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Madness of Deathwing: Destroyer’s End!

Madness of Deathwing: Destroyer’s End!

Finally, after one too many raid cancellations – including a near-cancellation tonight no thanks to the storm – and some guild issues too delicate to mention in this post – we finally downed Deathwing!

Destroyer's End Achivement - WoW

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Skada - DPS - Madness of Deathwing

And what an ending it was, with me and another shammy the sole survivors of the fight. Well, actually he died and used self-rez so during the last few seconds I think I was the only one duking it out with Deathwing. But anyway, we did it and I swear my heart was pounding and hands shaking so badly I nearly fainted.

Grats, Wreckless Abandon, for a job well done. It was our first time to face Deathwing and we downed him on the same night! That’s another to-do I can now scratch off my New Year’s Resolutions list.

Grats to Rakurai on No’Kaled, the Elements of Death and Kestrin on Souldrinker!

Ragnaros Down! Plus I Got a Present for Someone Else’s Birthday!

Ragnaros Down! Plus I Got a Present for Someone Else’s Birthday!

We finally downed Ragnaros and this time we had the entire A Team for the kill. Whew! Good job to the core people of the progression raid: Kestrin, Kyu, Kamigurucrit, Xerzes, Dakirely, Marrok, Ulthar, Duzen, Tyoz and me.

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Firelands Achievement

Grats to the following people on the Ragnaros loot:

Marrok – Arathar, the Eye of Flame

Dakirely – Sho’ravon, Greatstaff of Annihilation

Tyoz – Helm of the Fiery Protector

The last few weeks were unkind to us, with Real Life dragging away our key people, a few suffering from really bad Internet, and a host of other things. But this time our little guild managed to do it…and it happened to be on Xerzes’ birthday too, by the way! Happy birthday, man!

Speaking of Xerzes, he won the roll on Mantle of the Fiery Vanquisher that dropped from Majordomo Staghelm. My roll was second highest. I congratulated him and we took off for Ragnaros. Before the pull, good ol’ Xerzes surprised me for the second time in my raiding life by trading the token with me. I asked him why he was giving it to me.

“Well, you still have those 359 shoulders, you deserve an upgrade.”

Well, I’ll be… You sure are developing a knack for giving me shoulder tokens, LOL.

Xerzes, I could kiss you but my male belf kissing your orc would be kinda gay so I’ll just salute you instead.  /salute

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Cloudrunner - Death Knight Tier 12

Until the next tier piece is acquired that is.

See you guys in Dragon Soul!

Back on Exodar: Beth’tilac and Lord Rhyolith Down

Back on Exodar: Beth’tilac and Lord Rhyolith Down

I’m proud of my little guild on Exodar. Our progression, though slow, has been steady. I’m glad to be with mature people who don’t subscribe to the belief that “bigger is better”, and are averse to the idea of recruiting any Tom, Dick and Harry who only want in to enjoy the guild perks. Sure, this decision may cost us in terms of not having enough people to sub for our tanks (we have plenty of DPS and heals, but sorely lack meat shields), but we’d rather cancel raids than recruit people of dubious character to fill the requisite spots. Until we come across players who we can trust not to cause any drama, we’re sticking to our current roster.

So with our usual tanks available again, we continued our Firelands raid. It took us about three tries to get the strat right for Beth’tilac. Downing the old red widow spider elicited thunderous cheers – and sighs of relief – from us.

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Grats to Ronnie’s hunter Amberwatson on winning Widow’s Kiss and Nekura on his new staff Funeral Pyre.

Then it was off to — oh Lord — Lord Rhyolith.  >.<   I died 10x on this dude yesterday on my ally hunter so I’m still traumatized. Good thing we downed him on the second attempt!

Grats, Marrok, on getting Shatterskull Bonecrusher and Duzen on wining Heartstone of Rhyolith.

Awesome, albeit crazy, run, guys. Love you all!

Back to Nerflands, I mean, Firelands

Back to Nerflands, I mean, Firelands

After a blah few weeks that saw me working more and playing less, I got to raid again. Our raid leader gathered the 10 best people to meet raid composition needs for Firelands. This time, it was a no-excuses affair. No more inconsiderate players going AFK every 10 minutes or so because the dog bit the visitor, Grandma was on fire, or the girlfriend wanted spur-of-the-moment kinky sex. No more carrying 7K DPS players whose only goal is to get to friendly status with Avengers of Hyjal. After several half-assed attempts at Shannox and a few sorry weeks when one of our two star tanks had to make business trips (in effect canceling all raids during that period), we were determined to get the bastard down this time around.

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I was happy to be back in the raiding scene, but my enthusiasm wasn’t the same given how Firelands was nerfed. Hardcore raider I’m not (and never will be), but I’m not exactly thrilled that the place was dumbed down. I like challenges when I’m with people who know their class. But when you’ve been raiding with certain individuals *cough (insert name of notorious player here) cough* who are too lazy to watch Tankspot videos or know their class’ rotations and stuff, well, this impacts your progression. I guess Blizzard saw the common denominator among the non-hard core raiding guilds and felt the need to nerf content so even the lazy ass clowns holding you back can down Shannox et al AND repeatedly go AFK to their heart’s content.

(If I were the GM and RL, I would kick those lazy, AFK-ing ass clowns myself but since I’m not, I’ll just keep my mouth shut and seethe in silence.)

So yeah, because the raid was composed of 10 very skilled AND dependable people, we one-shotted Shannox…

..who dropped – GASP – the Skullstealer Greataxe, which my guildie Xerzes won (grats, man!)…

Skullstealer Greataxe

…and Treads of Implicit Obedience.

We headed off to Beth’tilac but, um, a bit of a quarrel erupted between two players so yeah…to be continued on Friday night.  /awkward

I didn’t win anything but at the end of the day, I was happy to have gotten my raiding fix AND raided with the top caliber people in the guild.

Wreckless Abandon Hits Level 25 Plus New Shoulders at Last!

Wreckless Abandon Hits Level 25 Plus New Shoulders at Last!

Sweeeeeeet! My guild hit level 25 when we downed Valiona and Theralion in the Bastion of Twilight a few hours ago!

Wreckless Abandon Level 25 achievement

Grats to us, guys. I love you all!

And finally I got rid of my absolutely FUGLY shoulders from Zul’Aman! Cho’Gall dropped Mantle of the Forlorn Vanquisher and I rolled for it but lost. My guildie Xerzes won the token.

Only to give it to me.

I love you Xerzes, marry me!!!!!!!!!!

So I was able to replace the ZA abomination with T11 shoulders to go with my T12 gear. LOL. Still a mismatch but much better than getting stuck with the gold crap with the skulls.

Cloudrunner - mixed DK tier gear

Blizzard should hire a real-life fashion designer to design the gear. It would be so cool if they got Alber Elbaz of Lanvin!  The I could wipe in style! 😀