Plus Some Mounts and Pets
After banging our heads on Baleroc the last couple of weeks, this week we decided that since logs show most guilds killing Rhyolith next after they’ve downed Shannox, that we should work on him instead. I was happy about it, I needed a break from Bale. It sounded easy. It’s not. I don’t really know what our problem is, besides there just being zomg adds everywhere. Throw in the random factor of active volcano placement and there are suddenly so many ways it can all go to hell. We don’t have adds beating on people much; with two hunters to MD and Arv’s many AoE threat abilities, they stick to him pretty good. But they aren’t dying fast enough and neither is the boss. We did have at least one DPS who was having computer issues on the fight. On heroic, we’ve just barely got the dps even when everyone is able to fully contribute. Part of this, I’m sure, is because we’re 3 healing it, but we tried 2 and unless the stars align perfectly, the damage is just too much for us right now.
So with a couple of hours left of raid time for the week, we flipped it back to normal so we could move on. No problem easy peasy. Same thing on Alysrazor, we sent extra dps up and shaved some time off our record. Arv got new shoulders! Now he matches again. Too bad he won’t hide the silly helm, but he says he’s keeping it showing as long as he has to wear a dress. lol.
So, at Baleroc we flipped it back to heroic. After all, we’d worked on it a lot and we had more than enough raid time left. It took us …. four pulls. /facepalm
As you can see, we still just barely made it, as he is 2 seconds into his enrage .. which is why Arv is dead. He must have died just a split second before I hit the screenshot button .. you can see the (- Devotion Aura) scrolling up my screen still. This is with 1 tank, 2 heals, 7 dps … so yeah. Our dps seems positively godly on normal … on heroic we are squeaking past by the skin of our teeth.
Totally psyched to get him down though. 2/7 heroic! I know, I know .. nerfed heroics blah blah blah but you know what? I don’t care. We are here, we are doing it, and it is current content. We’re pretty damn happy and proud of how we are progressing.
Oh yeah and we totally one shot Rag, too. On farm, bitches!
So last year, 4 of my 5 Alliance toons got the Reins of the Headless Horseman. Now we are 2 days into Hallow’s End, right? The first day, 4 of them got the pet and one of them got the mount even though he already had it. My Horde toons? Some masks. Last night, log on and the first one that does it (my warrior Sanbec) is the one that doesn’t have one.
Yeah so … besides rings and swords and helms, my Alliance toons all have the best part already and sort of don’t even *need* to queue anymore.
My Horde toons? Well … my hunter got the sword. That’s it. Van better get a damn mount .. I’m still miffed that he didn’t get a Frigid Frostling at Midsummer OR a Brewfest mount. My Alliance toons got Brewfest mounts. Is Blizz trying to tell me something here?
And the Pet
So after the weekend of huntering and messing around with my Skoll named after Arv’s hunter, and naming my blue dog from Boring Tundra after Arv, I decided I needed to tame something special for the sole purpose of naming it Arvash. But what? It had to be perfect. So I was mining in Tanaris on my DK on Kargath the other day and ran across these …
Alright people, I *know* what kind of comments you are capable of. Get to it. 😉
Oh Arv, Stunnah said to tell you that the facial features are a very good resemblance. Um … just how long of a walk is he gonna have from the stadium?