You Are NOT Prepared….For Lag

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.

Belfs and Taurens “don’t need nuthin, but a good time…”

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.

Illidari Runeshield

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.

12 thoughts on “You Are NOT Prepared….For Lag

  1. Cymre June 11, 2012 / 7:03 am

    LOL! Glad I finally made it. Would have been better without the other issues though 😛

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 7:24 am

      To say the least!

  2. Yuush June 11, 2012 / 7:08 am

    The lag hit us hard too

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 7:24 am

      It seemed to be hitting everyone last night. I wonder if something was going on in the area where some of Blizzard’s servers are located.

  3. Navimie June 11, 2012 / 7:22 am

    Sorry I missed it! Hard with family visiting ><

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 7:25 am

      These things happen. I sometimes pick family over WoW too. lol

  4. tomeoftheancient June 11, 2012 / 7:31 am

    So sorry to miss that, looked forward to it all week, but when babies have to be sat on what can you do. Maybe next weekend I’ll take the phone off the hook around 6:00pm. Just kidding … maybe!

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 8:14 am

      Teach em WoW young!

      *hugs* No worries Tome, we do what we can when we can. I still say there’s going to be a night where I’m not even at my own raid…

  5. Carla Doak June 11, 2012 / 10:45 am

    I again apologize for my multiple floor inspections last night. My ‘tanking’ skills are evidently lacking XD

    A fun time was still had – thanks again to Cym, Cool and Kam. Oh, and that Vache guy too ;P

  6. shoryl June 11, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Now I’m a little sorry I missed it! I’m sure you guys will convince me to eventually drag the Hordey out again… I wonder if I can remember how to play ret any more.

    (also, thanks for the plug for the dungeons, JD)

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 7:14 pm

      You had a date night. Seriously, that’s pure win right there. The LAST thing I would do is try to convince anyone to pass up on that to come join us. Even if you’re both regulars. 😉

      Oh, and if Nav can dust off her Mage, you can do the same with your Ret!

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