I’m talking about ME, not Garrosh (or Basic Campfire).
Ironically, I’m also talking about my Troll mage, DarthRegis.
In game, I’m on a bit of a mount quest for my master of the pew-pew. After I had gotten Exalted with the Mag’har on my druid, I realized that I wanted Talbuk mounts for everyone. Given that I’m not entirely crazy, I decided to be realistic about it and limited the Mag’har Repgrind for only one more character.
I’ve still got quite a ways to go, as I got distracted by Chawa’s work on Netherwing rep, which I had actually started at the end of Burning Crusade. It was brutal to do that as a level 70 clothie, so I gave up. But now I’m level 80 and completely awesome, and it’s not too bad now that I’m back there. It’s still a bit of a grind, but at least it’s made of up daily quests and not just smiting ogres. The advantage, of course, is that it’s a bit different. The disadvantage being is that you can’t just turn on some music and Frostbolt/Ice Lance shatter combo your way to exalted.
One of the things I heard about in this particular Netherwing grind is that you have to complete a few various races – all while having your opponents throw things at you in an attempt to dismount you or slow you down. These increase in difficulty as you progress, with Captain Skyshatter as the final race opponent. I’ve heard many complaints about him and how difficult he can be without any speed enhancements, such as Crusader Aura.
Well, the complaints are justified. His mount speed is (seemingly) equal to yours, so the only way to catch up is by trying to predict his flight path and try to cut him off while in turns. Also, the minimum distance you have to be from Skyshatter is reduced drastically, such that your previous race experience is of minimal benefit. All that, after waiting approximately one minutes and twenty seconds from accepting the quest to actually starting the race.
With that said, I’ve got something to shove into Captain Skyshatter’s face:
Yup, actually beat that bugger. I guess those years playing many flight simulators was actually good for something – like another video game! 😀