I raided most of Naxxramas with a less than optimal weapon. I was lucky to get armor 3-4 times over, but I never managed to get a weapon off of KT before retiring that instance.
A guild mate said no worries, a better weapon drops from Razorscale, one of the first bosses in Ulduar. Yet although the weapon has dropped several times, I haven't been in the position to get it.
It makes me realize is I have still functioned well without having the best for what we're facing.
I think it is funny that I could go from really wanting an item, to finally giving up and saying oh well obviously I don't need it that bad.
It's given me the freedom to take a break from the game and raiding for a while and that's nice.
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