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This Week in Raiding…

June 13th, 2009

Unfortunately I wasn’t there for Tuesday night’s raid… got sucked into going to see Up again with some friends!  (If you haven’t seen that movie, you should!  It’s great!)

I went to the guild forums the next morning to find a WWS from the raid.  They’d knocked out everything from Flame Leviathan through to Auriaya… in only one-shot each!  Holy crap!  Wish I could have been there!

It was incredibly exciting to see that we could move through so quickly and efficiently, since it means we’ll be able to spend at least a full night simply pounding away at new boss.

Tigerfeet wrote a good post about our pacing in Ulduar, actually.

Wednesday night we took out Freya, Hodir and finally got Thorim down for the first time.  I’m really happy with my DPS.  While you can’t really see it from the WWS, on fights where DPS matters, like Thorim, I kicked some hella butt!  Freya, not so much… because I don’t feel the need to pad the damage meters and waste arrows shooting at Freya when there are no adds.  I also am very cautious about damaging the “triplet” adds when they appear, I usually hold back a lot or stop DPS completely if things seem to be going to quickly.

But I showed Thorim and his little ant trails a thing or two!

Thursday night was all about Mimiron.  No trash or anything, just him.

We spent 3.5 hours taking him on and it was amazing.  No, we didn’t get him down in the end… but almost every attempt showed improvement by everyone, and it was really good to see people learn and adapt.  After our first attempt or two, I actually really had my doubts… but our last 3 or 4 attempts all made it to Phase 4, our best making it to 1% but not having enough people remaining to take all 3 parts down at once.

I’m really excited to get back in there next week!

And I don’t want to sound selfish or anything… but I really want at least 1 new piece of gear, it’s been a couple of weeks.  Two pieces of tier dropped even, and I was very sad because I knew they wouldn’t go to me :(   Maybe next time!

More importantly, we’re going to get Mimiron down next week, no questions about it!  BRING ON THE GENERAL!


treasure_chest1This Week in Raiding… is my weekly Saturday post where I allow myself to brag about new gear, bosses, achievements, and such.

Come back next week for another dose of epeen and QQ!

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One comment to “This Week in Raiding…”

  1. My one mild complaint is that these fights really get in the way of my brash bravado- the truly excellent player in, for example, the Freya fight, will not be going 100% all the time. Maybe on the three adds if the snaplasher’s DPS hasn’t been stopped for buff timeouts we can switch to whatever’s lowest, but killing the little flowers too fast will guarantee a wipe. All the rogues and DKs who point out that they do better than hunters on this fight are basically making the raid more likely to wipe by not throttling their AOE so the healers can work through the adds efficiently (without blowing cooldowns).