Doesn’t mean I do!
Apparently it would take a Call to Arms booty bag, 2 additional levels, duel wielded legendaries and a harem of fair Gnomish beauties if it meant there was a chance tanks had to fight this guy.
Me, I don’t care too much.
There is one thing I really like about this fight.
People expect to fail, so no one gets uptight if they do and they celebrate (for a good half a second) when we take it down.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for other fights.
Rom’ogg Bonecrusher will get you a little sympathy… a little.
You are still a noob if you don’t get your chains down in time, or get away in time, but as long as there are a couple still standing, he will go down and all is forgiven.
For me he can be a pain.
Yes I have the /tar chain macro (It’s on about 4 buttons so I shouldn’t be able to miss), but with my latency, I’m often firing up a cast 1 second after I already died.
Still, blink works wonders and I can normally get away (even if it means blinking with the chains, then dpsing them off)
Asaad is Squidly’s bane.
Gnomeaggedon can jump and cast… in fact I’m not sure if Gnome can cast while standing still since he got mobile scorch, it just doesn’t feel safe… solo leveling will do that to a Gnome.
Squidly on the other had has to stand still for 2,000,000 SECONDS PER CAST… no exaggeration, go on… look it up
Throw in a touch of lag and Asaad’s Static Cling cast bar is a mix of
When the hell am I ever going to cast a spell in this fight
Oh hell, I hope this healer can cleanse the cling, otherwise I am once again a Van de Graaff generator… well until I die… again.
There is really only one foe in Cataclysm Heroics that Gnomeaggedon fears.
The Lag Monster!
Ohh actually, I have learned to live with him, no it’s not the Lag Monster.
No it’s not even Corla (prounouced Cooor she’s a hotty la la la)
or is it Me?
Either way, if there is one way to piss a bunch of people off really fast in a REALLY EASY, EVEN A NOBTWADDLE LIKE YOU CAN DO IT fight, it’s to let one of these loose.. actually there are two ways:
- it could be you wiping the party by letting him evolve, or
- it could be you evolving and doing the wiping.
Then to add insult to injury, you get to live while the rest of the party does the “run of cranky”.
Only once in all the times that I have done Blackrock Caverns on heroic have I managed to prevent the Twilight Herald from enraging.
I carefully watched my guildy (Dingo the class confused Warlock.. more on him sometime soon) and moved when he did, and got to the end of the fight beaming!
Even that joy was short lived when I realised the healer was in the beam with me.
My UI, for some unknown reason either doesn’t show when the cooldown expires after 14 seconds, or does it so discreetly that I have never discovered where it is.
I usually manage to get out before I reach 80 the 1st time… but after that, well tanks, get ready to tank my Enraged Twilight Herald!
I did this last night.
As soon as I enraged I apologized.. after all I had lots of time to type while I was on the rampage. I wasn’t the only one to enrage, but I was certainly bore the brunt of the abuse.
Who was that?
The suck on the left
Do better next time!
Yeah sorry about that guys, I’ll do better this time. In fact I always try to do better, so no need to pay out.
I did better the next time, but not well enough. Once again I wasn’t the only one to screw up and at least this time I wasn’t enraged, so I could at least help sort the out issue.
Unfortunately, even though the boss was at only 20% health, the tank decided that if you enraged it, you tank it.
So we wiped on what was a easily recoverable fight…
But the suck screwed up, so the suck left.
Then I went to the next heroic, topped the dps, sheeped and resheeped everything that was mine, counterspelled and spell stole like a pro.
The level of intolerance on individual fights that may cause difficulties for individuals just astounds me.
But then, I’m not sure why I expect anything different. It is well known that people find it hard to empathize with what another person may be going through, to understand that there are circumstances possibly beyond that individual’s control that may effect their behaviour… and that is IRL, not in WoW.
Every god has to have his one vulnerability, and the Twilight Herald’s are mine.
Gnomer and Out!
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