We’ve had some good raid weeks the past two weeks! On Tuesday we cleared to Megaera and put in some good attempts. On Wednesday, we managed to kill Megaera for the first time!
Okay, yes, we had 22 wipes before we killed her on our 23rd attempt, but we still did it! It had been 15 days since our last kill; I think two weeks is fine!
Luckily for us, the progression didn’t end there. We killed Ji-Kun on our second attempt! Here you can see almost all of us. Justin took the portal by accident.
Here’s all of us, I think. It’s hard to get everyone in the shot when we’re flying. Three-dimensions are too hard for my feeble mind.
And here’s our kill video! I can’t believe it was only two attempts. It was a good week!
Not much caught my eye this past week.
Know Your Lore: The rise of the Dark Shaman, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 6/23/13.
From where did the Dark Shaman originate?
Why Flex Raiding will change everything, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 6/21/13.
Rossi believes Flex Raids will replace 10-man and 25-man raiding in future expansions.
I got to use the Orb of Control tonight! I don’t understand why I made Horridon bash the gate though. He’s so cute. I would have made him come hang out with me. We’d be good buddies.
While waiting for our 10th raider, we had some time to kill. Nate challenged me to a pet battle. I’d done some pet battling, but I’d never dueled another player. I was high level, so it was unfair but still fun. Here Musterbear (named after the stuffed Mr. Bear) defeated Nate’s Sunreaver Micro-Sentry.
In fact, Musterbear defeated Nate’s entire team. Yay, Musterbear!
Next up, Mushkin and Zetzu battled. That’s Zetzu’s Cinder Kitten, Nova! He kicked butt, but only because Mushkin didn’t use his A-team. I’m glad he likes his Cinder Kitten; Moogle got it for him for our Secret Santa last year.
We asked Fiirnok to fill in for Meto because Meto’s Internet was having problems. I hadn’t raided with Fiirnok since Wrath because he only recently rejoined. Fiirnok loves cats, and Moogle had the idea for everyone to bring out cats. She also had the idea of feeding them pet biscuits. I have a bunch as well, so after asking everyone to summon their cats, we enlarged them! You can see Fiirnok on the left in this picture near the water. I hope he liked the first ever Fiirnok Cat Party!
A Disconnect on F2P, Rohan, Blessing of Kings, 6/17/13.
An observation on the disconnect between how players view revenue earnings in a F2P game and how the developer views revenue earnings.
Do I Really Need to Run 3 Raids a Week, Matticus, World of Matticus, 6/12/13.
How will Flex Raids change things?
Chicken Fried Ji-Kun, arvash, The Crimson Hammer, 6/20/13.
It’s always the last pull of the night.
Patch 5.4 PTR: How to get Golden Lotus reputation in 5.4, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 6/17/13.
Lore Updates: Characters Page, Warcraft Timeline, Blizzard Entertainment, us.battle.net, 6/14/13 via Lore updates for the official World of Warcraft site, Matthew Rossi, WoW Insider, 6/17/13.
The official site has been updating, including lore on the current and last patch. I love that they divide the story into chapters with short summaries, and it’s great to see Blizzard keeping it up to date.
Fearsome paladin collective crusades for the Light, Lisa Poisso, WoW Insider, 6/13/13.
The Caelestis Templares is an RP guild of fanatical paladins, sort of like the Scarlet Crusade. It sounds like a fun idea.
My friend Shaun is moving to another country soon. I’ve talked about him before, and there’s a reddit thread about him here. He acquired every achievement shortly before Mists of Pandaria’s launch. I’ve known him since middle school, and like I said, he’s moving to another country next month. To prepare for this, he’s been giving away practically everything he owns. I took some of his weights and a pull-up bar, but that’s not really applicable to this blog. He had Collector’s Editions of all the World of Warcraft expansions, and I accepted The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition because it was the only one I didn’t have!
Of course, the key’s been used, but that’s not really why I took it. It’s also missing the WoW CCG cards. However, it has the mousepad, art book, and behind-the-scenes DVD. I’m looking forward to preusing them more. In fact, I don’t think I finished looking at the Mists of Pandaria art book! (I like to be surprised in game.)
Thank you for the gift, Shaun / Scyber / Scybear / Yuber. Enjoy your new country!
On Wednesday Carpe Flux Capacitor killed Tortos for the first time! It was only our second time reaching him, and it took us 28 attempts across those two nights. It was a hectic fight at time (as they all on first kills) but definitely fun. Hopefully next week we get him down faster!