Friday, June 6, 2014

WoW Weekly: A Staggering Difference

WoW Weekly is a biweekly-ish, self-absorbed look into the things I've been doing -- or not doing -- in the game. From auctioneering and pet battling to mount farming and raiding.

Two weeks ago, the guild's raid group felled Garrosh in Normal mode for the first time. It wasn't a clean kill by any means, but at the end, four of us stood, Garrosh didn't, and we had the title and mount to prove it. For a lot of people this feat is En-Bee-Dee, but for those who know a little bit about the guild I raid with, they might be just a little impressed.

So we did what every partially sane guild group fresh off a Garrosh kill does: went for our first Heroic. My god did I forget how much of a ramp-up that entails. See, we haven't had the luxury of massive amounts of gear since we've only been running Normal mode every other week since the middle of January on a one-night schedule. Granted, we aren't hurting---we have everything we need to start progressing through Heroics. It's going to be about deft execution of fight mechanics now.

Last night, we tore through the last five bosses of Normal mode, which we had saved on lockout, in just over an hour. We cut through Garrosh so quickly it almost felt like LFR. Where four players stood two weeks ago, there stood all 10 nearly health-capped as the fight came to a close. Having Garrosh on farm means we'll be able to help most, if not all of our interested guildies with their achievements.

Other than raiding, I've pretty much stalled out again. I'm still working for the priest's legendary cloak, as well as farming Thunderfury and Shadowmourne on the death knight, but haven't been playing much otherwise. And that's OK. With Warlords' Alpha invites starting to hit the public sphere, it's just a matter of time before we're inundated with loads of new information about how the game is actually going to play. I don't know about you, but that's just the sort of info I need to be reinvigorated.

What are you up to?

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