I’m starting to get that “I’ve seen this place one too many times” feeling. 10 man is just a prelude to our attempts at the Lich King which haven’t netted us much farther than surviving the transition into Phase 3. We’re extending last week’s raid in the hope of finally getting him down, but we really need to have everything just “go right”. We still have defiles ending up in the middle of the platform and people standing too far out when the Val’kyr comes out to take them to Valhalla via the edge of the cliff.
For the 25man content we keep getting stuck on the wing “end” bosses. Last night we wiped on Putricide when he had 200k left :(… Tank died just as he was almost dead.. That’s such a long fight, we couldn’t bear to do it again, so we called it for the night (was getting toward the end of our time anyway). Tonight, we will either try him again or go for one of the others.. I was really hoping the increase to the 15% buff would push us over (other than, again, over the LK’s ledge) enough to make it all a little easier, but we are still fighting for every gain. Things like Festergut and Rotface, well, yes, those are getting silly. First wing, silly. But, you know, the ones that have decently difficult mechanics, the buff doesn’t help as much as we’d hoped. I’m sure that sooner or later it will be cake (kinda like how it is on 10 man right now), but I’m just not feelin’ it so far.
But, I’m still going in because I enjoy it anyway. There isn’t much else in the game right now that I am very interested in doing. I’ve been obsessed (just a bit … ) with a personal coding project I am working on, my MultiBoard. When it is more ready, I’ll explain it better here, but generally it is a tool I’m going to use for Polygamerous and Twisted Nether. In fact, I’ve already used it on PGP and it works like a charm (and is a lot of fun..) If you hear all the dropped-in sounds in the next episode.. That’s the program.
So, I log in to raid and that’s about it. The holiday’s don’t hold any interest to me, but then again, they never have. Running random dungeons on my alts might be cool except that for a DPS (which most of them are) it takes way too long to get into one and, again, I have nothing I really want to do while I’m waiting. PvP, well, I might try that a little more. I’m just not sure I am interested enough to get a new set of gear that I probably could use to really be useful.
In other news, it looks like we might be moving the TNB recording to Tuesday nights for a while (if not forever..). That gives me two nights of back-to-back podcast recordings.. But leaves my Fridays free. I’ll also be missing (or leaving early) the first night of our 25man run. Ah well, we do what we have to. Well, I think that is enough babbling for one post. Is anyone else getting excited from all the screenshots Blizzard is posting from Cataclysm? I think that, so far, things are looking pretty amazing. I really can’t wait!