Van Meets Nef

So Van made his raiding debut last night. BUT … first things first. When I logged on, I brought up the LFD as I always do to see if Call to Arms is up for healers. Woot! It is! So I queue … Throne of Tides. Absolutely pro tauradin with like 175k health with kings. The dps DK hadn’t done the instance before, but did a good job of staying out of bad and interrupting. The hunter trapped. The lock gave me DI. We skipped the faceless ones hallway and Erunak, but that’s ok. Quick, smooth, easy run. Maybe I should run solo more often instead of with SR. :P  Anyway … my satchel contained 95 gold and a deviate hatchling, so I wasn’t disappointed. (The entire list of my satchel contents can be viewed from the link titled ‘Healer Call to Arms Loot’ on the sidebar)

After that, I popped into my lolret gear and did my dailies. Last day of Sen’jin, achievements and title earned, mount purchased.

Finally, it is raid time. It took a little prodding and some waiting on people who couldn’t make the exact starting time, but we were hell bent on having a raid happen this week … especially after the announcement of the nerfings the T11 content will be undergoing in the next patch. The tone for the evening was set when we were summoned to the BWD balcony and there is Zerlegen dancing in his pimp outfit. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any screenshots, but I know Lyssi did, so expect to see that later this week on her blog. (Now you’re stuck, woman, you have to post! bwahahah) Naturally, Arv had to upstage him.  There’s a reason we always say that Arv has the best toys … because it’s true! Ana … gaze on this pose of Arvash Awesomeness and tell me again how ugly the Horde is …

Alright … down to business. We pull the sentries before Omnitron. A few seconds in and Cayle is already ‘Salv me please’ …

‘Dang, you forgot to remind me to make that macro!’

So while we’re sitting down to our feast, I’m busy making my @Cayle macro. It got plenty of use throughout the night. I made one for Zug too, but never used it … I think Arv pretty much takes care of him. So I guess I get to be Cayle’s personal Salv slave. I’m beginning to see why he agreed to let me change roles. >.<  I must admit though, I get a little smile of satisfaction every time I cast it and see my addon send a whisper to confirm that it was successfully cast. At least I felt somewhat useful … I’m not entirely sure my numbers for the night were much to write home about, given the state of my gear.

Omnitron goes down pretty easily and drops my boots! The ones that Kerick held out for so long to get. Seriously, if something was going to drop for me, that was the best slot to get, because it was the one slot that was still iLevel 333. (Ack, I forgot to reforge those suckers before I logged off. Remind me to do that before raid! Mastery … YUCK). Magmaw, same thing.  Actually, we got the Parasite Evening achievement on him. Somewhere along the line Zarm comments about how much easier healing is now that they’re not carrying Sorak. It was probably aimed more at picking on Sorak than complimenting me, but I chose to take it as some of both anyway. Maloriak was pretty smooth, and then we went to Chimaeron.

Up to here, everything was more or less business as usual for me … I stood in the same places Kerick stands and healed pretty much the same assigned targets. Now we’re standing before Chim and Slice is passing out orders .. Van heal group 2. Waitwut?? I always heal the tanks. Joo be confusin me mon. But I’m the new one here, and I’m taking the place of a shaman. So I get a group. Cayle moves himself into my group after a couple of wipes. I’m like ‘what is this, a test to see if I’ll actually heal you?’ Ok, maybe it had more to do with my position being closer to where he was standing so he wouldn’t be out of range of his healer, but it’s more fun to make it a personal challenge. I was really getting the hang of the group healing role, so much so that I was in a zone and still healing when I looked up and the boss was at 17% and had already phased over a bit ago. Oops! (Ana, any time you want to actually try swapping assignments with me on Chim, you’re welcome to give it a go!) So … it was pretty ugly, actually … when he turned on me and I bubbled it was me and a hunter … or maybe both hunters. Not actually sure. I just know I bubble tanked him long enough for him to drop at the exact same time he dropped me.

Atramedes is a repeat of the first few  bosses … maybe we wiped once, actually, but he was downed in short order. So now we’re going to Nef. Now, we had planned on hitting Nef a week ago, so I had read the strat and watched videos. BUT … at that time, I was expecting to be tanking. So I’ll admit to being slightly intimidated here. I’d never pulled Nef on any toon yet. After a couple of pulls though, I’m whispering Arv … ‘dude, I am SO glad I’m not tanking this crap.’ I found a good place to stand to not be in Ony’s tail swipe or get in her electrocute … most of the time anyway. I sort of learned how to get on the pillars fast, although I need more practice at it. THE WORST part of the fight for me is when Nef chooses my pillar for his shadowbolt barrage. OMFG SO MUCH DAMAGE /cry

We got him to phase 3 a couple times and got some good learning in on it. Tonight the plan is to hit Conclave of Wind for the first time ever, and then go back to Nef. With this group, I doubt Conclave will take much time to learn.

