Last night, the Brotherhood of Oblivion collected some of its finest players and ventured forth into new territory. Well, new to those of us who didn’t think that Maly pugs sounded like a good idea. That was a lot of us.
“Holy paladins can have a hard time on Maly,” some said, and I can see why. Certainly I wouldn’t want to take two holy paladins in there and try to heal it when we’re starting out.
But a holy paladin and a disc priest? Sure! Because two “single target healers” in an aoe damage intensive fight when we’re just starting out is a brilliant idea.
On paper, no. But I r gud healr, and Ron is amazing (he’s my Olgas of disc priests-remind me to explain that later). He respecced and reglyphed slightly to give his Renew a bit more oomph-while normally a very meh spell for disc priests, in this case it was damned useful. We coordinated who’d prioritize what, as well.
It was fine! We’d brought two tanks for one reason or another (GM tankadin and RL prot warrior-neither one really wanting to miss our first stab at this), and after the first attempt Mach tossed on his healing gear. So I suppose, technically, we were 2.5 healing it, but it was still TWO paladins and a disc priest. :P We made some great progress on only a couple of attempts until we reached the cockblock that is phase three.
There were some UI failures. X-perl doesn’t seem to want to show that many “pets” (drakes), and some people didn’t have their pet boxes even showing. My prospective future in-laws cost us some time by choosing then as a good time to call (/facepalm). Their cable modem died and it’s always Josh to the rescue!
But anyway. I was content with our progress, for the most part. I think I might have to either autofollow Josh, since I fail at navigating 3D space, or let someone else heal. Certainly, some more Aces High will be in order.
I enjoy glass chewing though, as long as progress is made. Leftover insanity from my days as a “hard core” raider, I suppose.