June 27th, 2006

Adrasteius: Really?  Really.

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I'm trying to cut back on Warcraft for writing, although today I have to clean in preparation of the invasion that is to commence, allegedly, tomorrow, but I'm still logging for important raids -- ie Naxxramas, which is cool as fuck. Trying to cut back on idle hours of pvp though. 60,000 lifetime kills, that's ENOUGH :| I'm ready for my rank to slip.

Anyway, we've killed three bosses in Naxx: Anub'rekhan, a Nerubian (race of spider people), Noth the Plaguebringer (just last night), and Razuvious the Instructor. Last night after Noth we were working on Grand Widow Faerlina, who has a spidery name and spidery abilities (and when you engage her the exit is blocked by a wall of cobwebs) but who is humanoid in appearance (she's wearing Plagueheart, the tier 3 warlock set). Naxx has 18 bosses, so that's 3 down, 15 to go =p I love the music, I love the design of the fights, and I LOVE the voice acting. I don't like dying as much, but I have to remind myself that failure is how you learn, so.

One fight I'm looking forward to, although I don't know when we'll get there, is against the last bosses of the Deathknight wing. These are the Four Horsemen (well, really, three Horsemen and one Horsewoman), composed of Sir Zeliek, Thane something or other (he's a dwarf), Lady Blaumeux and Scarlet Commander Mograine. I originally thought Mograine was the one you kill in the Scarlet Monastery, but as it turns out that Mograine was the Naxx Mograine's SON. The Mograine in Naxx was the original great hero of the Crusade, who wielded the Ashbringer, the legendary sword that's been talked about in game since its release.

Speaking of legendaries, a mage in our guild is now in possession of 2 fragments of Atiesh, the staff of Medivh. 38 more and it's his! ;p

I really can't get over how much I enjoy the voice acting in this game. When you're in the Deathknight wing, the four horsemen yell various things, and it's interesting because although most of them are along the lines of how you're going to die, Sir Zeliek sounds frantic and upset -- he yells for you to get out of there while you can, and with a tone that implies he is really concerned about your presence. It is kind of cute :o