The plan we have in mind is to kill Sinestra before MoP drops. An easy enough thing to say on paper…blog…you know what I mean, not so easy in action.
Last night we went into DS to kill DW as we missed him last week, can i say butt kicked. I thought it would take me longer to get pugs and blah blah. Anyway, we were done in about 20 minutes.
Let’s take a few moment to talk about the drama of the night though
One of our healers didn’t show up again, third raid in a row – even after both the GM and myself trying to talk him with no responses – the GM booted him. No stuffing about in this guild it would seem, and I like that :D Long story short, he was never online and when he was he would never respond to direct questions or indirect, he never answered whispers and he never showed up for raid – or even to do 5 mans etc with guildies. Hubby is serious about this guild being focused and wanting focused players.
Which leads me onto Heroic BoT. Ouch is all I can say. We didn’t even get Halfus 80% down, infact we barely got one drake down before people were dying all over the shop. I think in total we did about 8 attempts, and by the last 2 we were getting one drake down and only losing one of the tanks…so we were improving.
I was loving it to be honest. Finally something challenging again, something to make us think and attempt to work as a team. I found it fun. We had about half the raid though with no experience in there at all, so we may just go and o it normal next week, so people can see the fights and know what is supposed to happen then try heroic again in a couple of weeks.
I have to give kudos to the guilds who can get this stuff down within the first few months with no gear. I know they have generally done the fights already in the PTR or BETA, so it isn’t like they are seeing it for the first time on live, but it is still impressive. I wanted to keep going last night, at least for a few more attempts to see if we could do it better.
Time prevented us from doing it though
However these attempts just really pushed into my mind how focused people have to be to actually do heroics. By focused I mean, not just saying after the first 3 attempts, “screw this lets do normal I don’t want to wipe anymore”. You have to be able and willing to just push through the wiping…also not one of the issues I have ever had…I like the wiping as much as the killing – providing we are wiping on a challenge and not because people decide to do stupid things. If your immediate thought is to call it quits, this is not going to be the guild for you. We are only planning on raid 2 days a week, which means you need to be on the fucking ball pushing yourself to pay attention, not afk or stay dead and to actually push with us. I guess time will tell on the guildies who want it.
Of course the other thing that put me into a rough mood before we started was the negativity surrounding doing old content…I really cannot explain how much it annoys me when people say they don’t want to do something because it isn’t current. I would rather they just say they are unavailable. I am sure it is just as annoying for those people to consider going to old content – but no one is asking them to – just offering the raid time – they can choose not to sign up.
And for just a little more guild intrique, I have been chatting to another GM on our server of a guild who is recruiting as well and he was telling me about someone in our guild that used to be in his guild. The story he gave me was not nice, in fact, was downright disturbing, however this guildie has given us no reason to act upon the previous GM’s information. We just have to watch this person closely and should anything come to light, we know that because of previous history there can be very little leniency.
In fact yesterday was just a bad day overall, because I was also trying to explain that as a tank you shouldn’t worry about gemming/enchanting for stam, instead worry about avoidance and mastery. To which I was basically told i was wrong, because people (forums, I assume) say you should get X amount of stam. I am not disputing the need for a good stam pool, but at our gear levels, which are not heroic raid gear levels, you sacrifice some stam to have better avoidance. I shut up after the first bit of discussion because it made me annoyed that after having 2 tanks as main alts over the years I have been playing, I apparently know nothing. What annoyed me even further was that later someone else said the same thing as me, almost to the word and was agreed with.
Anyway, I think I have carried on like a baby for long enough