Thursday, 30 May 2013

All About Atain - 20 Man Tanking

 
Throm-Ka! First Sergeant Atain here. As I grew in power I set myself against a more dangerous foe. I would stand in Orgrimmar and find heroes to form a raiding party then together we would venture into Blackrock Spire. I'd use my [Seal of Ascension] and we'd enter the Upper reaches of the spire.
 

 In due time I only had to take 15 heros into Upper Blackrock Spire. In each trip I would lead the charge, protect the weak spel-lcasters, control the loot to protect it from thieves. We used the roll of dice to decide who obtained what item. A Warrior lived and died by their reputation. A tank known for being unfair with loot would find he could no longer assemble raiding parties.

20062013
 
The news of Hakkar the Soulflayer from Sunken Temple being resurrected by the Gurubashi in Zul'Gurub, Stranglethorn Vale. My old home. New raiding parties were formed and the Troll City attacked.

 This time something was different. Guilds. Guilds had control of the Raiding Parties now. Everything changed.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

All About Atain - Beginnings of Tanking


Throm-Ka! First Sergeant Atain here. McTacky is still off missing for following a cursed haiku. Here I outside Blackrock Spire. The last time I was here was 7 August 2012.
 
Pic of Overlord Wyrmthalak I took at the end of a LBRS run
 After my Strangethorn battles with the Alliance era, I moved onto bigger game. Dungeons that each hid a great evil. I first learnt the use of a sheild in Zul'Farrak as we climbed the pyramid and an army of sand trolls assailed us. Within the sacred caverns and pristine waters of Maraudon I sharped my taunts against the rocky elementals to keep other from harm.
 
But it was in places like Lower Blackrock Spire, Scholomance, and Undead Strathholm I truely honed my skills. With war party of 10 at my side we'd venture into these accursed tombs and fight the horrors that awaited us.
 
 
At the head of the pack was I. Leader, Officer, First Sergeant. I led the charge. I protected the group. I stood toe to toe to horrors that no longer exist. I remember those days of glory, so long ago.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

McTacky is Missing?


Is this what Luxypie meant by Valhalla? These are shores long forgotten!

Hello? Is anyone even getting this message?
 
The Hai-Clue! It was a trap!
 
Help! Help me! Atain, where are you?

All About Atain - Senegal's Name

 
Throm-Ka! First Sergeant Atain here at the Great Arena know as the Gurubashi Arena. This brings back memories! Strangletorn Vale was home of much world PvP
 
I purchased Senegal the Parrot at Booty Bay during this golden age. But some creep had issue with my parrot.
 
 
This was back in the era before you could offically name your pets. The past is odd when you think about it.
 
 
Lok'tar ogar! I had to eviscerate this creep. I know eviscerate is a skill known only to Rogues, but I found a way!
 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

All About Atain

 
Throm-Ka! First Sergeant Atain here. Since going missing after receiving Luxypie's last haiku in the last post, Mister Aloysius McTacky is probably now off dead at shores long forgotten. So it falls to me, Atain, Son of Sicity of the Frostwolf Clan to take over.
 

I recently hit 90. Do not mistake this for lack of effort. I do things in my own time and give it my all. That is the sort of Orc I am. I do something for the sake of doing it, not to expect a reward.
 
My two pets: Gol'Gosh the Worg Pup and and Senegal the Parrot.
 
 
Senegal the Parrot was purchased in Booty Bay during my Gurubashi Arena world PVP era.
 

Unlike McTacky, I don't need to collect 475 unique pets! He doesn't even name his pets! Pets are companions you have a connection with, not status trophies! And you don't send them into that brutal and barbaric cockfight called 'pet battles'.

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Haiku Trap (Part 3)

"Are you ready for another awesome hai-clue?! :D " asked Luxypie!
 
McTacky worn out looks up and sees the next clue.
 
 
For domination
Factions fight not just eachother
here in wilderness
 
Of course McTacky knew where to go. To the Battlescar between Desolation Hold and Fort Triumph in Southern Barrens!

No sight of Luxy. OR Smuglets. This has to be the wrong spot!
 
What was in the hai-clue again? Domination? Wilderness? That could mean perhaps Domination Point, Krasarang Wilds. So back to Pandaria McTacky travels. All the time looking over his shoulder. Imaging being watched. Smug faces everywhere.

 There was Luxypie on Luxygaga! But what was the twist? There was always a twist!
 
Luxy used [Rodent Crate] and Sumprush Rodents appeared everywhere! A pet McTacky didn't have!

After a quick battle, the rodent was caught under a trap. The Haiku Trap.
 
Not all haiclue come to a terrifying nightmare inducing end. Some have happy endings!
 

So that was the last hai-clue. After all that evil and smugness it was over. McTacky could at last rest... OR COULD HE?


Valhalla awaits? Be battle ready!?! Well that sounds ominous!

Order of the Cloud Serpent Exalted

McTacky with an [Onyx Egg] on Windward Isle.
 
60th Exalted Faction is the Order of the Cloud Serpent.
 
When Patch 5.3 Escalation arrived there was one place I had to go.Windward Isle. Armed with a [Grand Commendation of the Order of the Cloud Serpent] I went [Onyx Egg] hunting.
 
No one else was around and with easy I grabbed enough eggs to get the rep.
The Beloved Title also.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Golden Lotus Exalted

 
 
59th Exalted Faction is the Golden Lotus.
 
After getting a heap of [Stolen Golden Lotus Insignia] after killing several Zandalri Warbringers with Navimie, Luxypie and HK, I was near exalted. I did some dailies and was 50 rep off Exalted still.. Luxypie gave me After a [Hozen Peace Pipe] from Luxypie I hit exalted.
Thanks for all the help!
 
Order of the Cloud Serpent next. 

Monday, 20 May 2013

The Haiku Trap (Part 2)

McTacky runs. Not only in terror or fear, but for a worse reason, Guilt and Shame. Those Smug judging faces everywhere. Where did it all go so wrong? McTacky remembers. It was that haiku from Luxypie!

 
 In kingdoms of east
A tunnel of terrible
Venture here if brave
 
If Brave? McTacky is brave! He will follow this hai-clue to it's end. Into former Lordaeron, into the Plaguelands to the place known as Terrorweb Tunnel. McTacky has been to Terrorweb Tunnel and there were only spiders there. What bravery is needed to face mere spiders?
 
 
Luxypie is waiting for him on Abyssica, giggling.
 
Before McTacky is a sea awash with Smug.
 
 
Those smug pig faces and spirally conceited tails. Terrorweb Tunnel for the first time ever was a true Terror. Forget bravery and embrace cowardice. There is no winning. He was caught in the Haiku Trap!
 


 
McTacky runs! Runs as faster than he ever thought he would. Faster than he should. Dashing though the tunnel. Foot after foot. The whole thing were Pigs!
 
What that a light at the end of the tunnel? Was this the end of this torture? No, it was Luxypie with another Hai-clue!
 
 
Next time, the odyssey continues!
 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Haiku Trap (Part 1)

 
Luxypie sent me this Haiku Mystery. The title of the mail was simply " :D " inside the message deepened.
 
a valley of farms,
Seventy five-twenty five
Faces await you

What could it mean? It meant I had to follow the clues!


 
To the Valley of Four Winds! Coords 75 by 25. The Thunderfoot Ranch!
 
The Horror!

Also there waiting was Luxypie on the Veluxia. As smug as the pigs around her.
 
Was this torture at an end? I wished so. But Luxypie wasn't done. I was given second 'Hai-clue' to follow!
 
What does it mean? And what evil will I find?


Next time: The Mystery of the Smuglet Tunnel!