It’s true. We’ve started a new guild on Sen’jin. Including Josh’s wife, we have 6 toons, I believe. We’ll be playing Saturday mornings until around noon, Central Time. Friday night, I got Priestr up to level 5 before logging off. I arose early at 8am to get going again, only to find 2 players already on. We ran all over Dun Morough and I logged off after lunch at level 9.
Saturday night, I watched my roommate’s copy of Firefly on DVD and started falling asleep before 8pm during the second episode. GREAT story line, but I was wiped from all the WoW earlier.
Sunday afternoon, I played for a bit, and the Bloggers were on again. We hit Vargash and I got a nice leggings upgrade. We went to the quarry after that, and with 5 people, there was no need for me to heal people. At one point I started jumping up and down asking that they notice that there was a healer in their midst. “Could someone please take a LITTLE damage?” That didn’t work, so I started casting Smite instead.
We put a level cap of 20 on people by next Saturday. We want to be able to hit Deadmines, but not be too varying in levels. If we’re on together, we’ll group, otherwise we’ll be ready to take down VC this weekend.
Sunday night was my second MC run. I logged in with plenty of time to account for long character screen loading and waited for the appointed time. As the buffs began, we got kicked. The whole raid group went back to the character loading screen. As people got back in, things got sillier. As the buffs began the second time, we all got the ominous yellow server text: “Server restart in 15:00.”
Now what to do? It was decided to start a raid on another server with level 1 toons. After trying 10 servers that either had queues or long load screens, we went to Twisting Nether. Great!! I already have Gitr there as a lvl 16 big brother. We decided to start a herd of cows … er … Tauren. Enter Gitr’s problem. Apparently PvP servers don’t allow you to have toons of both factions. I was stuck as Gitr for the duration, so I went to Westfall as I hear all the laughter and playing over TeamSpeak. I ran to my roomie’s room to see what it looked like. I decided to give them some fun though and sicced my guild on them as they were running through Barrens.
… or I tried to. A couple of level 60s thought the sight of 25 cows running through Crossroads was so funny, he was going to ensure safe passage. Poor Shawzaa was a level 20 Warlock and clearly did not die from any of the cows. Eventually, they ran all the way to Oggrimar and got a guild charter and formed a guild.
It was 10pm when we were finally able to start first pull. I was having trouble in the first couple of fights. I think it was partly that I’ve been playing priest and partly because I kept drawing aggro. I was trying to use Recap for the first time and couldn’t be sure that it was doing the stats correctly, so I ended up resetting the stats as soon as we physically crossed the first bridge. I think it is missing the stats for 4 trash mobs, but ended up looking like this:
I couldn’t be happier with those stats with the weapons I have and how many times I died before I got a tip from Fish (out MT) to stop spamming Heroic Strikes because the threat generated was more than his, especially when combined with my threat-generating crits. I kept hearing the darn aggro alert horn with every mob. Sometimes I died, sometimes I got a heal in time.
We made our way to Luci, but that is about all there is to tell. By then, we were down to 32 players and ended our attempts with 29 due to some raid drama. The first 3 or 4 times, a surger and all the imps came from the cave next to us. We weren’t sure who pulled them, but our last attempt was clean. It was just clear that we didn’t have enough people to take him down. If I end up tanking, things are getting bad. They got bad. As a funny ending, one of our pallys bubbled right as he was the last man standing and took a licking from Luci personally. It was humorous enough that I wish I got a screenshot.