Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? Oh well.
Hellfire Peninsula, as it were, is the traditional trial by fire for alts.
In the face of giant, elite robots, huge hordes of speedily respawning demons, acres of hellboars, and enough orcs clustered together to shame Tokyo on Hallowe’en, this is where your character fails or thrives.
When I went through on my mage, I had an intensely hard time. This was due to two reasons. First, I was sporting a fire spec. Not a good idea when nearly everything has fire resistance.
Second, my gear was almost entirely focused on raw spellpower, resulting in me entering Hellfire for the first time with less than 2000 hitpoints.
I died a lot.
So I respecced frost and did so much better, and my death rate dropped to near non existent. I say near, because I still did things like try and kill Cruel by myself. (more…)