The Escape from Durnholde – and Beyond

Pictured above, is Perky Pug – a reward for completing heroic dungeons with 100 random people. I want this little cute vanity pet bad. It’s the sweetest little thing I’ve ever seen. With my warlock now at a comfortable 68 I don’t think it’s too far out of reach.

Last night was my first time through the dungeon ‘The Escape from Durnholde‘ – and it was a LOT of fun. You’ve first got to obtain access through a short series of quests in the Caverns of Time. You’re then sent back 7 years to help young Thrall escape Durnholde, and start his journey as ruler. The zone is also where I got the awesome sombrero pictured above. I really wish World of Warcraft had appearance slots.

Afterward I did the zone ‘Opening of the Dark Portal‘ which is a giant 18 step ring event. I was INCREDIBLY thankful for deadly boss mod, which has now become a staple in my WoW mod collection. I don’t know how on earth I ever survived without this particular mod. As a new player experiencing most of these things for the first time it has proven to be invaluable. I have a feeling that had I been using this mod while playing my healer, I may feel differently about the instances I was doing, and able to understand the particulars of the fights a little more.

The warlock picked up some nice upgrades, and I’m really looking forward to hitting 70 which is when I get my first version of seeds of destruction. I plan on getting a 2nd spec then, one is purely AoE damage (ie: instances) and the other will be for soloing or questing where I’m rarely dealing with more then one encounter at a time. Since I already have a level 80 I was also able to purchase the heirloom arctic flying manual, so my little warlock can head to Northrend without having to worry about being able to fly. I’m pretty excited about that.

I’ve queued up for a few dungeons now with the LFD tool – and while it IS longer then having to look on my priest, it’s not horrible at this level. The longest I’ve had to wait is 30 minutes, and I typically spend my time questing in between. I do miss playing the priest some, and I’m looking forward to dipping my toes back into playing her on occasion. I’ve got a 35 druid as well that I’ll eventually level through the ranks.

Happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!

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