Category: general wow

Recently a guildie posted a blog about our guild, she discussed how we have a guild name given to us for various reasons by our guildmates. Recently I was awarded the dubious title of “The Magpie”.

Apparently a Magpie is this really silly bird that gets into shiny things, stealing them, hoarding them and admiring them.

So, Xav, how did you come to be known as the Magpie? I figured you would ask, you nosy critters.

We were doing our weekly night one farm punking of ICC and had just killed them damn vampire triplets. Lo and behold, Wand of Ruby Claret dropped and I quickly said gimme gimme gimme. I received said item because I was by far the most deserving (yea right! I think I was the only person that could use it.). After my loots was given to me and it had been equipped, we take off up the ramp towards BQL’s trash. I have my character screen up admiring the stats on my new arsenal of awesomeness and mistakenly run right past where everyone else is staged to regroup and fight trash. By the time i hear the raid leader screaming my name, I am smack dab in the middle of the trash. Instead of taking one for the team and just eating a face melting, I make the decision that we can win this and I drag the whole lot of them filthy bastards back to the rest of the raid.

There are people rebuffing, sitting on the ground eating, and I believe some were even on a bio break. A wipe obviously occurred as no one was ready for a pull. When my raid leader asked why had I decided to commit raidicide, all I could say was that I was looking at my new Shiny. Fortunately, I raid with a great group of people with equally great senses of humor, but out of that emerged “The Magpie”

And now you know “The rest of the story”.


Phaygotten – Level 48 (ATM) Nelf Rogue, is my newest project. I go through periods of dissatisfaction with my 80’s and create a new alt. That is how Shodaran came to be, and now its time for a rogue.

I chose a rogue with input from my guildies. Prior to designating Phay as my next 80 I was leveling him and a druid. Looking at our guild roster you will see that everyone and their mother has a level 80 druid in our guild. Our raid leader (who plays a rogue) suggested that I declare Phay as my main alt because we dont have that many rogues and only one that raids. We used to have 2, but one found God and became a priest for raiding when we lost a healer.

I am really digging the rogue right now, and if I keep my usual pattern, I wont play my other characters much while leveling him. I become obsessed to some extent when leveling a new character. I lower my head and grind baby grind, until I look up one day and realize I’m level 80.

My only reservations about doing the leveling deal all over again is that Shodaran is not raid geared yet. This in itself puts me in a tizzy, I keep telling myself I should be gearing the pally first before any new projects, but alas I cant help myself now. I’m hooked.

I’m thinking, at least while leveling, That pickpocket is the coolest thing in the game. I love getting the extra goodies that other people cant get. I’m combat so I don’t do a lot of stealthing in a dungeon, but when I solo, I’m getting those goodies.

I still plan on leveling the druid eventually as well. I really like being a kitteh, but for now all my BoA gear is on Phaygotten. The 20% extra on quest and murdering monsters almost feels like cheating, but hey, if you aint cheating you aint trying to win right?

Thats right sports fans, Phoenix Foundation is now 10/12 with some solid attempts at Sindragosa under our belt. With luck ( and skill) we will hopefully approach Arthas next week.

We only raid 2 nights a week with a rotating 2-3 dps spots each week. The core raiders are basically the same, but with interest in raiding picking up some, we have to rotate some of our Deeps out. This is not a huge problem considering our depth at competant¬† Dps’ers, only drawback being some may not have seen the same content as others.

So, on to the Low-Down. Night one was basically farm night ending with several attempts and frustrating wipes on the Vampire Triplets. We basically cruised through the night one shotting everything up to Fester/Rot. We two shot both of them and head on up to Putricide.

Putricide really presented us with no problems other than RNG. With some bad luck against us, we still managed to 3 shot him. This is where the story actually begins.

Night two is progression night, Woot!! Believe if you will, we actually one shot the Vampire triplets and even get an achievement. I didnt get SS of ach., but look in chat box and you see what it was.

The crew with Triplets down

Feeling really good about ourselves, we head on up to BQL and begin our dance with her. This was a fun fight to me. The only drawback is I died right as we downed her (big surprise there huh?), and I didnt get to play Vampire but a couple of seconds. It took us 3 tries here, which was fantastic considering several of us had never even seen this fight. I’m not one to write raid strats,¬† you will have to get that elsewhere, but this fight has alot of situational awareness and movement.

Oh Yeah, you get this nifty Achievement too when you down her.


Next on our agenda was Valithria ( spelled right?). We two shot the bad guys here and free the dream. This seemed so much easier than the last time I was here.

At this point I must give all props to our raid leader, He does a great job. He researches and is able to relay the info you need pre fight and in fight. *scratches head* Dont know how he does it.

Now we have about 45 minutes to boogie with sindragosa. We are able to get her to phase 3 every time, but get hung up at about 22-25% every try. Everyone got alot of good experience though, and I believe she will be a carcass at our feet next week.

With all that being said, I have some screenshot goodness from the fight.

taking pics is hard when you are face down

Oh Noes! I'm a Iceblock!!

Hiding, always hiding behind iceblocks!!

Thats it for this weeks installment of “Phoenix Storms The Citadel”, Stay tuned for next weeks episode where nice chat nuggets like these are the norm in our raids.

Good Strategy!!

Ahhh, such Loyalty!