Thursday, November 1, 2007

Back to Normal

After a hyper week of activity our progression has gone back to normal. Our Warlock tank didn't have enough fire resist gear for the Leo fight so we headed over to Al'ar instead. Since these were our first attempts I think we did pretty well. On our best attempt we got him down to 74% in the second phase. which is about 33% total.

The first phase isn't that hard but we did need a little experience to figure out the Fire Quill ability. For those of you that don't know, randomly through out the fight he will fly to the center of the room and nuke the top floor where he is tanked. To avoid it the tanks have to jump down, but they will be nuked unless they are touching the bottom floor. The problem we had was that he always seemed to do the Fire Quill when he was being tanked at the fourth position and it was hard to tell if he was flying across to the first position or doing the Fire Quill. As a result we kept loosing a tank. However, after we figured out what to look for it was easy. If he is going across he flies low. If he is doing the Fire Quill he flies high.

The second phase is significantly more difficult. Most of our problems here centered around the meteor and the adds it brings. One people wouldn't spread out enough and would get rocked by the meteor. Then we had a problem with getting both adds to the add tank, and had split dps on the adds. This should be a little easier once we get our pally tank in there, but we also need to set up some sort of assist for the DPS so that we focus on one target. Anyway it should go a little better next time.

We also worked on SSC a little this week. We have gotten down Hydross, Lurker, and Tidewalker, but not Fathom-Lord yet. Hydross and Fathom-Lord are not going as smoothly as we hope they would after we downed them, but this is not entirely unreasonable. For one, it has been a week since we downed them, so it isn't really fresh in our minds. Secondly, there were probably 5 or 6 people that were not there for the first downing. So there still was a bit of a learning curve. So, while I wish that things were going quicker, overall I am happy with our progress.

Toon Update:
Graylo - The biggest thing here is that Graylo is finally exalted with Netherwing. It is not that big of deal since I won't use the mount that much. Epic flight form is much better on all accounts. However, it does feel like an accomplishment. I probably still go out there quite a bit though. The Nether Pollen is a great source of Motes of mana and I also get quite a bit of Fel Lotus there. And it is a great source of money.
Graypal - He is a little stuck right now. I can't find a good block of time to put a lot of work into him and he has a lot of rested xp right now. Hopefully I will be able to do something with him this weekend, but I am kind of busy with other things so probably not.

On a side note, I have been really tempted to start a warlock recently. He would probably be a Gnome, because I haven't played a gnome yet, named Grayfel. I would probably level him with Demonology and make him a Mining Jewelcrafter.

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