I am fuzzy.
Therefore, I must be a bear. Not a tree.
I am not leafy and green.
I am fuzzy.
Aaaaanyway…after a full night off from WoW to play Assassin’s Creed 2, I hopped on last night to check mail, auctions, etc. A few people wanted to do something and I was happy to join them. But I wanted it to be a little different, so I opted to heal on Naturalregis. I’ve healed with him before and have had no issues on old content. But, he’s a little undergeared for raids and more advanced stuff. Heck, he’s rockin’ some PvP gear for his resto set, even if it is “Furious Gladiator” level – not ideal, but good for most heroics.
So, Pacheco, Brokentree (on his warrior tank), Mel, and I form up and decide to go for a random. Well, as luck would have it, it was Heroic Halls of Reflection. I was a bit in shock, because, well, I’m not adequately geared for that. Why wouldn’t the Blizz gear check prevent this from happening?! Yeah… that PvP gear… iLevel 245. Passes the gear check, alright.
Despite wetting my pants a little, we decide to give it a try and a poor DK dps random guy gets to try this out with us. We manage to actually get through the first group of mobs in HoR without too much difficulty and I managed to keep everyone alive on the first boss. The second group of mobs proved to be a bit more difficult. I think our DK dps got some aggro and he ended up dying. I had lots of HoTs up on BT, so I threw out a Battle Rez. He died almost instantly after that. Not quite sure what got him. I probably should have timed the BRez better, ya know, maybe once we were done those mobs. Anyway, we made it to the second boss, although my mana was getting rather low. I also had some grief trying to keep up with the curses as well. But we eventually wiped. And I forgot to use a lot of my “Oh Shit” buttons… might have made a difference. Sorry, Swiftmend…didn’t mean to neglect you.
Anyway, we rez, fly back, and buff up for another attempt. Poisons and cursed arrows abound and the DK taking as much damage as the tank, and I just can’t keep up. We wipe again on the second or third batch of mobs. We rez and fly back. The DPS drops group (the 15 minute debuff was gone). We contemplated continuing with HoR, but I opt out. I don’t mind a challenge, but I’d feel more comfortable doing things with PvE gear, not PvP. But we didn’t want to quit to altogether. We decided to reque.
And we ended up back in HoR.
Blizzard RNG, you are a rotten bastard.
Knowing that we weren’t up for it, we apologized to our new DPS and left group. He seemed understanding and I’m still quite sorry for doing that to him… but I just wasn’t up for it after the initial defeat. Maybe I should have switched to bear and tank it. I’m much more comfortable being at being a bear than I am at healing.
Maybe it’s time I farm more EoT’s for a T9 resto set?
Being a bear in a tree suit doesn’t quite cut it.