Good news for some of us, and bad news for the Exarch – we killed High Exarch Turalyon in Stormwind recently! I completed the For the Horde achievement years ago, which tasks you with defeating the various city leaders. Since then, the Storming Stormwind achievement was changed from Varian to Anduin and then moved to Legacy when Executing the Exarch was added in Shadowlands.
We had to pose on the throne of course.
This wasn’t really our original plan. We only had 8 people and were in Stormwind to screw around and fight NPCs and any Alliance who wanted to stop us. None engaged us, so we decided to try Turalyon. Afterwards we went back to clear out the bank and auction house, then eventually found where all the Alliance players were – there was a raid group outside Goldshire. We saw a few people in the inn there, and then suddenly the raid group phased into existence. We had a nice battle and then hearthed home!
Five thousand Alliance have fallen before me in battle on Draenor, earning me the Defender of Draenor achievement. A monument now commemorates this, standing next to my Gladiator’s Sanctum!
Speaking of the Gladiator’s Sanctum, I finished Nemesis: Worgen Hunter this weekend and have continued to Nemesis: Draenei Destroyer. I have four more races to slaughter, counting the draenei. I also became exalted with Vol’jin’s Spear. It was a productive weekend.
Ashran was incredibly fun at the start of the expansion, but eventually people stopped PVPing, opting to do events. Luckily the group finder makes it easy to find a Nemesis group – perfect for direct PVP. I’ve been having a wonderful time in Ashran, although part of that has to do with my own circumstances. I hurt my wrist a few months ago and didn’t like prolonged computer gaming. I wish I could say it got better, but actually, I just bought a wrist brace. Regardless, I can now spend hours in Ashran again. I’m not looking forward to the rarer races, but I’m definitely looking forward to “Warlord of Draenor.”
What are we doing in that screenshot? I’ll get to that! The raid went very well. I decided to just start showing up with both holy and disc PVE specs. Yes, it means I’ll spend gold on dropping my PVP spec every week, but it’s not that much, and it’s fun to play both. I ended up using disc the entire night. It’s so much more mana efficient! I don’t have mana problems at all with it!
Harley switched to her shadow priest this week because Craca switched to his bear to tank. She’s always willing to play whichever character is needed for the raid. That’s just one of the things that makes her a great guild leader! I really hope she enjoys playing all her characters though; I’d hate to find out that she really dislikes certain roles but does them just because she feels she must.
And guess what?! I feel like I truly comprehend Baleroc! Hooray! I also managed to score a ring and a wand!
However, the best part of the night was after the raid was over. One member decided to play guess-where-I’ll-end-up, and he ended up on top of the mountain seen in the screenshot above. And then he summoned us. The fun part was a minute later, right before we were all about to hearth, an alliance suddenly teleported right next to us. Well, what could we do? Shame the Horde? No, no. We killed him. And then we laughed, realizing he’d have to spirit rez. Sorry Mr. Alliance. I usually don’t attack unprovoked, so I hope you enjoy PVP. For those wondering, he was from Huge in Japan, a very good Alliance guild!