SiB is still recruiting. A tank, and maybe another healer. I *think* we are okay on DPS, but don't let that sway you. We will take pretty much anything, and please keep in mind that joining us doesn't guarantee a raid spot.. Feel free to go to standsinbad.com to read up on our guild if you're interested.
SiB is now 8/12. With my guild downing Chimeron this past raid week, we are officially 9 of 12 normal mode now. Al'akir, Cho'gall and Nef are all we have left... and we have a lot of work to do before we manage the end bosses, from the way I understand it. We threw ourselves at Cho'gall for a couple weeks with... frustrating results. We had a few attempts go really well, but just not enough to take it to the end. I think the best thing for our raid right now is to not look at him for a week or two and turn our attention elsewhere. Nef, from what the other raid leader tells me, is not going to be happening anytime soon. A frost mage would be killer to have for that fight, i'm told, so if THAT is you, also feel free to let us know!
I have been alting more... of course. I've spent some time alternating between a rogue (Ketojan) and a shaman (Shocktogon). I don't know what drives me to play all these alts, because it's not like i'm going to do any raiding on them... My raider is my bear, and I don't see that changing anytime soon, cause I enjoy tanking. I think DPSing (these days) is more stressful than tanking, because there's a lot more to generally have to watch out for. I've done some DPSing on my druid on the single-tank raid bosses (Atramedes, dragon twins. and our Al'Akir attempts), and... Well I kinda failed at the twins, and had a few issues with Atra (but to be fair, i'd only done Atra once before, our first time seeing him).
Chimaeron is a fun fight, by the way. Harrowing, coming from someone who watches his health bar like a freak of nature. Our healing team is a bunch of goddamn superheroes too. Atramades is a harder fight, imo... but my healers might argue that point. Conclave is stupifyingly easy. Like.. We'd never seen them before, and killed them in ~4-5 pulls. WTF. Al'akir is way too random for my tastes. SO much going on.
Oh.. I also built a new computer, and i've taken to recording some of our raid videos. I have an x-fire channel that you can check out here. I might move to a youtube channel, because I know not everybody can access xfire from work... We shall see, though. Anyway... I think that's it for me. I promise not to take another month off from the blog. I hope not TOO many people have stopped following me for fear of lack of updates.