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[WoW] Raid Thread - Naxxramas? Didn't we do this 2 years ago?

ForarForar #432Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
edited December 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
So, WLK is ages away, new games and burnout are drawing away from your standard crew, and your pool of recruits has either shrunk to 0, or seems to be filled with people who probably have trouble getting dressed each morning without strangling themselves.

Welcome to Raiding!

So, anyone else finding more and more people lapsing into pre-expansion malaise before we have anything but scraps of info?

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Someone reads other threads. We're onto you.

    Here's hoping, after a brilliant impromptu SSC run early this week that our progression weekend this Friday/Saturday actually goes 5/6. All my upgrades drop off Vashj/Kael :(

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I wish more of our raid's DPS were taking breaks. Took one myself, and now I don't have a spot anymore, and I can't decide if I want to try and move on to greener pastures (some options seem to exist) or sit on the WL forever.

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  • Soviet WaffleSoviet Waffle Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I get shit for being late (Some shit), and leaving early (More than being late), even though I post about both, and at the start of the raid say "I have to leave when my friend calls me."(Though, I did leave very suddenly when I left early, but I got called when my friend arrived, not when he was leaving his home).

    Sure, I won't leave mid-boss, but I'm not going to stick around for another attempt and make someone wait for me if we're running back.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Forar wrote: »
    new games and burnout are drawing away from your standard crew
    Yeah, they draw away right after a new game comes out, but the question is how many of 'em come back eventually over time? Besides the wave of people who return at the point an expansion goes on sale.

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  • Typhus733Typhus733 Yip! Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    oddly my guild is actually seeing some progress with the expansion drawing near. We were limited to just 10 mans before but are slowly growing on having Gruul and Mag on farm with the help of another guild which gives me hope that I'll see SSC and more. Though sadly I'm going to have to take a break for a bit due to band recording/gigs taking up time and priority over WoW for June.

  • formatformat Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dyscord wrote: »
    I wish more of our raid's DPS were taking breaks. Took one myself, and now I don't have a spot anymore, and I can't decide if I want to try and move on to greener pastures (some options seem to exist) or sit on the WL forever.

    what class are you, my guild may be recruiting dps

    You don't know if I am joking or not.
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Dyscord wrote: »
    I wish more of our raid's DPS were taking breaks. Took one myself, and now I don't have a spot anymore, and I can't decide if I want to try and move on to greener pastures (some options seem to exist) or sit on the WL forever.

    Curious, what class are you?

    And have you lost your spot to nincompoops?

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    or poopcomnins?

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I play an alliance warlock. Basically I took a break for a few months because of work when we were 4/9, 5/5; the raid's working on brutallus now. I understand the raid goes on and all that, and I wasn't expecting to just have the red carpet rolled out for me. It does sting, though, when the raid needs warlocks, but decides they'd rather shake up the whole ranged DPS and farm T6 for some people's alts than give me any kind of face time at all.

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Does tanking Mother Shahraz bother anyone else as much as it does me? She hits about as hard as Archimonde (perhaps even faster), keeps cleaving me for a bunch o hurt, AND my healers are sorely weakened from having to wear SR gear. Makes me spike a looot D:

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  • JunpeiJunpei Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    That is easily solvable. Become an OT, so you can just go afk for 6 mins or so

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Junpei wrote: »
    That is easily solvable. Become an OT, so you can just go afk for 6 mins or so

    I wish. Even though our OTs don't wear any SR either, they use the excuse that I'm a recent transfer and don't have my SR gear yet to keep me on MT duty.

    Not that it's HARD, really--pres mangel and lassereight and mall lots--just dang is it spiky

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • EntriechEntriech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm not crazy about these fancy schmancy end game encounters that require protection paladins (or particularly very specific raid comp). Don't get me wrong, I loves me some prot pallies. They are good tanks. However. We carry exactly 0 of them in our roster, except for the one holy paladin who has the gear and will swap spec to cover off Felmyst skeletons and M'uru shadow blobs. Except the nights he isn't there. Then we rely on "The paladin reserves". By that, I mean that one of our warlocks (of which we only have three), swaps to playing his protection paladin to fill the void. This isn't totally bad. He has successfully gotten us through Felmyst kills before and he gives us face time on M'uru. But on M'uru, where his gear isn't as good (because it's an alt), and where we really need all 3 warlocks of the guild to be, well, on their warlocks, it is not so zesty.

