Our guild had out heroic races again last weekend, which continued to be huge fun. Our best run was heroic Drak’tharon Keep which we managed to complete in 6 minutes 30 seconds — setting a new personal record. This was a fast run, with only 7 trash pulls in the whole instance.
The only real mistake we made was after Dred’s pen one of the dpsers starting attacking mobs that Hrist was pulling, and Hrist had to turn around and backtrack a lot to pick them back up and take them to the burn spot.
Also the second pull Hrist did was a bit crazy, but he pulled it off, despite his health dipping dangerously low.
After speeding through DKT, our next instance was Occulus, of all things. As we sat at the entrance I had an idea…
Frost: Huh, I wonder if we can run through all of the mobs in the beginning and just jump through the portal without having to fight any of them.
Hrist: Crap! I wish we could have tested this earlier.
Frost: Yeah, but if we can, that would save a huge chunk of time.
Hrist: And if not we’ll wipe and definitely lose the race.
Frost: Well, I’m a big fan of the philosophy of “Either win it, or lose spectacularly.”
Hrist: Heh. Let’s do it. Mount up.
As it turns out, the answer is no, you cannot. Looks like you can’t click through the portal while in combat, and we wiped horribly. And worse yet, that graveyard is far away. For the sake of knowing what our time would have been, I reset my stopwatch when we got back in.
Not much in the way of tricks in Occulus — just solid execution and not flying into any avoidable drakes. We completed our run after the wipe in 11 minutes 18 seconds, which was also a personal best… though I kinda suspect we could get a bit faster with that (like, say, if I had any mana at the beginning of the fight, rather than having just rezzed).
Also, this will probably be my last speed run video for a while. Hrist is getting annoyed that I’m giving away our secrets to the competition.