Well, we extended our ICC lockout this week so we could work on the Lich King.
3 hours. 16 wipes. Gloriously, none of them appear to be my fault. :D
Sadly, the fact remains the Shambling Horrors and their enrages suck, Soul Shriek sucks and, oh yeah, standing on the outer edge of the platform AS IT CRUMBLES AWAY sucks.
So I’m going to complain a bit.
Soul Shriek silences people for five seconds.
It is supposed to be cast in a frontal cone, meaning the tanks will be silenced.
Tanks should not be silenced so that they may taunt.
When you have one holy paladin who is LARGELY responsible for healing BOTH tanks (thank you, Beacon), who can rarely spare a moment to refresh her Judgements of the Pure, you need other people in the raid to dispell that silence.
Dispells on the raid tonight, including the Necrotic Plague dispells:
Holy priest (in charge of NP dispells): 111
Shadow Priest: 9
Rogue (for the enrage on the Shambling Horrors?): 5
Ret Paladin: 1
Nothing from the discipline priest. Just the one from the ret pally. Failure. I honestly cannot stop spamming the instant that comes up on a reliable basis, because, hi, that’s like, 30k damage from the ability, right when they’re silenced. I NEED to be healing that damage.
Seriously. Look at this.
[00:09:16.809] Raging Spirit Soul Shriek MT 19774 (A: 2207, R: 2976)
[00:09:16.809] MT afflicted by Soul Shriek from Raging Spirit
[00:09:18.244] Madranah Beacon of Light MT +11420 (O: 3589)
[00:09:19.444] Madranah Beacon of Light MT +0 (O: 22235)
[00:09:20.099] Madrana casts Cleanse on MT
That’s nearly four seconds into the silence. But it was STILL ON THE main tank, so after I healed up the nearly 20k damage he took (through Beacon, while healing the OT as well), I cleansed it.
The disc priest had been asked to help out with it at about attempt #6. The ret pally at about attempt #10.
0 in 10 attempts by the disc priest. 1 in 6 by the ret pally.
And it’s not like they even only get Soul Shriek ONCE. They get it several times a fight!
Plus, we were on Vent again tonight. Totally annoying and absurd. At one point, a mage says:
“Salv on [his name].”
And I’m thinking to myself, “You tool. If you think I have even HALF A SECOND to spare to toss you Hand of Salvation, when I’m keeping up BOTH TANKS here, you are freaking crazy.”
The ret pally apparently cast it on him, but if he had been like “I SAID SALV ON [NAME]”, I would have been like “Sorry, would you like me to let the tanks die while I cast a spell on you that is wholly unneeded if you would, I don’t know, Invis? Or WATCH YOUR THREAT in the first damn place?!”
Seriously. I don’t need to hear these people. Their voices, their ambient background noise, their idiotic requests that they don’t make through the proper channels (raid chat, for instance).
That’s not to say that I wouldn’t ever raid with Vent again, but I think my preference is to not at this point. I’d do it for Apotheosis, because I know and love those people and because it’s like spending three hours with friends when I raided with them. But I don’t need to listen to 20-some mouth-breathers who stroke their epeens while using perjorative terms for various social minorities in Vent and raid and guild chat.
Ugh. I feel like I should shower after that raid night.