Guilds first raid last night

So, I meant to post earlier but didn’t have a chance.  We managed to get a guild group going in – ie 8 members of the same guild.

The reason this happened was because I got chatting to a lovely pally, who had a warrior tank he was going to bring.  he asked his GL and decided to join our guild to help us out. I am not sure how long he will be with us, but his thoughtfulness and aid have given us a massive leg up in the guild achievements.  Reyspada – you are a legend and thank you so much for what you have done.  Also Serpentine and their GL Giga, you are awesome for letting us borrow Reyspada.

We had a couple of wipes on Ultrax, just silly things really people not watching things properly, then we got stumped by Spine.  We kept getting close, but not enough you know.

All in all though, we smashed through everything, and for a guild that has never run together, with a tank (me) that was less than perfect and mildly geared but surpassed by Reyspada, we did very well.

The healing was amazing.  Simply amazing.  I have no idea if any of my ex-guildies read this blog, but I was always dying on my pally.  Keeping me alive was a very hard thing to do.  However last night, the healers kept me going without me being worried more than once or twice.  They were generally because of my errors as well.  This gives me hope.

We had a fantastic Shammy in the run Tauper, he was funny and was top DPS all night.  Another awesome pug which I was happy to have found.  He has been added to the friends list as well.  I am a little concerned about the stories he was telling us – crocs in tool box etc….very disturbing.  But it was enjoyable.

We were really hoping we would get through DS last night, but unfortunately people were losing focus by Spine I think and we had random issues of people not running into the hole etc.

Considering it was our first run together, I think it was quite good.  We are going to try and get another run in this week to clear it out. A complete clear would be nice, but this way we can start working on heroics next week for the first couple of bosses and recruit for that. It makes us slightly more appealing as a guild than just new. I hope.

But – the most exciting thing – I didn’t call stuff out.  Very occasionally.  I wanted to make sure people were doing shit without me needing to coddle them, it was a relief to just be watching my shit and not thinking that others needed the help.

The guildies we have picked up seem to be very nice and I have to admit quite funny.  I think we will all get along well providing we can push content. No resting on our laurels!!

Sorry for the long post!

 

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My cup runneth over!

I cannot express how happy I am right now 🙂  It has been an absolutley epic day!!  EPIC!!!

It started off with Molten Core rep farming and DING!

MC was my first ever raid, and I never ran it enough to get exalted back in vanilla – only honoured,  it has taken me years to get it done.  I really wanted it to be completed before MoP – I just had to find the time to do it!  Next is BT which I only have to clear 5 times.

I also found fantastic transmog robes – I love them!!  I have since discovered finding things to match it will be a problem. I will persevere though, there has to be some sort of outfit I can make with them.

The image doesnt really show the lovely leaves around the back and gorgeous detail.  I really love them though!!  So I am on a mission now!!

I then did LFR on my druid and scored my tier leggings, which gives me a set of 4 now.  I am so wrapped as that was the last piece I was chasing 🙂 I will continue to gear her up with VP gear and LFR stuff, but I can do 10 mans on her now as she s above the 385 ilevel that a lot of people ask for.

Anyway after a few false starts for DS pugs, we just always had a couple short that we couldn’t find, and so would wait around 40 minutes then disband. So after some more waiting around, I found  a group made up of people from he previous pug I had run which was a success.

That is Deathwing – DEAD!!!!!  After all the horrific PUGS in the last few weeks I never thought it would happen.  We would get so close and then just not go anywhere.

I also got the 25,000 Valor Point achievement as well but my screenshotter didn’t get it.  I thought it was kind of cool that I scored that achievement with the DW one.

Then I had an epic roll of 98 to win the Staff 🙂

So after all that excitement I decided to log off and just bask in the fantastic day I just had!  I am content now, I have killed DW on 10man, I just have to get Rags down and I will be completely up to date and ready for MoP 🙂  I can just focus on chasing the achievements I want to!!

Meltdown

I had a minor meltdown last night, sucks to be a girl sometimes, anyway – i declined to raid as I just couldn’t handle my own lack of brain power last night, let alone dealing with 9 other people. 

The guild got to Zon’ozz and couldn’t get passed him without me 🙂  Well I like to think it was me.  Only because I bounce the ball and have done since we started learning the fight – being that I have cauterize as a fire mage it helps that I can take a hit 🙂  I would like to try it as frost as well because I have my ice shield.  I tend to do most of the running with maybe one of the healers coming with me, so the damage can get quite high.

