This was the weekend of the “great” Denial of Service attack against classic. Starting at some point Saturday afternoon there was a rapid sequence of attacks targeting a specific set of PVP WoW Classic servers. This then expanded to ultimately target all of the Classic servers, and seemingly the live servers as well. At the time of taking this screenshot I was not able to see any Classic or Live realms as being “online”.
A Twitter account spawned in the midst of this claiming credit and going by UKDrillas, seemingly starting as an attack on two WoW Streamers Asmongold and Sodapoppin. Asmongold was hosting an event on his Twitch stream for the final grind to 60, and seemingly whoever initiated the attack was attempting to stop that from happening. Things sorta get weird from there in that I also saw reports that folks from 4Chan doxxed the attacker, once the attack spread to a server that they were playing on. It was a pretty short time before the twitter account that was claiming credit had been banned and cut off that source of information.
Whatever actually happened, the servers were back up and playable by that evening and I spent the entirety of the Podcast on Saturday roaming around Thousand Needles knocking out quests and collecting much needed Iron ore. That is probably the biggest highlight of the weekend the fact that I am now sitting at 170 Blacksmithing, which is honestly way more tedious of a grind than I remembered the first time. I am slowly getting into the realm of being able to create things that are useful to me while leveling.
Bronze was a hell level, and I am finally happy to mostly be on the other side of that mess. Also Thousand Needles is deeply confused as to what level it is because of the weird range of ore nodes that spawn there. In my travels I have seen: Copper, Tin, Silver, Iron, Gold, Mithril and Truesilver. I am hoping to be able to harvest at least Gold nodes the next time I happen across one. Unfortunately that means I need to find a lot more Iron nodes because I am currently sitting at 150 skill and reportedly Gold is 155.
There were three dungeons that were needed to be run this weekend and due to the DDoS we only managed to squeeze in two of them. The first was another jaunt into Shadowfang Keep because Thalen had reached the point where he needed to clean up all of the quests associated with it. Unfortunately on Friday night neither myself or Grace had the oomph in us to run two dungeons back to back after you consider the standing around time as everyone makes their way to the instance portal in Silverpine.
The second was Blackfathom Deeps which we managed to knock out yesterday morning and offered up several upgrades for me personally, but additionally for the group as a whole. Unfortunately later in the evening we just lacked the critical mass of “almost 30” players required to do the third instance that was needed, aka Razorfen Kraul. In theory I should be hunting down the rest of the quests associated with that instance because it is my ultimate hope to be able to maybe run that night. If I can’t make a group materialize I might join on a PUG group because really at this point I just want to collect the component for the Warrior level 30 armor quest chain while it is still useful.
I close out weekend two of World of Warcraft Classic sitting a little ways into level 31. This is a reasonable speed I think and is way faster than I was leveling in Vanilla. I still feel like a reasonable and viable tank in instance… even though I have moments where I am just out of rage and things are going insane. Grace and her constant fearing doesn’t exactly help this because if I am going to try and lock things down they have to be sitting beside me. It however seems to bring her joy to grief me, and we haven’t died as a result yet… but we did come really close in BFD when her fear went off and grabbed another whole pack.
I am also having to relearn how to play with a proper trapping hunter, because I kept griefing Thalen while he was desperately trying to make the traps work. Additionally we had a Warlock dotting everything up which served to further grief him when the traps didn’t last. We will get this shit sorted out by the time we hit 60. The more pressing concern however is that I have a mount to buy in 9 levels and I have zero clue how I am going to get anywhere near the money needed to purchase it. The riding skill is 20 gold and the mount itself is 80 gold.. which doesn’t include the honored discount but regardless… it is a lot of money. I am just worried that I am going to be that guy without a mount that everyone waits on to get to instances. I have no clue at all how I am going to see the 1000 gold needed for the epic mount.
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