We've made measurable progress in the past week! This past Thursday, we managed to down Varimathras for the first time on Mythic. Once everyone had the dance down and the markers were in good spots, everything fell together very well. This allowed us to start work on Coven and finish work on them this past Tuesday, as properly managing adds on this fight wasn't too much of an issue for us. Very nice work on everyone's behalf (Except maybe mine. If I wasn't the raid leader I probably shouldn't have even been there for Coven as my DPS was trash and I died twice.).
Next we begin work on Aggramar, who will be a very difficult encounter. We are currently at the first transition as of progress this past Tuesday. We hope to push farther into the encounter this coming Thursday with a full 3 hours available to us for progression. It's up in the air if we'll extend lockout or not to continue work on him, but chances are we'll go with a reclear next week while we wait on Viperx's return from travel.
Well, last week we managed to push down definitely one of the best fights of the tier so far. After we all learned how to cross the street correctly, we dodged Kin'garoth's giant, purple, robo-balls and took him down! Everybody did a very good job on this fight of learning positioning knowing when to duck in and out to avoid mechanics. Well done everyone.
Up next we move to the final four bosses of the raid. The first of these will be Varimathras, who will have a very Maiden-esque progression to him, where once we defeat the one mechanic, the boss just dies.
It's been awhile! But, we've finally gotten over this tier's first "wall" boss. Imonar proved difficult at first, but once people got enough exposure on the fight and we fine-tuned our strategy, he finally fell last week. Props to everyone who helped with this encounter. We now push into the back half into the raid, with a few "less difficult" bosses ahead of us before running into the final Big 3.
Up next is Kin'garoth, which we've already started work on and hope to down soon.
In other news, timewalking Ulduar came out this past week! We went in with a group of raiders, casuals, and a couple of alts to clear out the place. We didn't really do any hardmodes, but still had fun nonetheless. Thanks to everyone who came along!
What a week we had. Not only did we only take 3 wipes to kill High Command, but we also killed Hasabel at the end of Tuesday night! Then on Thursday, it took us all night of adjusting our planning on the fight, but we took down Eonar as well! Big props to the portal team on Hasabel and everyone on Eonar for being in the right places at the right times to secure the kill.
Up next is our first real challenge of the raid tier; Imonar. His bridge phases are quite tricky to do quickly and will need practice. The enrage timer on the fight is not non-existent, so we have to make sure we're maximizing single target damage while also losing minimal people in bridge transitions. Let's keep up the momentum!