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Two Orc Raids

In the same afternoon, I solo-raided Blackrock Foundry normal, Blackrock Foundry Heroic and Siege of Orgrimmar Heroic. The reason why I raid Blackrock Foundry is to collect the Rylakstalker’s Battlegear, but I went to Siege of Orgrimmar for the sole purpose of collecting the parts required to craft a tameable juggernaut.

While these two raids may have a similar flavor, they are very different:

Blackrock Foundry

  • Short raid that can be completed within 30 minutes;
  • It’s easy to navigate through the different rooms;
  • Except for the Blast Furnace, the bosses don’t require much tactic, which doesn’t break the pace of the run;
  • The Hunter set looks really nice on an Orc (which is nice since I’m one);
  • You can run the different difficulties within the same raid lockout and the 3 recolors of the set all look great.

I managed to get a few parts of the normal and heroic difficulty recolors, but Mythic will require a few more ilvls.

Siege of Orgrimmar

  • The raid is horribly long;
  • The place is too huge and requires too much running;
  • There is way too much trash to clear;
  • Some of the bosses were fun in group but are very boring to solo: Immerseus;
  • Some bosses were not funny in group and are still boring to solo: Spoils;
  • The Hunter set is ugly, which removes all incentive to run it again.

I’ve followed an amazing guide by Bendak to find all the parts I needed to craft the Iron Scorpion. I’ll have to go back there 3 more times if I want to craft the pet in all the diferent colors, but I highly doubt that it’ll happen in the near future. I really don’t enjoy running SoO and I’m not such a fan of the Juggernaut pet. I just had to have one, for my collection.

All in all, BF and SoO maybe two Orc-flavored raids, they are very different. The first is a fast-paced raid with a great incentive to return while the second is slow, long and globally boring to run. Blackrock Foundry is already on my farm list while Siege of Orgrimmar is on my “avoid unless absolutely necessary” list.

Comments (4)

  1. Alunaria 5 months agoJuly 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Wow, Blackrock Foundry normal, Blackrock Foundry Heroic and Siege of Orgrimmar Heroic in one afternoon!? Nice! Did you manage to get a hold of the gear you wanted? πŸ™‚ (Also; show)

    Huh, what, you have to gather things to actually put together a mechanical pet? Where was the post about that!? πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ That is quite neat πŸ™‚

    SoO is very long…I do not mind long raids though, especially those that give a feeling of being “outside, like Battle for Mount Hyjal. But the bosses are a pain to solo, as you point out, and really tests patience.

    Which other colours does it come in?

  2. Gamrok 5 months agoJuly 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Alu πŸ˜‰ I managed to get a few pieces of each recolor but nothing complete yet… That’s why it’s in my “to farm” list”… I’ll make a post with these transmogs when they’ll be complete πŸ˜‰

    I believe that you can craft them in blue-teal-green-grey. I actually have all the paints but you need to get back the 2 other parts for each pets, hence the need to return 3 more times πŸ™

  3. wrathsome 5 months agoJuly 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I agree, SoO is a burden and a half. I think I even did the LFR version to go tame Thok.
    Not only did I find the materials for my hunter pet BUT I had to go back again for the Reaves engineering pieces.
    I need some sympathy!

    I looked at Nighthold the same way, think that it would be much like SoO with way too much trash (with boss abilities) to make it fun in the future to return to and farm.

  4. Gamrok 5 months agoJuly 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Awww man, I completely forgot about Thok… now I have to go back there πŸ˜‰

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