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WoW April Update

WoW: April Update

Yet another month without playing Classic Wrath of the Lich King, but to be honest it has been a month without playing my hardcore character either which remains ‘alive’ at level 42. Instead I have been playing ‘normal’ classic era with my rogue which I preserved at what I thought would be the end of vanilla classic and my warrior on a second account.

I am especially pleased with my warrior as pictured above. I have collected the entire Chain of the Scarlet Crusade set along with other matching items, including Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade. It’s not a particularly powerful or useful set and all of the items will have been replaced by the time my warrior reaches level 60, but it looks cool and it was fun collecting the items and using them, even if just for a short while. A nice thing about taking my time and leveling my character in this way is that I get to enjoy some of the more unique items in the game, such as Ravager which drops from Herod in the Scarlet Monastery. It has a unique chance on hit ability which sends your character in a sort of whirlwind, mimicking one of Herod’s abilities and attacks all nearby enemies. It’s not necessarily good, but it is fun.

WoW April Update Ravager

Almost 3 years ago in my WoW: June 2020 update, I mentioned that one of my goals was to rank up in PvP (Player vs Player) to rank 8 (Knight-Captain). The pressures of raiding and preparing for the raids got in the way of that goal and I gave up on it. This month however I have taken part in a lot of PvP and have managed to exceed rank 8 by obtaining rank 9 (Knight-Champion) with hopes of reaching rank 10 (Lieutenant Commander) in a week or two. To be honest, it’s a lot easier to rank up than it was 3 years ago and it’s certainly much easier than it was back in 2004/2005. I have an old screenshot from 2005 when I had a standing of 10 on my server which meant that only 9 other people acquired more than my 230k honour that week. I was really proud, it was quite an achievement back then. Right now however because the population of the classic era servers are relatively low (although it appears to be growing) it’s quite easy to achieve a rating like this. Here’s a screenshot of me having a standing of 5 with just shy of 130k honour.

WoW June Update Honour Standing

It’s still an achievement to be proud of, being the old man that I am, I have found it ‘hard graft’ getting this far. Below is a screenshot of the end of an exhausting 52 minute Warsong Gulch match which ended with Alliance winning 3-2. For any readers who do not know, Warsong Gulch matches very rarely take this long and are usually over within 15-25 minutes.

WoW 52 Minute WSG match

With luck I hope to exceed my record of reaching rank 10 (which I did twice) back in 2005. The ultimate goal would of course be reaching rank 14 (Grand Marshal) but I think that is highly unlikely, even if the server population is low. I also have my sights on Sul’thraze the Lasher for my warrior which is made by combining Sang’thraze the Deflector and Jang’thraze the Protector, both of which are found in Zul’Farrak.

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