Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So, what else have you been up to?

The babies are fun and all, and the continuous dinging is pretty neat, but a girl's gotta do more than just run her little babies through dungeons.

We'll start with Black Temple. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

And the T-Shirt reads "I got Na'jentus down to 50% before the nerf. Boo-ya!"

The place is awesome, you pretty much get your ass kicked immediately upon entering the dungeon. The music is cool, the visuals are cool, the AoE pain is not cool. Even the spell names are cool. Sludge Nova soooo sounds like something that happens in a Tijuana latrine.

Guides recommend that every raider have 8500 health unbuffed or somesuch. Yeah, not even close for about a quarter of the raid, so we knew it was a mess going in. But we wanted to take a couple shots in BT before the nerf.

Made it past a royally nasty 6-pull right before the boss, which took a massive amount of trial and error and creativity to get past it given our experience and gear level. But we did it. And fiddled around with Naj.

Second night, made it past the trash much more effectively, and on our best attempt, got Naj to 50% which is not too shabby. If we were to improve, would require (A) toons with more stamina (B) more precise timing on throwing the spikes. Too soon and you sacrifice players who are below 8500, too late and najentus heals himself lots.

Black Temple, Yo!

And what's with this silly fel reaver-looking thing taunting us?

Lets kick his ass.

You got it baby. Dead Doomwalker!

And the true beauty of it is, we killed him sunday night, and his 2-3 day respawn timer will put his next appearance AFTER the patch and the health nerf.

So we get to put the feather in our hat of "Server Last Pre-Nerf Doom Walker Kill" which is more for amusement than it is for actual accomplishment. But we killed Doomwalker which is nothing too shabby either.

EDIT: I just read the patch notes. Looks like Sunwell Plateau, Black Temple and Serpentshrine Cavern are the three places impacted by the nerf. So seems to be remaining full strength. Whatever, I'm still happy we killed him :-P

Also swung by for a one shot of HKM and Gruul, but that's old hat at this point, lol.

So there you have it. The true end of my pre-nerf pre-patch pre-insanity raiding career. I'm a big fan.

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