Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beer Me

Raid is called off. Now what to do?

Drink, and drink heavily.

Brewfest!!

I rode down to Ironforge and picked up the Brewfest quests.

I defended the Brewfest camp against the Dark Irons. I refuse to call those traitorous louts Dwarves. I rode the Brewfest Ram and put it through it’s paces, and I picked up a quest to dispose of Coren Direbrew in Black Rock Depths.

I haven’t been to Black Rock Depths since I was doing my Onyxnia Key stuff back at level 60. (Note for Horde readers: Alliance have a long quest chain that involves BRD for our Onynxia Key, or at least we did before Blizzard removed the Onyxnia key).

I saw a group doing a LF Tank for Brewfest in trade chat. I whispered them and chuckled to myself. They think they were getting RandomPaladinTank, but they were getting one of the better geared Paladin tanks on our server.

The Horde were camping the entrances to the zone. Do they really have nothing better to do? See the kind of ‘fun’ you miss out on being on a PVE server. I would have made it in but our healer had not changed it off of Heroic so I couldn’t zone in.

I was not entirely happy.

Anyway we zone in and take the Drilling Device down to the Bar. It reminded me of something out of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. I appreciate that Blizzard didn’t make us fight our way all the way down to the Bar; it’s not a short trip.

You have to talk to Coren to aggro him, and his 3 flunkies. Actually you insult him. I was only too happy to oblige.

You fight him for a little while and he summons his two daughters. One of them stuns you, and Coren runs off. You walk around like you were scatter shot with a big barrel on your head, it’s pretty funny.

Most times by the time this happened he was almost dead. The PVP trinket will NOT get you out of the stun.

He is listed a level 73 (not a ?? Boss). I was actually thankful he could crush because dropping Holy Shield and getting a crush was about the only way I was getting any decent mana back. He hits very weak. Just to give you an idea, he crushes for about 1200.

The healer of the group was a tastefully named Paladin called Honorable. He relized he had a decent tank, so we rotated in various DPS and ended up killing Coren about a dozen times.

We would go to Ironforge and say “Tank and Healer LF3DPS for Brewfest” and get 7 to 10 tells almost immediately.

I saw 2 Swift Brewfest Rams, which I won one. I saw a Swift Brewfest Kodo, but lost the roll. I saw every one of the trinkes he drops EXCEPT the dang Coren’s Lucky Coin, which is the one I wanted. . I really do have horrible luck on drops.

I came away with the Healing trinkets and the Brightbrew Charm. It acts like a Healing Stream totem (hp over time). There is another one that summons a Brewmaiden to fight for you, but I didn’t see that one either.

I’ll probably try to do it a couple of more times for the Coin and see if my luck changes, but I hope to be busy raiding most of the week.
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