I meant to post about this last week, but I couldn’t find the time!
We finished up Naxx on our second night in there. There were a couple of hiccups and one horrible priest PUG who managed to make off with two pieces of loot, but we managed to clear Naxx on Wednesday.
On Thursday we headed to OS to clear that out (not ballsy enough to try anything with the drakes yet; maybe this week?). And then we headed to EoE to find out that Malygos is bugged to hell. TO HELL. I’m not sure whether or not he has been fixed, but he was doing all kinds of wonky stuff (like Breathing the raid for no reason). Apparently there is a list of 3.0.8 Malygos bugs which includes Breaths coming out of Malygos in all directions. This is sometimes remedied by having hunters and warlocks dismiss their pets. This is sometimes not remedied by having hunters and warlocks dismiss their pets. We gave up after five wipes.
We went on to put a group together for normal OS. We thought we’d finally give a drake a try. We left Vesperon up (not the easiest drake to attempt for 1D, BTW), and got him and Sartharion down after about an hour.
And since then it’s just been boring, boring, boring. Our resto shaman and I are farming rep with Hydraxian Waterlords (yes, you read that correctly), so we cleared MC last night with a fire mage and an elemental shaman. Moonkin tank FTW.
In other news, it’s Lunar Festival! The festivities began in-game on Saturday, at which point I got everything done except for the WotLK dungeon coins. I’ll (hopefully) be finishing that up this week.
One of my guildmates was surprised to learn that the little red envelopes you get in the mail from the Elders after visiting them find their roots in actual tradition. Today is the first day of the lunar new year and, according to tradition, when you visit your elders (“elder” is typically defined as “married person” for these purposes) around this time and honour them with the appropriate Chinese greetings, they are supposed to reciprocate by giving you red envelopes with money inside. I got mine from mom last night. 😀
One last thing: don’t freak out (like I did) when you open your mailbox the day after visiting elders and have your entire mailbox completely wiped out by a sea of red envelope mail. I thought I had lost all of the mail I had in my mailbox, which included hundreds of gold worth of herbs. Start clearing the mail (you’ll have to manually delete each letter after taking the red envelope out), and your older mail will eventually show up.
Happy new year!