Full length version of the fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkDirVFGG0
Full length version of the fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkDirVFGG0
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After taking a break from our Horde First kill of Heroic Ragnaros and a few round of clearing SWTOR raids, we are back the finish up Deathwing and to prepare for MoP.
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Note: This was written before I race-changed to Tauren as part of a guild event. At this time I was an Undead Priest named Emori.
This fight is incredibly unforgiving. I’m willing to wager that even in encounters where I didn’t die first or ‘cause’ a wipe, I assisted in causing it because I was trying to save my own skin (or bones as the case may be). Basically, it seems like I can focus on myself and getting out of stuff – and let’s face it there is a LOT OF STUFF TO STAND IN – or I can try to heal the tanks and other DPS. Everyone is going to take damage occasionally on that phase, and if they don’t get any heals, they’ll die, and we’ll wipe. But if I pay attention to them, I die and we wipe. And if I somehow manage to cast dispel instead of levitate, or penance instead of smiting Rag (yeah, betacha didn’t know I did that!), and make it to the meteors, then I am rewarded with not one, but TWO new ways to wipe.
If I get blazing heat, someone will probably die. If I have to handle a meteor while running out of world in flames, someone will probably die. If I have to try and rescue someone from lava, including myself, someone will probably die. If I take a lavabolt thingy from Rag after a trap detonation, someone will probably die. If someone takes an extra seed explosion because we mistime our run, someone will probably die.
This is what heroic Rag feels like to Emori: I sit, in complete silence, face as close to the screen as is comfortable. I don’t even blink during most encounters. Because, as I’ve established, if I blink, someone will probably die. My hands are shaking the entire time, I’m worried in the back of my mind that my mouse is going to short out because it’s drenched in sweat (gross! my wife says), and my mind is racing figuring out what spell I have that I haven’t used yet because maybe it’s the key to saving my sanity – and someone’s life – on the encounter. (spoiler: pain suppression is the only healing spell I haven’t cast during a heroic Rag encounter) But it doesn’t start out that way…
‘5 4 3 2 1’ There goes the paladin. Shield! That’s right Rag. See those WINGS and the orb of protection surrounding him? That’s some motherfucking LIGHT coming to beat you down. Yeah, you’re going down this time. You may have killed us 439 times in the past week, but no more! Hahaha you haven’t even managed to HIT Brastine yet. Hahaha pushover. My shield just wore off on its…WTF. Lucadia why are you at 12% health 5 seconds into the encounter? Penance! PoM! That’s your ONE freebie heal Lucadia. NO MORE. OMG how did Xefie get 17 stacks of burning wound? Shield! Penance! GHeal! WTF how did Rapture already proc? ‘Taunt, Brastine.’ Yessss, Rag, hit my pally friend here, he’s squishy. Hahaha you missed aga… Well, not that time. Shield! Penance! GHeal! Another tank swap! ‘Crap I pulled him back.’ THAT’S RIGHT YOU DID BRASTINE YOU DO THIS EVERY ENCOUNTER STOP HITTING HIM. PoM Shield Penance GHeal.
What? You’re casting magma traps Rag? Haven’t you learned any new tricks? Ruuuunnn. Trap detonation. OMG SO MUCH DMG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING OUT RAG? PoH PoH PoH Penance PoM. <3 everyone is healthy again!
<dance> Oh boy another trap detonation! ‘5 4 3 2’ BANG! WHY DID YOU DETONATE IT AT 2 INSTEAD OF 1 SHANNAH GOD YOU SUCK AT COUNTING I AM TRYING TO SURVIVE HERE. Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal PoM Penance GHeal yay! Healthy again! Sons of flame! Yesssss, the one phase where anything that goes wrong is NOT MY FAULT! Relax, breathe, it’ll all be over soon. Xefie, wait up. XEFIE. X E F I E. WAIT. WTF I WAS CASTING PENANCE WHY WOULD YOU HEROIC LEAP AWAY HOW DO TAURENS MOVE SO FAST ANYWAY? RUN RUN RUN. Shield! Penance! OMG SO MUCH DMG PoH PoH PoH.
Seeds time! Why is my health going so low? WTF where is Arkham. ARKHAM. I am dying.
