Saturday, 16 February 2008

Raid Wipes

There's been a few of these posts on blogs recently. Never let it be said that I miss a bandwagon as it rolls by!

Last Monday we managed to get a 25-man together so off we toddled to the Eye to see if we could kill Void Reaver for the second time.

I was on Ceara who I've respec'd recently to get Circle of Healing - it's actually really helpful in keeping up melee groups on fights like Void Reaver. So, while MT stays at the entrance to the room I'm sneaking round the edges with my rogue buddies to get behind him opposite the tanks.

Raid leader calls the ready, and MT calls the pull...

Now, my usual opener is to drop a frisbee and a renew on MT at the opening of the fight, so I've got MT targeted. Damn, he's out of range so I inch forward a bit. Still out of range, so forward a bit more... a bit more... a bit more...

Yeah, you guessed already didn't you? All of a sudden, VR does a 180 and lil squishy holy priest is going head to toe with 200 tons of metal.

Ah well... at least the wipe was quick.

We did get him on the second attempt though and then went off to clear Gruul again for good measure!

Sunday, 10 February 2008

PTR 2.4 Patch Notes

The PTR went up on Friday evening/Saturday morning with the provisional list of changes. Lots to look at and think about but I want to pick up the single most important change that I'm starting a campaign to get changed already...
  • Monstrous Kaliri have learned how to chase players going straight up.
(Pauses. Drums her fingers while the laughter dies down.)

First thing to say is that this is an imba buff for Droods. Unlike other classes we can't get dismounted because we ARE the mount, so at least we don't have to worry about falling damage. For other classes though this is going to be a real pain in the butt unless you have an epic mount.

I use the Skettys bombing daily to pay for my raiding. I have 4 level 70 toons so two days of bombing runs pays for the flasks for a night of raiding. This is a nice fun little quest that pays a little bit of gold that is going to be such a major pain if this change stays in.

Join the cause brothers and sisters, fight the good fight, raise a helluva ruckus and get this change reversed.

(edit: Matticus started the fight as well. Extra catnip to Matt!)