Last night Team 1 downed hard mode Sindragosa and earned [Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10)], earning a major feather in the collective Portent Alliance cap:
According to GuildOx...
We are the #1 "Casual" 10-man raiding guild on Sentinels.
We are the #2 guild in 10-man progression Horde-side.
We are the #6 10-man progression guild on the server (meaning the other 5 guilds are 25-man guilds with 25-man gear doing 10-man progression).
The only way we can move up in progression rankings is to beat 25-man guilds to the Hard Mode Lich King fight.
Team 1 is going to take a well-earned 2-week break from progression content. Instead, we're going to be Team 2's official cheerleading squad.
Amusing notes about the Sindy fight:
On previous attempts we had plenty of time. On our winning attempt, she actually enraged. She had just enough time to take out the two tanks and turned to the healers when the DPS dropped her.
Everyone was so excited about getting the Frostwyrms (which were somehow mailed to us) that we almost completely forgot to loot Sindy and instead crowded around a MOLL-E dropped in the middle of the battlefloor.
We had a hard time finding a place to take a picture since the around around ICC is phased. We finally took our picture on top of the Violet Citadel in Dalaran with Icecrown in the background. Then we took our required turn hovering over the well by the north bank, overshadowing some poor player who had just earned his Red Protodrake.
Now...imagine a fleet of these in Cataclysm, flying into the Crossroads when it comes under attack!
Congrats Team 1, and Congrats Portent Alliance!