Slightly off-topic (as this isn’t really priest related)….
I’ve been messing around with a few of my alts lately, trying to get them up to the level cap before WotLK. I decided to spend some time leveling my lockpicking on my rogue (mid-50s in level) by opening the doors in Blackrock Depths a few times. Once in BRD, however, I decided I wanted to do something I had seen done so many times before, but had never done for myself: solo the Attunement to the Core.
Now, I know soloing the quest is nothing special, even to a character under 60. However, it feels epic to me. That association was likely set in my head back in 2005 when I saw a Warcraft movie that literally changed the way I thought and felt about the game: Nogg-aholic. (it really is a movie of epic proportions, and I recommend watching the whole thing if you ever have the chance!).
In Nogg-aholic: The Movie, there is a sequence where Attunement to the Core was soloed in under 5 minutes (and this was back in the day when there were a good number more mobs in BRD).
Here is that clip from Nogg-aholic:
Accomplishing this task in my first attempt, and only needing two health potion to succeed (damn lava!), made it feel like such a significant achievement. Why can’t things like this count in the new WotLK achievement system?
Having successfully attuned myself to a dungeon no one visits anymore, I wandered around BRD a bit. It’s been a while since I’d hung out there.
One of the goblin NPCs said to come back at 8PM. So I did, and I got a show!
Here is a video of The L80 ETC performance in BRD (not recorded by me): (They are singing the song: “Power of the Horde.”)
The last thing I did while in BRD was stock up on Sulfuron Slammer drinks from Plugger Spazzring. The drinks set you on fire! Really! The fire debuff you gain lasts 6 seconds, and even deal a small amount of damage.
The flavor text on the drink reads:
“It’ll knock your socks off… and then set your feet on fire.”
At 20 silver a drink, it’s costly, but worth it for the 6 seconds of flaming glory!