Syrio on 05.24.2009
Despite our most valiant efforts, we were't able to make it three weeks in a row of 3:01 kills.
Syrio on 05.18.2009
I can't say I'm terribly fond of fights that rely heavily on timer usage to keep tanks alive, and this one is right up there. There seem to be competing ways to complete it: either stack DPS to beat the large buff stack on the boss, or stack timer-bearing heals to keep tanks up. Our kill ended up being a little messy but it feels very repeatable, and as the night went on people got a lot better at avoiding the supposedly-unavoidable insta-kill damage. Who'd have thought? Now that the "easy" watchers are out of the way, it's time to really buckle down for Freya and Mimiron.
Syrio on 05.13.2009
The real trick to this fight was finding the exact thirty-minute period during which the server is not lagged to heck, and our raiders are neither at work nor asleep. Succeed at that, and the loot was ours!
Syrio on 04.23.2009
Ulduar cleared, (almost) before any significant nerfs. It took us a day of attempts longer than we'd hoped, but a large part of that was me changing the strategy around too much and trying too many things last week. This is a really complex and well-designed fight, requiring a lot of coordination but not being too overly gear-dependant. I am a bit sad to know that, based on our experience, Blizzard will probably nerf this into oblivion in the near future. Now we have what looks to be an incredibly challenging hard mode waiting for us.
Syrio on 04.19.2009
True story: we wiped to the trash for this boss more than the boss itself. Is that good or bad?