Archive for endgame

6/12 – Chugging Along

Posted in General with tags , , , on March 17, 2010 by rocklawthepally

I wouldn’t quite call it all on farm just yet, but we had our best night yet in ICC, clearing through Rotface and Festergut in our first raid night of the week.  Now the fun begins.  Putricide on Thursday :)

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ICC Wing 1 a Clean One-Shot!!

Posted in General with tags , , on March 3, 2010 by rocklawthepally

Now I don’t know whether the new 5% Strength of Wrynn buff made it possible ( I think not), but we one-shot the first wing of ICC tonight.  Including that b-tard Saurfang.  I think we were well within the time without the buff, but hell, I’ll take it.  Only our 3rd Saurfang kill and our first one-shot.

Then we 2-shot Festergut for a first kill.  Working on Rotface.  50-ish percent.  See ya dead on Thursday, Rotface!  Putricide, you’re on notice!

Saurfang dead again. Finally.

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by rocklawthepally

Whew.  We finally nailed it for the second time last night.  That Saurfang fight is such a pita.  And I feel so helpless because, as a healer, I can’t really contribute anything.  It’s all on the DPS.  But last night, they were on their game.  Extra-special kiting skill paid off.  Looking forward to new content.  Time for a visit to Tankspot to check up on Festergut and Rotface.

3 upgrades yesterday.   A ring, a cloak and a belt.  ilvl 268, 264 and 251 respectively.  Only 2 pieces of 232 gear left on the holy side.

We also managed to do the frost giant weekly (which is where the belt dropped).  Fun fight.

The odd thing about Icecrown is that I spend much of my time in ret mode.  I am ret on trash up to Marrowgar, then switch to healing for that fight.  Then I’m back to ret for the Lady Deathwhister trash and I tank her for the first phase until the shield is down.  Then I’m ret for the trash leading to the boat.  I switched to heals for the frost giant weekly, but went back to ret as a gunner/add DPS for the boat.  I switch to heals for Saurfang because I do so much AoE splash damage that it would be a bad idea for me to be doing damage when his adds pop.  My resto shammy buddy goes enhancement for that fight (in fact, he brought in his hunter last night, which was the thing that turned the tide). 

I really need better ret gear, tho.  5/5 T9 is OK, but this is T10 content.  The good thing is that the raid’s pally tank got a bunch of off-spec DPS upgrades last night, so now they’re on rot and default to me next time they drop :)  And I will be spending Triumphs on the 245 upgrade badge gear, depending on set bonuses.

After the raid, we pugged an XT weekly and a VOA to total 20 frosts in one day.  I tried a daily, but the group wiped on early trash and I was too tired to stick it out.

Anywho, it’s off to new content!

Deathbringer Saurfang Deaded

Posted in General with tags , , on January 15, 2010 by rocklawthepally

After a long night of attempts, tweaks and alterations, we finally took down Deathbringer Saurfang. We were too mesmerized by loot and the ensuing cinematic to take a frakking screenshot, of course.

It is nice to be moving into what is still the most current phase of endgame (ie. the new plague wing). Yes, we’re at it at regular 10-man and yes, I’d love to be at a higher level, but more importantly, my guildies are getting it done. I love these guys and gals. It’s awesome to be into endgame and not trailing along a few months behind.

Next week, I hope we can clear the first wing in night one and then get into Festergut and Rotface in night two. We shall see. R1 may have to go back to 3 nights to progress, I suspect.  Or start extending raids.  Who knows.

In any event, well done all. My little buddy (FigurePrint) says woot!

Marrowgar times 2

Posted in General with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Nice rings.

Marrowgar deaded again.

No attempts on Lady Deathwhisper this week (sad pally).

Good work, folks!

Lord Marrowgar down

Posted in General with tags , , , , on December 23, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Lord Marrowgar is dead as of last week.  Sadly, it was after his nerfs.  I’m firmly of the belief we would have had him on his original mode, but what the hey.  We’ll take it.  Subsequently, we got Lady Deathwhisper to 25% of her mana last week in phase 1, as well.

Seems the powers that be decided we’ve suspended raiding for the next two weeks due to the holidays.  Thankfully, one of our tanks stepped up and posted an impromptu run for ICC 10 tomorrow night.  It’s listed as a rep farming run, which I hate.  Kill the boss or get the fuck out of the instance.  For me, rep is ancillary in an instance that represents progression.  True, it’s been a long while since we’ve seen a new rep associated with a new raid, but for chrissakes, that new ring ain’t gonna make or break the raid.

So.  Tomorrow, if we have the right peeps, we kill Marrowgar and Deathwhisper and then go strap on our rocket packs!  If not, then I go farm herbs.  Here’s hoping we have 10 of our best :)

Merry Christmas to all.

Icecrown Citadel and the most annoying heroic in the game

Posted in General with tags , , , on December 11, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We ventured into Icecrown Citadel 10 normal tonight and within a couple of hours worth of attempts, Marrowgar was down to 25%.  I suspect when next we take him on, we will get him.  It’s a sutiational awareness, chaoitic fight where the healers can only do so much.  Our DPS bretheren (and us healers, too) need to help out the healing crew by avoiding the major damage from the coldflame and being as close to max as possible during whirlwind.  Well done for our first set of attemps.

Then, just to prove that we’re not total suck, we 1-shot Ony in textbook fashion.  I love face-wiping on progression, and ICC trash respawn with 30 minutes to go in our raid clock made Ony make a lot of sense.  Glad we were able to teach the old girl a lesson

What did I do next?  I did something I rarely, if ever, do.  I went into the new LFG tool with my best tank and my healing buddy (and GM) who went elemental.  We went PuG.  Rocklaw does not PuG as a rule, but this new tool intrigued me and I’m getting badge hungry.  For me, it was the daily random.  What did we get?  You guessed it – Occulus.

Thankfully we completed it.  It was one of the last 3 I need for Champion of the Frozen Wastes title.  Only Old Kingdom and Azjol.Nerub left.

We’ve got some new recruits and an old friend back in the guild.  A resto druid friend who is the significant other of a warlock recent returnee has joined us again.  Old friends from times past rejoining us are what makes this game so much fun for me.  In addition, I was able to blow a couple of cloth cooldowns for another recent returnee who has access to a killer pattern.  Was happy to help.

3.3 is starting out well.  Looking forward to getting deeper into it with my friends in guild.