Category: Ulduar


Fun times

We had a really good raid tonight, everyone was on the ball and doing their thing. We one shot everything except Hodir and called it after we killed Thorim.

The poor kiwis had daylisght savings,ย  which means they are 3 hours ahead for this week, so we have been calling raids early so as to not inconvenience them too much.ย  I don’t mind at all especially when we are having an awesome night. We cleared so much tonight.ย  We started at about 6.45 and got to Hodir trash by 7.50pm, so just under and hour and we only skipped Ignis.

Everyone was in pretty high spirits, which is helped by the fact we were doing content we know we can do. Ony was beginning to make us dread raiding I think.

So tomorrow night Freya and Mimron…we are so close on him – then only 2 bosses to go ๐Ÿ˜€ย  WOOT WOOT!!ย  heheh

I really do love my guild, i know I bitch when we are having bad nights, but we all do that.ย  I just can’t remember a time when I have had so much fun with people, consistently.

I really think, these guys are the reason I have been playing as long as I have. They are just fun to be around and they really do have me in stitches sometimes, but the upside is most of them can actually play as well ๐Ÿ˜€

One ofย  the people who doesn’t raid with us anymore because we always had bad nights when they were in the run with us…lol no coincidence I assure you….decided to run with us tonight and they were rather impressed with how good we were going, and as I said to them – they never saw us on our normal nights, they saw us on new bosses – wiping over and over again, which is part of the game.

Anyway I am feeling strangely satisfied with tonight and in a very good mood ๐Ÿ˜€ย  eheh

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spanking along

So the other day I wrote about how my guys are impressing me…they did it again with a take down of Ignis ๐Ÿ™‚

We had maybe 6 attempts in total on him and we got him.ย  We had always avoided him simply because we failed miserably every time we did try him, so we decided to leave him for a little while ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Which was obviously a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

We are having a little trouble on Thorim even though we have gotten him down already – each night just seems to be a little off kilter for us on him…but we shall prevail ๐Ÿ˜€ย  We have used the raid lock out this week in the hopes of getting some extra shots in on Freya and Thorim this week – espeically since we have killed ignis now we are hooning along.

Only 3 more bosses to go – the hardest I know…but 3 more to go.

We are also going in on monday to have a look at the new instance coliseum, some have been pugging it already so will be nice to have the experience…the rest of us nubcakes will be freaking out at the fights – they sound sooo complicated ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all a very exicting couple of days for the guild ๐Ÿ™‚

Freya…nicely done

So we got Freya down, i missed the raid and was listening on via vents and an alt ๐Ÿ˜€ย  But was really good, the guys were working together, communicating, throwing ideas back and forth…was excellent to hear :dย  I am very very proud of them.

She is a complex fight and I was really concerned we would stuck on her for a while…which is not the case, now we just need to ensure we can repeat the performance ๐Ÿ™‚

I am proud of my guys, I asked for some extra from each and every one of them and they seem to be delivering ๐Ÿ™‚

Thorim Strat

So we have figured that either 2 hunters or a hunter and a melee down the gauntlet works really well for us, and also 2 tanks in the arena seems to be the winner for us. I know it reduced a DPS, but in all honesty, I think 2 tanks is more important in keeping people alive.

There really isn’t much else to the strat, once he comes down we just get everyone to move out of the orbs and kick his butt.ย 

Our first killing of him we did with about 1.5 minutes to spare, so we did have some wiggle room which was nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Thorim DOWN!!

So we squished the big pansy tonight!

We had a full group with the best of our guys online and it took us a few attempts but we did it.ย  We had a funny run of it actually, as one attempt the ganutlet woudl do awesome and the arena would suck, but then the next attempt it woudl switch…so we were just building to having the perfect run for both groups ๐Ÿ˜€

We then went and smacked Hodir for the week, took us 3 attempts i think, but not entirely unusual for us, we are not quite one shotting him yet.

Tank got a new headpiece, and some DPS got some upgrades.ย  All in all a very good night ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

We went and had a look at Mmiron for some giggles ๐Ÿ˜€ย  and to ride the tram, was cool to see that area, so not sure about him or Freya and which is easier, but we canm work on them both now and hope we get them down.

But YAY!!ย  Only a few more bosses to go in Ulduar ๐Ÿ˜€

Ulduar last night :D

Had a great night in ulduar last night, was awesome, we one shot every boss except Ignis (we skip him).

FL, razor, XT, IC, Kolo and Auri.ย  All one shot and perfect attempts. Very few deaths and was sexy!

I got a new ring off IC, which was a fair upgrade :dย  I also got a new cloak in the heroic ToC we ran after the raid. I am trying to get the boots which the Black KNight drops…they are super sexy!!

We called it fairly early last night as our tank had to leave and we had no one else online to switch in to replace him.ย  Although we were short a few people, this week, and is not the norm.

