Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

Heroic Blood Princes slapped us around for an hour and a half last night, but near the end, I think we had figured out what we needed to do and the last wipe was at 35% so it's getting there.

Once we knock it out on Thursday, this fight will put us at 9/12 and with only the 3 hardest bosses left, I can relax a little and work on them, one at a time. Putricide next, I think, he's a lot more manageable as Sindragosa seems to press people's panic button a lot. The extra Plague and the twin-add transitions are pretty fun, and I enjoy that fight.

Mostly because I get to become an Abomination and ignore all that complicated plague-juggling business!

But anyway. Heroic Icecrown continues to dwindle, gear flows like wine, and having OPTIONS in building a raid team is a great thing. I had 11 people to choose from last night and when I sat someone they didn't /flipout or anything, so that was awesome. If I continue to get more than 10 folks every week, maybe I'll even start confirming people.

Oh, blessed, blessed raid attendance. The last few weeks have been so good, I'm kind of afraid of having to PuG ever again. But on the flip side, it's kind of weird to have almost nobody on when we're not raiding. It's a bit of a ghost-town on non-raid nights. But I'm pretty okay with that, as long as people log in to raid, and have interest and are not burning out, I'm happy to only see them for raids and let them enjoy the summer and time off and all that.

All that time will go away once Cataclysm hits.

Speaking of Cataclysm, a new beta-build went in yesterday with all the big Paladin changes, so I'm off to do some data-mining and reading...


  1. Good luck! And congrats on the awesome recruitment. Wish ours was turning out as well - we've had two really fantastic folks join, and about - well, more than I care to think about, who either join then hardly ever show up, lack even the most basic raiding skills, or seem to think "reliability" means "when the mood strikes". ARGH, WTB Expansion now please!

    Wishing you all the best in your raiding goals. Enjoy those boney drakes when you get them!

  2. Thanks! The drakes are a bit far away still, Heroic Putricide and Heroic Sindragosa might take a good deal of work.

    As for raid team - it certainly is a good thing to have choices and options for raid team construction.

    Back when we put ITT together in early April, we lost I think, 3 folks to mid-night /gquits and such. Which was incredibly frustrating. But since then, we've only had one person dropped out after LK died to focus on RP and another one is just busy with summer stuff, and I don't know what happened to a 3rd - I think his family life caught up with him. But otherwise, folks are showing up! Which is amazing.