Daily Archives: September 22, 2012

Theramore Fell While I was at the Auction House

People have been writing about the Theramore’s Fall scenario in WoW.  It is a limited time, pre-Pandaria event.

It is said to provide a glimpse into Blizzard’s plans for scenarios, which are supposed to be 3 player events which do not require a group structured along the now classic Healer/Tank/DPS lines.

So, with a month left on my account, I thought I would take a look at what Blizzard has is store.  Plus, there is an achievement.

Unfortunately, it was not to be.

Because the instance group gave up on Cataclysm, and because my own interest only extended to getting one character through the solo 81-85 content, I am not geared up enough to join in.

A quick look through the auction house showed that I would not be able to simply buy my way out of the item level hole.  Concentrating on just PvP gear, I managed to get myself up to 340, but 353 was out of my price range.

The ugly specter of ever increasing levels in aging MMOs rears its ugly head again.  Fall behind at your peril.

The event is only for dedicated players, among whose numbers I can clearly no longer be counted.  I clearly should have been grinding gear and gold.

The irony, of course, is that gear from the first level 85-86 zone in Pandaria would probably fill the bill, that being part of the cycle of life in Azeroth.  Greens from a new expansion have to be as good as purples from an old one.

But Theramore will have fallen (many, many times) by then, and the scenario will no longer be part of the game.