Icecrown Citadel: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ooze
In the interest of keeping the front page at least somewhat up-to-date, here is an update.
So far I've enjoyed pretty much everything about ICC - the first 4 bosses were kind of a pushover but still some interesting mechanics (lolvehicleslol). I was glad to see that the new wing had something of a learning curve, even in 10 man, and while it's frustrating to wipe without seemingly making much progress like we did last week, it clearly helped us get the fight mechanics down. Also, have a look at just how much crap we have on the ground during our raids:
What a difference a week makes; from wiping at ~45-50% each attempt and not making much progress to coming in and plowing him straight away without having ever seen phase 3. A couple of strategy adjustments (and the moral boost of repeating Insanity in ToGC before the ICC raid) definitely helped, but really I think people were just not playing well last week and came back this week with a much greater understanding of the mechanics.
We've been making progress on the meta achievements as we go, and I'm pleased that we're more or less keeping up with the pace of new content. We decided to do Festergut and Rotface on Tuesday this week in order to have a fresh run at Putricide tonight, which helped, but it also means that trying to do achievements on Lag'Thuzad when we raid on Tuesdays is just too much frustration to be worthwhile. We'll bang out the Fester and Rot achievements next week but I'm thinking we'll hold off on Putricide's meta for a while since he shares the attempt pool with the upcoming bosses.