January 15, 2016, 02:35:43 PM by Ketheres | Views: 332 | Comments: 9

Going into this fight we knew it would be a tough fight, we heard the horror stories and on top of that we had the holiday season quickly approaching in what would be the middle of our progression work.  Even still, we warmed up our classic Vortex stubbornness in never giving up our goals and have toppled this pit lord!

(Image courtesy of Ramabyte)

Mythic mode truly overhauls this fight into a finely tuned challenge, each phase requires not only precise execution of the many mechanics this fight brings, it also demands complete optimization of our damage team to hit the best possible transition timings between each phase.  Any slight misstep from tanks, healers or damage dealers can spell the end of an attempt.

The biggest addition to this fight for Mythic was the new mechanic: Wrath of Guldan.  This ability combines the necessity for careful position with the requirement of ...
December 14, 2015, 02:23:14 PM by Ketheres | Views: 360 | Comments: 2

Through illness and technical issues alike, we keep heading forward.  Despite having currently cut our teeth on what may be some extended progression time with Mannoroth, I am happy to report back here with some mostly recent news: We have conquered the Shadowfel Amalgamation Xhul'horac!

(Image courtesy of Ramabyte)

Xhul'horac is truly a fight that turns the amps up to 11 for it's mythic version.  The fel and void tanking adds come out sooner and simultaneously, meaning more mechanics to handle at the same time.  What's worse is that when each of the tanking adds die, they will empower one of Xhul's abilities.  All combined it makes a very hectic encounter that can only be contained by quick and careful execution.

All told, however, we only had about one full night of progression on this boss before successfully downing him.  Our second kill may have even taken longer.  This ...
December 03, 2015, 02:38:01 PM by Ketheres | Views: 469 | Comments: 4

Let's see where this lands on the "how late is this update" pool.  :)  For once I have a timely update for us.  First and foremost I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!  Many of us on the Vortex raiding team had our fill of turkey and were in well need of exercise afterwards.  Thankfully for us the Velhari encounter was just the right amount of exercise and despite a shorter raid week due to the holidays, we muscled our way through and picked up yet another progression kill.

(Image courtesy of Ramabyte)

There are no new mechanics to learn in this encounter for mythic mode, however the significant changes come in the different auras that theme each of the phases in this fight.  In lower difficulties once you have pushed Velhari to a certain percentage and into the next phase, the previous phase's aura goes away, this is not so for mythic.  Ultimately what this m...
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Vortex Recruitment

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- 1x DPS (Rogue, DK, Warlock)

- 1x Healer (Shaman, Monk, Paladin)

(exceptional applicants are always welcome!)

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