You probably wondered why I haven’t posted about World of Warcraft in a while. The simple truth is that my motivation has been steadily declining with the lack of updates and content. Just do the math, from November ’11 to Sept’12 that is 10 months and fees without new content …
While we defeated the heroic version of Conclave of Wind, the first encounter in Throne of the Four Winds, a few resets ago I did not have a video of the kill. This reset I made up for that and got something nice for you to watch.
A steep learning curve that felt like a 10 km mountain on our heads, mostly caused by what felt like 1000 disconnects and 20-23 player progression we finally got the fabulous 25 for some decent tries together. Fortunately I happened to fraps the show for you!
This summer wasn’t particulalry nice to us 😀 Soccer World Championship, hot hot summer, vacation, unstable realm Ravencrest – Ravencrest locked down each day during prime time for a couple of hours for 1.5 months, which made progressive raiding impossible. But last night we finally had a full team and downed Halion.
After what felt like and endless amount of tries and many many 3-8% wipes, we finally got Sindragosa on heroic mode with the last possible try (2/35). You can’t possibly feel the weight that fell off our shoulders and the tension that built up during the last 2 minutes of this fight. As you can easily see here the fight was a pretty close call at the end, about to hit the enrage timer and a tank death during the fight. Fortunately we made it anyhow!
So we finally did a Tribute to Insanity today, Trial of the Grand Crusader without any wipes and 50 tries remaining! The Anub’arak fight becomes so very tense at this point, because any mistake can mess things up and cause a wipe. Personally I am not a fan of this limited tries per boss strategy, due to the extreme delays it may cause to wait for cooldowns and, which is even worse, the huge frustration that comes with a wipe. Not like Ravencrest is a particular stable Realm, but we have many players with random disconnects here and there, especially hunters and rogues which have the particular important job of misdirecting adds to the tanks. A little disconnect may cause a wipe and ruin Insanity. In the end you are never happy that you killed Anub in 49 tries, which is still better than most guilds manage. Instead you are insanely frustrated by a mistake. Imo Blizzard should think this over and find more suitable ways to create challenges. For some reason I forgot to take a Screenshot of this, but here is the WoL Log:
We almost forgot about Alone in the Darkness and decided to give it a try again. It turned out to be still somewhat challenging and we almost made it in a clean kill! Doh, I lost the Roll on Mimiron’s Head, but there is always another try! Anyway Gz to <Borked> for Alone in the Darkness! Without the help of any Watchers! Edit: I found it quite funny, but here is a picture fo our second kill: As you can see it was another flawless kill! But who cares as long as the Boss is down!
Borked Guild did it again! It finally payed off polishing our tactics on Anub’arak, final boss in the Trial of the Grand Crusader. We were consistently bringing him into Phase 3 and got on our first kill “A Tribute to Skill” with 35 tries remaining last Monday. Now we even managed to improve our success and got “A Tribute to Mad Skill”, by killing the ugly bug with 48 tries remaining. Too bad that we had two stupid wipes before, but that leaves room for progress next reset! Really well done Borked! Here is a Screenshot of our damagemeter: P.S.: If you happen to be an experienced and skilled Holy Paladin or Rogue you might like to head to borked.eu and send in an application!