Sunday, April 13, 2008

Updates

I'm currently applying to Reclaimed, which is one of the more advanced guilds on Skywall, working on Sunwell at the moment. I thought it would be interesting to try a more hardcore approach to raiding for a while. I respecced back to Holy and am healing for the most part.

I haven't actually seen Sunwell yet, but I did get taken on a Black Temple run, which was pretty interesting. It's illuminating to see how this guild does stuff.

The biggest thing is that they are fast. They just move from trash pack to pack swiftly. People go afk, come back, the raid keeps going. Heck, the main tank went afk and the raid kept going, just using the other tanks. Even boss attempts are fast. Wipe, everyone release, run back in, buff and pull again. It seems like this guild gets in three attempts in the same time it would take the other guilds I've been in to do one attempt.

The pace is the hardest thing for me to get used to. I honestly couldn't tell you very much about the bosses in the first part of Black Temple, as it's kind of a blur.

All in all, it's been a pretty interesting experience so far. We'll see how things turn out.

4 comments:

johnliu.net said...

having a fast pace through a raid instance is a very healthy sign.

* people are not mucking around
* people don't waste other people's time
* free up time to attempt newer instances
* quickly farm older instances to gear the raid group up
* and like you said, get more attempts per evening

Anonymous said...

welcome to the dark side. holy pallys's are an evil thing really. its good to hear that you found a good guild with a good ethic. have fun in sunwell.


Tegoelf
70 dwarf paladin
feathermoon

Anonymous said...

It is also very surprising once you enter a guild of that level how much wider a range of competency there is in WoW.

It's surprising how big a difference it makes to have a high minimum level of skill and everyone show up on time and prepared.

Lightshield said...

I find that the best guilds are not the ones that have the best gear, or the most experience, but are fast.

The more attempts you get at a boss, the better your chances are of killing the boss. The raid gets progressively better, then the boss dies. Loot is distributed and the raid makes its way to the next boss.