As some of you know, I spend most my weekends in the summer at the lake, fishing, IRL. So this usually limits the days I can play WoW to 4 days a week, sometimes only 3 as I am usually volunteering one of those 4 nights. But this weekend, despite it being the 4th of July, I’ll actually be staying local, because I hate holiday traffic so much.
Apparently Crits and Giggles Friday/Saturday raid will be down a few people this weekend. And as a result, I have been asked to come along on Rossini. I used to run with this group on Rossini way back when. It was really a great time. Ross downed the Lich King and surpassed Elgar in raiding experiences. The warlock isn’t my favorite class to play, but if there is one thing Crits is short on, it’s warlocks, god knows why?!? In fact, for the Classy achievements, we’re missing warlock the most for the races we have yet to earn the achievement on. Warlocks, where are you?!?! Maybe we need a Call to Arms: Warlock?
Anyways, so I’ll be running with them on the lock, because they would like one. While I am confident I can follow directions and hopefully make minimal errors, my gear isn’t optimal and I’m not sure I can pull the DPS that will be needed. I do run about 11 or 12k DPS on BH boss, so hopefully it will be similar if not better and that will be sufficient. I’ll do some reading to see if I’m making any critical mistakes in rotations or whatever–go-go demonology lock!
I have been informed we’ll be attempting Nefarian. Okay, so my first raid and I’m going for the hardest boss out there? I have to be insane, right? I think I might be. Should I even mention that if you asked me to go find Nefarian right now I have no idea where to look? I’d probably go to BWL 20-man raid. I’m a raiding embarrassment.
But, at the same time, I’m ready for it. Bring it on. I’ll do my best to DPS and stay alive. I have been known to toss death coil to heal myself, even a quick Drain Life to boost myself back up a little to relieve healers now and then, if we’re not bumping enrage timers, it seems worth it. I also try to use Life Tap sparingly, I don’t want to tax the healers anymore than needed.
It has been a long time since I’ve stepped foot in a raid, except for BH, which I don’t really count. On one level, I can’t believe I’ve agreed to this, but on the other, I am ready for it, ready to give it my all, ready to help the raid accomplish what they have been trying to do for so long. I’m not really ready for Firelands raid…but I’ll go there if the raid decides to try some. I mean warlocks should like fire anyways, right? Too bad it’s not green fire.