Finally. After all this time, wasting time at level 70 with, like, a daily or two per day, I finally have access to an additional three. Let the gold roll in! (I have 2k now. Epic mount, here I come!)
The attunement process itself was fairly annoying. 5 major arse group quests in a row? Obviously, I tried to solo them. That didn’t work out so well. So I grabbed Ghostkid, my personal hunter chef (no one fries up Basilisk’s quite like this guy) and we took a shot at the guy above Shattrath. It didn’t go over so well, needless to say. It was a chaotic mess of fireballs shooting everywhere, a hunter pet dying, me getting squished, then the evil bastard reset. We got him down to about… 80%? 75%? Somewhere in that area.
So we got a druid buddy (who had just finished AV) to help out. We tried it with him tanking, didn’t work out. HAHA! YES! WE NEED A HEALER! RIGHT! So then we tried it with the hunter’s pet tanking, with the druid healing. Nope, still didn’t work. So we went and grabbed a proper tank, a warrior in T4,5 level gear. Well… proper is relative. Relative to a non Beast Master hunter’s pet, a fury warrior who just happens to carry a shield he found lying in a corner in Karazhan is a proper tank.
So this was our group. We had Ghostkid, one of those 31/30 raiding hunters, myself, wearing my PvE gear set, a fury warrior tanking, and a moonkin druid on heals. For a little while, we had a demonology warlock, but he dropped out, and we four manned the rest right up until the summoning quest. At that point, we needed a fifth to complete the summoning. Ok, technically we didn’t, but it was just easier that way. So I called up an old buddy from way back in my Lost Cause days, we summoned him from the Gruul’s stone, and off we went! Ogre took a fast dirtnap, on to the next one! Dead ogre, I collect his soul (look, ma, I’m a warlock!) and off we go to Ogri’la!
But first! I have to visit my new minions! Er, citizens!
If you haven’t done this, you’ve got to try it. All those Bloodmaul and Bloodspire Ogre’s you were killing before? They’re all neutral to you now. You are their King (or Queen, I suppose… Queen of the Ogres? You really want to be that?), so they actually interact with you in meaningful ways. Things like waving back when you wave at them. Bow to them, they bow back. Flirt with them, they blush. All these Ogres really start to grow on you…
And the some snivel little gnome warlock comes around and starts killing all your citizens! What is he doing?! What is the puny little level 65 doing killing all my friends?!
It took me a few seconds to come back to my senses. These Ogres are NPC’s! They’ll be fine! They all respawn in ten minutes anyways.
So off we go to Ogri’la, which apparently means “Heaven” or something in the Ogre tongue. Y’know, their language doesn’t make any sense. They call fighting “Smash”, really big fights “Big Smash”, Hell “Not Nice Place”, and yet they come up with some fancy pants name for Heaven. Must be all those crystals up there. They mess with your mind man…. be careful up there. One day, you’ll catch yourself desperately keeping track of whether the next button you need to push is yellow or blue.
We get some more prerequisite quests done, and now we gots us some daily quests! Yay! The color matching quest is kinda cool, although nothing has ever made me spout the word “Repop” in the middle of a stream of profanity before.
I tried out the bombing one, expecting it to be something similar to the one in Terokkar. It certainly has it’s similarities… like how the USA and the Soviet Union were similar in how they both had tanks and nukes pointed at each other.
The Terokkar bombing quest is a quick thing you do to get some gold. the birds make it annoying.
The Blade’s Edge bombing quest is an Intense (yes, with a capital “I”) gaming experience that got my adrenaline turned on far higher than an MMO should ever warrant. Dodging the flak cannons, explosions going off everywhere, essentially a “one hit kill” policy… it was a blast. The most fun I’ve had on a quest in game. Not even the Murloc one compares with this.
And then we have the Wranglin’ quest…. by gum, this one is hard! So I see a Ray flapping about, tag it with fireball, fireball crits, hit it with Scorch, then the Ignite kills the Ray before I can lasso it. Damnit! Find another one Just use fireball. But it didn’t do enough damage, so I cast Scorch. It crits. Dead Ray. Damnit!
Just Scorch then. Scorch, scorch, scorch. Not enough damage dealt. Scorch, Scorch. Woops, went a wee bit overboard there, but we seem to be… damnit! It died again! It managed to kill itself on Molten Armor.
You only need to have 5 Rays wrangled to get the quest done. I usually go through about ten = /
Poor things. Never been wrangled by a troll before, I guess.