Friday, August 22, 2008

On raiding

So, I've taken up raiding on Tue/Thu nights with the blessing of my wife. I'm really trying to put the game into it's proper place on the priority list, while still accomplishing what I'd like to do in game.

Currently, Blood for Blood (B4B) has two teams in Kara and is working its way toward 25 mans. We took on Gruul's lair last week, but didn't make it past High King. Also, there are a couple of people who have a toon in each of the two Kara raids, so we still don't have the bodies to fully fill out the 25 man raids. So, right now, we're still in the building/gearing phase of progressing out of Kara and into the big leagues.

This week was the first time that we've done the Tue/Thu Kara thing. We're shooting for 2.5 hour sessions with an end time of 9 server, which is very firm. The start time is a bit soft due to people not logging on or forgetting about the raid, so it takes some time to form up. Once we get formed up, though, we kick some serious tail!

On Tue, we cleared Lower Kara (Attunmen to Opera) in about 1.5 hours, and last night cleared from the back door all the way through to Prince (skipped the two dragons) in about 1.5 hours. We then had about an hour to work on Nightbane, which resulted in 4 wipes.

Hopefully, once people get committed to the schedule, we can clear to Curator or Shade on Tue and finish up the rest of the bosses on Thu. At the very least this sort of time table will allow us quite a bit of time to work on the two dragons for progression kills.

And, it is my hope that once we have Kara on farm, we can switch the raid on those days to either ZA or 25 mans. Personally, I'd rather go with the 25 mans because there is so much more content down that road, but of course that depends on making 24 best friends that don't mind repair bills, wipes, and discouraging fights.....oh fun!

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