Under the sea,
Under the sea,
There’ll be no accusations,
Just friendly crustaceans,
Under the sea!
Homer Simpson, Homer Badman episode
Unless you go to Vashj’ir, in which case the crustaceans and often pretty hostile, along with the sharks and the sea goblins and the naga.
Did you know that the naga are, in fact, mutated highborn elves? True story.
Anyway, we were headed back to Vashj’ir, the zone under the sea.
We finished up Wrath of the Lich King last week and dipped our collective toes into Cataclysm. Our plan is to see some of the overland (or under water) content, find whatever dungeon there is along the way, and basically avoid using tools like Dungeon Finder to speed things along.
Not that the Dungeon Finder isn’t a fine thing. It removes almost all the pain of forming a PUG so you can get straight to hating the rest of your group in the shortest possible time. But for us, travel is part of the adventure.
And, for the second week running, all of us were together and online. The group was:
- Earlthecat – Level 81 Human Warrior Tank
- Skronk – Level 81 Dwarf Priest Healing
- Bungholio – Level 81 Gnome Warlock DPS
- Alioto – Level 81 Night Elf Druid DPS
- Ula – Level 82 Gnome Mage DPS
We got ourselves back into Vashj’ir. I took the bird to the island flight point and jumped in the water. Others found the portal in Stormwind and came via that route. Somehow we all managed to get in same general area, which sounds easy but which can be surprisingly difficult in an under water environment where everybody isn’t necessarily on the same horizontal plane. Up and down are a factor.
More after the cut because I run off at the keyboard as usual.