Challenge Mode Noobs. I think we need to change that name to Challenge Month Noobs, lol. Whether it’s because someone’s out and we don’t have a full group to run CMs or just having frustrating weeks where we keep missing the silver timer, it seems like it takes a month before the CMN can scratch up a new medal. It was about a month ago that we got our last silver in Stormstout Brewery and a month before that, it was a silver in Scholomance. To keep that pattern going, we took on Scarlet Monastery on Saturday, which has been giving us issues for the past couple of weeks.
We had another CMN line up change this weekend. Voros, a DK and fellow Frostwolf, took Sev’s dps spot for our Scarlet run. He’s been running in our group lately and even helped Luxy, Lush, Navi and Sev get a silver in Gate of the Setting Sun, which I already had from an SR run a while back.
I also didn’t something different that I had never done before in all of our CM runs…I actually went dps instead of tank! Yep, you heard that right, no tanking for me this time around. I’ve been running around the Timeless Isle and LFRs as Ret and having some fun with it that I decided to give the tank reins to Lush’s monk, Aimei, and try dpsing for a change. I specced into Repentance to give us another CC, instead of using Fist of Justice, which I use while tanking to get two stuns out every minute.
As per CMN protocol, it took us a couple attempts and resets before we got that winning run in, we even managed to handle the trash after Thalnos the Soulrender perfectly, which had caused us so many issues before. A handful of mobs and a Korloff, Durand and Whitemane kill later, we finally, finally had our silver.
With that silver, that puts Navi, Luxy and I one more away from getting our Pandaren Phoenix mounts. Woo!
So the last silver we need is in Shado-Pan Monastery, which is gonna be the toughest medal to get. We gave it a couple tries and boy were they rough; Gu Cloudstrike is not melee friendly and the Sha of Violence just gassed out Navi and her heals. It’ll take us some time and practice to get through, stay tuned for the next CMN update in a month! (or sooner) =)