1. The robot:
First things first, we got Mimiron down! This was our second raid week where we really were attempting Mimiron. It was a bit of a learning curve because we had some different folks in each of the attempts/raid nights and had to take some time to get them used to the fight.
2. You can shove those eggs where the sun don't shine:
Finally. Finally. You may ask, why the 'tude? I mean I've only been getting an egg weekly since FREAKIN JANUARY!!! Maybe my new little Oracles pet put in a good word for me or something.
3. How the new badge system is affecting the game
I'm sure a lot of folks are running/farming heroics for badges. Here's a cute pic of Jess, Atania, and I in a heroic VH run.
Hell, I figured we could at least make it some what interesting so I suggested we 3 man it. One tank, one dps, one healer... what more do ya need? Jess was a little leery, but it was fun and ended up being fine. Come on, let's work just a little for these badges shall we?
Now I don't pug... ever. A number of guildies used to go into 25 man Naxx pugs, and even then I wouldn't really go. We have some folks who will not really pug on their dps or tank toons, but readily pug on their healers. I'm not really sure if some part of my real life personality plays into my aversion to pugs, but the point is, I don't really ever do it.
For those of you who do pug, have you noticed a change since the patch dropped? Are there even less skilled/geared folks who are pugging heroics for the badges? When friends and guildies were commenting on their pugs with phrases like "This healer is totally fail" or "I'm the tank and I am doing the most dps", it just made me wonder.
So it looks like a number of folks are now replacing some raid nights by farming 10 man Naxx for badges. Would the Left Claw ever run 10 man Naxx just for badges? Sure. Are we going to stop raiding Ulduar to do so? Hells no. The thought of just farming Naxx bores the hell out of me. (Wth with all this hell this morning...) Now I'm not sure if my thoughts would be different if we weren't very far into Ulduar. But with only the General and Yogg left (we are extending the raid this week so will be seeing those two this week), I want to finish Ulduar.
Running a couple of heroics in the same amount of time nets you the same number of badges as Naxx anyways. Also its not like there are endless items you can get with the badges. I also wonder whether just farming for badges and gearing up from Trial of the Champions will get you soft or out of practice for when you try to raid Trial of the Crusader. I guess I want us to stay challenged and continue working together.
I don't know... is it just me?