Last night was a lot of fun… and once again expanded our sphere of influence for shenanigans. We have not been doing mythics the last few nights because many of our regulars have not been available. Tam for example is travelling this week, and Mor is being a fake nerd and actually socializing with other human beings in real life. He somehow doubts his fake nerd status… but Grace and I both assured him that the only acceptable interaction is over the internet. So instead Grace and I both decided to step down our nerd status one peg… and communicate with other people online trying to fill the last few DPS slots we needed for a Mythic plus.
I have this aversion to pugging… and what I mean by pugging is actually posting a group and filling with complete strangers. Like someone might be a stranger to me, but if they are a friend of a friend of a friend… it somehow feels better. Last night for example one of our regulars had a friend who was down to run stuff on his shadow priest. However as yet another French Canadian friend… I got the impression he was concerned about his English skills and didn’t want to hang on discord as a result. I mean… my English skills are not exactly legend but unfortunately I don’t have another language to fall back on. I totally get it but it did make some of the interactions a little sluggish especially when we started having problems.
Hai NA Horde friends… looking for a couple dps for M+/M0 whatever it takes to get some mythics done for the weekly quest. Need 2 dps.
— Bel 🆚 World of Warfronts (@belghast) September 14, 2018
I pinged Guild and either no one was watching chat at that moment or they were uninterested. Whatever the case I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and decided to ping twitter with the above message. Thankfully twitter answered and my good friend Tart decided to join us in nonsense. It was around or about this point that I realized… Tart and I have never actually been on voice or run anything in game together. It was a lot of fun and we had a set line up of Demon Hunter Tank (me), Disc Priest (grace), Shadow Priest (tart), Mage (widjack), Shadow Priest (friend of widjack). We analyzed the Mythic+ keys we had available to us… and it was basically Underrot or Temple of Sethralis. We thought we were choosing the easier of the two and went with the Temple… we maybe should have gone the other way around.
We have a bad habit of doing things without actually reading the instruction. Like I have absolutely winged trying to put together IKEA furniture… and ultimately put something together almost right but not quite… to the point where it would require me to disassemble everything to fix the problem. This is why our buffet in the kitchen has no drawer pull. Our Mythic experiences largely align with this methodology of “Just Do It”, which is fine for learning through failure but not exactly fine when you are being timed in doing so. The core problem was… neither myself or grace or wid had actually done Temple of Sethralis on Mythic anything… let alone the timed version.
Basically on every single boss we struggled with some thing that we now were supposed to do on Mythic that was not in place on Heroic… the worst of these being the “Galvanize” boss. However with time we figured it all out… we were just painfully behind the curve of getting a key to upgrade. However those lessons we learned won’t be forgotten any time soon because we paid for that education with a piece of our soul. I mean… if I am being honest… reading up on an encounter or watching a fatboss video doesn’t really do much for me. I am one of those people that needs to experience the fight before anything that I learn about said fight actually sticks and becomes permanent memory.
In truth it seems like most of our crew from last night was this way… like Tart had run the mythic earlier in the week but didn’t really grok what we were supposed to be doing either. However after last night I am certain that none of us will be forgetting anytime soon and for me at least that is progress. I was super disappointed however that we did not get extra loot due to the Sign of the Warrior buff going on. Normally speaking when you run a Mythic you get about 2 pieces of loot in the chest at the end, and with the Sign of the Warrior you are supposed to get an extra piece of loot, which should have been three. I managed to upgrade my boots though by five item levels, and we got a pair of either cloth gloves or cloth bracers that no one seemed to be interested in.
Regardless of the loot though it was one hell of a fun night and super awesome to actually run something with Tart. We now have her inducted into the RoboSquid Armada and hopefully she will answer the call for more peoples in the near future.