Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Big Salty Raid Tears

Azeroth hath no fury like a raid repeatedly wiped. Especially wiped by a boss you've previously downed to the tune of, oh say, a one shot the week before.  Really, is there anything more frustrating in the raiding world than to struggle all night on a boss you've previously walked all over like a dirty doormat?  It's enough to make even the most casual of raiders throw mice and punch keyboards.

Last night was such a case for us.  On Shannox, whom we'd one-shot the week before, we struggled all damn night.  It was a terrible, awful, no-good, horrible time.  At least in my opinion.

Wiping isn't always bad, in and of itself. Sometimes, you go into a night expecting to learn and wipe, and you have fun doing it.  Often, it's about the people then.  But even the best people can turn into felling demons by that-which-shall-not-be-named (shhh - the 1% wipe - shhh).  Throw a couple of those in a row, and all of a sudden... this shit is srs bzns.

Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but man was I frustrated last night.  I can handle learning, but this was single point failing over and over again.  Not learning, but one brain fart after another.  We've all experienced those nights.  There were 10 of us, and out of maybe 30 attempts or whatever, I doubt any of us had more than 3 muck ups.  It was a revolving carousel of fail.  We'd solve one issue... only to have the tank step in a trap.   Solve that... the OT would pull Riplimb just barely out of range and enrage kill us.  Solve that... whoops, shammy ran into the turtles we didn't clear.  Who ordered turtles?  Someone ordered turtles?

It's stuff that isn't usually a problem for us.  We're much better than that, but last night we were battling ourselves as much as the boss.  I suppose such a thing can be understood on a holiday weekend.  People aren't in their normal schedules.  Some of us have just partaken in profuse celebratory drinking the night before.  It happens.  I'm sure we'll waltz in next week and one-shot him again. 

That being said, there was a whole bunch of rage-face going on last night, and it wasn't just the dog.


  1. Sadly those nights come. Blame it on the half-moon, long-weekend, 4.2.2 patch monster. My group last night contained a good number of those with headaches and/or sleep loss. We watched Shannox go by and called it a night. At least we all got some rep.. :)

  2. Yep, rep is the silver lining. I'll stick with that :-).