Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where Were You When Obama Was Elected?

Me, I was in Black Temple, and not watching the Election coverage. I voted, and then let the chips fall where they may. Regardless of who won, the sun was coming up this morning, and life would move on.

What was cool about last night was Chief, my Paladin Class Officer got a chance to raid as Protection. So when we got to Najentus, I suggested that he be the Main Tank. The guy did an excellent job and soon we were NOT looting Plate Boots from him.

I started doing a little research since it seems my fate to have Sabatons of the Righteous Defender until I quit the game. It looks like as soon as I hit 75, I can switch over to my Jungle Stompers. Then somewhere around 78, I can run Stratholme Past (Normal) and hope to get Slaughterhouse Sabatons to drop. Failing that, I can pick up Toxin-Tempered Sabatons from the Knights of the Ebon Blade at Revered. Then at 80, I can pick up Tempered Titansteel Treads from a Blacksmith. So, I'll have Troll Feet for a while, but I don't plan on being Protection from 70-75, anyway.

I'll be Retribution and wearing Warboots of Obliteration.

We've pretty much gone to AoEing nearly every pull in Black Temple. We knocked over Najentus, Supremus, Akama, Reliquary of Souls, Teron Gorefiend, and Bloodboil.

Just to underscore how badly Black Temple has been nerfed, we had a brand new Priest get the first Mark of Death from Teron Gorefiend. As with most people who experience controlling the ghosts for the first time he had some problems. Prior to the Patch, messing up the first Ghost would mean a sure wipe. Last night, we just burned Teron down before the Ghosts became a problem.

Akama was interesting in that I got to tank the Defenders since our normal Druid tank wasn't there. My Raid Leader mentioned something about Paladins not being a great choice for tanking Defenders. This is something I had never heard. She put me on the Defenders regardless and I had no trouble picking up or holding the Defenders. We only got 3 before the fight was over.

I did manage to score a little loot. Even though Najentus wouldn't cooperate with Tide Stompers, Reliquary dropped a Pendant of the Titans. Since this was the 4th time it dropped, I was finally able to snag it.(Comparison shown to Frayed Tether of the Drowned)
On the subject of loot, here are the screenshots from the other loot I've gotten recently: Lightbringer Legguards,(comparison shown to Inscribed Legplates of the Aldor)
and Girdle of Mighty Resolve.
(comparison shown to Belt of the Guardian)
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