Let’s see.. I guess I should generate some of my own content (instead of just linking to other people’s stuff.. I mean hey.. it’s not WowInsider here )
Yesterday I briefly mentioned the massive suck that was a Heroic Mechanar run. Last night was “the massive suck that is a Kara run”. We spent -all- night working on trash.. and finally cleared the Chess event. That’s it.
We started out with only eight people on and started to clear upwards. Eventually number 9 and 10 logged on. Just as we were getting to Illhoof’s door number 11 logged on. At the time we were: Gongniu (Protection Warrior), Baldwyne (Protection Paladin), Tatia (Holy Paladin), Validor (Holy Paladin), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Odisia (Mage), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (BM Hunter), Raouen (MM Hunter), MagicWeaver (Warlock). Then we swapped out Tatia for Spiralla (DPS Shaman).
I figured that the raid was healer heavy (having three) and would benefit from the added DPS.. AND it allowed me to go finish up some sewing that needs to be done before this weekend.
Just after I left they made a couple of abortive attempts at Illhoof. None of them were sucessful. Although we’d been told that a warlock would make the encounter trivial it didn’t seem to really work out that way. (keep in mind I was off sewing at this point so I have no ideas of the specifics). Fiancee seemed to think that on that fight a third healer would have helped more than the added DPS.. and Weaver admitted that her little warlock wasn’t exactly geared to be so far up in Kara. So they wiped.. and then they wiped some more.. and then they wiped some more.. then they decided to go upstairs.. and they wiped on trash.. and then they wiped on trash some more.. and then they partially wiped on trash.. but found that the trash had respawned behind them.. so the raid was separated and the trash was starting to spawn right on top of the upper group.
This is when I rejoined the group (I finished my sewing project)(and Validor had to leave). Eventually the upper part of the raid wiped and joined the lower part of the raid and we re-cleared trash up to Chess. Chess chest dropped two leather pieces which were sharded. It was a long and unprofitable night. The raid got rep.. and that’s it.
Afterwards we were chatting about it.. a couple of the people in the raid were in a pissy mood. You could hear it in their voice and it effected others in the raid. We decided that the massive suck that was West Kingdom was to be blamed on rustiness (the week off without playing over the Holiday), new addons/equipment, and just plain cranky-ness from Holiday colds. Towards the very end of the run we all seemed to perk up and do better. Hopefully -that- is over with.. ’cause -that- sucked.