    We've been working on M'uru without the right class balance for I think around 3 nights now, and while I'm sure we've all gotten some good practice, it feels like we're getting to the point where it might be nice to have some real attempts. So here's fingers crossed that tonight we have our normal prot paladin, not to mention the 3 warlocks, 2-3 shadow priests, 3 other tanks, enhancement shaman, and the myriad of other needed people show up.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Forar wrote: »
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

    I hate the fact that when they say invites go out at x people take thier sweet ass time showing up for a raid
    I show up at that time ready and able to go and wait 30 minute or more while you finish your porn or whatever

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  • EntriechEntriech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

    I hate the fact that when they say invites go out at x people take thier sweet ass time showing up for a raid
    I show up at that time ready and able to go and wait 30 minute or more while you finish your porn or whatever
    I love my current guild for this. Rather than have a hard raid start time, we use an attendance tracker that shows on each day when each raid member is expecting to be in game and at the zone line. You just make sure that your character's in that position, then you can goof off on alts or whatever. When the raid leader calls out that invites are starting, everyone swaps to mains and we fill up the raid and go. If invites are going to be significantly delayed beyond the normal start time (somewhere between 6:30 and 7:00) they let folks know when to come back. It's nice.

    Some nights take a little longer than others because we're tweaking for a boss, but by and large it cuts down on the 'sit down and do nothing and wait' time.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I get shit for being late (Some shit), and leaving early (More than being late), even though I post about both, and at the start of the raid say "I have to leave when my friend calls me."(Though, I did leave very suddenly when I left early, but I got called when my friend arrived, not when he was leaving his home).

    Sure, I won't leave mid-boss, but I'm not going to stick around for another attempt and make someone wait for me if we're running back.

    Yeah I don't know why they're so bitchy about it. I mean we're all bitchy about people with spotty attendance and your whole "I don't have a home" thing has made your lifetime attendance look pretty bad, but still. You did post and mention that you'd be leaving early. When it's one of Bahl's buddies who wants to leave after an hour, it's no problem because hey they told him! Even though we might have had someone who could stay the whole night sitting out, it's fine, because they told him. :roll: Never mind him showing up late and his girlfriend leaving an hour or two early every night this week because she stays up all night playing and then is too tired for raids. :roll: :roll: Yet last night he's bitching about why you weren't taken off the attendance for Sunday since you "left early."

    Junpei wrote: »
    That is easily solvable. Become an OT, so you can just go afk for 6 mins or so

    Our paladin OT actually did this last night. We were about to pull and he's like "Shit, I have to go pick up my niece, I'm AFK." No one noticed until I had to roll on shoulders for him. Which I failed at. ;__;

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  • PierceNeckPierceNeck Simi Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

    I hate the fact that when they say invites go out at x people take thier sweet ass time showing up for a raid
    I show up at that time ready and able to go and wait 30 minute or more while you finish your porn or whatever
    Porn>Raids

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PierceNeck wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

    I hate the fact that when they say invites go out at x people take thier sweet ass time showing up for a raid
    I show up at that time ready and able to go and wait 30 minute or more while you finish your porn or whatever
    Porn>Raids

    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Hypothetical:

    7:45 Raid invites go out.
    7:46 23 people in the raid.
    8:01 28 people in the raid.
    8:05 Okay, everyone head to BT.

    Where did everyone go? :-/

    I hate the fact that when they say invites go out at x people take thier sweet ass time showing up for a raid
    I show up at that time ready and able to go and wait 30 minute or more while you finish your porn or whatever

    Oh gods i hate those people. We've got a guy in our guild who regularly holds the entire fucking raid up starting because he likes to go have a shower before he starts raiding, i swear if i was an officer i'd be swinging a hatchet around.

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  • PierceNeckPierceNeck Simi Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I just assume when people say stuff like that, they're lying.

  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

    I bet a ret paladin could do it, ours is constantly typing stuff in /say mid-fight because he has nothing better to do.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PierceNeck wrote: »
    I just assume when people say stuff like that, they're lying.

    He would leave vent on so we could all hear him and her giggles or mumbles they made me ill

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hah wow that's really fucked up. I've thought about it though. "Oops, did my elbow hit the push to talk key?"

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  • LaurlunaLaurluna Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I do not like the first boss of Sunwell. He makes me sad, as a Paladin healer. :(


    Positive note is 45%ish on this first evening of serious learning. Can already see who is weak at "hai go into the portal NOW", and who is fairly bad at "this tank is up top, this tank is down below, where are you?"


    Interesting little setup for a fight, but definetly fun times.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I go could on and on with the drama of being in vent of two people doing each other

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    and it goes on from there right in front of me via the game


    Or when vent crashed and everyone gets tossed into the same channel and we all hear the akward words of cybering while in AB

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Or when vent crashed and everyone gets tossed into the same channel and we all hear the akward words of cybering while in AB

    HAHAHA that is awesome. I would never have sexy tiems on Vent, you never know when people with admin are listening or swapping you into different channels, eh?

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Or when vent crashed and everyone gets tossed into the same channel and we all hear the akward words of cybering while in AB

    HAHAHA that is awesome. I would never have sexy tiems on Vent, you never know when people with admin are listening or swapping you into different channels, eh?

    Hypothetically how does one of these "admin" people be all creepy and eavesdrop? Not that I have admin privileges on our vent server or anything.

