Originally Posted by chaoswhite
We got LK down Tuesday night--Guild first--after banging on him, two to three nights a week, for a month. We went through pretty much all the things you described, although we got through the first transition very soon. Our trouble was with Valks, and defile, for a while, but finally, we all got it, and the RL learned to call defile in advance, so we could get out of the center before it came...also, it helped to call who got defile, quickly, so that everyone else could immediately go back to center, for next Valk. I think the real turning point, for us, was to stun the Valks, right away, in the center, where even the melee could pile on them. Often, the Valk would be down before defile came, that way.
As Disc healer, for the encounter, I felt taxed to the max, especially since, right in the midst of all of this learning, the patch came, and we all had to sort of "re-learn" our specs/characters, and deal with the odd bugs.
The night of the "kill", we were actually doing the very last try, since several had to log off soon. I was called into LK's sword, for the first time, and I barely got off one heal, before I left the phase, and died immediately. "Great, another wipe," I said to myself, but everyone was cheering and yelling, "Don't release...don't release!!"
That was the happiest moment of my entire WoW life, right there!
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