Two things to talk about. 8 manning Naxx10.. And a really good 25man Ulduar run!
8 Manning Naxx 10
This weekend we were going to continue our alt 10man Ulduar run. Unfortunately, it was July 4th and that made finding people to join us difficult. So, what we did was decided to go try to get the achievement by 8-manning Naxx 10. It took us a while to get started because we kept having to switch out people who ended up being saved already. We were 2 healing/2 tanking the place. We had plenty of DPS and everything else to be successful. We went into Spider wing and took out the first boss easily. Second boss there, we wipe.. We were just burning the adds down and then her given our “uber” dps. But.. What happened? Turns out that one of the healers thought he was supposed to be DPS. So we really only had 1 healer up until then… (including the 1st boss which we cleared easily!) Anyway, the rest of the night went great and we eventually got the achievement.
25 Man Uduar “PUG”
Each week we try to suppliment our normal 10-man Ulduar raiding group with others and build it up to a 25man run. In past weeks we’ve been having issues moving forward (not even getting Ignis down). This week everything just clicked. Yes, I died often, but we got bosses down.. We finished the first 2 section of Ulduar which is a LOT farther than I had made it in 25 Ulduar already. Again, no loot for me, but not because it didn’t drop.. I didn’t get loot because my dice suck.
Tonight might just be a quiet night. I don’t think there are any plans right now. I could use a quiet night sometimes.. Later!
Last night we did something a little different.. Almost .. “old school”.. Ok, well, if OS could be considered old school..
We went into OS 10 in our semi-pug and tried to do Sarth+3.. In a little different way.. We came in with 8 dps, 1 healer and 1 tank and tried to burn him down.. And we almost succeeded. 9%.. Once of the tries we got him to 9%. After being unable to do that we decided to try 2up and do it more of the normal way.. Well, that didn’t work out so well. So then 1 up.. Yeah, 1 up we could do. Anyway, I think with just a little more gear from the Ulduar runs we could really do it without too much of a problem (the burning him down thing).
On a side note, I also got “dragged” through a couple of Heroics on my Mage. I say dragged because I was only doing around 1200dps on the first few, but I got better! I picked up a few drops including an epic belt from Heroic UP. I dual-specced a while ago and picked up FrostFire.. Still not completely certain what I am doing. I’ll have to spend some time on the web looking for which button to use when.
Tonight I think we might be trying out hand at continuing the Ulduar run from tuesday. We still have Mimiron (sp?) and then General and Yogg.. We haven’t downed any of those, but I think this might be the week ol, “M” goes down! Have a good weekend and don’t forget the Twisted Nether LIVE Round Table tomorrow (Friday, Jul 4, 2009) afternoon at 3pm Eastern.
I already talked about Midsummer Fire Festival being underway again. What I didn’t talk about is that over the weekend I ran my level 80 Mage, Fizz, around everywhere doing the keeper quests. I didn’t go out of my way to extinguish many horde flames, but I wanted to at least get all the Alliance ones in Azeroth and Outland. I did so and made about 500 gold or so doing them. I also bought myself the Spirit of Summer pet. I’m not that into doing achievements just for the sake of them, nor for the meta achievement (I’m so far behind, why try), so I had an ulterior motive and that was gold and the pet.
The weekend also had it’s share of Raiding, but it wasn’t all that spectacular. I did get Fizz into an instance (Heroic: UP) with a friend. It was a pug run, but they forgave my mage his completely horrible DPS since it was pretty much a cakewalk anyway. He picked up the caster belt from the end boss in there too, which was nice.
I also decided to run around Azeroth, etc. on my Death Knight to try to get a bunch of experience too.. Was I successful? Well, when I started I was level 58 (almost 59) and I ended just after I got to 60. I’d like to continue on until I run out of ones I can get to easily. Anyway, that is enough I think. More, easy levels.. I’m all for it.
Tonight might be a restart of the 10man since the timer reset is today.. I suppose we’ll have to see…