... and the public has spoken! Tomorrow you shall have a Boss Spotlight: Illidari Council post. I'll get to the others like Gruul and Al'ar at a later date.
Today's post is going to be a rambling mess, hold onto your hats.
The guild took down Kalecgos in short order and has BT clear, we're spending 4 hours with the big bad Brutallus tonight. Joy.
PvP this weekend was brutal (get it? Brutal? 'Cuz this season all the gear is... oh nevermind). 2v2 I tried another incarnation of BM Hunter/Ret Paladin - the BM Hunter was PvE specced (max damage) and threw on some PvE gear, as did I. We tore apart some clothies, and lost to any double plate team we saw (MS Warrior/Holy Paladin in particular). We spiked up to 1600 or so and then fell back into the upper 1500's. It went all right.
After the raid last night, I ended up leading a 5v5 cleave team into battle. ShS Rogue, Enh Shaman, Ret Paladin, Disc Priest, Holy Paladin. It wasn't an ideal make-up, and there were a few alts involved. It was the priest's first time as discipline as well. We ended up stomping a few teams, and getting our faces smashed in by a few. Spiked up to 1600 and ended back in the upper 1500's (hmmm... familiar story...). The night was capped by us facing off against a poorly coordinated 5's team with only 4 on our side - the enh shaman disconnected as we started to charge in. Despite that, we nearly won. Nearly. We ended up losing 18 points to them, which hurt.
How important are [Elixir of Demonslaying] for Brutallus? I failed to gather (read: buy from the AH) any in preparation and plan on using my usual flask o' killstuffquicker, which persists through death.
My plans for the (WoW-related) future might be shifting in short order. I recently was accepted into a master's program for this coming fall, and the classes will be at night. This would totally bork my raiding schedule. If so, I'm not sure what to do with Cathmor. Do I keep the account active? I almost certainly won't be able to raid, unless classes are ridiculously easy and only on Tuesday and Thursday, which is unlikely. With a 9-5 job and master's classes at night, and research/papers/projects to do, will I have time to play at all? I'm not sure - it would certainly save me a little money to cancel the account, which would then be applied toward, ya know, the essentials - pizza for late-night study sessions and alcoholic beverages for dah wimmenz. But there are several things I have yet to accomplish in the game, and I wants them done. The list?
- Notch a faction leader kill (Thrall, Sylvanas, Cairne Bloodhoof, or even the blood elf dude guy)
- Buy the arena season 3 retribution set shoulders
- Equip a [Corrupted Ashbringer] so I can see the Scarlet Monastery event firsthand
- Kill C'thun
- Kill Kel'thuzad
It's not a terribly long list, as I've accomplished a lot of my goals in the game. But, there are loose ends.
I dunno, my mind is a-flutter with thoughts on what to do. And I'm sleep-deprived from doing 5v5 after the raid instead of sleeping like a normal person.
The worst part for you, fair reader? I might have to send you off to another blog to get your daily dose of retribution reading. If I ain't playing, I certainly won't be bloggin' 'bout it.
Stop crying, here's a tissue.
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