I am back at karate on Wednesday nights now so I cannot attend the Wednesday night raids. So I can only hope, in my selfish boomy heart they actually get boss kills on a Friday night instead.
Sort of like last week 🙂
I was told on Wednesday they tried a few new things for strats on Zek’voz which seemed to help the raid get to phase 3 consistently so I was hopeful we would be close on Friday. I was actually not going to be able to make Friday as I had friends coming round on Saturday and I needed to clean the house and make food. But you know…raid comes first. So I ended up jumping in.
I jumped in to find we were doing normals because we didn’t have enough heals, I immediately thought I should message Zeirah again. It was Friday night, we are all introverts – maybe she would be home bored and interested in a solid night of progression wiping? Thankfully she was. I asked in raid if she came would we be doing heroic instead and the consensus was yes.
Zeirah killed us a couple of times, which she will likely never hear the end of now because it was hilarious and my guild like to hold onto things for tormenting people with later. We gathered quite a collection of bones because she copped an eye beam and was about to run out when Jason called for Tranq and as she was trying to run away and use push-to-talk to say she would do it in a second and we all blew up. It was pretty funny.
We got the boss, repeatedly to 1%. And even 2 times we got him to 0%. ZERO %! You read that right.
If you can’t see his HP it is 168k in this picture. So close to death – I am surprised his tentacles are still attached.
This one shows 386k. I mean…so hard to watch when you have so many people technically alive just not on our side. You think you can still do it until everyone starts reminding the chat channel they are mind controlled. So painful to watch.
We had so many attempts with him under 5% it was just a matter of time. Chris was repeatedly telling us to just CC the first 2 mind controlled people so we could all just focus our DPS on the boss during Lust and I have to say that was what ultimately did it for us. KILLSIES!!!
I was pretty ecstatic to be there for this kill. It has taken quite a while to get (comparatively) so everyone will be happy he is dead. I am not sure he will be so difficult in the future as we have a system now which seems to work and having figured out phase 3 now we will be ok in future I think.
Check out the playlist on youtube for our kill videos which is linked in the right sidebar, we have a couple up there from different perspectives.
On a more personal note my ilevel is now 358 and I can see definite improvement in my DPS levels now. I am sometimes getting close to Nelly in numbers and that means I am doing mostly the right thing. I don’t have enough haste as yet and I still have some pretty bad pieces of gear, but all in all I am pretty happy with the level I am at. I wish professions this expac were better (specifically Alchemy) so I could have all the flasks/potions I need for raiding, but I just don’t have the money to pay thousands of dollars for one flask or a couple of potions.