Posts Tagged ‘Fayle Tanks the Floor’

Turtle Soup

May 9, 2013

A couple of small changes, and we got Tortos worked out. No, those changes did not include the Special Tricks used by the holy pally in Leit’s raid. They were more along the lines of having the melee spread out for the falling crap and having someone other than Adoe kick the turtles so he could concentrate solely on burning them down.


You may notice that I am missing a food buff in that shot. Yeah, I managed to die halfway through the fight. It was almost like Zarm was anticipating it, though, because I swear the brez hit my screen before my body hit the floor. We recovered, obviously … although a later bubble saved me from a second death. You can see I still have the debuff from it.


Left to right: Fat panda Wok, fat panda Sorak, that’s our cool new rogue Psynite in front of him, Arvash, Zugzuug, Adoe, Liyhe, Shadeey, and Zarm. Wait, who am I missing? Oh. Yeah. Vanicus. You know which one I am by now, right? I’m between Zug and Adoe. /facepalm

We did pulls on Megeara and it went pretty well. We were getting to the sixth head and then losing a tank, usually when a healer had Cinders and had to move. Once we get that worked out and refine the cooldown rotation, she should go down too.

The Tranquil Master

March 21, 2013

Chalk up another server first for SR as we went in last night and cleanly put down the Sha of Fear (lol) on our second attempt.


As usual, Arv has a better writeup already posted, so go over there and check that out, too. 🙂


Left to right: Zarm kitty, Wok, Lyssianna, Liyhe, Vanicus, Shadeey, Arvash, Zugzuug, Sorak, and Adoe.

Don’t ask me about Horridon, just … don’t.

So Long Tsulong

February 13, 2013

Not a great shot but oh well. With our full team in place and having studied healing strategies and tips beforehand, we went in prepared to either defeat or save Tsulong. It took a fair number of pulls, but we eventually got it all put together and fine-tuned … enough so that we healed him to full with some time to spare.


I have mixed feeling about these types of fights. On the one hand, it forces me out of my comfort zone and makes me think about how I am using my spells and how I can get more throughput out of them. I tend to lean heavily towards the efficiency side of things … I use the smallest thing that will cover the damage taken, and don’t always heal people up to full if it’s not totally necessary. So for me, pumping out as much healing as possible is outside of my normal pattern. On the other hand … it forces me out of my comfort zone and makes me think about how I am using my spells and how I can get more throughput out of them. It’s never a bad thing to learn more about how your spec works and get new ideas on what/how to use your abilities.

We did several pulls on Lei Shi as well, and got her to 2% on our best attempt. I was the last one alive and just had nothing … didn’t even have the mana to do anything. The adds are the only tricky part. If we lose someone to them, it all goes downhill. We should get it tonight though. 🙂

We’re #1

January 31, 2013

Heart of Fear. Amber Shaper Un’sok. Many deaths, mainly from missed interrupts, failure to exit constructs, or other various vehicle-related issues. In the final pull, I was transformed twice in phase 2. Miraculously, I managed to interrupt the Monstrosity, interrupt myself, AND spam 4 to gtfo before I ran out of willpower. Twice. Apparently, everyone else did too.


Everyone dead except me, Lyss, and the tanks? Yep sounds about right.


Left to right more or less: Liyhe, Lyssianna, um … I see Gurgie behind her so Adoe must be hiding back there somewhere, Sorak, Arvash, me (Vanicus), Zugzuug, Zarm in the back, Shadeey, and Wok.

Go us! First guild on the server to kill Un’sok. Moving on …

I did zero preparation for Grand Empress Shek’zeer. I had planned on it, but I got distracted. So I did a really quick strat study during our 5 minute break. See, I’m weird about this. I don’t do LFR. I might, now that we’ve cleared it. But I’m old and stubborn. I want to see the content for the first time with my guildies, the way it used to be.

First couple pulls Slice and I are all like, yeah this is easy. Ok well, phase one at least. We had issues keeping tanks alive when phase 2 started and they had to gather all the adds. We got that worked out though, and, on our 10th pull, we downed her.


I spent all of phase 3 praying for more mana, until I got feared twice in a row, ending up dead clear across the room from everyone. Wok got transformed in that phase and we had to kill him and rez him. Thank the Light no one else had died and been battle rezzed or that would have been a wipe!


Left to right sort of: Zarm in the back, Slice in front, Sorak, me (Vanicus), Arv, Arv’s pet, Zugzuug, Lyssianna, Wok, Adoe in front, and Shadeey clear off to the right.

These kills put us officially on top of our realm for progression. Of course, there’s always joking about how we are default leaders because everyone else left the server, but we’d be fourth on Winterhoof, so it’s not like we are the least sucky of the suck … we’re pretty good, guys! Really.

Only four more bosses stand between us and completion of the tier. We can do it!