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Gav Goes to Northrend for a Peek, Finds Sweet Sword

Well, I finally decided that I at least wanted to wrap up the quests I had left in limbo out in Blade’s Edge Mountains, but I at least wanted a sneak peak at Northrend, so on to the steam boat in Stormwind Harbor, bound for the Borean Tundra went I. I boarded with two other folks, a night elf druid (level 80) and a human rogue (level 71), and we, combined, had the three epic night elf mounts. Witness:


I thought it was funny, anyway. In the end, though, the game glitched on me and I ended up back in Stormwind Harbor after the game loaded too slowly in Northrend. On my second try, though, I made it and set foot on Valiance Keep.


I checked on some quests, and one of them offered me a sweet reward for almost no work: the Combatant Greatsword. Compare that to my Halaani Claymore, and I was all in. Almost a 30 DPS increase! An even better crit rating improvement! And it was free, just for killing six Crypt Crawlers. No problem; six quick kills and I’m taking a rather unbalanced sword back to the Outlands. Look out, Bladespire Ogres!


More as it happens.

Outlands or Northrend? The Time is Now, Gavelier

WoWScrnShot_010209_033942 As I write this, I’m standing in Stormwind’s Trade District, having dinged 68 with Gav at Toshley’s Station in Blade’s Edge Mountains. I have reached a crossroads in Gav’s career. Do I return to Toshley and his station to continue through the Outlands, leveling towards 70 and possibly a flying mount, or do I dare board the boat to Northrend, braving the Litch King’s domain just now that I’m able to? This is my quandary.

In other news, Ironforge got raided the other night again while I was there, apparently for the second night in a row. I died a good seven times and killed no one. I had better luck taking Halaa in Nagrand, where I died twice but killed three Horde. Anyway, this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill raid, these folks were geared to the teeth. Level 80’s were calling off even, saying they weren’t equipped to take down 50+ horde geared like they were. Finally, shear numbers won out and they retreated.

I’ll write again when I’ve made my decision.

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