Sunday, October 11, 2020

Gaming Log - October 11

This post contains spoilers for Hades.

World of Warcraft

We did some of the Throne of Thunder achivements. Ji-Kun took us a long while, mostly because it was difficult to kill ourselves when we failed the achievement. We failed to get the Durumu achievement, but got all the others. Heh, it's been so long since I've been to Throne of Thunder that I completely forgot how to get there.

Otherwise it's just waiting for the Pre-Patch.

World of Warcraft Classic

I broke down and got the Questie add-on. It makes a huge difference being able to see where all the quests you can get are. Especially post-35 where they start to be scattered all over the world. It also shows you the quest item locations like modern WoW, but in some ways that is overkill. I rather think the sweet spot would be showing you where all the quests you can pick up are, but needing to rely on the quest text to actually finish them.

My rogue also hit 43 and I bought my mount. I had about 60g total at 40, and it took two levels to get the remaining 30g. I've also finished the Scarlet Monastery quests and even got the Scarlet Crusade tabard. The quest also gave a very nice sword, so my Combat Swords rogue finally has 2 swords for the first time.


I managed to beat the boss of the third zone, Elysium! I made it to the end of the fourth zone, Styx, who turns out to be Hades himself. I was actually doing quite well, until I called upon the aid of Zeus (basically your ultimate, can get different ones from different gods). Hades did not appreciate me invoking Zeus, and made short work of me. I wonder if he reacts to all gods, or if Zeus is special due to their history.

That's the only time I've been able to get past the third boss though. I did respec, to make my build stronger. I completely forgot there was an expensive ability to get a Defy Death once per chamber instead of once per run. I think that will make future runs easier, and allow me to use a different accessory other than Skelly's Tooth (+1 Defy Death).


  1. I have a love-hate affair with Questie for precisely the reason you mention. But oh well, it's pretty much here to stay.

    1. Yeah, it's really necessary, especially since Classic doesn't really bother with breadcrumbs and has quests in completely random places.

      I did turn off the quest item locations in the options, and it does make things a lot cleaner.

  2. Nice job beating Act 3! It's definitely a step up from Acts 1 and 2.

    Worth noting that you can change your keepsake every act. So you can take one-time bonus keepsakes (Like the coin purse which gives extra cash) then swap it out in a later act. I usually like to take a couple of the one-time bonus ones, and then swap out to something like Skelly or Cerberus in Act 4.

    1. Yeah, I've been doing that. I use Act 1 and sometimes Act 2 to level up a keepsake, and then switch to Skelly or Cerberus for Act 3.

  3. I thought about not using any quest addons, but then I remembered what it was like getting the original Loremaster pre-nerfs and decided that going all-in on being a tourist in Classic (using the addons) was the better option for me. :) Some quests are fun to figure out the first or second time around, but after that it's just nice to be able to just keep moving.

    1. I think that for me it's that you can't do a quest if you don't know it exists. Which is the big problem in Classic as they like putting quests and pre-quests in unrelated parts of the world. Like the Scarlet Monastery pre-quest starts all the way in Desolace.