As the title implies, we downed Alysrazor last night. We killed Shannox and Beth’tilac first, then skipped straight over to her. Unfortunately, Sorak’s ISP decided to be disagreeable last night, so there are no logs. /sadpanda … I am addicted to my logs now, man! Oh well. He still managed to play … from his laptop on wireless or something. Not optimal but oh well.
These first two pics are from one of our wipes. We made it through a full cycle, then lost a couple people right before it went back to phase 1, so the wipe was called. Well hell, if we’re wiping and there are feathers lying there, I’m gonna check out this whole flying thing!
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And yes, I was meleeing her like a good little pally. What?
Oh hai little hatchlings. You look small from the air.
The kill itself was all kinds of messy. Oh, we made it through the first cycle nice and clean. Then in the second phase 1, Slice managed to get himself killed somehow. I curse the lack of logs! DPS were busy interrupting/killing adds, and Zarm was too busy tanking, so it took a little while to get a brez out … meaning for a good 15 seconds, I was solo healing ALL THE THINGS. I had to run to the middle to reach Zarm, and throw a LoH on Arv when the hatchlings decided that was a good time to tantrum and … well, all I can say is, being able to cast on the move is OP.
Then in the second tornado phase Cayle is running near me and all of a sudden I hear the belf death cry. I guess that non-optimal setup caught up with him. Slice is all like ‘Don’t worry about it, keep going’. We make it through the rest of that cycle fine, and we’ve got her down low when it goes back to phase 1 for the third time. I don’t really know what happened then, and Arv is probably happy there are no logs to show, because I think he stood in fire or something … whatever it was, he went down quick. I picked up his hatchling and got it imprinted on me, then bubble tanked it and spam healed myself for as long as I could … this whole time Pix is up in the air slamming Pyroblasts up the bird’s rear. A couple more people fell after I did, but …
Yeah. Whew! Glad that one’s over. We almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there. Hopefully our next kill is cleaner at the end but hey … we did it. AND we successfully two healed it with disc priest/holy pally, which means we got SR to STACK correctly for Barrier and Holy Radiance TWICE in one fight. Now if we can just get Cayle to spec unholy for tonight’s Staghelm kill … we may have used up our weekly allotment of miracles though.
Mug shot L to R: Zarm, Liyhe, Adoe, Cayle on the ground doing his impression of himself tanking floor during the fight, Vanicus, Pix, Lyssianna, Zerlegen and his pet Adoe (lol), Arvash in his uglyboots. Vyshus is around somewhere but he wouldn’t hold still. I think he had too many energy drinks.
After that we had lots of time left, so we went and killed Baleroc and Rhyolith. Now, you guys know what a pita Rhyolith has been. We have had nights in both raid groups where we did nothing but wipe 20+ times on him. Well, as I was running back from one of the Alysrazor wipes, Analogue whispered me telling me about the hotfix that had gone through on Rhyolith yesterday. OMG. We one shot him, no problem, it was so easy. He dropped this mage sword … Volcanospike. Slice was saying my name before I’d even looked at the loot. All of our other casters already have staffs. In fact, we’ve had so many drop, that most of them have one for offspec too. Yes, it has hit and it’s BoE. I looked at it carefully and weighed the options before equipping it. Yes, I have a mage that just dinged 85 … no, he doesn’t deserve it. Besides which, it was looted to me for Van to use. If I wasn’t going to equip it, I would give it back to the guild. I looked at the stats …
Yeah, too big of an upgrade to pass on in hopes of getting the mace off Rag soon. I’m sure he’s going to be a jerk and not drop it, just like Beth is doing with my shield. She dropped TWO staffs last night, can you believe? /sigh
I messaged a friend who also plays a holy pally, showing off my new toy.
Him: That’s a mage sword.
Me: I know, but no one else needed it and it’s a huge upgrade.
Him: The crafted mace is better.
Me: How so? (I’m thinking to myself … wait, doesn’t that thing have mastery?)
He links it to me.
Me: Yeah, mastery. Yuck!
Him: Don’t tell me you’re a haste stacker.
So some good-natured ribbing and defending of positions ensued. Both specs are viable, depending on your group makeup, usual healing assignment, and personal playstyle preference. It’s pretty neat actually, that there are some options. But other than a couple of fights, I’m rarely just healing the tanks. I love the haste to spread holy lights across the raid. MOAR HASTE NOM NOM NOM. So yeah, I still want Rag’s sexy mace … but this is too many stats to pass up until then.
Plus, I think my friend is just jealous because Van is so sexy. 😉
Ok, except for the boots. *sigh* Please, Staghelm, drop boots tonight PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE. /beg