So it is Friday and that means raid time!
We don’t talk about our guild much but Analogue and I are in Meridan. It is the number one progression raiding guild on Ghostlands. We are not raiders though. We are ‘friend’ invites meaning we are friends of one of the raiders, a long time gaming friend of mine. So we don’t get in regular guild runs but we do get into alt runs sometimes. Also, as Analogue has mentioned we get in the GDKS 25 man runs when we can make it. Those are great.
But we are still left wanting more. So, off and on for the last few months we have been organizing our own pug/alt runs. We try hard to not step on any guild toes, mainly going on off nights for the progression groups and being sure to tell everyone it is just an alt run. We usually get somewhere around half guild or former guild in our pugs.
The last two times we have been making extra effort to turn this in to a more regular thing. We are starting to get people we know and have run with on a ‘invite first’ list as well as checking with them in advance to see if they will be on. With the ICC buff at 15% and climbing it is only a matter of time before even a pretty rough pug will have a shot at Arthas. We want that sooner rather than later.
It is an interesting experience and has given me a lot more practice running raids. Because we are getting more ambitious we need to get more serious with planning and execution. Last week we screwed up our make-up and ended up with far to little R-DPS to down Saurfaung. It was kind of pathetic really but it happens. In retrospect we should have spotted that right away and swapped a melee for another ranged.
Hopefully this week we can down Dreamwalker again and be back to new fights.
Yes we are in the pre expansion wastelands but now is the time to reach for a goal that you could not previously do. It has been since Molten Core since I got in a top in raid when it was still progression content. Now, with all the changes blizzard has made almost anyone has a shot at the end game if they have willingness to do their homework and do some wrangling.
PS: We are still looking for a regular solid tank healer if anyone from Ghostlands is interested.