Aries’ phrase was good so I thought i’d borrow it. Dead 20 attempts remaining, we only used 4 tonight.
We got robbed several times by a combination of badly timed disconnects, spikes picking new targets for no reason, spiders getting behind offtanks and other wonderful stuff. Included in that is one heartbreaking 2% wipe where Kat and I disconnected simultaneously at 10%; an absent offtank means healers gets eaten by spiders. Oh well. Dead is dead, right?
On this fight I probably did the most theorycrafting and inflated my post count with more nonsense than any other boss so far in Wrath. Is it the hardest? I thought Yogg-0 was pretty hard, perhaps evidenced by the fact that nobody on Stormrage has repeated the achievement even with Coliseum gear – not even us. I’m pretty sure Rylea still gets tells about his flying mechano-head. In contrast, I’m not sure i’d say Anub’arak is hard. More along the lines of different. Like Algalon, the artificial limitations add a layer of stress to every attempt, and the encounter makes you go against your ingrained habits. Wear block gear (!) and heal less (!!). Heh.
The limited attempt things sucks, and is plagued by bugs – no pun intended – that unfairly screw you. I feel for all the guilds losing attempts to wierd, unexpected crap that you just learn to work around, and will be very glad when we get (lucky?) the 50 attempt thing out so we’re free to “waste” attempts trying all the stuff we didn’t want to risk before.
No wait, people will still want their ilvl 272 cloaks.
For what it’s worth this looks like being #45 World, #18 US for the achievement itself. Hopefully next week we’ll finish with more “unsuccessful attempts remaining”.