Ok, we need to stop killing stuff, this updating business is getting efforty!
Seriously though, what a fabulous couple of raid nights! You guys pretty much dominated and exceeded my goals for this raid week – Morchok? Bam! Yorsh’aj? Bam! Zon’ozz? Bam! Hagara… errm, yes Hagara – you guys know the HM version is just a bit harder than the regular version, right?
Unpleasantness behind us and a quick one-shot of Ultrax HM, we were underway with our progress of Blackhorn. Now, I was pretty happy that I had roughly 4.5 hours of raid time to allocate to this encounter this week and was reasonably confident we’d see a kill by the end of Monday’s raid. Nup. Dead by 10pm on Thursday night – SAY WHAT? Early night for us!
Now, while we can’t claim that the kill was overly graceful or even remotely smooth, it was definitely one of the most memorable. When Blackhorn hit the deck he had a fair amount of cushioning on account of our dead-corpse matress. That’s right, almost the entire raid was dead. I think this was the longest 17% I’ve ever experienced on a boss and I can’t speak for everyone, but I was a nervous wreck (complete with insane Norman Bates laughter) for the last 45 seconds. Adrenaline was pumping! A special well done to our tanks, the DPS who were still alive and Vex and Uther for being the last healers left standing!
This is such a great video – definitely one of my favorites!
It was a great job done by all and a refreshing boss to work on. I had a lot of fun with this boss. It was nice to be working on something you could make concrete changes to and see immediate results (with exception of firebugs). I feel we spent the perfect amount of time on this boss – long enough to feel relieved when he fell over, but not too long that we hated the sight of it. I’m glad everyone kept a cool head and positive attitude on this boss, because the wipes were plentiful and often very quick – it’s very easy for that sort of combo to turn toxic quickly. Very glad that didn’t happen =)
Ok, so this is where things get taken up a notch – commencing work on Heroic spine very soon, so please start doing your research on optimizing your class (reforging, glyphs, respec etc) for serious tendon burning! Also, please make sure you acquire your valor trinkets ASAP.