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Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

Picture_8First of all, this was my first heroic. I don’t have much play time available to me, and a run through Kara once or twice a week is about all I can manage. And, to be honest, I’ve been a little nervous of it, because of stories of endless wiping. Druids aren’t the best at handling spikey damage, and we lack a rapidly repeatable res, which made me feel like I might be dragging down a heroic team.

Now, we did have Scowlin, a shadow priest with us, which took a lot of the pressure off, especially when I also had to keep HoTs up on the bird spirits during the fight. But it was all much easier than I expected. We only had one total wipe – on the end boss – and one partial wipe, when we had an over-generous pull just before Anzu’s room. Oh, an a couple of random deaths, when the mage and then the rouge were one-shotted. Frankly, it was a blast, and I look forward to doing it again.

The other confession? Ah, well, when I finished the quest, and got my Essence-Infused Moonstone, I couldn’t find it anywhere in my bags. So, eventually, I raised a ticket with a GM, and about half an hour later, one whispered me… to tell me it was on my keychain. D’oh!

  • http://warcraft.alittlespaceforme.com Softi

    gratz!! It’s a great thing finally flying around in that swift flight form isn’t it? :D

  • http://profile.typekey.com/Leafshine/ Leafy

    Oh, yes. Makes the bombing runs in Blade’s Edge so much easier, too…

  • http://shifting-out.net Onionpeels

    Hope you had fun with that instance and the quest line leading up to. Congrats!

    I just got mine a few weeks ago too. :)

  • http://solid-state.blogspot.com/ Solidstate

    The first comment on wowhead for the Essence-Infused Moonstone says it’s on the key-ring… ;)

  • http://ramblingbear.blogspot.com SuraBear

    If it makes you feel any better, I made the same exact mistake regarding my moonstone. Opened the bag of stuff from the questgiver, and freaked out that the stone wasn’t there. Ended up going through most of the instance before i realized it was a key (I was with a 5-druid group, doing it the day epic flight form went live, so figured SOMEONE had the stone!)

    FYI, in case you didn’t realize, if you talk to whats-his-name in Cenarion Refuge, you can get another moonstone to keep, so you can summon Anzu whenever you want. Though if you dont do heroics, I guess it doesn’t really matter much.

  • http://yashima-plays.blogspot.com Yashima

    Congratulations! It is so much fun to fly around so fast, isn’t it?

    This instance was also my first Heroic … of course also to get my Swift Flight Form. Before that I just never thought I was going to be good at Heroics. And it was the first time I specced for Resto on 70 for more than 3 days.

  • http://asaradragon.blogspot.com Asara

    Oh, congrats!! I haven’t had my epic birdie for too long, I’m still loving the way I can zoom around and take off like a rocket when I’ve got somewhere to be. And hey, even if you don’t do many instances, I’d still pick up the moonstone.. Raven Lord mount FTW! :)

  • Iz

    yo GRATZ! great to hear bout your acheivements. :) you were in there as a Resto Druid were you? What was your gear like? Gonna spec to resto permanently after i farm up the (incredibly insane) 5k gold, so i wanna know what kind of equipment i’d roughly need to make (possibly) my first run AS successful :) e-mail me thx!

    ps: love the blog, it’s terribly fun to read. hehe