So today's Reader post I asked people to submit the stories about their first epics. I know in Wrath epics are not really a rare thing, but people still have the stories about that first time. So sit back and enjoy the read.
My first epic was a Krol Blade that dropped just outside Light’s Hope Chapel in the Plaguelands off a random skeleton mob when I was about L55. I was one of the first people on Kirin Tor, having started playing shortly after the server opened, and people would stop me and ask where I got such a fine weapon. I wasn’t doing much instancing then, as I couldn’t commit the time, so I soloed mostly and missed out on the opportunity the really upgrade my gear, so I was super proud of my Krol blade. Later, when I started instancing, I began to gather my lightforge gear and I still have it all in the bank.
Well, i remember how i did NOT get my first epic, i was levelling and got in a group for Blackrock Depth, i was lvl 52 at the time, and from one of the first bosses an EPIC mail chest drops. I'm home free i thought, other than me it was only a warrior, a priest and 2mages in the group. but then the warrior needed on it! And i LOST! Safe to say, i never pugged since unless it was absolutely nessecary. To this day i dont pug.
My first epic was a lucky drop in Maraudon. I was there together with some friends, questing and having fun, like usual. Blackskull Shield dropped. The group was made up by two paladins (one being me), a mage, a shaman and someone else, I can’t remember who. Being a BoE shield, they all wanted to need on it to sell it. But we managed to put reason above profit and convinced the mage and the other player to pass on it. The other Paladin passed also. So it was left to me and the shaman. We both needed. I won. Needless to say, I was very happy.Wanting to put it to good use, I respeced Protection about that time and stayed that way to this day. This shield lasted me until Outland. I couldn’t find a better shield anywhere until then. Better put, I didn’t want to changed it because it was Epic and I was very proud of it. Buying The Burning Crusade and hitting Outland meant the end for my pretty Epic. I changed it with a reward from the 2nd or 3rd quest there. So, for the people asking “Are the TBC quest rewards so much better?”. Yes, they are much, much better than anything you could get from Azeroth. Getting back to the roll, the shaman was upset because he felt that he should have it without even rolling. Why? Because he needed a shield. That was it. That was his argument. And he still holds a grudge on me, even after such a long time. I find that funny tho many would say pathetic. From my point of view it was fair roll. I wouldn’t have been upset if I had lost.
I was one lucky SOB when i got my first BOE epic. Farming Timbermaw Hold rep on my mage, far before BC. The place was swarmed with alliance on my server and i was just ninjaing all the kills i possibly could and behold, i actually got 2 epic BOE drops in 2 kills. First was a Flurry axe then I picked up a Warden Staff.
Personally, I was lucky, I got my first epic at level 55, I remember the day well. I was questing in Burning Steppes, looking for Blackrock Medallions I recall, and I killed a Blackrock Worg that dropped a Hurricane bow. Needless to say everyone in guild chat heard about it instantly and the item got linked to all who were not there for the momentous occasion as soon as I saw them online.Unfortunately, the Hurricane is a pretty weak epic by most standards, but at the time it was quite thrilling, not only to get an epic but one I could actually use.The thing goes through arrows like crazy but I still have it, though I don't really use it anymore. Of course I have many more epics now but that one still stands out in my mind.
My epic mount sadly enough...
First epic drop I actually got myself was a Dwarven Hand Cannon in Scholo while attempting to get dark runes and the pattern for the Felcloth Bag. Wound up getting zero dark runes, the hand cannon and some BOE blues. Finally made the bag a week later only to replace it with a Core Felcloth Bag.
That is it for this week. Next week's topic will be revealed Sunday so if you want to be a part of it look out for the topic. Have a great weekend all.