The bad news is our Naxxramas 10-man scheduled for last night didn’t happen. I was all dressed up with nowhere to go because we couldn’t assemble a full group. There were a couple last minute sign-up removals and our Fury Warrior, who’s a huge portion of our DPS, couldn’t miss his Monday night episodes of Wife Swap and Super Nanny. If there are any Tanks, Healers or even DPS reading this who are on the Kul Tiras server and looking for a good guild full of nice peeps, go to our website and submit an application. We need more bodies ASAP.
Although our Naxx run didn’t get off the ground, the night ended up getting a whole lot better for yours truly. I ran a couple of Heroics with a DK Tank from our guild and blew through Nexus and Violet Hold in record time. Keristrasza dropped Dragon Slayer’s Sabatons for me, so I was pretty happy about that. I threw a pair of Glinting Monarch Topazes in them to boost my dismal hit rating some. These were a very decent upgrade for me.
Now for the really good news… I received a tell from my former 2v2 partner asking if I’d like to join his guild for a 10-man Eye of Eternity run. Being that I was already chomping at the bit to raid last night, had a load of consumables on me and the fact that his guild happens to be the top Alliance raiding guild on my server, I jumped at the chance.
I felt pretty burly going into their raid, but their Survival Hunter quickly showed me what time it was. He topped the meters for the fight and absolutely destroyed me on DPS. I was impressed because although I’ve only done that raid one other time, it seems like it would be one of the more difficult runs for Hunters. There’s a ton of movement which hurts Hunters due to the lack of instant cast attacks, plus pet damage is a non-factor for much of the fight while Malygos and the other random mobs are flying around. Malygos’ gigantic hit box poses problems as well. I find I’m often having to leave the caster group to get range on him.
Anyhow, when it was all said and done, lo and behold guess what dropped..?! BLACK ICE. I’m such a noob I didn’t even really know about this weapon. I just started raiding again last week and I hadn’t inspected the loot tables past 10 man Naxx, which is where my guild is at the moment. The guys in < The Departed > were gracious enough to let me roll on it (but may be kicking themselves now). I rolled a 93 and beat their Hunter by 4 as I recall. I felt sort of bad, but quickly got over it. 😉 I don’t foresee upgrading this baby for awhile, so I threw Massacre on it.
So, as you can see, things have a way of working out. 🙂 The best part is, it’s better for me than the item I wanted most from Naxxramas last night, the Claymore of Ancient Power. I needed hit rating in a bad way. Last night’s upgrades gave me a whopping 88 additional hit after gems. This week’s mission will be to try and get my mitts on Sphere of Red Dragon’s Blood.