Our latest Laid Back Raid night was Horde side last night, and involved paying Illidan and Lady Vashj a visit. It was exciting, as we got our first adventure with Cymre, and Coolidge as well! Whenever someone new makes it out for a raid I always find it exciting. I also try my best to show them why people come back for more.
Our numbers were a little bit lower than originally expected as a few people had things come up. Along with the Mrs. and myself, Coolidge and Cymre, was Kamalia on her “little” version. So we had five folks and were ready to rock and roll. Things went smooth as silk, until shortly after Supremus. Cymre had a blackout, but told us to continue on. With her out, I switched over to Holy. Oh boy, do I have a lot to learn (and better setup my action bars). Still, we rolled on with a few deaths to Faenix and Kamalia before Cymre was able to return.
As a group of five, me made it to Mother Shahraz and down she went. Alas, the clock had run out for Coolidge, so we bid him a fond farewell and shared our enjoyment of running with him. That meant time for Saintvache to try and do the dirty work. We had a rough time with the council, but eventually did take care of the lot. That we returned after a wipe and Lady Malande’s health was still where we had left off beforehand certainly didn’t hurt.
So, it was time for the boss man himself. The big hope was Faenix would get the other glaive…but it wasn’t to happen this night. We had experienced a bit of lag throughout the night, but it came on full force with Illidan. The point when there were more Shadowfiends than Gnomes in Gnomeregan was a tell tale that we weren’t going to have any luck on this night. The lag had won.
But, it wasn’t all bad. Some new Transmogrification gear was picked up along the way, including a shield that I will eventually try to build a new outfit around. More importantly, we were able to group up with Cymre and Coolidge. The more friends, the merrier.
While we’re on the subject of Laid Back Raids, I wanted to share another similar project. I had thought about trying to do something similar to it with 5-man dungeons. However, working around schedules and whatnot (least of all my own these days), I didn’t push the idea any. I had come across a couple of other people quasi-discussing the idea, but nothing came of it. Until this weekend.
While I was pushing Saintvache to 85, Shoryl and I were talking and the very subject came up. So, after a few comments back and forth, she took the ball and ran with it. For those who are interested, we now have Laid Back Dungeons as well. You can find out all the lovely details at the link provided. I plan to get more involved with it when my schedule shifts for July and August. In the meantime, I can’t wait to hear the stories from it.