It’s time for the latest Blog Challenge, and this one’s all about the times when we’ve felt like awesome badasses when playing WoW.
Honestly, I’m not a great solo player. I’ve been trying the mage tower challenges whenever I can and I’m awful at them. I can’t PvP worth a dang. So I think most of my badass moments have to be from when I’m raiding.
There’s a lot to choose from here. I’ve previously talked about my first kill of 25-man Lich King back in Wrath over here. My 10-man kill was equally hilarious, as it involved two teams within our guild competing for the first guild kill and me getting a last minute sub-in for another mage who was having Comcast issues. He swore up and down at Comcast and me for stealing “his” kill.
Speaking of Wrath, a really amazing moment was when we completed the Glory of the Ulduar raider achievement. It was the first raid meta my then-team actively pursued and earning it felt really awesome. We got the Icecrown one later in the expansion as well, but the Ulduar one, because it was the first, is the one I have stronger memories of.
My current raid team is a very casual “friends and family” team composed of people who have rather busy lives outside of the game. A lot of us are some combination of busy parents, working long hours to make ends meet, have side creative projects going on, stuff like that. Our current incarnation came together from two seperate raid teams merging together when Flex difficulty was introduced with Siege of Orgrimmar and has existed ever since.
We didn’t have a very successful Warlords of Draenor experience. I don’t think we dropped a single final boss in any of the raids until long after they were relevant content. I can’t speak for the others, but I know I personally wondered if Blizzard was taking their raid design in a direction that would essentially kill off teams like ours, because they felt incredibly punishing.
But then come Legion, we came together and stepped up and beat every raid before the release of the next raid tier. After the dreariness of Warlords, I can’t begin to tell you how great that feels.
I may not have a lot of good things to say about Battle for Azeroth’s known story direction, but one thing is for certain, I have no fears about how much fun I’m gonna have with my raid team, because they’re amazing people who have proven they can do great things together and have a ball while doing it.