Tier 13 (Archive)

Tier 13 (Archive)

Postby Zastaph » 10 Sep 2013, 16:03

Madness of Deathwing - Heroic 25 (8/8)

We've now completed all of the Dragonsoul content. Having saved Azeroth fully and finally from many giant tentacles and a very large head!

We'll be relaxing a little in the coming months while we await the Mists of Pandaria expansion, clearing DS heroic each reset and filling out some random missing achievements for our raiders.

Madness Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Spine of Deathwing - Heroic 25 (7/8)

We've been working on this encounter for a while now. It's arguably the toughest encounter in Dragonsoul by a significant margin. Annoyingly there are several elements of the fight that 'require' certain class / specs to be present. Due to various holiday's we've had quite a few key-role players away for a while which delayed our progress.

In tonight's raid we had several alt/offspec players covering some of the needed roles. On our 'warm-up' pull at the very beginning of the evening while still demonstrating positioning and various strat elements we 'accidentally' turned things into a kill :P

Congratulations to all present and thanks to all for their continued dedication in defeating this encounter.

Spine Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Warmaster Blackhorn - Heroic 25 (6/8)

We had spent a little time looking at this guy before our RL meet-up in Amsterdam and had most of the strategy worked out. There were two persistent bugs plagueing us however:

  • Fake Fire that vanishes when players run over it; not dealing damage
  • Broken Phase 2 relentless spreading fire covering the entire ship and making things unmanageable.

Fresh back from a great trip to Amsterdam we figured out that toggling difficulty back to Normal and then Heroic fixed the second bug (which usually happens on a random attempt but persists for all future attempts) and allowed us to kill Blackhorn with relative ease.

Blackhorn Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Ultraxion - Heroic 25 (5/8)

For the most part this one wasn't overly complicated, a decent DPS / Healing / 'Tard check requiring a decent raid composition. 40ish attempts in we had a near perfect attempt, 5 mins 49 seconds and he exploded - just before we did :P Thanks to all who contributed to progress here and congratulations.

We'll be taking a short break probably from heroic progression due to a RL guild meet-up in Amsterdam before we push at Warmaster Blackhorn.

Ultraxion Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Yor'sahj - Heroic 25 (4/8)

This encounter felt more manageable from the outset than Zon'ozz did - given all the bugs we were contending with there. Nevertheless this was still quite a challenge on all-fronts. Thanks to a heroic effort (particularly on the part of our healers) this one went down within a few raid nights.

Yor'sahj Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Legendary Daggers (Realm First)

Congratulations to Fragie on receiving the realm's first Legendary daggers!

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Warlord Zon'ozz - Heroic 25 (3/8 - Realm First)

Getting the balance right for this one was pretty tricky. A nicely tuned encounter and very punishing at times. It's also a pity it still contains a number of bugs relating to Void of the Unmaking. I think next time we meet this guy we'll use a bubble-taunt at the end :) Thanks to all who participated in progress on this one for their patience and hard-work.

Zon'ozz Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Hagara - Heroic 25 (2/8 - Realm First)

Week three of Dragonsoul raiding we decided to skip a bit to Hagara next given some obvious initial tuning problems with Yor'sahj and Zon'ozz in 25 man vs 10 man. We opted for a no-exploit approach to this (despite what the majority of guilds seem to be doing on this one). It's a fairly well-tuned encounter, our (clean) kill came at the moment she enraged. Good work by all involved.

We'll be taking a break for the next two weeks for Christmas / New Years before Heroic progress resumes (Zon'ozz next probably).

Hagara Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Morchok - Heroic 25 (1/8 - Realm First)

We had our first look at heroic Morchok this reset. We had a few minor difficulties with some healer connections but got it together in the end and had a smooth clean kill. Hopefully we can get another one down pre-Christmas holidays - despite Zang's new tanking role :)

Morchok Heroic, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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Madness of Deathwing - Normal 25 (8/8 - Realm First)

So, patch 4.3 hit this week and for the most part it's been a smooth raiding experience (we had one night where we were locked out of the raid for 45 minutes but besides that no problem). We've now cleared all the Normal modes and are eagerly anticipating a little bit of heroic progress there before the Christmas silly-season starts.

Madness of Deathwing Normal, Kill-Shot (Click to Enlarge)

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