As some of you know, my cleric Thazara, who is my main and has been around since August 2011, has run all quests/ raids in game on elite, except MA normal, LoB and CitW hard. I am a bit obsessed with favor, and I am hoping to get the rest of the favor done (the raids + challenges). So, when I saw an lfm for “The Master Artificer, HH or HE”, I figured it was my chance (HE and EE give the same favor, so except for MotU and the High Road, you don’t need to do stuff EE). I sent the leader a tell asking about it, and he said it was undecided which difficulty. I joined and asked the party about it, said “I’d really love the elite favor, but if it’s too difficult I’m fine with hard”. The party tells me it’s not that hard and we decide to do elite.
I tell the party I’ve only done the raid once before and that was before MotU, when Thaz was lvl 20. I also don’t know my way through the factory and I get a guide to the raid. As we’re about to enter, the leader writes in chat that he doesn’t have voice today, so he’d like to give someone else the star. Nobody volunteers, and someone says “I vote Thaz” and suddenly I have the star. Oh, well, I have the star most of the time anyway, so that doesn’t matter. But then, as we enter the raid suddenly they’re looking to me to lead. Huh? Didn’t I just say I don’t know this raid? First our tank gets locked out, and we decide to let him pike a completion. Then a few ppl start doing the optional, even though someone else had said “let’s do it after” (apparently you can’t do it after).
We have a couple of deaths before gathering in the big room, but all is ok that far. We’re shrined, buffed and ready to go. I ask “do you want to assign teams, who’s on which titan, who I’m healing?” and I get the reply “that’s up to you”. Again, huh? We decide that one of the healers and one barb are gonna be on the green titan, while the rest of us prep the purple, and in we go.
First we’re in trouble with the trash. So damn much trash, which I didn’t expect. Someone dies, but we struggle through. Then the crystal appears, melees head for it and the floor goes electric. I ask “is there anywhere to be safe from the lightning?” Spamming bursts trying to look for a safe spot on the floor. One healer goes down, and ppl drop one after one… and it’s a wipe. Well, the only one still alive is the tank who got locked out. Someone tells me “Melees focus on the crystal and you have to spam heals. Don’t worry about mana, because you get it back.” And something about the floor only being electric while the crystal is there? So basically I should have just gone to the crystal and spammed bursts/ heals from there from there.
What did I learn from this experience? Never trust ppl to know what they’re doing. Next time I’m doing MA, I’m going in with a clear plan, so I can take charge and actually lead. Oh, and I hate messy raids. It’s a total waste of time.
Ty for reading and have a great day.
P.S. After the MA wipe I lead my first CitW, lol. I’ve had the star before, but this time I actually knew what I was doing and could give out some orders. I’ve learned that a lot of ppl want you to give them orders, lol. CitW was good.