I think I had this delusional idea, that as long as I kept my gear neat and tidy, ( gemmed and enchanted) that with the state of loot today I would be able to either badge gear / make / buy boe’s that could keep my gear at a comparative raider level.
It hit me as I healed the weekly on my main last week- all the while I was surrounded by people in 4 set tier 10, and much much better gear then I. I realised that I won’t be able to catch up.
I’ve just geared up two alts to practically the gear level my main was at before ICC came out, and seen so much more easily obtainable loot available that the makes the of wipes and clears on all the Wrath content I ‘suffered’ ** through a waste.
It’s my fault. I enjoyed the break from raiding too much I blinked, and now all the wings in ICC are open. I’ve missed out.
Of course I can always go in when everyone else burns out – and raiding guilds start to lose their raiders after they get what hardmode achivements they can. Or I wait till I am 85 I am sure it will be a cakewalk.
I think this is me giving up on progression raiding on this side of cateclysm.
I need to raid to get better gear for my 2nd priest, and I finally managed to sneak into a Voa 10, all the other times ive tried to get a Voa pug – I don’t have the achievement so I couldn’t link – almost 3k sp, 5k Gs – and no one would take me. Even as a healer. I would explain – no achieve on this toon, but my main has cleared it .
I am getting rejected by people who wouldn’t know how to dodge the firewalls on Sar 3d long enough to actually kill the drakes properly, and not zerg.
I am being rejected on loot pinyata kills.
A friend offered to link me his achievement – on the off chance that they didn’t check the name. I told him no, that If I couldn’t get it without being honest then I didn’t want it. So no I am not making a fake achieve either. Pride will be my downfall – yeah I know that.
On the other hand I have played with enough ‘bads’ to know that an achievement link may be false and isnt a measure of skill, or care. So you do your best to filter out what potential ‘bads’ you can, or like an Ulduar 25 attempt my baby priest healed. You wipe twice on Flame Leviathon, and then twice on Ignis trash before the raid keels over because the people who know what they are doing lose patience with the people who don’t.
So I shall continue to try and sneak into places on my 2nd priest for potential gear upgrades and whittle away at my Justicar Goal on my main priest 7100/21k Silverwing Sentinals . I will get there.
** not really suffering – yes some of it was painful, but I did enjoy being a raider at the time.