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Archive for April 8th, 2009

3.1 is coming extremely quickly, so I figured this might be a great time to talk about all the cool new changes and updates.  This might be one of the biggest patches to hit, giving everyone, hardcore, casual and hasual something new to do.  So let’s get to it.

RAIDS

Ulduar

We’ll hit the raids first, because, well, this is the biggest addition.  The raid of Ulduar is coming in this patch, which brings you 14 all new bosses for both 10 man and 25 man raids. On top of this, 10 of the 14 bosses will have “hard modes” that, when triggered, will give you better loot.

The lore of the zone is quite simple – Ulduar is an undiscovered vault of the Titans (large, powerful beings that shaped Azeroth) and we are going in to investigate.  Upon further investigation, we realize that the Titan vault is not holding vast treasures or superior knowledge, but rather the Old God Yogg-Saron, a ruthlessly evil entity whose vile influence has infected not only those who guard Ulduar, but a fair amount of Northrend (which we, the players, have come into contact with in various zones).  Because Yogg-Saron has broken free, Algalon the Observer is attempting to contact the Titans about his lack of imprisonment, which could cause Azeroth to be destroyed in order to save others.  The quest line has us going after Algalon to stop the transmission, and can only be completed when defeating most of the boss modes in their various hard modes.  Sound pretty badass, right?

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I know, I know. I’ve been a bad blogger. Sorry guys, I’ve been busy with my comic and other real life things. I’ve also slowed down my playtime in WoW; I’ve ceased to play during weekdays and now I play exclusively on the weekend for a few hours in the morning.

But what have I been doing?

WELL. I’ve mostly spent my time getting my gear up.  I’ve been running a shit load of Heroic Dungeons, along with the occasional raid if I find a good group.  I’ve been focused on getting my DPS to the top of the charts when possible, and most of the time that’s where I find myself.  I’m proud to say I was #3 in the damage meter for Sartharion 25man Raid, which I’m extremely proud of, and got a “Bag of Spoils” off the boss for my trouble.  I also received my first purple Raid drop of Archevon (purple DPS PVP pants, but still an upgrade) which made me smile with glee.

In the reputation end, I’ve gotten three important reputations up to Exalted (Wyrmrest Accord, which gives me a Red Dragon Mount that I’m 700g away from purchasing and Knights of the Ebon Blade, which gives me new Purple shoes for kickin’ ass) and I’ve just been whittling away at things.

While hitting some of the Heroics, I’ve had a chance to do a few of the fun achievements.  Man are they hard.  Most of the time I get them by accident and a few we’ve attempted and succeeded at, but most of the time we just murder the boss, collect our Emblems of Heroism and move on.  I’ve had enough badges to get two blue upgrades and I’m one log-in away to purchase my Tier 6 gloves!  I’ve never had any Tier Anything, so this prospect really excites me.  Do the heroic dailies, guys, you never have to wait long to find a group and you get extra gold/emblems for your trouble. For serious.

Other than that, I’ve just been whittling away at things.  Getting my Netherwing reputation up to get my cool smokey dragon mount, getting the other reputations up in preperation for 3.1, getting my gear solidified so I might be able to take part in Ulduar when that hits (apparently next week, but who knows).

Anyway, sorry for my absense!  I promise I will post more often.

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