DS raiding Hiatus

Our guild lost one of our tanks during the week and although not a major issue now given I am quite a capable tank, it has helped make the decision to place DS raiding on the back burner.

Between now and MoP we intend to raid wednesday nights doing older content – ICC 10 and 25 man mount achievements and possibly Ulduar.  We also want to try and get some guild runs done like BWD and BoT etc, for the achievements.  I wonder if I can convince the guys to do Firelands for some legendaries perhaps???

So although we are not doing DS, we still plan to do things every week.  In theory if we can get through ICC and Ulduar in 2 weeks (if we are achievement lucky) it will mean a few people have some damn awesome mounts and we can spend some time in FL getting me my embers – maybe we should do that 25 man for more embers?

For those that read my blog and may be interested in coming along we raid at 7.30 pm Australia Eastern Standard time (AEST) – HORDE.  These are runs focused on the mount achievements – so if you are interested please comment here or tweet me.  As it stands we will be short about 3 people regularly, possible more on each night for a 10 man group and heaps more for a 25 man group :p

I am pretty sure this coming Wednesday will be ICC  – no idea on the size as yet – probably 10 man unless we get an influx of people wanting to do 25 man.

9 Manning BWD and sitting out

I got sat out of our raid on Sunday night ( I was not happy about it at the time because I  was sat out for other people that have erratic raid attendance and are not full raider status and I had hoped we would kill Shannax; I would have liked to be there for a first kill – but then don’t we all want to be there for first kills?) they spent all night wiping on Shannax (Evil YAY!!) and I don’t really know if they got close or not to killing him.

I am very quickly getting over a couple of people in the guild treating (or assuming) hubby and myself as if we have never played WoW before. There are constant comments being made about us not being long time players and not having worked for things before, or not being in the guild before other people.  My response is to just remind them in a friendly way that I created the guild they are now all in…so basically – they can go and shove it 🙂  Just because we took 6 months break doesn’t mean we weren’t around before hand, I do like to just show them my Kingslayer achievement was received last year – it shuts them up a little 🙂

Anyway, last night we were short and so decided (insanely perhaps) to go and do BWD…one of our healers pipes up and says “We 9 maning?” to which the RL responds – yeah why not…??  heheeh And you know…we actually didn’t do badly at all!

We had another new tank – so had a couple of wipes due to general learning – which was nothing to stress about.  But the 4 DPs we had last night were kicking arse.  Enh Shammy, SP, DK and myself. Generally all sitting anywhere between 13-20k depending on fights.  We managed to only get 3 bosses done but it was impressive.  The Healer who piped up at the start; after our second boss was quite impressed that we could prove him wrong and get through it without the 10th person 😀

I was in a grumpy mood from work, so wasn’t really saying much, but it was a very good run even with the wipes.   I was impressed with my DPS in some places and not so impressed at other times…but I wasn’t really focused and on top of my game.  I am not used to having to mana manage for the longer fights..maybe they weren’t all that longer but they certainly felt it.  I was definitely struggling in some of them to maintain a good phase switch system…I was blowing cool downs early, not using them properly and basically just making a mess of it all… 😦

All in all…I had fun.

Video: Magmaw

I have finally figured out youtube (no more muting!!) and so will be uploading the videos I am making for our guild kills.  These are not Strat videos – so please do not treat them as such.  Just a little fun for our guild.

I hope you enjoy  – feedback is welcome!

As a point to note – I am generally running around like a monkey as I have seen these fights a grand total of 3 times, and these videos were taken on my second sighting 🙂  I am not so useless now!

I really suck at kiting…

I think hubby and/or I managed to cause both bad and good in raid last night…..someone was asked to sit out and he was not impressed; his dad was going to sit out so he could come in, however the gm/rl basically told everyone that people needed to rotate and he needed to just accept that.

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