I think it is a sign that the team is happy being back in Azeroth when we all show up for group night nearly an hour early.
Or maybe we all just felt we needed some additional warm up time.
Either way, our normal meetup time is 9pm and we were all in-game by 8:10pm. All five of us and not just the three or four who could make it. It was on like some sort of plumber vs. ape event. Our official group lineup for the night was:
- Earlthecat – Level 80 Human Warrior Tank
- Skronk – Level 81 Dwarf Priest Healing
- Bungholio – Level 80 Gnome Warlock DPS
- Alioto – Level 80 Night Elf Druid DPS
- Ula – Level 81 Gnome Mage DPS
And the first item on our agenda was to finish up the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Last week four of us delved into the final chain of three instances that wraps up the five person content in Icecrown Citadel. We managed two out of three, with the second one being a bit of a trial for us. This time around we would go for all three.
Ula, Skronk, and I got out to Icecrown Citadel and used the summoning stone to bring Bung and Earl to us. Somewhere along the line I guess the summoning stone requirements got reduced to just two people in your group being required to summon. And so, for the first time in at least two years, we were all together in a group and ready to do an instance in Azeroth.
(Humanoids in the picture above: Skronk, Alioto, Bung, Ula, Earl, Jaina Proudmoore)
We planned to run through all three. We wanted Earl to get the whole show and we figured that since we only had trouble with the final bosses on the first two as a foursome, that being a full group would speed things along. There was a thought given to trying it at the Heroic setting, but we opted for Nomal given that this was our return venture.
More after the cut due the usual verbosity and over use of screen shots in place of narrative. Plus I totally spoil the ending if you haven’t done it yet.