Since my sweetie Slice is in town the weekend went over somewhat differently.
Originally his flight was supposed to land in San Diego around 10:15 am. Due to this I was planning on finishing the cleaning in my apartment on Friday night. I am a lazy, procrastinating slob. It happens. Friday night around 7 pm my time (10 pm his) we find out his flight has been moved to leaving at 11 am his time (instead of 7 am), this puts him landing here around 2:30 pm. Plenty of time for me to finish up some stuff first thing in the morning on Saturday.
Thanks to the lovely airline system, he did not get a flight out on Saturday, instead he got to go back home and fly out at 7 am on Sunday. Losing an entire day. :(
This meant that he no longer had to bring his laptop to raid on Saturday night.
About an hour before raid time rolls around I put a call into him to make sure he is awake (he didn’t get much sleep the night before) and I get his voicemail. Hmm ok no biggie. I leave him a message and start looking at what I had for our follow up raid.
I had me on my druid, Slice healing on his pally, Doz on his DK tank, Soth’s pally tank, Zari’s shadow priest, Anna’s hunter, the pug mage, the pug druid and that was it. D’oh! I was missing my two melee dps, Zug and Del on their rogue and pally.
What I really needed was some heavy hitting dps power to make up for the lower dps brought by the boomkin and Del.
I was REALLY hoping for a shammy.
While I was waiting for raid time I was killing time chatting with a friend (Salisbury) from another guild. His guild Taem Dylsexia is in a co-op with SR on 25 man raids. They also tend to look to each other first before finding pugs. Salisbury had a dps DK he could bring in and possibly another dps from his guild. I wasn’t sure how his dps was on his DK since I had only run with his boomkin, but Sal is a pretty decent player and a nice guy so I was happy to have him.
This still left me one short, but I was hoping that Del or Zug would still show up so I didn’t want to attempt to find a pug.
Now about 45 mins had passed. It was now about 30 mins until raid time starts. Still no word from Slice. I tried his phone again, got voicemail. I sent him a text telling him to get online.
A few people had gotten online (the pugs were both there, eager to raid) but since I hadn’t heard from a few people I was starting to panic. I kept bugging the people who I could reach (sorry Soth & Zari!) and generally fretting to Sal, who btw took the brunt of my spazzing. Thanks again for that! :D
Raid time was set for 7:15 pm server. At 7 pm I had 4 people online. Myself, Sal and the 2 pugs. 7:10 saw Soth come online. 7:15 saw Doz and Anna. Zari didn’t show up until 7:25 (the time he said that people would actually come online).
Still no Slice.
At this point I am calling him over and over again. Still thinking that he is passed out asleep and hoping that the constant ringing would wake him up.
I am still missing a dps. Soth was hoping I could find another tank just so he could dps on his pally and give us the dps boost we needed. That was not meant to be. Sal was able to get us a mage from his guild since I had put the pug druid as heals.
Just as all out panic started with me, Sorak comes online. I think I actually shouted yes over vent. I can’t remember. I immediately whisper him “I need you! Can you raid on Sorak?” He replies yes he can but only has an hour. I squeed and invited him. Gave him the vent info and he logs in. The first thing he says is “Ok so what am I doing now?” :D Gotta love Sorak. Just says yes without knowing what he is getting into. ^_^
I put him as dps and we headed into ICC. We had to clear out the trash again before we started on the Professor and it was a definite change from the previous week. We only wiped once on trash instead of three times. >.>
We got up to the professor, got buffed up and one shot him.
It was messy. The other druid healer (yes we two healed it with two druids) died so I brezzed him. Then I died and he brezzed me. Sorak died early on and anhked. I think we had one or two other deaths at the end (if that, I honestly cannot remember) but we managed to pull it off. It was a good feeling.
Off to the blood wing!
Still no Slice btw.
We get going on trash. Sorak had already switched to heals and we had the healing set up for the fight. As we are clearing out trash, guess who logs in?
Brat boy himself.
Turns out he was not sleeping, he was playing Magic. Him and Del were obviously of the same mindset for the weekend.
This worked out for the best. Sorak was able to stay for a bit longer and then Slice could come in and take over healing.
We get through the trash (seriously hate that trash) and I explain the fight. I think this was my quickest fight explanation to date.
But we 1 shot it.
We had a disco ball drop and a few people get thrown around the room from shock vortexes, but we held it together and managed to kill them. I think a few people died right as the prince did. It was pretty awesome.
