Ok, BBB is having a horrible day at work today, so he asked (ok, made) me write the post for today. Last night, we went back into Kara for part 2 with our group from last Wednesday (minus 1 player and the addition of a new mage). It was a very successful and smooth run (at least that’s what they all said and since it’s only my 2nd time in there, I’m going to believe them).
We started out doing Maiden. We had skipped her last week while doing Attumen, Moroes, Opera and Curator. We downed Maiden the first time with no issues at all. Very smooth and fast fight.
Then killed all the trash on the way to Illhoof. Again, downed him the first time with BBB tanking BOTH Illhoof and Kil’rek on his own. Our mages kept getting sacrified and were excellent at using ice block to quickly stop that and get back to the fighting. And yay, Illhoof dropped the Xavian Stilleto that only I could use (which was an upgrade from my Felsteel Whisper Knives.
Then it was on to Shade of Aran. I personally hate this fight because there’s so much to remember (and the pressure of not moving during flame wreath which would lead to never-ending ribbing from the rest of the party is terrible) and instead, I died within the first arcane explosion. Almost made it to the wall when I exploded. :-( However, a few moments later, BBB took a quick pause from fighting to rez me. Yay, I was back in the fight and ready to take him down. Got him to about 50% when suddenly BBB said “oh shit” and was dead himself. The rest of us kept up the fight and we were down to 1% when Gerolan and I saw another arcane explosion coming and both made the unannounced decision to just keep whaling away on him instead of running for the walls. And he went down! He did not drop any rogue loot, but I did get Medivh’s Journal which I needed for my quest.
On we went to more trash and then the Chess event. Now I have to say, I played Chess a long time ago (but don’t remember much), but as Teysa said when explaining it to our new mage – “do you know how to play chess? Well, this is nothing like that.” lol I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. This time I was a horsie and had finally gotten within range of the Warchief when I got killed and moved a few times with a new pawn when the rest of the team got the win. And yay, more rogue loot. I got the Girdle of Treachery to replace a horrible old green belt that I was still wearing (my last green piece). BBB generously let me have it when it would have been a really big upgrade for his kitty set. Thanks dear!
Since we had no offtank, we decided to bypass Netherspite completely (and the guild always bypasses Nightbane – however, I’ll have that quest soon so they’ll have to give in for one night and do it) :-) So it was off to Prince. Remember, how I said above that I hate the Shade of Aran fight? Well, I really hate the Prince fight. As with last time, I quickly died when I got enfeebled. I ran and ran and my poor corpse showed my sword hand literally almost touching Gerolan’s foot. I was this close to safety when I died with my back to Prince. Turned my view and watched as the team took him down on the first try (and I have to admit, I did feel slightly better when Teysa, the other melee DPS, died a short time after I did). However, after being rezzed by BBB at the end of the fight, I watched with glee as the Ring of a Thousand Marks dropped and I was the only one who could use it (that didn’t already have it). Yay, again the rogue got lovin! 3 epics in one night! Woohoo!
BBB then escorted me to the library to turn Medivh’s journal in since the instance would be resetting tomorrow. We got down there and ran in only to find out that there was one anomaly with the 3 mana worms (can’t remember the technical term for those guys) that we had bypassed before and they were standing right next to the NPC that I had to turn my quest in to. First, BBB said it just wasn’t going to happen for me to turn my quest in and then a devious plan sprung to his mind. So I stealthed over to the NPC and BBB taunted the anomaly the group over to him (preparing to take the fall so I could turn my quest in). However, the mana worms decided to stay right where they were. I did manage to turn my quest in just as all three of them ganged up and killed me.
Ran back from the graveyard and then it was off to read the journal at the master’s terrace. Teysa still had that quest in his log, so we all watched the dialogue between Medivh and the dragon (forget his name too) and got our quests complete together. BBB and I headed outside to turn my quest in, ran and got the bone from behind the summoning stone and then realized the next part of the chain, after a quick stop in Netherstorm, would be to do a heroic Shattered Halls and heroic Setthek Halls run. Decided that will probably sit in my quest log for a bit, especially with the patch coming out soon and lots of new stuff to do.
But overall, a wonderfully successful evening. I got lots of loot (which is always nice for an undergeared person), and a few other teammates got pieces they had either been wanting for awhile or could really use (as newer Kara players like myself). And even better, I’m starting to get a much better sense of all the different bosses and what abilities work better with some than others. I’ll definitely be back to Kara again (esp as I still have a helm, gloves, a chestpiece, boots, and a trinket on my wish list of rogue goodies).
Anyone else have a successful raid in the last week that they want to share or make others jealous with the cool loot that dropped for them?