Al’Akir, otoh, usually ends with this view … not that it’s a bad one but ….

(cloud pic taken by Kerick a couple weeks ago)

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24 Responses to “Van Meets Nef”

  1. slice Says:

    of course the most important part of this post….Belf awesomeness.

    We have Arv is the buff here and the soon to be on Lyss’ blog…Zerl pimp outfit.

    SR- “We haz the Belfs!” With the occasional non elf…./stare Zug and Zarm

  2. Analogue Says:

    But Belfs can’t be druids and you can’t raid without druids so Horde raids have to be uglier. You weirdos don’t even have any druid tanks do you? How does one raid without a bear bouncing around?

  3. repgrind Says:

    Well … Arv has an ogre disguise he puts on sometimes and bounces around in that …

    Also … Zarm isn’t ugly. He’s actually pretty sexy in his mangown.

  4. koalabear21 Says:

    8/10 belf raid = win IMO

    Last night was super smooth until chim, which in reality is rather odd. we haven’t had issue with him in so long. I blame me not getting healed /stares at OOM priest.

    I think we would’ve gotten Nef last night if we had more time. We had phase 1 down, phase 2 was moving smooth as buttah and phase 3 was working well.

    I’ll remind you to reforge if you remind me to switch my glyphs back. :)

  5. repgrind Says:

    Well … I don’t have a lot of experience on Chim. Kerick has only killed him 4 times. (Times tanking him don’t count.) So part of it was me getting used to a different assignment.

    Oh yeah, I should swap out a glyph for Nef as well.

    The only problem with the 8/10 belfs is … who do we sacrifice now? I mean, Sorak was such an easy choice, but letting Cayle die isn’t quite the same… plus I’ve sort of made it my personal mission to keep him alive.
    We need Vysh to show up!

  6. Arvash Says:

    I’m too sexy for this plate, too sexy for this plate…..

  7. repgrind Says:

    Arv honey .. you have a fishing hat on in the armory. I hope you weren’t fayle last night. LOL

  8. Arvash Says:

    Nah, I use that to prospect ore faster or it could be that Blizz is nerfing me….. I think it’s a bug or else I should have had a lot less health than Lion last night

  9. repgrind Says:

    Oook. How exactly does a fishing hat let you prospect ore faster? Mine just lets me put a lure on my pole.

    You weren’t squishy, but I never bothered to look at your health pools. I was too busy making sure Fayle changed out of his tank pants.

  10. Gromdred Says:

    Congrats yet once again!
    I could always transfer Myste over so you’d have someone to let die ;)
    And just to cover the rest of the week…
    Grats! Grats! Grats! Grats! Grats! Grats! And grats! Whew. That should cover it maybe just.

  11. repgrind Says:

    LOL Grom. You’re so silly. :P

    Myste would be cool. Right now, Lyssi gets ALL the cloth caster gear. She needs some competition. Maere might be even better. If Vysh doesn’t show, we have no heroism* … but whoever you want is cool. We just need enough of a roster to have 10 people on at raid time! Silly real life keeping people away …

    *I’ll roll belfs till the cows come home, but I refuse to call it bloodlust

  12. koalabear21 Says:

    Gear competition is fine. The only thing you have to remember is the legendary is MINE!

    ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *cough*

    ahem

    mine
    :D

  13. Gromdred Says:

    Of course though, it IS a pvp server thus guaranteeing (sp?) that the gankfest will descend so hard and fast that I will probably stop playing within minutes, never to return. Wish i go horde as a gnome so nobody would ever be able to see me…

  14. koalabear21 Says:

    We do have goblins . . .

  15. repgrind Says:

    You could go … blech … goblin. heyyy then we’d have a sacrifice victim!

    As far as the PvP server aspect goes .. you’ve seen how many times I’ve been ganked, right? Like, maybe three times EVAR? It’s just not that big a deal.

    AND we have hawt belfs in plate to back you up if you run into trouble. And Zug. Everyone should fear Zug.

  16. koalabear21 Says:

    As we have said before, world Pvp doesn’t really happen all that much. It seems to be a hit or miss kind of thing.

  17. Gromdred Says:

    And of course, let’s not forget that i really don’t know how to play either of them at this point. Still new to priesting, and all i know at this point with mages is arcane

  18. repgrind Says:

    Arcane is good again after they buffed it … at least that’s what I’ve been told. Lore is working on his mage again.

  19. Gromdred Says:

    Eeewwww!!! At least gnomes are cute when flying through the air after being punted

  20. koalabear21 Says:

    Female goblins are cute!

  21. repgrind Says:

    I love the sound male goblins make when they die.

  22. ReversionLFG Says:

    Heh, yeah. The first time I killed a male Goblin in a BG I was like ‘Woah!What was that?’

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