I went to Kara I went to Kara I went to Kara I went to Kara!
Not that I'm excited about it or anything.
I deny that the entire afternoon before the event butterflies took over my stomach and wreaked havoc. I will also deny that by the time we got to Midnight and Attumen I was beginning to hyperventilate and that my hands were shaking so badly I could barely manipulate my mouse & keyboard. I will 'fess up to making a few noob huntard mistakes, however. Dammy wrote my pet attack/hunter's mark macro and it worked fine outside of Kara but inside it wasn't working, so 50% of the run absolutely no hunter's mark on anything. And you know what? I can't remember what other hunter mistakes I made. They were there, however.
So after Attumen I began to settle down a bit, although I was still extremely paranoid that THE ENTIRE RAID WOULD DIE A HORRIBLE AND PAINFUL DEATH because of me. So I was being extra cautious. Moroes was fun-and this brings me to a question. Trapping as a hunter when you have a paladin tank. Most of my runs have been with a pally (Ishvi) and frankly he doesn't need me to trap. Ever. So it was with a sinking feeling that I saw the blue square above a mob's head. Unless I shoot first it is impossible to take aggro from the pally within any reasonable length of time. And I did ask if that's what I should do, and they said yes, but it was Moroes and his 4 henchmen. I was terrified I'd shoot too early or aggro them all on myself so I took too long, the pally started the fight, and no trap. Do you hunters out there have any suggestions? I'm especially hoping that Pike will answer, otherwise I'm gonna have to email you =)
We wiped twice on Maiden, once because she wasn't in the correct position when we started dps'ing and the second because a certain priest that shall remain unnamed decided that he was fully capable of tanking her all by his lonesome =) Other than that no trouble, she went down, we moved on. I think opera was next. We got the Wolf. I thought it was awesome-like Duck Duck Goose, although I never got Robinified so maybe I should withhold my opinion. No epic gun, and I was slightly relieved, because even though I really don't like guns I don't know that I could've resisted a purple shiny. The next dude went down easily (Carburator or something like that? Big metal dude). And Ishvi got his first purple! T4, I believe. Very exciting. We went on to Shade, and I'm very proud to report that I didn't move at all ever when the fire-explosive-thing was up. After him my orclette woke up screaming so I had to leave the party (sorry guys) and my first Kara run was over. 10 badges, a few greens, and a good chunk of the way to being honored with the Violet Eye. It was awesome. I have no idea what my damage was like but I don't imagine I was anywhere near the top 'cause there were 3 rogues, one of them the epic Cassie. I'm looking forward to my next Kara run, and I actually think (hint hint) that the Sidhe Devils should do Kara again (hint hint).
And I'd just like to mention that Blood for Blood, the other guild we ran with, was simply awesome. The healadin Graimerin (I don't think that's how you spell his name) walks on water, in my humble opinion. Good explanations of the fights, his voice was lovely, and he got hit a few times by a hard-pounding mob and didn't die. He's my healadin hero.
So, awesomeness all around, be sure to check out the orclette photos. She had an awesome B-day, got all sugared up, was the life of the party. Thank you all for your happy birthday wishes!