Archive for January, 2012

2 in 1

January 30, 2012

A very, VERY satisfying raid week in Crits.  We’d been working hard on Warmaster Blackhorn and finally put it all together and got the kill.

Yes, he dropped the shield and Kerick had no one to roll against. Van cried a little but he’ll get over it.

Kerick cried more than a little when he realized that downing lootship meant he finally had to face Searing Plasma. Hate! Rage! Do Not Want! Amazingly enough, it took all of … 3 pulls?

As you can see from all of the people who are 0k in my healbot frames, it wasn’t pretty. Not pretty at all. But we beat it … and before the 5% nerf goes in tomorrow!

This was all Friday night, so we had all night Saturday to work on Madness. We had a good night and worked together very well. We got the mechanics down, but just don’t quite have the dps yet. But hey, we got there! We got to see it and throw ourselves at it BEFORE it got nerfed. I’m quite happy with where we are.

I still miss Sorak though.


Hide Your Children

January 26, 2012

As promised, I have something .. different .. for you today. I wonder if I should tag this NSFW …

The other night in raid, Fayle commented again how he never sees his sword proc so I said I could fix that for him. So here, exposed in front of the entire intarwebs, is Fayle’s worm.

Don’t like that one? Here, have another.

Buncha pervs.

Wrath Dungeon Elders Pt. 2

January 25, 2012

And now for the boring conclusion of yesterday’s post. :p

Yes, I made a conscious effort last night to remember to use my Angry Man. Unfortunately, I concentrated so hard on Moorabi that I was too slow on the interrupt. Oops.

Either Brann is wimpier than I remember or I completely missed a mob .. or two, or four .. because the little bitch went and got himself killed. It’s hard to pick up lots of adds when you can’t really use consecration (it’s got a long cooldown and takes half your mana as ret) and you can’t throw your shield. So I have holy wrath every 15 seconds and divine storm, which is also a bit of a mana hog. It’s doable but I need more practice at picking up adds in that spec … I could do it with my eyes closed on my DKs! I said fuck it and hearthed out after he was dead.

The guide I was using had two sections, one for Northrend which mentioned the dungeons in it, and one for the dungeon dudes separately. Well, I was going by the Northrend section and it had left out Utgarde Keep, so I had to go BACK to the Fjord to get that one.

Yay. Two paladins down, one to go. And now Van only has one more holiday to do to get his Violet Proto and Master Flight.

I called it after getting that last elder and didn’t bother to finish UK. Hope that didn’t bore you too much. I promise to have something special for you tomorrow!

Wrath Dungeon Elders

January 24, 2012

I love Mondays after I get off work. I swing by Moe’s and get a big fat burrito to bring home, and then I have the evening free to catch CtA bags or work on achievements.  I had left Van halfway through the Kalimdor elders yesterday, so I sent him out to do those … and of course, dig up the arch sites along the way. That actually didn’t take very long, and then he was ready to move on to Northrend. There are quite a few elders in the dungeons out there, so it wasn’t going to be as simple as ‘fly here, click dude, fly to next one.’ Also, since Van had been leveled in Cata, he had only done the Wrath content on regular as he was leveling. I looked at his achievement list and he had only done one heroic… from the time that Cayle took him to get his bronze drake. So I figured, hell, while I’m getting these elders, I might as well go in on heroic and get some cheeves.

I started in Nexus, and since the elder is over by the crystal giant guy, I ran it counter-clockwise like we used to do back on Earthen Ring. I figured I’d get the elder first, that way if heroic proved to be too much of a challenge, I could just leave after that. Well, apparently my ret skills have improved since I was in here getting a winter hat during Winter Veil, because I remember it being harder than it was last night.

I missed Split Personality but it should be easy enough to get. I just managed to knock off one of them right before the other did a time stop. Oops.

Was that always here? I don’t remember it.

Keri was a pushover, thanks to my ability to remove movement impairing debuffs from myself. On to AZN!

I first tried Watch Him Die by just bum rushing him and throwing everything at him. I came close. On subsequent tries, I worked on killing the little dudes before pulling the boss, but it was apparent that I would be web wrapped and killed before I could accomplish that. In retrospect, I should have just tried bum rushing him again and tried to eke out even more dps. I always forget about my Guardian. It might have been enough to push him over. Oh well. I also didn’t get Hadronox Denied and I’m not sure why, because I was certain I pulled her fast enough.

Remember when that achievement was one of the most difficult ones to get?

UP. Svala is a … well, there doesn’t appear to be a way to even defeat her when you get chained. I’m sure there probably is but I wasn’t up for researching methods. So I skipped her, and skipped past the trophy room as well since I didn’t need it. I can come back later with a helper.

Yeah! I showed Skadi who’s the boss, and nabbed both achievements off of him. No drake though, of course.

Yeah, missing the achievement for heroic since I skipped bosses. Sigh.

End the night laying some smackdown on some trolls in DTK? You betcha.

I wasn’t sure I could do Novos because I didn’t know what the Crystal Handlers would do when he summoned them. As it turns out, they just come strolling on up the stairs to greet you, so it was easysauce.

Dred, on the other hand … maybe if I was holy I could do it. But the multiple bleeds from pulling all the small raptors with him and especially the Grievous Bite that causes you to bleed until fully healed were too much to handle at once. I came back and of course the little ones stay dead so I just killed him without the cheeve.

There, that should fulfill my quota of screenshots for the week, eh? I still have to do elders in Gundrak and Halls of OmgBrannHurryTheFuckUp, so there will be more coming. 😉