Wait for it…
So I was worried last week about getting my 4 celestial kills. One of my commentators, Tithian (supported by R) suggested I get oQueue, and I’d like to report on how THAT worked out.
VERY WELL. PERFECTLY, REALLY.
I’m not sure why I hadn’t heard of oQueue, but I got it up and running as quickly as you’d expect for a basic add-on, and about an hour later had all 4 celestial kills (six, really, since the first two groups were supposed to do all 4, but fell apart so badly after 1 that I just dropped when there were less than 5 people left). The third group did all four as advertised, and got my cloak. I am now legen… wait for it…
At any rate, that was a nice success. I went ahead and further oQueued to get my first Ordos kill, and he dropped a neck – one of my few remaining sub 540 pieces. I jumped from – I forget exactly – but about a 535 ilevel to 548, and I moved to doing about a sustained 200k on the Ordos fight. That’s pretty crazy, though, of course, probably much less than I “could” be doing based on sims.
Speaking of jumping, I also jumped over to my buddy’s server. I really don’t know why I didn’t already, but I went ahead and did so. I already met some of his other guildies and lent a hand in an ICC 25 run for someone working on the old legendary. I also bummed around Timeless Isle a lot more than usual and just sort of saw the sights and mopped up some achievements there. It was a good WoW weekend.
I also played DayZ a bit this weekend. I had by far the best start I’ve had since coming back, finding food and a weapon in a “low-hanging” building with virtually no zombies around it. I was well on my way to getting somewhere, but the server restart came, and I went ahead and stopped to play with my buddy, whose sight after his surgery is slowly returning. We played a few games of magic, which is about all he can really handle at the moment, but he’s hopeful to be back playing other games before too terribly long.
On top of that, I played League of Legends. I stepped into an ARAM (all random, all mid) and ended up on a team with 4 melee. Not good melee, even, like Xin Zhao or Singed. The other team had 4 ranged including Sona (for heals), Ashe, Ziggs, and Janna, all characters with long range, straight attacks that make facing them in a single-lane ARAM a nightmare. We didn’t do a single point of damage to their turret. ”That’s Aram,” I guess, but it’s little consolation when you’ve truly not got a prayer from the start. The best part of the game was when someone was complaining about what they “wished” had happened, and someone on the enemy team responded, “I wish I’d been paid in gum!” It was so random, so very ARAM.
So I got my first and likely only legendary in WoW, killed a new boss, and advanced quite a bit in the story. I look forward to seeing how I do in this week’s flex, and I wonder for the first time in a while if I’ll try to jump into some normals again. Flex has been enough so far, but once all of my gear is 540 or better, that incentive is gone. That doesn’t mean too much – I’ve never cared too much about gear – rather, it’s an incentive to try a harder mode. We’ll see.