Last night, our Ulduar run was…glorious. I was, in fact, mildly baffled and wanted to know who replaced some of my guildies with people who paid attention ON A NIGHT THE GM WASN’T THERE. Let me tell you, raids where the GM isn’t there tend to go down the tubes. That’s not to say that it was flawless-both the back tank and I ate an overload on IC and wiped the raid, oops!-but we made amazing progress.
Of course in absence of our GM, raid leadership consisted of…myself, Atropus, and Huntres. Andy and I aren’t really prime leader types-we’re more suited to the goofy, second in command role. And Hunt, for all that he isn’t a bad kid, is still a 16 year old kid when it comes down to it. I know that some of us chafe under the leadership of someone who is sometimes scattered brained, running late to raids because he forgot to buy bullets or…goodness knows what.
Despite that, we well nigh steamrolled the instance. We got all the way through the Crazy Cat Lady, one shot Hodir with no deaths (not even NPCs!), and then turned our attention to Iron Council, the bane of our existence. Seriously, we downed this encounter ONCE and then proceeded to fail ever after. Last night we two shot it, despite private bets going on between some of the healers about the mage dying.
Of course this means that the entirety of Monday will be spent throwing ourselves at Thorim, without even a nice little warm up, but such is the price of progress.
I picked up a hit robe for the shadow set that, I swear by all that is holy!, I will don again. It’s hard to juggle my shadow gear without my spec to test things with, so for now it will wait. Tonight, though, I’m going to tweak the t8 pants I won last time for holy, and leave my 7.5 the way they are for disc.
I’m a wee bit better with holy than I was before. Of course peeking at recount and spell usage, I’m quite different from Ron, but that could just be a side effect of running with two holy priests. He’s quicker on the CoH than I am, so I look around and don’t see anything “worth” CoH in my eyes and then proceed to sprinkle Flash Heals and Renews on the raid.
Considering how much I use PoH, I’m thinking about switching up my holy glyphs for the PoH glyph, but I don’t know what to sacrifice. Meep!
My heart still lies with disc, however. I’m really gunning to get back to 25s!