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Nax U

Sorry I missed a day. We spent a bunch of time since I last talked to you running Nax. If I didn’t tell you, we got through the Spider Wing and the Plague wing and then got the first boss in each of the other wings down.

Anyway, we did a bunch of raiding and did some heroics too. Not much else going on.  I need to keep working on alchemy on Fyra and also tailoring on Fhuun.  It’s been pretty quiet all things considered.. Just wanted to get a quick note up here before I eat dunner.. I may be back later!

Last Man Sanctum

We had a run of Obsidian Sanctum scheduled last night at the normal 6pm server. I was on a little early and Pil, Kezz and I logged into our trio of 71/72s and ran a few quests. I dinged 72 on Fyra and we are getting closer to finishing up the Fjord..

At 6, we logged over to our “mains” and headed to the Sanctum. We hadn’t been there before but I had looked over the strat on WoWWiki and was ready. It really seemed like a pretty easy (in terms of mechanics) raid. This place was somewhat on part with Gruul’s. Except there really is only 1 boss and there are 3 mini-bosses.  If you don’t kill the mini-bosses, they join the boss fight and you get more lootz and achievements if you get the boss down.

WoWScrnShot_121108_222349 We decided not to go for that this time and just take down the mini-bosses first.  There is some trash in packs that are actually quite difficult, but manageable. The mini-bosses were actually pretty much a cake-walk. For 2 of them you run into these portals they open and kill an add in there.. Then back to the boss.  For the other, it spawns eggs in the portal that change to whelps if you don’t kill them, we ignored them and concentrated on the boss. Had an OT on the adds and we burned the boss down really quick.  Adds just de-spawned when it went down.

WoWScrnShot_121108_004348 Onto the main boss.. We gave it a first try and ended up wiping pretty early. We didn’t really understand the “waves” of lava and how they work. Second try we did much better.. In fact, we got the boss down! After the boss toppled, we still had 2 adds.. In addition, only me and an enhancement shaman were left up, both with very little health.. Ok.. I was a jerk.. a big jerk.. What did I do? I feigned death.. :P LOL… Shaman died.. (Sorry!) But I lived! I was the last man standing! It wasn’t a kill-wipe! Haha.. Ok.. I’m still sorry.. Anyway…

So, nothing really for a Hunter in the loot that dropped. The T? glove token was the DK,Mage,Rogue,Druid one and the Resto Druid got em. Tanking ring also dropped and I didn’t win the bag with emblems nor the big slot bag.. No big deal really. It was loads of fun just getting something done finally!

Sindragosa_121008_202501 Afterwards, since it went much quicker than we had anticipated, we ran over to Nax and gave another shot to the first boss in the spider wing.. Well, we still couldn’t do it. We had an MT that it was his first time in here, so it took a few tries to get some of the timing down. In addition, we were having other issues all around still. I think we have the DPS now and probably the healing, etc. It’s just pulling it all together that is just a miss. We’ll get it. Hopefully tonight when we head back in. There might be some personnel changes since we have so many tanks at this point, but I’m hopeful.

So, that’s what I am doing tonight, Nax. Oh! After the failed Nax attempts, we logged back to the “little ones” and got 2 others and headed into Utgarde Keep. It was pretty fun and we did a good job with our mix of 70-73 peeps. Get quite a bit of experience there when you have lots of rested XP bonus. Anyway, I’ve rambled on for a while. I’m done.. Put a fork in me.. :P

Having Fhuun in the Nexus

Before I get too far into the Nexus, let me account for what came before. Prior to the late (very late) night run on my level 71 Priest, Fhuun, I joined up with a group for heroics again. This time we only had 1 healer involved. We tried to get moving in Gundrak Heroic, but the snake boss took us out over and over.

We gave up and went to do the non-heroic daily,  Caverns of Time: The Culling of Stratholme. Got it done, but you really don’t get much in the way of reputation from that run. So, we then decided to go back to Utgarde Keep and run THAT one Heroic. We made it to the end without too many issues and got some badges and lootz. Nothing, I think, for the Hunter dropped, but getting the badges is pretty good.

UK_120908_233519 Afterwards, I jumped on Fhuun and made my way to Coldarra to get some quests done. He dinged there and I talked to some fellow guildies paying their alts if they wanted to take a shot the Nexus. We got 3 other guildies and then picked up someone LFG.. The run went flawlessly. Nobody died at all (of course, we had 2 healers even if I was doing dps). We went through the place like buttah.. :P

WoWScrnShot_121008_014748 Did the quests there for additional XP and some gear and when we were done, I did even more Coldarra quests (they are a lot of fun) and then called it a night. I was happy to get to 71 and I’m almost half-way through it already.

Other than that, Episode 26 of the Twisted Nether Blogcast featuring our blogger of the week, Big Red Kitty (or maybe he should be blogger of the year?). Go listen, it was great fun talking to him for an hour or so.

That’s it! Go listen, go play, go have fun! Later all

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