On Sunday night, we finally killed Valiona and Theralion on 25 man heroic. I really, really love that fight. It’s one of those boss encounters that has two stages with relatively predictable events that repeat until either they’re dead or you are. The problem is that it’s completely unforgiving of screwups. There’s almost no tolerance for people standing in the wrong place at the wrong time. You think you can handle one or two deaths but you really can’t. A Rogue dies in the nether realm so you battle rez him and he pops down to kill bad things next chance he gets, but the lack of dps down below in the meantime meant increased raid damage up top which stretched the healers’ mana pools so that more people die the next time the fight rotates back to phase 1 again, which means there are less people to absorb Blackout damage, which means… oops, you wiped. It really is that finely tuned. And I love it. They also gave me a nice shiny new knife so I love them even more. Pink dragons are fabulous. Official.
The fight’s a lot like Atramedes, whom we’ve also put on his ass since last I wrote. Phase 1, phase 2, back to phase 1, phase 2 again, etc, until one of you is dead. It’s a little more tolerant of Standing in Stupid than Valiona, but not much. As mentioned in a previous post, I’m not the highest dps in our raid but if you absolutely, definitely need someone to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, I’m usually a pretty safe bet. Which means that on heroic Atramedes I get to take glyphed and talented Blink out for a run and scamper away from dragonbreath while screaming like a cheerleader and clicking on Gongs. Which is fun.
You probably had to be there.
He's a blind dragon, how hard can he be? Atramedes dead on 25 heroic at last.
And of course, we killed Maloriak a few weeks ago too, which now puts us at 6 of 12 25man Heroic bosses dead in current raid content. Which is nice. There was an unexpected bonus from being alive at the end of the Maloriak fight, too…
Best. Title. Ever.
Aside from raiding, the game still manages to amuse me on a daily basis. Going back to the sub-60 levelling and questing zones is its own reward. You get to see stuff like this…
The Gadgetzan Butcherbot. Mad as a box of frogs.
Teenytank. Designed by Gnomes, built by Dwarves, driven by idiots.
So, still having fun and still enjoying it!