Taking it to the next level

This is a pretty exciting night we have ahead of us. After our epic defeat of the Lich King on 25man mode last week, we’ve finally unlocked hardmodes and all the lovely iLevel 277 pieces that come from them. Like Rilgon said in the LK kill post, everyone knows that Heroic Lootship is the second half of the Lich King’s loot table. Like the old guild joke goes, two words: Loot. Pinata. I can’t wait.

Likewise, it’s pretty exciting when you mull about in your head that you’re around to join that elite upper tier of raiders that will be sporting gear 13 iLevels higher than everyone else. Falowin always talks about how he wants to look different than other raiders in his gear, how he wants to look special. I used to deride him as an elitist… but, gawd, that feeling is contagious. I can’t wait to sport an all-blue tier set.

As a guild leader, I think one of the most satisfying parts of this fleeting moment is how it’s given a second wind to our 25man raids. We spent the last few weeks slowly slogging our way up the top of the hill, finally peaking with the crushing of the Lich King, and now get to enjoy a downhill ride littered with progression and amazing loot.

Everyone is more excited about raiding than I’ve seen them in a while. It’s a totally gratifying feeling from this perspective.

Anyway, I look forward to reporting back tomorrow with tales of epic progression and only tank loot dropping.

(A man can dream!)

6 Comments to “Taking it to the next level”

  1. Rilgon Arcsinh
    15 June 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Protector’s Marks. Everywhere.
    Rilgon Arcsinh’s last blog ..Uncommonly Good-Looking My ComLuv Profile

    • Rhidach
      15 June 2010 at 1:47 pm #

      Why do you curse me so?

      Besides, it’ll probably be Vanqs. The mark that goes for 1 DKP now.

  2. Joe Ego 15 June 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Congratulations on LK, and good luck tonight. I’ve only seen 10man hards, but if I may… Marrowgar is serious business.

    • Rhidach
      15 June 2010 at 1:48 pm #

      Thanks man. I don’t think Marrowgar will be too much trouble, but my guild likes to make things hard for ourselves, so you never know.

  3. honorshammer
    15 June 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Gratz your kill. You hit on the reason I now wish the tier loot from 10M HM was s different color so you would know I got it from HM kills and not some 4/12 pug.

  4. Evlyxx
    16 June 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Not wanting to rain on your parade or anything but my experience is that since the LK died and the following weeks post kill euphoria, several people inc the GM/RL and our MT quit the week after as they felt that the incoming summer was opened to them as we had now finished the expansion. This has resulted in a few people leaving, mainly their real life friends and some others that also felt the same way.

    The onset of the summer, World Cup and the end of expansion blues have added to the overall apathy and people are now only signing up for the raid on the last raid of the week which I believe is to miss the wipes on HC modes and only attend the farm night, which is a reversal of the pre-LK kill where people only signed for the first raid night of the week.

    We have managed to down 5 HC bosses and have recruited some more people to fill the gaps but they are not all experienced in the ICC normal mode fights and are now becoming disillusioned at wiping on the heroic fights that they are used to killing on normal mode and the guild is in 2 camps kill normal mode for fast progress back to LK and kill nothing but hard modes because the normal modes are too easy and we don’t need the loot anyway.

    Hopefully, you will not suffer the same in your guild.