So I was going to try and get some valour points for the week by doing the random heroic. My intention was to Q up as soon as I saw the goody bag on either the old heroics or new. So after checking later in the afternoon, I saw the normal dungeon pop up with the icon. I took it hoping I would pop up somewhere inside the instance; hopefully at the last boss – hey, it’s happened before!

I hit the enter dungeon pop-up seeing Grim Batol as the instance… maybe if it’s a good group I can even get an achievement down for Umbriss. Anyway, I was ported in at the beginning. All toons were full health and at the start with me. A good start anyway. On the first boss the lock died on the charge. But I think we killed him anyway. On Forgemaster Throngus, We also lost a dps to some avoidable stuff. 2nd time’s the charm for that one for the kill. By the 3rd boss, we lost our ranged (lock and hunter) one by one to the add and dragon flame. Again pretty avoidable. Left with just a melee to deal with the add on the first attempt. By this time we had 3 or 4 people leave. I kicked all but one who left of his own accord due to lag after the very first pull. The others were either afk after a wipe or low dps. So after the first wipe on the 3rd boss, we decided to skip and go for the last guy. Sooner the better that I can leave, I thought.

Erudax took multiple attempts. Btwn the 1st attempt and kill we had a tank change, 2 hunters, 1 warrior, 1 rogue and a lock step in. On the last attempt we confirmed that everyone knew their roles and had another go. I was desperate for this instance to end but not before I left with my points and goody bag. It had already been what seemed like 2 hrs. One hunter only managed to do 4K on the last boss so I gave him a swift kick. 2 of the others were either fresh 85′s or not well geared hence the very low dps.

After the last boss was killed the pali tank who stayed for all attempts stated “that only took 7 attempts” in which I responded “I’ve been here for 2 hours.” Needless to say I was the only original member of the group and his reply was “I’m so sorry.” That’s when I left group and thought there had better be something good in my showbag. Sure enough there was a pet (although I already had it); I usu don’t get anything other than the gold so it was something. The only other thing was that I teleported into the dungeon on one of the floating rocks in the Molten Front. I came back out falling to my death. Even so, I wasn’t too surprised about that death. What’s one more in 2 hours anyway. But I did manage to see the black rare cat Skarr and green spider again, getting a better pic of both. Something at least ended on a semi-high note.