Since the last post I have been having a whale of a time, mostly due to Hallow’s End but also just because I got around to collecting up some old raid achievements. I’ve been using SimpleArmory to easily illustrate what achievements I’m missing and it’s fantastic for inspiring me. Those empty boxes just need filling…
So in pictorial form, the first excitement was simply running the Hallow’s End boss. I’d forgotten how great broomsticks are as a mount, particularly for archaeology which SimpleArmory managed to convince me to do due to a whole glut of missing achievements.Next up I did some Trick or Treating, after a small amount of time being confused. It’s been changed for a long time, but I had a sudden brain fade and could only remember trick or treating by speaking to innkeepers and none of them wanted to know. Eventually I realised that’s what the Pumpkins are all about, and off I went. Mainly collecting Tricky Treats for the two newly added pets. This happened:
I set off to do some old raids with my partner in crime (and mortgage payments), and we took on Deathwing! He wasn’t too pleased to see me.
I’d forgotten everything about Dragon Soul, well my memory in general of Cataclysm raids and dungeons is awful, but the bit about the actual dragon soul specifically, where everyone acts like they’re in Captain Planet. It was refreshing to feel like I was seeing new content, even if it was really old. Marlin discovered you can wear the dragon soul on your face. Attractive.
In between all this raid achievement running I took some time to run the Headless Horseman event, mainly because someone I know had been lucky enough to get the Headless Horseman’s Reins from a gift box in Goldshire and I was jealous. And here we have it, 7 years after I first started trying, I’ve finally got what I think is one of the coolest mounts in the whole game. Absolutely made my month.
I got so many achievements I couldn’t possibly pick them all out, but I did finish Ulduar:
I’d actually finished up with running old raids at that point but a guildie wanted some help with a quest chain in ICC, so I dived in near the end. Again, I’d completely forgotten pretty much everything about the Lich King encounter, particularly the bit where you end up in a cave (??), but also the bit where Arthas acts as a maypole:
So basically it’s been a brilliant few days, and I’m loving all the old friends of mine who are coming back online. Achievements wise I’ve realised I’d like to get the Double Agent achievement, and also I’ve remembered that I’ve never managed to level a rogue… so I’ve rolled a little undead rogue and we’ll see where I go with her. I haven’t forgotten Islington of course!