Saturday, May 29, 2010

I am the Lucid Dream....

As we finally did kill the Lich King, we moved on to Ulduar Hard Modes so we can all fly around on 310% speed Ironbound Protodrakes. Given the fact that our raid has nearly had complete turnover in the year since we had been in Ulduar (it was exactly a year ago that we reached P2 of Yogg. My Achievements said so) and that some of our raiders had never been to Ulduar (Thaaaaanks Blizzard for making gear so easy), it went surprisingly smoothly.

If there's one thing I need to say though, it's that I really really miss the Yogg Saron fight. Arthas was a fucking mess. Yogg though... Yogg was a dance. An intricate, delicate and graceful dance that had to be executed fucking perfectly. You were fighting an Old God. And you felt that way.

We will get One Light. I know it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ding Dong the Lich King's Dead, the Wicked King, The Lich King's Dead

Tonight we finally managed to 'kill' Arthas, Leader of the Scourge of the North, bearer of Ner'zhul, the Lich King. Of course, if you're at all familiar with how that ends well... I won't spoil it, so long as you don't tell me how LOST ended. I'm still on Season 3.

Of course as my raiding family will be quick to tell you, at about 15% I ended up DIing the blamewarden, which in my defense, seemed like a good idea at the time. Both tanks were down, I thought we were at 25%, and I thought we had no battle rezzes. Turns out, I was incorrect. I'm sure I'll have the chance to redeem myself next week. Not like that will ever stop them from mentioning it over and over again.

The only problem his defeat brings is that my husband will try and hold me to a statement I made to the effect of "I'll quit when Arthas dies". He tried to make that true for 10 man... but I pushed it off to 25. Hopefully he has forgotten about it. Hopefully he won't hold me to it. I really want to keep playing into Cataclysm. I want LifeGrip and my own Angel!

This kill has been dedicated to Feolas. Raid Leader Extraordinaire.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Good News Everyone!

We're actually waiting on a few people to log in so we can get moving on our Lich King attempts for 25 man. And with either a few more solid attempts or a few more nights, I think we will see the downfall of the Lich King. Hopefully by the end of June. Maybe.

Summer doldrums stink big time.

But as a plus, you all get a new comic! Hurray!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It was a bad stomach day all around

So I may or may not be exploring the world of something that has been released for special people. It may or may not be incredibly nifty and incredibly prone to crash a lot.

Maybe more on that later.

We press on and work things out. And deal with stupid ugly bosses like the one above. I feel kinda bad because just when I was letting my guard down tonight, thinking "Hell this is easy", both tanks died. That might have been my fault. Might being the operative word.

Regardless, we 22 manned most of ICC 25 tonight much to the dismay of our lovely tank. He's great though. I think I'm rambling. I'm also pretty tired and should have gone to bed earlier but due to an old friend popping up online I stayed up to chat and 'chat' (read: roleplay). I also may or may not have been exploring that awesome program that I might have gotten an invitation to.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sad News

We lost our raid leader and dear friend, Cameron "Feolas" Pope Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. It was sudden and it feels raw and almost like a joke (though he is not the kind of person to pull such a prank). I have been in many raids, with many leaders, and I can honestly say that this one person was the best I've had. He was quiet, but firm with the people who needed scolding. He didn't tolerate shit, but was patient with learning nights and offered encouragement when we needed it. And I hope that he finds peace now and I hope that his family and real world friends will find comfort in one another.

And fuck if now we really have to kill the Lich King now, if only for Feo.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Val'kyr Trash

Oh trash. What fun you sometimes are.

Sweet Blueberry Wine, you are delicious and make even the (now) blandest of instances fresh and exciting.

Oh bed. You lure me in with your promises of warm blankets and a very sexy body to sleep next to.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Precious and Stinky: The Pets of Icecrown

They technically aren't bosses because they don't drop badges, but they're named and, in my humble opinion, adorable. I mean, who can resist an abomination dog named Stinky or Precious. I wants one. I'm sure my husband and my two very particular cats would protest. Okay, maybe you can resist them. BUT I CAN'T!

In other news, I've been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I'm really really enjoying it. Jane Austen can roll over in her grave all she wants. I'm looking forward to reading "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" which I acquired at the same time as the first book.

Things may have been delayed due to a camping trip which took place that was quite enjoyable. Hooray camping! We also had running water and flush toilets so that might have aided in the enjoyment aspect of the experience. The beach trip the next day was also great.