Levels 12-18

Instead of Azshara, I decided to take Maidofiron to the Northern Barrens instead. After all, I’ve done Azshara plenty of times before; and, truth be told, I was keen to avoid another encounter with Subject Four.

So off I went to the Barrens, doing the quests involving quillboar got me to Level 13; Drain Soul quickly became my favourite spell. It saved me so many times!

Speaking of the quillboar, I found it quite entertaining to drag the prisoner around and then beat him up for no good reason. I even got a buff out of it, so it was all good.

While tending to the injured kodo, I was fortunate enough to witness the spawn of Elder Mystic Razorsnort; he was soon face down in the dirt, with me going through his pockets and nicking the robe he dropped.

After the quillboar came the centaur, whom I despise with every fibre of my being. Kodobane turned out to be a pushover; he just stood there and let me nuke him with my DoTs, while watching me drain his soul (which tasted like sour milk).

Another rare – Gesharahan – was then killed for more phat lewts… and then I got to the Counterattack! quest. I killed a load of centaur, and then the leader turned up:

The first part of my plan – to lure him to the friendly NPCs – worked a treat; unfortunately, his two buddies weren’t so keen on fighting orcs. Both of them came at me, and I died. For some inexplicable reason, I thought I had assigned my Healthstone to my action bar; it turned out I had been clicking the spell to create one of the damn things.

So, dead again. Once I ressed, I heirloomed up and beat the crap out of the Warlord and his mates; handing the quest in made me hit Level 19, but I’m not counting it because I had already failed the challenge by this point.

I went to Orgimmar, vendored everything and then found a player to give the 20-odd gold I’d earned to. A Druid with a funny name – Udderside – was the lucky winner.

Before I logged out to delete the character and make a new one, I decided to see if it was possible to be killed by chickens. So, I Life Tapped my way to low health and aggroed the three White Chickens that dwell near Grommash Hold.

They wiped the floor with me, at which point I finally stopped messing around and deleted my Troll Warlock. She is now, as you can tell from the new header, a Human Hunter.

It seems as though I am doomed to never beat my record on this challenge. Will a hunter be my key to victory as an Ironman?

Only time will tell…

Levels 1-12

Poor old Maidofiron has been sorely neglected as of late, so it’s been nice getting back into the swing of things; she is Level 12 now, and ready for Azshara.

The drop rate on Crawler Mucus is still a load of crap; the Witch Doctor needs to pull his finger out and get his own hands dirty for a change.

Northwatch Rangers are annoying; their Immolation Traps are even more annoying. They didn’t cause that much of a problem, but getting set on fire whenever I looted the body got pretty tiring.

With the Northwatch threat to Sen’jin Village dealt with, I went to Razor Hill to deal with the Northwatch threat there. I enjoyed the fact that Gail Nozzywig treats female characters with the utmost contempt, but I still felt like slapping her (in hindsight, I should have).

Foaming Sea Elementals are quite dangerous to cloth wearers; I lost count of the number of times my screen started flashing red.

Lost in the Floods is a tedious quest as well, given that you have to use the telescope four times. Why not use it once, and find everyone that way? *grumble grumble*

After helping the people trapped in the floods, I went to deal with the Burning Blade and once again found myself facing the three ‘gladiators.’ It proved that Imps can actually tank if given the chance, although they’re quite squishy.

I found a rare – Felweaver Scornn – in Skull Rock and beat him up for a thousand XP.

By the time I was finished in Durotar, I had earned enough gold for a complete set of Heavy Weave Armour, as well as a shiny new Quarter Staff.

That’s all to report for now; Azshara awaits!

For the Horde!

Levels 1-4

Dead again.

Yes, I only managed four levels before I died — but hear me out.

I did the quest to save Krennan Aranas, but after I plucked him from the tree I was kicked off Greymane’s horse. I didn’t fancy fighting my way past the small army of rapidly respawning feral worgen, so I used my Hearthstone.

Unfortunately, they were EVERYWHERE — and I died while trying to escape.

