Archive for December, 2010
Introduction by Meryam:
The Cataclysmic craziness has begun…
And the world will never be the same. Deathwing’s burning rage has settled upon Azeroth, replacing Arthas’ bitter cold wrath.
As Azeroth trembles and transforms, the heroes of The Hungering Cold are seen preparing. They gather resources, polish their gear and sharpen their weapons, to ready themselves against a challenge they have never faced before.
Champions, the road ahead of us will be difficult. The path will be long and arduous, and our journey has only just started.
But we will march together, like we always have. We will face everything, and anything, that gets thrown our way. We will shatter any wall, any creature. Immortal or human, it matters not.
We will not give up, that is not for us, not in our world, for the harder it gets, the more determined we will be, the more hopeless it will feel, the more dedicated we will become, and if we get lost, we will find our way. That is the spirit of The Hungering Cold.
In the end, we will stand tall and proud. We will stand victorious, together.
Deathwing, all your glory are belong to us!
At the beginning of the last expansion, THC was a small guild with big goals, and we definitely met those goals (and then some). Now, we’ve started Cataclysm with a full roster of keen, like-minded players who enjoy raiding together and overcoming all challenges presented to us. I think most of us have been playing insane amounts over the last week or two, but I’ll take a breather to recap the start of the new progression and the impression I get.
After nearly an hour waiting to get onto the server, a lot of us were keen to level as fast as humanly possible, going for those Realm First achievements. Many of those who really went for this had tried beta, so we’d already seen the amazing quest content that Blizzard had prepared for us. The new zones and their mostly linear progression seem to divide people’s opinions – while some enjoy the storyline-based content, others feel the exploration and the freedom in questing has been lost. What we can all agree on, however, is that Gnomebliteration is awesome.
So, our team of mad levellers tried their hardest to go for Realm Firsts, however unfortunately a few of us were thwarted by a handful of Alliance who had managed to get onto the server 30-40 minutes before us. In a timeframe of 14 hours, that really counted, so we lost Realm First Hunter, Paladin and Warrior by a few painful minutes. However THC managed to snag a few of those unique Feats of Strength, Stoke reclaiming his Realm First Death Knight achievement, with myself nabbing first Rogue a few minutes later. On the profession front, our moving paladin Lythena managed to become the first Enchanter on the realm to reach the 525 cap, with help from guildies that were willing to send him greens. Awesome work guys, and bad luck to those who missed out by a tiny margin.
Not all of us were ‘that’ bothered with being so fast, most wanting to enjoy the content at a leisurely pace, but as a whole we were ready for heroics and raiding in stupendous time. Heroics were going on by the evening of the 7th, and a good 3 heroic groups were going the night after. One thing that can be said about early Cataclysm progression is that it is definitely more involved and challenging. The difficulty curve already seems far steeper than Wrath’s heroics, especially for healers. But that didn’t stop us, and by Friday, we’d assembled enough level 85s to go 2-shot Brutall- I MEAN Argaloth in Baradin Hold. We followed this up with a great raid on Sunday, taking down 3 bosses in Blackwing Descent, only to disenchant 2 of our first 15 loots. Typical!
So we’re already on track to steady raiding again, and I hope we can ultimately have as good a time in Cataclysm as we did through Wrath of the Lich King.
You guys rock!