Onward to BQL!!!
I was talking with Andrew yesterday at lunch about how I think some people just cannot understand a fight until they see it. He feels it is more that people don’t believe the fight will have that particular mechanic until they die from it.
I think we are both right.
Whichever one you believe proved to be true on the BQL fight. We had issues with biting and people not being 10 FUCKING YARDS APART DURING BLOODBOLT WHIRL.
We ran back after the wipe and Sal had to go afk. After about 5 mins after the break time was ended, we decided to boot him from the raid for the fight, bring Slice in to heal and have Sorak dps. We were really short on time and we couldn’t wait for him to get back because we didn’t know when that would be. Sorak had like 10 mins left so we had to haul ass.
Plus we REALLY needed his dps for the fight.
Again the fight was messy, but we managed to pull it off with 10 seconds left on the enrage timer.
Yeah it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay close.
We said goodbye to Sorak, brought Sal back in and headed to the frost wing.
But not without having Anna’s pet aggro all the mobs down the path we didn’t take up to BQL.
Yeah that was a fun wipe >.>
We took down the badge boss and explained VDW.
I put Slice and the druid in the portals. I was out healing the raid.
This fight did not go well.
I don’t know if it was not having enough dps or just not having enough “smart” dps. The dragon was at 72% and we were only a few mins into the fight. Mobs weren’t going down fast enough. As a druid I cannot dispell magic debuffs. The abombs and the worms both put up a nasty debuff. Almost everyone was getting those debuffs. Blazing skeletons were staying up far too long. Suppressors weren’t being burned down. The frost bolts weren’t getting interrupted.
It was pretty bad.
As we were coming back in from the wipe I get told that the pug mage and Sal have to go. I did a quick ready check to see if people were done or if we should beg people to come in and help us finish VDW. I had 2 people mark that they were done so I called it.
All things considered, it really was not that bad of a run.
I was sad that the wand I want from BP dropped and of course I was on my druid. :(
The one thing I need from 10 man ICC on Lyssi and it drops when I am on Tattia.
Since Slice was due in the next morning I called it quits early and went back to finishing up the last few things I was going to do that night in cleaning my apartment.
Sunday I was up early to finish cleaning and to get stuff ready for Slice. According to the airport website his flight had landed at 10:30 am, only he hadn’t texted me to let me know he had landed. To be safe I left for the airport (it is like 10 mins away) only to get stuck in traffic. By the time he was outside waiting for me I was still a few miles away from the airport. Ugh stupid Sunday drivers.
We head back to the apartment to pick up Kate and Andrew so that we could head out to lunch at Phil’s BBQ. The best BBQ in San Diego. Om nom nom nom! The place opens at 11, since Slice’s flight was late, we didn’t get there until 12. Since it was lunch time, it was packed.
Now just to fill you in a bit, Phils is ALWAYS packed. The average wait time to get inside to order is about 30 mins. That is just to get inside. The service is pretty quick to get your food, it is just waiting for a seat that takes forever.
We got there at 12, left at 1:30.
We went back to the apartment. Slice took a nap and Kate and I went to get our toes done.
My nails are a bright pink btw :D
We had tickets to Avenue Q at the civic theater downtown so we went out to that with Kate & Andrew. The boys got dressed up some and I will say that both of them looked very nice.
Kate was of course smokin hot.
I have pretty pink toes :D
The show was fantastic and we celebrated with Albertacos and Yogurtland which just made everyone happy.
Slice is in town until early Sunday morning so I am not sure how much I will get online. Probably not much, but you never know. He didn’t bring his laptop so I don’t forsee any playing online unless he takes a nap or something. My boss isn’t busy this week (probably because I am only here today and tomorrow) so he shouldn’t be in the office much tomorrow. I am hoping to be able to knock out another post. Right now I have no clue what it would be about, but hey I am sure I could think of something.
I was hoping to beat out Del and his 1976 word post, but I am not quite sure how I could drag this out.
Ohhhh I know!!!
Kate showed me videos of baby koalas last night! They are the absolutely cutest things ever! Wednesday we are going to the San Diego Zoo where they have a nice sized koala exhibit. I keep hoping that one day they will make it to where visitors would get a chance to actually hold the koalas, but alas that is meant to be.
If anyone knows how I could end up holding a koala please let me know. I would be eager to find out.
BTW Del I beat you. :D