Well, hello there tail-end of Summer. We are kicking your ass.
It was a good weekend for WWAB. It didn’t start out terribly auspiciously as we beat our heads against Sindy for most of Friday night to no avail. After our very close attempts the previous week, it was horrible to never see anything better than 13% before another wipe.
Wipe. Wipe. Wipe.
OMG USE SOME AWARENESS AND STOP ENTOMBING EACH OTHER!
Wipe. Wipe. Wipe.
But we are nothing if not stubborn, so we headed back in on Saturday night. The group was a bit different and we thought we might as well give it a few more goes before backtracking to the blood quarter, which we hadn’t even bothered to touch in our eagerness to get Sindy down.
And then the magic happened. We got into the rhythm and no one died to some act of stupid. Our healadins were cheating in the way they do with their bacon hax and there was nothing but clear, concise communication about who needed to do what.
I swore in shock.
Only some leather stuff dropped – with only the one leather-wearer in there who only wanted the offspec gear.
After screenshots, which I failed to get edited and on a flash drive for being at work, we moved on and downed the Twilight Sparkle Party, but that wasn’t without some truly stupid mistakes. Then we went and looked at BQL – whereupon we all sort of shuffled around a bit and had to admit that none of us really remembered a whole lot about this fight since we’d only done it the one night and hadn’t ever bothered to come and do it again because, y’know, Dreamwalker and Sindy needed to live and die respectively.
It was late at that point, so we put in a few refresher tries, did not down her and called it a night. Next week we’ll get her and take our first look at Lichy Poo.
Then we might be lucky to pull raids together for a few weeks, so well played, tail-end of Summer. You may have the last laugh after all.
Now that we’re 11/12
It feels odd to type that. With this expansion clearly on its last legs, we are finally at a point where we’ll get to do what we’ve all been wanting to do ever since Northrend was fresh and new: look at – and attempt to kill – the Lich King. And only now are we starting to get a second ICC group going for those people we’ve acquired or who have finally leveled to 80 - only now are we really starting to take our own alts in for fun and profit.
Last night and tonight will be the first time we’ve ever seriously taken that second group in with the intent to do more than the first four bosses. In fact, we got through Festergut last night with a minimum of fuss and a few attempts on Rotface that didn’t go so well. There’s a number of people just learning to manage those oozes and the rest of us are somewhat lost in trying to do a new role.
I do not make a good disc priest. At all. But I do not have any geared DPS classes other than my main, which is rather pathetic given that I have seven 80′s.
Anyway, I thought it was a good start and am hoping that tonight’s continuation will see some more progress. It’s exciting to be getting back to a point where there’s more people interested in raiding and I think that excitement could carry us through the rest of Wrath and put us in a good position for Cata.
Random Lowbie Update
I’ve been playing the warrior and hunter quite a bit recently. The hunter is nearly 69 and will be headed to Northrend with At’s warrior. Meanwhile, my warrior is 74 and has been tanking instances for At’s warlock about every other day. I am feeling much more comfortable with my warrior and have been playing her enough that when I was obliged to tank a heroic for the guild on my paladin I was in a state of dire confusion, wondering where my charge and shield slam and thunderclap had gotten to.
I’m still in shock over the stray thought that I liked the warrior better than the paladin. That is not anything I ever saw coming and will likely not end up being true in the long run. But between the two, I am getting used to being in the thick of things and might someday have the confidence that I can perform well enough in any role to get by and be an asset instead of just an asshat.
Hope everyone out there had a good weekend, whether they were in or out of Azeroth!