I hate you Arthas.
September 5, 2009 § 3 Comments
So last night I was running Heroic Culling of Stratholme with my guild. As luck would have it CoS was both the regular and heroic daily. We had a solid group together, although one of the dps had never been in there before. I suggested that we try for the timed achievement as I still haven’t managed to get that darn drake on my main. Our healer was a little nervous about it, but she’s way to hard on herself. She’s actually a freaking fantastic healer. But, I didn’t want to add extra stress to her life, so I suggested that we just give it a shot, as a practice effort, but not as our primary goal.
For the benefit of the dps who hadn’t been in I made a very thorough run down of what would happen (maybe it was a little too thorough, I have a tendency to go into a little too much detail). Everyone knew what was going on, and I was fairly confident we could do it.
I started the first pull and everything was great! We flew through the instance. I don’t think I’ve ever gone through it that fast. We also got really lucky in that all the mobs spawned right there in that first area, so we just bounced back and forth between them. We got the 2nd boss down and still had 10 whole minutes to get to the boss. Well we headed for the inn and waited for Arthas to show up. And waited. And waited. After about 3 minutes I was about to go find him when I saw him running down the road. Well, 7 minutes..it’s gonna be tight, but we can still do it.
We get to the 3rd set of dragonkin when, Arthas decided he was going to tank theses mobs and I could go to hell. I don’t know if it was a bug, or if I was just getting really unlucky taunt resists, but I could not pull the mobs off him. So of course, he gets himself killed. And then he just refuses to respawn. By the time he does, the time is down to 4 minutes. And despite our best efforts, we just didn’t make it in time.
So in the end, what should have been a flawless and easily accomplished drake run ended up being a disaster because Arthas is a jackass.
Oh well. There’s always tomorrow.
But as a side note to my complaining about Arthas, I want to compliment my guild mates on doing a fantastic job. Especially our healer. She rocked the hell out of that instance.
“[Insert clever sign off phrase here]”