Have a post.

Strangely enough, despite all the new stuff I seem to be flailing around for blog content.  I mean, we’re not raiding yet.  I have no idea when we’ll BE raiding–I myself don’t meet my set criteria, so certianly not yet!  I’ve only done 4 heroics, and have yet to have anything strike me as “guide worthy” that hasn’t already been done.

That said, here’s some general thoughts on heroics (or 5 Man Raids For Blues):

-Ozruk in Stonecore can go die in a fire.  I figured it out well enough (er, 3 deaths in), but the learning curve for the tank is a little steeper.  10+ wipes steeper, in our case.   Oh dear.  Actually Stonecore in general can die in a fire.

-Pix tells me that he can do H HoO in about an hour.  I don’t know what crack his people must be doing but he needs to share.
   +We wiped more on the fire many boss than we did on any actual boss in there.  Bwuh?

-Deadmines took three hours and while I enjoyed it…three hours?  Oh my god.  Many of us were new, but still, oh my god.
   + Hey Blizz, when will you learn to not make effects larger than graphics?  And what was with the Mario flashbacks?
   + Why do I automatically tab target over to the damn barrels of explosive powder?  /facepalm
   + Mine bunny?  What the fuck?
   + Did you really have to make it so that if you managed to miss the ropes and fall off the edge of the boat (shut the fuck up) you were completely hosed?  Really?  Fire > Anti-Magic Shell.  :(
   + It was refreshing to have someone ELSE die multiple times.  Except it was Ori.  And she was healing.  Meep?
   +Why are there three one handed strength weapons in one instance?  And why did all of them but the one in particular I wanted drop?  I mean, I got upgrades, sure, but wtf?
   +OH MY GOD STAND THE FUCK STILL VANESSA AKSDKJSHDAJHDASJDHJS GAAAAAAAAAH

-SFK justified my existance as interrupt bitch.  This pleased me greatly.  We even did the boss everyone tends to skip and only wiped a couple of times before we figured it out.  Good times!  …except when everyone but the shadow priest died on the last boss.  Oops.

-So.  Blizzard.  Why the melee hate, hmm? 

Also, while I was distracting myself on Twitter and taking two hours to write this post, I realized that today is ILB’s second birthday!  ZOMG!

Two years of awesome! …from you, not so much me.  There’s totally not a full two years of awesome in here from me.  But I’ve met entirely too many awesome people from this blog to not feel all warm and fuzzy inside.   <3 you guys!

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  1. #1 by Rossanah on December 29, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    HAI THERE!

    I wonder what I did to gods to be punished by a massive amount of work at these weeks. Just a minor (twilight!) setback!

    I’m glad to see Blizzard also punishes other people as hard as I did. My first heroic ever was heroic Deadmines, with an ilvl cheating group. 3 hour long and unfinished, couldn’t pass Ripsnarl. I find Deadmines a bit overtuned compared to other heroics; very few are as demanding and punitive to a group that does not know its dirty tricks. Many trash pulls are absolutely lethal if you don’t do it right. On a pug, oh my, hellish nightmare.

    And my second heroic was, heh, Stonecore. Where all bosses have a one-shot-gib mechanic. No other heroic is like this. Some have more than one! Ozruk used to have 3 until they ‘nerfed’ (fixed) paralysys. Ozruk is such a technical fight I believe most people don’t even have a grasp of all the mechanics involved. Glad you met him!

    By the way, I’m arriving this week back to assgalore!

    Ps: lawl @ falling the edge of the boat

  2. #2 by koalabear21 on December 29, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    The fire boss is very easy unless you arent interrupting his spells, then you will be stuck with massive damage and your healers will hate you.

    I think my guild has heroic HoO down to a 30-45 min run depending on who is in it. By far the easiest one.

    BTW heroic BRC and Grim Batol can suck it. I hate those instances.

  3. #3 by Rades on December 29, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Happy 2nd blogoversary! I like Deadmines a lot but it is also my bane when it comes to those one-hand Str weapons. Three runs through, three times where not a single one has dropped. Sigh.

  4. #4 by Fawes on December 29, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    As a former Disc Priest main turned DW Frost DK main, I enjoy your blog greatly. ^.^ I think I will be setting foot in my first heroic tonight… I am… scared.

  5. #5 by Rylich on December 30, 2010 - 2:01 am

    Happy blogoversary. Keep up the entertaining posts.

  6. #6 by Angelya on December 30, 2010 - 2:48 am

    Happy blogaversary!
    I have so been looking forward to trying out Heroic Deadmines but each post I read about it it sounds more and more difficult :-/ Think I’m going to have to wait for a guild group to go in there…the idea of pugging just makes me go ‘ewwwww’.

  7. #7 by Voink on December 30, 2010 - 2:48 am

    HoO is cake with the right CC.

    But I completely concur about Stoncore. I can’t get by the first boss in guild.

    All in all, I’m happy about harder heroics for the most part.

  8. #8 by Voink on December 30, 2010 - 2:49 am

    Mostly because it separates the wheat from the chaff and GUESS WHO THE WHEAT IS! WAHOO

  9. #9 by Arxae on December 30, 2010 - 5:18 am

    SHUT UP :O YOU AND YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME :D
    I came for the bubbles, i stayed for the entertainment :3
    And yes, friend of mine did more corpse running then fighting in heroic Stonecore :p can’t wait till i get there :D

  10. #10 by Aomi on December 30, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Moar tags.

  11. #11 by Alas on December 30, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Firstly, happy two years! And here’s to many more!

    Secondly, I am totally with you on the whole, “Uh, there should be more to write about because of the expansion and all but, ummm, hmmm…”

    I vote for bad mspaint arts depicting your favorite heroic boss fight. I love bad mspaint arts. And your explanations of “how to” are always a fun read. :D

  12. #12 by Kelly on January 1, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    Fantastic post. Now maybe I can heal my self-esteem over wiping a few times, too. Love your blog!

  13. #13 by Kotakh on January 5, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Happy 2 years.

    You met me because of this blog so i’d say it was totally worth it FOR YOU ;)

  14. #14 by Sara Watcerson on March 8, 2011 - 9:08 am

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