If you recall, I tend to have interesting ways of working on my skill sets. I decided to use random dungeons as a way to learn to tank. I figured if I could hold onto aggro and stay alive in the occasional clusterfucks that are random dungeons, I would be ready to take on anything a raid with smart players could throw at me.
It was somewhat of a success. I’m still not a great tank by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel like I’m a solid tank at this point. Now, though, I think I have found my next challenge.
I was catching up on blog posts yesterday, when I came across a couple posts about soloing Kara, on WoW.com’s Shifting Perspectives. I went, “Hey! That sounds like a lot of fun!” Add in the fact that I still need the achievement for Kara and Violet Eye rep. Then toss in a dash of a couple of people saying it couldn’t be done and I was sold.
But me, never one to make it simple, decided that Kara was not enough. I wanted to see what pre-WotLK raids I could solo. I figure this will be a good way for me to develop skills to of situational awareness, breaking down/understanding new boss fights, and really knowing the toolkit of my class to see what changes I can make on to get through some difficult scenarios. Kara is the first on my list, just because I told people I was going to do it. From there, I’ll probably pop back to MC and see if I can handle that and possibly other old world raids to follow.
Am I going to die? You bet, probably a lot.
But learning to respec and use all use all the tools available to handle fights that weren’t supposed to be handled by just one person, I think will be valuable for both me playing my class and progression raiding.
(No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, btw.)
So, this weekend I will start trying to solo Kara and we’ll see where it goes from there. I’ll keep you updated. 🙂