I die in fires. And Slime.

I couldn’t dance wed nite in 25 man naxx ( didn’t seem to hurt my overall  raid dps standing though

I made it  3 tidal surge type waves, and was at the end of the room  and was almost jumping with glee  when I was slime slammed, my broken body on the floor.   We have been getting the tanks to dance in phase one so its less of a  risk to the raid,  its alot better for casting.  However phase two, and on the tiles,  spotlight on you – and you die.  How embarrasing. 

I wasn’t the only one,  so not toooo embarrasing,  but when we did naxx on 10 mans with the same strat I died there too.  However I was battle rezed and I was able to dance my way through the rest of the fight, without  dying again, so I thought I had learned from the experience. Nope. I am a Nub.

How hard is it to stay out of fire  – says the raider who has danced  a million in the orginal naxx  on 40 mans and more wipe fests. 

I know why we are dancing,  I know the consequences of not dancing.  I am learning where not to go, and who not to follow.  I am learning that because the waves are quick – that the sheep mentality doesn’t work.  Following the person with the diamond on their head is not a good idea. You need to know where to go with enough confidence to actually go there.

I am confident now that I can ignore calls  over vent to move,  and not follow the diamond/star what ever,  but to play it as I see/experience it,  I think only then am I going to survive.

 I’ve only ever danced two fights –  but the 3rd dance will be mine!

Edit: One more factor I forgot about..    my 1st dance I had a speed gem – and my 2nd dance I didn’t !  So I was just that liiitttle bit slower..

6 Responses to “I die in fires. And Slime.”

  1. 1 kyrilean January 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    One of the biggest complaints I’ve heard is that this fight is laggy, especially the 25 man version. As such, it’s extremely important not to follow the herd and make sure you know where to go.

    The other big thing I see most people doing is running to far after they get into the last zone. You only need to go so far as to avoid the other zone’s slime wave. Then turn around and run back.

    Most people I see die from overshooting and following someone.

  2. 2 Esdras January 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Ive not tried this fight but after reading about it and you and larissa mentioning it i cant wait.

    Challaging fights are great to be honest.

  3. 3 D January 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Oh, yeah, that fight. Bleh. I suck at it – just when I think I’ve got it down, I’ll do something stupid (like, as Kyr posted, run too far into the last zone) and die. Or I’ll make it all the way across the room and then back, and then die. Or I’ll just straight up die in the beginning of the phase.

    That fight sucks! I want my corner cheat back! 😦

  4. 4 azurae January 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    My magic trick to Heigen as a Shadowpriest.

    1. Ignore marked people, except at the start position.
    2. Don’t try to dps at all.. no dots, no swd.
    3. Zone out everything but those darn green walls of goo.

    Then, very methodically.. watch where the green goo spouts and run to the middle of where it was and not stand on a crack..

    Rinse repeat till I get to the other side…

    Then instead of running to the center of where the green curtain was… I run to just past the closest edge and turn around to run again.

    Trying to watch a marked person repeatedly got me killed because one.. if they had lag, I was dealing with their lag AND my lag.. 😦
    I have bad enough lag all by my lonesome I don’t need to add to it.

    As a healer type though… I don’t know how it’s done.. cause yeah.. you’re watching those darn bars.

  5. 5 Anea January 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I haven’t made it through a whole fight yet. I’ve done done the 10 man thus far, and one of my better times I made it through two perhaps. But mostly I almost make it through one, then just lay on the floor watching my guildmates run over me. Now that I am in a new guild, I’ll be able to try it on 25 man, but I really REALLY hope I don’t make a fool of myself. Because, let’s be honest – it’s really just running NOT in the fire. It should be so simple.

  6. 6 Mokhtar February 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Tips for easy dancing :
    – Don’t follow anyone, even in a lag-free environment
    – Don’t stand too close to the platform (10m is enough though, don’t go to far either or you will have more ground to cover)
    – At beginning of dance, get in position on the 45° line coming from the platform
    – From then on watch the place where the next slime is gonna come from, specifically when the slime is exploding out, focus on the nearest crack of the ground from where the slime came out. As soon as the slime appears get to that crack and stop. Repeat until end of dance

    Dance is ridiculously easy if you follow these rules.

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