One Step Closer

Last night we headed off to Firelands to finish off the last of the collect 250 parts quest for our guild Mage Falahla who was pursuing the questline for the legendary weapon.  The bosses were dropping just 3 parts each and so we were a little nervous we wouldn’t make it.  However, she ended the raid having collected all the parts required.  All we have left now is killing Rag and collecting his heart. 

We’ve extended the raid lock-out and hopefully next week we’ll down him and the guild will have its legendary and their mini-pets.  We might have it done this weekend…we’ll see.  I’m confident we can find a group from the guild to complete this challenge.  He has been downed by the guild before, so it’s just a matter of getting those people familiar with the fight to complete it and refresh their memories. 

After the raid, someone focusing on the guild classy contest was looking for people around level 83 to run normal dungeons for guild reputation.  Amazingly we had a full group!  A few level 85s that wanted to try new specs or just weren’t geared enough yet joined and I offered to tank on that prot paladin I had been leveling up…I probably wouldn’t have offered, but we were going to have a level 85 priest learning to heal so I figured better now.  We got Vortex Pinnacle, which I was nervous about because I was hoping for Throne of Tides or BRC.  My health pool is pretty low considering I’m only wearing the “tank” quest gear.  But we managed to complete it without anyone dying, which I think is a success! 

I felt fairly confident tanking, however I still need to learn to round up the caster adds a little better.  They are sometimes REALLY spread out in that instance.  I also should use tank cooldowns a little more than I did.  But it’s been a REALLY long time since I tanked so I think it wasn’t too bad.  If nothing else, it made me confident that I probably can at least tank normals here and there to get some better gear and some Justice Points.


4 Responses to “One Step Closer”

  1. koalabear21 Says:

    Wait, wait, wait

    You tank?!?!

    *shock and awe*

    • Troutwort Says:

      Kalinnikov tanked heroics in LK, but never any raids. I just haven’t played him at all since Cata came out. 🙂 I don’t mind tanking, that way I can be sure to use CC and not skip trash. LOL

      • repgrind Says:

        CC? Take a frost DK *cough Fayle cough* along and you won’t be using CC even if you ARE the tank. hehe.

        Hmm, and then they wonder why *I* never want to tank.

  2. wolfgangcat Says:

    My Rogue needs lots of normals (and some dungeon experience), so if you feel like tanking let me know! I can Sap and Pick Pocket like a boss 😉

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