The Godmother at ALT:ernative: Let me tell you the tale
of a girl and a gun
and how some truths were learnt
as an Auction was done.
That your life is a game
that should always be real
and that sometimes the truth
needs a loss to reveal.
Regular readers will be familiar with my struggles with dps consistency in Instances. I am doing my weekly pushes into LFR and updating items with Valor as soon as the opportunity arises. However, there is one constant weak spot: my weapon. This is a story I know many of you are familiar with (certainly one with which my husband’s Paladin can sympathise) as the choice of upgrades is deliberately small. There is no engineering gun this time around, and only one Epic drop in Heroics. I’ve tried, but my luck in any kind of group instance has been just above woeful. That hasn’t stopped me, every week, making sure I run the Will of the Emperor in the Vaults and Lei Shi in the Terrace in the vain hope that something will drop. For me however there is one alternative: the re-skin of the gun I always wanted from the Crusader dailies but was too low level for anyone to be useful (ah, the days pre-Mogging.) Flintlocke’s Blasthammer is a decent weapon, even when you can’t socket it with the +500 Agility Sha Gem. Mr Robot tells me it’s an upgrade, even though he doesn’t need to.
I’ve tried (and failed) on several occasions to own one. The problem? The weapon’s only available on the Black Market Auction House. This week I decided that enough was enough, and I was going to do my utmost to make the weapon mine. . . . read full article