So I jumped online for him and Hagara – said basically nothing and just ensured they got through it because I would hate to think that me not raiding prevented them from getting through bosses.  To be honest I am glad I did because our pally tank finally got gloves – something he has been waiting ages for and keeps missing out on.

We are hoping to have the full team on Sunday so perhaps we can actually kill Warmaster this week and move past the block of the attendance boss.  Killing a new boss may give us a chance to recruit some more as well, propel us forward a little. We may even find spine dies quickly – fingers crossed 🙂

Oh what a night!

I am reminded that I did not post about our raid on Sunday….omg…it was well worth a mention to 🙂

We have lost a healer and a tank somewhere to the maelstrom.  So we need to recruit – anyway with only 9 available raiders online we decide to at least start DS – we 9 manned Morchok and 2 healed him. 

We then trundle off to Warlord – 9 manning does not work with 2 healing simply because of the ball debuff.  4 people cannot handle the damage in our raid group.  So we switched a DPS to a healer which makes it slightly more manageable. Slightly!

Another DPS turns up online, YAY – so we grab them in and set off again for an attempt, which we balls up (excuse the pun) and then one of our other DPS dc’s…..so we wait around a few minutes.  With the thunderstorms and rain in Australia at the moment we figure he will be back….after 15 minutes we decide that he is not going to be returning….

I then decide to come up with a crazy crazy idea to just bring in one of the level 85’s in the guild to just be a soaker as our dps is good enough to kill the boss, but not our stamina…we could 9 man the rest of this wing.

So that’s what we did.  Poor druid!  he did very well for hardly any explanation of the fight and told to just stay on the marked toon and run like mad when advised. 

We did 9 man Skittles boss before we got the druid in, and we almost did better than when we have a full raid team 😀

So now, we have to recruit more people again.  Just two people, one healer and one dps…someone who doesn’t mind wiping or doesn’t mind just having a laugh and isn’t progression focused….that last bit is the killer….

All in all we had a good raid night I think – I mean, 9 manning 2 bosses 🙂  Sweet!!  and 9.5 manning the other 2 was awesome 🙂

What a weekend :D

So my pally is now on Nagrand, hordeside, my mage will be there next week, and I am going to move my warrior to Amanthul so I can keep in contact with friends, however having said that this real-ID thing is pretty good in that I can still chat with everyone, but I would like to have a toon on the server so I can run with them in things etc if the opportunity arises occasionally 🙂

I went to Ulduar last night and did some of the achievements for the drake, got Razorscale, Ignis and XT…FL we only did 2 of the defenses, we gave 4 a few good attempts, but people just kept dying too early….and he has BUCKETLOADS of health…so I might try and continue with that achievement, but will take a fair bit of effort I think.

I am still trying to decide if I want to start up my own guild again or just join another one…so for the minute all my toons are in bank guilds and I just pug things, making friends and getting my name out there.  I need to get back into research mode to correct a few bits and pieces…

Speaking of which I changed to fire spec…yeah full TOTW/fire 🙂  It is nice to be back but I am so out oif practice I am missing cooldowns and everything….it’s quite nasty, but I am sure after a few weeks I will get back into the swing of it.

Also spent most of the weekend playing with my UI – can I just say – I HATE doing it!! All the prepackaged UI’s are either so over the top you can’t see what is happening in the fight o rso minimalistic I can’t see everything I want to see….I found the most sexy looking UI but I can’t figure out how to toggle some of the options like recount etc….

I also can’t find my old UI that I used to use – it was called Bati’s – and yes I can find that – but it isn’t the same anymore, it is all weird and different to what i used to use….so I am sad about that as well 😦

I will keep looking for my perfect UI, and trying to construct it in the meantime…I am not happy that reflux does not seem to be working for me either, it isn’t saving the set up anymore for some reason no matter how many times I do the commands…so that is also annoying me!!

Anyway, that’s enough from me!!  Time to do some work!!

Dirty Dirty Kingslayers

Last night was raid night, second for me and first for hubby.  We went into ICC 25 man, did professor putricide on hard mode, and yep, it’s bloody hard, however we got him to approx 43% so it was almost there, we ended up just doing him in normal mode.  Hubby was doing some decent DPS for someone with apparently such bad gear, I just sucked – I could not get it happening last night. Was one of those nights that nothing I was doing was working.  I was always in the wrong spot and having to move etc, so I was basically sitting on like 5k dps most of the night, I mean it went up – I saw myself hitting 10k at one point, was just deflating.

