Anne wrote a great piece yesterday on how she tells her dad what she does for a living. I've had similar conversations with my parents. My mom will often ask what I do exactly, while we sit around the dinner table. "I write about elves and fairies," I tell her.
At that point, she just looks at me and says, "You left your job at the symphony for this?", with that shake of the head in the way only mothers can do.
Then I go back to eating dinner, being sure to finish my steamed rhubarb like a good little boy.
(Kidding. My parents are pretty awesome and fully support my endeavors on the internet.)
On with more stories from Lake Wobegon ...
Does anyone know of a guide for soloing the Heroic Northrend dungeon achievements? I know there are some that CAN'T be soloed ("Share the Love", which requires a full party of five; and pretty much everything in the Oculus), but I'd really like to get Glory of the Northrend Hero. Trade on my server tends to be obnoxious, and my current guild has no interest in revisiting old content, so I'd like to solo as much of it as possible.
Check out the Wowhead comments for each of the achievements; that'll probably be your best bet. But as you mentioned, there aresome that can't be soloed. However, many can, and I've had some success just messing around on my warlock with them.
I think you'll have the easiest time if you just get another person or two and bang them all out. Try posting on the realm forums, too. I bet you'll run into a few people there if you don't have luck in trade chat. (I know you mentioned it's obnoxious, but sometimes it's the best bet.)
Is it the World's End Tavern in Shattrath where you have a quest to start a bar brawl? I think that bar's my favorite, what with the nostalgia of BC and all.
As Jaq pointed out in the comments, the bar fight at the World's End Tavern is part of a quest chain that starts out in Nagrand, it's named "He Called Himself Altruis...".
You also start a fight in leveling a toon out in Thousand Needles with some Goblins. My 'lock had fun with that one (he's an instigator of Pure Evil™).
Do you think it will be possible for Blizzard to actually alphabetize (spelling?) the Glory of the Hero achievements?
Blizzard really needs to update its achievements UI to include things like searching, sorting, and filtering. I did a 25-man heroic Ulduar run the other week, and the hardest part of the run was finding all the achievements and tracking them to make sure we got 'em.
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