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The Highs and Lows of Val’anyr
Trying to farm Fragments for a Legendary is a little like the highs and lows of a roller coaster. Sometimes you can feel lucky when you get three in a run, or feel like you don’t have much luck at all when you kill eight bosses and you don’t get any. When Ulduar was current, I didn’t have the opportunity to do any 25 raids back then so when I happened to do a PUG for our weekly raid, a fragment happened to drop which I won. One of the other raiders laughed and said, now all you need is to get the other 29. At the time I didn’t care as it was the beginning of something I hoped to finish one day, some way.
When Coolidge and I made the change to Dath’remar, we joined an old Guild of mine. On occasion we would do the older raids which I didn’t mind as we didn’t have any of the 25 achievements at the time. I also hoped to add to my fragment collection until I realised that they automatically went to a specific person in the raid. So over time, my hope for the Legendary dissolved into the nether for something I thought would never eventuate.
Late last year though I did manage to get a few fragments from a run I went on after this particular person managed to get all of theirs. At the time I was ecstatic when they started dropping even though they were already half way through the raid; but then again it also meant I was a few closer to my end objective.
Being in a small Guild it’s often hard to get people together when the majority of people get on when it’s raid weekend. This is more of a problem when there are multiple raiders in the Guild who only raid on an alt with us. Although I don’t mind if they are willing to spend as much effort on that toon as they are with their other characters.
Today I managed to go in again with Coolidge and Azadelta, killing the first 3 bosses on 25. Sadly there were no fragments again. However, both have told me that we will keep going in there until we get it done which means to world to me. I can only hope that we get the legendary completed sooner rather than later so I don’t have to keep dragging people through it.
As it stands now we are 2 out of 3 of the legendaries for A Legendary Collection, soon to be 3 when Aza gets his Guild rep up there. My only hope is that my Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings will be up there for the The Ultimate Collection Guild achievement.
I know we can do it, it’s just a matter of time.