The Ringless Horseman

(Post title courtesy of Kaozz)

It was 10pm on Halloween night.

Real life Trick-or-Treating was at an end, our own little trick-or-treater was in bed, the candles in the pumpkins had been blown out, the porch light had been turned off, and all was finally quiet.  Even the cats had settled down,

On Eldre’Thalas, which runs on Eastern Time, the Hallow’s End had faded.  Trick-or-treating was also at an end, the decorations had been stowed away in their various bit buckets, and Azeroth was back to its usual self.

Fortunately, as we learned at Brewfest, the instance servers run on Pacific Time, so they are late to start and late to end when it comes to Azeroth holidays.

Which meant that we had a few more shots at the Headless Horseman to try and get his mount.  Four to be exact.

Ula was not on, but Gaff, in the form of his druid joined us for another round of Headless Horseman fun.  So we were:

73 Druid – Nerral
80 Priest – Skronk
80 Warlock – Bungholio
80 Warrior – Earlthecat
80 Paladin – Vikund

Unfortunately, you need to be level 75 to summon the Headless Horseman, so having Nerral along did not add another shot at the mount.

As before, the battles were pretty manageable.  Not totally easy, but the only way we were going to lose was to screw up pretty badly.

But in the end, no mount.

We got lots of rings, hence the title of this post.  We’d all be surprised if he had any rings left after our haul.

Not that the rings were bad (Vikund is wearing the Ring of Ghoulish Glee now), but by the end we all had most of the rings.  You cannot sell them.  You cannot have more than one of each.   Nerral has a couple of rings now that he can use when he hits level 80.

Other than rings, we did get the Magic Broom to drop four times, and Vikund picked up the Horseman’s Baleful Blade.  It isn’t quite a Tankard of Terror, but it looks nice.

But no Horseman’s Horrific Helm (which would have been nice for Vikund or Earl) and no Horseman’s Reins, the item that gives you the Headless Horseman’s mount.

Did anybody get those reins?

And with that, Hallow’s End was over for us.

HallowsEndEnd

Last Call for the Headless Horseman

Until next year Sir Thomas Thompson!

3 thoughts on “The Ringless Horseman

  1. Morane

    No reins for me. Over the two weeks of the event I estimate I summoned the horseman around fifty times (five most nights, missed three nights) and the reins didn’t even show up.

    None of the people I grouped with had seen the reins either.

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  2. mizmoo

    Two of us killed the horseman 160+ times by rotating the 75+ alts in each night. (yea, we got alot of alts =p) Rings, sword, helm, broom, pet…you name it he dropped it. ‘Cept he was stingy with the reins! Got them on one of the last runs on the last day!

    Boy and I thought Brewfest was tough but we got 2 rams and 1 kodo on those runs.

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  3. kaozz

    Hehe glad to see someone enjoyed my joke ;)
    I never saw one mount (besides the broom) either. Most runs we got rings and more rings. On one run I saw the Helm, Squashling, Sword and Pumpkin Head item drop and one group member won them all. Needless to say the group wasn’t happy heh. Maybe next year will be better, he shouldn’t have anymore rings!

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