After my morning adventures with Navimie, Dragonray, and all, the rest of the day was a mixed bag. As a family we went downtown and took part in our city’s attempt at the World’s Largest Picnic. Largest or Longest? I can’t recall now offhand. Either way, it was really fun to be a part of and we had a great time (despite junior Amateur’s overtired-ness). Apparently it’ll be a couple of weeks before we get the “official” word on it. Still, it was definitely a great time either way.
Last night’s Laid Back Raid was to be Ulduar on Alliance. A few people had asked about this one and I was finally happy to be able to slip it into the schedule. Unfortunately Cheetah Dave, Jai, and Tome informed me earlier in the day they were unable to make it, but I told both not to worry as we would definitely go back again. As for the raid itself, even after waiting until eight o’clock (I had bumped it up to 7:30), there was still only four of us. We tried Flame Leviathan but came up significantly short. The trash was a breeze, but he was brutal. I’m wondering if we should have cleared more first, but the 4-man strategy I had found said otherwise.
Realizing we were overpowered at this time, we decided instead to work on Glory of the Hero as we built towards our Red Proto Drakes. At this point, Mrs. Amateur’s computer was running a bit high and so was our boy’s desire for attention (can’t blame him for that), so she stepped out as well. That left myself, Shoryl, and Phinkbunny. We attempted Abuse The Ooze first because we were out there anyway. Well, we killed the wrong oozes and thus didn’t get the achievement. Next it was off to Violet Hold, but due to poor bosses on the RNG, the only achievement that popped was Defenseless for Shoryl (but one is better than none!). Our final location for the night was The Nexus. Shoryl got Chaos Theory and Intense Cold. Tum and Phink got frozen to the ground and thus missed out on it.
So, this was the first time there was literally no Laid Back Raid. Given we’re full swing into summer, that’s to be expected sooner or later. That we basically turned it into a Laid Back Dungeon run was a nice save and I thanked both Shoryl and Phinkbunny for that.