For my second heroic dungeon using the new LFG tool, I found myself in Halls of Lightning, which surprisingly is part of Ulduar. Never thought I'd find myself in Ulduar. Oh well...
This time our group wasn't that great and we wiped a couple of times. I died about 3 times total but I didn't mind as long as we finished the entire dungeon. This was also the lengthiest heroic so far and it took us 1 hour to beat it. It was late at night, after 1AM and people were tired.
At one point I made a fool of myself by trying to resurrect one of the dead members of our group and I picked the damn tank (which was a warrior) instead of choosing the healer! I do have an excuse though: for some reason I thought the tank was a paladin (oops!) and I guess I didn't realize the priest was dead. And I wasn't even drunk...
We wiped at the final boss, Loken, of course. Initially we used the "standard" strategy for this fight which is to hug the boss and when he starts casting his AOE, run like hell for the stairs (where's the damn stairs??), then when he stops go back, rinse and repeat. There are some problems with this strategy. I won't even get into them.
We then decided to adopt the "alternative" strategy which is to keep hugging the boss even when he casts the AOE and let the healer heal through it. It worked nicely so keep that in mind if you ever need it.
And that's it for Halls of Lightning. It was fun but not as good as my first random heroic. Here are the achievements I got. For some reason I didn't see the Heroic: Halls of Lightning achievement pop up on the screen.
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