Fail Train goes Toot Toot….


I suck.

3rd Wednesday Raiding with new guild – 3rd time dead on Mimiron
1st week was due to a rocket. ( You need to have your projected textures box ticked. It really helps…) was battle rezzed and was fine.
2nd Week and 3rd – no rocket deaths but dead in Phase 4 either because I happen to be standing in front of him as the barrage starts – and I run into a mine as I am trying to escape the barrage.

It was my only stupid mistake last night- and it happened after raid official finish time – and I was tired but still its a repeat of a stupid error. Even though several other people failed in various bits. I hope they don’t think I belong on the Fail boat. ( /train) I did really well for the rest of the night. Top dispels on Hodir – and still competitive DPS, even though sometimes I feel like I am playing a hit the Gopher on the head with  the bat game with Decursive because of the all the box clicking.

I don’t understand why I am failing on that phase. Its not like I have to avoid frozen blows or a void zone, I can do the rockets – and it was towards the end of the fight. Maybe I was rejoicing in my head that we had managed to clear up to Mim in one night, and I hadn’t done anything stupid – and my concentration slipped. Yeah I hope that’s it. Hoping 4th time next week will be the charm.

I was top Dpser on Cat lady because silly people weren’t watching for where the defender died, and were in the middle of a void zone, so half the dpswas dead, and we battled with her enrage timer, and I killed the mages on the metres. I kicked butt on a couple of other fights – while still doing my job. I don’t mind being used as a tool ( Gopher Hitter)  – but I also rejoice when I am allowed to be awesome every now and then.

Besides my one Shameful mistake I now think I have a handle on what they do for each boss that is different – and why they do it, so I am feeling alot more comfortable. My wipe counter on Yoggis climbing though with our attempts, but we are making it to Phase 3 now, and I stand with my face to the wall permanently box clicking off the magic and diseases in what I survive in that phase. I am in discussion with the DPS lead about changing my spec for that fight to make dispeling / abolishing disease in Phase 2 a lot more mana friendly. ( more Gopher head hitting)

6 Responses to “Fail Train goes Toot Toot….”

  1. 1 Merlot June 19, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Your title is pure win 🙂

  2. 2 Natarumah June 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I know what it’s like. I recently joined a new community, and have been doing Naxx-10 at most and suddenly am catapulted into Ulduar-25. Gear sucks, have to adjust to a new raid group/tactics/style, and learn the encounters.

    Needless to say, I have a hard enough time not to die from stupid stuff and my DPS is lagging behind.

    In the end, once you learn the encounters and they become easier for you, these situations become less and less frequent, giving you time to enjoy the scenery and/or increase your DPS.

    As for Yoggy, surely you don’t shoulder the burden on dispelling alone? There must be paladins/druids/shamans/etc. there that assist in this?

    I am now getting in the habit of doing all of that as well, and so far it’s going quite well. Dispelling is not all that bad if you have it in a /mouseover macro and combine it with a good set of raidframes. The mana issue depends purely on how much of the dispelling you (have to) do compared to the others.

    Even so, we are struggling on Yogg as well (fingers crossed for this week’s go at it) and I empathise with your pain. ^_^


  3. 3 rapidresponceunit June 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I think I’m going to go shadow for Ulduar, healing it is so mind numbingly boring it’s unbelievable, and your encounter sounds a lot like… dare I say it… fun

  4. 4 Pugnacious Priest June 25, 2009 at 3:53 am

    @Merlot – cheers 🙂
    @Nat – There are other classes which can help but given that us shadow priests are not supposed to be out dpsing the other classes, and it allows healers to concentrate more on healing on Hodir and Yogg which is why I take great pleasure in kicking other classes butts on dps meatures when I can – just to show that just because our dps scaling is bad – it doesnt mean we can’t perform.
    @rapid – there is lots of variety, and for my complaints about ghopher hitting it does make it a little different – hope your able to explore shadow in Ulduar

  5. 5 Natarumah June 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Well, I always use the “Ghostcrawler’s ABC”:

    A person with equal gear, buffs and skill,
    B eing a Hybrid class
    C an expect to be 5% below “pure DPS classes”

    This is a bit of the way it was explained before. So, since we cannot control gear (others get gear, you get gear, everything fluctuates) or buffs (we can ask, but raidleaders decide), all we can really do is be damn skillful.

    So here’s my ABC:

    A ssuming I work my ass off
    B eing as skilled as I can be, I will
    C are nothing for your DPS and smoke you…



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