My trend was broken!
Over the past few weeks, I had noticed a trend in my blogging, and it was broken Tuesday night. Now I know that it is just coincidence, but every time I would complain about a boss, the next day they would die. So, according to plan, I started to complain about the Twins in hopes that they would get face rolled on Tuesday. Well so much for that theory. In the end, this week of raiding has been one of the most successful I can remember since the days of Black Temple, where our guild plowed through 6 new encounters in one week, landing us up against the shadow resist gear check that is Mother.
Tuesday was filled with mixed emotions for me. For yet another week, the bosses were very unfriendly to tanks. A few pieces of tanking loot dropped that every tank in our guild already had, the legs, the bracers, but still no cloak, neck, belt, or trinket. On the plus side, we once again went into the instance on Tuesday and one shot every boss that we have on farm, all of normal trial, and Beasts, Jaraxxus, and Faction Champs on heroic. Then the fun began.
I dont know how many attempts we got in the previous week on the Twins, but it wasn’t many, maybe 5 at the most. This lack of attempts was due mostly to the attendance issues that I have been talking about. But this week we got to twins with almost two hours left in our raid night. We set up groups and we started the long and painful process of having our ranged learn how to play dodgeball. Apparently they didn’t get the memo about the 5 D’s of dodgeball…
Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and…….. Dodge!
As the night went on, the dodging got better, and the raid damage eased up. We got our aura masteries, bubble sacs, cool down times, and blootlusts coordinated, and we were making significant progress. Out of the 15 attempts that we did on Tuesday night, our best was 28%. Eventually we called the raid, and all the officers had this sinking feeling in our stomachs that we were going to have the same attendance issues that we did last week.
Well yesterday, I had to stay late at work to talk with my boss about a project I was working on, so when I finally logged in at 6:30 on the dot, the time that we normally pull, I found our guild in Onyxia. To me that was not a good sign. We only go to Ony or Vault if we don’t have the people to drop right into ToTGC. However, to my surprise, they were just about to down the loot pinata, and we had a new problem for a Wednesday, who do we sit. After a few minutes of discussion on who we wanted to bring in for our attempts for the night, we got our group and we headed up to ToTGC.
After all the buffs, flasks, and explanation for a few people that had not done the fight in 25 man Heroic, we pulled, we tanked, we got screwed again! The good news: we one shot them, the bad news: no neck. I will have to say that the fact that we one shot the boss eclipsed the fact that yet another week passed with out tank loot from ToTGC. I was quite proud of the fact that it only took us 16 attempts to down this boss, and that our largest barrier in the fight was attendance. It just makes me wonder if we had 25 people that showed up as much as the 15 that consist of our core raid, where would we be, probably wiping incessantly on Anub…