Warcraft

First Steps Into Naxx

On Sunday we made our first foray into Naxx. (I’ll have to post screenshots later, but I’ll have to do that from home.) It was awesome: it felt a lot like Undercity, very cool and spooky. We had decided to try the Death Knights wing as a first step, and the initial trash mobs weren’t bad at all…until we made it to Instructor Razuvious.

From 4pm until 8pm we wiped, and I ended the evening with a repair bill of over 22g. Yep…for a clothie. One of our (new) warriors who had died a lot had an initial repair bill on the field bot of 35g – no idea what his final tally was. But hey, it’s only money, right?

It’s a very technical fight, with our priests having to learn tanking skills (they mind-control his students in rotation, which are used to tank the boss). For the rest of us, it was a line-of-sight fight much like Chromaggus, ducking in and out.

I think he had a special hard-on for me, since every time we tried to run for the stairs (when it was clear that we were going to fail) he would almost invariably target me. Once I was standing in a hidden nook with one of the mages, and he ran up, swatted me, and ran off. He must not have seen me pointing at her: “Take her! Take her!” lol…

Overall though, it was a lot of fun. With each death, I just kept thinking “at least we’re not in AQ40 tonight”.

In other news, I just discovered Alterac Valley with Kit. I freakin’ love it. How could I have gone this long without going into AV? It’s like a raid instance…except fun. There are quest to complete, and shiny rewards to be won, and it feels more “real” than the capture-the-flag stuff in WSG does. It feels like a real battle. I’m hooked. :D

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