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WoW August Update

WoW: August Update

It has been well over 2 months since my return to Classic World of Warcraft and although for about 4 weeks I couldn’t play too much, I feel like I have achieved quite a bit. I reached exalted with Netherwing which is something I didn’t do when I played WoW retail and was awarded a Netherwing drake. To be honest, I never did like the look of these drakes so will more than likely never use it. I also got lucky and have been given an Amani War Bear by completing the Zul’Aman timed event with my guild. Being a bit of a ‘completionist’ I am happy to have also reach exalted with the following factions.

Keepers of Time
Sha’tari Skyguard
Shattered Sun Offensive
Darnassus
Exodar

Here are some screenshots of my two new mounts. They’re not really special in that most people have them, but I am pleased to have got them before the launch of Wrath of the Lich King.

WoW Netherwing Cobalt Drake

WoW Amani War Bear

This leaves Ogri’la which I am just not interested in even starting, Ashtongue Deathsworn with which I am currently revered but I am reliant on being able to attend Black Temple raids and The Scale of the Sands with which I am only honoured and relies on me being able to attend Mount Hyjal raids. I get the impression that a lot of guild members don’t really want to attend Mount Hyjal raids, which makes it very unlikely I will be able to achieve exalted before the launch of Wrath of the Lich King. There is still some appetite for raiding Black Temple, which is why I have reached revered, but a lot of the time I find myself on the bench and unable to attend. I can’t say I blame anyone, having not helped with the progression of these raids it’s hardly right that I should expect to go, not that I ever did expect to raid.

From the raiding I have been able to do, I have been lucky enough to be awarded the following loot.

Slayer’s Helm
Slayer’s Chestguard
Slayer’s Handguards
Shadow-walker’s Cord
Blade of Life’s Inevitability
Blade of Savagery

While it is great that I picked up Blade of Savagery as an off-hand sword, until I get a good main hand sword I decided to acquire Vanir’s Right First of Brutality and Vanir’s Left Fist of Savagery for 150 Badge of Justice. This also caused me to change my talent points to be a fist weapon rogue. This isn’t a good thing for a rogue player, but considering how old my swords were, I thought it might be better this way until I am lucky enough to get something better.

It’s worth mentioning that I have finally completed levelling my fishing skill to 375/375 and have also reached maximum 350/350 in guns skill. These things are no big deal, but were causing me OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) problems.

For a few weeks I have been thinking about what I want to do moving forward with Classic World of Warcraft. Wrath of the Lich King will go live mid to late September but I am not sure if I should play and whether or not if I do play I should carry on with my Rogue or try my hand at tanking. Years ago when I played Wrath of the Lich king I had a Paladin and Warrior tank, they were fun to play and I was pretty good at tanking back then. Between now and launch everyone can take advantage of a +50% experience buff, so if I want to tank I should start levelling a warrior soon. I have reached out to a friend who played a lot of WoW with me in the past, I doubt they will respond, but if they do I will try and encourage them to level a character with me. Another thing I have been considering is creating a sort of RP (role-play) biography for my rogue and have some art work commissioned, just for a bit of fun and to give her some character and purpose.


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