Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Night One in Ulduar

Some hour and a forty-five min into our three hour raid time, the servers came up. And we were waiting. 27 brave (and very bored, at this point) souls prepared to get Ulduarized.

We didn't waste time getting specs, training dual talents, forming a sensical raid, or anything else. We moved, as soon as you could get your character list to come up, to Ulduar. It seemed like there was tons of cool atmosphere inside, and I'm sure I'll be back later to check it out - but for now, we saddled up, and headed out into the unknown.

Our first flame levithan pull was accidental, with half the raid locked out of his arena. The second, was 15%, with a number of people toasted trying to get on his back. And on the third, we just killed him. My choice to try and use a melee dps on his back, led to us not killing any turrets - though that's an achievement! That one in particular seems like a mark of shame, but I'll take what I can get. Picked up The Leviathan's Coil off him, which has so much EH it scares me.


And then we came to a crossroads. Most of us still hadn't even remotely been able to get our characters/UIs ready for an actual fight, but we decided that the chance to die to new and exiciting mobs was too much to pass up. The fire giant's damage output took us by supprise...

As did both of these groups pulling at once...

... and also did XT-002's horrendious voice.

All in all, it was a blast. I'm looking forward to tonight, when we actually have a real raid, full of UI/Spec prepared players.

6 comments:

Tarsus said...

Yeah, definitely agreed on the surprising nature of the trash before Ignis. I didn't make it into the short raid (it was probably 90 minutes tops) last night but I was watching over Joveta's shoulder and listening on Vent. The 20-K non crits were definitely unexpected.

Ignis was pretty brutal as well. Did you get any attempts in on him?

Grimmus said...

Kind of off topic Yakra, but could you respond with a list of your ui mods. I like how clean your screen is.

Chad S. said...

Didn't get in on Ignis. We wanted to pull the other bosses before time was over. I heard he was totally brutal, though. The big hits were surprising, but not unwelcome. I remember trash being serious before, and I do so fondly.

As for UI mods - Bartender works my bars, along with CT (in some basterdized fashion). Prat does my chat. I forget what it is that I use for unitframes. I really need to go in and fix/replace all the broken stuff tonight, so I can give you a better answer tomorrow. If I don't say anything in the post, remind me, and I'll answer. Glad you like it, though : )

Tarsus said...

@ Yakra - Let us know how it goes. Though when you get a chance to do other Ignis trash, tell your melee to beware the flame tornado the Revenants throw out - they're apparently pretty deadly.

Also, re: your raidframes. Looks like Grid to me.

3dmk said...

Unit frames looks like XPerl. :)

Chad S. said...

Yeah, its xPerl.