I’ve got a GearScore… It’s somewhere between 1 and 5000. I know it was 4554 a week or so ago.
A friend looked me up while he snowman danced with me, otherwise I would have no idea.
I did some Ulduar
Off tangent for a moment, I’ll bring it back on course I promise.
Back a day or so before appearing on TNB, I did a couple of bosses in Ulduar. We only got Flame Leviathan and XT down, wiped on Razorscale and chucked it in. It was a late night, spur of the moment thing so no wucking furries.
Can you heal Ulduar10 hardmode?
I was in LookingForRaid when I got the whisper. I said I doubted it, but if it was normal I’d be ok.
He asked for GearScore and Achievements and I foolishly said yes.
- Foolishly because I passed up 3 other raid offers waiting for their invite.
- Foolishly because… Well I’ll get to that…
My issue with GearScore and Achievement Checking.
The person demanding it is covering their butt, not yours. They want to make sure their run is successful, not gaurantee yours.
I guess I’m going down with the sinking ship…
Finally I get an invite and we head to FL. I get told to get away from the chopper, they it’s use is explained in detail like it’s the most important vehicle in the joint… No word on the others.
We got FL down… Thanks largely to me. The others were hardly on the meters… Whatever, I guess people can screw up… Somehow… Don’t know how, but they must be able to.
Maybe they didn’t throw Pyrite… We certainly never shot any down…
On to XT, my 1st real opportunity to see what this uber GearScore and Achievement needing raid was like…
After 15 odd minutes of terrible instructions the tank charged in…
STOP, STOP, STOP!
Luckily the one comment he read of mine was to stop.
Everyone had ignored my comments about the adds on either side of the room, but now the tank listened and charged off. The OT nearly ran in the opposite direction, stopping just before body pulling…
Mmm not a good sign.
We engaged XT
Pretty dismally really. Apparently the DPS didn’t want to be troubled with bursting down the bomb bots because the boss was bigger or something…
The Heals just aren’t good enough…
It was the healers fault of course, well not the MT healer cause she managed to keep the tank at 20% the whole time… Mmmm
Healers reassigned. I am no longer solely on the OT (who didn’t take any damage until the non-dps’d bomb bot exploded in his face. I had been raid healing because the 3rd healer would have let everyone die.
So the new healing assignment is well, same as before except now I am officially healing the raid and 75% of the off tank.
They couldn’t tell me which 75%, so I decided I’d look after the top 75% of his health bar… After that it was the other healers problem.
We did much better this time, it was another wipe… but quicker and less painful.
Taking out the raid rubbish
The raid leader steps up and announces that he’s kicking the crap DPS, which draws my attention to Recount.
I was a bit confused… There was no DPS above 2,500 and only two above 2,000. The raid leader wasn’t one of them!
So what was he going to do, kick everyone including himself?
Someone left, or was kicked, and while they looked for another DPS the raid leader said something smart in vent about how disappointed he would be if they didn’t get it this time… My response:
If this fails I will be reasonably pissed… get gear checked and can’t even down 2nd boss…
Don’t get pissed at us. Get pissed at our stupid 10 year old main tank, who left cuz her sister wanted to play hello kitty
I wonder why?
Sensible Raid member selection
They got their replacement, an apparently awesomely geared and experienced healer…
- 2 tanks,
- 4 healers, and
- 4 DPS that can’t crack 2,500 DPS
Squidly the Patient
Now I’m a patient guy, so I stuck around. I just had to see how 4 healers were going to save the raid.
- We engaged…
- We wiped…
- I said Thanks for the invite!
- I dropped group…
What a bunch of tossers!
Straight after this fail group I joined a quick Noth job for the weekly raid quest… it was the complete opposite, quick professional lots of DPS.
Gnomer and Out, Squidly and Stout!
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