<bitchslaps add> ARKHAM! OMG please get over here. Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal. WTF. Oh right YOU CAN’T CAST BH on yourself n00b. Shield! ARKHAM. Oh thank GOD. ‘Watch the hammer!’ Noooooo! He’s smashing his hammer down on top of me right as I cast Penance! WTF one tick 8s CD. WTF. PoM. Shield! RUUUUUNNNNNN. OMG SO MUCH DMG. PoH PoH PoH. Barrier! WTF why didn’t it cast? Guild achievement toast blocking my mouse pointer WHY DO I CARE ABOUT HEROIC GUN’DRAK I AM DYING.
WHY IS THE ENTIRE FLOOR ON FIRE? RAG I TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I SAID ABOUT LEARNING NEW TRICKS. YOU ARE A YOUNG DOG, VERY TRAINABLE PLEASE MAKE IT STOP. Shield! Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal. Ruuuuunnnn. Wait Merufina says I have to stop to force the server to update my position. STOP. OMG THE FLOOR IS BURNING I AM DYING WHAT DOES MERUFINA KNOW ABOUT SERVERS ANYWAY WHY DO I LISTEN TO HIM?
‘I need heals!’ Who is that? IT’S PROBABLY TESIO. NEVER SPEAKS IN VENT EXCEPT TO DEMAND THAT HE SURVIVE STANDING IN SHIT. I KNOW DISPERSION IS OFF CD YOU CAN’T FOOL ME. ‘That’s right you need heals you bastard but I am casting binding heal as fast as I can (1.35s cast time with my haste), penance is on CD because Brastine and/or Xefie took an unexpected hit, and you have weakened soul already motherfucker. Here, have a renew. FEEL BETTER NOW? Crap I just died.’
Then I get brezzed. Awesome, right back into it. WTF why did I get a shitty ass warlock res? Can’t even be bothered to glyph it… No mana, but hey, that’s ok, I can Hymn of Hope and Shadowfiend. Cast HoH – BAM! – flames, wave, meteor, lava bolt, MORE RANDOM HELLFIRE FROM THE SKY interrupts me. Great, cast Shadowfiend. OMG SO MUCH DMG PoH PoH PoH. ‘Not enough mana.’ WTF? Shield, pray for rapture. Rapture! OH GOD I CAN FEEL THE MANA COURSING THROUGH MY VEINS! Penance, PoM, PoH. ‘Not enough mana.’ Shield! ‘Not enough mana.’ Shield! ‘Not enough mana.’ Mana pot! ‘What is a mana pot?’
Yes! Another sons phase, I am safe from causing a wipe! ‘Pick up your add Brastine.’ Uh oh Scion headed towards me RUUUUUNNN. Inner Will. 4% INCREASED RUN SPEED SCION CAN’T CATCH ME NOW! WTF he’s hitting me WTF. OMG NO ARMOR INNER FIRE GOD PLEASE TAKE EFFECT INNER FIRE FADE. Please Brastine save me save me save me save me save me save me YES SCION IS RUNNING AWAY OMG I WON’T GET BLAMED FOR DYING. Lava bolt. WHYYYYYYY??? Shield! Binding heal Binding heal Binding heal.
Oh man meteors. BRING IT RAG. Lava wave hits Cecily. Dispel! Lifegrip! No, LEVITATE! YES THAT’S WHAT I MEANT. FLOAT TO YOUR DEATH MY WARLOCK FRIEND! Uh oh here comes a meteor better get in position. Don’t screw this up like you did last time. Remember what Arkham said. Towards the back, away from everybody. OK, in position, SW:D. WTF it’s still moving this way. WTF WTF WTF WTF OMG SO MUCH DMG PoM and pray it bounces around. Shield! Rapture! Happy days, mana again! WTF this meteor is still coming. SW:D. ‘I can’t cast that yet.’ WTF
<cast every spell I have> Yes! Something landed it’ll all be OK. OMG SO MUCH DMG. PoH PoH PoH PoM Shield! WTF IS WITH THIS METEOR OMG. Who cast Shadow Word: Pain on it? GOD WAS THAT ME? WAND WAND WAND WHY IS THERE FIRE UNDER ME AGAIN RAG YOU BASTARD.
God help the dog if he bothers me during an encounter.