It's been a long time since I've made a progression update post. Frankly, the past couple months just haven't been a high period for the guild as the attendance boss has made progression quite turbulent from night to night. But that's okay, as that's always going to happen at certain points every expansion. Despite the odds, we have managed still make a dent in progression to finish off the raid tier once again tied for first in progression on the server. Most recently, we downed Maiden of Vigilance on Mythic difficulty after 183 pulls. Something finally clicked last week with the raid team, and we began consistently getting to the 40% mark pull after pull before we finally broke through and pushed the boss to 9% on a pull. After that, we were able to finally take the boss down and breathe a sigh of relief (Unfortunately in my infinite wisdom, I forgot to take the loot off personal loot prior to us killing it). The raid team deserves a lot of credit for sticking it through this encounter, as for several nights in a row, it didn't feel like much progression was being made. Pull after pull we would wipe the first 20-35 seconds into the encounter. We finally got the dance right, though. Well done, everyone!
Tanks: Astaroth, Viperx
Healers: Darkerworg, Exquizet, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh
Melee: Dhays, Dkthemaximus, Duality, Intek, Melisan, Ragazza, Widdleton
Ranged: Elycee, Farewell, Mookaduka, Portal (Rhale), Rainashota, Torag
Going farther back, we managed to down Mythic Mistress Sassz'ine back in October. This fight felt very awkward at times, but we were finally able to down it once a proper balance of obeying mechanics and use of the Bufferfish was nailed down. We also had to down this fight without Astaroth around, which made the progression all the more unusual. Big props to Melisan for stepping up as tank to take down this fight.
Tanks: Melisan, Viperx
Healers: Ailylia, Faellx, Mortis, Ninh
Melee: Dkthemaximus, Duality, Intek, Ragazza, Rivaille, Widdleton
Ranged: Darkerworg, Elycee, Exquizet, Farewell, Mookaduka, Rainashota, Rhale, Torag
I want to thank the entire raid team for sticking through the past couple months, as I know sometimes raiding isn't easy. We will be seeing some old faces return to the team to help us take down Antorus. Intoodeep and Dushift both plan to make returns, with a couple more in discussion. We also bid farewell to Duality, as he will not be joining us for the Antorus raid, as he wishes to take the rest of the expansion off. We will welcome you back to the raid team if you ever wish to return, Duality. Thank you for sticking out the latter part of Tomb of Sargeras with us.
Next week, we will be diving into Antorus for the first time. Be prepared to be in this raid for the rest of the expansion. We hope to have Heroic cleared prior to the holidays, with Mythic being started at the latest the first week of January. Raiders, please read up on the bosses in the Raiding Forum here on the guild site, and post your desired tier pieces and relics in the proper thread in the Raiding Forum as well.
See everyone in Antorus, and Happy Thanksgiving!