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Thrall Stole My Loot

Turns out Garrosh is a bit of a jerk. Who knew!

Turns out Garrosh is a bit of a jerk. Who knew!

 

It all started because I wanted to fly.

Flying in Draenor has been tucked away behind the Draenor Pathfinder meta achievement. Since I’d torn through the content so quickly, things like the Loremaster component had been left quite unfinished. So Deathrokk started questing through Nagrand to check that box on the meta achievement.

I’d heard about, and seen clips of, The Cutscene. I’d actually thought it happened in Spires of Arak. Lo and behold, there it was at the end of Nagrand.  We all know that Thrall kills Garrosh Hellscream, but what I didn’t know is what led up to it. Turns out, it’s part of the quest “And Justice for Thrall“. You run the quest, fight Garrosh, and then Thrall steps in to bat cleanup on Garry.

And he cleans up big time.

What’s that? You didn’t know any of this. Uh, okay… [SPOILERS]?

Anyway.

Something happened during that fight. Like I said, you start the encounter by throwing down with Garrosh. He cheats, you’re stunned, and then Thrall kill-steals. A dick move, but let’s be honest here – Thrall can be a bit of a dick. Double so for me because I was actually winning that fight. Garrosh was down to 50% when he stunned me. I was at maybe 98% health. Thrall stole my kill, and as you can see in the video Garrosh dropped Gorehowl.

I saw it in the video. And I wanted that axe.

Since I couldn’t pry it from Garrosh’s cold, dead, electrocuted hands I had to go with Plan B – back to Karazhan. Back to dealing with that pain in the ass chess game. All for a shot at Prince Malchezaar, who is keeping my axe warm for me. Well he didn’t drop Gorehowl this time, but since I’ve got everything else except for one Apexis daily that I need to wait for, I’ll take my time and wipe out Kara every chance I get until Gorehowl is mine.

Well This Is Awkward

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Uh, Hi there.  It’s me, Herculano.

It has been almost one year since I last logged into World of Warcraft.  When I left, there was no animosity towards the game or the community.  I just found more interesting things to do with my spare time.  Things like going on trips, moving to a new house with my girlfriend, getting engaged to said girlfriend, losing twenty pounds.

I’m not bragging (*cough*bullshit*cough* — Editor) but between what real life had to offer, and what WoW offered. real life won my time.

When I walked away from World of Warcraft, I left cold-turkey.  I stopped listening to the podcasts, stopped following the blogs, everything.  I cut all ties to the game and never looked back.  Until now.

After a year away, I downloaded the latest episode of “The Instance” just to see how things have been going in the World of Warcraft.  The main topic seemed to be about balanced druids, but Scott Johnson mentioned a few things that surprised me.

  • World of Warcraft is down to 7.8 Million subscribers!  I think they were still floating around ten million before I left.
  • Ghostcrawler is gone.  How the Hell did that happen?  There might have been talk of that before I left, but I was still surprised when I heard that.
  • There is a mythic tier of gear.

I’m sure there are plenty of other things that have happened in the past year that I’m not aware of.  I know Warlords of  Draenor is the next expansion, that Garrosh Hellscream is a total dick, and you can buy a level 90 character

Is there anything else I should know about?