Yesterday evening, there were only four of us online that were willing and able to go to heroics. The fifth that was on is still in the midst of leveling his first toon.
So, Chawa (BM Hunter), Brokentree (Druid Tree), Melancoly (Shadow Priest), and I (Druid Bear) wanted to give Heroic Halls of Reflection a try. We had completed it on Normal, so we knew how it worked. We just were eager for the extra challenge and phat lewtz of the heroic. So, I would end up tanking on Naturalregis, BT would heal, Chawa and Mel both as DPS and we’d have to pug our fifth. No problem, we ended up with a Ret Pally (who was actually quite good).
On our first attempt, we wiped on the 9th wave due to a little poor coordination and one bear lacking in rage to provide a swipe. Yup, my bad. Anyway, second time around, no problem. Good work from the DPS in CC and good heals. Got through the General and our evil selves no problem. On to the epic chase!
Funny tangent – the first time I came up to the Arthas/Sylvannas fight, I tried to pull Arthas off of Sylvannas. It worked. And I got one shotted. Yeah. I’m bad ass…even if I’m slightly daft, as well. 😉
Anyway, this run, I did no such thing. We watched the fight and got the chase all fired up. We lost our Pally at the start of the second group, not quite sure how. (I think it was Abonimation spew.) Battle rez from the healer. We lost the Pally again, battle rez from me. We wiped on the last group due to the tank not getting aggro on an additional Abomination. D’oh!
Similar thing happened on the next run, minus the Pally getting smushed twice. Instead, it was Chawa’s turn to get puked on by one (or some?) of the Abominations. She bravely and selflessly encouraged us to save ourselves and go on without her. Aaaand with both battle rez’es on cooldown, that was going to happen anyway. Sorry, hun! 😦
Third run was going well. Lost another Abomination but was saved due to a well-timed misdirect from Chawa. Then one of the casting dues (forget their name) decided to hide next to Arthas so the Pally bit it trying to take him out. Didn’t have the DPS to finish off the Abominations.
By this time, Mel and BT had called the next run to be our last due to that whole wacky real life thing. So, we rip through the first three groups. It was going really smoothly. Again, some good misdirects from Chawa and I actually got a good growl or two in. Casters went down, and Arthas was getting close. We went nuts on the Abominations.
Then BAM! Last one Abomination went down! Start running like a mofo! Arthas was on our asses!
So I ran. Right into the ice wall.
I wasn’t getting anywhere. What the hell?
Then I see Arthas standing next to me, driving his sword into the ground. And we were dead.
WE HAD IT FRIGGIN’ DONE, DAMNIT! OUR WAY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLEAR!
Arthas is a jerkface. An unfair, perverse jerkface.