Teething has transformed my level 1 Female Warrior into the nastiest Raid Boss I've ever encountered. She constantly spams Tantrum and Fit, and if they are not interrupted, she will become Enraged in an amazingly short amount of time. Worse, if she remains Enraged long enough, her Broodmother will also become Enraged, ensuring not only a brutal wipe, but a crazy-expensive repair bill to boot.
And so it is under these treacherous conditions that Mortigan runs Heroics. But on some rare nights, luck smiles on Mortigan, the stars align, and all the right pieces fall into place. And Saturday night was the perfect scenario for a much-needed win:
Ingredients for Win Soup
1. Landed a DPS slot on a Halls of Origination Heroic group that had only 2 bosses left to clear.
2. Earthen Ring rep was finally only a few hundred points from Exalted.
3. Was only 50 points away from having 2200 Justice Points again - the needed amount for shopping the better JP gear.
4. The Cool Down on Transmit Truegold was up and ready.
The Level 1 Raid Boss was sleeping. Joining the Halls of Origination Heroic and finding we're almost done was an awesome surprise and the first inkling that things were going to go really well. Back when I first began grouping with the new-to-me Dungeon Tool, I really hated getting dropped into runs well under way. I felt that there should be an option on the tool to opt for full runs only (and I still think it's something they should add) - but that was when I wanted to learn the instance and check out the various drops and such. Now days, I just need the points - so jumping in right at the end of an instance is like skipping the first 24 miles of a marathon and just running the final .6 for the win. I get to strut across the finish line with all my fur still nicely combed.
On the first fight (not sure which boss it was - they all kinda look the same to me and I never bother to learn their names), something gloriously unexpected occurred. Instead of the useless-to-me Agility Gear that ALWAYS seems to drop in Halls of Origination, a smoking-cool ring drops, complete with all the stats that makes Morty feel warm and fuzzy. I politely asked if I could NEED it - but honestly, between you and me, I would've NEEDED even if they'd said no - because I rarely find anything usable in the Heroics I've run. But they were fine with me getting it, and so the Ring of Sweet Awesomeness was MINE - replacing a green Quest Ring that I just couldn't seem to get off my finger for the longest time.
The second fight went flawlessly (he was the final boss - once again not sure who he was - just follow my "Single Set of Rules on How to Raid ANYTHING" and you'll never need to know this stuff), and immediately upon his death I was rewarded with green flash of becoming Exalted with Earthen Ring, and well as a surprise Achievement banner for becoming Exalted with 10 Factions. Hooray for me!
With my new Exalted Earthen Ring status, a trip to the painfully-hard-to-reach Earthen Ring Quartermaster in Vashj'ir rewarded me with Flamebloom Gloves - which very nicely match my Dreamless Belt, I might add.
But I'd also crossed the 2200 mark for getting any JP gear I still needed/wanted, and so with my new Earthen Ring gloves in hand (pun intended), I hearthed back to Stormwind for more shopping. There isn't much left in the way of Justice Points gear that I still need, but was nicely surprised to see that the Pensive Legwraps were a smoking good upgrade. They made Morty's butt look nice, too. "I'll take 'em!"
And while in Stormwind, I remembered my Truegold Transmute, and dropped it into the Auction House for the low, low price of 690 Gold. It sold within seconds.
So in the span of 15 minutes, I'd picked up a new ring, gloves, pants, and 690 Gold plus whatever I received during and for the Heroic. Pretty dang sweet if I do say so myself. And my Level 1 Raid Boss slept happily all the while.
Mortigan the Quiet