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Koobluh's WotLK Beta Blog

This blog is about my experiences in the WotLK beta!

Author: bobafett573

Day 3

Posted by bobafett573 Saturday August 9 2008 at 9:22PM
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Off I go to The Nexus.  However, first I gotta find a way to get there.  I head west until I reach Amber Ledge, a high plateau with a bunch of pretty flowers and dragonkin everywhere.  I ride a dragon over to the island of Coldarra.  Coldarra is a very icy place but, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in Northrend so far.  However, there is a huge conflict going on here.  There's a dragon war going on.  Red dragons vs. blue dragons.  The blue dragons are gathering power in an effort to destroy Azeroth.  Powerful mages are protecting a little village with a magical bubble that looks very much like the Dalaran bubble that used to exist.  I run around the island multiple times gathering supplies, taking energy readings, and killing dragons until it's finally enter The Nexus.

The Nexus is a very small instance, similar in size to Hellfire Ramparts.  There are four bosses.  The first two are just tank and spank bosses.  Our tank actually left after the first two bosses so we had to find a new tank...and the new one was no good at all so we struggled on the last two.  The second to last boss, Grand Magus Telestra, was difficult because she did A LOT of knockbacks.  The last boss was very hard.  The last boss is a huge dragon frozen in ice (very VERY reminiscent of the movie Transformers).  You thraw the dragon out and the battle begins.  The problem was that every 2 seconds you stand still, you get a debuff that does 100 damage per second that stacks until you move.  This proves to make any casting/healing extremely difficult.  Also, you have to stand on the side of the dragon.  Knockbacks occur in front of and near the tail of the dragon.  It took us 6 tries but we finally downed him.  Overall the loot in this instance is on par with Mount Hyjal/Tempest Keep loot.  At the end of the instance, I got to say something that hasn't been said in months...DING 71!

I only had about 15 minutes left before I had to go to work so I went exploring a little bit.  I headed south and saw a Horde village that had been completely slaughtered by the seaweed monsters...and then you'll never guess who I saw.  Kel'thuzad is just chillin' in Borean Tundra.  DO NOT GO NEAR HIM!  I made that mistake.  If he sees you, he sends about 30 lvl 72 undead at you that pretty much pwns you.  He's got some cool undead floaty buildings around him (hmmm Necrons from Warhammer 20k?). for Day 3 Pics! for The Nexus Pics! writes:
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