What can I say, we did a second sunday casual raid, it started a little wonky due to the confusion about the start time. Last week it was added to the calender as an 8.30 start which was accidental and this week no one noticed it was actually a 7.30 start time. I think Owl got a little upset with me about it, and I kept apologizing but I am not sure it helped, however a lot has changed in the 4 weeks since I asked about starting this raid so if he would prefer a different raid time I am sure that can happen. Maybe this will?
To be honest, I wasn’t exactly in the best frame of mind, I was a little grumpy and I think my casual raid team is not actually for the casuals anymore – and we have only had 1 run!! It feels more like it is a training ground for the heroic team which is not at all what I had originally suggested. I also didn’t want it to be a fuss to run and organise, it was meant to be just for the people to get interested in raiding with the potential to maybe do combined raiding in WoD. However Sunday night there were comments about it being a training ground for the heroic team and that we had to user master looter and blah blah blah. Added to my already grumpy mindframe, I may have, sort of lost the plot a little.
Just a little.
And really it is mainly because I am just being selfish. I have stopped being online around raid time because I figured they didn’t need anyone else in the heroic team and that they were focused on getting through it quickly and thus allowing more time for other bosses. I certainly was not going to get into the team for the early bosses.
Apparently this isn’t the case, the main team have been taking people in for bosses here and there, so we had to switch a few people in and out due to saves of bosses from the main team. (My selfish internal dragon wanted to be raiding so I begged to set up a team so we could at least do some raiding on the side, so I got slightly jealous at people being pulled in with the main team – why wasn’t I asked??? of course the answer is because I suck at being a mage – let’s be honest would you want a sub par mage or someone who can do oodles of DPS/heals by just looking at their keyboards :p)
It doesn’t really cause an issue (despite Navi’s recent worries), depending on who gets saved it can cause a slight switcharoo issue, eg our healers got a little messed up this week for a couple of bosses, but really it isn’t anything worth being stressed over because we more than enough people able to come instead. Everyone has been fantastic about sitting out when needed – which is the single most important thing – we have to be able to switch people in and out without any issues exploding into Ironstars!!
Back to our actual raid though, I was in for Immersius and would you believe a warforged trinket dropped….Crooked rolled on it (as his main spec is DPS – he was healing to help) and then I had the next highest roll of the DPS. DAMN CROOKED!!! Stole my precious!! If I had just shut up about him actually being DPS, I would have had a warforged upgrade!!!
We managed to get all the way to Nazgrim after a delayed start, and it was just on 10.30 by finish, I think we started closer to 8pm so we went slightly faster this week (I think). We had a couple of wipes on bosses, but given we had a few less experienced raiders in this weeks group it was to be expected. We picked up and kept moving quickly as well, we didn’t waste too much time between wipes and I think that makes a difference.
I got a few pieces of gear, that mostly no one else rolled (except one piece) and I have switched a few bits around based on the new bits, but really nothing all that major. I discovered I was valor capped so went crazy and spent it on all my new gear! A few other people got gear and we even got a couple of achievements; one from Dark Shamans:
We also got the Gamon achievement on Nazgrim for those who didn’t have it. I think that is a pretty good effort. Shout out to Drauka who was forced to tank at Dark Shamans as Asuna had to suddenly skipout on us. He did really well given he got thrown in at the last second and tanked both Shamans and Nazgrim. Thanks Asuna for tanking for us, and welcome to the guild :p (again?)
Massive big thanks to everyone who turned up again on Sunday, and once again massive apologies to those who thought it was starting at 8.30pm. I really am sorry. Let’s see what happens next Sunday shall we?!!??