Blockers and Egg Timers!

Tue, Nov 8, 2011

Blockers and Egg Timers!

When Purgatory started cracking Foundations of Stone we were a bit undergeared, and didn’t have much DPS to speak of.  We were lucky to break 800k, and ran typically in the 600’s. There’s one fight, Prime-Curator Undr that presented a challenge.  There’s the knockup to deal with, and the adds that spawn at 75/50/35%. The last add (Guomundr the Great) was a real menace, after about 35 seconds of it spawning, it would put out a massive AOE (or two!) and wipe us out. Enter the egg-timer.  Ok, not a real egg-timer, just a simple desktop gadget that I could click to start a timer.  When this add spawned, I’d just hit the start button, and around 32 seconds I called for blockers. You do have blockers to cover all groups right?  Fortunately we did, and survived the 3rd add, dropping the boss, and getting some nice loot. Over time we’ve geared up and crank out DPS like crazy, and the 3rd add is dead before the 35 seconds is up, so I’ve retired the egg-timer until it’s needed again. An alternative to the egg-timer method would be to setup a trigger in Raid Hub. Here’s an example:

Pattern: Guomundr the Great
Timer: 35
Warn At: 5
Warning Text: Blockers now!
Warning Speak: Blockers now!
If you setup this trigger, as soon as Guomundr the Great spawns, the timer will start counting down.  When it reaches 30 seconds, a warning will go off saying/speaking “Blockers now!”.  Everyone will know to put up their blockers, and avoid the nasty Crushing Boot/Hammerarc that goes off. My egg-timer is still gathering dust, which is pretty good for my cholesterol! Cheers, Mecrab