Friday, August 28, 2009

Flame Proof

Vigilant has been going through some changes. GM changes, officer changes, people leaving and coming in...it's been a roller-coaster ride, and it hasn't helped that people both in and out of the guild were counting us out, airing our dirty laundry on the boards and predicting our disband.

Yeah, things were tough. For a week.

Our new GM and officers picked us up, dusted us off, and kicked our asses into high gear. We went back into hardmodes, and on a whim we said "Let's do Firefighter."

The guild had been working on him for a while. Nights of wipes, problems with disconnects and replacements kept the nasty machine from going down like he should have. I wasn't involved; at the time, I was still an applicant and they wanted to keep it to the main group that had been pounding him.

Then, we lost people, including healers. I was promoted to main raider (I guess I forgot to mention that, huh?), and we hopped in. We spent a couple hours on Mimi on Wednesday, pushing the button and teaching all us nubs what to do to dodge fire and stay alive. I learned how to kite my fires and stick with my group, and though my HPS tanked in the first few attempts, it steadily climbed with each try. We were improving. We packed it up at the end of the raid time, Mimiron saved for the next scheduled date.

Last night, we were worried. We had a few no-shows, and so we brought in some applicants, one of which had only ever seen Mimiron once on 10-man. We had to re-explain the fight, and set up new groups. We were also down a healer. So, what happened?


Second pull. That's it. It only took one pull to acclimate the people who had never done it before, and the next try he went down. It was a harrowing adventure, with a badly-placed Frost Bomb taking out around 8 people in the last phase. Yet we refused to call the wipe, and with fifteen seconds left, we gained the Alliance first, server second Firefighter kill. I am so happy for everyone involved, and proud of my guild for weathering the storm.

And to you brats who think it's cute to trash us, keep flaming. I've gotten pretty good at kiting those fires.

13 comments:

Petal said...

Whoa. Congrats, Bell. That is one sick fight. Sometimes the very best thing to do is just hang in there.

ArchDruid Angela said...

Congrats! Looks like the new people are keepers huh? :)

Kayeri said...

Grats, Bell! :) With all the connection issues Blizz had last night, our raid was canceled since we had 4 people who couldnt get in. I was invited to a 10-man ToC, but the one who invited me... well honestly, he was never any great shakes when he was in our guild, and I'd never heard of the guild he was in now so I declined. Fifteen minutes later, he whispers my husband and asked him to come in and tank it. He went and they wiped twice on Jarraxus(sp?) and called it... Poor hubby, saved for nothing...

Jon said...

oh shi... GRATS!

Nianal said...

Grats Bell. I barely got it done 10man not two weeks ago.
That is one heck of a fun fight. So much instant death.

Armond said...

Slash fucking approve.

Conrad said...

lolz

Bell said...

@Everyone - thanks very much!

@Conrad - Ew, who invited you? <3

Khiow said...

Wow, grats! Sounds like you all really earned that one =)

Jong said...

grats bell. that's a tough achievement. good to see you having fun and killing stuff!

Kel said...

Hang in there, you've got lots of support. And grats!

Nefernet said...

Gratz !
Don't listen to the jealous idiots, do what you have to do, have fun wiping on hardmode and be proud of your achievements.
Nef

pugnaciouspriest said...

Woot! - Glad it all gelled.