Sometimes things do not go our way in raids, and unfortunatly there is the rare occasion where it all goes to hell. Whether it is a bad raid night as a whole (people making the same mistakes over and over) or you don’t perform as well as usual on a personal level.
I had one hell of a night.
I was feeling good – this guy is cake, we got him first night that heroics were available “what could possibly go wrong?!”. I actually believe I played very well on this kill; I was rockin SV spec and using CD’s at good times, taking full advantage of lust, having minimal downtime while crystal soaking/moving in the gooey-black phase… yet something seemed wrong..
I glanced at my meters, thinking ‘oh yeah, this has gone well’.. I was sitting on around 30k..
The boss was about to drop and I was trying to think of everything that could have possibly gone wrong – and it hit me… PvP gear. 5% hit, tonne of resil instead of better secondary stats, useless pvp trinket… Massive agility loss which lead to the following dps and the first..
We moved onto Yorsahj and Zonozz. We have been destroying these guys, and usually have to be very unlucky for a wipe. We had a couple of attempts at solo healing Yorsahj which made the dps spike like crazy – it was looking goooooood! “Here we go!” I thought, “back into it! no more silly mistakes”… I opened my bags to check out what sweet gems I had recieved for our troubles…
“Hey.. that looks like Vial of Shadows in my bags… But I should have that equipped with my pve se- oh. you SOB.”
I had my PvE set saved with the valor trinket, which I only have macrod with my Rapid Fire CD and only keybound for when we are working on H spine, so I probably used the trinket once, maybe twice during the fight – a lot less than the 4-5 times I should have..
The next fail time was our kill attempt of Warmaster Blackhorn.. everything was going fine until we entered phase two.. where my bow broke.
Now this is the ultimate fail… I managed to get a Jeeves dropped and recovered, yet that is still such a rookie error.
I am sure everyone has had one of those nights – where everything just seems to go wrong. So tell me; what is the worst thing you have done in a raid? Let us make this interesting – pulling with your pet is a time honored tradition to break new hunters into our prestigious circle, so if you have any horror stories, feel free to share
I will still put up my ‘what makes a good raider’ post soon, yet I know a few “rookie errors” that I will be adding to it.