Syrio on 02.17.2009
Black Proto-Drakes for all! Getting this done was sort of a foregone conclusion as we saved the "easiest" (or perhaps, most tedious) achievements for the end, the 20-man set. Our first group got it tonight and the other group will get it tomorrow night. Congrats to all, now it's time to twiddle our thumbs until Ulduar. And yes, this screenshot is pretty bad; just like most of our wipes/arguments/bad DPS, a good policy is just to: blame Syrio.
It should be noted that the real epic achievement here was watching and waiting for Truevision to try to get a killing blow on a Scion in phase two. Our raid paid the price...at least twice. Oh, the humanity!
Syrio on 02.11.2009
I failed at taking a screenshot of 6-minute Malygos, but these were the last two we needed as a guild. As always congrats to everybody involved, and many thanks to those who sat on the sidelines, I know this was a hard one to miss. Next week: a repeat performance!
The moment of truth.
Syrio on 01.10.2009
It's been awhile now since we've posted anything in this space, mainly because it didn't seem like very much of the Wrath content was that noteworthy. For the most part we leveled a bit slower than others on our server (except for Tatsuo, who beat everybody), and we've taken it relatively easy in the great race to farm as much content as possible. Tonight, we polished off the last "new" encounter in Wrath: 10-man Sartharion with all three drakes alive. This was easily the most difficult fight in the expansion pack, requiring everybody to perform at a high level for the duration of the encounter, similar to some of the best that we saw in pre-3.0 Sunwell. My only complaint is that this was only a 10-person encounter, meaning most of our team had to sit on the sidelines and watch us learn it—something that Blizzard hopefully addresses in the next instance.
For those who weren't in our non-heroic Sartharion kill, they did get to participate in the full 25-player version awhile ago; congrats Orellon on the first fancy mount from it. This too was a fun encounter, although quite a bit more forgiving than the non-heroic version.
What is there to do when you're all out of content? These days, go for crazy achievements, it looks like (well, that and make fun of my UI). From now until the next content patch, we'll be working on getting everybody their Glory meta-achievements. Wish us luck, and see you in Ulduar!
Syrio on 10.19.2008
It's certainly been a long, strange trip, as they say, but we closed out Sunwell and The Burning Crusade tonight. It was somewhat sad to see Kil'jaeden in this form after making a few attempts on him pre-nerf, although at least the fight remained largely unchanged—just a whole lot more forgiving. I have no doubt we would have handled it well before the content nerf, but at the same time it's nice to be able to take a break for a bit. We've come a long way in less than a year, clearing all of SSC, TK, Hyjal, BT, and now Sunwell since we formed last November, and now we look forward to what's next. See you all in Wrath!
Syrio on 10.09.2008
With time winding down before the latest content nerf, we buckled down—barely filling raids most nights—and managed to pull it off. Many thanks to everybody who stuck it out through so many called-off raids, shorthanded pulls, and burnt consumables. Here's looking forward to a (sadly nerfed) Kil'jaeden!