April 29, 2009, 12:21:29 PM by Scythe | Views: 2984 | Comments: 0

So we've been busy and I've been forgetting to update you all on our recent activity.

Last Thursday had us in Ulduar working on the last two watchers guarding Yogg-Saron: Mimiron and Thorim.

Thorim was a pretty innovative fight that forced the raid to break up into 2 independent teams. One group controlled the Arena area and defeated the waves of enemies jumping in on top of them. The other group fought through an occupied tunnel up to the top of Arena where Thorim stood and occasionally attacked the Arena group.

It's a fun concept, although it seemed a bit easy in execution once we understood the specifics of the fight and we had him down in less than an hour. I'm personally looking forward to seeing him on hard mode!

Continuing on, we took Mimiron to Phase 4. He's a tough fight, easily the most challenging that we've seen in Ulduar so far and we enjoyed ...
April 23, 2009, 01:57:39 PM by Alyae | Views: 3031 | 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: 2809 | 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...
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