But hey I am getting higher DPS than I ever did, so it is good.  They are an oddball bunch of people to be honest, but so far they have been nice to the newbies, vicious on vents occasionally and a bit of a laugh, all in all what I expected from a guild knocking off progression like this.

Anyway I was pushing through the pain, was not going to let that get me down, and we went and killed Arthas 😀  yup, I saw him die!!  I feel dirty however that I wasn’t with my old guild to do it.  I wish there was some way I could transplant the kill into their heads for them to understand it isn’t hard once you can see it in action…

So I am now Kingslayer!!

I think ICC is fast becoming one of my favourite instances, I enjoy a fair few of the fights in there and killing Arthas does feel very epic 🙂

That is not what I expected :)

So, to cut a long story short,  I got into a raiding guild on Caelestrasz….back to the fail server, but with a guild that has me as nervous as a school girl behind the bleachers….do they even have bleachers anymore?..more to the point do school girls even get nervous anymore ?? Especially since they are out there having babies at 10 and 11, they are barely school girls…

Anyway I digress.  So i moved my mage last night and whispered an officer, the last time I even dreamt of whisping anyone in this guild I was probably actually dreaming… Continue reading

Sindragosa killed

I missed the raid last night due to some personal stuff going on, however I note that the guild got her down last night on their second attempt.

Enough people obviously were paying attention and not getting drawn into the pretty lights on their bars to make sure they moved.

They went and played on the LK as well and go him to 68% apparently, so not too shabby for a few attempts on the big baddy.

I am so happy and annoyed at the same time 😀 I am happy for us that we are not 11/12 in ICC and sooooo pissed I missed it….ARGGGH!!! Typical farking guild, they always kill bosses when I am not in the raid….it’s like they do it to spite me I swear!!! eheheheh

There will always be next week 🙂 maybe…..

Grats!! Pretty exciting to be almost at the end – then perhaps we can do some heroic modes etc…but have to kill sindy and the LK a couple more times I reckon 😀

Trying, really trying my patience

Tonight was a great run.

We went into ICC and cleared 9 bosses in one night…all one shot – except for princes, we are not sure what happened, but the hunter tank dropped before you could blink, we think it may have been a flaming ball of death!

It was a very good run, most of the gear was taken as offset for people which is a great sign we may finally be hitting the upper ends of gear in 10 man ICC.  That, and the same pieces are always dropping and therefore not actually being taken.

I equipped my wand from Blood Queen (last week, I forgot to put it on) and I also got my exalted ring, which I need to whack a gem into…might go haste I think!

We are going back in to do the Queen again and then get Sindragosa down, yes she will go down this week – if not tomorrow.

Tonight, however a serious of events set me off mentally, that by the end of the raid, I was fucking angry, so much so, I barely spoke on vents and as soon as the raid was called I jumped off vents and offline with not a word.  Had I not done this I am pretty sure when I had opened my mouth to say goodbye I would have said something very regrettable.

As it is I am likely to want to make snarky comments to the guild about a few things for the next couple of weeks and am just going to have to curb that want.

To be honest I am not entirely sure why I got so annoyed, but I think it has something to do with people not wanting to try anything out of the realms of normality.  If it hasn’t been done before, we can pretty much rest assured that like fuck anyone in my guild will want to try it.  God forbid we do something DIFFERENT – never mind that I have attempted this exact thing previously and it served its purpose nicely, in the end we never needed to actually implement it officially, due to changes in roster.

I think after re-reading that paragraph, what annoys me is that it shifts from what the guild needs or things that may make the guild improve, to what is not beneficial for the individual. 

I want nothing more than to run as frost,  but from a DPS perspective, they are pretty bad in a raiding environment,  so I stick to arcane and may even try fire as my hit is so over the top now as to pull it off.   That’s beside the point,  what I think about is the guild, and if the idea will help the guild surely some support from someone to even attempt it would be better than flat out refusal and mockery?  I am sure (let’s try and think positive hey) that my guildies were not deliberating trying to make me feel awful and like a fucking idiot for suggesting we TRY something 🙂  I am sure.

Anyway it doesn’t matter,  I told all the people having a go to just forget about it, we would just do whatever was easiest for people to deal with.  Some times you just have to shut up, smile and nod your head. 

The other things that got on my goat will have to be addressed in some form in the next couple of weeks, but for the minute I can’t be bothered even thinking about it, just gets me worked up again and I would rather not if I am going to raid tonight.

