Tankette’s Rambles

July 23, 2008

25 Man, Yessir

Filed under: Uncategorized — tankette @ 3:25 pm

I’ve already posted about the guild drama and trauma we’ve gone through. We lost many skilled raiders in the last week. But, the spirit of our guild has not been broken.

Last night, to everyone’s surprise, we were able to field a 25 man raid team and head to Gruuls. 2 of the raiders were applicants to the guild. 4 or 5 of the raiders had never been able to get a spot in our Gruuls runs and have been running kara the last several weeks.

The first pull on High King went all wrong. People didn’t understand their roles. One of the tanks didn’t realize someone had put Salv on him. We had mass chaos and a wipe. But the second time everyone knew what they had to do and got it done. It was actually my first time to tank High King himself, which didn’t turn out to be a big deal.

Similarly, the first attempt on Gruul went bad. We wiped at growth 17. Again, new people didn’t know the fight. But they learned. On the second attempt Gruul was dropped at growth 10.

I can’t overstate the morale booster the raid was for the guild. It was a fun raid. We were able to string together a 25 man, even if it was only Gruuls. And we had new people in the raid that actually needed the T4 loot that dropped and were very stoked. We may be far away from being able to go to SSC and drop Hydross, Lurker and Leo in the same night like we did 3 weeks ago but our guild isn’t broken either. Our spirit is intact. We will gear up more people. We will recruit more people. We will be dropping new bosses. It is just a matter of time.



  1. Good news! Sounded like a healthy morale boost is what you fellows needed.

    Tanks running around with Blessing of Salvation? You can fix that! Create a macro that binds an ability with the cancelaura command. For example, a Protection warrior might have the following macro:

    # show Shield Slam
    /cancelaura Blessing of Salvation
    /cancelaura Greater Blessing of Salvation
    /cast [equipped:shields] Shield Slam

    What does this macro do? Well, first it shows the Shield Slam icon. Then it removes Blessing of Salvation and Greater Blessing of Salvation while casting Shield Slam if a shield is equipped. This way, every time the warrior Shield Slams (which is, of course, a huge source of threat while tanking), it automatically removes those two buffs if they’re present.

    You can tie cancelaura with any ability, preferably one that you either use frequently or at the start of the fight. However, a frequent one is best because I’ve been in fights where the DPS warriors commented that they were losing Salvation and had it recast on them — despite the fact that a Protection warrior was tanking!

    Comment by Cynra — July 23, 2008 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  2. Is good to hear!

    Comment by Ratshag — July 24, 2008 @ 10:02 am | Reply

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