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I won't lie, I played World of Warcraft almost all day yesterday. Exactly what I aimed to do actually. Having time off lets me do what I want for once. I haven't used all my vacation time this year so I am burning it up this week by staying at home and just relaxing, getting some chores done around here, catching up on comic books and also playing as many games as possible.
I spent most my time questing in Alterac Mountains and running the Scarlet Monastery Armory and Cathedral in game. I wanted to get one character the Scarlet Tabard and sure enough on my last run through it dropped and I gave it to Gwarf, my orc warrior. Other things dropped as well since I have been doing this level 40 in 1 day /played. I have gotten a purple ring off Arcanist Doan, enough blues to shard for enchanting mats, over 50 stacks of silk, and looted 100 gold on my mage to earn the "Got My Mind On My Money" achievement. Oddly enough, my mage did not get credit for Scarlet Monastery because I never went into the graveyard and killed Interrogator Vishas. I did this and when I came out, a rare named that spawns ONLY during the Scourge invasion was waltzing down the pathway. His name is Scourge. I killed him and he dropped a [Scorn's Icy Choker].
Once the orcs hit level 40, I had to catch up on 5 levels of training and gear, so I went back to Orgrimmar and found myself in the middle of a pre-launch Wrath of the Lich King event. Apparently Arthas had sent a Herald of the Lich King, complete with minions, to attack most the capital cities. In the skies over the Valley of Honor were massive Lich Bone Dragons, and on the ground nasty puss filled Behemoths assaulted the huts and the shopkeepers. A full on attack was taking place and I got to witness all of it.
The Lich Bone Dragons would breathe icy breath from up high while the stout guards of Orgrimmar shot flaming arrows into the air amid the spells and weapons of the other players below that did the same. The event was of little danger to the players, the creatures did little to fight back and could not kill you outright, but the sight was an awesome one to behold. Sometimes the bone dragons would swoop down and grab the Tauren defenders of Orgrimmar in the clutches of their clawed hands and then fly off, no doubt intending to eat some serious beef for a quick snack.
I watched the event and attacked and tried to do my best to help, but none of us were meant to actually turn the tide or make a difference. The event was more a showcase of awesome graphic effects and a grand event for players to watch as the Herald of the Lich King yelled and threatened us. Very cool to see and something that caught the majority players totally off guard. Leave it to Blizzard to sell the Lich King expansion in grand style. I have also noticed attacks by the Scourge picking up in capital cities in the form of level 63 elite skeletons, they are scripted but usually kill a few innocent bystander NPC's. I like to join the fight and raise my weapon skills by swinging at them. When they die, they leave behind a giant crystal that is actually a quest giver. Check it out if you can. I found one in Undercity.
That is about it for today. Errand time for me. I will post some screens of the event below. Next up: the push to level 50 with the orcs. I hope to have this done sometime Thursday night.