Um.. or is that delegation… As I said yesterday, I was “in charge” of last night’s Kara run. Whoopie! Of course, you always have to deal with the “why wasn’t I chosen to go, etc” since we have so many that sign up now. Unfortunately, it’s a 10 man instance and thus we can only bring 10 uh.. man..
So, I put together a group I felt would gear some stuff up but also make it an enjoyable experience for everyone (read “not too many wipes”). This group consisted of:
- Tanks: Warrior (“veteran”), Druid (druid was somewhat “new”)
- Healers: Druid (“veteran”), Priest (gearing up)
- DPS: 6! 2 Hunters, 2 Mages, 1 Rogue, 1 Boomkin (me)
The group worked pretty well over all. We had a few issues (like pulling to soon, pulling too many, etc..) but in general we did well. We one shot all the bosses we tried: Attumen, Moroes, Opera (Big Bad Wolfenstein), Curator, Shade. Yeah.. We got all the way to shade.. We started at about 6pm and ended a little after 9.. 3 hours to shade (yes, skipped Maiden until tonight). I think that is pretty good for a “gearing up” group.
We had quite a few “fun” moments. Like when we pulled a few extra dancers by accident.. Or when there were 2 big robot dudes and a bunch of fishies on the way to the shade… I did get off a “Druid DI” though before I died..
What is a “Druid DI” you ask? Well… I liken this to Divine Intervention, a Pally spell, because it performs the same task.. Keep from having to run back.. How do you do this feat of hybridness? Well, hopefully you have your battle rez up.. cuz u will need it. You just battle rez a “full” rezzer (well, at least until WotLK that doesn’t include another druid) that has died and let them know NOT TO TAKE IT YET! Once everyone wipes, they can hit accept and pop up and rez everyone! BEAUTY!
Anyway, so we also had a little hiccup when starting the Curator. Our MT was explaining to the OT where he was going to tank (since the MT was going to be the soaker) and was up there a little too long… Guess what! He pulled the boss.. WHOA! “IT’S OK! GET INTO POSITIONS. LETS DO THIS THING”.. Yeah.. LOL.. We still killed him dead.
For the Shade, we did our normal routine which is assign classes with interrupts to interrupt his ice and fire spells. We leave the arcane alone. Especially this time, we had enough DPS to burn him down until the elementals popped way before he drank. The key is to be cognizant of what is going on and have someone call out when the “special” spells are being started. We also always run “together” back to the door on the arcane blast thingy he does. That allows the healers to be in range to heal people if they get hit or such (and be in rezzing distance if it is a wipe).
Anyway, the “newer” mage got a ton of drops from the first day which is pretty awesome as I think he might have been the least geared of all of them. I have to remember who is here this week so I can try to switch it up next week. Tonight is night 2 and I hope we do as well. We’ll be starting with a jaunt up to Chess and then the Prince. After that we will probably do Netherspite, skip Illhoof (party makeup doesn’t lend itself to that fight) and head back to the Maiden and if we have time, Nightbane.