We spent some time last night bashing our faces against the Lich King again. I’m really not liking the mechanics of that fight. I get it, but I find, in phase 2, the combination of the big puddles of DEATH and the Val’Kyr Moving Company a tough combination to keep track of. I think the tip is everyone needs to move out of the center after the Val’Kyr picks someone up. We had way too many times when the puddle was situated directly in the middle of the platform. That isn’t so good..
What we DID do, though is get him down, once, to 42% (42!!). We were really close to the next transition, but we just broke down. It didn’t help that we lost a DPS pretty early on in phase 2. For those Val’Kyr you need every DPS able to help out. We’re planning on going back to the LK on Sunday and maybe, hopefully get him down. I think we are planning on trying out the hard modes once we do that.
No raid tonight for me. We’re recording TNB at the usual time, 8pm PST and we have Ophalie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon. You can join us in the chat room to listen and, well, chat. Hope to see you there!
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FAIL: Tuesday.. Patch day.. was fail.. On Draenor, all the instances (including BGs) were down, as far as I know, all night. My son couldn’t do BGs (on that server, other servers just fine) and our ICC25 raid was cancelled because of it. So, what did I do? I played FFXIII until all hours of the night instead. Can’t say I didn’t enjoy it, though.
GEAR: Wednesday night, things were back to normal(ish) and we started up the ICC25 run. I brought my hunter in for the first part (pre-saurfang) and actually got 2 pieces of gear. I was the only hunter.. WHAT!!!! Yep. Only hunter in the raid. The other hunters we usually have didn’t show up. At the Saurfang encounter they asked me to switch over to the Boomkin for the pushback. At that point, you got it!, we had NO HUNTERS!! OMG! Yeah, it was pretty crazy. Thankfully not much hunter loot dropped for the rest of the run (except from Pinces I think). We did Mr. Fester and Mr. Rot and then took out the Princes and called it a night. I got one additional piece of gear, new pants from festergut for my druid.
DECABLIZZCON: Blizzcon 2010 has officially been announced. October 22-23 in Anaheim! I’m planning on being there if I can get a ticket. If you are planning on being there, let Twisted Nether know! Send us an email to info AT twistednether.net. I, for one, can’t wait!
Sunday is our second night of 10-man ICC. This week, all we had left was the Plague Wing (yes, the whole thing), Sindragosa and the Lich King. We plowed through the plague wing and, amazingly enough, one shot Putricide. I won’t say it was without incident. With about 25k health left, only the 2 tanks and an “angilified” priest were left up. Thankfully they were able to get him down and, as one of them was a Paladin, rez us..
The Plague Wing down, we turned our attention to Sindragosa. As one of the group had never done the fight before and 2 others (including one of the tanks) had never done the fight with Us before, we were skeptical as to the outcome. Well, we shouldn’t have been. Rack up another “hole in one” for team whateverournameis! We one shot Sindragosa! You actually might think, mistakenly, that we knew what we were doing. Maybe we ARE ready for the Lich King!
The new Patch 3.3.3 is out now in the US (and will be in the EU tomorrow). With it we get a Frozen Orb vendor that will trade all those pesky orbs for some other goodies. Additionally those Frozen Orbs will now be “forced greed” in Heroic Instances instead of allowing for ppl to ninja them whenever they want. One of the changes I think my son will appreciate the most is the Random BG tool. He really enjoys Battlegrounds and I think having the random and the ability to get a nice reward for at least the first BG he does per day is a bonus!
Hopefully tonight the lag won’t be too crazy. It seems every week there is a patch especially, but even just from the restarts, we get really bad lag throughout the system. Tonight is 25man ICC, so we want to avoid the lag if possible. Hopefully we’ll make as good progress as we have been in 10man. Later!