And Then There Was One...

Mookaduka o posted Apr 23, 18

It's been a tough 4-5 weeks.  We missed Viperx for two weeks due to travel, and one of our Affliction Warlocks (Torag) wasn't able to raid for a week for the same reason.  After changing our strategy a thousand times due to group comps and optimizing damage output, and Melisan writing a literal novel on the Mythic Aggramar forum thread (if you don't believe me go read it), all the pieces finally came together this past Saturday where we not only killed Aggramar, but cleanly killed him.  We only had a few deaths during the encounter, and they were all covered by battle rezzes.  It was a kill to remember, and put us one step closer towards our final goal; defeating Argus.  

I want to say thanks to the entire raid team for sticking through this boss, as we haven't struggled this much on an encounter since Mythic Mannoroth in HFC.  I also want to say in particular thanks to Melisan for running the show on add management for the fight.  He made that fight happen, and without him, we'd still be trying to land Phase 2 correctly.  So thank you, Melisan, you were truly the irreplaceable man for that kill.

Tanks: Astaroth, Melisan, Viperx

Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh, Womps

Melee: Dhays, Dkthemaximus, Exquizet, Intoodeep, Widdleton

Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Farewell, Mookaduka, Rainashota, Rhale, Torag

We now stand at the foot of our greatest challenge; Argus.  It takes on average 400 pulls for a guild to take him down.  We have some players coming up that will be out for various periods of time.  Luckily, they shouldn't overlap enough to where it should affect too much, and we have the roster depth to take the hits when they occur. 

I need everyone's full 100% on this boss if we want to take him down.  We've been here in a similar situation and faltered.  I need everyone to show up to raid on time, look specifically where they can improve their DPS on the fight, understand how each mechanic works, etc.  If we give this fight our all, we can get realm first and bring this titan down before Battle for Azeroth hits.  We have the tools, we have the player power.  Let's do this.


Mesiia This is potentially the last 'server first' raid achievement (subject to change, but still). One time.

It's about that time of the expansion again. I'll just leave this here...

Intoodeep Excellent work, as always

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.). 

Tanks: Astaroth, Melisan

Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh

Melee: Bellasaer, Coldspace, Dhays, Intoodeep, Widdleton

Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Exquizet, Farewell, Mesiia, Mookaduka, Rainashota, Rhale, Torag

Tanks: Astaroth, Viperx

Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh

Melee: Coldspace, Dhays, Exquizet, Intoodeep, Melisan, Widdleton, Womps

Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Farewell, Mesiia, Mookaduka, Rainashota, Torag

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.

Tanks: Astaroth, Viperx

Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Muros, Ninh

Melee: Coldspace, Dhays, Exquizet, Intoodeep, Melisan, Widdleton, Womps

Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Farewell, Mesiia, Mookaduka, Torag

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.  

We push forward.


Into the Breach!

Mookaduka o posted Feb 21, 18

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.

Tank: Astaroth, Viperx

Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh, Womps, Yeetawh

Melee: Bellasaer, Coldspace, Dhays, Exquizet, Melisan, Widdleton

Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Farewell, Mesiia, Mookaduka, Torag

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!