LBR Goes Cata

Last night was the first Cataclysm Raid for Laid Back Raids.  The Alliance who were able to make it were set to visit Blackwing Descent.  I know what you’re thinking.  That’s Cho’gall in the picture.  Cho’gall isn’t in Blackwing Descent.  You’re right, he’s not.  You see, I somehow got it into my head that I had scheduled Bastion of Twilight.  I even studied the boss fights beforehand and thought to myself “I thought Onyxia was in here…oh well.  Guess not.”  I literally didn’t think anything of it until someone else pointed it out after the first boss.

The good news is that we had ten people and only a few of us were 85, so we had some power.  Still, Repgrind and myself kept busy with healing.  Phinkbunny was on his Paladin tank, which he hadn’t used too much, while Healblade had a Prot spec for his Warrior but no gear.  Still, he Off-tanked just fine.  Though, it wasn’t as though we facerolled the place…

Even there, the three of them did manage to get the dragons down.  The shot was taken well into their venture as I believe they were closer to 40-45 percent health.  So we had a few deaths and even a few wipes.  But, as per the LBR atmosphere, no one was concerned.  We got great direction from Repgrind and Draynee, and Healblade checked some of the fights as we went along.  The Elementals was probably the fight that gave us the most difficulty, but we made it.  It was nice to have a bit of a challenge, and that’s only made better when you have a group of people that can stay relaxed and just enjoy things.  Hopefully that’s the case again next weekend when we send some Horde into the Firelands.

13 thoughts on “LBR Goes Cata

  1. Cymre November 19, 2012 / 10:42 am

    Sounds like a fun time 🙂

    • JD Kenada November 19, 2012 / 11:42 am

      Yeah, I think most are STILL laughing that I brought everyone to the wrong raid.

  2. repgrind November 19, 2012 / 10:45 am

    Eh, that Elementals fight was always the hardest one in there. Even when it was current and we had killed Cho’gall before, we still sometimes had trouble getting past them to get to him again. lol.

    Definitely was a good time last night! I’m looking forward to next week. 🙂

    And uh … you need to schedule Blackwing Descent again. And probably Throne of the Four Winds so we can get people their Defender of a Shattered World titles. 🙂

    • JD Kenada November 19, 2012 / 11:43 am

      Very wise. I just know the holiday season is hectic for people so I probably will probably go light close to Christmas, in terms of content.

  3. tomeoftheancient November 19, 2012 / 11:34 am

    Wish I could have seen it but I had to celebrate my birthday and no one asked me how I would LIKE to be celebrating, lol. I can’t imagine the look I would have received from my daughter if I had asked to be excused!

    • JD Kenada November 19, 2012 / 11:44 am

      I meant to wish you a happy birthday yesterday when I (briefly) saw you on…but then I couldn’t remember if it was yesterday or Saturday and didn’t want to wish it a day late!

      …wait, seems I did that anyway. >_<

  4. shoryl November 19, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Sorry I missed it; though with 10 there, you would have had to either try 25-man with 11 or bench someone. Muirri picked up 4.5 levels, though. 30 minutes a level is crazy even for me!

    • JD Kenada November 19, 2012 / 12:58 pm

      I had at least one person who didn’t think they could make the whole thing and would have bowed out if there were too many of us. But you were also gimped up and I know how hard it can be to try and focus when you’re in pain. Lowbie stuff is much easier to do, especially when you’re on your own and not responsible for others. 🙂

  5. Tyledres November 19, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    That was pretty fun and I wish I’d have been earlier to get a chance at those earlier fights. But still glad you were able to squeeze me into the raid half-way through. Hope your firelands horde fight goes just as well as this one did.

    • JD Kenada November 19, 2012 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks. We were also glad you were able to make it. Better later than never. 🙂

  6. euphyley November 19, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    I wish I could have gone, it looks like you guys had a great time. If my schedule permits, I SOOOO plan on coming along on the next Alliance cata raid if you have room! 😀

    • JD Kenada November 20, 2012 / 1:27 pm


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