I logged off to eat tea and watch some telly, and I found that I couldn’t stay away. I knew I wasn’t far away from level 20, and that’s a massive milestone – the ability to use a mount was just too tempting. So I logged back in and joined a dungeon queue which popped pretty much instantly. Wailing Caverns here I come.
Very shortly after:
I always liked this encounter, but the instance itself can be tricky. Either you know the way or you don’t, there is no guessing. Without some prior knowledge the route it guides you is so backward. thankfully this group was a good one, if completely silent. No one said a thing to me the whole way around. Also the Warrior tank wasn’t tanking, instead the Paladin was. But I think he was in tank spec too. One instance with no tank, the other with two. Figures.
I got my achievement, complete with murloc head even though murlocs really play very little part in the whole dungeon. There are more raptors and annoying druids who sleep you, but I suppose that’s harder to fit into an icon.
Hurray, riding skill is now mine I actually got confused, I visited the riding trainer and skilled up, and then spoke to the mount vendor who had 4 mechanostriders to sell me … before I remembered I already own all the mechanostriders a gnome could ever want, and actually I just unlocked all my usual mounts. So I chose what I thought would be a grand ride for a newly of-age gnome.
Looks pretty sweet I think. Oh and in the excitement I forgot to say that I managed to get rid of my pirate costume. Back to the normality of wearing a dress, a nice blue one, with a matching invisible ring – my first. Talking of loot too, from the final WC boss I got an interesting item.
A glowing shard with no purpose, or sale price. I remember this, it used to start a long quest chain, but seemingly the quest is no more. I had it as an open quest in a log on one of my characters for pretty much their entire journey to max level, and never bothered completing it. I suppose now I can’t. Strange it’s still in game though… It’s amazing to think what digital archaeology you could do in WoW now, 10 years is a damn long time.
And on that note, I really am logging off for the night. Bye!