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Reflections: The ===::BOSS::=== edition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ailinea   
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 11:51
This past week...again, busy with the raiding.  But we've been taking new folks into Naxx so they can learn the fights and gear up, so it's always an interesting experience.

What to say?  The fights are becoming easier, even with the folks just stepping into the zone.  It definitely helps when you have a bunch of people who are now over-geared for 10-man, but the new-to-Naxx folks are holding their own.

So we blew through the zone there, and then got hung up on Sapphiron.  Considering some of the people were on their first week in Naxx, that wasn't a bad point to get hung up, and they should be proud of their work on the other bosses.  We couldn't figure out what was going "wrong" with our attempts on Sapph (although I can think of one or two attempts where we had some bad luck in ice block placement), so we took the "veteran" team in to clear him out and re-analyze what techniques work best and what we might have been doing wrong.  As you can expect, we got Sapph down, got a little more insight on him, then went to clear out the last two bosses.

Before I go any further, I have to explain the title of this entry.  According to Jez, someone on Twitter created rules for the Naxxramas Drinking Game.  For example: if you fall off the pipe going to Gluth, you get the ===::PIPEBOSS::=== championship belt in your guild info (right now, Canivoris bears that honor) and you are to finish your drink.  If you fall off the ledge while jumping to Thaddius, you get the ===::LEDGEBOSS::=== belt and must finish your drink.  We omitted the drinking part of the drinking game, but still have had some fun with the rules.

One of the rules is "If you pull a whole alcove on KT."  Grats, Leo! XD  Or should we congratulate your pet?!

Anyway, we had a few hiccups on KT as well, but finally focused and got him down.  And then we proceeded to one-shot Malygos.  I have to say, I think the "veteran" 10-man squad has the Malygos fight down, and we're excited to start teaching it to some of the up-and-coming 80's.

For the record, Leo did finish the video editing and I have it on the server.  I just need to work out some kinks with Gallery so it is viewable.  And try to not hose my connection with my webhost's security again.

We also did Archavon and Sarth on both 10- and 25-man.  The Archavon 10-man fight was actually rather amusing.  We have this issue where if Xendayr forgets to change the looting to Master Looter at the beginning of the raid, then we will totally own the raid targets.  Something *must* go wrong.  Well, before we went in to take care of Archavon, Campitor reminded Xen to set the looting to Master Looter.  *commence groaning*  So we went in to the zone, and cleared the trash.  Xen died once, but we thought that was due to bad luck of the healers all running out of the way of a rock fall at the same time.  When we took on the boss, we had another experience all together:

We got Archavon to about 85% when Xen called out that we needed to pour on the DPS or we'd never get the timer.  We were a bit baffled because we'd aced the fight before.  Then Grissle looked at Archavon's hit points.  "Uh, guys?  This is heroic...."  We were 10-manning the 25-man instance.  And doing quite well, actually.  But we knew we wouldn't be able to pull it off, so most everyone was able to get out when we made the call to retreat.  Xen reset the zone to normal, and we went in and spanked him.

Sarth 10-man was easy.  We're going to try for doing Sarth+1 soon.  We also pulled in a few guild friends to take down Sarth and revisit Archavon on heroic.

Again, I have pictures, but need to edit and upload them.

Today is Patch Day.  Oh yeah, and something about some shindig going on in DC....but PATCH DAY!

...we have our priorities when it comes to interests. XD
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 January 2009 11:53 )
Comments (1)
You missed the best part
1 Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:35
Note also that on our second Malygos kill, Jez recieved the Ultimate Uber Polearm of Sex.
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