It’s been a pretty productive week since Patch 5.3 hit servers and what better time to write about it since servers are down. It started with one thing on my mind on Wednesday – the Unborn Val’kyr. I was lucky enough to find and capture one soon after logging in so I was surprised but ecstatic.
Then with the new Raiding with Leashes achievement, I set out to see how lucky I could get on as many toons as I could manage. I was quite worried about Lil’ Bad Wolf since it requires a bit of luck to get the right opera each week but after three tries, I heard Barnes announce The Big Bad Wolf and was even happier to get the pet from the first drop. I wondered if they made the drop rate higher to compensate since there were two out of three wolf drops in the end. It turned out to be the only double drop I received for the week so I gave my duplicate to Navi.
A few days later, I headed back after finding a solo strategy for Chess meaning I could also kill Prince several times over. However, I decided to take my priest alt in there for one last attempt and became stalled when I couldn’t start the event by talking to the king. At first I thought it might have been a rep problem since that was the first time I’d stepped in there on that toon… until I realised I was in there on my alliance toon :P
Interestingly enough, I managed to do better on Alliance side than Horde (mostly), even though I one shot it on my hunter the first time I tried soloing. It does take a bit of luck though with game moves and Medivh cheats but at least it is doable.
Unfortunately, I didn’t fare as well in the other two raids only having one drop in TK. But then Luxy surprised me with not one but TWO new pets this week! I was stunned when she opened trade and offered me a slime just as I arrived to farm it again for the third time.
Cool and I finally got around to doing the second scenario as part of the Escalation event today which is a bit funny since Cool, Luxy and I did the scenario as our first heroic earlier in the week. Soon after that we headed to Sen’jin Village to check out what’s been happening of late.
So how did I fare? Five BC raid pets plus two drops/purchases and the elusive wild pet. I look forward to improving on that next week.
Hope you all had a good week.