Last night, our guild finally completed our first legendary Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest. While we should have finished it a reset earlier (be careful, kids – lava kills!), it was still a fitting wrap to a raid week that saw us one shot Shannox, Rhyolith, and Staghelm; two shot Alysrazor; three shot Beth’tilac; and get some solid progression attempts on Baleroc. Our Staghelm kill in particular was notable, as it was our first repeat kill, and if we hadn’t gotten it on that attempt, we probably would have downed it on normal to get to Ragnaros. On a personal note, I was pleased as I was able to avoid all damage on Staghelm, while ranking second in damage dealt (to our combat rogue). So to top that all off with a legendary, some guild RP, and pets for all – it was a moment I’ll remember for a while.
The completion of the legendary inevitably got me to thinking of the rogue legendary coming in 4.3. While most players likely don’t care much about the Fangs of the Father, as a raiding rogue, I’m quite excited. The proc, the wings(!), the guild experience – all of it has me on the edge of my seat for 4.3. The one issue, though, stopping me from fully savoring the wait is the uncertainty of obtaining the daggers.
Uncertainty? Yep. Our guild has successfully completed one staff. While we may have more raiding time in the Dragon Soul raid than we have in Firelands, it’s entirely possible we won’t complete more than one set of daggers. Yet we have two rogues on our raiding team, so one of us could very well miss out. Obviously, the chance that a particular rogue gets the daggers is higher than the chance of a random caster getting the staff, but in some ways that is worse, because it’s right *there*.
Complicating matters is the fact that I’m an officer in our guild, and there was some minor drama over the first recipient of the legendary staff being an officer, despite it coming down to a roll between that officer and a non-officer raider. I’m not looking forward to negative perceptions if “yet another officer wins a legendary.” But I also don’t want to back out or roll for it. This is likely my one chance to build a legendary as part of a raiding team, and I want to earn that right. To me, it would mean something to be selected for the legendary. It would be recognition of the work I put into the guild, raiding, and performing to the best of my ability. That recognition, coming from a group of people I consider my friends, would mean more than the ability to glide like Batman.
Your turn: are you a rogue in a raiding guild? Do you know who’s getting your legendary daggers? Casters – were you selected for the staff, or were you skipped over? What are your feelings about how that played out?