This was only the second time since we started going to Kara that we’ve actually made it back into Kara twice in one week. We were Gongniu (Warrior Tank), Amellea (Druid Tank), Tatia (Holy Pally), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Ireena (Shadow Priest), Daegothh (Mage), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (MM Hunter) and Novashaed (Mage). Last night we had three guild firsts.
Well, four firsts if you count it as our first time trying out Romulo and Julianna. Anyway, kicked starcrossed lover’s butts. Hard to get a good screenshot when they died in separate corners. I healed Gongniu who tanked Romulo. Amellea tanked Julianna. I think we got them on the third try. Method: Biggest thing to remember, Tanks MUST pickup the lovers when they pop(our shadow priest got one-shotted on our second try and we really missed her healing at the end). DPS them separately. Then when they both pop, tank them in opposite corners so Julianna can’t heal Romulo. DPS Romulo to 5% health. Then all DPS switch to Julianna. Interrupt her self-heals when possible. DPS her down and then DPS R down.
With that we trotted upstairs to play with new and exciting trash. Our first view of Curator was an eyeopener. Most people weren’t aware that he was a mechanical. I think we also made three attempts on Curator. On the next-to-the-last attempt Amellea died early on to a crushing blow. Seeing it as a wipe I DI’d Ireena. After everyone else died Ireena rez’d everyone except for Amellea. Amellea had released and was already alive again by the time we realized he’d released. He had to run all the way back up to Curator. When he finally got back to us he announced that the mechanicals in the round room had respawned. We almost called the raid at this point but decided that if it was only the mechanicals that we could kill them and them make one more attempt on Curator. Our last attempt was a success.
– Raid should form up in a semi-circle around curator. Close enough to DPS him but spread out so as not to bridge the flair’s damage. DeadlyBossMods or BigWigs are good addons for this.
– Kill the flares first.. and fast.
– DPS curator during Evocation for massive crits.
Curator dropped: [Gloves of the Fallen Defender] (Zynnia) and [item]Garona’s Signet Ring[/item](Fynriss).
After that we were just excited. Andrew, a friend of the guild was on Ventrilo and suggested that it wasn’t very far to Chess and that we might as well do it before the reset. Geeked on our success we skipped up the stairs and killed more trash… and then more trash.. and then even more trash. Seriously, is there any trash left? It turns out that Andrew’s idea of “nearby” is different from our idea of nearby.
Eventually we got through the trash. It took us two tries to win chess but we did it. Honestly I wasn’t expecting to get so far so I hadn’t read about the event. Our first try was the “huh, what is this?” try the second try we beat ‘em. The chest dropped:
[Mithril Chain of Heroism](Gongniu) and [Headdress of the High Potentate] (Ireena)
There was a little bit of loot drama. Ireena, the shadow priest, indicated that she wanted to roll on the cloth heal-y head gear against Zynnia, the holy priest. Both priests were actually wearing the same headgear at the time. The cloth piece was for healing and it would have been a direct upgrade-in-role for Zynnia. BUT Zynna had gotten her tier 4 glove token at Curator earlier. They rolled and Ireena won the roll. Ireena indicated she wasn’t willing to give the item up to Zynnia and the GM ruled that by our current loot rules Ireena was within her rights to keep it.
If Ireena is considering to eventually respec to Holy then this is a good upgrade for her.. but Zynnia could have used the upgrade more immediately. It’s a sticky situation.