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Looks like it's that time of the year again - time for Love is In the Air. Wow Insider and Wowhead have guides to this year's event for the Achievements and quests - particularly if you want the What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been meta-achievement.
Arthas help you.
It doesn't look like anything new has been added for 2013, however. It does look like the Big Love Rocket still drops from Apothecary Hummel, for you mount collectors. I don't see anything about event-themed battle pets save for our old friend Peddlefeet.
Here's Ninotchka's Team Kaels report:
|Team Kaels is wading forward into heroic Mogu'shan Vaults! We went in last week, fresh from our triumph over the Sha of Anger, and discovered that the Stone Guard without Jasper Chains is riduculously easy, even in heroic mode. We didn't really know what we were doing yet we still one-shot it. Wierd! We went on to the next encounter, Feng, and had a slightly more difficult time of it. There is an additional phase to this fight on heroic and we were having some issues with the ghosts, but the fight mechanics let you choose the order of the phases in heroic mode so we played around with it a few times, figured out some shortcuts, and defeated the boss with a good amount of time to spare on the evening. We then came to our current brick wall, Gara'jal. The enrage timer is tough on this fight and we've got to figure out more creative ways to minimize damage. We're working on it, and we hope to be able to tell you we killed him, sometime Soon.
|Team RubiPam is one step closer to clearing Mogu'shan Vaults as we took down Elegon Thursday night in an epic struggle. This was only our second night working on this fight with our regular team including Baelz tanking, but it was a really good two hours of work this night, as we truly learned the steps. Two healing this can be pretty scary, and dps really have to be on their toes to get the spheres down, but we inched closer through the evening - a 3% wipe, then a 2% wipe, then a 0% wipe which I'm still trying to figure out how that was possible, then a 1% wipe. Finally, we invoked last pull magic, complete with pumpkinheading Pamena, and by golly we got him! AND with everyone alive at the end, so Bemused and Pamena were pretty proud!
We are now working on Will of the Emperor, and it is a bear - our tanks were exponentially better last night at dodging attacks (we moved to Wed for this week since some people had Valentine's Day plans), and I think once I get the hang of timing my big heals correctly, we'll get this one, We hope Monday, so that we can start again on HOF.
Sat Night Massacre was fun, usual, a very smooth run,. Afterward, Snuff led a bunch of us into ICC so that he and Thanael could complete another step in the Shadowmourne legendry weapon quest - took us a couple of tries on Blood Queen, but they both got it. We then did LK on heroic 25, which several people, including the long lost Kikuchiyo who has returned to the game for a bit, had not done, so it was fun when we got that one. A good night for all.
|Guild Vault report:
Someone's cleaned out the GV, yay! I found two Quick Strike Cloak, lvl 90, in Tab 4, and that seems to be all the high-level gear at the moment.