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Posted by: Hocken on 2006-07-29 21:23:36
Apparently, we can dance.



And thus begins the trail of tears....



Posted by: Hocken on 2006-07-29 00:28:44
Well I'm sort of embarassed we took an extra week to drop Thaddius, but I guess it's better late than never. After making 0 progress last week due to an excess of sucking (blaming the DotA crew), Thaddius is dead on our 2nd night of trying.

You'd think this fight would be easy. I mean, it is the most straightforward fight we've faced so far. There is no luck, you can't get "unlucky", it is 100% execution. If you wipe, it's because someone made a mistake. And there is so little room to make mistakes. In time, I think that this fight will proove to be one of the easiest in the zone.

Don't get me wrong, we have a very lag-free server and mostly good computers. I can only imagine what this fight is like for people who are on laggy servers. 2 seconds of lag or 1 person crashes usually ends up in everyone dying. The fight itself is designed perfectly, but it's too bad the technology behind it is keeping some people down.

Anyway, here's a movie (Priest point of view):

Thaddius Kill Movie

What's a Thaddius kill without everyone dying at the end? I'm pretty sure Trailmix pulled a muscle laughing after this happened.


Picture of Rithriaem IRL:


This kill would not have been possible without Schwa screaming at us on Ventrilo every time Polarity Shift was cast. MVP: Schwa.


Now we have some damage meters for anyone who likes to view these!

Patchwerk 7-19-06:


Patchwerk 7-26-06:


Thaddius 7-28-06:


That's all for today. Tomorrow, we learn to dance.

Posted by: Hocken on 2006-07-19 17:14:53
Many people first visited our website looking for strategies to kill Onyxia and Ragnaros. Try Googling for Onyxia or Ragnaros!

When less than 30 guilds world-wide had killed Onyxia (March '05), we decided to give it a try. This was before we even had 40 members in our guild. Pacifist and The Goon Squad combined forces and spent 4 nights in a row wiping for hours on end trying to figure out the fight. Remember, this was long before much information was available publicly about Onyxia.

We had a problem with people needing to get caught up on what our current strategy was. We were sick of explaining it to everyone over and over on a nightly basis. So I started compiling what we knew about the fight and what our strategy was into the first edition of the Onyxia guide. Eventually, we killed her, I polished off the guide with some fancy screenshots, post it on our website, and thousands of people have found it useful since then.

The Ragnaros guide was more of a side project that people were just bugging me to do. It gets about as many hits as the Onyxia guide these days, so I can only assume that people are finding it useful.

About 6 months ago I got an email from someone at BradyGames. They told me that a Dungeon/Instance guide was in the works and they were interested in using my Onyxia guide in their book. This sounded like a very rare opportunity, so I jumped on it. After a few weeks of formatting and editing the Onyxia guide to meet their requirements, it was ready to go. The Onyxia guide was going to be in print!

Then I offered to write a complete BWL guide. This was something I had sort of wanted to do and publish for free like the Onyxia/Ragnaros guides, but having the chance to write it for publication in a book was much more appealing.

After a month or so of work, the first revision of the BWL guide was ready to go. It went through many editing passes and came out to be a top notch BWL guide that covers everything about the instance and should help a lot of guilds by providing thorough, accurate information on every fight.

I also offered to write quick guides on all the outdoor dragons (Lethon, Emeriss, Taerar, and Ysondre), which you can find in the book.

Most importantly, I got the chance to edit the entire guide cover to cover. I can promise you that 99% of the information in this guide is correct, thorough, well presented, and top quality. I have read the entire thing and sincerely suggest picking it up if you have ever wanted a complete instance guide at your fingertips. It is a high quality publication.

SO GO BUY IT



If you have any questions on anything in this guide, I will be more than happy to help. Just make a post in our Public Chat Forum and someone will help you!

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