Yesterday morning I woke up at 05:20 to drop my parents off at the airport. It was tough watching them walk through the gate into the security area, not only because I love my parents very much and will miss them dearly, but also because my dad’s situation has been deteriorating during his stay in Canada (as expected, I suppose) and I can’t help but fear that I’ll never see him again.
I try not to include an overdose of real life-related content in what is supposed to be a WoW blog, but I think it is important to take a step back every once in a while and really dwell on the fact that, behind every toon, there is a human being.
I think that it is often far too easy to think of that awesome resto shaman as just an awesome resto shaman, or your guild’s MT as that guy who has to show up to every single raid or your raid is fucked.
Remember that behind each of your guild or raid members, there is a person that juggles WoW with his or her real life: work and/or school, family, partners, and friends.
Real life is important, and deserves priority over WoW. Now, don’t take that as my condoning flakey raid attendance. But when real life issues do come up, you should be able to opt to take time off, and your guild should be able to appreciate that. And if, for some reason, you are having trouble finding a balance between real life and WoW, then you need to get out of the game and get your priorities straight.
Anyway, /dismount soapbox.
In raiding, EoTS has reached another end-dungeon hurdle. You know the drill. All of the new bosses just fall, week after week, until you reach the boss at the end of the dungeon. I’ve seen it happen with Kael, Archie, and now Illidan.
The name of the game then becomes getting all of the trash bosses on a very familiar farm basis so they can be squished into one or two nights. The remaining time can then be spent working on the head honcho boss.
BT, like no other TBC dungeon before it, requires you to clear a whopping eight bosses in order to get to the end boss.
We are still really working on getting the first eight bosses on a fast farm. Bloodboil and Council are our biggest obstacles right now, with Gorefiend presenting a minor threat when our construct anchor doesn’t know what he’s doing. Consistency will come with time, and so will Illidan.