Unemployed Does Onyxia!August 12, 2008
Okay, so we are a couple years late to this one. So what? We had a blast anyway!
A group of us spent the afternoon finish up our attunements, which we had 3 weeks to do, but didn’t get a chance to get together until the day of. The funniest part is that our attunement took us about 4-5 hours of running Upper Black Rock Spire and flying from this quest giver to that one… but the actual raid only took us about 30 minutes!
But both parts were a lot of fun. Teiya, Guinesa, Pilsner, Boostah and myself did the attunement run… which would have been SO much easier if we had a mage for ports! But we took advantage of our Hearthstones whenever we could (at least 3 times, since all of this took so much time).
All of this attunement got me thinking about how much I appreciate the simplicity (in comparison) of the Burning Crusade attunements. Yes, I know they are extra simple now that they don’t exist – but even when they did, they were nothing like this one giant chain for such a short raid.
Anyway, we were almost 2 hours late getting started on the raid, but we had a good number of people who were around… a special thanks to Aeriola and Tigerfeet for being on the ball and getting their attunements ahead of time!
We had 8 people present – Tigerfeet, Aeriola, Boostah (as his Warrior), Magazid, Teiya, Pilsner, Guinesa and myself. It was a pretty good breakdown, considering it was just everyone we could pull together! Couple of healers, a tank and an off tank/melee dps and some ranged.
When we did get her down – which took us a little less time than we generally get Gruul down, I’d say – she dropped a butt-load of stuff. I’m not even going to list it all. But the most important one… 20g each! Man, why aren’t people farming Onyxia more often!?
I never got to raid Onyxia back in the old days, but I can barely imagine having 40 people in there working on her. I’m so glad they did away with the 40-man concept! I went to a couple, but they were such a hugger-mugger that I just couldn’t do it!