Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just Leave


Yes, Utgarde Pinnacle is not a hard heroic. But when you get that amount of rampant disrespect and ass-hattery, it's better to cut your loss, and just get out of there. I was just caught unaware by the sheer selfishness and laziness of that priest, so much that I wanted to get out of it asap. As a tank, you have to develop a thick skin, since you'll get blamed for a lot of things that aren't your fault.

DPS died because they pulled an extra pack of mobs to make the run go faster? Your fault. Everyone wipes because they don't know the fight? Your fault.

You don't have to put up with it though. There was a priest and druid in the group, and I was expecting Prayer of Fortitude or even individual buffs of the Fortitude and Mark of the Wild, if they were too lazy to pick up the ingredient to do a raid cast. Goodness knows, it's hard to click a button to buff people individually.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been


Well, right around this time last year I was starting to get into the holiday achievements. After the fun of the Fire Festival, with 2 easy dailies that all my toons could do, I started doing the Brewfest dailies. Those are the actual opposite of fun, when doing them with a lot of alts. If you click on the brewfest label for this post, you can see how much time and effort I put into them last year.

This year? Meh. Gwyddion on Daggerspine racked up 200 tokens, and got the Brew of the Month membership. I didn't bother going to 350 tokens, because she already had the Disturbing the Peace achievement from last year. I had gotten to 350 tokens, got the clothes, gotten drunk, and was racing the clock back to Ironforge to turn the clothes in and get the membership. Unfortunately, she didn't make it.

But..........I was able to pick up a little something extra for my main Bloodshrike. I wasn't comfortable trying to get into the PUG groups to kill Coren last year, but with the LFD tool this year, it's supremely easy to kill him daily. That completed my last requirement for this achievement, and got me my 90th mount, the 310% speed Violet Proto-Drake.

I also was able to get Brewmaster for Pallormortis, Bullkathos, and my soon to be 80's Banesidhe and Thrillkiller.

Doing the dailies netted me 5 tankards, a teleporter for Bullkathos and Bloodshrike, a dagger for Bull/Thrill/Blood/Pallor, a Kodo for Bull, and a Ram for Bull/Pallor....and Pallor again.
No luck for Bloodshrike. Random number generator iz random....

So on Demon Soul and Daggerspine, ALL toons now have either the Brewmaster title, or need to be high enough level to use the food/drink and kill Coren, and they'll have the title then. On Darrowmere, I'm just gonna wait until they're close enough to 78 to be able to kill Coren and get the one-time 40 token quest, then go from there. There's only 7 toons that I would have to do that with, so I'm happy to put it off.

Here's hoping I'll have better luck at Hallow's End.