Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Frustration ensues

Another fun filled night of Illidan wipes. It's gotten to the point where the shadow of doubt is creeping into my mind if we will be able to down him at all, and that makes me extremely sad. A guild that six months ago wasn't able to down Lurker in Serpentshrine Cavern just passed us on progression, and just to nail the point home, they had a Warglaive drop for them as well.

Honestly, I don't even care about Sunwell. As much as I would love to see a new instance and enjoy some new content besides the ever dreary Black Temple, I just want to kill Illidan before the expansion. I want to say I did it, that I was part of a guild that killed him. That's what really appealed to me to transfer servers to this guild, was the fact that pre-BC, they were in Naxx up to the Four Horsemen. They hadn't downed Kel'Thuzud, but dammit, they had the tenacity to be in Naxx, an instance only 1% of all WoW players had seen, and I would be a part of that. Now, with the leadership overhaul, and veteran raiders retiring until the expansion or indefinitely, an officer noted that of the 25 people that were in our raid tonight, less than half of them had killed Kael. So many people had skipped the end bosses of every instance, they are unaccustomed to what it takes to down them. There is nothing we can do for that, except pushing it and forcing people to shape up. But will they find it in themselves to down him, when it will be meaningless in less than four months? I can only hope.


Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I guess you could say...

*puts on sunglasses*

You are not prepared.


Now that the jokes are out of the way, I know exactly what you mean, and I have been there myself: The Four Horsemen broke more guilds pre-TBC than any content in TBC, I think. That fight took such a super-human level of coordination that I still have bad memories of it.

That said, the only thing you can adjust is you. You cannot influence 39 (or 24) other people - all you can do is be an outstanding example of what your class is capable of and hope that your peers admire it so much that they start to emulate it. Should they not, the only other hope is that raid leadership and guild leadership take not and start bringing in people who do.

I do wish you luck, by the way. You'll get him, I know you will. <3

Neggles said...

You have NO idea how many times I wanted to comment on that line by the eighth or ninth attempt last night.

We want to bring in new people, but generally the people who are sitting are the people that are carried by the raid anyway. The last couple of nights we've been barely able to fill the raid. I really just want to be able to Aim Shot him to the fucking head and be done with it >.<