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Reflections: The "Naxx DOWN!" Edition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ailinea   
Friday, 02 January 2009 04:43

It's 4 am so I'm going to make this "short" (for me) and edit it later.

People started coming back from vacations on Monday, so Tuesday we put together a Naxx raid. We went in there at 8 am. Took out Spider wing, first 2 bosses in DK wing, then ran through Plague wing. We got The Safety Dance achievement on Heigan, which really pumped us up. Then we went back to the DK wing and 1-shotted the Horsemen!

Well then...it was time to move to the Construct wing. We took down Patchwerk in 5:01 minutes...beating our time from the last time we engaged him by 50 seconds. (Yes, first time we took out Patchwerk, we downed him with about 10 seconds to spare before things got nasty.)

Still on an adrenaline rush, we decided to go after Grobbulus. He had given us trouble in the past, but we changed tactics a little bit. There were a few deaths, but we finally managed to get him down much easier than we ever had before.

It was past midnight at this point, but no one was tired. So we decided to give Gluth a try. It took us a few tries to get the hang of the fight, but kudos to Leo for kiting around the puppy chow, then taking one for the team. Gluth down!

After all that, Thaddius was relatively simple. We had a few technical difficulties on our first attempt (disconnects, etc.) but managed to down him easily on the second. That is the type of fight that the Portents excels at. Such fun!

We then took the portal...into Sapphiron's Lair. I think only Jez had her resist gear on her at the time, so we ran in for gits and shiggles. We saw how the fight worked, but knew we wouldn't get through it that night. We posted a notice that we would be back with our resist gear, and headed out.

But were we tired? Not at all! We saw the Horde had Wintergrasp, so we headed over to the Vault of Archavon and giggled our way through an Archavon the Stone Watcher kill.

By the end of our run that night, it was 2 am and we realized there were only 4 (10-man) raid bosses we hadn't yet taken down.

Fast forward to today. Everyone came prepared with their frost resist gear, and we first headed to Sapphiron. It took us a few tries, but finally downed him. Then came Kel'Thuzad. Everyone agreed that, despite a few wipes as we got used to the fight, he was easier than Sapphiron. What's left? Obsidian Sanctum? We headed over and one-shotted Sartharion too.

We have pictures. Need to find them and upload them, though.

Notice has been sent to Malygos: He's next.

Also of note:

  • Khlarity, Lydra, and Zeeboo all hit 80, as did Grissle's warrior, Calael. Sayriha also decided to get a PA tattoo on her forehead since she's been running with us, so that brings us to 15 level 80 characters in guild.
  • Xendayr, Ailinea, Jezriyah, Leoloren, and Sayriha managed to nail the first successful timed Heroic Culling of Stratholme run. Leo managed a nice roll on the bronze drake mount. Expect to see him flying over Northrend on it soon. We hope to put that one on farm soon.
  • I can't remember all the other Heroic runs we've been doing, especially since there have been multiple groups running at the same time. But let's just put it on the record that Heroics have been happening very often and very successfully. One night, we even had a group (with a few people switching out) that did 6 Heroics in a row. There was much caffeine involved, but it was a great night.
  • I think I (Ailinea) managed the insanity that was attaining the first Ambassador title in guild.  Correction:  Campitor beat me to the Ambassador title, but that's okay.  It's still no modest amount of insanity.  Grats, Camp!
  • A bunch of people are hitting exalted with other factions. A few members are ready to buy red drake mounts for Wyrmrest Accord, but are trying to save the money first.

It's 4:30 now...screenshots coming soon. =)

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 January 2009 16:00 )
Comments (3)
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1 Friday, 02 January 2009 06:05
Campitor actually did beat you to the Ambassador title. But that's a fuckton of work for both of you, and everyone is duly impressed by both, I'm sure!
naxx is down
2 Friday, 02 January 2009 14:19
I remember someone talkin about guid ranking and where we are in comparison to the rest of the relm. I posted some info on the forums for yall to take a look at.
Grats to Camp!
3 Friday, 02 January 2009 15:58
Hey, it was 4 in the morning, I was trying to post everything I could remember happened in the past week. XD I know there was SO much more...please post if you remember something.

And Leo, thanks for the WoWJutsu update for us. It's funny to think we've never cared about being "the first" or "the best"...we just let things happen. But always nice to see that things "just happen" in very pleasant ways.
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