April 23, 2009, 01:57:39 PM by Alyae | Views: 2875 | Comments: 0

The instances have been stable lately, and this has left us in the killing mood. On our first raid day this week, we quickly dispatched the four Ulduar bosses we had already killed, and managed squeeze the time to get in our first kill on Emalon in the Vault.

Emalon is a fairly simple fight that is a kind of DPS race that gave us little resistance. We successfully 8 manned him after making a few changes to our tactics, and had him roll over and drop his pants.

This laid the groundwork for three new boss kills for Vortex on Wednesday! (April 22nd).

We started the night with Freya. After some of her tree minions gave us a good swift kick to our bottoms, we quickly adapted, and dispatched them on our way to the big woman herself. It took us a few tries to adapt to what I like to call, "the evil trio." You know the one group of three adds that need to be killed together? Our DPS is disciplined most of the time, but turning our DPS off is sometimes a diff...
April 21, 2009, 02:18:53 PM by Scythe | Views: 2662 | Comments: 0

Ahh, we finally got a day where the instance servers were stable!

We lost a full night of raiding to instance issues the night after our Flame Leviathan, so we logged in this Sunday full of built up frustration at Blizzard and the obviously under-motivated hamster powering Turalyon's instance cluster. Luckily for us though, our frustration usually leads to bad things for the pixel people that we put in our cross-hairs and we wanted to make sure this evening was no exception.

A prior guild vote had decided that we wanted to take a straight path towards Yogg-Saron before we focused on clearing the entire instance, so our first target of the night was XT-002.

XT-002 is a fun, relatively simplistic fight featuring some..."notable" voice acting. After a couple wipes figuring out the mechanics, someone put forth an idea that we all quickly agreed with: "Guys, let's kill him so we don't have to listen to him anymore". That sparked a quick kill of XT-002 and...
April 15, 2009, 01:25:47 PM by Scythe | Views: 2705 | Comments: 0

Following a somewhat "problematic" deployment of the 3.1 patch that ended up stealing 3 of our 4 scheduled raid hours last night, we got our first taste of new content in nearly three and a half months.

As with many others, we had been closely following the development of the 3.1 patch in the hopes that it would give us the chance to step away from the rest of the pack and show what we're capable of. We didn't, however, memorize the fights from the PTR. As a general rule, we'll read over the basics of the fight, but enjoy figuring out the specifics and our own unique way of tackling each fight.

First up was the Flame Leviathan. Blizzard had touted this fight as the first real usage of the vehicle system in a raiding capacity and we'd agree that was the case. It took us a bit to understand the capabilities of each vehicle and how they all worked together, but we picked it up quickly during the trash and our first couple pulls on the Flame Leviathan. We polished ou...
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