OK, so Shadow Rising is in an INCREDIBLY awkward spot.
Tuesdays we run 25s with 15-18 of our own and pug up the rest.
It’s working decently well, we’re making progress and hopefully scouting out some more talent to bolster our roster.
Then on Thursdays we run 10s.
Well, we run 10.
I generally have between 12-16 raiders available.
So unless we get very creative with pugging the 10s, we just run it once.
Of course, this means that people get sat out.
I ask for volunteers and I always step out after compiling the raid and getting them going.
Starting next week, I’m going to open up a third raid night to help alleviate this problem.
I have enough CHARACTERS in the guild to run multiple 10s, just not enough PLAYERS.
By splitting the 10-man raids on to two nights I can get everyone a spot as well as accommodate multiple alts.
But that’s next week.
(And yes, there will be a post on the guild forums and a guild mailing to announce it.)
This week, I put together a raid and sent them in to ICC.
Citadel down in no time flat.
Blood Queen Lana’thel.
One wipe, then down.
Down. Or up. Or escaped. Or rescued. Whatever.
With only one wipe they marched right up to Sindragosa and put in some quality attempts on her.
About half the team was seasoned in the fights, a couple had been there once or twice and a couple fights were completely new to at least one raider.
I know several of my raiders read this blog, so I wanted to say to you guys, that you are awesome and you make me the proudest GM ever. You are the best raid kittens!
So even though I didn’t get to raid, I did get to make use of the time.
I was pushing hard for Loremaster for a while on Arioch and then suddenly lost interest. I had hit a wall in Outlands, trying to get Nagrand cleared up. I had several quests in my log that required doing heroic instances.
Instances that no one wants to run anymore.
If I were a plate class, I probably could have soloed most of them. Maybe.
I might have even been able to take a shot at it by respeccing to frost. Perish the thought. (Arcane for life!)
But as luck would have it, a certain warrior cow with a fetching swish to her tail was also not in a raid AND had access to the heroics.
Watching the new buffed warriors in action? ZOMG.
Makes me want to work on my warrior.
But now that I’ve cleared up a little more room in my quest log, I’m feeling the itch to pursue Loremaster again on Arioch. Which is a good thing, I’ve kind of been in a raiding rut, where all I do with him is log in to raid or to take care of “paperwork” for the guild.
It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed running around on my mage, exploring old areas and completing quests. I’m looking forward to it again.
Anyone else “changing gears” in the game?