I know I just posted about cross-realm last night, but I wanted to talka bout what my goals are and what I hope to see happen over the course of the next several months.

The new expansion brought with it new raids, factions, a new continent and a frenetic feel of activity. There is just a… well, my apologies to the Klaxxi but it brought with it a buzz that has me feeling that it’s all go go go, so much to do and there is more coming down the tunnel at a breakneck pace.

I know that there is typically three or four months between the announcement of a patch and the patch releasing, but even knowing that and KNOWING that everyone talking like patch 5.1 is ‘imminent’ is wrong doesn’t stop that feeling. Move forward, get things done because the next phase is right around the corner.

That’s all well and good, I’m glad of the vast quantity of things to do in the game.

What I’d like to do though, really like to set as a goal, is to complete all of the raids in the game, every last one of them, with friends.

We’re doing Sunwell Plateau next Sunday, but it’s not really my goal to hop around out of order like that. I wanted to do that one once quick, simply because Alex saw the artwork and took the virtual tour when we did the Magister’s Terrace instance, and he’s been hot to see the actual raid ever since.

What I’d like to do is pick a different raid each Sunday, and do them in order.

As a group the BBB Cross-server folks have killed the Twin Emperors in AQ40, so I see that as a starting point. From there, I’d like to go in order through all of the Burning Crusade raids whose only accomplishments are for final completion.

Some of them certainly don’t take very long, so I’m thinking Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair can be done in the same night.

I’m also thinking that, for something like Karazhan, we could split up into two teams all in one ventrilo channel, and compete on speed kills to see who downs the last boss first. Okay, three teams depending on how many were to sign up. Just for fun, no other reason.

But that’s my long term goal in the game right now. I want to progress in sequence through all the raids in the game, at least once, and eventually do all of the Naxxramas 25 heroic achieves, and then the Ulduar 25 heroic achieves, and from there possibly move on to Cataclysm raids.

Of course, by then my head might have exploded.

I’ll admit it, I’m really excited at some of them, like Serpentshrine Cavern and Black Temple and the Battle for Mount Hyjal. It’s been a real long time. But it makes sense to me to take it one step at a time.

I hope you’ll be able to join me!

7 Responses to “Goals for the Future”
  1. Rauxis says:

    can we at least try some fights as they are supposed to be done instead of blowing through them? The mechanics are fairly neat in some cases :)

    Rauxis, chosen of CAT

  2. Akiosama says:

    What are you looking for in participants, Bear? Would you take someone who’s level appropriate or are you looking for endgamers? I’m working on a Druid on Azuremyst and I’m somewhere right around 30, so I’m curious.

    Sounds like fun, though!

    My 2 yen,

    Akiosama

    • bigbearbutt says:

      Level 30? Not even close to all right. I don’t think you could even zone in.

      To do these raids, you’ll need to be level appropriate for the raid as designed or higher. For Burning Crusade raids, that means level 70 or higher would be welcome.

      Sorry, Akiosama. No 30s. :)

      • Akiosama says:

        Heh. I know that I’m not there yet – I meant are you looking for level-appropriate raiders or are you looking for 90s?

        • bigbearbutt says:

          I’m going on a 90, and I’m sure others will be, but level appropriate will be fine, too.

          i’m not starting a “let’s do the challenges the way they were meant to be played” team, of which there ARE some out there.

          There are folks that do run level appropriate and even gear appropriate old raid content, and i think it sounds like a LOT of fun. however… I just don’t have the time to focus my gameplay down that tight to make a character to be level and gear appopriate and then lock down XP gains and stuff to raid on it.

  3. Akiosama says:

    Awesome. I’ll focus on the Druid and perhaps I’ll be able to run a few of these older raids with your group before you get done with them all.

    Thanks, Bear!

    My 2 yen,

    Akiosama

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