The man in the back said “Everyone attack”

So, the last couple nights I’ve been venturing into Karazhan.  Wednesday night we killed Moroes, last night the Maiden of Virtue and the Big Bad Wolf.

I’d started a post earlier, about Death by Add-ons.  “Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.”  What had happened?  I downloaded some new add-ons and went into Karazhan.  I think it was AuraMap that did it.  See, I’d pull, hear 4-5 seconds of dagger thrown sound and then the battle was all around me and my tanking target was nowhere to be found.  Or our Pally would pull a big group, and as soon as he hit Consecrate my machine would lock up.  With the Moroes trash mobs.  With The Maiden.  I’d charge her, and next thing I know I’m dead.  Death by lag.

Anyway, offending add-on deleted I was back in business.  This is our guild’s B-Team and my first time tanking the Maiden.  (The A-Team cleared Kara in two nights, seven hours, to include Nightbane.)  It took me a couple times to get the swing of the fight.  The rhythm of it.  Tank her, trinket up as much defense I could, Commanding Shout, keep an eye over my shoulder to the healers, see them stunned as Repentence hits, walk the Maiden to towards them, let her pulse break the stun, move her back, recieve more heals.  It’s easy once you get the motion down.

Then on to the Opera event.  The Big Bad Wolf.  I have done the Romeo and Juliette Opera twice.  Never the Big Bad Wolf.  We finally got him down.  I was turned into Red Riding Hood once and got one-shotted where I stood.  Next time I ran my little legs off.  Round and round and I was back!  And we killed him that round.  These instance fights have rhythm.  If you know the music and the beat, and you know how to move and when, it all becomes doable.

So what’s with the glam rock title here?  The ballroom fights got me to thinking, and this just came to mind.  Someone in back marking, the Pally pulling, and all hell breaks loose.

Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet 

Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellows – let’s go!

Oh it’s been getting so hard
Living with the things you do to me
My dreams are getting so strange
I’d like to tell you everything I see

Oh and see a man at the back as a matter of fact
His eyes are as red as the sun
And the girl in the corner let no one ignore her
Cause she thinks she’s the passionate one

Oh Yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightning
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah
And the man in the back said everyone attack
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said boy I want to warn you
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

Oh reaching out for something
Touching nothing’s all I ever do
Oh I softly call you over
When you appear there’s nothing left of you

And the man in the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone’s woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

Oh Yeah! It was electric
So prefectly hectic
And the band started leaving
Cause they all stopped breathing


Guitar Solo

Oh Yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightning
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving


It’s it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s it’s a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it’s a ballroom blitz

You can see it, can’t you?  “Oh Yeah! It was like lightning, Everybody was frightning, And the music was soothing, And they all started grooving”  Those fights, they can be like dancing.

But, back to Phlebas

Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch.

-T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland


About Kinless

Gamer. Engineer. Lived lots of places.
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4 Responses to The man in the back said “Everyone attack”

  1. Tomas says:

    addons do it to you – my kids do it to me…or the cat…yeah – the cat does it a lot….Never PvP with a cat in the house….

  2. Webhosting says:

    Eliot wrote something about the Starnberger See? *wow*

  3. MMA says:

    Starnberger See rulz 😉

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