So, I meant to post earlier but didn’t have a chance. We managed to get a guild group going in – ie 8 members of the same guild.
The reason this happened was because I got chatting to a lovely pally, who had a warrior tank he was going to bring. he asked his GL and decided to join our guild to help us out. I am not sure how long he will be with us, but his thoughtfulness and aid have given us a massive leg up in the guild achievements. Reyspada – you are a legend and thank you so much for what you have done. Also Serpentine and their GL Giga, you are awesome for letting us borrow Reyspada.
We had a couple of wipes on Ultrax, just silly things really people not watching things properly, then we got stumped by Spine. We kept getting close, but not enough you know.
All in all though, we smashed through everything, and for a guild that has never run together, with a tank (me) that was less than perfect and mildly geared but surpassed by Reyspada, we did very well.
The healing was amazing. Simply amazing. I have no idea if any of my ex-guildies read this blog, but I was always dying on my pally. Keeping me alive was a very hard thing to do. However last night, the healers kept me going without me being worried more than once or twice. They were generally because of my errors as well. This gives me hope.
We had a fantastic Shammy in the run Tauper, he was funny and was top DPS all night. Another awesome pug which I was happy to have found. He has been added to the friends list as well. I am a little concerned about the stories he was telling us – crocs in tool box etc….very disturbing. But it was enjoyable.
We were really hoping we would get through DS last night, but unfortunately people were losing focus by Spine I think and we had random issues of people not running into the hole etc.
Considering it was our first run together, I think it was quite good. We are going to try and get another run in this week to clear it out. A complete clear would be nice, but this way we can start working on heroics next week for the first couple of bosses and recruit for that. It makes us slightly more appealing as a guild than just new. I hope.
But – the most exciting thing – I didn’t call stuff out. Very occasionally. I wanted to make sure people were doing shit without me needing to coddle them, it was a relief to just be watching my shit and not thinking that others needed the help.
The guildies we have picked up seem to be very nice and I have to admit quite funny. I think we will all get along well providing we can push content. No resting on our laurels!!
Sorry for the long post!
I cannot express how happy I am right now It has been an absolutley epic day!! EPIC!!!
It started off with Molten Core rep farming and DING!
MC was my first ever raid, and I never ran it enough to get exalted back in vanilla – only honoured, it has taken me years to get it done. I really wanted it to be completed before MoP – I just had to find the time to do it! Next is BT which I only have to clear 5 times.
I also found fantastic transmog robes – I love them!! I have since discovered finding things to match it will be a problem. I will persevere though, there has to be some sort of outfit I can make with them.
The image doesnt really show the lovely leaves around the back and gorgeous detail. I really love them though!! So I am on a mission now!!
I then did LFR on my druid and scored my tier leggings, which gives me a set of 4 now. I am so wrapped as that was the last piece I was chasing I will continue to gear her up with VP gear and LFR stuff, but I can do 10 mans on her now as she s above the 385 ilevel that a lot of people ask for.
Anyway after a few false starts for DS pugs, we just always had a couple short that we couldn’t find, and so would wait around 40 minutes then disband. So after some more waiting around, I found a group made up of people from he previous pug I had run which was a success.
That is Deathwing – DEAD!!!!! After all the horrific PUGS in the last few weeks I never thought it would happen. We would get so close and then just not go anywhere.
I also got the 25,000 Valor Point achievement as well but my screenshotter didn’t get it. I thought it was kind of cool that I scored that achievement with the DW one.
Then I had an epic roll of 98 to win the Staff
So after all that excitement I decided to log off and just bask in the fantastic day I just had! I am content now, I have killed DW on 10man, I just have to get Rags down and I will be completely up to date and ready for MoP I can just focus on chasing the achievements I want to!!
I had a minor meltdown last night, sucks to be a girl sometimes, anyway – i declined to raid as I just couldn’t handle my own lack of brain power last night, let alone dealing with 9 other people.
The guild got to Zon’ozz and couldn’t get passed him without me :) Well I like to think it was me. Only because I bounce the ball and have done since we started learning the fight – being that I have cauterize as a fire mage it helps that I can take a hit :) I would like to try it as frost as well because I have my ice shield. I tend to do most of the running with maybe one of the healers coming with me, so the damage can get quite high.
So I jumped online for him and Hagara – said basically nothing and just ensured they got through it because I would hate to think that me not raiding prevented them from getting through bosses. To be honest I am glad I did because our pally tank finally got gloves – something he has been waiting ages for and keeps missing out on.
We are hoping to have the full team on Sunday so perhaps we can actually kill Warmaster this week and move past the block of the attendance boss. Killing a new boss may give us a chance to recruit some more as well, propel us forward a little. We may even find spine dies quickly – fingers crossed
I am reminded that I did not post about our raid on Sunday….omg…it was well worth a mention to
We have lost a healer and a tank somewhere to the maelstrom. So we need to recruit – anyway with only 9 available raiders online we decide to at least start DS – we 9 manned Morchok and 2 healed him.
We then trundle off to Warlord – 9 manning does not work with 2 healing simply because of the ball debuff. 4 people cannot handle the damage in our raid group. So we switched a DPS to a healer which makes it slightly more manageable. Slightly!
