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WRUP: The Dungeon Most Hated

WRUP The Dungeon Most Hated
We've all had that dungeon we're just... tired of. Can't do it again. It hurts us. Those opening faces stare at you, and the sinking realization that you're about to hear "Are we doing all the bosses?" as you step into Blackrock Depths is crushing. You don't even care if you do all the bosses, you just don't want to argue about it.

We've all been there. This week, we asked the intrepid WoW Insider staff which instances we're just tired of. Note that we're not even saying they're bad. Just that we can't do it one more time.

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I'm going to be spending the weekend fiddling with my computer and catching up on some writing, with a little raiding mixed in on Sunday. Bonus answer: Honestly if I never see the inside of Grim Batol again, I'm totally fine with that.

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) I got in on that cheap Secret World deal, but haven't had a chance to give it a spin. For WoW, I'll be doing some more soloing, working on 1-light Yogg and then HM ToC.

As for dungeons, I missed vanilla and BC 5-mans, so it's a tossup between Halls of Stone (and the yawn-inducing escort event) or Trial of the Champion (and the yawn-inducing introductions). Both were eventually patched to allow skipping those parts...after the content was mostly irrelevant, of course.

Dan Desmond (@Antigen_) I'd like to continue leveling my Horde paladin, especially after seeing how much more awesome the armored wyvern from the new dailies is compared to the armored gryphon. Yeah, I said it!

I think I am forever done with Blackrock Depths. I don't care how many times you chop it up, Blizzard, I am just sick of that place. Especially that torch room.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) I may actually use my free time to hibernate and shake off the last of the fatigue from this flu bug that's been plaguing me. If not, it's trying to get that damned elusive Sha Touched Weapon. As far as dungeons I can't stomache seeing... I gotta say Wailing Caverns is a little long and not interesting enough to justify the length. Probably wouldn't go there again unless I was bitten with a really weird transmog bug.

Dawn Moore (@dawnwow) I'll be doing Chinese New Year celebrations with my family this weekend, but I should still have time to raid and do some PTR testing.

Bonus question: My first thought was Oculus, but it's been so long since I've run that dungeon that I don't think I'd mind it if I ran it again. At this point it would be nostalgic agony, instead of just agony. The one dungeon I actually think I could do without is the new Scarlet Monastery. I never cared much for the original Scarlet Graveyard, and having played since vanilla I've seen Scarlet Chapel more times than I can remember. High Inquisitor Whitemane really stood out back in the day, but not so much anymore.

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) I'm working at a station without Internet access, so if I play anything during the day it'll be Kingdom Hearts on the 3DS. Maybe a little leveling on my pally at nights.

I agree that there is no need to run Dire Maul ever again. Also the old BRD.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) PTR LFR testing, making art things, and prepping for my birthday celebration. I get a week off of my 9-5 job and I intend to cram it full of video games and food that is terrible for me.

Longest dungeon in terms of just dragging? That's a tie between Oculus and Trial of the Champion. Vehicle combat always makes them feel super long and annoying, like there was just no end in sight every single time.

Lisa Poisso (@lisapoisso) Adjusting to being on an old new realm. I caught the bug yesterday out of the blue to transfer my current main back to my original realm. I've never played Horde there before, but it feels good to be home! Bonus: Anything with Brann. It was a great run, buddy, but I've had enough o' yer yappin'.

Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) Continuing to mess around with the PTR. Taking my guild in there sometime tonight and maybe tomorrow to offer a preview of how things are going to be in 5.2. I'm quite excited for the new patch!

Wailing Caverns. Nope. Even after the adjustments, nope.

Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) WAILING CAVERNS and I'm talking the original version. Also, Sunken Temple. I hate Sunken Temple.

Megan O'Neill (@slowpoker) Between the PTR, alts, and Diablo III alting, I'm played out for this weekend. I might go see if I can do harder soloing raids in between writing up ones I've done. Bonus: does it have to be a 5man? Because I am never ever ever ever running Firelands ever again. Ever. Nope. Just no.

Michael Gray (@writegray) I'm getting over being sick. Because that's dandy. And BRD. It hurrrrrts me.

Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) I will be testing out the Raid Finder on the PTR. If you see a little goblin called Shamanista on Anasterian US, say hi! Other than that, I've got a brutal flu-ish bug, so relaxing, resting and trying to shake it. I may well also be out hunting rares on my priest. Yes, I have an elemental shaman with far better gear who is far more suited to rare-hunting, but I like doing them on a character which is really sub-optimal for it. Also, she's an enchanter, so all the 440 drops are actually shards. Delicious shards.

Oh and the bonus. Blackrock Depths. Every time. I level via dungeons, and that level range is one I do with quests because I dread that place so much. I freely admit that I don't know the way most of the time, and it's rare that anyone else does, so it's often just a pointless ramble through the corridors.

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel) I will also be resting from the flu. Ugh. Bonus: Maraudon. Ugh.


The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!

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