This is what my guild got up to last night. We started a fresh run in Throne of Thunder on Wednesday and got up to Dark Animus so went back last night. We’ve had a heap of consistency issues over the past few weeks so this is the first night in a while we’ve had the full team together. And amazingly the 10 of us managed to take down the big boss himself.
I think we were all surprised we actually cleared Throne, most of us were expecting to be working on this boss for a bit. But after a few pulls we managed to stand in what we had to stand in and avoid what we weren’t, people didn’t get flung off the edge or stunned when adds were about to spawn and it all just came together.
This is pretty much my first expansion seeing current content. I started the game mid-cata and raided pretty casually though Firelands and DS. The guild I was in for DS time cleared it for the first time post-nerf and Firelands I didn’t actually complete until after dinging 90.
So to actually work my way though Throne of Thunder while it’s still in the current patch let alone expansion is pretty exciting. While loot is pretty nice and definitely makes killing bosses easier, the most exciting thing is the trying of new things, working out what does and doesn’t work, when the best time to pop things is and when to hold off.
I posted a few days ago about being worried by my figures on Megeara, since then I moved away from the heavy spirit build I had and played around with trialling new talents. I don’t honestly know how I lived before I started using Soul of the Forest; the fights I use it on over Incarnation, you can see the difference in my healing output. It took a mindset change to move away from feeling I needed to have Incarnationas a safety net for mana regen into trusting that I could manage my mana and the regen would be sufficient. That’s what I mean by playing around with things. Those few changes made a huge difference and my figures looked heaps better and amazingly I outhealed both the holy pally and disc priest on two boss kills tonight. Oh boy, I really should stop watching meters, but I am unashamedly a meter watcher I’m afraid.
Achievements are nice, no matter how big or small.