Last weekend I got to knock over Naxx25 with my guild, which was a great experience.
I started this weekend out knowing that I wasn’t up for anything as grand. I knew that I wasn’t going to be raiding with my guild for 2 reasons.
- I wasn’t going to really be available till late, as I was babysitting.
- I really wanted to give my time to my mates instead.
When I logged on I raced over to the Argent Tournament grounds and struggled to do anything… I mean anything. The quests may seem great to many, but all that lost flying time makes this casual raider a sad boy. On top of that the jousting isn’t going all that well for me.
I have decided that the whole charging thing is a bit too hard when I am 0.5-1 second behind the AI, so I am doing it the hard way with shield breakers and hand-to-hand. If I don’t get it right, the NPC opponent just laughs at me because I am taking too long.
Still, soon enough I will be a champion, and the Turbo Mechanostrider will be mine.
I got the call up to join our 10 man attempt at Naxx. The big question being whether to tackle the quarters that hadn’t previously been cleared, or go the normal way.
In the end, the Arachnid quarter was the 1st to fall.
Which brought up one more achievement for me.
Next stop was the Plague Quarter, once again, easy peasy.
While I was there I picked up this cool staff…
I love it, crazy little bat winged skull.
and I love my new cloak too…
Cool Cloak, cool staff, Cool Gnome!
I kinda love all the skull and wraithy things I am picking up…
Anyway… we decided we would give the Military Quarter a go, not really expecting to clear it, but what the hey!
Yay… well that’s the end of a great weekend, 3 quarters of 10 man Naxx cleared. The boys were going to go back on Saturday, but as we all know, I never play Saturdays….
Or do I…
Yep, that’s right. I scored a leave pass to finish it all off..
Last quarter down, so that just leaves Sapp and KT, looks like I am going to clear 10 man Naxx the weekend after clearing 25 man Naxx.
Look out Sapp, here we come!
Whoah.. 2 for the price of one!
Not that I had to do anything special to meet the lack of Frost resistance gear requirement…
We hammered KT for a while then, but I think the closest we got was 40%.
Once again the guys were going back for one last go on Sunday night… but as we all know, I only play of Fridays!
Can you say Sunday leave pass?
Yep, I was back.. 3rd night in a row!
But I had a dilemma when I logged on.
As soon as I did, I was invited to 25 man Eye of Eternity, which was an even bigger dilemma considering I had picked this up on Saturday night…
But my commitment to my mates (and my desire to finish Naxx10) came 1st
Someone was polymorphing rabbits left right and center… Seriously, are you afraid of a DeathKnight when it is all white and fluffy like this? Who would be.
Actually this Death Knight had been suffering to my lucky rolls for the previous two nights… can you say 100 & 98 & 96?
He was smack talking me before the KT attempt… so I brought him down to my size with a little BabySpice.
Not my 1st use of Baby Spice mind you.. I actually used it on a bear riding Tauren in Dalaran.. no real reason, just felt like doing it. He got the surprise of his life.. I saw him riding up and down the streets with lots of exclamation marks over his head.
BTW, those of you that suffer from “I got a mammoth and I know how to plant it in the Dalaran fountain” problem… this is the solution… show the world how big their appendage really is.
Where was I…
Oh yeah… lying bleeding on the floor of KT’s room. I would like to say that in gaining this achievement I lived long enough to make a difference, but that would be a lie.
At this point I would like to show that UberHunter, that joined our raid group, the finger… my big fat middle finger.
He was with us for our 1st 2 attempts at KT.. from the moment he joined our raid he was dissing us.
- Complaining about group makeup
- Complaining about the existence of our Hunter Mate
- Slagging us off for any little error.
- Slagging ranged off for not taking down the Soul Weavers fast enough (Err Ummm… you are ranged…what the hell were you doing?)
After the 2nd attempt he declared we were full of fail, and that we should give up and go home. He thought it was a waste of his time.
Before I could type and post…
… to raid chat, he was kicked.
At which point he started laughing saying how he wasn’t going to leave the instance… and how he was going to return later with his mates and one-shot KT in a way we never would.
Don’t know what your problem was, but even I with only 2 weeks of 80 under my belt, and 1/3 of your purples was doing more dps!
So for you, I have one image…
So in 2 weeks of raiding at 80, I have now cleared both Heroic 25 Man Naxx and 10 man Naxx.
I think the 10 man Naxx is all the sweeter because it was harder just relying on our 10 bodies, especially for me that had only seen the fights once before. The final struggles on KT just made it all the more worthwhile.
Ohh and the point of the title of this post was that overall, I came in 6th in damage, so at 1st assumption I am still not putting out the dps that is required (OK, I require of myself). Yet, for those fights that I survive, like the final KT fight, I am consistently in 2nd or 3rd position.
I just need to live long enough…
Is 2,000-ish dps OK for 10man Naxx doing FrostFire Bolts?
So after asking the question the other day, Is it better to raid with pugs, than not to raid at all?, the answer has to be yes.
After all, the Death Knight finally one a roll or two, and walked away with a T7 headpiece token, while the rest of us left with bags full of loot as well.
A quick shout out and thanks to all the other Puggers that joined us over the weekend. I really appreciate your patience and commitment!
On a final note, what is the point of being an Ambassador of the Alliance, if you can’t even drop into the Horde Tent at the Tournament?
Gnomer and Out!
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