We did it. We actually did it. We downed Vashj and cleared SSC on Monday, June 2nd, 2008.
I HIGHLY recommend you download the full movie to your HD and watch it full-screen.
4:40ish – Dayden (whose POV this is from) takes a second from tanking a Naga and hammer of wraths the leaked elemental.
East side had the first tainted, but I believe all three others were on the west. Go Toga and Mass and Kam!
7:00 – Phase 3 – enrage in 4 minutes. You’ll note the length of the video is 11:12. Hehe.
The pallies do a good job of keeping Blessing of Freedom up on the tanks, too!
8:50ish – You can start seeing sporebats, oh dear.
9:05ish – Warthon starts getting beat on and eventually goes down. In the span of three seconds: static charge from a nearby raid member, a swing, a shock blast… with very few heals because we were all chasing them around.
He gets a battle rez about 10 seconds after he dies… and the druid who rezzed him had static charge. 3 hits of that, bam, dead Warthon.
10:40ish – 15865 heal from Madrana. That’s me. Lay on Hands. It crit. And, according to the logs, only overhealed for 7%. Ahahaha! This is my favourite moment and makes up for me dying in the green goo shortly thereafter. Like, 12 seconds after. Popped my SS, jumped out of the goo… and died in the goo again.
Over 70 wipes, over 35 different raiders, way too many hours to count…
But Vashj down. SSC cleared. WOOT.
For anyone curious as to our raid makeup:
Druids: 1 (Resto)
Hunters: 3 (2 BM, 1 MM)
Mages: 2 (2 Arc/Frost)
Paladins: 4 (3 Holy, 1 Prot)
Priests: 4 (1 Imp DS, 1 CoH, 2 Shadow.)
Rogues: 2 (2 Combat/Swords)
Shaman: 5 (! 2 Enh, 1 Ele, 2 Resto)
Warriors: 2 (1 prot, 1 fury)
Warlocks: 2 (2 0/21/40, Destro/Demo)
How we laid it out for Phase 2:
West side: 1 BM Hunter, 1 paladin healing. 1 warlock going over to help with spawns whenever a tainted spawned.
East side: 1 BM Hunter, 1 MM Hunter, 1 paladin healing.
North side: 1 Enh shammy (w/ poison cleansing totem down), 1 priest (Imp DS) healing.
South side: 1 fury warrior, 1 paladin healing.
NW Generator: Resto druid
NE Generator: Resto shammy
SW Generator: Resto shammy
SE Generator: CoH Priest
Center: 2 Tanks (1 warrior, 1 pally), 2 rogues, 1 enh shammy
Striders: 1 ele shammy (kiting), 2 mages, 2 warlocks (one peeling off for west if needed), 2 shadow priests (for blackout, mindflay)
Here’s the anonymous report from WWS: