Oh goodness. So last night I played a little bit on Alfalfa the Tauren Priest over with the Hordies. It was good times doing naked pole dances for holiday buffs. I still have trouble figuring out where things are on the Horde side.
After that though, I logged over to Sousa. Holiday boss, some dailies, some recruiting and then his first heroic. We had picked up a new tank for the guild form Guild Finder. Seems like a good kid, really excitable, sometimes you need people who still get excited over downing heroic bosses. Ha! But he needed a few tips on tanking, but we got it done. It was sloppy though. But not because of him. I was making mistakes all over the place.
Okay, so it’s BRC. We wipe on the first boss because we pulled an extra group of trash with the boss, not sure how, but we did. No biggie, cleaned it up, worked it out. Then on to Corla. Not pretty. The first time the healer says “I am laggy so I can’t stand in a beam” so that leaves me. So I’m out in the beam. Well, I didn’t watch correctly and re-entered too soon. I evolved and killed everyone. The second time, someone else got in the beam again too soon. It wasn’t our night. I re-incarnate and mass rez everyone. But I forget my totems, she respawns and aggros. Wipe. Stupid Sousa, stupid! The last time I tell the healer he needs to stand in the beam because my DPS is like 4k while casting. He does it, it goes flawlessly, done.
Steelbreaker was simply learning by the tank, but after him we’re clearing trash and I tab target and toss an instant cast lightning bolt at another group before I realize it. I bind one of the elementals, drop earth totem and stay alive for quite a while but not before the tank can realize I pulled extras and rounds them all up. I had already blown wolves and shamanistic rage recently, so I was SOL. Whoops.
Beauty goes just fine, one shot, easy. And the final boss goes really well too. I had to kite the adds, but I didn’t really know the best way to do it. I put on my taunting weapon enhancements, earth-bind totems, and instant wolf and think I did “okay” it wasn’t perfect, but it could have been worse. One shot that too.
Then I went back to TB dailies while waiting in queue. I forgot I had my rockbiter weapon enhancement on for the whole time. Ugh. Just not my night.
I did another one later, it was Lost City. I redeemed myself a bit on that one. Though I still don’t understand the phoenix on the next to last boss. I really should read about that. I mean do I kill it, just forget it? What?! We went through there pretty smoothly, no mistakes this time. It felt better. Elgar then did the holiday boss, it was sloppy, I find that I can do just fine if people don’t take lots of damage except the tank. The last time we did it, Elgar only took 15k in damage. Also, his Divine Aegis really accounts for more absorbs than I thought! The bonus crit heals will be nice in patch 4.2. But that was sloppy too, took us 3 tries, so I was ready for something awesome. I hopped on Rossini and did the holiday boss. Blew through it, his demon form combined with hellfire and whirlwind makes those tiny elementals a joke. It was a good way to end the night.