Another DPS turns up online, YAY – so we grab them in and set off again for an attempt, which we balls up (excuse the pun) and then one of our other DPS dc’s…..so we wait around a few minutes. With the thunderstorms and rain in Australia at the moment we figure he will be back….after 15 minutes we decide that he is not going to be returning….
I then decide to come up with a crazy crazy idea to just bring in one of the level 85′s in the guild to just be a soaker as our dps is good enough to kill the boss, but not our stamina…we could 9 man the rest of this wing.
So that’s what we did. Poor druid! he did very well for hardly any explanation of the fight and told to just stay on the marked toon and run like mad when advised.
We did 9 man Skittles boss before we got the druid in, and we almost did better than when we have a full raid team
So now, we have to recruit more people again. Just two people, one healer and one dps…someone who doesn’t mind wiping or doesn’t mind just having a laugh and isn’t progression focused….that last bit is the killer….
All in all we had a good raid night I think – I mean, 9 manning 2 bosses :) Sweet!! and 9.5 manning the other 2 was awesome
So my pally is now on Nagrand, hordeside, my mage will be there next week, and I am going to move my warrior to Amanthul so I can keep in contact with friends, however having said that this real-ID thing is pretty good in that I can still chat with everyone, but I would like to have a toon on the server so I can run with them in things etc if the opportunity arises occasionally
I went to Ulduar last night and did some of the achievements for the drake, got Razorscale, Ignis and XT…FL we only did 2 of the defenses, we gave 4 a few good attempts, but people just kept dying too early….and he has BUCKETLOADS of health…so I might try and continue with that achievement, but will take a fair bit of effort I think.
I am still trying to decide if I want to start up my own guild again or just join another one…so for the minute all my toons are in bank guilds and I just pug things, making friends and getting my name out there. I need to get back into research mode to correct a few bits and pieces…
Speaking of which I changed to fire spec…yeah full TOTW/fire :) It is nice to be back but I am so out oif practice I am missing cooldowns and everything….it’s quite nasty, but I am sure after a few weeks I will get back into the swing of it.
Also spent most of the weekend playing with my UI – can I just say – I HATE doing it!! All the prepackaged UI’s are either so over the top you can’t see what is happening in the fight o rso minimalistic I can’t see everything I want to see….I found the most sexy looking UI but I can’t figure out how to toggle some of the options like recount etc….
I also can’t find my old UI that I used to use – it was called Bati’s – and yes I can find that – but it isn’t the same anymore, it is all weird and different to what i used to use….so I am sad about that as well
I will keep looking for my perfect UI, and trying to construct it in the meantime…I am not happy that reflux does not seem to be working for me either, it isn’t saving the set up anymore for some reason no matter how many times I do the commands…so that is also annoying me!!
Anyway, that’s enough from me!! Time to do some work!!
Last night was raid night, second for me and first for hubby. We went into ICC 25 man, did professor putricide on hard mode, and yep, it’s bloody hard, however we got him to approx 43% so it was almost there, we ended up just doing him in normal mode. Hubby was doing some decent DPS for someone with apparently such bad gear, I just sucked – I could not get it happening last night. Was one of those nights that nothing I was doing was working. I was always in the wrong spot and having to move etc, so I was basically sitting on like 5k dps most of the night, I mean it went up – I saw myself hitting 10k at one point, was just deflating.
But hey I am getting higher DPS than I ever did, so it is good. They are an oddball bunch of people to be honest, but so far they have been nice to the newbies, vicious on vents occasionally and a bit of a laugh, all in all what I expected from a guild knocking off progression like this.
Anyway I was pushing through the pain, was not going to let that get me down, and we went and killed Arthas :D yup, I saw him die!! I feel dirty however that I wasn’t with my old guild to do it. I wish there was some way I could transplant the kill into their heads for them to understand it isn’t hard once you can see it in action…
So I am now Kingslayer!!
I think ICC is fast becoming one of my favourite instances, I enjoy a fair few of the fights in there and killing Arthas does feel very epic
So, to cut a long story short, I got into a raiding guild on Caelestrasz….back to the fail server, but with a guild that has me as nervous as a school girl behind the bleachers….do they even have bleachers anymore?..more to the point do school girls even get nervous anymore ?? Especially since they are out there having babies at 10 and 11, they are barely school girls…
Anyway I digress. So i moved my mage last night and whispered an officer, the last time I even dreamt of whisping anyone in this guild I was probably actually dreaming… (more…)
I missed the raid last night due to some personal stuff going on, however I note that the guild got her down last night on their second attempt.
Enough people obviously were paying attention and not getting drawn into the pretty lights on their bars to make sure they moved.
They went and played on the LK as well and go him to 68% apparently, so not too shabby for a few attempts on the big baddy.
I am so happy and annoyed at the same time I am happy for us that we are not 11/12 in ICC and sooooo pissed I missed it….ARGGGH!!! Typical farking guild, they always kill bosses when I am not in the raid….it’s like they do it to spite me I swear!!! eheheheh
There will always be next week maybe…..
Grats!! Pretty exciting to be almost at the end – then perhaps we can do some heroic modes etc…but have to kill sindy and the LK a couple more times I reckon
This is my first attempt at video for my guild recent Blood Queen kill
Yes I did say first attempt, so be gentle with me I am sure I will improve with more practice!