Last week before shut down whilst I was on holidays and hubby was out for the evening, a couple of guildies decided to run some old content (they do this regularly chasing mounts) and I tagged along as I wanted to get some achievements, mounts would be awesome – don’t get me wrong – but I am more concerned with getting my achievement mounts first – they do have a much higher drop rate :p
Anyway, to cut a very long eventful night short, we ran ICC (H 25 man), Uld (I think it was H 25 man), Firelands (H 25 man) and then ToT (10).
I kid you not – I KID YOU NOT!!!! We 5 manned all of it and I scored so many achievements! I have added them all into a gallery because let’s face it, you don’t need a huge long arse post with every single screenshot and let me tell you there were heaps of them!!
I am now only one achievement off my second ICC mount – SOOO CLOSE!! I can taste it! I still need every Ulduar one in 10 man for my drake, I am now 23/25 embers off for my legendary staff and I am now halfway through the achievements for the mount in FL as well.
It was pretty exciting though as Owl managed to complete his legendary staff quest – and bug it out whilst trying to pick it up – it worked in the end though – and I was soooo excited and completely jealous! So I am going to try and find some way to get into FL more regularly now just to get this done and perhaps the achievements for the mount. He kept saying he was going to delete it or trash it, and I may have to kill him for comments like that – I would give my left..well…body part for it!
We had very few wipes overall and seriously some of the DPS these guys can throw out had me in just complete and utter awe! I just felt so completely outclassed! I mean I know my gear isn’t great, but seeing people hitting 800k or more just makes me feel useless at 160k….really useless. I hope that playing with awesome players will help keep me on my toes and wanting to improve my playing as well. I can’t guarantee I will ever be as amazing as those guys – but I will be damned if I am not going to try my hardest!
So here is the gallery of all the shots I got today!
No, I did not get my mount, it was harder than anticipated
We headed in on Sunday evening and we killed everything in heroic mode, but missed the non heroic achievements – not all, but some. I already had most of them done in heroic mode except for Professor Purtricide, but I had to switch to my pally to heal Dreamwalker, thankfully my mage already had her on heroic so no loss for me.
I think the only achievement I got was boatship. But I need to confirm.
However Navimie needed two bosses done in heroic for the mount and we got that done for her :) I was happy. I had been trying to get her into a run for a few weeks.
Anyway, I am going to try and get another 25 man going this weekend if I can to finish it off for those who were there with us, we don’t need heroic though just normal 25 – spankalicious if you ask me.
I have been wanting to get the last couple of my mount achievements done on my mage for quite some time, however very rarely do I actually see an ICC run going ahead.
Last night though, we picked up a couple of friends and trundled off to ICC for some mount hunting!
We did it all in heroic bar the lich king himself, and only because our tank and healer had never been to ICC and I think it is a confusing fight when trying to explain it. We have to go back in again next week for at least 3 guildies to get the rest of their achievements as they were unable to join us last night and to get turned by evil blood sucking vampires :) We may try him on heroic then given they now know it and can understand it.
I was pretty shocked when I died because I did not realise how quickly we would be killing him, the fight seemed (in my memory) to take much longer…clearly at level it did!! eheeh
But it was well worth it for my precious!! I think I took about 20 pictures at every angle! I really want the 25 man version as well and was advised that I am not allowed to organise that ICC run on Wednesday nights..LOL…but I blame certain circumstances like a re-interest in raiding for certain people who shall remain nameless – which I have no control over :p *cough* *cough*
I hoping to get ICC10 done quicker next week because we all remember it now, I would like to get Ulduar done on the same night – get that mount out of the way, although I have only done it on 25 man and that was AGES ago! It might be a struggle.
Happy night though!! Next week more people will have awesome mounts that are across all their toons!! WOOT WOOT!
We also did a PVP match after the raid and I healed on my pally again – I actually didn’t do too badly this time because I had a few minutes to set up my grid…LOL bad mistake though. Somehow I managed to make out of range toons completely disappear off my grid, which is kind of awesome for PVP because I am not even looking at them then, but it makes it hard to tell what is going on, so I have to fix that tonight before we do more
Our guild lost one of our tanks during the week and although not a major issue now given I am quite a capable tank, it has helped make the decision to place DS raiding on the back burner.
Between now and MoP we intend to raid wednesday nights doing older content – ICC 10 and 25 man mount achievements and possibly Ulduar. We also want to try and get some guild runs done like BWD and BoT etc, for the achievements. I wonder if I can convince the guys to do Firelands for some legendaries perhaps???
