To Hellfire and Back

23May09

This week’s goal was to get the achievement To Hellfire and Back, which actually meant completing a total of 90 quests in Hellfire Peninsula. Now, seeing as my character never went there before, I found it extremely nice to explore the area and collect quests at the same time.

At first, it was a bit hard to complete quests, since most of them are drop-quests. I’m not particularly fond of drop-quests, I’m more for the killing sort: kill 20 beasties and move on. Anyway, it was only thursday that things started to evolve a little faster, with a lot of “speak to”-quests and some fun ones in which we got to slay bosses. My favourite was no doubt Arzeth’s Demise, which we actually did twice: once to complete the quest, and once without the power-reducing staff just for fun. He was rather easy to kill, even though he looked dangerous and gigantic at first. 🙂

One drop-quest I did enjoy, was Voidwalkers Gone Wild. It might have something to do with the fact I’m very fond of Voidwalkers – I prefer having my voidwalker around rather than my imp or other minions. He has something dangerous and mysterious around him. I took a screenshot of my party fighting off a Voidwalker, who is mysteriously enough a couple of heads taller than my precious Grimgak.

My party battling a gigantic voidwalker for the quest Voidwalkers Gone Wild

My party battling a gigantic voidwalker for the quest Voidwalkers Gone Wild

Hellfire Peninsula is a rather large area and it has some nice surroundings, although I’ve seen better in WoW. The only thing that really troubles me about the place, is the enourmous metallic demon walking around – he’s a level 70 Elite and crosses through the area, making your screen buzz whenever he’s near you. But beware, if he’s too close and hits you, he does at least 2000 damage at once, if you’re somewhere around level 60 like I am. So basically that means: hit, hit, dead. The giant retard manage to kill me off twice during my entire stay at Hellfire: once while I was on AFK (grrr) and once when I was in battle with some Bonestripper Vultures.

Gathering Bonestripper Tail Feathers for the quest Trueflight Arrows.

Gathering Bonestripper Tail Feathers for the quest Trueflight Arrows.

I liked the thoughts behind the Arelion’s Journal quest and following. In the Pools of Agonnar you can find a journal, of a certain fellow named Arelion who, according to information fouond in the journal, apparently cheated on his wife. This leads to the next quest, The Mistress Revealed, in which you search for Arelion’s best friend, who will – if threatened enough – reveal to you the name of Arelion’s mistress. Eventually Magistrix Carinda at Falcon Watch wants you to use a scroll on her dear husband’s mistress, that will turn the unfortunate and foolish woman into a rat.

All in all, I had a fun time in Hellfire Peninsula. Some rather original storylines, the usual drop-quests, nice beasties to battle and some kewl bosses to slay. I’m glad I finally got the achievement (90 quests sure is a lot…) and was able to get out though. After a week of fiersome battle in the same area, one has certainly seen enough of it for a while. I got the To Hellfire and Back achievement along with the Freedom of the Horde achievement.

To Hellfire and Back achievement along with Freedom of the Horde achievement

To Hellfire and Back achievement along with Freedom of the Horde achievement

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4 Responses to “To Hellfire and Back”

  1. What is the Freedom of the Horde Achievement? I dont think I got That one.

    Welcome to the Blogosphere.

  2. 2 morgainelefay

    You get the Freedom of the Horde achievement when you receive an Insignia or Medallion of the Horde. Doesn’t matter which one, all of them count. I got mine for the Hellfire Fortifications quest over in Hellfire Peninsula.

  3. ahhh yes. I did get that one. I just forgot.

  4. 4 Anneloes

    WHOHOEE eindelijk ontmoet ik een mede WoW speelSTER, op mijn server lijkt het onmogelijk een meisje irl te vinden, (:


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