I'm a bit loathe to say "in The Burning Crusade, things were harder,"
but damn, I remember my first heroic dungeon in The Burning Crusade on Khree,
cursing my small +healing and my pathetic mana regen and thinking that
the trash in the Slave Pens hit hard. And having heard in some
quarters that the Wrath heroics are in places more difficult than the
entry-level 10-mans, I was nervous.
But last night went so damn well.
fact, K- and I had so much fun (and our guildies were so relieved to
finally have a level 80 tank and healer) that we did a lot more heroics
than we'd planned: Drak'Tharon Keep, Utgarde Keep, Gundrak, and
Utgarde Pinnacle to be precise.
Now granted, there were
deaths. But several of them were of the "don't stand in the frickin'
fire" kind or the "i can haz poisun cure?" If I recall, we only wiped
twice: once on Slad'ran and once on Skadi the Ruthless.
lucky on several drops (well, we all did actually, and it is always
nice to see guildmates get upgrades): Overlook Handguards, Annhylde's
Ring, Arcane Flame Altar Garb. (And incidentally, I should add, I got
extraordinarily lucky with the rarest of world drops:
[Love-of-my-Life] who crafted me my Titansteel Guardian. Thank you!!)
gear aside, the highlight of the evening was just absolutely pwning
face with Kaleyen and Khæli, most notably on the final boss in Drak
Keep. Our overeager enhancement shaman died on the pull. Our DPS-DK
stood in the proverbial fire (the nature-damage AOE). And from 30% to
dead, K- and I duoed the serpant. He self-rezzed as a ghoul, and I
used every trick and cooldown and had no mana and only a sliver of
health myself at the end. But considering the dead DPS had shouted
"die in a good place" and predicted a wipe, we were stoked.
So finally, after a purposefully slow ascent to 80, it looks like Kaleyen and Khæli will be raid-ready really soon.