Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Don't Count Your Eagles Before They Hatch

On Sunday night, a few of members of Primogeniture (myself not included) went into ZA again.  They killed the bear boss on the first attempt.  They must have had some trouble with the trash beforehand since I didn’t hear anything about the time bonus.  (/e makes a note to ask other officers about that.)  And then they decided to try their hand at the gauntlet of Akil’zon.  It’s a pretty tough fight, and they didn’t get too far up the hill from my understanding.  Of course, it was also kind of a “thrown together at the last minute” group, so probably didn’t have the classes exactly as we wanted them.

Last night, however, we tried it again.  The group was probably a little better suited to what would be “ideal”, except for maybe a tanking paladin.  We tried to use the strategy that Girl Meets Wow pointed out, but the Amani’shi Lookout would break sap and not able to be incapacitated once we crossed a certain point.  We’d still sap him for the < 5 seconds that it gave us, but wasn’t quite as easy as we thought the new strategy would be.

Group composition was the following:  Tanks: Warrior and Druid.  Healers: 2 Paladins and a Priest.  DPS: 2 Mages, Warrior, Rogue, and Shaman.

We got to the top of the first ramp on the first time.  And then a couple attempts later, we cleared the thing.  I guess the respawn is on 30 minutes, which is just almost insane.  It gives you just a few attempts at Akil’zon.  I think it was the third attempt that everything was going perfect.  We’d all collapse in to the tank right before the storm, and then move to where we needed to once the person is thrown in the air.  We’d take quite a bit of damage on the static, but it would help us to all be in the correct spot.  Well… there was a longer than normal disparity between when Deadly Boss Mods said the Storm would hit, and when it actually hit, and we were taking a lot of damage from the static; so much so, that one of the healers thought that the storm had happened already.  Honest mistake since he’s mainly staring at bars on his screen, but bummer because that was the last attempt before respawn.

A few more attempts to get through the gauntlet again were unsuccessful.  Kind of a bummer, but we should be able to take care of it tonight.  Wish us luck.

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