My poor neglected blog!
I have been so busy lately, and to be honest I’m not completely sure why. Just lots of stuff happening I suppose, and time passing much too quickly.
A little over a week or so ago I transferred servers to trial with a guild for Legion. I am back to being Alliance. AND I’m on a PVE server, so no more ganking! I can’t even tell you how much of a relief it is to be able to run around and do dailies and not worry about some awful person coming along and killing me repeatedly, making it so I can’t get anything done. Talking to Thor about it last night, he was saying that coming back to a PVE server has actually brought back some of his love of the game again, which makes me really happy.
So couple of days after we transferred our new guild got Mythic Archionde down, and were ready to start Mythic farm, which we both would be invited to go along to. It has been a very frantic time reading up on the mythic changes in the fights, and I’ve just generally been shitting myself because, other than the run I did with Navimie the other week, I hadn’t raided since around November last year – well over 4 months ago!
I was also nervous about raiding with a new team. Other than Thor, I didn’t know anyone in the raid, and that always makes me nervous, too. And then add to that the fact that this was farm for the team – they already had their strats worked out, they already know what they are doing. I find it a lot more difficult to go in to situations like that where everything is already sorted. I like learning with a team and figuring things out together.
But, having said all that, things seemed to go ok. Last Sunday night the healing leader got me in the teamspeak and introduced me to the rest of the healing team. Then an hour before our first raid on Wednesday night he spent time with Thor and I going through how they do things and the fights etc. He was very kind and patient, and made me feel a lot more comfortable about everything.
The raid nights themselves were alright. My lack of gear is painful. I’m healing for considerably less than everyone else. What doesn’t help is that everyone is so geared, so they don’t take too much damage, and as a resto shaman it means my mastery doesn’t kick in all that much. But I did the best that I could, and made sure to focus on doing all of the mechanics well (though I did get one-shot by the Barrage on Iron Reaver!)Looking through the logs for the fights afterwards, I was generally very low on the “unnecessary damage taken” meters which I think it good. Hopefully the raid leaders were happy with that!
Over the 2 nights I got 8 mythic bosses down, and was very lucky to get a few pieces of gear (including a new shield and my bis legs – warforged!) Unfortunately I didn’t get to do a couple of bosses that had key pieces of gear that I was after, however as the farm nights get easier I’m sure I’ll be able to eventually get in there and get the goodies.
So overall, it’s been a really interesting time. It’s great fun raiding mythic bosses again! And the guild are lovely – they give each other crap during raids, they’re serious about getting stuff done, but they also have fun and I like that. So hopefully they are happy with me and want to keep me for Legion!
In the meantime, I’ve been drooling over my Alliance garrison, which is just so darn beautiful!