Last night was not fun. We wiped a lot. I died a lot. Some of it was my fault. That annoys me, because I don't want to be that idiot that ruins it for 24 other people. We didn't quite fill the raid either. All in all it was terrible. Oh sure, a couple bosses died, but it took far more attempts than it should have.
Tonight was totally different.
Flame Leviathan was not just a one-shot, but we managed to kill only a particular shaman that we like to kill and no one else. Deconstructor: one shot. People were doing what they were supposed to be doing, DPS was a bit higher than normal (probably due to few deaths), it was just plain good. The tinkering from both gave a decent pile of eternals, a titansteel bar, and a lot of other less valuable stuff.
The trash after that went poorly.
Kologarn was a one-shot with no deaths. That was pretty awesome.
I was promoted to raider status, which means I have to show up consistently (I already do) and have a higher priority on loot (about time! :P)
Crazy cat lady was not a one-shot. Or a two. Or a five. She killed us a lot. And more. But it was still an improvement. We made some definite progress compared to previous nights and even over the course of this night. I think our best was somewhere around 25-30%. The previous best that I remember was maybe 50%. She has been killed, but with a different group, I'm not sure where those people are these days.
So yea, I don't know what happened.
I'd expected my day overall to be pretty bad. I woke up tired and had the weird thing where you wake up and 15 minutes later someone is telling you you're 15 minutes late and you don't even remember more than 30 seconds passing. My lunch seemed like it would be pretty small. It was slightly rainy and cool enough for a jacket, until I started biking to work, and then I was slightly too hot. I kept thinking that I didn't want to raid after being tired, especially since the previous night was bad.
Work wasn't too bad really. I got a decent bit done, though it did take me probably 5 minutes to remember how to release one of the saws so I could use it... Lunch was bigger than expected because my brother had extra food to get rid of. Riding home few people tried to kill me, though one oblivious and rude pedestrian wandered right in front of me and never even seemed to notice. I got home to another good read at the Pink Pigtail Inn. Then it was off to the raid. You read how it went. Hopefully tomorrow will also start off auspiciously terrible. :)
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