“A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.”
– Andrew Bernstein
So it’s been a while since I last posted about running Challenge Modes with the Challenge Mode Noobs. We’ve been running it on the weekends while we can and Navi‘s been detailing our adventures as we go. My screenshots have been piling up and I’ve been slacking on posting them, so here’s an image dump of our last runs.
There were three instances I needed to finish up the Challenge Conqueror: Bronze achievement:
Completing all the Challenge Modes with a bronze medal rewards you with a sweet title, “the Undaunted”.
With bronzes safely secured, it was time to turn them into silvers. I already had two in hand; one from an earlier CMN run in Mogu’shan Palace and the other in a CMS (Challenge Mode Slackers – aka my guildies, lol) run in Gate of the Setting Sun.
Temple of the Jade Serpent
Siege of Niuzao Temple
This past Sunday, we tried for another silver in the Scarlet Monastery, but we had trouble with the trash pack after Thalnos the Soulrender. When we finally figured out how to manage it, it got late and Sev had to go. I think we’ll be ready this weekend to snag the silver in there.
With those three silvers, that puts me at 5/9 (4/9 for the Frostees), leaving four instance”S” to complete: Scarlet Monastery, Stormstout Brewery, Shado-Pan Monastery and Scholomance. Halfway there to our Ancestral Phoenix Mount!
To echo a comment that Luxy made on her most recent post (which you should check out for a hilarious pic of Navi, haha), I really enjoy running these CMs with the CMN (me, Lush, Luxy, Navi and our fifth revolving member, lol). It can get frustrating at times when we make dumb mistakes on adds or missing medals by seconds, but the rewards for finally getting it are totally worth it. It may take us one or two or four resets to earn that medal, but we never give up, everyone is a good sport and we just laugh about it after all is said and done. Plus, what can beat bubble-running through adds and getting your favorite druid healer killed in the process? =P