So last night I went through Deadmines for my first time. In fact it was my first instance. It was also my first time using LFG. Very interesting. I have a feeling I’ll go through Deadmines a bunch more times.
I used the LFG feature and got into a very random pickup group. No two people from the same guild. We had me (a rogue), another rogue, a feral druid, a paladin, and a mage. I died twice in the instance. The whole group only wiped once.
I ended up getting [item]Cruel Barb[/item]. Fiancee thought it was really funny that I got it on my first time through the instance. Guess I’m just lucky. I also dinged 20. Yeah me!
Tikataka is focused on being able to Backstab the crap out of things. I found that I did a ton of damage during the instance but I had to be really careful to not aggro the next critter by getting too far behind my target. I also found that squishy mages have a really bad habit of running from critters. At one point I wasn’t able to hit the bad guy because he was chasing the fool mage all around the room and I couldn’t catch up to him.
I want to install EquipCompare. That addon allows you to instantly compare a loot item to your worn item. I spent a lot of time trying to compare things manually. I got impatient and frustrated and “greeded” a lot of things I probably should have “needed”.
I also want to install Atlas. It seems to allow you to see maps of an instance. The key-hole view on the minimap is not as satisfying as I want it to be. Plus, I’m hoping advanced maps will keep me from getting lost. It wasn’t an issue here since Deadmines is a straight line.. but I have a feeling all instances aren’t this straight forward.
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