Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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You receive loot… wait, wtf?
comment 5 Written by on June 7, 2008 – 8:14 am

So TRI has had some issues in past weeks. Attendance problems, weeks off, getting smited by the gods of the ISP. And Thursday night… well… it wasn’t so hot. Too many subs, not enough regular raid mains, Vashj was a joke (couldn’t get a single core dunked) and Al’ar was rough. After Void Reaver they called the raid.

rage winterchill Last night, however, was our first trip to Hyjal – a tentative, let’s see what’s up with this kind of night. And *everyone* showed up – 25 raid mains. Everyone read the strategies for Winterchill. Everyone brought, as they say, the A-Game.

And we oneshot Rage Winterchill with 22 people.

And then, for kicks and giggles, we oneshot Anetheron and Kaz’rogal too.

There was no posted strategy for Kaz’rogal. We were given a 5 minute break to read bosskillers, and then we pulled the trash. And I think we did Kaz’rogal with no deaths. The TRI Leadership opted to quit Hyjal then, while we were ahead, and go take out Vashj, which we did with frightening ease and alacrity.

Personally, I think we could’ve taken Azgalor, but that it might not have been a oneshot like the first three bosses. It would’ve been nice to go 4/5 Hyjal our first night in though. There were many people that didn’t have a single death all night (I died once during the Anetheron fight, but popped an ankh)

And on top of all that? Annorah picked up a Bastion of Light AND a Lightfathom Sceptre – both of which are now gemmed/enchanted. My only worry about taking both is that now the Enamelled Disc of Mojo and the Dark Blessing will drop in Zul’Aman (and the shield is arguably better than the Hyjal one) – but I’m not too worried, and will probably pick up both. I’m slowly building a spellhaste set anyway.

Anyway – afterwards, I went with a group of people (one of whom happened to have a Black Temple instance ID) and polished off a bunch of the Ashtongue Deathsworn quests – now I just have this quest that wants to sit in my quest log until we kill the Shade of Akama. I got my Blessed Medallion of Karabor, which should help in Hyjal in the future too.

In short, though, last night was a reminder of what 25 determined people can do when they all show up, geared and ready. When you know each other, you know your stuff, and you’re all paying attention. And really – it’s just what TRI needed. We’ve got Kael’thas on the menu – and without a little push of adrenaline, I was starting to worry about the progression of the raid. People weren’t showing up – lots of fluctuation in the roster. And, as they say, a raid group that doesn’t raid – isn’t a raid group. There are lots of ways to rejuvenate a raid, and 3 bosses in something I’m pretty sure will help.

And it was a total blast.

I only hope that what happened last night was not a function of “new stuff” and that people arem’t going to flake out on farming nights in the future.

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5 Responses to “You receive loot… wait, wtf?”

  1. Congrats on the progression and the lewtz! :D

  2. Grats Anna and TRI! We’re talking in our guild about whether we should go see some MtH or stick with TK and SSC until we’ve downed Vashj and Kael. I’m kinda of a fan of rolling old school like we still had to get attuned but at the same time we could definitely bring the smashy action to MtH and then I could start getting rep for the nifty arrows!

  3. I think one thing you gotta remember about the folks in TRI is RL (and RP) comes first. The leadership accepts this as fact and with good grace.

    I can honestly say I wouldnt be raiding with them if it was any other way.

    I can also say that I’ll be happy when were done with SSC. I think the Vashj farming run on saturday was fun tho. I love that fight. Suitably chaotic and interesting and random. The way we handled it. I was the only death I think after BoFing Daug and then getting immediately rooted in the green Goo! Cow!

    I’ll keep turning up as often as I can, but right now I wanna try and get as much tier 6 stuff done as we can before the XPac when it’ll fade into obscurity.

    Im /really/ looking forward to Kael.

    Man, that was a collection of random, unrelated thoughts.

  4. ALSO I LIKE PIE.

    By Tarq on Jun 9, 2008 | Reply
  5. Grats Anna!

    “I only hope that what happened last night was not a function of “new stuff” and that people arem’t going to flake out on farming nights in the future.”

    I have to be honest, this was running through my mind as I read the second paragraph of your post …. but I’m certainly hoping for the best for TRI in the future!

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