Can you believe it? I am writing a post and it’s about WoW! Yaay!
I was playing my ret pally earlier today (who is my main) and was doing some Archaeology while listening to the Obscurecast Podcast. I listened to today’s episode but realized I had somehow missed last week’s! On last week’s episode they mentioned the Love Is In The Air events and a pink proto-drake. I thought perhaps they meant a pink proto-drake could drop from the Heart-Shaped Box you get for killing the holiday bosses. I have wanted a pink dragon mount ever since I found out there were mounts in World of Warcraft, so I quickly minimized and looked over the fight mechanics as I’d never done the Love Is In The Air boss encounter.
The fight sounded simple enough, don’t stand in the bad unless you are wearing the right colour of anti-cologne or anti-perfume stuff, but I was still hesitant to que because (a) I had never done it and was afraid of dieing and looking like a total noob and (b) because I am a ret paladin and my dps has been horrible ever since the addition of holy power. The last time I had attempted to dps anything as a pally was the Crucible of Carnage when I was managing an embarrassing 4.5k dps at level 85, which is about how much my paladin did at level 80 before the changes, lol. I haven’t gotten any new gear since then so I expected my numbers to be about the same now.
Finally I figured, what the hell, I’m always in groups with people who have no idea what is going on, can’t preform their role, and are jerks about it, so I should be able to que for what I want! So I qued and waited around for about 15 minutes until it popped up. I got in, buffed, and started looking around for the quest guy who would give me the anti-perfume and ant-cologne stuff. I couldn’t find him and the fight had started, so I just started dpsing while avoiding both colours of the bad. The bosses died, I stayed alive and no one said, “Wtf Lauriella!?” so I considered it a success on my part! I cringed a bit as I pulled up recount to see just how far behind I had been in terms of dps and to my disbelief, there I was at the top of the meter with 8k! I knew I’d reset the meter at the beginning of the fight, but thought it must be wrong, so I qued again. (Plus I wanted my dps neck, which had dropped but had been taken by the Deathknight tank).
While I was waiting in que I looked up just what the boss and Heart-Shaped Box could drop. It turns out there is no Pink Proto-drake, and that Pewter and Gazimoff had actually been talking about the Violet Proto-drake (which I already have, /doh) but I did want the pet, the Big Love Rocket and my neck, so I stayed in que anyway. The next time I got into SFK I noticed the very obvious table with the sparkly bottles on top just next to the bosses, so I picked up my anti-perfume and anti-cologne potions. Without having to worry about avoiding the bad, I managed to do 8.5k dps my second time, coming out on top once again. (Ret paladins must have gotten a buff I overlooked, hehe)
I didn’t get anything awesome from my Heart-Shaped Box, or even manage to get my dps necklace, but I did get to attempt to get them and I will attempt it again tomorrow and the next day and the next until Love Is In The Air ends. I had been totally intending to let this holiday pass me by because I thought my main “holiday achievement” character was not up to par and that she would be an embarrassment to play in a group, but that wasn’t the case at all! I was afraid of messing up and looking like a pally noob, but instead I got to experience the only holiday boss I’d always missed in previous years, get an achievement, and hopefully at least get the pet before the holiday is over!
I just wanted to share my story in case any of you are fresh level 85 characters eying that Crown Chemical Co que, but are hesitant like I was. Just go for it! The fight is simple and I think the majority of the other players queing are likely in the same boat as us (otherwise I don’t think I could have been top dps as many times as I was, hehe).
Thanks for Reading!