I'd just got dinner ingredients out of the fridge and TiceNits and I were all set for watching some TV when we're asked if we want to go to Kara.
I tell her to respond that we'll only go if we can both go on our alts; her huntard and EvilBastard. Thinking that will get us out of it I open up the pack of prawns and start rinsing them.
Nope, the jokey reply comes back "Blackmailing bastards - ok then!"
So I hastily leave all the dinner ingredients sat on the kitchen worktop and go log EB in!
MT - Elephant - guild priests warrior alt
MH - Turps - main druid healer
OH - Baltic - guild MTs alt paladin
EvilBastard - Aff Lock
TiceNits' Alt - BM Huntard
Arctic - guild alt shaman
Vegan - guild main hunter
Flossy - guild healadins huntard alt
Boredom - guild mage
Some rogue alt
As we're clearing trash I am trying to install addons and configure button hotkeys on my spanking new PC and I'm still frigging about a little as we start on Attumen. Towards the end I back up a bit hoping to be the one that is charged because I am in a silly mood! Nope we burn him down too quickly, he never got another chance to charge! So that's a one shot, 1 badge of justice and Harbinger Bands - WooHoo!
Addons installed: Trinity bars - nothing else
Buttons hotkeyed: Imm, Corr, CoA, SL, DL, LT, SB, SoC
Thats all I'm gonna do tonight. That's almost Vanilla WoW - not even Omen or Focus Frame.
Onto Moroes which should be interesting with no off tank and nub-palladin alt for CC (Crowd Control, NOT Constant Consecration). So we set a kill order and burn down all 4 adds quick smart and leave Moroes till last. Bye Bye Moroes and thank you for 2 Badges and another 1 shot.
We move onto Maiden's corridor, I banish my concubines fine but someone manages to pull a load of extra mobs just as the banish is up and everything gets very hectic and it takes me time to rebanish. We get back down to 2 mobs but almost everyone else is dead. The banish ends and the mob goes for the last other person alive, I try and enslave it to tank the other mob and save the day but it got resisted or something and I died! Wipe #1 of the evening.
Time to finish dinner while everyone else runs back, they have to wait for me - haha!
So we start maiden again with nub-pally who probably doesn't do blessing of sacrifice because I forgot to remind him so I died at around 25% due to no healing. Oh well she got 1 shot anyway and gave me 2 badges.
We're moving onto the Opera event and poor Elephant says we need an Off Tank for the groups of 2 Ushers. Sod that, we'll burn 'em down I say. We do. Easy.
The Opera Event was Big Bad Wolf/Red Riding Hood - whatever you want to call it! We wasted the mofo. At the last second I got red-riding-hooded and actually noticed. I got half way round the room and died at the same split second that the wolf died!
Nightbane next and bang bang bang - 1 Shot, 2 Badges!
Whilst clearing our way to Curator TiceNits asks how many badges I have. I have 7 and she has 9 - OMFG - I must have forgotten to loot one of the bosses. I run back to Maiden but she has despawned. I run back to Opera but the wolf has despawned. Oh well, looks like I'm 2 badges down then :(
Curator: Elephant asks if I can be soak. I reply that I've done it fine last 2 weeks. I think I lost 2nd spot on his aggro table for a little while near the end as I stopped taking damage, but soon got it back. It was a little disapointing that he survived his second evocate this time and another 10 seconds or so, but still a 1 shot and he dropped the T4 glove token for Hunters, mages and warlocks.
At Last. Except I am up against TiceNits' alt and another hunter alt, TNs' alt roles 39, the other huntard rolls 53. I am mentally preparing myself for the disappointment of a /roll 3 and what do I roll? FIFTY NINE!! WoooHooo - EvilBastard has T4 gloves!! Screw the 2 badges I have lost!!! I is Happy.
Time to go give Aran a little looksy, I am told to banish elementals. We start him and his mana is no way near 20% higher than his health or whatever it has to be, the elementals come and I manage to get 1 banish off before everything gets very hectic and I die. He gets to sheep everyone and the pyroblast kills several more people, but we do get another 1-shot in! 2 badges - thankee.
Turns out the rogue wasn't interrupting much at all, hence the extra raid damage and his mana going down too fast!
My task for Illhoof is to SoC spam him. I do. I love all those big yellow numbers flying off his imps. I manage to keep my mana up because I remember reading over on Mystic Chicanery how Lilac ran out of mana. So I was SoC > SoC > Life Tap > SoC > SoC > Dark Pact, rinse repeat, this way it kept mana up and made it easier to heal me. some people got chained, some of them died. I die at about 20% I think the healers were worrying about the chains at the time.
The paladin takes over with some CC (This time it is Constant Consecration!) and the mage Blizzarding??? Boredom - WTF?? The Paladin dies and we hobble along to the last 1% - fuck it - it's still another 1 shot!
Chess Event - 2 badges - 1 shot - move along now, nothing to see here...
It pisses me off a bit sometimes when the run ends at Aran and leaves the Chess Event untouched. That's some free badges and epics as a reward for getting this far - like that's hard these days - pfff, but still, why leave the loot and badges for the next group to come in who may only have 1 person from the original group?
It wasn't that much of an uber-zerg run. On at least 2 occasions when I died on bosses many other people died too and I was tentatively watching the boss health creep down % by % but still, we cleared 9/11 bosses all one-shotted in about 3 - 3.5 hours (I wonder what google searches will arrive here because of the 9/11).
So, I missed 2 badges somewhere, but got upgrade to 2 blue pieces, wrists and hands, 15 badges bringing my total to 64 badges. 62/21000 revered with violet eye, so when I can be arsed I can go and upgrade my ring and hand in Medivh's Journal, which I prised out of Aran's cold dead fingers, for one of the quests.
TiceNits' hunter also got 2 gear upgrades so that was good too.