Archive for May, 2010
Through awesome dedication, blood and sweat and tears, we have pushed our way through the hard modes in Icecrown Citadel. The raiding team has done an amazing job adjusting to all the new fights, and most hard mode encounters have been going down the same week we decided to go for them. Some was easy; Festergut, Rotface and Dreamwalker gave us little problems, while others such as Sindragosa, Putricide and Deathwhisper made us want to bash our keyboards to pieces.
We eventually managed to get all 11 bosses down, and looked upon the buffed up Arthas Menethil a few weeks ago. The theory think tank has been working hard ever since to come up with ways to counter this and that, and we have put serious pressure on the quantity of gold in the guild banks coffers – as it turns out, it costs a lot of gold to wipe that much.
Slowly, steadily, we push through the encounter, and as we conquer one phase, we run smack into a wall on the next. The more times we try the fight, the less panicky and more structured it becomes, until we weed out the silly mistakes and notice the critical points in the fight that wipes us. “Hard mode is hard” has never been more true, but with the dedication of our raiders and our leaders, we are making our way towards the kill.
It’s not over yet, Arthas! IT’S NOT OVER YET!