This Week in Raiding… Oculus and NaxxramasDecember 6, 2008
So I finally hit 80! Time to run some heroics and raids, right?
Nope. Instead of skipping right to raiding and heroics, I took a trip to regular Oculus with a couple other newly 80 guildies, and a couple not so newly 80. And it turns out running something on regular was a really good idea. It turns out I haven’t run any instances since around 72-73… and other than those 4 times I ran instances then, I haven’t run a 5-man instance in many a month. I was rusty, it was pretty clear. I was running around all flummoxed, not used to it being more than just Hanno and me.
No sending my gorilla in and rounding things up, then volleying. No, now I have to pay attention to which target I and my pet are on! And I have to pay attention to when my cooldowns are up! I admit I forgot to use kill shot about half the run… even though it gives me a little notice when I can use it, I’m so used to ignoring the notice that I just seemed to skip it.
But in the end, I started to get back into the swing of things. I am glad I had guildies there to not think I was a total noob.
You shoulda seen me running around trying to find the entrance to the instance. I’ve decided the minimap should be 3 dimensional.
If I’d PUG’d myself, I’d have kicked myself before the run even started!
Anyway, it was hunter night in Oculus apparently, and I could have picked up 3 upgrades. I grabbed the [Wyrmclaw Battleaxe], the [Centrifuge Core Cloak] and passed on the [Spaulders of Skillful Maneuvers] since I’m going to be making new shoulders soon anyway (but I won the roll for the shard!)
All in all, it was nice to be back to running things and being part of a group.
While I didn’t get to go to Naxxramas, <Unemployed> had quite a successful week. The got quite a few bosses down. I just hope I get a chance to get in there before they clear it all!