MaidofIron_Worgen_Hunter_DeadAtLevel4Fan-freaking-tastic. Oh well, time to re-roll yet again. Let’s see…

Troll Warlock it is.

Levels 12-15

I continued with most of the quests in Azshara and then found myself at the Secret Lab, where all manner of things were going wrong. While putting out fires, I saw a raptor named ‘Subject Four’ and decided to attack him.MaidofIron_TaurenWarrior_DeadAtLevel15This turned out to be a very bad idea, as I didn’t realise he had such an ability which was capable of dealiing an enormous amount of damage.

After I recovered my corpse, I chose the Protection spec, geared up in all my heirlooms and tried to get my own back. I died again.

Oh well, these things happen in the world of the Ironman Challenge. I sent all the gold I earned to the first player I saw upon returning to Orgrimmar, and used my own Character Generator to pick my next race and class.

As a result, Maidofiron is now a Worgen Hunter.

For the Horde Alliance!

Levels 1-12

WoWScrnShot_031016_210029I spent my first four levels in Mulgore, and then went to Durotar for the rest. I had a few close calls with the three gladiators, but other than that it was uneventful.


Except, perhaps, for these individuals I found on the road between Razor Hill and the Dranosh’ar Blockade. I have no idea what they were doing — but given that Earthen Ring is an RP server, I decided not to stick around.

Anyway, I am now level 12 and about to head to Aszhara. Thanks to quest rewards and vendoring everything I found, Maidofiron is in possession of a full set of Chainmail Armour, a Cutlass and a Wall Shield. They should hopefully serve me well as I fight the Night Elf scum, and secure Aszhara’s resources for the glory of the Horde.

Lok’tar ogar!

I’m Back!

I’ve decided to give this challenge a try again, as I have recently begun to feel bored.

How far will I get on my newly created Tauren Warrior? Come and find Maidofiron on Earthen Ring (EU), or stay tuned to this blog for updates!

Sorry, But I’m Done

I’ve lost all interest in this challenge, so I will no longer be doing it. This blog will remain, however, as an archive of my past attempts (and failures).

Thanks for reading, and sorry for springing this on you so sudddenly.

I Have Retu– Oh, Bugger.

So, I finally get some spare time and log onto Maidofiron. I enter the game world, head to Sen’jin Village and grab all the quests. I gather the Crawler Mucus (the drop rate of which still annoy me), and I kill the Northwatch Lugs and smash their crates (though I’d rather be fighting centaur again).

I hand these quests in and get the next two in the respective chains. I take a few steps outside Sen’jin Village when I get asked to empty the washing machine. Since I’m still near the village, I figure I’ll be safe.

How wrong was I?

It turned out that I was far enough outside the village for the guards not to respond to active threats – namely the scorpid roaming nearby. As I was AFK, I was clearly an attractive target for the little gits.

So, that’s the end of this chapter. I deleted and went to create a new character. This time I decided to go with whatever race/class combo I was randomly issued with, as happens when you create a new character.

And that’s how Maidofiron became a Gnome Warrior. New post coming soon.

NBI Roundup

I know this is late, but I’ve been busy.

Now that the NBI is over, I must say that I was very impressed with what I saw. The large numbers of bloggers, new and old, coming together like that was great. Congratulations to Syp for putting it all into motion.

Geo’s IMC is just one of the many blogs which have benefited from this initiative. I have so many new blogs to read, I’ve made a whole new page for them (just in case anyone was wondering where their link went). Click on ‘Links’ above and start reading. I know I will.

Here’s hoping that the NBI comes back again next year. Perhaps then I will be a sponsor blogger, and not a newbie blogger. Either way, if this year’s smashing success is anything to go by, I don’t see any reason why the NBI won’t come back for another run.

In closing, thanks again to Syp for all his hard work. Thanks also to the many people who have been linking to my blog. I hope my links back have generated some extra readers for you all.

With that done, there is now one thing left to say.

… same time next year, folks?