Thursday, May 14, 2009

Boy Blunder

Tuesday meant a new reset and our team threw itself a new at Ulduar.

Our raid leader announced that we weren’t actually the first guild to down General Vezax. Apparently, the guild DCL had beaten us by a couple of hours, so gratz to them. It would have been cool to have gotten a server first, but no one in the raid was really all that worried about it.

We knocked over Flame Leviathan and XT-002 in short order. XT dropped a Plate DPS chest. When our Arms Warrior said he didn’t need it, our Raid Leader asked me if I wanted it.

I had done a fairly detailed comparison of all the tanking gear in Ulduar and knew what I needed and what I didn’t. I hadn’t done an analysis of the DPS gear. I wasn’t sure it was an upgrade or not, but he gave it to me anyway.

We marched our way down to Kologarn. Not long into the fight, I could sense something was wrong. My health was jumping around like crazy. I did a quick check and saw that yes, I did have Righteous Fury up.

Then I saw a Crit for over 20k on me. That wasn’t right. I got healed up, and got crit again. That hit basically one shot me.

I got battle rezzed by one of our Druids. I love having Druids in the raid. After I got healed and buffed up, I taunted Kologarn and got back to tanking. I took a couple more crtis.

I pulled up my character sheet trying to figure out what was going on. My eyes got big in my heal when I saw I only had 520 defense. I did quick mouseover to see if any of my gear had broken. It hadn’t. Why was I sitting at 520 defense?

Then I saw it. I had equipped my Teir 7 Retribution chest so I could compare it’s stats to the DPS chest that XT had dropped and forgotten to switch back to my tanking chest.

Well, he can’t crit a Block so I made it a priority to keep Holy Shield up. That would have worked, but I needed the block rating from my Tanking chest to be Block Capped.

Okay, I thought to myself, we’ll get this guy down and I’ll switch back to my real chest and no one will be the wiser.

Then I died, again. With no one in melee, Kologarn started to do his AoE and wiping out the raid. Our DoTs got him with only a Hunter left alive.

I had to fess up and admit my mistake. Everyone got a good chuckle out of it.

I put the right chest piece on and we proceeded to one shot Auryia. We finally managed to kill the Defender away from the raid. Then we went and got Hodir, Thorim, and Freya.

We are pretty close on getting Thorim into Hard mode. We are not close on Hodir hard mode.

I finally got an upgrade to my helm, and picked up a new ring. The plan is to try to get Mimiron and Vezax and Thursday which would give us a whole night on Yogg.
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