Tuesday, some Lurker and Leo action. Not much excitement there, I just want to say that Leo doesn’t seem to drop the Hunter/Warlock/Mage set piece ever! We had enough time to spare afterwards to head in and take a look at Vashj though!
It’s a pretty complicated fight, and while I have read up on it and tried my best to listen to the raid leader explain our strategy – it’s always so different to be right in on the action. And in fact, for me it was more like watching a video… because I was the first to get the static charge, and also the first to die from it. I think the problem was that when the people around me realized that I had the charge, they also ran away, as I did. So we ran together for a little while, which in turn meant I needed to run even further and I think it put me out of the healer’s range. Oh well, it was a good place to observe the rest of the attempt! And we managed to get her down to 69% on our first attempt… not too shabby!
Wednesday night was more of Vashj. I wasn’t there, but it looks like a lot of learning took place… and there may have been problems with the changes in the fight at 50%, because it looks like that’s about how far the raid could get her. Instead, I was out enjoying a fabulous meal at Lago, a belated birthday dinner. I had a Butternut Squash Ravioli, and it was amazing. I could eat that everyday. It was really rich and tasted very buttery, but it was amazing. I finished it off with a great Root Beer Float with Caramel Tequila ice cream in it… mmmm!
Er, I mean… raiding! RIGHT!
So, Thursday night we took another stab at some progression and headed into Hyjal. We didn’t have any serious problems on the trash – actually, it went a lot faster than it had before. We are really getting the hang of it! Though I’m sure having 4 warlocks and 2 mages to AoE the trash really DOES help a lot. Our first attempt at Rage Winterchill of the night we didn’t quite get him down. If I remember correctly, we just had too many loses to icebolts and death & decay.
Second attempt we decided to drag Rage over to Jaina, which we had been reluctant to do before. From about 25% to 4%, the only people we had alive were 3 DPS (myself included), one tank and one healer, plus the NPCs. It was amazing how long we lasted… but it wasn’t long enough.
But… third time’s a charm! It went pretty smoothly the last time, and I noticed that the healers really got their macros working to get a heal on the icebolt target, we hardly lost any to it. Unfortunately, I died do to a small peccadillo - running into the Death and Decay rather than running out of it… but we still managed to get him down!
It really IS a pretty straight forward fight, now that I think about it.
He dropped 2 pairs of leather bracers, DPS and healing. I thought about rolling on the DPS ones, but I figured there would be someone who needed it more, and I’ll just wait til something more appropriate for me drops!
Oh, and Friday night was ZA, which I wasn’t scheduled for. But about 2 hours into the raid, I got a whisper asking if I wanted to go heal for a couple bosses on Ferguson! Whaaaa? I was a little nervous, because I’ve only raid healed once, and I’ve only been to ZA about 3 times on Brajana, never on Ferg. But what the heck, it was worth a try! We went in and got Dragonhawk down and made a couple attempts at the Lynx boss (which I’d never seen before). It was fun, I should go to ZA more often.