When OpenRaid goes wrong….kinda

Yes, I know, I signed up for another OpenRaid, lol.  After flirting with almost getting 13K cheese points last night, I went to find a quick raid to join and saw a Onyxia 25 man one forming.  The raid lead, Rawrczar from Illidan, set the raid for 8:30 pm.  We had a full group by raid time, but none of us were officially accepted to the raid.  Some people were posting comments asking if the raid was gonna happen or not.  Fortunately, one of the signees, Neodragoon from Winterhoof, decided to form the raid anyways, gave his RealId in the comments and offered his vent as well.  We managed to assemble 15 members from the original sign up, plus Chewy, who I dragged for some easy cheese points.

Ony went down quick; she didn’t even get a single deep breath out.  Got the two achievees I needed from there and finally joined the 13K club!

After the raid, someone said that Rawr had a tendency to create raids and never start them and suggested that everyone should downrate him.  Another person said that Rawr posted a comment saying that his power went out, but I’m sure no one believed him.

So not all OpenRaids are perfect, but lucky for us, we had an awesome player who managed to put the raid together and successfully complete it.  Thanks Neodragoon!

OpenRaid – ICC 25 man Meta Complete!

Introducing the newest float to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sorry for the week-long blog silence, just came back from a wonderful vacation, celebrating the wifey’s b-day with her family.  =)  Boy, do I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on, so I’m apologizing in advance if I spam yours with comments, lol.

Sunday night, JD was very generous to set up an ICC 25 man raid to help me finish the rest of the achievements I needed for the meta.  I had already signed up Arv for an OpenRaid run for Monday night before I saw JD’s LBR, so I brought Dizzee my warrior instead.  We had server troubles with some of our raiders and they kept getting DC’d throughout the night, even JD himself.  We weren’t able to get any of the achievements I needed (coming real close to getting Full House), but nevertheless I had a good time hanging out with fellow bloggers, including Lyss, Van, Navi, Cymre, Draynee, Akabeko and JD.  We didn’t get to kill the Lich King, but we’ll probably extend the raid and finish him off this weekend.

Monday night, I joined an ICC 25 man raid hosted by Darriepants from Kil’jaeden.

Another great raid leader, she explained the fights really well and we finished the raid 20 minutes ahead of schedule with a lot of peeps completing their metas, including me =)

Here’s the last four I needed:

To finish off the meta and receive my mount:

A nice shot of both ICC mounts, with Lyssi on the 10 man version

This mount looks awesome with my Snow Knight set =)

Another awesome OpenRaid complete and another Meta achievement down!

Oh, I went to check my cheese points after the raid and I’m at:

Stupid frackin’ five points, lol =P