I finally did it. My Paladin, Furis, finally tanked a lvl 80 heroic instance. Of course, he did it with an uber group that probably didn’t even need a tank (I’m not convinced I was really tanking.. I think the Rogue was..).. So, we did the daily heroic the other night and it was Old Kingdom. Granted also that I only had to tank 2 boss fights and one consisted of me running around away from the “copies” of us until someone else came to kill them.
I think I got the hang of it, but doubt I’ll remember what to do next time. LOL.. I have been getting some better gear now, which is nice.
In other news, we’re still working on getting the bosses in the second wing of ICC down. They seem to be DPS races and I guess we just don’t have it yet. We did head back into ToGC 25 last night but had trouble with the Faction Champions so we decided to switch back to ToC 25 and just plow through that (which we did). Extra trophies for ppl to upgrade their gear to help with ICC.. Woot! (I got a trophy for my Druid.. Can upgrade one of the pieces I have now, yay!).. Oh, and I happened to log in just when they were starting a Heroic Mode Uld run (for achievements, etc). It was lots of fun.
Not much else going on. Tonight we record episode 7 of Polygamerous, LIVE! Been having a great time with that show. Really trying to broaden our audience and find our voice. I think we are getting there. If nothing else, it’s fun. I’ve been playing a lot more “other” games and somehow got myself back into Civ 4. Anyway, if you want to know more about my non-wow gaming habit, listen to Polygamerous..
Last night was all about Heroics. I didn’t have all that much time to play since Monday night is Polygamerous night. First thing I did was log in to Fizz and join the LFG for the Random Heroic. I was on my way to pick up reagents when it hit and I teleported forgetting to pick them up.. It was VH so I figured it really didn’t matter.. I buffed peeps manually and nobody seemed to need food. The instance went pretty smoothly. Oh, I swapped specs to Frost again too. With the new Glyph, having the constant Elemental is really cool (no pun intended.. well, maybe a little bit). I did decent enough damage and really rocked the meters (considering my gear) on AOE ..
Afterwards, I tried the same on my Paladin, Furis. He’s still running stuff Ret specced for 2 reasons.. 1) He needs better tanking gear before tanking in a heroic.. 2) I really have no idea (nor experience obviously) tanking. So, I joined this group and the random was HoL.. Well, we got through the first boss without any incident and a nice belt dropped (Plate DPS, but hey, it was an upgrade). Things broke down even before getting to the 2nd boss. We kept wiping at the mobs just up the stairs because the tank pulled pretty much all of them at the same time and couldn’t seem to hold aggro. After the 3rd wipe, I think, the tank, healer and one of the DPS dropped and that was that.
Later that night I got to do a daily heroic for real and get my Paladin his gold and emblems. Next part of ICC comes out today. What’s the chance that things will be working correctly? What is the chance ppl will even be able to get into the raids at all? Ah well. We shall see. Good luck out there.
As you all know (hopefully), I am still playing WoW, but my playing time has dropped significantly. I recently got my 5th toon to 80 but just can’t bring myself to work on #6.. It’s not even very interesting working through the quests my Paladin still has to do at level 80 now. He could use the gear upgrade, but I keep wondering if I shouldn’t just try to do Heroic runs (of course, his tanking sucks, so I have to go as DPS.. so it takes forever to get a group in the random). So.. I have mainly been logging in to raid. We’re getting the first wing down in 10 and 25 man now without much trouble. Ready to move on this week. Woot!
What have I been doing in my non-wow time (there is such a thing?). Well, as you also should know, a few friends and I started a new podcast/website called Polygamerous. In said podcast, we discuss the topic of general video/computer gaming. So, as part of that, I’ve been trying to play more “other” games..
Anyway, that’s all I have for you now. I’m excited about the next wing in ICC opening up and learning how soon the next will come. I’m still really anticipating Cataclysm and all that comes with that. I think it will be a great expansion and eagerly await more information (and beta). Talk to y’all.