A Hero's Story
I thought the best way to really introduce myslef would be to tell of my journey through my realm and how i struggled to become one of the better raiders on server. I hope that i am able to stretch it out into at least two posts so i can add a little suspense.
Wrath of the Lich King was the first expansion that i had reached the level cap on and as you could imagine i had a lot to learn about raiding. My very first level 80 character was my Death Knight whom i had named Xeroaze. I fell in love with the class because it was the first melee class that i actually dedicted time to as my first toon ever was a hunter. On the Xero i had quested my butt off to reach 80 and see what it was all about, once i had reached 80 and finished my training i whispered a dk friend i had about what to do next... explore? He laughed and took me to the target dummies... obviously unimpressed with my current dps we ran heroics every single day (back when you had to fly to them). He taught me my rotation, my spec, and my macros. He mde me fall in love with being better.
My first raid expirience was a tragedy, i was flying around Icecrown doing dailys when i saw a post in /1 about a Naxx25 getting started so my first thought was, 25 people vs a boss must be easier then 10 people vs a boss. I jumped in the raid and accepted my summon. Our first boss was Patchwerk and i got to see how fun it was to wipe on 3 trys. Out of nowhere i got a ton of tells from people saying get your ass in vent...wtf are you doing... do you have vent... i obviously had no idea what vent was and didnt want to get kicked so i simply lied and said i couldnt get it to work. Vent wasnt the only problem that i hd with the raid... apparently my computer couldnt handle 25 spell effects all over my screen so i recieved the barrage of D/Cs. Patchwerk was the last boss that i attempted in that raid. I was kicked because of the QQ, QQ, and QQ.
After wiping up my tears from that horrible raid i only wanted one thing... become one of the best raiders on the alliance. Of course none of those 24 remember me but i remember that raid. It was the event that started the rise of a hero and the growth of my name.
A Hero's Story (2)
I will be keeping up on posting my story/introduction while also bringing in some gold posts. I was so excited to wake up and start writing this morning but i know i shouldnt blow out all my ideas too fast.
I left off with my first raid expirience and how bad of a raider i was supposed to turn out to be but my new path had been laid out in front of me. I was in a level/social guild <Sanctuary> for quite some time and i
was one of the few level 80s we had. In my time in the guild i had seen many of the people i looked up to; level to 80, say their goodbyes, and jump ship to some raiding guild. Not wanting to let anyone down or leave the guild i started making plans to morph us into a raiding guild. The guild leader was taking a break from WoW and he promoted me
to the 2nd highest rank (giving GM to another 80). I quickly followed my path down the road of being a leader. I read countless forums on raid comp ect. and spamed recruitment macros every time i was in town. An after a few weeks i had put together roughly 7 players who were dedicated and for the first time for any of us... we completed Naxx10. My destiny was clear, lead them and they will win. We cleared nax during ulduar times, i wasnt about to set us up to fail so i stayed out of ulduar until ToC and Ony came around.
My team wasnt ready to jump into these new places even though the fight mechanics were relatively simple until the day i found my savior, Rainen. I recruited this shaman not knowing his potential. He was a dps that i converted healer and dang was he good. He brought along with him his whole guild full of family members. I trained them all. I taught his wife to tank and increases the others' dps. I put the final touches on my 10 man team and stood over the corpse of onyxia and anub and paved our path into ICC.
We started out ICC doing rep runs 3-4 times every raid day, but little did i know my group was falling apart. certain days some wouldnt show up and the exact reason was me. i was pushing progression so hard that the casual raiders felt like it was too much of a job to be online. The very last succesful group i had cleared 7 bosses including dreamwalker. Dreamwalker was a milestone for the guild career as we were one of the first on the alliance side to actually kill her... err heal** but soon after my ten man lost our best healers and our best dps. i was too down to rebuild and departed with Xeroaze, my Death Knight tank. I looked toward to heavens and found my way into the 3rd ranked guild for the allaince <The Exiles>.