June 08, 2009, 03:29:01 PM by Scythe | Views: 2861 | Comments: 0

Nearly 8 full weeks of going into Ulduar and perfecting our individual skills and honing our team's coordination have passed. Having met challenges and bested them we found ourselves at the door to the master of all the chaos we had been fighting... Yogg-Saron.  An Old God with an agenda.

We, Vortex, are not without our own plans. We step up and fight. Look into the eyes of our rivals and blow them a kiss goodbye.

After some weeks of brave fighting we were able to claim Ulduar, and dismiss it's evil residents. Now we must save all of Azeroth from destruction once more and not let Algalon transmit his message of cleansing to his Titan masters.

May 11, 2009, 05:48:51 PM by Scythe | Views: 2994 | Comments: 0

In our last update, we mentioned that General Vezax looked like he'd be a real challenge. We were wrong.

Don't get us wrong, he's certainly not a pushover. Vezax combines a fair amount of basic mechanics (interrupts, movement, cooldown usage, etc.) into a pretty hard-hitting package. We had a couple of pulls on him late in the raid nights on last Sunday and again on the previous Wednesday, but we took him down on our 3rd pull this Sunday (May 10) in a perfectly clean kill, making it look easy.

We've got other goals to work towards, though, so we're not going to cry about bosses that are "too easy". General Vezax's defeat allowed us to take our first look at Yogg-Saron, the Old God of Death imprisoned in Ulduar.

Yogg will definitely be a challenge. We'll have some news on him hopefully soon though!
May 05, 2009, 10:58:44 AM by Scythe | Views: 6682 | Comments: 0

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 l...
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