Last night was a really good night. My original intent was to grind Warfronts until my face fell off… and that did not exactly happen. I did however run two of them… which sadly dropped exactly the same item… a pair of bracers that were five item levels lower than the ones I already wore. Instead I allowed myself to get talked into mythical nonsense, at which point we ran an Atal’Dazar +2 because none of us had actually run it on mythic. At first I thought we were not doing super well but in the end we managed to pick up time thanks to the fact that we now know a few shortcuts around the zone… and finished the timer with time to spare upgrading our very first key and getting Tam and I the Keystone Initiate achievement. My Demon Hunter was a third string character in Legion, and as such never set foot in a mythic, let alone a mythic+.
I managed to get a belt that was a minor upgrade… which marks the first piece of loot that I have pulled from mythic+ so far. Tam caused me to curse the fact that he has apparently stolen my luck and pulled a 340 weapon… something I also so desperately need but in truth I would rather have that contribute to his dps as opposed to my aggro generation. I did however manage to pick up a 330 weapon from a world quest before the end of the night so I at least saw movement. The keystone from Atal’Dazar upgraded into a Waycrest Manor +3 at which point we decided to go ahead and give it an attempt.
The thinking being that if we could just struggle through the zone and get to the end… we would at least get slightly better gear from the weekly chest today. Side note… I need to figure out where in the hell the weekly chest spawns. I am guessing in the great seal area, but knowing the weird forced “I’m On A Boat” narrative, it is probably somewhere under deck near Gallywix. So we set forth into Waycrest, which thankfully Grace had run on heroic earlier in the day so she more or less knew the appropriate path to take that day. We had a few false starts but managed to nail the boss fights like we knew what we were doing, and came up a tragically five seconds short of getting the timer and upgrading the key further. I think more than anything it proved to us that the keys were completely something reasonable that we should be shooting for.
Tonight at this very moment… the plan is to run whatever Emissary there happens to be for the day and dip my toes into LFR. I think Grace and I have more or less made a pact to go in together as to minimize the frustration. After that I figure we will evaluate what keys we all got and start the mythical madness over again from there. I am shocked and surprised at how engaged Tam still seems to be with Mythics, because a part of me was certain he would bounce the moment he finished leveling his character. He was asking us how high the mythics go… and in theory I believe they effectively keep scaling indefinitely. Maybe this will be the expansion I finally see a Mythic +15. Regardless in the mean time I am having a lot of fun and learning the zones better so I can pull more efficiently. We are also slowly starting to re-learn when we should start using CC… and given that I am a tank with a really damned solid CC… this is an interesting experience.