I hope everyone had a good weekend. For me it was part relaxing, part catching up with some old friends, part chugging through some goals in good old Wow and part hockey.
I'm sure by now everyone has run Hellfire ramparts with less than a full group. One of my goals is to solo it, but I didn't feel my level 71 was quite prepared for the bosses, so I held off. I feel particularly lucky on my alliance server in that both guilds I am a part of are extremely helpful and have a lot of people I enjoy sharing chat with (thats why we're in guilds right? well, pre-raiding anyways). Well last night I was talking to one of the 80's in my main guild Sons of Silence and she asked if I needed help with anything. I replied that I was good on questing, but I did need to run ramps on my death knight. She said her bf was running something, but he loved ramps and when he was done, we set off to 3 man ramps with an 80 gnome rogue, 66 frost DK and my 60 unholy DK (although I dinged 61 midway through the instance). I didn't think we'd be successful with the rogue not having as strong AoE and no heals, but who believes it, we pulled it off, didn't take too long, I got the hell-reaver and the belt (more to come on that below). I was a very happy DK last night.
On the inside joke front, it just hit me last night, does anyone else think the Tenacious Defender is a referrence to the Jack Black band Tenacious D?
One of the other things that happened this weekend was a free UFC event on spike, UFC 95. Although there were no championship matches it was a pretty solid card. First of all, knockout of the night has to go to Nate Marquadt with bonus points for opening up his opponent. Not only did he hit a beautiful flying knee, he followed up with right and left legged head kicks and punches. He put such a charge into his opponent, the cut man was still working on him when Marquadt's interview was done. Head kicks have to be one of the most exciting things in sports.
Oh, and as anyone who has ever leveled blacksmithing to 300 will say: it's horrible and I never want to do it again, but I did it. Now its on to hoarding fel iron and farming primals to get to 350 so I can go to cobalt. I have kind of put off leveling so I can get the armorsmithing breastplates for the pally. He is currently at 65 and the level 65 one is pretty nice, it only gets better at 70.
Mid Afternoon Quickie
9 months ago