Sunday, August 24, 2008

For the first time, for the last time

Bored, I logged on to find that the top Horde-side guild had decided to clear out the old 40 mans, and they brought in a bunch of our guildees. Our guild was once part of the top guild: they had merged for AQ40 and Naxx pre-BC, then split once the expansion hit. So we are still on good terms with them, and they allow us frequent jump-ins for old world raids.

I logged in just as they started on the Death Knight wing of Naxx, and luckily for me, there was a spot open. We plowed through the Four Horseman easily enough (Soulstring dropped and went to a rogue, lawl), wiped once on Sapphiron (pretty damn cool boss fight), and then on to Kel'Thuzad himself. While the first three minutes of the fight were extremely boring (think Mount Hyjal, only mind-numbingly slower), the fight itself was fun. I ended up being one of the few DPS to live, which is always a compliment. Nerubrian Slavemaker dropped, and while both hunters in the raid said we'd take it for the looks, the raid leader just decided to go ahead to give it to rogue to cause drama :).

Really good news though is that one of our guildees got his Staff Head of Atiesh, which is the last quest item he needed to complete his quest for Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian, making him the only one on server to have it. Talk about being happy for a guy - it's not every day that you get a legendary!

There was one other hunter in the run: the guild's SV hunter that had respecced MM for the evening. It took me all raid to figure out what he was using, because I didn't recognize it. Turns out he was using Stanchion of Primal Instinct. Now, that's a ton of agility, and the Armor Ignore isn't bad either, though I wonder at what cost to personal DPS for 23 more agility than Shivering Felspine. I asked him that, but he didn't reply. Bummer. I always enjoy picking the minds of hunters in top guilds.

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