That was the most commonly said phrase in our two guild heroic runs last night.
And it wasn’t from me.
I was usually screaming through clenched teeth, “Oh my fucking god, how do I fucking have aggro already?”
The hunter once said, “My kitty wishes to levitate,” which I found to be very amusing for some reason.
We did Heroic Violet Hold to start.
The DPS DK ended up off-tanking every group pull.
First we get the ethereal boss.
Tank starts kiting him up the ramp and around… but not fast enough so the balls are catching up. He gets disoriented (I guess) and turns around and heads back the way we came up.
Priest continues to kite him as I run across the floor and back up the ramp to finish him off from behind.
Next boss is the core hound.
We always tank him right in front of his gate, with the casters up on the stairs.
I run up to my place on the stairs.
The tank doesn’t move from the last portal position. All the way across the room.
I’m getting nervous.
The hound exits his cubby and advances towards the center of the room.
The tank still has not moved.
A party members asks the tank what the hell he was doing.
Apparently he was waiting for the boss to come to him.
We ran Heroic UK.
Tank casts Taunt.
The DK asks the tank to NOT pull with taunt. Again.
Seriously, we have to ask him to not do that every time we run with him.
He taunts, somehow doesn’t build any aggro, taunt wears off, mob runs for someone, taunt is on cool down.
The group broke up after the second run.
I don’t know if I was more frustrated with my spec or my tank.
But tonight I should be running Naxx 10 with that second alliance guild of ours. I hope some orc is tanking it.
I’ve been told that we *should* have a shadow priest in the mix. I was able to swap 4 gems and two pieces of gear and get to within 4 points of being hit capped with the spriest.
To get the full 446-7 points needed without the spriest or boomkin, I would need to replace almost every single gem I have.
If I decide to keep fire as a raiding spec, I think I’m going to start collecting two gear sets – one for fire and one for arcane.
Arcane is just so much more flexible for smaller content. Not to mention, until I can get all that hit, if there isn’t a spriest or boomkin, I’m going to be 3% short on hit.
I’m sort of nervous about the run.
I know my gear is just as good as my mage buddy’s so I know that won’t be a factor. (He made the switch from frost to fire but would go back in a heartbeat if frost were to be more competitive.)
I know the fights.
I should have a tank I can trust with my squishy little life and a couple of healers that will keep me somewhere towards the top of the healing priority list. (I know you have one, don’t lie.)
So it’s going to boil down to me not being a spaz.