Last night, at the tail end of one long day, a few members of Team Wanda, Band Of Misfits most progressive raiding team, were chatting in vent.
They had just completed the server first Glory of the Cataclysm Raider earlier, so I thought I’d pop in and say hi and grats in person.
I found them in discussion on whether or not it was possible to four-man the Conclave of Wind.
They apparently do mount runs. A lot.
I was about to head out and go to bed when Shadowson asked me, “You think you’d join us as a tank to five man it?”
Ummm… you know what? It’s been a very long day.
Let the record show that on this evening, four stalwart, skilled adventurers, brave and true, and one misfit bear boldly entered into the Throne of the Four Winds.
- Shadowson the Shadow Priest
- Kissinger the Mage
- Pumpken the Resto Shaman
- Randomski the Prot Paladin
- Bigbearbutt the bacon butted
Yes, it is in fact possible to down the Conclave of Wind with five players. We did it on our second attempt.
We won’t speak of my incredible fail on the first attempt, ‘mkay?
Shadowson healed as Shadow DPS while I tanked on Anshal, Randomski tanked Nezir with Pumpken healing, and Kissinger… well, Kissinger blew up Rohash.
There was much hopping back and forth by Pumpken, Shadowson and Kissinger all trying to do the work of a full raid.
In the end, I felt the thrill of victory over a challenge I didn’t even expect to have put in front of me, a challenge we didn’t even know would be possible or not.
I think that is why it tasted all the sweeter.
Al”Akir, what to say about Al’Akir…
I went as Kitty, and I found out that it is possible to be thrown off the ledge by a tornado, get back up and be dropped in the NEXT tornado, and then again for a third time.
At least my kitty looks cute floating in midair.
Good thing, because I sure as hell spent a lot of time doing it.
Oh, and Al’Akir?
Easier than Conclave of Wind, and just as dead.
What a surprisingly good way to end an otherwise crappy day.
If you happen to be one of the folks that is feeling bored with Looking For Raid, and wondering what in the world there is left to do in the game…
May I humbly suggest you get three of your closest friends and see how much fun clearing older raids might be?
Sure, ICC and Ulduar spring to mind as tasty little targets, but why not see what other kinds of crazyness you can get up to?
The World of Warcraft is your oyster, after all. This is as overpowered as you’re ever going to feel before Mists of Pandaria sweeps away all before it.
Let your mind run riot, man. What do you have to lose?
My thanks to Shadowson and Team Wanda, for the unlooked-for opportunity to have a little fun.