We went and did some PVP last night and attempted a bear run and failed by about 1 minute – wiping on that damn Hawk dude was what screwed us. We may try again tonight for my damn bear.
We didn’t organise a DS run because we had hoped we would be running 25 man on Saturday night, however due to some miscommunication that doesn’t look like it will happen, so I am going to try and find a DS to this week on my mage. I can’t handle not raiding – I swear!!
To prove my obsession – I am currently updating our guild forums with the raid strats and video links I can find for the bosses in MoP. Yes, already!! I know, I know we need to get to 90 first and get geared etc, but I want people to be ready and know wtf they are doing. I love this part of raiding to be honest, researching and disseminating information in a way that people can understand. It’s very satisfying for me. I am weird right?
One of our guildies got a Vial of the Sands, really really cheap…I am very very insanely jealous :) If I could handle doing archaeology, I would chase it, but it is such a horrific profession.
I also have to call my Eb store today and confirm the details of my CE copy and if they are doing a midnight launch etc. I am so excited
I have never been afraid of asking for help, and perhaps one of you out there can answer me this in a way that is helpful.
It makes absolutely no sense to me whatso ever to keep the void up at all.
So, before everyone jumps in guns blazing, let’s start from the beginning.
The theory as I understand it is as follows:
Get it to 30/20%, then waste your cooldowns to regen some mana back to wait for another mana void to spawn so you can pop back up to full mana after it has sucked out the last vestiges of the small amount your regen got you back.
Explain to me how that is better than:
Mana void sucks your mana, pew pew to 0%, mana back, still have personal cooldowns for regen when actually needed?
Perhaps I am only looking at this from an arcane mage perspective being I require full mana to pump out any sort of DPS thanks to our class design, but it seems awfully stupid that I have to waste my cool downs to get my mana back and therefore stuff up my entire rotation because it will give me full mana later when I won’t actually be able to do anything with it since my mana regen will be on cool down anyway?
How was that for a circle of confusion?
Of course this is all on the basis that in a random fight, we don’t actually know if we will even get another blue quickly enough and may actually have to kill the first one anyway…so why not just spend the extra 15 seconds killing it in the first place?
I really just don’t understand how it makes it any better – and yes, more than 6 people have tried to explain it to me and so far no one has succeeded in even understanding what I am trying to say. So it just goes around in circles. I have also read pages and pages and pages as to why it is better and I still don’t see why it is actually better? Is this a case of someone said it once and then everyone followed and then now its the thing to do?
Are there any other guilds out there clearing H Yorsahj and actually killing the mana voids as they spawn? Input…I would love some
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
I know it has been a few days since I updated, I had to have emergency surgery on a re-ocurring problem, and although I am mostly ok, I am still recovering and have been some very bad raiding with great pain killers.
I did Onyxia 25 man with my frosties and some other famous people again, it was pretty awesome I scored 3 different achievements. Many whelps, killing her fast and not geting hit with the deep breath…sadly, no mount dropped
Of course, my screenshotter did not take pictures…so I got a new screenshot mod…so sick of the old one not working!!
We also did Ruby Sanctum. The only raid I have never done, neither had hubby. I thought it was a very cool fight for the 3 minutes of it that we saw before the boss died!
I was pretty happy finally seeing that one, I have wanted to do it for a very long time. HAPPY!
I also managed to do a laid back raid with JD and do Onyxia on alliance side Also fun and very fast, we did it 10 man and she was dead before i really even had one rotation off. LOL.
Our guild got to level 3! DING! and is about 46% through the next level. A certain famous person placed a toon in our guild as well and I got all mental about it…hubby thinks I am insane…but I was hooting like a maniac…just a shame I was in hospital when it happened.
We also went back into DS tonight to get the last two bosses. We had some trouble on Spine, but in the end got it done. So we have cleared DS with the guild. We are going to try for some heroics next week, morchok definitely and also Yorashj and perhaps Ultrax.
I know we are at a 30% buff and that makes things pretty easy, it is still an untested group and we still have some issues to be worked out. So I think given that, clearing the content is pretty impressive. We want to get some heroics done before MoP just so we can test out our group I guess. It will also help level the guild, but in all honesty, I am not sure how much longer we will be raiding for anyway since MoP is so close now. We still need 2 DPS as we are still pugging for raids, but it has only been a guild for 2 weeks I think, so we are not doing too badly.
Anyway, that is all my updates Sorry for the long post, but i am still post-op and on good rugs so I have to get everything in whilst I can still actually mostly type
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 jumped online last night to run an LFR with a twitter friend @mementh. He finally got this legendary daggers – GRATS!! and I wanted to see his wings
So we did the second half of LFR with some friends of his and generally it went ok. Had some issues on Spine – I think the tank was new perhaps – he was just kiting the mob around everywhere – it was painful.