Enough of that, I am over it now….nice to vent sometimes – just get things off my chest and hence why I blog really 🙂

Blood Queen killed

It’s amazing what can happen with a little focus and effort 🙂  We had never seen blood queen before, but I was adamant on the train home tonight, that we could kill her tonight.

And so we did!

Our first attempt we got her to 20% – sheer lukc I think, then we just kept dying at about the 50% mark, just silly things really, lack of communication etc….we had one attempt where she was at 1% – SO of COURSE we decided to go again….and we got her…..was a little messy, but in all honesty I think that is a messy fight by nature that people get Mind controlled etc.

But my guys did realy well, they all listened they paid attention, they suggested things quickly and briefly and we spanked her!

Wednesday we shoudl be able to clear the usuals suspetcs then perhaps spend Thursday getting Sidnragosa down, as I honestly believe we are pretty darn close to getting her done….

We are 10/12 of ICC ! I am excited!  I may see the lich king dead in a couple of weeks!

More firsts for my magey :D

Last night in ICC I got to see Dreamwalker, Professor and blood princes all killed for the first time.

Aside from a little issues on Professor as one of our tanks learnt how to drive the Abom (we normally have a dps do it), it was a good night, was a little messy in some spots, but to be honest we have only recently managed to start actually killing the bosses and So far – Professor sucks the life out of me…he is the most HORRIBLE fight I have ever seen!!

I cannot really express how much I hate it.

I love the blood prices fight – that is one of my favourites i think.  Sindragosa is also shaping up to be a fav, we tried that a couple of times last night as well, and I got made into a tomb at one point – I was excited by that. When I was in the tomb I couldn’t scroll my camera out to watch everything else going on , it was like I was actually in the tomb….WAS SUPER!!  LOL  Yes ok stupid I know but I get little joys like that almost every time I raid 🙂

It was a mail drop night last night with most pieces being sharded 😦 but that is a good sign I guess.

All in all was a good night I think, with some real evidence that our current raiding team is the fucking shit. We may not spend all that much time actually raiding, but OMG we do a good job with the small time we do have.

Blood Princes !!! 9/12 now :D

Can you believe it!!  We are now 9/12 now!!

Only a couple more to go and We will be seeing the Lich King!!!

From the info I was given the guildies spent about 3 hours learning the fight and getting them to 4% on their last shot the other night, so they went back in and ONE SHOT THEM!!  They also 2 shot Professor only having killed him last week for the first time.

So in true fashion they always manage to repeat the kill once it has been done…just getting to that first one is sometimes painful.

I am so very proud of them and I am sad that I missed all the first kills!!  But at least they are doing it, that is the main thing.

Not sure they even need me now they are kicking butt!!  LOL  they may decide I am not good enough anymore!!  ROFLMAO!  (I Laugh because I know I will suck when i get back!)

Anyway!! GOOO GUILDIES!!!!!  Cheer Cheer cheer!!!

8/12 ICC – Putricide dead!

My guildies finally killed Professor putricide last night! YAY!! Can’t really explain how excited I am for them!

This is a very good thing – a major boost for their morale I would say! They were getting closer every week, just lacking some DPS in most cases, but they were getting consistent 15% last week, then the last few nights on him was 4%, then 3% then 2% and well you get the picture, close every time just no cheddar.

I would ask them for a blow by blow event description, but honestly they suck at describing it and I really want videos of these things! I might start getting them to video the damn things. I know I am going to video any boss fights from now on, once I get my new pc and all should be a cakewalk for it to handle the pressure 😀

I just really wish I was there, seeing new kills is all I live for, I really enjoy the fact that it takes a few shots to kill new bosses, it would be over too quickly if we walked in and walked out. The excitement builds every week as you get closer and closer to the kill 😀 (starting to sound like an orgasm doesn’t it?!?! LOL)

Anyway I am very proud of them, this has been a long hard road and hopefully will life out guild position a little bit and raise our profile somewhat for the 25 mans they are going to try and start running, it will be a very good boost to be able to say we are 8/12 in ICC 🙂

7/12 ICC

We got Dreamwalker down!!

Well up….

Either way, we are now 7/12 ICC and chugging along, it is taking us a little longer than expetced to get to it, but we are getting there. Professor is still a pain, but we are managing to get through the other bosses 😀

Apparently there was some trouble on rotface this week, but, they did get him in the end, people were just not paying attention and then like some weird freak show, the next attempt was a perfect execution….go figure 🙂

I haven’t been online at all this week, have to admit, housework is so much easier to get done when you are not a raiding addict 🙂 LOL Our house has never been so clean before….LOL