Garrosh is deadedededed

Garrosh is beaten…unfortunately not dead though. He was needed in the WoD lore, so we let him go.
And here's our proof of one unconscious Horde leader:



Congrats all, that was a job well done!

This is a good moment to talk about the content of 5.x in general, which for this guild was very emotional. We lost some core raiders due to their work commitments/rage/boredom, we had to leave a dead server in order to be able to progress. Finally, we moved to Sylvanas and tried to make it our new home.
I'm sure everyone in this guild has their own opinion of that whole process, for me it was a good learning experience. Not to have too high expectations, not to be sad when people don't care, not to try and do everything myself. Well, I must say I learnt a lot and I think I enjoy it as it is now! Although more active players outside of raid brackets would bring back some good memories :)

As for the raiding instance, it was well made. We were wondering with Ava the other day, what exactly is that first part before we land in Orgrimmar itself… is it some kind of sha-infested portal to the siege? well, all we now is that the instance is very nicely looking, with good scenery that actually makes sense (oh, Ulduar! how we miss you!)

The bosses… from an OP healer's point of view: boring. ofc there are some that I myself had real troubles with mastering the tactics for (blackfuse gotohell), but in general, I was usually occupied with topping metres/interrupting/jumping than the healing itself… it's not fun when you're that buffed. I finally know what the druids have been feeling since…always. And I don't like it :D


As for the future, we are going to focus 2 nights a week on heroic modes, then try to clear as much as we can on normal for remaining loot. All raiders are expected to take part in both heroic and normal days, BUT we have decided to let some alts in under a few circumstances. The situation now has been like that:

Rules
On progression bosses we invite mains only (unless it is impossible to make run). If there are still progression bosses in current tier raid, we invite mains only for farm bosses too (to kill all needed bosses as fast as possible to have more time on progression boss). Progression boss is the one we haven't killed yet. When it has been killed, it is on farm status.

We decided to invite alts of raiders under the following rules:

1. Your main has to be fully geared and you basically don't need anything anymore from normal modes.
2. Your main has been mastered by you completely, and you don't need more practice on it for now.
3. You have to be skilled on your alt, geared and enchanted properly.

If you fail on your alt, you will be asked to switch to the main so that we don't waste mains' time on you.

And now you may wonder, so what about the loot? Can I come with my imba alt and steal all your goodies? Well, we have answer for that in the rules as well:

Loot Rules
Rolling: main spec > offspec > alts. If you are invited on an alt char to a progression raid that toon is your main for this evening. If you are invited with your offspec, you can choose spec (main or offspec) you will be rolling for at start of the raid.

So, no, you will not be stealign mains' loot, but there is a chance you will get gear anyway :)

And last thing, even though our rules say the ratio between alts and mains on farm nights can be 50:50, we still haven't decided if it's not too high, and we will be making our decisions accordingly while we form the raiding group.

In order to be invited to a run with your alt, you need to REPLY IN THE APPROPRIATE EVENT ON THE FORUMS saying you'd be interested in bringing character X. No whispers during invites, no whispers about that after wipes. Take care of it before the raid, or don't bother.

So…bring it on!


11 comments

 
  • As for the future, we are going to focus 2 nights a week on heroic modes, then try to clear as much as we can on normal for remaining loot. All raiders are expected to take part in both heroic and normal days
    Boooo

     
     
  • No point in boo-ing. Based on our experience from previous tiers, we always used to hit roadblocks which could be easily resolved by getting missing upgrades from normal modes. If we one shot all bosses on those two nights, then I'm gonna be amazed by our skills and also will try to persuade everyone to spend 3rd night on HC.

    To not divert the news too much, if you want to discuss this more, please start a thread on the forum.

     
     
  • Ava-whip!

    I guess everyone else didn't manage to read the whole crit wall…well, you wanted NEWS :D

     
     
  • Boooooooooo

     
     
  • lol rules are news now? ha :P

    I am not online a lot at the moment, I think I am feeling a little burnt out with real life, late nights & game. I am not planning to quit, I just don't have the drive to log on at the moment hence my sudden lack of logging on. I won't miss raids ofc and I am sure with a little less game time my interest will re perk again soon ;)

    btw - I really enjoyed healing SOo fights ;) Even if I had some obstacles towards my class, I found it quite challenging and a majority of the fights were not rollface for the first kills. Just after a few kills it gets lame because it becomes routine once you have practiced the fight and gear has improved. But the first encounters was pretty awesome, what we hsould do is clear sooner or save more lockouts so we don't rinse and repeat to much. I know gear helps in the long run, but we could have done a few lock outs sooner imo Next tier might be worth considering once half the instance is cleared start to use lock out and do fresh start every 2 weeks or something.

     
     
  • Yes, that would be a great option. if we had an alt/person who's saved to half the instance every week :D

     
     
  • If we can 9man it my priest on my other account can be that person.. I can extend the lockout on the priest every week.

    I ask my roommate to play it.. So 9 and a quarter man..

    Or if we have two other tanks I can log my Mage or Druid I don't do anything with them.

     
     
  • I don't think you would even have to be so complicated. You do a normal raid week, the following week extend & carry on. Then start again the following week.

    When I said half the instance I meant we could start with extending every two weeks when we have progressed about half the instance, giving a quick boost gear wise and time for the raid group to start playing well together, no point extending when it takes us a week (IF) to kill just 2 bosses.

     
     
  • I thought Mai was suggesting we do the first couple of HC then use the lockout skip to say Thok to finish up and kill the later bosses for nabs

    Doing This will require an alt

     
     
  • Aha Okay. I was referring to next Xpac.

    Kresnica
    Next tier might be worth considering once half the instance is cleared start to use lock out and do fresh start every 2 weeks or something.


     
     
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