Crits First Heroic!

So, this last weekend we got our start on heroics. We had our full regular raid group on Friday, and despite all the excitement of Blizzcon, managed to put in some serious work on Heroic Shannox. We couldn’t quite get him, though, so after awhile we bypassed him and cleared out the other four pre-Domo bosses, vowing to come back Saturday night fresh and ready for a kill. Well, that didn’t quite happen, because our third healer couldn’t make it.  We’re confident enough to 2 heal .. well, the whole darn place now on regular if we need to.  But heroic? Heck, we still 3 heal it in SR, even after 4 kills … and generally not without deaths. So we flipped it  back to normal and breezed up to Rag. Three or four pulls on him and we’ve cleared Firelands for the week.

Now what? We have two hours left. We can’t just quit, even though a few people are chomping at the bit to go watch the Blizzcon closing ceremony and (yuck) the Foo Fighters concert. So we headed out to BoT. We never got a chance to do heroics in the previous tier before Firelands came out, and they haven’t been nerfed. ‘But wait,’ you say, ‘weren’t you not doing heroics because you only had 2 healers?’ Yes, that is correct. So why were we trying this with 2 healers? Um … because we could? And we did, although it wasn’t easy.

Actually, it was downright painful, but it felt darn good to get it down! Maybe next time we should go ahead and try Shannox anyway … if we swapped tanks so I didn’t have to keep up with the Shannox tank as much and could deal with the face rages … I think it might be doable.

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11 Responses to “Crits First Heroic!”

  1. Analogue Says:

    Wait…. wait…. why is LOG alive in that screenshot when half the rest of the raid is dead?

    It felt really good to two-heal all of FL this week. I was proud of our Baleroc kill although I’m sure you whupped me on the meters.

    Can you tank swap on Shannox? Or do you mean “put Rev on Shannox” kind of swapping?

  2. repgrind Says:

    No I mean swap the healer assignments. Maybe have you heal the Shannox tank and have me heal the dog tank.

  3. ReversionLFG Says:

    Hmm that might do it. You have better ‘oh crap’ tools. We might even swap the tanks and heals both. I think I am still slightly less spiky than Log. Me and Log talked about that last time but decided not to.

  4. slice213 Says:

    Its definitely easier for someone with more burst to heal the riplimb tank or those breaking facerage imo.

    And….Log is still alive? wut?

  5. Arvash Says:

    Don’t forget you could always burn down Riplimb if you’re having trouble resetting the Jagged Tear stacks…this will also allow the off-tank to act as an extra dps on Shannox until Riplimb comes back.

  6. Gromitdaddy Says:

    It was a lot of fun to just be trying heroics. Even though I felt totally lost the whole fight. I really didn’t feel that I understood what I was supposed to be doing. Maybe good and kind Addoe will give me some pointers next time. Now of course, what’s going to happen with two lockouts per week… I’d like to stay married :D

  7. Analogue Says:

    I can’t speak for SR but we are not going to be adding any raid nights. It’s not fair to our people. Some are already raiding 4 nights a week. Some have lives and jobs they have to get up to. So, nothing is going to happen.

  8. repgrind Says:

    I would say … nothing. Besides the fact that 40% of the raid is also in SR and thus already raiding 4x a week, our raid has been built on the premise that people have lives outside of raiding and are either unable or unwilling to commit to more than a couple nights a week.

  9. repgrind Says:

    For what you’re supposed to be doing … I’m pretty sure on heroic as melee, all you have to do is beat on Shannox while avoiding traps and staying out of his cleave. We have enough ranged that you shouldn’t have to switch when/if Ado calls for Riplimb to be burned. Rageface is not killed at all, so for melee, heroic should actually be easier than regular since you don’t have to target switch.

  10. Sorak Says:

    ^^ What fatt…..er Kerick said. I should watch what I say on this blog in regards to human males..

  11. Sorak Says:

    whoamikidding? Fat bitches….All human males need to go see Jenny Craig!

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