Facing My Fears of Love & Apothecaries

Posted February 19th, 2011 by Miss Mediocre

Hello Readers,

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!
MM <3

10 Responses to “Facing My Fears of Love & Apothecaries”

  1. Alberthus

    Well done ,that is one fight i still didn’t do ,but being the impulsive person i am ,who knows maybe tomorrow i will think about doing that boss just to see how it is . Congratulations for finding motivation to do that boss .

  2. Miss Mediocre

    Alberthus : Thanks, hopefully you get something sweet if you impulsively attempt it! Like the pink rocket! :D

  3. Seth Malacris

    Well, I have been somewhat lucky recently, having recieved the ever-lovely rose, the pet twice and the vile fumigator’s mask. Haven’t done today’s yet, so maybe I’ll get the rocket… one can dream.

  4. Miss Mediocre

    Seth Malacris : Wow that is lucky! Well I hope you do get the rocket too, at least to complete your collection, hehe :D

  5. DeMeNtEd

    thats funny my main is a ret pally on icecrown i too was embarassed to the point where i stopped doing instances, even with guildies, it hurt my pride to be the guild top melee dps and in the span of a month or two drop down to epic fail lol. but i had not given up hope, i was gathering tank gear so i could be somewhat helpful. then BAM in comes 4.0.6 and pallys get vamped and im happy again. the sad part is while my pally was on hiatus i was lvling my goblin dk and sadly i enjoy playin on my dk more…o woe is me…lol jk =p

  6. Miss Mediocre

    DeMeNtEd : Lol damn this ret pally buff/nerf roller coaster, I always get into playing an alt when they are horrible too, and then end up leveling the alt to cap and playing it for a while over my paladin. At least we seem pretty balanced now, and hopefully won’t be seeing a nerf in 4.0.7, haha.

  7. Seth Malacris

    Well, I was kinda lucky, last day of the event and I got the mask again.

  8. Miss Mediocre

    Seth Malacris : I guess that’s way better than the “There is No Loot” message, lol. I got the pet and the rose on an alt, but nothing fancy for my main unfortunately. I didn’t realize the event ended at 1am earlier today, and was disappointed that I didn’t get to try once more for the rocket!

  9. Seth

    Yeah, it’s a pity that they brought the patch out during a holiday, problems with downloading it put me outta commission for three days. I lament for the lost goodies I could have had.

  10. Miss Mediocre

    Seth : Yeah that’s not cool at all, especially since the holiday was busted for the first few days on top of that!

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