Saturday, April 19, 2008

Did that just happen?

So, we didn't just run Kara.

We freaking destroyed it.

Attumen => Prince in just over 4 hours.

2 Wipes. Both on Opera.

Ran with my good friends. Boon, Kikidas, Owaru, Neshura and Abs a 5-some that has run many, many things. This was the first time we were all in Kara together.

The group was topped off with super-marker/puller Annuubis, Orzag (who might be the best priest I've ever run with), Anolifer (who busted his tail to meet our standards to get in), Kaggomi (an uber rogue's Shaman alt) and Bigpoppi... who is just a rediculous fire mage.

We pulled fast, furious, and everything ran smooth. I really think I held things together, I let Annuubis do his thing. I basically handled loot, discussed the boss fights, showed some people some tricks (like the little triangle for melee to run into on Prince)

This was... the most fun I've had running a raid or instance in quite a long time.

I need to sleep.... more tomorrow.

Its Kara day!

I'm leading a raid into Kara. I know the key for each and every raid is going to be delegation. I think thats one reason Chase had problems. He led everything. Marked everything. Directed pulls. Handled issues.

Well, I'm going to trust Annuubis to mark. I'm going to lead the raid, discuss boss fights, call out strategies, and hopefully, be awesome.

I think I know the fights. The biggest thing I'm worried about, is forgetting something.

Even if I do, though, I know my friends will help me out. Help me to remember.

I'm excited. We've got a full crew. The sky is the limit. Okay... Prince is the limit.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Welcome aboard....

Well, for me, and my WoW career, today was an eventful day, after an eventful week. Eventful. The majority of the core raiding group I was with, left the guild, to pursue their interests (of SSC and TK and other things) elsewhere. My closest group of friends has remained. They've - I suppose I should say 'We've' - retained the Knights name, and have decided to move forward instead of sideways or backwards.

Nothing, for me, is more fun than a solid 10 man raid. Chatting with friends on Vent, while progressing, and simply enjoying ourselves. The problem was, the guild stopped progressing. Just 3 weeks after a guild first (downing Netherspite), the inflation of the ranks to "try to get enough people to do Gruul's" killed Karazhan. No one wanted to go and wipe on shade with people in greens.

As K and Orrarruuuu like to put it, "You don't gear for Kara in Kara."

Anyway, back to today. We made the decision to keep KoU together. To pursue our idea of a casual raid guild.

The definition of what that is?

We're casual. We have fun. We like to do crazy stupid things, and joke around, but, for those 4 hours, we're hardcore raiders.

No, we won't be giving "MINUS 50 DKP" or anything like that, but... we will be telling you if you're screwing up.

We will be running WWS to try to see how we can improve, individually, and as a result, as a whole.

Now, back to today: Posolutely hit 70 two days ago. Today, I tanked my first Heroic. Mech. Orzag, Tiandrah, Antigen and Tasogare (Gnome!) tagged along with me. Afterwards, BigP and Taso helped me out with some enchants, and a new cloak, and now Pos is probably set to offtank Kara. 12.8k HP unbuffed, 12500 armor, and over 490 Def.

The other eventful thing? I agreed to lead a Kara raid. I'm nervous. Thankfully, Annuubis will be there (along with Orzag, K, Boon and Orrarruu).

Now that I've rambled. Time for sleep.