So last night was supposed to be Arena night for Honors. Unfortunately, real life intervened for one of our players and we had to postpone.
That left the night open. There was a group forming for Mechanar, so I threw my hat into the ring. I asked if anyone would mine if we did Botanica instead. We had a Priest in the group who wanted a drop, and frankly, I wanted another shot at my shoulders.
The group was Me (Prot Paladin), Brambles (Arcane Mage), Wichita (Elemental Shaman), Ferth (Fury Warrior), and Calexis (Discipline Priest).
There is a word for what this group had, and that word is sick DPS. Heroes is basically overgeared for all Normal mode instances and it showed. We basically plowed through the place, even AoEing some pulls. We even got a double pull at one point and came through. The only boss who was remotely challenging was the 3rd boss (The Tender). For our first wipe, I ran out of range of my healer. GG, me. Next wipe was caused by the Boss going after our DPS. I couldn't get him back for anything. Later we learned that when he does his sacrifice, he resets his aggro table. Finally we got him down no problem.
None of the drops that people were looking for showed up. No healing gear for Cale, no shield for Ferth, and no Shoulders for me. I wound up taking a PVP cloak and a resistance cloak, but almost all the drops were going to be vendored.
The run took me to revered with Sha'tar. Nothing major from them at this level, but I'm that much closer to the Chest of the Sha'tar at Exalted, and I'm keyed for Heroics. The only Heroic key I'm missing now is Honor Hold.
So my goals now are:
1. Finish paying off the guildy who loaned me 700g to buy the Solid Star of Elune recipie
2. Get Badges. I need at least 49 more
3. Get Sha'tar rep. I need Exalted
4. Upgrade my Bracers, and Shoulders
5. Start working toward my epic flyer
It's amazing how running Heroic TK can solve all 4.