As of June 28th, I can say that I have a Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn kill under my belt! This was actually Undying Resolution's second H Blackhorn kill, but I was absent from their first. But hey, it's still exciting!
The kill itself was hard won. As Rebirther in the left hand corner of my UR states, I personally ate up 2/3 of our battle resurrections. Twilight Barrage is no joke! Death #1 came from me eating the Barrage by myself while my health was low. Death #2 came from stacking with everyone else for Twilight Onslaught while retaining the debuff from Barrage. Ouch! Nonetheless, I now know what not to do in the future so I can an asset, rather than a floor board connoisseur.
Sunday, July 1st was an "Old World" night. The main event was Icecrown Citadel (10), which I'm sure survey would say that I am absolutely insane for trekking back into ICC after assembling Shadowmourne. I say pshaw to that!
I didn't personally need any achievements other than Neck Deep in Vile, but these days, I'm just happy to hang out with my guildies. :-) Several guildies got their Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquishers and I got to "off-tank" both Heroic Lady Deathwhisper and The Lich King, since I was the only Plate wearer in the group.
Off-tanking Lich King was actually one of the more "OMG, yay!" things I've done recently. I'm still scratching my head at how we were able to pull off Been Waiting a Long Time for This with my crappy Frosty aggro management, but it made me feel accomplished that we did. Tanking, even in this silly DPS-form, is scary to me. I don't like to disappoint, so I shy away from roles of leadership because of the anxiety riding on that feeling of potentially letting down a group of people.
Ironically, I had no problems with healing for all the years that I did. *shrug* The human mind is a strange thing, indeed!
Since ICC doesn't take a full two hours, we did several other mini-raids to occupy ourselves. Since a chunk of us lacked the achievement, we went into Vault of Archavon to get Earth, Wind, & Fire. It was a great success!
Vent led to reminiscing about Wrath and how this achievement was way too hard to obtain. I always feel a little sad when people share memories about expansions past because my ability to raid was so sporadic, due to bouncing from sever-to-server, guild-from-guild. Fiannah, my former healer, was only able to see Naxx and Trial of the Crusader before Cataclysm hit. Hell, Aesadonna didn't even step foot into any Wrath five-man dungeon while they were current content!
Those were dark days.
Considering that I also won anything I rolled on for transmog the entire night, Venat teased me about my luckiness. I really should have bought a lottery ticket that night, haha.