I called "last attempt."
I called "real last attempt."
I called "for real-real, seriously last attempt."
The problem was, even though we were way past our usual cutoff time, we kept getting closer and closer.
I mean, you don't stop when you get to 25%, then 18%, then 7%...
So I declared that we would stop when someone whispered me and said they had to go to bed before they made face-waffles on their keyboard.
And as soon as I said that:
So crazy. And on that last attempt, the successful one, it felt so cool and calm. (Save Karmaze, whose voice went up 2 octaves and doubled in tempo.)
I'm really proud of this group. I was looking through the guild forums the other day and realized that we didn't even start raiding together until mid-April. Some of us had seen Halfus, Magmaw, and Omnitron prior to that, but I don't think we'd managed to kill all of them, if any. So, in all reality, we learned and conquered all 12 normal mode bosses in two and a half months. And we did it before the patch nerfed them significantly.
The last night before the nerf. Talk about bringing it down to the wire.
We joked (after the raid) about still being at it, right on the heels of a kill, when the servers went down for maintenance. We kinda wondered if anyone was going to be unfortunate enough to experience that. Thankfully, not us.
For most of us, this was a true 12/12, giving us our Defender of a Shattered World titles. It also unlocked the Dark Phoenix for our guild.
(I finally replaced my 346 helm, too.)
Come tomorrow, no one will really know we earned them before the patch. But that's okay. We do.
We're going to take Thursday to go redo BoT. We only have one Council kill, and our Hunter (my other half, Norfin) was healing on his Shaman when we did it. So we want to get him his achieve and title. The other Shaman who's regularly filled our 3rd healer slot also needs that fight for the raid portion of his Defender achieve.
Monday we're taking off for the holiday.
And then it's into the Firelands after that.
Horridon the horrible
14 hours ago