I think most people were happy to call it early condsidering how well we had done. Tongiht we will smack Hodir on the rump and have a play on Thorim – see if we can’t get the hang of that fight as well ๐Ÿ˜€

I am happy with my few peices of upgrades though ๐Ÿ˜€ย  If I can just replace my boots, I was going to get some crafted but Muze suggested I look for boot sin H ToC and he was right there is a very smexy pair in there ๐Ÿ˜€

I also have 51 conquests badges, so will look at running some heroics perhaps Tuesday night to get that number up. I have a nice helm from ulduar, but woudl like to perhaps change my legs and gloves.

Ulduar and gear:D

So last night in Ulduar, we did really well.ย ย  We one shot Auri and her mental pussy cats with one healer and DPS down from the start of the fight, we almost one shot Hodir (we had a false start) and we had a false start on the Iron Council, but that was due to some miscommunication more than anything ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Aside from that though, we didn’t lose anyone on the fights, we did them perfectly.

We trundled up to Thorim after the 9.00pm break and had a few smashes on him, the gauntlet group got to the second mini boss before death ensued, which for our first time on him, was pretty good I think.ย  Thorim will not be all that hard once we get the hang of it and sort out the groups properly ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

I scored a new helm from Hodir(?) and a new wrist from Iron Council, I have to get them gemmed and chnated tonight.

I think I have to change back to FFB, as my hit is just not high enough to support a TOTW/Fire spec, so my DPS is kind of shitful at the moment, even after regemming everything last night to the epic gems with +23 spell power, I wasn’t hitting 3k DPS.ย  So I will do thast tonight and keep collecting my hit gear for the totw spec. Apprently FFB is still competitve for DPS, so I might just go back to that spec and deal with the slightly lower DPS, but much improved on what I am now.ย  If that makes sense.ย  I can basically drop a fair bit of hit if I go back to FFB and amp it up with crit/spell power.

We decided not to raid lockout this week, simply because on Wednesday we figure we can clear almost everything we cleared this week, last Wednesday was bad due to patches and changed fights etc, so this week should be a smash fest after the maintenance.

What a wow!!

SO last night after a week with no raids the guys were just superb ๐Ÿ˜€

After three weeks of constant wiping on Hodir – we got him on attempt number 2 – our second Hodir kill!! ย Very exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We one shot everything else and then went and had a play on the Iron Council, we are so close on that front, except I think at the end of the night after such a high from Hodir, people were starting to fade and not be on the ball…so tonight should be promising ๐Ÿ˜€ ย I am wanting to go to Thorim after Iron Council now instead of Freya, as Thorim sounds doable whereas Freya just scares the crap out of me to be honest, she sounds like a hell of a lot of work and so much going on….ARGGGHHH…I am not entirely sure we have a group that will succeed, but I guess we can only succeed if we try right?

I banned the use of recount/WWS stats from the guild as well last week in an effort to promote killing bosses and NOT personal DPS….as I said in my post to the guild, it doesn’t matter if you do 16k DPS….if the boss is up or you are dead, it has basically accounted to zero DPS….I wonder if it just a coincidence that the next week we raid after that announcement we one shot everything and 2 shot Hodir? ย perhaps it was just a coincidence, but I can’t help thinking perhaps people were watching what they were doing and not where they sat on any meters…..

I know we used to push for people to do a certain amount of DPS, but that was more the game requiring more…so we did push them to watch their output and improve it, but I think that has just made it worse for everyone involved.

So we shall see, if the next few weeks end up much the same as this week with good clean kills and better group movement, then perhaps it was the right decision. It was not a permanent ban, some people did get angry with me for banning them, most though have made no comment to me yet, so if everything falls to shit again once the ban is over it will be an interesting little experiment ๐Ÿ˜€

Iron Council Strat

So far the best strat that has worked for us, is having our MT grab Steelbreaker and tank him near the front door, and an OT picking up Morogrim (or whatever his name is) and tanking him to the left hand side of the room. (Left hand as you are looking at them). ย We don’t even worry about a tank on Brundir until after Steelbreaker is down.

Basically we pop heroism as soon as possible on Steelbreaker so we can get him down faster. We have one healer on Morogrim Tank and 1.5 on the Steelbreaker tank. ย We send out .5 tank healer to help on Moro just as Steelbreaker is dying – approx 10% as the tank on Moro ends up taking more. ย We all race over to Moro, with the Steelbreaker tank going and picking up Brunir.

Our last good attempts we got Brundir to about 50% before we just had too few alive.

The Runes of Death lived up to their name and just kept killing people.

Seems to work well for us, just hoping we can get some good practice in as I think this is a winner.

Hodir Strat

So basically our Hodir Strat is to remove all the NPC’s from the iceblocks – every time the flash freeze happens…get them out – starting with the mage of course ๐Ÿ˜€

We tank him in the centre of the circle on the ground and try and keep him as still as possible, so we don’t have to move around as much. ย We don’t use a frost tank, and we don’t tank him up the back of the room.

Avoid the runes and priest for Mass dispel is super awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ ย We also don’t generally worry about the moonbeams very much and we focus more on the toasty fires.

Sounds easy on paper, much harder in practice ๐Ÿ˜€ ย It works for us ๐Ÿ™‚