February 09, 2016, 12:16:12 PM by Ketheres | Views: 773 | Comments: 8

It is my great honor to be able to officially announce our completion of a raid tier/expansion for the first time during my long stay at Vortex!  This expansion marked a lot of firsts for us, a lot of challenges stood in our way.  This was our first expansion as a mythic raiding guild coming from a considerably smaller 10-man guild, and I am extremely proud to say we have been unquestionably successful!

(Image courtesy of Ramabyte)

There is no doubt that the lead up to Archimonde was nothing short of epic, and all parts of this fight maintain that feel.  This boss was not one we wiped the most to, even when counting many "failed-start" wipes due to our extremely strict phase one requirements.  We clocked in just under 200 pulls, when all was said and done we had more wipes to both Gorefiend and Mannoroth than Archimonde.

Even still, we asked for no quarter and none was given...
January 15, 2016, 02:35:43 PM by Ketheres | Views: 801 | 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: 684 | 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 ...
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