This Week in Raiding… How Brajana Got Her Groove BackDecember 13, 2008
As a quondam post of mine can attest to, it’s been a very busy, very messy week. While the bus strike is still on, exams are over! Which means I am stuck in my apartment with nothing to do but play World of Warcraft.
Friday, which was supposed to be a day full of heroics, didn’t end up being what I expected. In the morning, I ran Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle, which of course (like everything else) I’d never been to before. We made it through fine, but with no thanks to me.
I was a mess! I don’t know what was wrong with me, but my DPS sucked, I kept face-pulling, and it’s probably a good thing they never asked me to trap. Seriously, it was a mess. By the end of the run, I was only about 4% ahead of THE TANK on the damage meters. Ouch.
I felt like after they’d explained a boss fight to me, I’d immediately forget what they said. I just was not focused. I don’t think it helped that I’d never been there before and everyone else had, and I also had three cats vying for my attention, as well as my brother trying to have a conversation with me via text messages (I hate writing text messages!).
I picked up a pair of [Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets] in the end, but I actually felt guilty taking them – I didn’t contribute to the run, and didn’t feel like I deserved anything.
It’s probably good I didn’t end up running heroics all day with that group. It probably would have just been more of the same!
After that, I continued to have more troubles with my computer, and wasn’t able to play most of the afternoon… but after I rebooted and let my video card take a nap, I managed to convince it to stay awake for a couple runs in the evening while I helped Tigerfeet search for a new tanking staff.
We started in Heroic Black Morass Violet Hold. It was lots of fun, and I love having Tiger as my tank, she’s a very good tank and more importantly, she is always very constructive and forgiving of silly little mistakes that we all make. And for some reason, my complete lack of focus was gone! Huzzah! Misdirects for everyone!
We had a little trouble learning the second boss, which was Zuramat the Obliterator, the big Voidwalker type guy. Apparently he is hailed as one of the most difficult heroic bosses around right now. But after a couple of wipes and researching the exact mechanics, we had no problems… our Shaman healer got to purgin’ and we killed his little minions and all was well.
When we were done, while I walked away with [Twin-Headed Boots] but the staff didn’t drop, so we took our party to Heroic Utgarde Keep to have of either the staff or the crossbow dropping!
Finally, a heroic I’ve done before! It went pretty smoothly, I can’t say we had any real troubles. And congrats to Tigerfeet on her new [Enraged Feral Staff]!
I think I’m comfortable with running heroics now. Which puts me a little more at ease about possibly jumping straight into 25-man raiding next week. I’d rather get some practice in 10-mans first, but it seems the guild’s priority is to jump right past that.