Scenarios and Achievements

This week’s LBR was one I was looking forward to for weeks as it was one I had suggested. ULD25 was on the agenda but I didn’t realise it was set for Sun this time. As I woke up this morning (after sleeping in some), I wondered if the raid was for Sun or Mon as quite recently the LBR was set a day earlier. So I quickly logged onto the laptop to check. SHIT! It was for today and not tomorrow AND it was set for an hour earlier too. I was so annoyed with myself as I seem to have the worst luck getting to go to an ULD25 gp. Either the shards are automatically going to someone else, I’m saved or the fragments just won’t drop. By the time Cool and I had logged in, the group had made it to the Cat lady – but they wiped on the boss. Once we were invited to the raid, JD whispered “Thank G you’re both on!” Apologies to Cool and JD for my language when I had first logged in though. I even saw Dragonray on her main! Unfortunately, there were no more fragments for my collection as the gp had trouble killing Yogg and Algalon. But by that stage, Cool and I were both starving and wanted to make the most of our weekend time so we left for some sustinence.

After lunch, we logged into the beta to try a few of the scenarios being fresh 90’s. I have to say, they were pretty quick and easy, even though we didn’t know what to expect from any of the encounters. All three were quite varied and the last boss in the Unga Ingoo one certainly knew how to make an entrance.

Banana Boat
WTB Banana Boat

Unfortunately, the Brewmoon Festival scenario glitched about halfway through so we left and tried another one.

We also managed to try the revamped Scholo which was quite surreal as there was a bit of cut + pasting of the rooms. It did seem odd at the time but I think I’m too used to the old set-up, being a vanilla player.

Scholo vials
Something to try during the dungeon

We ended our run with one of the new 90 dungeons – the Siege of Niuzao Temple. Besides not knowing where to go at a certain point, it was a lot of fun. I had just been saying to Cool that there were no real bottleneck bosses in Mists like there were in certain Cata dungeons – Grim Batol comes to mind. That is, until we got to the General (the second last boss in the instance). We ended up wiping twice due to his mechanics. Only one of the original DPS’ers stayed for our third attempt which ended up being the kill shot. The last boss however was a lot of fun. I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t done it but let’s just say I almost let a certain mechanic take me without a fight. I was thinking ‘Wheee’ when I should have been running in the other direction :P All-in-all we killed him without any mishaps.

Wing Leader Ner'onok
Wing Leader Ner’onok

Oh and talk about A LOT of achievements… here are just a few.

But sometimes you just need to bring out your inner troll… esp when you’re trying to farm juicycrunch carrots. Really Blizz, the drop rate on these is really awful.

Zandalari trolls

Oh and I harvested my first set of crops today (trying to get the turnip pet that Erinys wrote about a while ago). But that stubborn weed was such an understatement. I hear it was bugged today though so I guess I was just unlucky with the timing.


Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones


August 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

As usual I’m just looking at the pictures but that Brewmoon Festival sure has me intrigued.

August 20, 2012 at 2:20 am

Here is my dumb and burning question: do you get to keep any of what is accomplished in beta?

    August 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

    @Tome – the scenarios are a lot of fun and the best part is it doesn’t matter what spec you are.

    @Matty – no you don’t. It’s all for testing purposes but since there’s so much to do and new things to test it should make things a lot easier when things go live.

August 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

LOL @ banana boat.

August 20, 2012 at 5:58 am

That is what i am thinking…so many smart folks who will be prepared!

August 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hee hee. You’re going to need a lot more Juicycrunch Carrots. Better start growing them. Looks like you had a great time.

    August 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    @Euphy – :P

    @Matty – things have changed a lot since early beta – like the Jade Forest so it will still feel new.

    @Zal – Yeah I grew three yesterday so it was nice to get such a return for 3 seeds but do you only get those 4 plots and that’s it?

August 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Bum about the lack of shards in Uld 25 :( I often had bad luck like that when I ran it. I had to skip the rest of your post though since I am still on anti-beta info except pets and cute things, but I looked at the pictures and they are all very nice! :D

August 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Haha, banana boat! Where is it? :D And where is the second picture from, it looks great with the fireworks! Did you make it?

    August 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    @Navi – Thx :)

    @Syrco – That’s from one of the new scenarios on the beta. The 2nd pic is one of the new loading screens for another scenario :P

    Love the new Gravatar btw :)

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