Last night was Hyjal night. The first four bosses went down in quick succession: this was to be expected. After Ass-galore dropped, we had about an hour and a half left in the raid with which to work on Archie.
We had one or two failed attempts on Archie, and then the shit really hit the fan. A handful of us (including our MT) experienced a sudden jump in latency. I myself went up to about 1500 ms. The RL decided to take a five to ten minute break to see if latencies improved. If they didn’t, the raid would be called.
Fortunately, my latency crawled back down into the 300 to 400 ms range during our short break. The others experiencing latency problems also saw their latencies back in the green or yellow. So we continued our attempts on Archie.
I won’t lie to you–it wasn’t perfect by far. I believe we had one person die (a paladin) but we somehow managed to recover.
Eye of The Storm downed Archimonde for the first time on June 17, 2008 server time.
I usually don’t talk about loot like this, but there is a point to all of it:
Helm of the Forgotten Vanquisher – Aage
Helm of the Forgotten Conquerer – Saun, Andredus
Mail of Fevered Pursuit – Shiba
Scepter of Purification – POOKIES!
YAY! This OH is hailed the best healing OH in the game (for priests and druids, anyway), and I managed to win it with an uncontested roll (I only rolled a 3) because our priests were rolling on the head token. This is the first piece of actual resto loot I’ve ever brought out of a 25-man raid with EoTS.
Lastly, our hunter Shiba has been FRAPSing our boss kills and hosting them on YouTube for the past month or so. Here’s a link to a video for our Archie kill, set to a song that I suggested and that I find hilariously fitting for the Archie fight. Make sure you click the link to watch the video in high quality (this link is found in the rating box). Decursers get raid icons, and I was the square–look for me!