It's NOT RealID! I'm sure all of you are sick of hearing about it, and I am as well. Everything that needs to be said has been said, so I refuse to beat that dead horse anymore.
On to the fun stuff that's been going on in-game. I've been playing the living hell out of my druid. I've been doing heroics on him, gathering frost badges (not fast enough by the way), doing more heroics, doing a few raid bosses INCLUDING my first foray into ICC with him just last night! I was nervous about going into ICC as a tank for the first time, but I thought to myself "I know the first few fights pretty well. Shouldn't be too much of a problem." ... Well.. When I zoned into ICC.....
Sorry to interrupt.. Everyone worried about real names in forums for WoW and SC2... Your worries can now subside. Blizzard WAS listening. Now then, back to our regularly scheduled blog post, already in progress.
When I zoned into ICC a little notice popped up. "This raid is already active 9/12 bosses killed.."......... wait what? Is this still on 25 man? *checks raid difficulty* Hmm.. Nope... *clicks vent* "Uhm.. Guys... we're 9/12 down?" "Yep" "WTF.. no one told me? I've only ever done 8 bosses, NOT including Putricide, Sindragosa or Arthas.. i'm not GEARED for this" "Bah, you'll be fine" "*dead air..../panic*".
Now.. I'd done Valithria Dreamwalker before, but never successfully, and NEVER while tanking. Hell, I wasn't entirely sure HOW to tank that encounter. Turn out it was a lot like tanking a heroic. Mostly pick-up mobs as they come at you. Stay away from "Blazing" something-or-others and then let the healers do their thing.. Congrats! You just 1-shot Dreamwalker! "*buh*".. "Now on to Sindragosa".. "buh... */panic again*"
Sindragosa, for those of you who don't know is a BITCH. She's hard. We got her down to 6% and died.. /facepalm. "DAMMMITTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!" I'm not going to go into the specifics of the encounter, but suffice it to say, I felt like I Wasn't pulling my weight properly as an offtank, despite assurances from the MT, and the rest of the raid, to the contrary.
I meant to get a few screenshots, but I was too preoccupied with not sucking at OTing Sindy and making sure I didn't accidently iceblock the raid. Woof.. That isn't a screenshot I took.. I found it with my google-fu. >.> Anyway.. That's all for now. Thanks for bearing with me through the long absence. Real life got in the way and was tanking my ass against a wall for a while.