I’ve had it up to HERE with this achievement

Neck Deep in Vile, how I loathe thee. Thankfully, the first batch of it is done. Six more folks to go and everyone in the raid core will have their drakes.

There’s really not much to say about the achievement other than what a huge pain it’s been for us. We typically have very melee-heavy raids, and last night was just about the most ranged/casters we’ve ever had going. And this is including the two healers I made go dps offspec.

We had a few close calls, at one point getting LK to 11% when the achievement was failed, forcing all to quickly cascade of the edge in hopes that dots wouldn’t push him over. Thankfully, we died to fight another day.

Last night was also the first time since the patch we’ve downed Heroic Sindragosa, thanks to various difficulties in the previous weeks (for example: half the raid not being able to see the swirl of a Frost Bomb in the distance).  The biggest issue was Frost Breath continues to not fall off once the timer elapses (instead, just ticking off a stack), unlike prior to 4.0.1.

In the past, I’d tank Sindy from start of the fight to the first tank swap in the sub-35% phase. Last night, Ana and I had to switch off every air phase so that going into P3 I wasted burdened by 6 stacks of the speed debuff. Not a huge deal, but an annoyance nonetheless.

Anyway, unpleasantness aside–drakes! Woo.

9 Comments to “I’ve had it up to HERE with this achievement”

  1. Wikid 28 October 2010 at 1:31 pm #


    I’m jealous.

  2. SoulOMatic 28 October 2010 at 1:47 pm #


  3. towelliee 28 October 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Gratz I’m not that big of a drake achievement guy. I think I need Sindy one for 25 I have 10 at the moment.

  4. Vosskah 28 October 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    For the stacks not dropping, how far from Sindy are your tombs? We had that problem before (even after 4.0.1) and it was simply too close to her.

    And Grats!
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    • Anafielle
      29 October 2010 at 8:25 am #

      Same place as usual.

      I think this issue is a different one- each stack of the debuff was ticking off individually, and so the whole stack wouldn’t fall off in the air phase. Trading solves the problem neatly. Bubbling off stacks just before p3, that’s also a good one. But I like trading because it means I’m less bored – and get to tease Rhi about how much better I am about positioning the dragon :D

  5. Vili 28 October 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    If only you could post vent recordings Rhi. Dear Lord I never heard so many people in panic mode waiting to see if the spirits that just spawned on the pushover would disappear or blow us up. Something was definitely wrong if I am sitting there and Zilga is saying I was the voice of reason in the raid.

  6. Chriantha 29 October 2010 at 6:06 am #


    Yeah. It -is- annoying how Sindy’s breath keeps stacking. Bubbling off the debuff for P3 helps, but it’s hard making sure I’m always behind the ice block during the final air phase with 6 stacks–even with freedom.

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