Running with Zeirah

Yes, the famous one 🙂  I knew her before she became famous, that makes our friendship real right?  HAHAHHA

Zeirah has a blog which is how I met her, when I came back to the game a while ago, we discovered our blog names were soooooo close.  I sent her a message just to let her know because I thought it was cool that someone came up with a very similar blog name, but I was more concerned people would think she was me and I didn’t want her having to put up with that sort of confusion. Getting a reader base is hard enough in such a niche thing without people thinking it was me and not engaging with her.

Suffice it to say we have been friends since 🙂 She is awesome so go past and check out her blog if you haven’t read it!

Due to one of her posts recently where she was lamenting the loss of group content that wasn’t a PUG or LFR, I decided to start trying to wrangle her into our runs.  The first of course being a couple of mythics. I point out again, Michael, was unavailable.  I mean this time the excuse was some sort of dinner for one of their good friends…I mean what is that?!?!?!  How dare they have friends outside of WoW!! It was a perfect opportunity for me to pull Zeirah in with us and have a run around.

We pulled in Matty, poor Orkrist to help us DPS. Motherlode made me laugh so hard. I warned Zeirah that we usually went down the left side of the instance and she stuck left. Pulled mobs from behind houses, pulled mobs to the side, pulled mobs everywhere.  It was hilarious.  She moves a lot as a healer, which is fine except for this instance. She started swearing towards the end of the run when it happened but I almost had tears from laughing so hard. I was calling out for her to move to the left or right to avoid mobs and it was almost always too late….ahahhaha

Matty kept dying because he was standing in stuff, pulling aggro (not deliberately) and just being in the wrong spot at the wrong time.  I would have hated to see his repair bill.  It was such a fun run though.

So much fun we decided to head to Underrot as well – suckers for punishment if you ask me.  At one point we all died except Zeirah who was being attacked by one mob she ran halfway through the instance to meet us coming back in just so we could save her.  Must be great when you are actually a good healer –  to be able to survive when taking damage, unlike some other people attempting to heal.   We pulled so many extra mobs in here as well, the first couple of pulls on the ramps being super bad – but we can only put that down to Drew for a change.  I make sure to get a few food “gg tank” comments in there.  He spent the entire last xpac telling me the same when we wiped….lol

I don’t think we got any great gear but it was fun to just be running around and having a laugh.

Mythics…you confusing little buggers.

I don’t understand our mythic group, we have done so many many mythics and couldn’t complete them within time.  I am talking levels 2 & 3. Some we were so far over we should have just given up and others we missed by minutes only.

We were all starting to get a little disheartened, with the exception of Oui who has been running 6 and 7’s with other people for gear/keys and experience. So after completing a 3 I suggested we try and get a higher key done just to be able to get better loot for the week.  Ben had a 5 Motherlode. I cringed.

But we went and did it for the completion only, I wasn’t worried about the timer, Oui and the others definitely had other ideas. We chained pulled perfectly, we CC’d quickly, we burnt mobs down, skipped a few here and there.

We were controlled, calm and we didn’t die. It was almost a perfect run I would say.  Yup. I am calling it perfect.

We did the 5 in time!!  IN TIME!!!  Ben’s key got upgraded to a 6, Michael advised we were only a couple of minutes short of being able to do a 6 according to his add-on. That is promising.

I remember when the boss died I thought we had failed as it took about 5 seconds for the mythic screen to flash up for me and I was getting worried we had taken too long on the last boss.  HUZZUH!!  We were all pretty rapt with the win! We definitely needed it for morale.

Of course doing one made us all believe we could do more….so….we did. We killed a Motherlode 4, tried a Atal’dazar 5 and we would likely have had that one with a bit more practise. The poison mobs killed us a few times and were the only cause of our deaths but that was a minute of time by itself.  We did have a plan and it worked quite well, we wasted a few minutes trying a new route which will be epic next time we go in as we know which way we have to go now.

We then decided we could do another motherlode, smashed that, then we figured Underrot was possible because we know that place so well.  We had 3 deaths throughout which was nothing, but we were pretty close to the timer on this one.  The room you have to clear around the boss just takes so long even with grouping and chaining.

 

So we need to focus on getting through 5’s – I think that is our current safe ilevel.  I am excited by that. It means we can get a few more pieces and start pushing higher content – we may not meet the timer but if we can finish a 5 in time with time to spare we could in theory finish a 6 or 7 just outside the timer (if we can get a key) every couple of mythics.  That means better gear for higher mythics. o.O I love it!!

I just can’t believe how some mythics can go so pear shaped so quickly!  We have yet to max out our deaths at 53 though – we still hold the record for under Legion. We are mostly hitting mid 20’s for deaths and it is generally a boss mechanic that causes disaster.

Merektha (ToS) is the most difficult so far, it is a guaranteed wipe (if not multiple) on that one and I hate it. Sporecaller Zancha (UR) caused a few issues as well with us not clearing enough of the little mushrooms – none of us realised how deadly they are until we did a run without Ben and his self sacrificing. I think it will be much easier now we know the mechanic better. Unbound Abomination (UR) is a little touch and go as well but we have managed to do it every time.  The only boss I do not want to even attempt in Mythic is The Council of Tribes (KR) but I know we will have to eventually.

What are you guys finding challenging? What’s your highest mythic so far – gimme your tips!!!?