Archive for March, 2010
Ho ho ho, here it is, the second Hungering Blog movie. This time Stoke, Jinjiro and Argha talk about the new patch, our progress and many random things, paired with footage from one of our awesome nostalgia raids!
Yes poor Saurfang, his days of acting sour are over. We killed him on 25-man Heroic mode, now he can finally have a proper ceremony in Nagrand next to the pyres of his mother and ancestors… until the instance resets.
He went down on the second try! And that was quite a smooth kill sans the overagrro at the start. Poor Tya had to respec for just two tries while expecting at least two hours – Sorry Tya next time we will wipe some more to get you some time for your money.
Melees taunting adds and slowing them works great, the ranged will be able to take them down before they reach anyone, if you don’t do that there will be too many Mark of the Fallen Champions anyway. Bloodlust at 30% and zerging him down with some talented Divine Sacrifices helping to counter the last couple of marks and he went down quite fast.
And what is this? Conqueror’s Mark of Sanctification, really? Holy shiiit that’s a first! An actual Conqueror token, what is this world coming to?
Good job on the kill! You can see the movie of it right here.
It took us a couple of tries to get this down. Valithria takes a lot of damage so she needs to be healed even more than on normal mode, and the adds spawn faster and do more damage.
At first we tried to keep all the adds in the middle. This tactic didn’t really work as the Blazing Skeletons with their awesome AoE powers would just stand at the sides blowing up everything in the room, so instead we split into two groups which proved to work better. Quick dispels on the tanks are needed as the Abominations spew out some nasty stuff from their guts, the little zombies need to be kited so they don’t blow up into the tanks’ faces and the Archmages need interrupting as their Frostbolt Volleys drain mana.
It was a close call in the end, we barely made it. It all came down to the healers in the end as everyone had died and they quickly healed up the last 3% of the big green lazyass, then she wiped out the rest of the adds. Once again it wasn’t a very clean kill, but hey! It’s our first kill, and a kill is a kill.
More progress on 25-man heroic! On the first 25-man raid day of the week we managed to do the first wing including our on-farm-heroics in only 45 minutes, leaving us a lot of time to practice for our new goals, Heroic Blood Prince Council and Heroic Blood-Queen Lana’thel.
We had some nice tries on the princes but at some point some little mistakes would take us out. On the kill we did very good until a bunch of melee still running back from Prince Keleseth got smashed with an Empowered Shock Vortex. We decided to keep going as they were on pretty low health already and managed to take them down with only a couple of people alive.
Same goes for the queen, a lot of nice tries for practicing, a couple of bad tries as well. Little mistakes here and there until we got it perfect. If it weren’t for some deaths on the kill try she wouldn’t have enraged. Luckily we had our trusty iceblocking mage Vredens there to let the dots finish the job!
Every Wednesday we start the fresh lockout of the week with two or three 10-man groups to warm up for the 25-mans, and so far our 10-mans have been making some nice progress! While one group is now focusing on heroics only, we had the last group take out the Lich King on 10-man today unlocking heroics for all of our raiders on 10-man as well. No more annoying zone in bug for our raiders!
So far our 10-man heroic groups have managed to take out the entire first wing of together with the Crimson Halls, while in the Plague wing only Professor Putricide remains. The Frostwing Halls have so far not been touched, but that will change soon enough.
Let’s keep up our nice progress and we will have a full 10-man clear quite soon.