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Posted by: Spheric on 2010-01-30 18:22:45

We <3 Achievements

Achievements own. Looking forward to the Frostwing Halls - I really hope the Lich King encounter is tuned to be a challenge even in normal. I'm certain that heroics are going to be pretty rough at first but we're looking forward to the challenge.

We're also potentially recruiting 1 more healer - specifically a holy and/or disc priest. Please see our general forums post here for more information.

Posted by: Spheric on 2010-01-21 01:22:29

Healers vs DPS - Who can push the buttons harder?!

More content cleared, good times. I will say that the new fights were another welcome challenge, though it is a little disappointing that the primary source of difficulty is still healing. People get mad and blame everyone else - when the excuses stop and each person does their best individually, we rape. 5/15 attempts left on the Queen, not bad for noobs.

Edit: Just wanted to throw a note in here - apparently the vast majority of people that are beating this boss use the gimmick of letting one of the two vampires die (when the first person bites the second) and then brezing them to extend the soft enrage timer by a minute on the fight. We're certainly not above creative use of game mechanics, but just wanted to point out that we actually beat the regular, ~4 min soft enrage timer by 15-20 sec using 3 healers :)

Also, we continue to love achievements:

Posted by: Spheric on 2010-01-13 23:24:45

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.

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