Real Life Expansion Packs and Heroic Dungeon!
This past week has been extremely busy, crazy and off the wall. Many of you knew that I was waiting on the release date for my newest real life expansion pack, and as of Wednesday morning(3:12 to be exact) the ex-pac went live! Let me tell you, this expansion pack (titled Fatherhood: Your Life will Never be the Same) comes only after completing one of the hardest(and disturbing!) 5 man dungeons in the game…HEROIC BIRTHING ROOM 2!!!
Now, let me give you a bit of detail about this encounter leading up to the expansion pac. First off, it’s your standard 5 man run. All of the standard group requirements are there. You’ve got your tank(the mother holding all aggro), your healer(doctor), your DPS class and support roles(nurses and me!). All in all pretty standard group makeup.
Now, something you need to know about HBR2(Heroic Birthing Room 2) is that it’s not a “normal” boss encounter. You see, at first the boss is this little gnome, all cute and cuddly. It’s not a normal fight either. Yes, the tank is keeping aggro, the healer keeps the tank(and group) from wiping, and the rest of us give our support, but there’s a new mechanic involved in this one too. The fight is long and hard. When we ran the instance it took about 13 hours…Yes, hours. From what I have heard, 13 is nothing, some groups running it in as many as 36+ hours for a succesful run….ouch. During the encounter(the entire run involves a single boss(well, it could involve 2, 3, even 8(sorry octomom!)), ours was just he single boss mode…I guess that makes the others hard modes? Anyway…
This fight is done in ten stages, a diagram below illustrates this for you:
Sorry this pic is on its side…. the chart wasn’t cooperating with me. If you’d take a look at the progression, it gets larger, and more difficult as the fight goes, building in intensity throughout.
Now, this fight comes with its rewards, in fact, one of the best pieces of loot I’ve ever seen dropped! First, lets show off the regular ol’ gear drops.
Yes, two helms dropped! The little one is +20 frost protection, while the big one is +40. (This is the difference between the smallest and largest they give new born babies at birth!)
Now, the loot you’ve all been waiting to see….
That’s the tank(my wife…wait, tank doesn’t sound flattering…meat shield?) holding the legendary drop! Little Lily!
The stats on this one are amazing, 8lbs, 14 oz. 20 1/2 inches long, born at 3:12 am. Totally way past my bedtime, but totally worth it! Thanks Ladygil for giving me an awesome new daughter,you are the greatest gal an orc could ask for!
Oh, and I got a new title as well!