    >.>

    <.<
    Our paladin OT actually did this last night. We were about to pull and he's like "Shit, I have to go pick up my niece, I'm AFK." No one noticed until I had to roll on shoulders for him. Which I failed at. ;__;

    Was he OTing Mother?

  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm not sure, I don't have admin, but our GM was saying that he can listen to any channel without joining it or something. Maybe he's lying.

    And yeah, Mother is what Junpei was talking about.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    I'm not sure, I don't have admin, but our GM was saying that he can listen to any channel without joining it or something. Maybe he's lying.

    And yeah, Mother is what Junpei was talking about.

    Interesting... and going AFK on Mother is no biggie. Hell I've gone AFK while tanking Mags. I had a huge threat lead and the pizza guy was there....

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

    I bet a ret paladin could do it, ours is constantly typing stuff in /say mid-fight because he has nothing better to do.

    That'd be because there are long cooldowns between abilities. I can type out things on my pally, but not my hunter :O

    EDIT: And you can ghost join vent channels, where you can't talk but you do hear everything that goes on.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

    I bet a ret paladin could do it, ours is constantly typing stuff in /say mid-fight because he has nothing better to do.

    That'd be because there are long cooldowns between abilities. I can type out things on my pally, but not my hunter :O

    EDIT: And you can ghost join vent channels, where you can't talk but you do hear everything that goes on.

    Is that different from creating a Phantom, because the Phantom is visable to all of the users?

  • IshtaarIshtaar Fun is underrated. Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    We solved the people showing up whenever the hell they felt like issue with an on time dkp bonus. Like a big one. Like 1/2 of a raids worth. (25 for on-time vs 5 for farm bosses + 5 for end raid)

    It's amazing how many fewer traffic, dinner, etc delays there were. We usually have around 35-40 people on at raid invite time now.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    riz wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

    I bet a ret paladin could do it, ours is constantly typing stuff in /say mid-fight because he has nothing better to do.

    That'd be because there are long cooldowns between abilities. I can type out things on my pally, but not my hunter :O

    EDIT: And you can ghost join vent channels, where you can't talk but you do hear everything that goes on.

    Is that different from creating a Phantom, because the Phantom is visable to all of the users?

    It's the same thing, and AKAIK it's available to all users too.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    riz wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I remember a dps warrior would talk on and on about how his girlfreind would sit in his lap or give him a blow while playing.

    I bet a ret paladin could do it, ours is constantly typing stuff in /say mid-fight because he has nothing better to do.

    That'd be because there are long cooldowns between abilities. I can type out things on my pally, but not my hunter :O

    EDIT: And you can ghost join vent channels, where you can't talk but you do hear everything that goes on.

    Is that different from creating a Phantom, because the Phantom is visable to all of the users?

    It's the same thing, and AKAIK it's available to all users too.

    Yep, we used that with keybindings for a while for side conversation stuff.

  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    We used to have this one rogue who would always talk to one of the RLs with a bind, and then the RL would reply as normal not realizing this, so everyone in the channel would think he was crazy.

    I'd be way too worried using binds to talk to specific people, like at some point I'm sure I'd hit the wrong key and make an ass of myself. Like the time my mom called while I was doing AB and I kept hitting push-to-talk anyway but didn't hear people yelling at me cos I'd muted Vent.

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  • PierceNeckPierceNeck Simi Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    We used to have this one rogue who would always talk to one of the RLs with a bind, and then the RL would reply as normal not realizing this, so everyone in the channel would think he was crazy.

    I'd be way too worried using binds to talk to specific people, like at some point I'm sure I'd hit the wrong key and make an ass of myself. Like the time my mom called while I was doing AB and I kept hitting push-to-talk anyway but didn't hear people yelling at me cos I'd muted Vent.
    I do that ALL THE TIME.

  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    riz wrote: »
    We used to have this one rogue who would always talk to one of the RLs with a bind, and then the RL would reply as normal not realizing this, so everyone in the channel would think he was crazy.

    I'd be way too worried using binds to talk to specific people, like at some point I'm sure I'd hit the wrong key and make an ass of myself. Like the time my mom called while I was doing AB and I kept hitting push-to-talk anyway but didn't hear people yelling at me cos I'd muted Vent.

    We used to handle blessing assignments pre-Pally Power. It worked out okay, I don't recall any of the paladins screwing it up but others did sometimes.

  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My old guild never really took advantage of the feature, but my new one does constantly, so while we're raiding (or doing something else that's a large group gathering) I'm constantly seeing people's icons lit up yellow. It's interesting to see what cliques are going on behind the scenes, even if you aren't part of the conversation... until one of them is retarded and hits their usual push to talk key.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    So I pretty much got back into raiding. My first Kara run netted me most of the good feral druid stuff (including the hentai staff), and apart from that I have shoulders from Hyjal. Good enough for me tagging along to Black Temple as pure DPS while I work on getting more tank gear.

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