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Was demoted today from Raider – Zealot to just Member. Since I didn’t choose to stop raiding I found this a little insulting.

Joined a group for BWD with mostly Relentless. I forgot what a pain pugs are, the whole thing went quite slow. I forgot BoT/BWD only gives 35 VP per boss so it really wasn’t worth the time invested. I stopped before Nef though because by then it was nearly midnight.


This raid weekend, we did not have Holybo for some reason so we brought in a holy paladin.  We got down heroic Shannox and Rhyolith, but I had to make special efforts to  help on healing Con during Shannox, and put out 18k heals on Rhyo. I joked to Sealan, who was teasing me about being carried by Sage, that I ruled that fight.


We also got down regular Beth, and then switched over to trying heroic Chimaeron.


A holy pally, disc priest, and resto druid probably wasn’t the best comp for it, but the healing went poorly.  One attempt the paladin had no healing at all, others no healing went out until a good 10 seconds into the fight.  So we just called it. I did get the heroic Coalwalker Sandals that night though, which need a new category of OiS (only in slot) seeing that they are the ONLY heroic CLOTH boots in Firelands, period.  So whether you are any flavor priest, mage, warlock, you’ll want this.  So dumb. There are crafted non heroic boots for holy/disc with spirit and crafted ones with hit for everyone else but having 1 option other than paying for a craft or whatever is pretty lame. I raid for a reason and it’s not so I can buy gear with gold.

Saturday both Holybo and Raliden were missing, so I brought in Nilvana, and we brought in Kenthra, again.  I was a little surprised at that after the Rag problem with him some weeks back.  Anyway we did Baleroc and I had an amazing 42k heals, Nilv had 17k, and Sage had 7k.  3 healing that was such a relief.

We also tried heroic Staghelm, and one attempt got him down to 5% but I died to a jump and it went downhill fast after that.  But, I wasn’t surprised we didn’t get it.  An undergeared healer, who has never been in Firelands, was probably not going to happen, but it was a good try.  Also tried heroic Alysrazor and I think with the normal group we can get that.  The hunter died, A LOT as well. We did Stag on normal, but at Rag Kenthra DC’d and it was called when it looked like he was not coming back.  So we miss Rag this week again.


Ran a regular heroic random last night and once again got Deadmines. I complained mightily about this when I entered and DK said either I had bad luck or I was “inept” but didn’t want to insult me by assuming inept right off the bat. I think being in mostly Firelands gear would have answered that already. Anyway it went poorly to the point that the dk died and he agreed it was just my bad luck and said something insulting about the tank keeping aggro. He left. The tank died to the first boss at the very end and then I left.

After that I got a Grim Batol which took like over an hour since the tank was in ilevel 322, and didn’t know the place at all. We did finish that thought but explaining each fight along the way was annoying.

Ran bgs with Peejay after that, won the first one, then was starting to lose the second one when Rayzo asked if I still needed Nef. YES. Dropped out of that and joined a 25m raid for Nefarion with Peejay who offered to come. We did Atramedes, Chimaeron, then Nef. Brdlady was there, doing terrible dps like usual, and left before nef. We wiped a number of times on Nef but Peejay started organizing things and tanking the adds and we finally got it. I was at 13k heals doing Cinor, who was tanking Nef, and healing Peejay since I was not sure he was going to live with the other healers doing 8k heals or less. But we got it and I FINALLY got my shattered title. I tried to roll for the healing mace but one of the terrible healers got it. I really didn’t need it but damn I wanted it.

Mage T11

This week I was invited to team 3’s raid where we had planned on clearing out all raids.  We did all of BoT and I got the shoulders from Cho’gall, got a spirit helm (crown of burning waters) which was a massive upgrade from the 346 blue I still had, got a nice crit trinket  (Bell of Enraging Resonance) I will use when I make a frost raid spec (arcane is so boring) and we cleared all of BWD.


It’s kind of like Wrath all over again when I finally got the LK down after so many fails where it’s like, that was it? Granted it has been nerfed, so it’s easier but I can definitely say whatever went wrong the other times, it wasn’t healers causing the trouble.  And now finally, all my gear MATCHES!


We should be trying for Ala’kir tomorrow.  That will be interesting since I’ve only ever healed, and on the Rohash platform.

What do raid clears feel like, I forgot

Sigh.  So!  Even though we had 9/10 guildies and were only missing Nilvana, and even though we said we were trying heroics, SJ decided we would NOT do heroics, because Nilvana was gone.  The paladin healer we pugged was doing fine, it wasn’t heals.  We wiped on Halfus at least once, the dragons at least once.. I mean, the nights are starting to blur together.  Anyway about an hour and a half into it, we got to the Ascendant Council and wiped over and over and over.  People getting others killed with lightning rod, the DK dying repeatedly every fight by not getting the air buff, etc.  It wasn’t heals.

Oh, and I got thrown into the lava, by the stairs, for the first time EVER.


Do you remember, when we use to clear 9/12, or close to it, in one night? I know, me neither.