The Dirty Half-Dozen
Normally by now I’ve warmed you with the latest tale of the Laid Back Raid. However, it’s been a mixed week and I’m only just getting to it. But rest assured, the fun was had!
As you can tell by the photo above, we had six of us for Trial of the Champion. I was a bit concerned until I saw what level 90′s can do. Dear Illidan that’s disgusting. Blizzard seriously needs to learn to scale gear and stats. I’m just saying.
To put it in perspective, we downed the tournament with the greatest of ease. You know it had to be easy if I was healing on Saintvache and didn’t have any trouble. Actually, the nice thing on nights like this is actually starting to get a feel for how Paladin healing works. Crazy talk, right?
So we zerged the place. I mean seriously. Anub didn’t even get his frost business off (to say nothing of the rest of the baddies). We then decided to go hunting dragons: Sartharion and Malygos. Sarth was 3D and Maly was his usual self. All three raids were done in just under an hour. That’s how a couple of 90′s can change the face of things. Speaking of which, it took me until we were fighting Anub to notice LBR had it’s first Panda! Draynee’s husband joined us and was sporting his Pandaren Warrior (of level 90).
Saintvache in a Draynee sandwich. Mr on the left, Mrs. on the right.
So we knocked off the raids by 9pm EST (and Draynee won the Black Drake by the way). So Healblade and I headed Alliance side to do some guild stuff. I saw we had our own 90 on in Grex, and that we had VoA! So a few minutes later four Claws rocked our way through Archavon and his bodies. It was nice to finally see the other two. No one ever wants to go there, save for people on LBR and unfortunately it’s not a cross-server instance.
Now, I need to pause a moment to share a great bit of fun for my fellow Priests. Right before one of the bosses I got this brilliant idea. Keep in mind it’s only brilliant if you’re in a position where it’s not going to cause a tonne of grief…and the person you’re going to do it to has a sense of humour. These are details of utmost importance. In my case, it was VoA and a zerg…and, well, Magik.
He was on his Paladin tank in this particular scenario and it suddenly hit me. I turned to Mrs. Amateur and said “watch this.” The moment he went to run at the boss and start the fight, I Leap of Faith’d him and watching him go charging away from the party, the boss, and the room itself in utter confusion. If there was ever a time I laughed so hard I nearly peed, this would be it. I was in tears as my dear friend asked what the hell just happened. I wish I could’ve screened it. Heck, I wish I could stop laughing about it now…but I can still see that dwarf Paladin tearing off in confusion. So in short, it’s hilarious. Just make sure you do it to someone you know will also think so.
So, after my moment of amusement we finished up VoA and decided this group would now try for Obsidian Sanctum 3D as well. We grabbed Killthryn and there were five of us and I was the only one who had the Black Drake already. This meant good things for any one of the guildies who were along. In the end, Healblade ended up getting the mount this time as we had zero difficulty taking down Sarth.
A Laid Back Raid night and a little guild laid back night. Can’t really complain about that, now can I? Good times were certainly had by all and we even saddled up a couple of new mounts for people. This weekend will probably result in more transmog gear than anything as the Alliance side heads to Naxxramas. I know there’s a slightly better set of shoulders for Tum’s current outfit so I would say it’s a safe bet who I plan to have in attendance.