Tuesday, December 25, 2007

5 Shaman, 5 Wolves, Mountacular (that's a word)

It is a word... Mountacular. It has to be. It's the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw all five of the Shaman on their wolves. Bam. There it was. And no one in the room complained. Has to be real.

When I got the kids to 40, I realized they were all dirt poor. I haven't been questing, or gathering anything to sell. The money I get from vendoring the many, many, many blue items I get, barely covered the training costs.

So I took a break for two days, and used my limited playing time to run dailies with Boom. I also sold a world drop epic that we found on High Inquisitor Whitemane after one of our 4 billion SM runs. The glorious Fiery War Axe. Gained us a quick 200g, and the dailies did the rest.

The mounts are already proving a time saver in Zul'Farrak. Woot for instances you can mount in!

Boom fortunately had the Mallet of Zul'Farrak, which is used to summon Gahz'rilla. Getting the hammer is a HUGE pain, so it was nice to already have it. This allowed me to quickly finish the quest "Gahz'rilla" so each of my boys is now sporting the Carrot on a Stick... high speed fun! Now to get some glove enchants and spurs...

Multiboxing Zul'Farrak, full of useful win.

As I explained before, Uldaman was great fun, but way too low on the XP meter. So I called Boom back in, and he took the boys to the great city of the Sand Trolls. Win was all over the place.

Boom is still entirely overpowered in there, and didn't even require healing from the Shaman. So I just had them stay back, and drop 4 simultaneous CLs whenever it seemed cool. (this was rather often as it turns out) The totems didn't hurt either. :)

The XP was fantastic, and remains so at level 42. The best burst comes from the infamous Divino-matic Rod event.

For those not familiar with the nightmare that is the Divino-matic Rod, it's a quest/event that places your party at the top of a pyramid, where you free a band of NPCs from their cages, only to turn around and find a small army of trolls at the bottom of the pyramid. Over time, they all end up rushing up the stairs in your direction.

While this sucks huge in a low level pickup group, a level 70 tank and 4 highly focused Shaman just end up having fun. The XP flows, the Trolls die, fun is had by all.

The rest of the bosses are quite trivial. I have to admit, more than once I made the same mistake here that I originally did in SM, I pulled too many mobs. Once I worked that out, I didn't need to heal, and I kept a good pace.

I figure I'll end up here until the boys hit 46, where they'll finally match the level of my fifth Shaman, Thunduh. Who know what I'll be doing then... maybe quests... >.<

Thrall help me.