Oh man, busy busy weekend. Since Nite has come back online we have been trying to do more heroics because we have a tank! Woot woot!! And of course there was much rejoicing.
Thursday night started it off. I had put on the calendar that we were going to do WG then Vault. I got 2 sign ups other than me. When I logged in a new guildie was asking about the run and wanted to come, so she became introduced to our calendar. Turns out she is a very well geared holy priest. Hell I didn’t even know we had her available. Go us! The several of us that were online decided to do the daily (Nexus) twice since we all had 2 80s. She came along and healed for us. I got to go as druid dps, go me! >.< Vel ended up tanking on his druid, Andrew came on his rogue and we pugged a newbie DK. Cake, no biggie. For the 2nd run we had a dilemma. There were no tanks. I was going on my warlock, Andrew was on his warlock, Vel was on his shammy and Heleva was all set to heal on her priest. Our new guildie said she had a level 80 DK who could attempt to tank. She warned us that she didn’t have any tanking gear outside of a pair of boots, but if we were willing she was willing to give it a shot.
It was so much fun!
Vel switched back from elemental to resto and we decided to 2 heal it. I brought out my VW to help with the tanking duties. Andrew managed to die on his warlock on some trash I believe. Other than that, we lived. I used the VW to off tank some adds and we slowed on our dpsing. Vel and Heleva just overhealed the hell out of us. All of us kept saying how much fun we were having and how much of a challenge (in a good was) this run was. As I sit here typing I have a smile on my face remembering the fun.
Friday Nite was around and we knocked out HoL and ToC. Have I mentioned how I hate healing ToC? Cause I really fucking hate healing ToC. I hate it on heroic and I hate it on regular. It sucks soooooo bad.
Saturday was the Ulduar continuation raid. We had 80% of the people from the last run. We walked in, I gave strats for IC and we took them down in one shot :D. FINALLY! I’d like to think that the nature resist totem helped big time. My suggestion btw. Two shammies and I had to suggest it >.<
We then made our way to Freya and her oodles of trash. After some miscommunication from the bear OT turned MT when the MT switched to his shammy and we brought in Dily’s lesser geared pally tank, and a wipe on the first trash pull, we managed to clear out the place. It was cool being able to use my CC ability. I learned something new too. Apparently I can rebanish something and it removes the banish on the mob. I never use the spell. I had to go find it for the trash fights. Fun times. I was so proud of myself. I had the mob I was CCing on my focus bar, gave the proper calls out. Yeah I did my job right! 😀 I will say though, we had 2 druids in the party, and neither of them could put that damn dragon to sleep. WTH?
Everyone I have talked to said they hate Freya’s fight. I fricken loved it. There was so much you have to remember, and the waves being random was awesome. It was a very creative fight and I just had a blast. Yes we wiped over and over and over again, to where we had 10 mins left on her trash respawn when we finally got her down. But we managed to take her down. Then got the hell out of dodge before her trash respawned.
Despite our tanks not having any frost resist gear, we went ahead and decided to attempt Hodir. Yeah I can’t understand it either. Those snakes in the ice tunnel suck, but they sure do make for pretty dps numbers. 😀 Seed of Corruption FTMFW! 😀 Hodir was another interesting fight. I was so confused in it though. I think I would prefer to heal it in the future. Seemed like it might be easier. I don’t think we even got him to 50%. Oh well, we will get him eventually. Our pally tank was already talking about getting some frost resist gear made.
After we decided to call it (it was like 1:30 in the morning for the east coasters) the night owls and west coasters decided to knock out the tourney dailies and the heroic daily. Fun times were had by all.
Sunday, the day that I am still pissed about.
So I wake up on Sunday planning to play for like an hour or so, then start my laundry and house cleaning. I’m logged in for like 20 mins and I beg Andrew to run me through Ramps on my mage for a quest she needs. He had just bought Dragon Age and was about to log to go play it. As we are making our way there (I ALWAYS get lost trying to find the entrance to ramps) a call goes out in the guild for an imprompto Naxx run. Because heaven forbid we do Onyxia like I had on the calendar. Can you see my eyes rolling through the screen? Because they are really making a circut. I said no, I was doing ramps. Andrew said no at first, but then his need to play his lesser geared warlock won out. He said he would go if they still needed him when we were done.
Fast forward like 15 mins. They still haven’t started. There were 2 other guildies online besides me who weren’t in the raid. I asked if they were good to go and the RL said “we need another healer, we can’t go until we get one.” So, thinking it would be like 2 wings then I could bail, I said “Ok I’ll heal you.” Famous last words. This was around 1:30 pm. What I thought would be a 2 maybe 3 wing clear turned out to be a FULL FUCKING CLEAR. This was not a group of over geared players running it for shits, giggles and badges. Around 1/3 of the raid was still getting gear from bosses. Several people got a ton of upgrades. That didn’t phase the RL, he just kept going. People died, and while I was trying to rez, he was pulling the next group. Now this is our normal pally tank. He knows this isn’t a geared group. So I don’t know where he was coming from, but damn dude. I didn’t ask to be an assistant to the raid, I didn’t even ask to be master looter. He asked me if I wanted to ML since I normally am for the raids. I said sure. We started getting to bosses and he was all for jumping in with no explainations, despite several people asking for one. Then he started giving the strats for 25 man. Yeah not a good idea for 10 man. So me and a couple others jumped in and corrected him. For the rest of the run I would preface each boss fight with “Do you want to explain the fight or would you like me to?” It was about 50/50 from him on his answers. I wasn’t trying to take over his raid, and I tried to stay quiet, but damn I am just not a quiet person. If you are doing it wrong I will tell you.
Since we started Ulduar I have been for all intents and purposes, raid leading and I love it. There is a part of me that just likes to be in charge. I am a control freak, I will be the first to tell you that. When I am not the leader I have to be careful that I am not unconciously trying to take over the raid. I am really bad about that. I think that is what ended up happening during the Naxx run. I just somehow took over. I don’t know if it was because he really didn’t want to be leading the raid or if it was something else. I just know he was decidedly pissy with me by the middle of the run.
Well whatever, I was pissy because no one told me this was a full Naxx clear or that I would be spending 7 FUCKING HOURS in this instance. The longest breaks we took were like 5-10 mins for a bio. Which I was doing, so I didn’t have time to cook food, let alone get any of my chores done. Needless to say, when we finally got to Sapp I was livid. Then we wiped on KT because people wouldn’t stay out of the 10 yard range. I was not a happy camper when we finally killed him.
I then logged for like an hour. Took a hot bath, got something to eat, then logged back in to do tourney dailies.
I am not looking forward to Naxx again on Thursday. >.<