2 Manning Naxx

Yeah, I know, there are DKs and shadow priests soloing harder content than this. But we’re not trying to impress anybody, we’re just trying to get some more achievements done!

Arv was missing 3 or 4 achievements from there, and Van had never been there since I created him just prior to the release of Cata, so we rolled up in there planning to get some things accomplished. Arv was a bit worried about whether two of us could handle it, but I was like ‘dude, we’re paladins and it’s Naxx.’ Ok, so I wasn’t completely correct, but we did pretty darn well! Between the two of us, we have all 3 specs covered and have current raid gear for both of our specs. We might not be super at ret, but … meh, two tentacle swords ftw!

Most of spider wing was a romp through the park. Maexxna took a couple of tries. It’s rough if you’re too far apart when someone gets webbed. I blew my LoH on Arv on this attempt and then he went and died on me anyway. Slacker.

Construct was a little more rough. Patchwerk still hits hard. After a couple of attempts Arv offered up some advice for the next pull. (Poor Stunnah, even when he’s not around he gets picked on.)

We solved the damage issue by .. going tank and heals. Heh. Remember when a full raid hit the enrage timer on him? Yeah …

I stayed heals for Grobbulus. It’s not like I could hit him anyway, since I spent the whole fight dropping the disease clouds around the outside edge of the room. Heck, I needed the holy mana pool to keep from going oom with all the cleansing.

Gluth. Um … yeah. I remember kiting zombies on my hunter. I also remember tank swaps because of the healing debuff. We tried to play with the mechanics in mind. We eventually got tired of the long run back and said ‘eff this let’s do it the SR way’ and we both went ret and stood toe to toe with the beast, ignored the zombies, and burned his ass down … brute force ftw!

Thaddius was easy, although Arv really beat the crap out of whichever of the two first guys he was on and I had to play catch up. Then for the boss himself we just each stood on one side of him and didn’t need to swap sides at all. Super easy with only two.

Plague was a walkover. Noth didn’t even get to teleport. Heigan and the safety dance? Yeah … stand on the platform and whack him. No dancing required. We’re melee! We don’t care about the cast time debuff. We *did* have to be careful on Loatheb though. I turned off ret aura and we made sure not to use any AoE, lest we inadvertently kill a spore.

We knew the Military wing would be rough though. We tried the SR method first on Razuvious and .. wow. Just wow. Although I have to admit, I did kinda enjoy seeing Arv get one-shotted. We eventually managed to both control an understudy with a crystal and somehow we still got him down even after those all died. Gothik we both stayed on live side and went to town with divine storms and holy wraths when the gate opened. Good times. I mean really, is there anything, ANYTHING, more fun than a couple of paladins tearing through a mass of undead? We called it at that point, mostly because it was late. We went back the next night and tried the Four Horsemen, and got that one once we talked Slice into coming on his druid and healing us. We killed Sapphiron as well, but KT still stands. Those ice blocks are hell. We had one great attempt where I was the last one standing and had KT plus two adds that I was trying to kite around. I almost got him but … bleh. It was late at night then, too, and I just wasn’t sharp enough to get it done. Fun times though!

In other news, I downloaded Mumble last night, got it set up, and hopped on to chat with Pie and my new guildies. I even met the GM. New Arelin is level 10 and on the Fleet, with his shiny new Juggernaut advanced class and a full set of crew skills. Original Arelin has artifice … I went with synthweaving this time. Oh! And good news! There was a Tauntaun Ram waiting for me in the mail when I logged on last night. So they DO follow you from server to server. Sure, he’ll still never have the Crimson or Pale Raklings, but … it’s ok. He’s going to have guildies! He’s already done something the first Arelin never did … he has social points. LOL! This lovely Miraluka warrior invited him to a group just as he was ready for the rite of blood. So they did that together and then she asked if I wanted to stay grouped, so we also did all of the quests (including the two heroics) inside the tomb of Tulak Hord together. Maybe tonight I’ll try to find someone to run Black Talon with me instead of going straight to Dromund Kaas.

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18 Responses to “2 Manning Naxx”

  1. koalabear21 Says:

    Wait, wait, wait!

    You got SLICE to come into NAXX and heal you?!?!?!

    Screenshots or it didn’t happen.

  2. repgrind Says:

    Um … I don’t have screenshots from that with me.

    If you look at Melonslice’s raid progress on the armory though, he shows one Four Horsemen kill and one Sapphiron kill, that’s proof!

  3. forthepie Says:

    I can run you through BT, on my Sorc so it doesn’t totally kill your xp, or I guess I could go naked SW, if you prefer. But not tonight, tonight is KP raid…and I need the Columi commendations, because I needs a new helm.

  4. forthepie Says:

    Or, you can wait, and I can figure out if I want to go SW Twi’lek or not, and I can spacebar through everything on Korriban. 2 tanks and 2 dps, what could go wrong? I’ll get Zed to make us awesomesauce med packs.

  5. repgrind Says:

    Meh. Or I can go stand around the BT entrance. Nine times out of ten there is either someone else at level looking to run it, or a higher level who is willing to drag a noob along because they’re bored or farming companion affection. Then I can make progress and lurk on Mumble while you raid all at the same time. ^.^

  6. forthepie Says:

    I won’t say that Mumble is less crazy during a raid. On pulls we become less vocal, at times–especially boss pulls. But the group is not afraid to act up, which is fun. Oh and don’t be surprised to hear the old Onyxia soundboard being quoted.

  7. khizzara Says:

    You have Mumble now? Excellent! You can join us sometimes when you’re playing the toons in our guild. 😀

  8. repgrind Says:

    Yes! I left push to talk enabled though. You really don’t need to hear my dog go off when the squirrels run across the roof. >.<

  9. khizzara Says:

    Haha! I use push-to-talk so that people don’t hear me swearing at the game. >.>

  10. slice213 Says:

    is mumble better then vent?

  11. forthepie Says:

    I know it’s cheaper, the guild officers have said. I am not sure if better or worse…It does have an overlay if you start it before TOR or WOW, or other games, you can see who is talking, etc. At it’s heart it’s still VOIP.. It claims to be low latency.

  12. repgrind Says:

    I’ve heard that it is. I haven’t used it enough yet to have an informed opinion on it. It does have a couple of features that are really cool. If I log into it before I log into the game, it has an overlay of who is in the channel so I can see who is keying up and speaking. VERY handy when you’re the new person in there and don’t know who anyone is yet. Wouldn’t matter in SR, I hear all your voices in my nightmares anyway.

  13. koalabear21 Says:

    That’s because you love us

  14. repgrind Says:

    Yes, I love you all, the same way that Arv loves Animated Bone Warriors.

  15. koalabear21 Says:

    Yeah I’m feeling the love!

  16. khizzara Says:

    A lot of people really like Mumble better than Vent, and a few people absolutely despise Mumble. I like the features of Mumble, especially how it automatically sets the volume of people so they don’t blow your eardrums out. I also find the sound quality to be generally better than Vent. However, Mumble doesn’t work as well with some people’s computers, and sometimes it will just randomly make people’s voices go all electronic and they have to re-start Mumble to fix the issue. The Mumble servers are also cheaper, which is primarily why our guild switched.

  17. Navimie Says:

    Hey grats! And OMG poor Fayle, you guys actually WRITE Fayle for fail. Hang on, that isn’t his name is it… /facepalm silly me!

  18. repgrind Says:

    No, it’s Cayle … although he did rename his rogue Fayle after he transferred her back to Horde. Making fun of him is the glue that holds this guild together! (He is also the GM lol)

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