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See that sexy Sorcerer sitting in front of this victorious all-Coconut Monkeys raid team? That’s me!

Last night marked two milestones for me. First of all, it was my first raid with the guild, and we kicked some serious butt in the Eternity Vault. Three bosses down (and would have had the 4th except, despite meeting its particular demands, it kept bugging out and resetting.)

The second milestone is this was my first time raiding since throwing in the towel on raiding in World of Warcraft this Summer. And luckily for me, it was exactly what I’d hoped for.

All of the team — tanks included– had a great time. Even when there were some comedy wipes due to instance bugs, folks saw the humor in it and cracked jokes. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of playing with a raid team that was truly enjoying itself this much– AND still learning fights and owning bosses so quickly.

Speaking of comedy wipes, my favorite was when we’d wiped on the second boss, all gone out to repair, and then got insta-killed where we stood. That’s right– killed as we repaired on the Ziost Shadow mission dock. And then there were the poor folks who kept being insta killed as we regrouped near the boss. Despite the many stims wasted by these untimely deaths, spirits remained high and we soldiered on.

And I have to say, it felt really good to be CC’in raid trash and spewing the purple lightning at the big baddies. I can’t wait to get in there again.

A super huge THANK YOU! to all the monkeys who made the raid possible, with an extra special shout out to our raid leader, Wrenz, who has worked hit tush off compiling strats and curating videos, and spending I don’t know how many hours talking to folks about raiding.