Posts tagged ‘patch 5.2’

Breakin’ It Down with Jin’rokh the Breaker

We ended up having our first look at Throne of Thunder four days later than planned, but during that interval we added a couple more raiders to the guild – we now have 9 in total, which makes our runs official guild runs now!

And tonight, we are 1/12 10-man normal mode!

10-man Jin'rokh down!

10-man Jin’rokh down!

(Again, screenshot-taking failed at the moment of beating the boss – we had to come back for this one.)

We had Worldbreaker’s Stormscythe and Infinitely Conducting Bracers drop. Nothing Thunderforged, but upgrades are upgrades!

The trash after Jin’rokh wasn’t quite as bad as expected – mostly because all the horror stories we’ve all heard prior to it made us ridiculously careful. It still took us about half an hour, two wipes and multiple people getting punted off the bridge before we got to Horridon, though.

Trash > boss. Blizzard be trollin’.

We got in maybe 5 attempts on Horridon, none of them great. The second door is a PAIN; we were getting overwhelmed by all the venom-adds. We did reach the third door once, but with half the raid dead so clearly there’s room for a lot of improvement.

Still! Jin’rokh down, raiding issues (fingers crossed) coming to an end – good times, hurray!

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March 19, 2013 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

So, 5.2 has been crazy!

I’ll admit that I’d hoped for more time before it went live, because I really wanted to clear T14 while it was current. But the new content has been really fun – I love how spooky and dangerous the Isle of Thunder feels, I love the new dailies, I absolutely love the new solo-scenarios. Seriously, the Treasure Trove run is AWESOME, WTB more keys so I can go in there again. And the Stage 2 solo instance that opens up the Dawnseeker Promontory, the Sunreaver Onslaught’s new base, was pretty badass – enough that I was compelled to drag all three of my level 90s through it.

stage2sunreavers

I quite like the new ways of earning rep, too. All my toons own Sunsong Ranch now, and have been getting rep for completing the new faction farm quests – and they only take about 5 minutes to do a day. Dungeons and scenarios take longer obviously – especially when ‘random’ always ends up being ‘Shado-Pan Monastery’ – but I only have to do it once a day (sooo much more preferable to tabard-grinding, imo) and hey, bonus valor! It’s DOUBLY helpful, because running 5.2 dailies + dungeons + scenarios every night on two toons means Isolah, my shaman, hasn’t done many Golden Lotus/Klaxxi dailies since she hit 90.

Having other options has made getting Isolah raid ready on a limited schedule a lot less painful than expected. Her ilvl’s still a little low, because LFD refuses to drop anything but plate/cloth gear and tank trinkets, but at least she’s all set for LFR with Elder Charms on hand.

Really, pretty much the only complaint I have is NOT ENOUGH TIME. There’s so much I want to do! All the new achievements, all the rares, OONDASTA, pet battles. Once Isolah’s ilvl hits 480 I fully intend to DO ALL THE THINGS.

But first – my raid group plans to have our first go at Throne of Thunder tonight. We’ve got a new healer and (I think) DPS, so here’s hoping for steadier progression and boss kills, hurray!

March 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment


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