What an amazing weekend in WoW! I suppose that picture gives you a clue about part of my happy weekend, but let’s go through in order.
I knew this weekend was going to be packed with action before it even started. How? Because it was Arathi Basin weekend, of course! The Defilers were the last faction I needed to earn the “Conqueror” title. I was around 18,000 out of 21,000 reputation, and a win gives about 140 reputation. What’s the first step to doing well in a battleground? Scaring your enemy of course, and what better way than wearing the face of a wolf on your head?!
It doesn’t look particularly priestly, but I suppose it looks trolly!
On Saturday, it finally happened; I hit exalted! After all that long grinding, I was finally Conqueror Devee! It was a long grind. Keep in mind that I was around 50,000 HKs when I hit my first level cap at 80. Also of note – it’s a grind. It’s not skill. I’m actually not that great!
As an aside, Cynwise posted a great article called “The Problems of PvP Reputation Grinds in Cataclysm” on “Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual” today. It’s a great read (as is the entire blog), and he even /salute’d me for reaching Conqueror!
Then I called a very important meeting with Mooglegem and other Horde commanders in the Hall of Legends. New plan: Get 10,000 more HKs so I can be “Devee of the Horde.”
Then it was off to Icecrown Citadel for my second week of joining Buzzleetgear’s ICC 25H. That’s my T10 in the picture. It’s what I most often picture Devee wearing because I wore it for so long. ICC was the current raid for about a year, and it was also the first current raid for which I was raid-ready, so that tier is very special for me.
I needed two achievements. I needed Portal Jockey on Valithria, and I needed to be bit on the Blood-Queen. Buzzleetgear was nice enough to set me as the second bite! The first bite was for the person working on Shadowmourne. I’m guessing he set me as second since I needed so few achievements, which was nice of him. Then, on Valithria, I was designated the healer to stay outside of the Emerald Nightmare. It went well! I was so nervous about the achievement that I stayed inside Valithria’s hitbox, making sure to set my camera so I wouldn’t see the portals. It was freaking me out! Luckily, we were successful! And then during the Lich King fight, I was set as the ranged stack point. Quite the honor! It took a couple pulls, but we did it again. By the end of the night, I received three heroic tier tokens (and a Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher that you can see at the top of this post). And that brings me to my final screenshot of the day.
How do I look in my Heroic Sanctified Crimson Acolyte gear? Wonderful? Priestly? Amazing? Yes to all of this. I’m looking forward to running with his group more in the future even though I won’t need it. ICC is very fun when you haven’t been running it for a year, and Buzzleetgear is a great leader!