Along the same lines as Where not to go if you’re Horde, here’s a boo-boo moment from Scarlet Halls, one of the new dungeons on live. On Heroic, you need to use one of the Reinforced Archery Targets to protect yourself from the Archer’s assaults while avoiding the fire damage on the ground.

Today, Cool and I headed in there again. I thought I’d pick up one of the targets for fun, since the last time I just hid behind his. Little did we realise that once Cool had killed Commander Lindon before I got to him with the target, I would be stuck carrying the damn thing (that slows down your movement speed by 50% btw) for the rest of the instance… sigh.

Reinforced Target

Lindon-dead

Target-stuck

I did try relogging and getting into combat but because he was already dead, I really was screwed!

So I told him to go on ahead and I would catch up. He did wait for me before each boss though and even though you are technically silenced (so no casting of spells to try and drop the target), I could pick up the bundles of gold on the ground when the Scarlet Treasurers died. I was excited for a second when the target disappeared when I bent down to loot but then it reappeared =/ I almost left the dungeon to get rid of the thing but Cool convinced me to finish it with him. I did get a couple of nice transmog items though – Scarlet Sandals and a cloth belt :)

Flameweaver Koegler-dead

By the time he had killed the last boss, we ran all the way back through the instance so I could port out. What I didn’t realise by the time we made it back to Lindon’s courtyard was that Cool had grabbed one of the shields too. It was such a sweet moment but I think the least he could do :P

Two targets

Woot! A new achievement. I feel so behind but you do what you can when you don’t have a guild to help. Maybe people will reciprocate one of these days…