Chillin’ With Ony

I’d shiv someone for this miniature. Don’t judge me, Arvash would do it too.

Onyxia has always been one of my favourite characters/bosses in World of Warcraft.  When I first started playing, killing her was my goal.  Didn’t care about anything else, I was killing Onyxia.  Siori got the attunement and everything for it, and I think I still have the necklace in her bank.  Good thing, as less than two months later the attunement was removed as I remember it.

When I heard stories of people soloing her, I was a bit sad inside.  I just don’t think raid bosses should be able to be solo’d…well, ever.  But, such is how gear inflation works.  So you can imagine what it’s like when toons of 85 go in to visit her at level 80.

Take for example, myself, Dragonray, Navimie, and many of her friends in 25-man mode.  Yesterday morning they invited me in and we wiped.  It was an elected wipe, though, as the whelps spawned far earlier than needed for the achievement.  After that, it was a bit of a cake walk.

Good times were yet again had.  More achievements for Saintvache, and my account as well actually.  Not that I seek out that sort of thing, but I’ll not turn some of it down either.  The nice thing was, it gave me a lovely chance to visit the location of this week’s Laid Back Raids.  Difference is that we were doing it Alliance side.  So with Mrs. Amateur, Mavgret, Dragonray, Repgrind & co, we headed in 10-man.  We should have probably done 25 and the achievements.  That fight was “blink and you’ll miss it.”  The Mrs. was on her level appropriate Druid, so we needed to heal her back from near death at one point.  After that, I don’t think I cast a single heal spell.

It was nice to go back in there, let alone twice in the same day.  I know a lot of folks were hoping for the mount, but I honestly was a bit happy it didn’t drop.  For whatever reason, I just have this issue with people “riding around on Onyxia.”  It’s pure nostalgic, I think.  Or perhaps it’s the level of the character.   I’m not keen on any of the bigger characters having a mount version (granted, it’s supposed to be a Broodling).  That aside, both raids were a real pleasure and as always I thank the folks involved.

Just a reminder that next week’s LBR is also on a Saturday night.  I didn’t want to risk running late prior to the Twisted Nether Podcast, and as the schedule shows we will hit up Ahn’Qiraj on the Horde side.

6 thoughts on “Chillin’ With Ony

  1. tomeoftheancient July 30, 2012 / 6:04 am

    If I had only stayed on a little longer. Cat was so looking forward to seeing her. Stupid Sunday tunnel vision!

    • JD Kenada July 30, 2012 / 6:36 am

      I promise to take you back. 🙂

  2. arvash29 July 30, 2012 / 6:28 am

    Lol, you bring back memories with that Ony photo. The last Comic-con I attended, they had a WoW Minis booth featuring that set piece there (hmmm….could I have taken that picture? lol). The Minis were fairly new at the time and I ended up getting their exclusive Draenei mini they were giving out. But I wanted that Ony figure. And waited. And waited. And it never came out. Either they never planned to release it to the public or they just didn’t have the demand for it. Sadly, the Minis didn’t last and were cancelled after the second set. But it would have been sweet to have my own Ony; imagine all the WarFare Theatre shots I could put together with her, lol.

    • JD Kenada July 30, 2012 / 6:40 am

      I borrowed the pic from BronzeKettle, so that would help you determine if it was yours.

      Truth be told, the plan WAS to release that Onyxia set. The MSRP was even 200 dollars if I recall correct. Possibly more.

      Aye, I know the minis were cancelled. I’ve got a good chunk of them at least, except for Jaina because she looked terrible. But many of the others were great and truth be told the game was solid in mechanics (though obviously certain builds were nasty).

      I put the blame completely on Upper Deck. They charged way too much for them, as far as a CMG goes. Even making them four packs instead of three would’ve been wiser. I kept hoping someone would pick up the license and carry on. Again, this was the same time Upper Deck lost their TCG license with Blizzard as well, so I don’t know what all went on there but it’s really too bad this was never revived.

      Having said that…I’m beginning to think MegaBloks and HeroClix dials might just work…

  3. dragonray August 2, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I want that statue. I want it.

    • JD Kenada August 2, 2012 / 7:30 pm

      As Arv and I discussed, I don’t think it actually made it to production. I’d be impressed if there was one out there. Oh, and it wasn’t for a statue…that was for a game!

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