We wiped, but not after a load of abuse by a lot of people Poor guy should really read up about what he is going to attempt before walking in and thinking 24 people are not going to have a go at you for fucking it all up.
Whilst waiting for him to be ready, I remembered that there should be a pending realid request if I was any sort of lucky! THERE WAS!!! EEP!
Anyway I was far too excited to actually have another blogger added to my realid list, I feel so special that people even want to talk to me at all. I am sure they have many people waffling on to them all the time though, fielding like 300 whispers is probably not easy anyway.
I didn’t really do much else, it was late when I got home and then after cooking dinner etc, I really was just exhausted. But overall I had an absolutely fantastic night.
The title question is something every person has to answer at some point in their WoW raiding lives.
Are you a team player or not?
I am sure the answer would be different for every person, and their perception of the question and how to answer it would be based on their own life experiences.
**Warning – Strong violence, frequent bad language and adult themes**
Last night we went to DS, our intent was to do some heroic modes, we didn’t have enough people online so we did a normal run.
The alts vs main thing flared up AGAIN!!! I am so fucking sick of the argument and in truth I just wish they would call it quits with raiding until mop.
We had a pug rogue in the raid who was hassling our hunter for winning some vial trinket off yorsahj and I had to boot them because he kept hassling her. He then proceeded to mock us for our bad dps and being so shit…what’s funny is that we aren’t a guild who watches our dps or even really gives a shit about meters etc..The joke was on him really because we were completely uninsulted :).
The issue I have is that I agree with the rogue about the trinket…I am not entirely sure why hunters would use a trinket that procs a physical damage effect….do hunters even do physical damage? Yes I understand the agility is good for hunters, but same for rogues and shammies and more so because they benefit from the proc…can anyone clarify hunters for me?!?!?
I was outnumbered and when I explained about the proc I got told basically it was bis for hunters…sure?
Anyway, aside from that we only killed up to ultraxion after wiping the first time on him.
Transmogrify for the Olympics is killing my brain, I come up with outfits and then decide they aren’t good enough, do start again…I have to stop doing that. The competition has some of the best transmoggers competing though and I really feel I have to produce completely perfect concepts! Hehe I will get there though!
We did an alt run tonight because of the save to the DW kill. It was a pretty good run considering we had 8 alts in the run, we got the first four bosses down.
The shame I mention is my own. I was an awful raid leader tonight, I was so focused on trying to get my rotation as boomy that I wasn’t leading very well, so when I tried leading my rotation suffered. I couldn’t balance everything (no pun intended) but a boomy rotation is so different to a Mage. I do ok in LFR because I only need to watch my rotation and not anything else.
I healed on yorsahj because it was a little heavy for the healers, I sucked by the way. I gave it my best though and we got him down. I also called out badly on the colours which didn’t work and then we wiped, but then after copping shit for it, it didn’t wipe us the next time. Anyway, I guess something was different the other time, anyway I apologised profusely for my bad calls.
My DPS was barely above 16k all night, I have seen myself do much better, but I was just disappointed. If I want this o be my main in MoP, I have to be able to play the fucking thing better. My hubby however, jumped on his shammy and was fighting for top spot with 2 hunters, sitting at about 25k with pretty sub gear; he is so impressive as a player
Onto other things, hubby and I spent all day playing the shammy and paladin, we got them to 84! About 40% through, so not long to go :). We also have hubby’s druid to 83 and his tips were helping me in healing DS.
All in all an eventful night and I am exhausted.
There was a bit of drama tonight behind the scenes alts vs mains argument again.
Anyway after that was sorted we semi-smashed through everything and got beaten by the lag/dc boss on spine.
Zonozz, the ball went to France on the middle bounce and the tank was chasing the ball everywhere. Yorsahj, we lost four people for no apparent reason, but they managed to kill him, painfully slowly. Hagara we killed just as a frost tempest was starting to happen so people died because they stopped moving and the ice walls got them
Ultraxion, no problems; warmaster, one healed from blackthorn dropping – with a couple of DPS down and the second healer and MT lagging at this point. We managed to do it though!
Every single time we got to the third amalgamation the tank and healer would start dcing…it was so annoying!
The upside of tonight, we would have cleared in one night if the lag and dcing had not happened. We started at about 7:45, and by 8.55 we were about to start spine. We had 30 minutes to kill 2 bosses – easy could have done it!
We are going to head back in Sunday, finish off the two we have left and then we may even try an alt run for people.
Overall it was a brilliant effort to get through so much in one night! Very proud
Another thank you to Bursar as well, he joined us again on his rogue, it was nice to not be wiping constantly once again he was patient with us and having some fun!