I must say, this week was a bit of a roller coaster for the Razorblade Arcade raid team! Sunday night, we ventured in to Icecrown Citadel to finish clearing up the bosses we could. The plan was to make our way to Putricide, taking out Rotface on the way. Well, one of our raiders had forgotten about the raid… so we had to bring in some PUG DPS. This is the kind of PUG that I get mixed feelings about. He seemed to follow instructions fine, no blowing up the raid or anything… but simply was not pulling the numbers we were looking for. I felt bad for him. But we realized after an attempt at Putricide that he was doing half the DPS of the person he was temporarily filling in for, so it wasn’t a good idea to waste our valuable attempts.
Instead, we headed to Blood Princes and took them out pretty quickly. I took up my post on Disco Ball duty (which is not nearly as fun as it sounds). I was pretty pleased – we managed to take out both Rotface and Blood Princes in a couple hours, when before they took entire nights of attempts to get down. Progress!
Monday night we all hunkered down to push through and finally beat Putricide into the ground. Confidence was high and things were looking good – but alas, just two attempts in our Resto Shaman lost his connection, and we know from experience that meant he probably wouldn’t be back for the rest of the raid. It sucked, but we took advantage of it and did a Sarth 3d to get someone a mount, and 6-minute Maly to get some Glory of the Raider achievements. Unfortunately, the night was also spattered with some drama within the Officer class… but I won’t get in to that here.
Wednesday, on the other hand, was a beautiful raid night. 7 bosses in less than 3 hours! Putricide took us just 4 attempts (including one where our Abomination tank disconnected at the start). I really don’t know what we were doing much differently from our previous attempts (in which we could barely get him below 70%) but we really hit the nail on the head this time!
Sunday night we head in to hopefully take down the Blood Queen with our remaining 16 attempts and maybe even get a peek into the new wing!
This Week in Raiding… is my weekly Saturday post where I allow myself to expatiate about new gear, bosses, achievements, and such.