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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Not in the Script...

Right then. Better find a spot for this somewhere... ^^

My Guild is now 6/7 in 10 Man Normal content.

It wasn't the plan. Last night we were just going to do Alysrazor... well they were, I'd not raided last week and was gearing up for another night of farming. However there I was, and for embarrassingly large portions for the fight the word DEAD was all I contributed to the general cause. No-one else died either, it was just me, huntering my way out of healing range, copping any fire damage I could find and single-handedly failing to drop aggro when required. If truth be told, I failed at everything except failing, which I was a Total Mistress of, with Honours.


The we went to Staghelm, because frankly it would have been rude not to, and compared with the complexity of the fight that preceded, he was embarrassingly easy to grasp. We three shotted him in less than fifteen minutes and I found myself thinking 'you know what, Blizzard nerfed this too much.' I also found myself grasped by the realisation that the guys who would have done this in the early weeks of the Firelands really did work for their plaudits. The actual mechanic might be simple, but if you're the ones creating them, you're the guys making the 'How To' videos that future waves of raiders use as their basis, I'm betting this fight was an absolute killer. I bet it will have made healers cry and dps curse that they didn't have quite enough to make him hurt. Coming to it late in the day, I have to say, it felt devalued by the nerf. I wish I'd been able to see it as it was originally intended.


I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologise to all the Druids in my Guild (of which there are many) for being the first recipient of the item above. I feel it would have been a travesty to have it DE-d, and as it is on a par with my current weapon I intend to enchant it and use it. You will NOT find me posing in Stormwind. Honest.

3 comments:

Jonathan said...

"My Guild is now 6/7 in 10 Man Normal content.

It wasn't the plan."

Which just goes to show that sometimes not planning to progress works better - pressure's off, and all that.

"for embarrassingly large portions for the fight the word DEAD was all I contributed to the general cause. No-one else died either, it was just me, huntering my way out of healing range, copping any fire damage I could find and single-handedly failing to drop aggro when required."

I did wonder if you were tempting fate by proclaiming the 'Deathboy' tag to be "staunchly gender-specific" recently. Karma can be a real bastard sometimes... :-)

dobablo said...

The Staghelm nerf was horrible. My guild had a couple of attempts at phase 1 pre-nerf. Following the nerf, we walked in and 2-shot him without even seeing the burning orb transition. It was a real anti-climax.

We also had the Flamescythe drop and no druids to take it.

Gen said...

No need apologise - we all know that all loot is Huntard lewtz!