Hope everyone out there had a great holiday season, I definitely enjoyed some time away from WOW, raiding and blogging but I’m back and ready to continue on from where I left off last year. I have a bunch of new ideas and topics I’d like to discuss but for now I’ll just report in on my guild’s recent success in killing Anub’Arak in heroic mode + Tribute to Mad Skill!
We had been pushing this off for a while due to some attendance issues and what I would call general fear of the encounter but starting in December we started to make our push and made some fantastic progress right up until near Christmas. We actually got Anub down to 6% the week before Christmas but had to take a 2 week hiatus. It was excruciatingly painful to have to wait until the holidays to get back to work but we went back in last night with what I would call far from an optimal group. We actually still had most of our healers on holidays so 3 of our 5 healers were actually offspecced (including yours truly) which added some extra challenge. I wish I could have done the fight as feral but it definitely is much more challenging as a healer. Tunnel visioninig penetrating cold in phase 3 is awful and I really hope I don’t have to heal again on Anub anytime soon!
I can’t even begin to express how proud I am that we were able to finish this encounter. Being a somewhat casual guild that only raids 3 days a week, we never used all of our 50 attempts that were alloted per week. I’m really happy that we were able to pull this off before we outgeared and cheesed the encounter with ICC gear. Sure we did pickup some upgrades that helped but we’re all still mostly in 258 gear at best. For the first time in a long time we (Daybreak) are finally on par with the progression curve which is a breath of fresh air, hoping that 2010 is the start of a new chapter for us and that we can continue to maintain a high lv of progression!
ps. Still no 258 weapon, I seriously cannot catch a break 😦