Monday, August 6, 2007

Karazhan Cleared

Looks like I have a little catching up to do. First off, anyone that hasn't read up on the next expansion that was announced at Blizzcon needs to head over to the Wow website right now. I'm sure Wrath of the Lich King and Death Knights will be come up in the conversation from time to time, and I don't want anyone to be confused or left behind. Other than that, I'll just go chronologically.

Thursday night, I had the most upgrades in one night. We killed the Prince, and I got [Nathrezim Mindblade]. The other mage with us, Spellfires, got his T4 helm, so gratz to him. The Prince also dropped the [Adornment of Stolen Souls], which I won on the roll. It was more of a side-grade than an upgrade, but the extra crit is pretty cool.

Next (same night) we went after Nightbane. The fight's really not all that difficult. You just repeat the same thing every 25% of his life. So... maybe I should restate that. If you can handle the first 25% of his life (and his flight right after that), then you should be able to handle all of the fight. Some fights seem to have a stage that totally switches things up and can wipe an unprepared party. Like I said, this is not one of those fights. It took us a number of tries, and a few "just one mores", but we did it. We downed Nightbane. He dropped a great off-hand, [Talisman of Nightbane], which I won as well. Now, if I can only get something to replace my [Shattrath Wraps]...

Our second group was actually the one to down Netherspite on Friday night. I don't recall what he dropped for them. Our group will be trying him tonight. It's all about coordination, from what I can tell. It should be a good fight.

Saturday we all grouped up and headed off to Gruul's Lair. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't get to go since our power was out for about an hour, but that was between about 6:30 and 7:30. I must have been bad luck though because our main tank, Thellonious, had his power go out just after we grouped up, about 8:30, and stayed out for an hour as well. Regardless, I was still impressed that our guild is so strong now. I think we had to get 2 (or maybe just 1) person from outside the guild. And there were a few regulars from our guild that weren't on. After some re-adjustments to now having 25 people in the group, and the two quick pulls, we got to the first boss. Long story short: we learned a lot, but we didn't kill very much. We killed the priest, Blindeye the Seer, once, but I think that was about it. I honestly think we're geared enough, it's just appropriating the right resources and getting the strategy down. I guess we'll all need to read up on some sites for this one.

7 comments:

Lichas said...

See previous post about Netherspite. He's cake I think you guys wont have any problems, I think you'll get him down in 4 attempts or less, its all about learning the beam management. Good luck and get a good pic before he gets skinned!

DadGuy said...

I'm not worried about netherspite. Sounds like it's no biggie.

And I'll have to post on the forums my thoughts on gruul. I think it's very doable with that group, we jsut needed some practice tries to see what works and what doesn't.

As for loot... Dude, I never want to hear you complain again. Like... ever. Do you realize that I've only gotten 5 pieces of loot in kara? And 3 of those are healing items... =)

DadGuy said...

Doh, my bad, 3 healing (boots, shoulders, weapon) and 3 DPS items (belt, hands and weapon).

Lichas said...

I've gotten 1 usable epic from kara :(

Lichas said...

actually I got a fire belt that I wont use until I get nuke speced, and I got the necklace last week but other than that I've only gotten 1 boss drop off maiden. :(

DadGuy said...

You must either have some rotten luck or miss too many raids... I've seen most bosses go down 4+ times, and I'd assume the same for you.

Is the problem for you just losing the rolls? I've only ever had to roll against one person (on one item) ever, so that's part of it for me.

Lichas said...

Bad rolls for me.. when stuff has been dropping I was usually rolling against Leiandra and Sirhsa :(