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August 11th, 2008
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This is one of those WoW posts that likely isn't going to make much sense to any but WoW raiding freaks like me.

Blizzard likes to torment it's players by offering sets of gear, but making each piece (or token to be turned in for the piece) drop off a different boss. Then, they make the gear more powerful the more pieces you wear. At what we call the Tier 6 (T6) level, you get a set bonus with two pieces of the set, and another at 4. As yet, there is no Tier 7 - expect that with the expansion.

I had the gloves, hood and (ick, bleck, suck) legs drop into my lap unexpectedly all in one raiding week, but have had a horrible time trying to get the shoulders from Mother Shahraz. I either won't be in the raid the day she's killed or she doesn't drop the Priest/Paladin/Warlock token the day I am. One memorable time, several weeks ago, I thought for sure those shoulders were mine, because everyone else that wanted them already had them, but a warlock spoke up and he had more DKP than I. I really think I am cursed when it comes to those shoulders.

I totally had no hope of getting the robe token from Illidan - I thought for sure everyone would want that and we haven't killed him all that often.

Imagine my utter shock when I put in 'want' last night and...no one else did!


So, I get my 4 piece WITHOUT the shoulders. The shoulders WILL be mine... eventually. And then I can quit using those crappy legs, but it is hysterically funny to me that I got the robe before the shoulders.



Total non-sequitur: 'But why does it hurt to walk up the stairs?"

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From:ryltar
Date:August 11th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Grrr...

I haven't gotten mine yet and we've gotten Brut to 20%. Every week for the past three weeks we have only gotten tokens for Prot it seems... -_-

Though I do have the Leggings of Channeled Elements, those are nice :)
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From:solan_t
Date:August 11th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
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You don't have four pieces?! Or you don't have the chest? Our warriors are quite put out, as their token hasn't dropped much at all for Foed.

But you are lucky with the legs. Those have only dropped twice for Foed.

Edited at 2008-08-11 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From:oldwolf
Date:August 11th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
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Umm... maybe too much time sitting fussing about armor sets???
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From:solan_t
Date:August 11th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Heh. but no.
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From:celticwhistlin
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
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Unfortunatly I don't raid or group enough to have anything beyond a starter Kara set...

Boo.
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From:solan_t
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
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WoW raiding is an incredible time suck - you don't have much of any other life. And you have to convince some raiding guild that they want you - not an easy proposition, I have seen. If Foed didn't take family members automatically, and if the expansion didn't give me an opportunity to catch up, gear-wise, I would not be raiding now.
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From:celticwhistlin
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah.

Ever since cerrunos quit playing I haven't really be on much. We tried to start our own raid guild but one of our members wanted to be in charge and didn't like what we were doing so he took all of our raiding 70's.

Then his guild fell apart.

Oh well. I will get there eventually. I'm not working too hard at it due to the 2nd expan coming out soon. I've already put a down payment on it.
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From:solan_t
Date:August 12th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
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Care to make a new character? Come to Aggramar and make a Horde character - Foed takes friends of current members without question, too. Sure, you won't raid right off, and likely not much until the expansion, but you can have a toe hold and Foed has been around for years. Maybe not the same set of people, but always Foederati. I expect the expansion to cause another shake up like the last, which just means opportunity for others.
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From:starseeking
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
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Heck I just entered my first instance for the first time last week. :D I'm finally 32 though. :D
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From:solan_t
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
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With a group that is at least fair, it's great fun! And good XP, unless you have outleveled the place.
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From:celticwhistlin
Date:August 12th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
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Dude.

32 and you've never been in an instance? Wow.

Not even Deadmines?
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From:starseeking
Date:August 12th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
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That was the first one I'd entered. A guildy took me on a runthrough of that and then the stockades in one day. I loved the ship so much in the Mines. I want one.
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From:celticwhistlin
Date:August 12th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
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My fav lowbie instance is Stocks. Quick, easy, very straightforward. No getting lost or anything like you get in the Outland instances.

I <3 stocks runs!
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