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Yesterday I collected my last Secret of the Empire from the Throne of Thunder so that meant I could hand in my quest to Wrathion and complete a really cool part of the legendary chain. I won’t go into too much detail as I was asked not to spoil it for someone but I’ll just say that the solo scenario in the Thunder Forge was really exciting and more challenging than I expected.
I did stop to admire the Celestial Defender as long as I could but as I said, this was the most exciting bit about the next two steps in the chain. The next quest involved interacting with Nalak so I originally thought that I would need to wait for a raid kill to complete the Spirit of the Storm Lord but after I found out you can just do the quest solo, I headed over there. A few Alliance players were hanging around at the time so may have wondered what I was doing as I rode in and aggroed him but the next thing you knew his essence started following me around. All I had to do was kite the essence around a bit while I bubble ran around the square. About five seconds later, the quest was complete.
When you head back to Wrathion, he asks you to return to Masons Folly so he can create your legendary meta but not without a few more warnings from Anduin about Wrathion’s true intentions. But for now, it’s nice to see some more interaction between the two of them.
Earlier today, Cool and I stepped back into Ulduar after clearing past the first few bosses several days ago and cleared all the way to the cat lady. However, we skipped Hodir since he takes a bit of time to do, even after our pretty flawless effort last time. Instead, we made our way to Thorim (which we previously ran on hard mode) and Freya which was a new one as a duo so it was great to add another boss to the run. Unfortunately, I forgot to pick up the items for the key (even though I don’t technically need it any more) but I love completing new quests. So far I’ve only handed in Freya’s one so I just need to remember the others on future visits.
Best of all, I managed to walk out with three fragments and my tier legs so I’m just missing my shoulder token. I’m also past the half way mark for creating Val’anyr. I can’t wait to do more and start my challenge modes finally but that’s another story.
After 18 weeks and 35 rolls on the Grand Empress alone, it finally dropped! Hallelujah! I thought my luck might be changing when a dagger dropped from Amber-Shaper Un’sok (one I hadn’t seen before). I actually liked it better than my current main hand so I switched to it after the fight, even though it wasn’t gemmed or enchanted.
So when the Grand Empress died for the 18th time, I held my breath (as I always do) waiting for the roll. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the screen. I actually let out a little squeal….
For the heck of it I hit the extra roll as well since I’m not really using the Elder Charms for much else these days, plus I keep maxing out on Charms so I was hoping for some loot to DE. Turns out it was gold which is the next best thing.
As soon as I stepped out of the raid, I switched my weapon for a second time, re-saved the set and unsheathed it. I wasted no time in enchanting it then flying to the vendor in Townlong Steppes since I was fairly close (getting pulled into the raid whilst in the middle of a fable battle).
I’m finally caught up to the Thunder King raid content – never having to set foot in the Heart of Fear again (at least for gear). I can’t tell you what a relief that is… :D
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’d know that I’ve been trying to get the mace – Kri’tak, Imperial Scepter of the Swarm from Grand Empress Shek’zeer in Heart of Fear. Having killed her again just yesterday, I was wondering how many times she’s fallen at my feet. According to my statistics tab, it’s 16 times so I’m beginning to think it doesn’t even exist any more. Well, that and the Love Rocket… and Darkmoon Eye.
Maybe my luck will change next week. I’d love to save my extra rolls for something else, especially with the patch coming… please.
I also seem to have the worst luck when it comes to farming things too, especially when I attempt to surprise people with gifts and created items; it never really comes to fruition due to RNG or just bad luck.
Yes, I know it’s the thought that counts but it’s not much consolation when half the time people don’t even realise the effort I put into things if there’s nothing tangible to show for it… but the few times it does, it means the world to me when I see it reflected in a post or comment.