Well, I feel much better after yesterday’s post.
Last night we had a great time in our 10 man run. We ran into Freya and beat our heads against her for a good while. I think we had 10 minutes left on the trash respawn timer when everything clicked into place and we won. We tried a few different strategies over that hour plus to take down the detonator plants in a more safe manner, and also the 3 pack fights got a tweak or two.
We were having a good time with all the herbs around the area. We joked that this was the situational test of this encounter – can your raids’ herbalists keep their heads while seeing yellow dots on their mini map, knowing that a Frost Lotus looms just over the hedge… We were pleasantly surprised to find an Alchemist’s Cache amongst the rewards to our hard fight. Our DK and Hunter each received 5 flasks, while the remaining potions, elixirs, and herbs were guild banked. I was also lucky enough to win the roll on the tier8 gloves. Wheeee!
We made 2 attempts on Thorim before the evening was over, getting a good feel for the gauntlet and definitely looking forward to Wednesday when we can make a b-line for Freya and Thorim after knocking off those in our way. I look forward to the new possible option of extending raid lockouts that may be coming in the next patch. If we were able to extend that another week, I’m sure we would down Thorim and keep our steamroll going.
I was disappointed to learn that a member of one of the more respected guilds on our server was discovered to be running a bot to farm Timbermaw rep. The video was captured by a horde character that is known on the server as being a decent guy/straight shooter, so no real reason to doubt it. The chatter on the forums from the botter and a representative or two from the guild is showing everyone the true colors of this guild and I hope they can take swift action to remove the botter from their ranks. If Argent Dawn is nothing else, it is rabid regarding the defense of the community as a whole. Ninjas and whorish server transfers typically do not find a welcome home on Argent Dawn, on either side of the banner, and usually transfer off post-haste.