Apparently everyone gets Oculus all the time. I'd never gotten it as random. I decided to specifically queue for it, to see what it was like. I heard it had been nerfed and was curious about what had happened. And there were rumors of extra loot.
It was actually a lot of fun. I still tanked, ended up on the red drake, as I always seem to. But it was a different sort of tanking and quite a nice change. We got the speed kill achievement. Overall it was an okay run aside from the "go go go" DK. He made me wish the old LFG system in which I'd have been the lead and could have just kicked him at the start. Instead I had to settle for taking my time, though of course I couldn't let DP fall off. That would be unthinkable.
Turns out the extra loot is only for random. I guess it was intended to stop the ditching rather than to make people queue for it specifically.
I was feeling badge-happy, having already run a few randoms beyond my daily frost, so I queued again. And got Oculus.
Everyone was nicer, until the last boss. I picked amber so I could work towards the achievement. That failed because apparently no one got ruby. We put someone on ruby. They failed. I got on ruby. The boss died. Then I got some extra badges.
I hope I get Oculus some more.
P.S. This is the third post I've written for today, all on entirely different subjects. First it was Captain Kirk analogies, then frozen orb rolling, and now this.
P.P.S. I would like to apologize to anyone who was led here by the gnome hunters post. That will be for another day. Slight scheduling accident.
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