So although we are not doing DS, we still plan to do things every week. In theory if we can get through ICC and Ulduar in 2 weeks (if we are achievement lucky) it will mean a few people have some damn awesome mounts and we can spend some time in FL getting me my embers – maybe we should do that 25 man for more embers?
For those that read my blog and may be interested in coming along we raid at 7.30 pm Australia Eastern Standard time (AEST) – HORDE. These are runs focused on the mount achievements – so if you are interested please comment here or tweet me. As it stands we will be short about 3 people regularly, possible more on each night for a 10 man group and heaps more for a 25 man group :p
I am pretty sure this coming Wednesday will be ICC – no idea on the size as yet – probably 10 man unless we get an influx of people wanting to do 25 man.
My old guild finally killed Arthas for anyone who is interested
Grats to them!!
I have been keeping in contact with a couple of people from the guild, and I do miss them so much, but I am still very bitter about what happened with it all, so I haven’t really wanted to talk about it all that much.
I’ll be honest I think that is why I quit WoW in the end. I just lost my interest in a game where you can spend so much time looking out for people, motivating, helping, and then get so royally fucked by them….yeah still bitter…
But I am so happy for the guild to have killed the end boss before new content, and they can go into the xpac with a solid team and do some damage in there. I am happy for them!
Just to prove what can happen when I am paying attention and all my cooldowns are used and everything works as intended (ie i dont have to move just after using said cooldowns etc
I have been checking out my Wordoflogs after most fights, and have noticed that my ingame measure (skada) is fucked up, that or maybe I am using it wrong. According to my ingame thing I am sitting on about 4k or less, yet on WOL I am on about 7/8k…so I have no idea where I am actually sitting, however my dps time is low, I have to really work on moving less, instead of having like 80/90 uptime i am on 50-60 – which is shite.
Really have to be watching the movement this week on runs that I get into, I want to show improvement, this is one trial I don’t want to fuck.
I think I am getting along with people in the guild and I am doing as I am told, I am not standing in the fire etc, so all in all I am doing ok i think. I am hoping to get into the ICC 10 man running this week, as that will give me enough badges to get a tier piece…which I can then upgrade with the marks that I have
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 have a feeling this is going to be a semi constant post
We had an interesting night on him tongiht, we have got phase 1 down – and the transition into phase 2 working quite well, we actually even managed phase 2 better than our previous attempts. We were gettingt he first raging spirit down and the second one was just a little slow, however the third one was not dying until after the second Valk almost.
I think people are too far spread out so when defile hits too many are getting caught in it, I also am wondering if the person who gets targetted orginally just keeps running around the other side of the platform from us if that would help them avoid being in it, but i didn’t manage to cop a defile last night at all to test my theory. We were doing rhe valk with 50% success, some we managed to get other we lost, on one Valk there was a defile patch between us and her….
Too many people are getting done by blue balls We are losing people over the edge all the time. Also a couple of attempts when the raging spirit I created turned around and one shotted me, that was pleasant. Then there was the other attempt with the raging spirit did his cone of death and killed me and another clothie, apparently standing to the side only works when the mob is still facing the side heeh
Was funny as hell though, we lost our tank at one point and we couldnt figure out why he was so hard to keep up…yep, helps if you repair your gear so the durability is above 0%!!!!!! LOL….Someone was a little keen
All in all, we had a mixed night, we did really wel on some attempts and really badly on others. We are getting the hang of it, but only raiding 2 hours doesn’t really get you the chance to push it…but I think we may have the second phase worked out very soon, just a little more control instead of insanity and we should be good
On a side note, I know it isn’t the best fight to test it, but I was hitting about 7.5k DPS, which is not huge I admit, but for someone in a mix of 10/25 man gear I reckon it isn’t too shabby I am sure if I was in a 25 man raid that would go up with the extra buffs, however I am impressed that i am doing that much DPS Considering I have put in some real effort to get my toon improved, I think it is really showing now
I am very tempted to try fire considering that is apparently giving arcane a run for its money now….and I love fire I wanna get my DPS up and will keep reading up and finding out what I can do. I
think having changing my specs slightly for the shielding bonus etc will help, I need to get into the habit of reapplying my shields though as most fights with aoe damage will give me a buff of course I have to balance that out with losing mana due to said shield!
So last night was awesome!!
My first night wiping on Lk, I made a fair few mistakes, but I won’t next time because now I get phase1 & 2 a lot more
We are not handling the transition into phase 3 well, but I think that is because of the raging spirits – yes multiple – at the end of phase 2.
Little more work on that annd it might be ok
I love the fight so far, although there is almost too much going on for my liking, but then I would love to stare at LK whilst killing him a’la patchwerk!! Could you imagine?!?!?