I was gonna do a whole Huntard post… but I actually raided tonight. For the first time in almost nine months, since school began. And you know what?
I missed it.
I gotta tell you- I’m just glad that, despite all of my T9- and less than- gear and trinkets, I can still hold my own as a tree. My guild, The Grim Covenant, cleared up through Valithria Dreamwalker. We got one of out Retadins his Shadowmourne. I even managed to score myself some upgrades. But I’m back, baby. For real. I get to do it again tomorrow, too!
Seriously, that’s my whole post. Me being squeetastic at raiding with my uber-awesome guild again.
I’ll be back later this week with a real post. Tomorrow, I graduate from my final class, and I go on a nice, long break. Maybe my post will be about Huntards. Or maybe it will be about Cataclysm. We’ll see. Until then, stay angry, healers!
Ok, who here doesn’t know about the 72 hour ban Blizzard slapped on Ensidia this morning?
Ok, now of those of you who have heard of it, who’s sick of hearing the arguments of ‘Oh, they couldn’t have known it was going to bug out’? Or what about the ‘OMG THEY SO DID IT BANHAMMER THEIR ASSES’?
-looks around again-
Angry Healers and all of you lovely others who may or may not give a damn about what goes on in this here blog, if you are sick and tired of hearing about Ensidia wherever you go today, RAISE YOUR HANDS!
-looks for other raised hands-
Bottom line, folks- Blizzard is God on the servers. Blizzard sees all and knows all (and if they don’t then they can find out pretty easily.) If they saw exploitation, then they saw a damn exploitation. Yeah, it was Ensidia. WHO FUCKING CARES? Would they care if it was your guild? Hell no.
Ensidia got banned. Its not permanent. They lost their world first kill of Arthas, their acheesements, and their loots. End of story. Can we drop it now? Please?
Last night, my guild (The Grim Covenant, The Venture Co US/RP-PvP) ventured forth to do battle with the minions of the Lich King inside his frozen citadel. Now, mind you, we didn’t get very far- we started kinda late, and we did not have the comp to get farther than we did- but we did some fairly impressive damage, all things considered.
Let me just say I so called this.
First off: MINIPET. Get an authenticator if you don’t have one- I mean, if you didn’t have one before, for security reasons (which you should have), ask for one for Christmas! Because you get a pet if you have one!
We did start out in the Heroic 5 mans, going from instance to instance. We got stalled in the Halls of Reflection (undoubtedly the instance everyone will HATE- stupid waves of ghosts and exploding hallucinations- but our unholy tank and a retadin were scheduled to do 10 man ICC, since we were holding off on 25 man until tonight. Group breaks up, I start heading to the Tournament grounds. Cue me getting an invite to heal- the 10 man ICC group. -grin- ‘Hey, Aanthe, we need you to heal for us, kthx.’
No problem, guys.
Now, first, I just want to say, this isn’t going to be a boss strat post- its going to be random lorebased squeeing (WITH SPOILERS! Consider this your SPOILER ALERT!) and screenies of the bosses we saw- 3 of whom we beat, one of whom we oneshotted, and the last we didn’t have the comp (or the time) for.
You get inside, and the Ashen Verdict (a combination of the Knights of the Ebon Blade and the Argent Crusade- they’re like the Violet Eye/ the Ashtongue Deathsworn/ The SCale of the Sands- you gain rep with them by doing the raid, and you get a ring that upgrades with each rep increase) has set up a perimeter just inside the door. Highlord Tiring fordring is in there (with some shinily impressive armor) with Highlord Darion Mograine (with his ugly new weapon- well, I don’t like it.) There is some talking going on- Arthas threatens us, we threaten him- the usual. Then suddenly, Arthas remarks offhandedly about how taxing it is to break a certain person… the atrocities he’s committed upon his soul.
Alliance types, you might want to sit down.
The Battle of Icecrown Citadel has begun- the prize is the life of Highlord Bolvar Fordragon, whom Arthas has at the top of the Citadel. And, for all you RPers out there… screaming is ok.
I’m done torturing you now. Onto the screenies!
Yeah, my Emerald Whelpling (that took me 12 HOURS TO FARM this past weekend) wanted to nom on Marrowgar. Call it a cameo appearance or whatnot.
Lady Deathwhisper, female lich with a really annoying voice actor. Its true, just wait and see. And for this next shot, I just want to say, I totally called this, but I really do hate it when I’m right. I didn’t play on the PTR, nor did I really do and looking on any websites for bosses, so… yeah…
Now, what you’re not seeing here is ANYTHING from the Skybreaker fight- because, seriously, I don’t want to ruin that for you. Its fun. Just watch out- you can jump off of the ship. And die. Splat.
/cry The Hordie in me died a little when I saw this. Poor Saurfang…
That’s all for now! Tonight, we venture into ICC on 25 normal. Happy raiding, and stay angry, healers!