First things first. Sorry for the lack of meaningful posts in the recent days/week. I said it before but I am overloaded right now. It’s crunch time at work and will be for the following weeks (up into April from what I heard) and this monkey time is becoming increasingly rare and precious. What little time I have I’d rather spend it actually playing a game rather than blog about it.
So… sorry for the lack of frequent updates and I’ll try to do my best in the upcoming weeks.
Now to the main topic. Last weekend saw Eff the Ineffable have its first real wipe-a-thon. We went in and wiped straight for two nights. The good news? We got great execution, people get their classes and they don’t panic the second something goes wrong.
What went wrong? Gear… that’s what went wrong. As a guild, Eff the Ineffable is at the tipping point in raiding gear. We’re geared from heroics apart from 1 or 2 pieces, our stuff is gemmed and enchanted but we don’t really have raid level gear aside from a few crafted epics.
The end result? We can kill bosses… if everything goes perfect and RNG doesn’t screw with us. For example Magmaw decided to target one of our hunters over and over during an attempt, another time it was timing on Halfus. With gear so close there’s no room for any mistake from anybody and when you have 10 people during a 7 minutes fight, one mistake is bound to happen at some point. If the penalty for a tiny mistake is a wipe… it’s a harsh penalty.
I’ve been in that position before in Karazhan and the answer back then is the same as today, gear. We’re so close to the tipping point that I can almost touch it. And I know that once we’re past it things will fall into place rapidly. We got execution, we got skill, all that’s missing is gear and I can’t wait.