Archive for July, 2010

Maybe I’ll Post or Something

July 30, 2010

Smack dab in the middle of the  busiest season at work, and not much to talk about anyway, but hey … I’m still here so let’s get something up.

Trout complained about not enough naked gnomes or something in my dance parties. Well, these are not naked … heck, they’re not even *really* gnomes … but they’ll have to do.

Yeah, lots of ICC action this week. When isn’t there? We got the frost giant quest this week, I love that one. Karius and Hecate teamed up to fire arcane missiles into him … and give each other diseases.

Lich King attempts went ok. They say we made progress … I wasn’t really feeling it but as long as everyone else feels we got something accomplished, cool.  I died once and tried to get some good screenshots from the floor. Run, Hartbane, Run!

We called it after awhile and started over with Heroic modes again, since we’re only going to get one night on it this week. Those went pretty well … we made huge progress on Saurfang, and I thought we were going to get him but one beast got out of line and it all went to hell. Oh well maybe next time. Hart got his Heroic Lockjaw, so now he can make fun of holy pallies that use Trauma while wielding a weapon of equal item level.

Ok, I have to get to work here. One last thing …. guess who started a blog? If you want Cataclysm beta screenshots, visit Lore over at Lorenthar’s Blog. (nice title, dude)

Heroic Dance Party

July 27, 2010

Our LK attempts this weekend went pretty well, overall. Our first try Saturday night was better than any of our previous attempts had been, and that really set the stage for the evening. True, we had a couple really bad attempts after that, but we were all focused on it and made some good progress. I think our best attempt was around 46% or so. I’m not sure what I hate worse though, val’kyr or defile … I’m leaning towards val’kyr at the moment.

Hart, Grom and Karius doin' the bird

We spent a couple of hours working on LK attempts and then went back to the beginning. Last week we just tore through half the place to get badges. This week, Josh is like “Let me get my Kingslayer and we’ll do some hardmodes.” HELLZ YEAH!

We split the dps on Marrowgar so that half went left and half went right during bone storms. In heroic, he throws out bone spikes the *whole* fight, even during bone storm, so that ensured that there would always be dps near anyone who got spiked. We one-shotted him. And, speaking of val’kyr … mine are gone. I still play with my Nibelung when I go frost spec and blizzard things, but the heroic Frost Needle coupled with the regular Scourgelord’s Baton stashed in my bag was too good to pass up.

Deathwhisper is craaaaaazy…. fun. I get to sheep people .. in 10 man! SQUEEEE. Also, an add comes out of the back of the room in phase two and LD is not tauntable in phase two, plus the mind control continues, so it’s hectic and awesome. It took us two or three tries to get it down, but I loved it.

Lootship is still lootship. The rockets knock you back, oh my I’m so scared. Really, you shouldn’t have been standing in them even in normal mode so .. yeah. Cake.

Remember when Saurfang was hard? Well … welcome back. I can’t find anything that says the beasts have more hitpoints but I could have sworn they had almost double. Can anyone confirm this? They also get a buff called Scent of Blood after a few seconds that reduced everyone’s movement speed and increases the damage they deal. They’re n-a-s-t-y. He also gains  blood power a lot faster. We gave up after four or five attempts and did him normal.

Rotface was .. weird. Putricide throws out a vile gas into the room every so often, so you have to keep at least 3 ranged out, kind of like on Festergut. It doesn’t actually make you puke, but gives you limited control of your character for a few seconds. I actually found being out a bit easier than being right underneath him. I forgot how many tries we needed for this, but I think it was only two or three.

Festergut plus malleable goo. Can you say ‘zomg wtf?’ Now, I had no trouble seeing the neon green circle on the floor that appears where the goo is going to land. But if you’re in melee? Seriously … I don’t think I ever want to try that on heroic on my DK. And it also has a tendency to land right where the person we stack on with the spore for the ranged is standing. Just ugly. We tried a few times and said forget it, do it on regular. If we had an hour to work on it I think we could get it but meh. It was 12:30am and we’d been in ICC for a good 5 hours. We were ready to call it a night.

Shake it baby

Thursday we visit the Lich King again … assuming half our team doesn’t call in ‘sick.’ *mumbles something about disabling the Starcraft servers for a few hours so she can beat on Arthas some more*

Dance Party – Undead Stye

July 22, 2010

A few of my friends from another guild transferred to Horde in the past few days. With the advent of RealID, of course, they’re never that far away. Some of them are even closer than that, though. Apparently old habits die hard, because when they’re in Dalaran, they can usually still be found hanging around the Eventide, as evidenced by last night’s impromptu dance party.

You KNOW I had to break out the Noggenfoggers for this. Hono, you’re looking a little, uh .. tall and skinny there. Forsaken aren’t as good for punting as gnomes. :(

Lore dropped by on his shaman to wave at us. Couldn’t get him to dance though.

Selv, on the other hand, popped right into tree form and twisted the night away.

Murkimus Is Here!

July 21, 2010

I’ve been trying to get a post out all day. It seems as if the full moon has taken effect a few days in advance, however. Crazy is an absolute understatement for the day I’ve had at work. Throw in my cell phone not charging overnight even though it was plugged in, and me forgetting to send myself screenshots for today’s post. So you’ll have to settle for a couple small paragraphs.

In case you couldn’t tell from the title, the Murkimus the Gladiator pets showed up in my mailboxes yesterday when the servers finally came online a few hours late. This is the pet you get from doing the arena tournament. He is amazingly cool, and makes cute little murloc noises when you click on him. Definitely worth the $20 and the six hours or so spent messing around on the tourney realm, making characters and playing matches.

Kerick got the Looking For Multitudes achievement and his Perky Pug last night after ICC, so he got two new pets total yesterday. As far as his ICC went … we downed Putricide! Kinda funny, because Kalyon downed him for the first time last week in this same run.

Ok, I gotta get back to work. I hate summer.


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