My guild finally achieved its most sought-after goal, the defeat of Garrosh Hell
derpscream. We beat him in flex, which I was present for:
And in normal, which I was not. (I suspect this maaaay have something to do with why they succeeded!) The raid team has now elected to start working through the heroic version of Siege, which is a goal that frankly scares the ever living sheeyit outta me. I don’t mind heroic content when it’s “OLD old,” like heroic Mogu’shan Vaults or even heroic Dragonsoul. After all, Bombelina’s outgeared that stuff to the point where her item level literally compensates for my ever present derp mechanisms. (ToT is probably still scary, though.)
Maybe it’ll be kind of like normal raiding, where I eventually get used to the concept and manage to derp around decently. Or maybe I’ll just freak out and drop dead the moment Immerseus the Heroic looks me in my tiny goblin eyes, because OMFG normal is hard enough, Jeebus Tapdancing Cripes. Take the Klaxxi Paragons fight, for example. Since the regular raiders are of course REGULAR at this, they got the Official Kill Order memorized. Welp, I don’t. It’s more of a “TELL ME WHICH THING TO SHOOT AND I’LL SHOOT IT” thing for me. Or during the Garrosh fight, let’s say we need to go left at all times to avoid the Desecrated Weapon, EXCEPT WHEN x, y or z happens. But because I haven’t really practiced going RIGHT when z happens, well … I go left, since
left is habit I’m left-handed, which means left is OBVIOUSLY the better direction.
TL:DR summary: Basically, I think I need a lot of work before I’m remotely helpful in heroic. Getting rid of my last pieces LFR gear would be nice, of course, but I’m thinking more along the lines of practice at doing things like “not dropping Siegecrafter Blackfuse’s sawblades into the group AND not standing in the damn sawblades once they land.” Or running the same direction as everybody else instead of the opposite (I always do that because the opposite was closer). When it comes down to it, I do die in normal, but sometimes I live too, and this gives me hope that maybe there could be more living.
I just don’t want them to have to carry my 100% useless corpse any more than they already do.
And the completionist in me is like, HENRY CLAY FRICK*, I haven’t killed normal Garrosh myself yet! I want to do THAT!
* So, Henry Clay Frick was apparently a gigantic jerk in his day, and his name STILL makes for great cursing. It’s like when your parents refer to you by your full name because you are in Serious Trouble, but BETTER, because you are going to CAUSE the trouble. For everyone.