Sunday, November 2, 2008

Raids and stuff

Okay, so I went raiding the other night. We put together a nice little group and headed out to Gruul's Lair to go kill him. We get in there and guess what? He died. On the first try. So I got my achievement and went out. We weren't ready to dissolve this great group so we headed over to Hellfire Peninsula and headed into Magtheridon's Lair. And guess what? Another one shot. It was miraculous. I don't think I have ever seen a PUG one shot Magtheridon. On the other hand, I've only been into Magtheridon's Lair 3 times. But we then went and downed Doomwalker in Shadowmoon valley in one shot. I didn't get any loot out of the ordeal, but I was okay with that. Just raiding is a lot of fun. I did get a nice achievement from killing Gruul though.

Speaking of achievements, I've been focusing on trying to get the Ambassador achievement. I've ranked up my Ironforge and my Darnassus reputation to exalted and I only have Gnomeregean Exiles left to get up. The problem I have with this is that I've done all the direct Gnomeregean quests already. Or at least most of them. I should head out to Burning Flats and check that I've done all of them there. If I remember correctly, the majority of the population there is Gnomish. But I did get my 5 exalted reputations today. They are right now: Shattered Sun Offensive, Ironforge, Exodar, Darnassus and Stormwind. I think I know how to rank up my Gnomeregean and Argent Dawn rep, which is doing Scholomance. I think I may need to repec however, going again back to retribution. I've done a lot of respecing ever since patch 3.0.

I also recently got my well read achievement. This achievement is basically read about 30 books that all contain lore. This entailed getting the skeleton key as well and going into Scholomance to read a book. That was all fun and dandy. This also ties into something I did outside of WoW, which was read a book! Yes, today I finished The Last Guardian. The book basically detailed Medivh opening The Dark Portal and letting the orcs spill into the world of Azeroth. And about it being revealed that Medivh was possessed by Sargeras. Medivh's mother, Aegywn, battled with Sargeras and killed the physical manifestation of him, but his soul went into her and possessed Medivh when he was born. It was a fantastic book. It is also disgusting how engrossing the World of Warcraft story really is. I mean, when I had to go get my Well Read achievement, I actually read all the books, not simply clicking through them. And I have to say that there are lots of things wrong with the universe of Warcraft. I wonder what the whole thing is called, because Outland technically isn't Azeroth. It's actually sort of sad how I'm looking forward to the expansion because I want to know where to story leads to. 

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