At last, Kamalia was ready to dive into LFR. I’d crafted the Lifekeeper’s Robe & Gloves, gotten all of her gear gemmed, enchanted, and reforged for Spirit and Mastery, and even remembered to download and install the newest version of DBM.
I had to do both halves of Mogu’shan Vaults twice because the first group I got into for each half had already downed the first boss of that half. I felt like a total spaz the first time. The second time was a little better, but I still don’t feel like I really know what I’m doing in there. I’ve been mostly happy with my decision to not do regular raiding this expansion so far… but LFR doesn’t hold a candle to “real” normal-mode raiding. It’s more like a supersized Heroic 5-man. I burned charms of good fortune on every boss and got gold every time. I thought I’d gotten just gold in all my loot bags, too, until I was clearing out my bags after I was finished with LFR for the night and discovered, to my surprise, that I’d gotten the Shoulders of Empyreal Focus.
Anyhow, so I zoned in to my second run of the back half of Mogu’shan Vaults and a few seconds later “Raziel-Lightninghoof is now the leader of your group!” popped up on the screen. I blinked, looked at it again… and this is what ensued in raid chat:
Everyone else in the group probably thought we were all crazy.
I’d taken Mumble off my machine a couple months ago when I was trying to figure out why it was crashing so often, so I couldn’t join my old guildies in voice chat until after the LFR was over. It was delightful to talk with them again, and I do miss them. It made me want to start leveling mini-Kam… until they began talking about PvP in Halfhill and a polyboxer who’d been griefing the entrance to The Lazy Turnip a few days ago. Then I was glad yet again that Kamalia is not on a PvP server anymore. Although I would like to spend more time hanging out with ES folks, I think mini-Kam will probably level from 85 to 90 mostly through LFD, and she may not spend much time out in Pandaria itself until later in the expansion when there aren’t quite so many people around all the time.