- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Paying Market Value
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Gearing Strategies for All Play Schedules
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Planning, Scheduling, and Plotting (in-game and out)
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Don’t Procrastinate
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Working Stupid Hours
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Professions
- The Casual Raider’s Handbook: Night Before Raid Checklist
One lazy Sunday, I made my flasks for a Friday raid. Now, this may be crazy thinking ahead, but it was a good lull time where nothing was going on, so I thought I’d get the necessaries out of the way “just in case.”
That week, I got crit by work for maximum late-night pwnage. Suddenly it’s Thursday, and I’ve barely been online since that blissful Sunday afternoon (farming herbs seems blissful when compared to work). Never fear. I’m still raid-ready.
I figured the same thing couldn’t possibly happen two weeks in a row, RIGHT? No of course not.
Then I got the vomit-virus of DOOOOOOOOM. (Dooooom I tell you!) Nevertheless, because I had all week to get it done, I managed to do a little herb farming here and there.
Just last night I finished the flasks that ATT and I would need for the weekend. I’d better not still have the ick when we go up against (AND TOTALLY PWN) Magmaw this Friday. Which is tomorrow!
Do things early. Seize opportunities of quiet time when they present themselves.
- Get your gear gemmed and enchanted as soon as you get a new piece.
- Prepare your flasks and food ahead of time.
- Read up on your strats a few days before, with a refresher the night before.
- Monitor the patch notes on patch day, so you know if there are any changes that apply to you, and make adjustments ASAP.
That way when “shit happens”, it won’t derail your raid. If you’re raiding on Friday, you can’t guarantee being able to do raid prep on Thursday. Your kid could vomit all over. It happens. It has happened. It’s pretty gross.