Posts Tagged ‘Halfus Wyrmbreaker’

“Bad Druids” and Halfus Dance Party

February 24, 2011

“Bad Druids”

I logged on last night with no real plan.  I was going to run through everyone’s fishing and cooking dailies and maybe fish up some buff food in preparation for this weekend’s raid and then go from there. I was in the middle of the fourth fishing daily when Cael asked if anyone wanted a random. I was on Rags so I figured ‘what the hey’ and said I’d go. We picked up a couple more DPS in guild and away we went.

Stonecore! Well, we have a repent, a sheep, and a mind control. How bad can it be? Famous last words, right? Although, the CC wasn’t a problem. The pug healers, however … The first druid we got, I spent more mana shielding him than dps’ing. I don’t know how he got so much aggro. He stood in Corborus’ burrow  twice, said “i think it’s time you made this an all guild run,” and dropped group. The second druid did the same thing once, but we downed him the second time. Then wiped on the next trash. Druid #2 dropped group in the middle of the next pull.

Cael tried to requeue us but I said “two was enough, I’m getting Kerick.” I didn’t want to deal with a revolving door of healers. I suppose I could have tried healing it on Rags, he does have a holy spec. But I have a bit of a double standard I guess. I’m perfectly fine with coming in as a DPS with no gems or enchants, but there’s no way I’m going to heal that way. As my fourth alt who has little to no chance of seeing the inside of a raid, I haven’t bothered to spend the resources to enhance his gear.

The rest of the run was fine. Sure, we had some rough spots .. it’s Stonecore! But honestly, I can say from healing the rest of it, there was nothing wrong with Cael’s tanking and he wasn’t especially squishy. I’ve been healing Log and Squishybear, trust me, I know squishy and Cael wasn’t it! So maybe we just got unlucky and got inexperienced dudes queueing on their offspec to not have to wait in line for an hour. (One was even named something with boomkin in it.) IDK. Maybe Analogue can tell me if resto druids are especially squishy … I know they have lots of healing aggro. But I don’t know enough about the class to definitively label these two as “bad”, so I’ll leave the quotations around it. 

Halfus Dance Party

While we were finishing up in there, Cruel was putting together a BoT raid. I hadn’t intended to go, but Rev and Ana and Empy were all in, and they were short one DPS, so I grabbed Karius. Trash went fine, then when we got to Halfus and there were whelps, I decided to swap to fire for more AoE when they are released. So we had a mage of each spec in the raid. That was kinda cool.

After a few wipes, one of the shadow priests had an issue come up and had to go. So … what do we do while we wait around for a replacement to be found?

DANCE PARTY!

Kar got down with Empyrean and Reciprocal.

And some catdog action to go with the squishybear.

And of course, Invariant had to get in some shots, but since she’s a tiny widdle gnome, she had to find a way to be seen.

Best part is, we did actually get him down … on what had already been announced as the last pull of the night. I know for some people it was their first boss kill of the expansion, so grats to them! It was the first time Karius had killed him, too, so I was pretty happy with that.

Two Years?!?

February 7, 2011

Where has the time gone? Two years ago today, a journey began. Well, ok, the actual journey began the spring before that. But the history, the diary, the written documentation … The Blog … began then. (Yes, I linked to the site you are currently on. Want to make something of it, punk? Do you??)

So much has changed. I started out as a newbie huntard. I’d been carried into Kara a couple of times very late in BC, where my sole purpose was pretty much to enjoy the scenery and prove that I was able to hang out in a group without my pet pulling.

At the time the blog began … well, I was in much the same situation, expansion wise, as we are now. First tier of raiding, gearing up in heroics … oh my, the heroics!! Don’t you people remember way back when Loken … LOKEN ferelunesakes … was the deadliest boss in the expansion?? And Ingvar, dear Ingvar … how I prayed and pleaded with him to drop that cursed ugly Drake-Mounted Crossbow and it never would drop … similar to some other items that I am yearning for this time around. (Wands and Holy Pally bracers, I am looking at you!)

We had a small, tight 5 man group that geared up together .. kinda like now. That group pugged Naxx together and I learned to raid with them. A few weeks down the line, however, I was also introduced to the concept of loot drama, and it all fell apart. But I’d had a taste … I’d cleared Naxx on both 10 and 25 and wanted more. So a new journey began … one to find a new home, where there were more than 2 people logged on at one time.

For The Horde was recruiting to try to start raiding. It seemed like a good chance to get in on the ground floor of a new group. I transferred over, and convinced Fiak to join me. The raiding never quite happened, too many real life complications, but I made some great friends. Most of them, in fact, now play where I do on Winterhoof. Pie has been having a great time hanging out in Crits.

How I got to Crits is pretty amazing in itself. I told Trout that his guild sounded like fun and if I ever got crazy enough to play Alliance I’d check it out. One night Dawnbringer was down, so I rolled a DK on Winterhoof  .. and the madness began.

From newbie Horde huntard, to serious Alliance raider. Fiak probably still hasn’t completely forgiven me. He’s spending his time doing what he loves best, leveling toons through the BGs and racking up HKs. It’s not so easy finding people to PvP with on this side, I know.

As for me … well ……

Pretty green numbers SQUEEEE! Boss kill numero four. We downed Omnomnom Council over the weekend, also, along with the two we’d already killed the week before … Magmaw and Council of Four Winds. Yes, I healed all four. I got a shiny new ring, too. 😀