Success in the Face of Failure

Brotherhood of Oblivion: failing where we should succeed, and suceeding where we should fail!

On Thursday night we had two potential recruits listening on vent.  This meant one thing for sure: the night was going to go to hell.

I hummed to myself and made some flower wreaths for the handbasket.

First of all, Tim, one of our intrepid DPSers, had himself a non-working OS because he’s just clever like that.  Cranky Tank mosied over across the street to fix it before raid time…and bricked the mother board.

Slick, my love.

So we’re down a tank, a DPS, and…our other tank, as Steve’s computer is drafted while they try to fix Tim’s.  This leaves us our tank with strength gems in his gear and Andy, who’s been retired from tanking for awhile.

Right, so, no continuing ICC25 for us!  14 manning Naxx25 for the weekly raid quest seems like a splendi…

…Hunt just pulled an extra spider pack and we wiped.  Okay.  Well, let’s recover from that and go on to Anub, shall we?

Anub is easy sauce, it should just be a matter of-

…did we all just die?  We all just fucking died!


Well, Steve’s here now, let’s 15 man it, then.  We magically succeed this time, and reform into an ICC 10.  Steve wants to bring his warlock and the warlock wants to bring his shaman.  For some reason I say what the hell, and off we go.

To wipe on Marrowgar.

Well, fuck.  Okay.  So we regroup and stomp him into the ground, and then proceed to…wipe on Lady Deathwhisper after one of the tanks unexpectedly goes down to a Hulk.

(Me, mid raid: are those big green things wearing purple shorts?  Raid: Yes.  Me: …)

So we regroup again, down the Lich Bitch, and head to Gunship!  One of the tanks dies on the way because I paused to eat chocolate.  Mm, chocolate.  Okay, so, we get to gunship and…

…the warlock smears himself on the deck, because that’s what warlocks do.  The DPS left loses control of the adds on that ship, the tank goes down, and we…wipe on Gunship.

We wipe on the mother fucking boat!

This does lead to the amusing discovery that you don’t die if you’re in a cannon.  This comes in handy for when we make our-by this point required-wipe on Saurfang (at something like 4% even).  Yes, I ran the fuck away from the boss to hide in a cannon.  This was after yelling at the rogue and hunter for hiding in the cannons when they can get out of death some other way.  Bitches!  MY WAY TO CHEAT DEATH GTFO.

So after dying our way through farm content, will all sorts of insanity on vent, you’d think the recruits would be smart and run away, right?

…no, they went ahead and transferred.

I invited them in the middle of our third wipe in an all guild Heroic CoS.

Yes, we even failed at H CoS (did you know that if you do the gaunlet without talking to Arthas, talking to him makes more elites spawn?  Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah don’t send your healer). 

I love my guild.  I don’t always know why, but I love them.

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  1. #1 by Alas on February 8, 2010 - 10:53 am

    I would feel bad for you, but we wiped on the mother fucking boat for about 2 hours when we finally made it there. Because… I don’t even know why. Not enough cannon pew pew for the first 1.5 hours?

    And thanks to this here blog, I got to listen to that mother fucking boat song the. Entire. Time.

  2. #2 by Kotakh on February 8, 2010 - 10:53 am

    That was indeed an epic fail night…but we had lots of fun and did get to kill Saurfang and got 2 new recruits (i have nig question about their sanity tho…).

  3. #3 by Bhorg on February 8, 2010 - 11:08 am

    #1 – like the new look
    #2 – raid night = wipe night, that always sucks. Sometimes after a night like that I go to a few heroics afterward, just to cleanse the palate. Still, nothing replaces the frustration of wiping on stuff you’ve kill a thousand times.

  4. #4 by Dristanel on February 8, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Love the new layout! My guild has a bad habit of doing that, too. Usually it’s hours of wiping to stupid shit, then a one-shot on something no one’s seen. Blows my mind.

  5. #5 by Oasic on February 8, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Remind me why I signed up for Wednesday? O_O

    Hilarious stuff though.

  6. #6 by Cel on February 8, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    @Oasic Because we neeeeed you, that’s why! We like healers who are used to our … healing rhythm or some stuff.

  7. #7 by Ambrosine on February 8, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    @Oasic – Becuase you’re crazy. Get in the box.

  8. #8 by Xuna of Ragnaros on February 8, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    wiping on stuff my guild never achieved before (ToC H 25) and being threatened to gkick the one who did not live up to the GM standards.

    And they change every moment… and only the GM knows what they are…


  9. #9 by tytalus on February 9, 2010 - 10:40 am

    That’s a great story, a veritable banquet of fail. My own guild pales by comparison: the running joke is afk/dc because the house is on fire. We get the dumbest excuses for people disappearing and ruining our raid nights. Yesterday someone’s power went out due to the snow.

    /afk meteorite impact
    /afk thermonuclear war
    /afk I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

    I no longer know how we ever got 40 people together back in the old days. 40! We can’t do 25, now!

  10. #10 by Chirri on February 10, 2010 - 3:03 am

    Cannons to save you from the Saurfang encounter? The whole darn boat’ll save you! At least, when we call a wipe, people running about halfway across the boat tend to live, and the only ones who might die are the ones who remain near the docking edge if they’ve already got aggro.

    Though I’ve never been able to jump in a cannon so I’ve begun to get really curious about how comfy a fit it might be.

  11. #11 by Tsark on February 10, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Heh I think we all had those nights, so my heart goes out to you Amber. As a general FYI, it’s not talking to Arthas that spawns new elites – it’s just that, you know, it’s a gauntlet, so they keep respawning… (normally you just don’t notice because you’re safe on the other side with Arthas) Not that I would know anything about failing to talk to Arthas and having to go back….

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