I finally – FINALLY – got my 12 runestones. I admit to slacking off for a week, but heck; I got 5 my first week, so I thought they’d drop like candy. Unfortunately, it took another 4 weeks after that to get the remaining 7 (like I said, I slacked), but at Wednesday night’s flex, I got up to 11, so I determined to hop into LFR and get the one guaranteed one.
The good news is that one dropped off Iron Qon, so I snuck out of the LFR and turned it in so I wouldn’t have to do another to get the Thunder King’s heart. With those two quests out of the way, I galloped down the questline, eating up the follow-ups like cake.
I flew around to the temples and spoke to the celestials. They were all a little condescending, but I guess they have a right to be. I then easily whooped Wrathion in a duel, though as he acknowledged, it was a bit one-sided since he was blindfolded and I’m, well, a shaman. I can dps easily while moving and chain lightning his mirror images, so it was a cakewalk.
I flew happily on to Timeless Isle, not knowing what awaited me there, but figuring it wouldn’t be too much of a challenge…
…and then I hit a challenge. No one’s killing the celestials right now. Bah! Oh well, I figure I can wait until Tuesday if worse comes to worst.
Beyond that, our flex went off very well. We finished about a quarter hour earlier than we have before with virtually no wipes (there’s always something, of course, but nothing catastrophic like the previous week). One difference was we had an elemental shammy who was decked out in 561 gear who was OBLITERATING the dps meter. He wasn’t one of my buddy’s guildies, either; I’m used to them tearing things up. This guy, though – wow. We beat our DBM best time on virtually every boss.
So it’s been a good WoW week, and hopefully another will follow as I complete the cloak. I’m pretty excited to a) see what effect it has on my dps (I’ve been told repeatedly not to compare my dps with folks with cloaks because the cloak adds a lot more than one might expect) and b) to kill Ordos and check that castle out. I’ve been around the outside, but never in, so here’s looking to find out what’s hiding inside (a bunch more of the same mobs, I’m sure).
Enjoy your weekend!
Stubborn (and almost legendary)