The Battered Hilt quest line is another of those epic quest lines you need to do. Even when the item is no longer useful I highly recommend doing the quest if you get the hilt to drop.
Of course you will run into players who just don't get it.
When it came time to go into Halls of Reflection for the last part of the quest line, I saw just how immature some players in WoW can be. After entering the instance I announced I needed to fight the sword. Three of the party congratulated me, but one of them, the tank, pitched a fit.
He cried out "You suck," and "You don't deserve it!" He then went into the corner, sat down and sulked while the four of us battled the sword.
Needless to say the immaturity didn't sit well and the group booted him pretty quick.
My experience in WoW has been almost entirely positive, but there are players of all ages and maturity levels, so I guess you can expect this at times.
Last night I started the Battered Hilt quest line. I love epic quests, as I've said before the Onyxia attunement was my all time favorite favorite quest.
I don't think this is going to equal the Onyxia quest but it is steeped in lore, and it is fun.
You start just below the tournament grounds at Quel'Delar's rest and you'll be back here a lot, so before you start the random dungeons to complete the Icecrown portion of this quest line you might want to park here, It'll save you some time.
I was waiting for randoms the other day and decided to visit the Druid starting zone and buff some new players.
I guess I haven't been here in a while, but I was dissapointed to find that the spider cave has been hit hard by the nerf bat. All of those mean beasties are now yellow, including the first boss you ever face as a Druid, Githyiss the Vile.
You can now ignore all the other spiders, walk right up to her and kill her. Sigh. I know the game is five years old, and it makes sense to do things to allow new players to catch up, but can just a few things remain?
I've run tons of instances with Keila using the random dungeon tool, but I'm not going to write about that, yet. I'm going to focus on some of the lower level, old world, dungeons.
Yesterday I dusted off Kirsa, my horde hunter, to try the dungeon finder with a non-level 80 character.
I hadn't played Kirsa in forever so I went ahead and chose the lowest dungeon on her list to queue for, and skipped the random part. I wanted to get used to her abilities again.
So, where I ended up was Sunken Temple. My first surprise was how easy it was. Not only was it easy, but within 5 minutes the other two DPS dropped out leaving just three of us. This left only me and a bear tank to do all the damage. It was still easy. I certainly don't remember this place being that easy in the old days and Kirsa has pretty ordinary gear, with a bunch of low-level greens, so it made me wonder if in addition to everything else, Blizzard made the old instances easier.
After my next dungeon run, It sure seems they did.
I love Blackrock Depths. It's my favorite instance in all of WoW. It's massive, it's not a straight line, and there is tons of stuff to do. Plus, it is the home of the Onyxia attunement, the single best quest line in WoW, and my favorite thing I have done in the game.
I was excited to go back to BRD at the appropriate level, and once again see the place as it was intended.
At least that's what I thought. But after two incomplete runs, due to people quitting, I'm convinced that Blizzard has nerfed the heck out of the place. Like Sunken Temple we did much of the place with three people and only when we pulled the entire bar, by being silly, did we run into any trouble at all.
I understand why Blizzard has made things easier, but I don't always like it.
I still love Blackrock Depths, but it'll never be the same.
Welcome to what is essentially a digital diary of my days in WoW, going all the way back to the first week I started playing.
My main is Keilakat on the Bladefist server. I have a bunch of alts, but they are currently on extended vacation.
I tend to write from the point of view of an Azeroth tourist, so if you're looking for hardcore tips, you are probably in the wrong place.