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Three achievements have eluded me from Ony25 so Cool and I headed in there to see if we could get one or two of them done. Now I wasn’t expecting to get More Dots! with just the two of us but we were going to try She Deep Breaths More as well as Many Whelps! Handle It! Unfortunately, we didn’t get the Deep Breath one but we did manage to get the whelps using a strategy I suggested back when were were running our Guild.
Nothing of interest dropped like the mount but it’s only one of a number of instance and raid ones I do each day/week so I still have three to go. I suspect they will come from some sort of drop since I spent a good amount of gold making my last three panthers recently (less the onyx one) but I’m ok with that. It’s just a matter of time.
Speaking of mounts, Cool dropped his Blingtron for our daily package and was gobsmacked to see four things in his. Holy Crap, it does exist! The Geosynchronous World Spinner to be exact! I knew the drop was really low for one of these mounts but I’m glad to finally see one coming out of these gift packages. It should be noted that Cool made me one of these early into the expansion but never made one for himself. I’m wondering though if you would ever see one if you already had one in your journal? Either way, I’m wishing him luck for the other mount too.
Now don’t be surprised if you see us zipping around in our two speciality rockets (although I’ve been using mine for months now).
I’ve had this achievement in my journal for over a year and a half so I’ve been wanting to get it done for ages but as with most things, even the simplest achievement requires some planning. I can’t tell you how happy this made me as Coolidge and I finally knocked it off the list.
A handful of other achievements included the last heroic scenario I needed with Cool and Luxy as well as Accelerated Archaeology and I Used To Love Them while trying to collect my two Brawler challenge items.
It may take a while but I’m also nearing the end of my Archaeology achievements with Collector: Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurines as the latest on the list. Most recently, I completed my third Brawler challenge fight so far and managed to get Puddle Jumper after heading into my first Deepwind Gorge battleground which we won.
Now to try and get some more of the easier achievements out of the way, particularly those old raids.
There’s one achievement I’ve been wanting to do for a while on the Isle of Thunder. When it first opened, I even helped a group with Kros but his health didn’t seem to be going down that much so after a while (and being cross-faction), I left to finish some things up.
Then yesterday after some pre-planning, I managed to round up Navi, Luxy and then HK for a few of the summons starting with the one I needed for Pay to Slay.
We then proceeded to kill some more for the weekly – Champions of the Thunder King as well as a couple of others, leaving two to go before Navi had to head off.
I must say that they weren’t as hard as I thought, even though there were a few more challenging ones and it helps when we have someone who knows where they all are. There was a bit of a mishap when Backbreaker Uru appeared right when we had summoned the boss so it was a pretty fatal 30secs losing the summon in the process. Once we were ready, we killed the rare giving a few in the group their keys for the week.
I’d have to say the Incomplete Drakkari Colossus behind Lightning Vein Mine proved one of the most fun though.
Today I organised another session to finish off my last two, as well as getting Cool his first kill with Luxy and HK DPSing again. The only one we wiped on was the Ancient Mogu Guardian summoned up by the Lightning Ritual Stone at the Emperor’s Gate. I always wondered why there were so many corpses there until I rode past the gate one day with all the tiles lit up. But after a short discussion describing the use of each tile, he went down a lot easier. In fact, they are the same ones found in the second room of the Treasure Trove scenario so they should be familiar to many.
Here we are at Windweaver Akil’amon when Luxy’s fire elemental gets picked up – LOL! I’m sure she was thinking “I’ll save you (after I take this pic first)”… :P
Soon after that I had the achievement – It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone.
A big thanks to Luxy, Navi, HK and Cool, as well as Holy who helped out a day earlier.