I MAKE NO EXCUSES FOR MY OWN LETHARGY. HAVE AN ALBUM. WE ARE WORKING ON HEROIC MODES NOW.
Also, congratulations to our first challenge mode team. You guys rock, just a little bit.
News from the Front: Memories of the Firelands Not one, but two bosses! ...you know, I'm sure I've used that one before. So, the troll council and Tortos (eventually) fall before us, putting us back at 7th on the server. Megaera was also poked tentatively, and she shouldn't be far behind. In... Continue reading
News from the Front: Better Late Than Never! So, that's that done. We are now, apparently, the 11th best guild on the server. Go us! I thought that this time, rather than go through the comedy of errors that is the Wei Wu Wei lineup challenge, I'd post a kill shot with a bit more significance:... Continue reading
News From the Front: Back in Business! Well, Mists of Pandaria is now screaming toward us with all the ponderous inevitability of an oncoming freight train, and that means brushing off the old kit, polishing the staff (hurr) and mending the holes in my robes for another foray out of a capital... Continue reading
Ruminations of a Holy Priest - The World (of Warcraft)... [rumination] Perhaps I left it a bit too long to update again. I guess we need another catch up session. So, in terms of raiding progress, Ragnaros went down shortly after Staghelm did; turns out he's not too hard if you don't stand in the fire.... Continue reading
Many thanks to Grend, who I believe is responsible for the Horridon statue now gracing the front lawn of the guildhouse.
It’s been… a while. I have been slack. We’ve been busy, having variously beaten up, set on fire and administered stern talkings to a variety of raid bosses. Time to dust off the front page and resolve to keep it going on a boss-by-boss basis, rather than a tier-by-tier one.
With normal mode out of the way, we started again. Jin’rokh wasn’t the hardest heroic in the world, but currently we’re looking for a couple of signs to make the rest of our heroic progress go a little more smoothly (namely by being able to run consistently on Saturdays and Tuesdays). If you’re a DPS or possibly a healer, we’d like to hear from you!
Not one, but two bosses!
…you know, I’m sure I’ve used that one before.
So, the troll council and Tortos (eventually) fall before us, putting us back at 7th on the server. Megaera was also poked tentatively, and she shouldn’t be far behind.
In order to kill the trolls, we followed the tactic of killing Sul first. With quicksand and sandstorm out of the way, the fight becomes incredibly easy. Definitely the most frontloaded fight in terms of damage and complexity that we’ve seen in a while, and possibly the most frontloaded full stop (Halfus springs to mind as a contender).
Tortos brought back post traumatic stress-like symptoms of our forays into the Firelands, and the turtle trash. Unfortunately this time they were brought into the encounter without the intervention of a certain pantless Death Knight, so we just had to handle it. For any guilds struggling on Tortos, we found that after the first couple of sets of Whirl Turtles, we could kick superfluous shells through the bats to get more damage on them and the boss itself. The soft enrage almost got us, and in typical fashion we killed him just before Squeaks died to his cauterize tick. Took us 28 pulls, for those of you still working on him.
Now, onto Megaera and Ji’kun. If we get past the Gastropodes.
So with the Sha of Fear in a state as close to dead as a basic emotional response can be, we set our sights back on the Vaults. I was sure we’d already plundered the place dry, but it turns out that someone not only replaced the traps, they upgraded them too. Oh well; I’m sure we can find some more bagspace…
A little late, this one, but the Will of the Emperor lies broken, its warranty void and its loot in our pockets. Go us! Turns out that the fight was a fairly simple endurance fight, so if anyone is looking for advice on how to do the fight, here it is:
Man of the match goes to Gink, because Mana Tide is awesome <3
So that ends our tour of the vaults; not too difficult, all said and done; we look forward to coming back on heroic to see how easy it is to kick in the teeth then.
Oh, and then we cleared out the Heart of Fear as well.
So, a bit of old news: Garajal and the Spirit Kings went down a couple of weeks ago, right after the first two bosses. Quite easy, especially compared to our first stumbles onto the Stone Guard (who turned out to not be as much of a pushover as Morchok was).
The bigger news is Elegon:
Who we gave a good old fashionned kicking over on Tuesday. Well done everyone!
For anyone reading these updates, we got him after a couple more hours of tries, putting us at about 25-30 wipes for the kill. We got 6 stacks in the first spark phase and 4 in the second, leaving us at a nice round +100% damage for the final burn phase. We disenchanted the loot.
Will of the Emperor is an endurance/concentration fight, so expect another update after this week’s raiding.
So, that’s that done. We are now, apparently, the 11th best guild on the server. Go us!
I thought that this time, rather than go through the comedy of errors that is the Wei Wu Wei lineup challenge, I’d post a kill shot with a bit more significance: the playing area immediately after the kill. Fun trivia fact: I have finished every single first kill in Cataclysm dead, having killed myself for the last 15 seconds of free healing.
Also, please let the record show that, for this pull, our main tank Kerrimar had a rabbit-related disconnect at the start of phase 2, so we powered through with many panicked cries, heroism and DPS tanking the bigger elementals.
The Team (in Role – Alphabetical Order):
Now to finish up extracting some mounts/titles from the older stuff. See you all in Mists!
Well, Mists of Pandaria is now screaming toward us with all the ponderous inevitability of an oncoming freight train, and that means brushing off the old kit, polishing the staff (hurr) and mending the holes in my robes for another foray out of a capital city and into the wild unknown. Apparently, my Dwarven senility has progressed to the point where I have forgotten how to use a wand and staff at the same time.
This also means it’s time for another round of Dungeons and Raids! Due to the… slow… rate of content production from Blizzard over this past year, we’re in need of a couple of raiders to fill out the team. So, if you’re interested in a friendly, close-knit guild who like to smack assorted pandas, bug-people and manifestations of primal dread as much as you do, look no further! More information on who we are and what we do can be found on the main forums in the Recruitment section (just click the link in the top left of your screen now!)
Currently, we’re looking for a couple of DPS – ranged for preference – and probably a spare tank, just in case. Exceptional applications are always welcome, and the ability to stand still in a line for kill shots is a definite bonus.
Thanks for having a look around, and welcome (back)!