Wednesday, March 23, 2011


So last Sunday the healer I'd pugged in for Bastion came with us again for our attempts on the Ascendant Council. We didn't get it, but we did make good progress for never having pulled that boss before that night. We were regularly getting to the 3rd phase by the time we were done for the evening, and I think we'll kill them the next time we do that fight. Anyway after the raid the pug healer was talking to me about Darkfall. He'd looked at our webpage after seeing my post on the forum and was interested in joining. So, because he'd been running with us the past two raids, I told him to let me know when he wanted an invite and I'd bring him in. His response was "now", and Voila! we had another healer in the guild who would actually show up for raids!

So on Tuesday we went to our regularly scheduled Blackwing Depths run. Again I picked and choose the raiders to come. While I don't feel bad about leaving some people out others should have been able to come as well. So I will try for a 25man BWD next week. /gulp

Well once we got in there it was pretty smooth sailing. We oneshot Magmaw, and got parasitic evening for the raid members who didn't have it yet. And then went on to 3-shot Omnotron. I was quite pleased. Especially since Mornara was the only person who wanted Akirus the Worm-Breaker a rather fantablous 2hand mace.

Then it was deeper into Blackwing Depths to Maloriak.

Darkfall had never seriously tried Maloriak so I was expecting what happened with the Ascendant Council to happen again. I thought we'd make good progress on learning the fight but wouldn't actually kill it this week.

Maloriak is a complicated sounding fight that isn't actually so hard once you get the different things that need to be done assigned to the correct people. And it only took us three wipes to get things working right. On the fourth pull Maloriak fell over dead. It wasn't a perfectly clean kill. There was a fair amount of confusion, especially since that was the first time we'd gotten him to the second phase and weren't sure about the mechanics of that phase. But he died, and it was glorious.

This means that in the past week-ish we've actually killed three new bosses. I'm quite pleased. I am very happy with the people I've been able to bring to the raid. And I'm excited about swapping to 25s next week. We'll have to pug a fair amount of people, but there are too many people getting left out of the current 10s.

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