I was lucky to get a Battered Hilt for Quel’Delar in the very first ICC 5 man instance I hit on Patch night, and after discovering they were selling for 4k on the AH I figured – I have 12k ( at the time) I’d rather the small upgrade it was then 4k. So over the weekend I did the quest chain and got
I then found out they were going for 18K gold because the drop rate was nerfed , and I’m like “ Aweee but that would have helped me get my Rein in a GDKP!
The quest chain was a little running around but I thought it was fun, and not bad gold as well. It doesn’t call for you to do anything beyond your abilities. You do have to go into the new 5 man ICC’s to make your weapon.
I healed them. Yes. Me. The Shadow Priest who rants and raves about not healing has discovered that I am not too bad, and having fun too. ( Instant Random group love!! ) I over use Prayer of mending, do predictive renews ( silly boomkin standing in bad stuff the whole run) and flash. Greater heals if I feel lazy and need to regen a little mana.
I healed all three ICC 5 mans for my hilt quest, without the support of a tanking friend that I could trust and not get upset with me if I failed. Everyone else was doing their thing, and I was looking at the chain, thinking, I can do this.. and donned my healing set and went into group. I actually like healing Halls of reflection. It’s a little crazy – but fun.
The chain also sends you to the Isle, You also get to go into the Sunwell and then you get shackled for your efforts and accused of being a traitor. It all gets sorted out, and you continue on.
I don’t have my Perky Pug yet, I need 11 more people to be random with! I do like the Random Dungeons, it’s making getting emblems of frost easier for heroics, there is always something to do, and as a healer I get instant love, sure I have let a few people die, but I am running recount so am waiting for someone to tell me I fail, then I can link the damage they just took and tell them to GTFOTF - ( thats only if they try to tell me I fail – it’s called forward planning)
My best Random Dungeon experience was in Occulus - a mage as we zoned in said ” I have never done this before” and we were like awesome! Follow instructions – we will help and you will be fine. We did, they did, and we one shotted it. Happy warm feeling. I thanked them for their honesty. It made the experience better for everyone.
Worse Random Dungeon experience was also in Occulus – Someone wanted to do an achievement so we wiped 5 times, they were the first to die on their drake every time because he never ran from the explosion.
There was also someone who was Afk for all three bosses in a run, a undergeared tank who rage dc’d ( didn’t even leave group) when he died after pulling too many packs – the dps died first and I couldn’t continue to keep him up. Two DPS that left after the 2nd boss in a run – people missing basic chants and gems, low and lazy dpsers ( HOLY DPS FTW) ect. But yeah. Have been happy with it so far.
,Between a ICC 10 man clear, and two bosses on ICC 25 I now have 31 Emblems of frost badges, so by this time next week I am planning on buying the 60 Badge cloth shoulders, because I am not guaranteed a spot in any raid as I am only casual, I did some 10 man ICC farming to get halfway to friendly with the Ashen Deathsworn, and after the ICC 10 and half of 25 I got my friendly ring, which isn’t an upgrade, but the honoured will be.