Sunday, October 04, 2020

Gaming Log - October 4

Haven't written one of these in a while. Here's what I've been up to recently.

World of Warcraft

We've been doing various achievements. Just waiting for Shadowlands really.

I've been doing some of the Brawler's Guild. The BfA questline for the Brawler's Guild was very enjoyable. And you get a crocodile mount at the end. If you haven't done it yet, I strongly recommend doing it in the next week. At current gear levels, you can power through a lot of the fights. You still have to do mechanics, but you don't need to worry about DPS checks. Wowhead and Icy Veins have decent guides.

World of Warcraft Classic

I've been trying and failing to get a group to do the Stromgarde elite quests with my rogue. I think I'm just going to have to give up on them (and elite quests in general), and do normal quests instead.

My rogue did get to level 40. I have about 70 gold total, and I need 90 for the mount and training.


Thoroughly enjoying this game. I've done about 30 runs, and can get to the third zone regularly. On my last run I got to the boss of the third zone, but got killed there.

I am debating turning on God Mode though. I think I'm behind the curve, and the third zone is difficult for me. I just take too much incidental damage. The main reason I even got to the boss in the last run was that I got a boon from Aphrodite which gave me +2 health on each regular attack (at the cost of 60% lower max health). I can't really count on that boon all the time, though.


  1. I remember feeling this way, and if you have the patience for it, I'd consider trying to tough it out a bit longer (and believe me, I'm no Dark Souls "git gud" masochist). As you collect darkness upgrades and gems, you end up adding a number of things that will help you make up for the incidental damage to some degree. Plus, as you get better at killing things you'll have shorter fights, and therefore less damage.

    If you aren't already, you basically always want to be dashing. To make it even better, give lots of Nectar to Athena and she'll give you a way to force her boon to spawn, and then you can hope for the deflect every time you dash. That single boon can give a massive amount of survivability.

    Lastly, don't underestimate centaur heart rewards. Boons from gods (plus the hammer) are obviously the best rewards, but I like to have ~200 hp by the time I'm done the third act. That buys you a lot of ability to make up for extra damage.

    1. Hmm, I do dash a lot. For some reason, Athena is pretty rare for me. She's the only god I haven't given Nectar to.

      The butterflies in particular murder me.

    2. The butterflies are terrible! For me, I usually just bite the bullet and go nuts trying to murder the pink orbs, before dealing with anything else. Some weapons/specials can kill the butterflies but I find for most runs by Elysium you should have enough damage to just kill them fast enough that they shouldn't cause too much trouble.

      The mini-boss with butterflies is a bit harder, but the same principle mostly applies.