We were back in Nighthold for another attempt at a clear. We managed to get to Botanist and make a couple attempts on him before the raid ended.
Along the way, we entered an area, after Trillax, where there is a walkway leading to a courtyard with a number of packs of mobs. Someone put up a mammoth which, if you know this guild, leads to calls of "Mammoth?" Then someone looked down the walkway toward the courtyard and said, "You know, we should just run in there and trample all of them." What could go wrong with that idea?
We got a full head of steam going.
Of course they were surprised to see us, but they quickly recovered. Boy did they recover.
Those with speed boosts or other abilities to get away, turned and fled. The rest of us...
All I can say is this is why we have guild repairs for everyone.
I think there's been some rightly directed criticism at Blizzard for making the game too serious. This is a great example of the silliness that we exemplify and which the game could certainly benefit from exposure to. They really need to put a "trample" function. It wouldn't work everywhere; namely places where you can't mount; but it would be so fun to charge over things, tramplying them as we go. Toto came up with the achievement you'd get if you were, say, in a BG, faced a line of at least 3 mammoths, and survived. "Did you get the number of the mammoth that hit me?"
We will save this lock-out, to come back and finish off Nighthold. Upgrades were received. The first no-strats boss was downed with minimal strats. We didn't really hit a wall until we got to Botanist. That's where we will start in August.
Trample. Needs to be an attack.