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Posted by: Scythe
« on: May 05, 2009, 10:58:44 AM »

In our last update, I mentioned that we'd hopefully have an update on Mimiron shortly. It turns out that I was correct!

This week started down a few raiders due to unfortunate work schedules, but we jumped in and successfully 8-manned Flame Leviathan, and then decided we should finally take a look at Ignis and Razorscale as we filled in the 2 remaining slots. Within short order, both were tail-up and handing us purple pixels. Continuing on, we 1-shot Kologarn with no deaths (go go Champion of Ulduar achievement progress!), and even killed Auriaya before calling it a night. 6 bosses in about 3 hours' raid time partially undermanned, excellent work!

This past Sunday, we bested Mimiron after probably 25-30 total attempts and thousands of gold in repair bills. Mimiron has the distinction of being the first real challenge that we've faced in Ulduar and I'm comfortable speaking for all of us when I say we enjoyed him greatly. Our kill was after much steady progress in learning the careful dancing around laser barrages, rockets, and land mines. It was a wonderfully fun fight to learn and complete, and his destruction brought us to the doorstep of General Vezax!



For those not familiar with Mimiron, he's a 4 phase fight in which you fight various combat vehicles that Mimiron has divised for "testing" against live subjects. In the final phase, Mimiron repairs the vehicles that you've previously destroyed and combines them into a giant robot entity by the name of "V-07-TR-0N" and you're forced to kill the 3 portions forming the robot within 15 seconds of each other or they repair themselves.

It's hectic, stressful and generally all around great fun. Kudos to Blizzard on a (very) well-designed encounter.

Thanks to Alyae, we've got a kill video available as well. You can find it here:

http://files.filefront.com/Mimiron+finalwmv/;13782217;/fileinfo.html

After Mimiron, we had the opportunity to take some shots at General Vezax, the final roadblock on our path to Yogg-Saron. We'll talk more about him when he hits the floor, but he's looking like he'll be a good challenge as well.