On Saturday, we cleared up to Freya (skipping the Iron Council), and when we came back on Sunday, we were ready to take on Mimiron. We spent over 2 hours on the guy and came up just a tad short. It is one tough fight. At first, it was fun, because he has some really funny lines and it's pretty hectic. After two hours, he's not so funny anymore.
The fight has four phases, and by the end of the night, I think we had the first three phases down, but the fourth phase, which is a combination of the previous three always seemed to take us down quickly. It really comes down to a lot of moving out of different things such as rockets and laser barrages. Really, if any one person fails to react quickly enough, it could spell the end of the raid.
My hope is that we can come back next week and spend more time in the fourth phase instead of working up to it, thereby increasing our chances of beating him. I would count this as the toughest fight we've come across so far. Iron Council is tough, but even done right it takes forever. And that's part of the reason we've been skipping it. We'd really like to finish off the keepers of Ulduar and move on to General Vezax and Yogg-Saron. Maybe next week!
It's also becoming more and more apparent to me that my computer is aging. More than once I was unable to avoid a rocket strike attack due to FPS issues. During intense fights, my frame rate drops below 4, and I start to lose DPS, and react slowly to events. It's not good for me, and it's detrimental to the raid. It's gotten to the point where some raid members jokingly offered to fund a new computer for me. I may start looking into it, and see how cheaply I can get a computer that will run WoW better. I might end up with a PC that's just for playing WoW! Gotta get a few other things square away though, such as a place to live, so we can move out of the house our parents are graciously letting us live in.
In other WoW news, I've been trying to spend some time on Khristin and am nearly to level 76. I've been tracking it and making small blog notes on my WoW.com profile. I don't think anyone there is watching it but me, but it's kind of fun for now. Lal's paladin is in Northrend now. I'm hoping we get to do some instances together soon with Khristin healing and the Yelyena DPSing. Should be fun!
Until then, thanks and have a good morning.