o.O Pally tanking

I tanked Firelands on my pally!!  We got the first four bosses down – Beth, Shan, Ryo and Bale.  We could have gotten more done, but we ran out of time as we wiped a couple of times on a few simply because we had a weird mix of people on.

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Mages, druids and everything in between…

I have completely changed my mage to be full fire spec..I figured I may as well give it a shot – worst case I just have to reforge and gem again if I fail.  I am very hit and miss with it at the moment, I would like to see what it is like in a full raid situation as opposed to heroics – which are very hard to judge anyway.

I have played with the dummies but fire is so crit dependant – I will kick arse for a few moments, then next time it will be lack lustre….I need to up my crit a little more…I am aiming for at least 15% haste – or as close to as possible…..I am currently at 13% so I am not unhappy with that.  I do however need to get some more Zandalari’s done so I can collect my tier 12 pieces – i just really dislike them 😀

My druid is finally level 70!!  YAY!  SO I have a shammy and a druid at level 70 now…..I will keep levelling my druid since I am on a roll with her 😀  My dps is terrible on her in heroics…I went into UK before and most were doing 1500 roughly…I was only cracking 1k when I was AOEing….my rotation is fine, so I can only figure it is my gear….which given what I am wearing I would not be surprised at all!!! Now that I am 70 though I will look at some LW patterns and see if there is anything that will last me a few levels…

So some other exciting info today….

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2529-New-Guild-Services-Now-Available-Blue-Posts

Years ago, we (being the three GM’s for our old guild) used to wonder why Blizzard didn’t have these guild services already available.  Now they do!!  Not sure why I am excited about it – I don’t have a guild and no intention of doing one again (at the moment) but I think it is pretty sweet that you won’t lose your guild and all the hard work that is put into one. Also kind of cool that you can rename it as well 😀

I guess my thoughts can change though because I signed up for the annual pass thing and there is a new xpac coming out…it’s a tempting thought to entertain….*innocent face*

I am also potentially going to be raid leading for the guild – however I am not entirely sure what my jurisdiction is or what the expectations of the guild are.  So I have to try and catch my GM for 20 minutes so I can discuss it with him and then work out what the guild wants…hopefully we can all find middle ground…somewhere…..he has basically told me to do it, but I don’t want to if I am not going to be able to push certain things like alts and under geared toons vs seeing content and having fun…..but we shall see….watch this space I guess.

So to end on a high note, here is a video of our Beth kill. This was the guild first kill, which was pretty exciting.  I also have the first kills of Baleroc and Lord Ry..which I am uploading tonight and tomorrow 🙂

Mortein

Beth finally died!!! It wasn’t perfect but we did it 🙂 wipe wipe wipe….always in phase 2 and always close to or under 50%….

It will be a few more attempts before we are on farm for that one but we have at least done it now.

2/7 now 🙂 hopefully this will be an upper for the guild!

Is it ever going to happen

Guess where we went again last night?

Gahhhhhhh!!

We did, however manage a one shot on shannax; that was mighty cool 🙂

Beth caused us some issues, we had a full ranged team which seemed to cause us a few issues and I am not entirely sure why…i spent the entire fight running around like a mad chook (I guess everyone does though) and we just kept getting overrun.

We had to call the raid early as someone had to leave; so once again we only raided in FL For just on an hour (we did tol barad before hand) and I think we gave Beth three attempts(?)….it just isn’t enough IMHO.

The lack of progression is causing some dissension among the guildies as well, which could end quite badly….but since I don’t know who reads this blog I am not going to say much more about that. This is why I was so open as a guild master – I wanted everything out in the open so people weren’t unhappy behind the scenes. This allowed me the chance to fix things for the better…

Precious Beth

I may have pissed off a guildie the night before last whilst we were raiding…He hasn’t spoken to me in 2 days and does not respond to my whispers….

Last night, I managed to get sat out of the raid so I didn’t have to worry about it, but it just slightly annoys me that because I offered help – he got snarky and even after I apologized for any offence caused he still decided to shun me.

The issue with a text based conversation I guess –  sarcasm, humour, affection are not conveyed correctly, if at all.  This has annoyed me more than I would like to admit, as I really found him a nice person to chat to and I was not really seeing the precious side of him that everyone warned me of.

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Beth…again

We went into Firelands again and headed to Beth for what we knew would be a fun night of wiping on a boss that we didn’t really think we had hope of getting down any time within this century and you know, aren’t surprises the best?!?!

The first attempt we went in and got her to just under 50%…phase 2 and all.

Ot just got better from there, we kept getting her to phase 2 consistently and in the end we just kept falling short of the mark.  the best for the night was 13%.  Nothing to sniff at when last week, we could not even last 10 seconds without someone dying.

Everyone was communicating and talking- making sure we were all aware of what was going on, helping out and essentially working as a team.  It was Superb to see.  We are likely to head in again on Sunday night given how close we were, so I just hope like hell everyone brings their game again – as we may actually have her in the next raid night.

There are just 2 or three kinks to work out, but essentially, it is an easy fight if everyone does what they are supposed to and actually communicates with each other 😀

3 Cheers once we get her down and you can be sure of a video for that 😀  Speaking of which, I need to do a Shannax vid – but the one I have I missed the first few seconds of the fight and since then, I keep forgetting to tape it…next week for sure!

Beth’tlac….eep

So tonight, we decided to try out Beth in Firelands…can I just say…no freaking way….no way!! NOOOOO WAY!!!!

I think I want to never play WoW again after that fight and I am dreading to think what the rest of the boss fights are like….

I have been told by many people currently in FL and doing it heroically…that is very unforgiving – that you cannot have one person make an error as it is all over. I sort of believed them but not really. I now know otherwise and I have little faith we will ever see Ragnaros killed – or even reached.

We have some very unaware people in our guild and tonight was just heart wrenching. I will be fair though and say it is our first night on the boss and we were learning etc – we can only improve from here right? I can only hope so…..

Tank was not up the web first, healers were not fast enough on the chains, people couldn’t find the hole to jump back down, blah blahblah…it was just an immense screw up 🙂

I have also discovered I hate the assist function of pets. I changed to frost for the extra nova and slows for the mini spiders, and my pet doesn’t follow me around, so I couldn’t use it’s nova effect – I kept having to change it to passive then assist again, so he would come close enough to me….what a cock up that is….

All in all, I think Firelands is going to be an immense challenge and I really hope we can rise to meet it….