We spent three hours and fifteen minutes in raid on Sunday night.
We walked in there, dispatched Ragnaros’s trash and looked at him, yet again.
I was feeling good. I was feeling like this could be a kill night if only we could get through Transition 2 and get into Phase 3.
We five-healed it again. God, I hate sitting healers. DPS, no problem. ;) But sitting my healers sucks! Still, I stuck with the 5-healer configuration and had three (THREE) healers on standby after Dar and Jasyla both got back from their vacations.
It was a frustrating three hours. The best we got was 37% with half the raid dead.
At 11:56pm, I was like “okay, guys. One last attempt.”
Just before the pull, one of our hunters went offline. It took forever for her to get back on, but I reasoned that it would take longer to summon someone and give them an assignment and all that.
Just before she came back, people started getting cranky. The clock had rolled over to midnight and people were tired and saying they had work in the morning and such.
The hunter came back online shortly thereafter.
I don’t know what I said, but it was something like “one more try, guys. C’mon.”
As we pulled, I typed in the raid warning: “INFAMOUS LAST ATTEMPT!” which is sort of our battle cry on our last pulls of the night.
Phase 1 – perfect.
Transition 1 – perfect.
Phase 2 – lost one person on one of the collapses, got him up. Lost another person before one of the collapses, got her up.
Transition 2 – perfect.
And then we hit phase 3, legitimately. We saw meteors! OMG!
When the last one of us died, Ragnaros was at a mere 14%. Since the fight is like the Lich King encounter and we essentially win at 10%, that is more like 4% remaining. 4% of 201,000,000. That’s 8,040,000 health or so. That’s it.
It was a weird night. It’s like, “YES! I knew we could execute this!” but also “Whyyyyyyyy did we fail to do this on all the other 16 attempts?!” There’s also the question of “Will we be able to recapture this momentum the next time we see him?” and also, “Does it count as momentum if it only happened once all night?”
I still enjoy the fight and the mechanics of the fight.
But I’m getting tired of seeing that dude purge us with fire.
Rag’s gotta die, it’s just that simple.
Maybe it’ll be time for one of my infamous inspirational speeches (that really just inspires people to go afk. ;)) next time we see him.
Or maybe, just maybe, we won’t need any kind of speech to pump us up.
We got this.