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This Week in Raiding… ZzzZZz…

January 17th, 2009

Tuesday was the start of week 2 of Heroic Naxxramas.

We pulled together, and in spite of the incredible amount of lag and disconnects, managed to clear 2 and 2/3 quarters of the raid in one night.  We got Plague, Spider and the first 2 bosses of the Military Quarter finished of.

Not necessarily all with my help, either.

Alright, so I once again was top 3 on DPS for almost the entire raid.  But once we got to the Military Quater and the clock started inching past 10PM, Brajana got sleepy.  I’m a big fan of sleep, and I like to get 7 to 8 hours of it each night.  But since I get up at 5:45 AM, that pegs my internal bedtime around 10PM.  Which is not good when we raid ’til 11PM.

I managed to squeeze through, but I must admit, when I died on Razuvious, I took a little bitty nap.

And when we started Gothik, I didn’t wait til I was dead.  I just… fell asleep.  Vent blasting from my speakers, my eyes shut and I was out.

After a few seconds of naptime, I woke to find myself Volleying the doorway of the room in my sleep (Yes, apparently I can hit ’4′ and select a target area in my sleep, repeatedly), no where near the mobs… but no one seemed to notice :)   No one except the evil WWS:

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Well, when we made a second attempt I was much more awake, after giving myself a good shake.

I’ll do my best not to let it happen again!

Wednesday night… I got home from work, finished up all my chores and housework and sat down to play about about an hour before raid time, like usual.  But in a few minutes, I lost my connection.  I tried rebooting the router/modem. I tried rebooting my computer.  I tried connecting to Xbox Live with my 360.  It wasn’t a problem on my end, that was clear.  So I spent half an hour on the phone with a tech support guy, and he says my internet will continue to be intermittent until I have a tech come fix it (not til Saturday).  There goes raid night!  So, I took a nap instead.  Like I said, I like my sleep!

Thursday started off very well.  My connection had been stable all day, so I went on the raid.  We started at Gluth, because Wednesday night that’s where they gave up after the lagasaurus ate the raid.  And even though I’ve only done Gluth a couple of times before, it went beautifully.  Those who were kiting the Zombie Chow did a great job of keeping them together and away from everyone else, and we AoE’d them down like nobody’s business!  It was so smooth!

We tried to hurry to get to Thaddius before the 8PM raid crowd started and brought all the lag in with them, but it just wasn’t to be.  Our first attempted went pretty well, and we got him down to 21% before he enraged (better than our previous >50% attempts), but the lag started to become too much to handle, and every time we started a fight, we’d loose about 9 people to disconnects.

So we called it early, some people salvaged a 10-man group from the raid and the rest of us either went off to do something else or went to sleep.  I’m sure you have an intimation about which one of those I did. :)

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3 comments to “This Week in Raiding… ZzzZZz…”

  1. Wow, I wish I could raid in my sleep! That’s impressive.

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  2. He-ey, who’s that sexy druid-flavored tank with the 1,131 dps… I wonder whoEVER that could be… *innocent stare*

    Srsly though, you actually fell asleep?

    Having trouble stopping the laughing over here! I thought Atrides was the only person who could do that! I’ve gotten a /w a time or two in-game from his guild asking me to go downstairs and make sure he’s not asleep!

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  3. Oh yea, I was totally asleep. Not the first time either… but it’s been a while since it happened last. :)

    If you ever see me lagging behind while everyone is moving forward on trash… I’ve probably got the sleepies.