my character, yet the cap had been refreshed back to 0/1000.
Like a good little grinder I’d almost finished farming my 150×4 of the bloody barrens boring grind-fest, so I got my last 35 oil, and parked at the quest giver.The ugly troll gave me the quest as expected.
Unexpectedly turning in the quest got me 300 Valor not 200. The What? +50% Cool!
Apparently it also works on the Isle of Thunder and disappears if you change zones or change maps. Yes it appears a bug, and likely unintended. I can’t say I’ll panic and plan to do this just for an extra 100 Valor each week, but it was a surprise.
It was going to happen. I don’t like at all what I’m reading. If you’re “pro” any side of these features then I’d warn you that I am not before you read on. I’m angry about this, and strong language follows. Continue reading →
Last night the guildies were one man short, and I was lucky enough to be able to Tank for them.
It’s kind of post worth because I could play in a real raid with friends, which happens rarely and also tank. Rare indeed for a player who is more used to standing behind the big-bad and deeeeps’ing, more often in LFR.
In around 3 hours which included the special trash boss for the week and also a few bathroom breaks; we killed the first three bosses in Throne of Thunder. Then poked the huge turtle in the eye a few times, but he’s a tad chaotic. First time that I’d died to those swirly floating trolls who kick you off the bridge, shamefully I took an OS trinket for Tanking from a kill, and as I expected these were no Titan Runestones to be seen. It is a shame that these only drop from the last 6x bosses.
Once again I learnt a lot about these bosses that I didn’t know, and loved it. Makes me ponder nudging the regular tank in the side and flooding his connection so I get a spot (kidding).
As an aside I wonder if gearing a Tank set as priority is a better option for Patch 5.4 than Dps. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep within distance of the regular raiders for gear level in 5.4; but a tank is something when needed by role as much as output. That might mean a set that I can switch with between the raid groups.
Ps. Sorry about the title, it made sense at the time.