Posts Tagged ‘cataclysm’

After the dust settled…

February 7, 2011 - 12:52 pm 3 Comments

Val & Thera First Kill

A few days after the guild drama, a roster cut by well over half its normal raiders, a new website, and the switch from Ventrilo to Mumble, Imminent Destruction was back on top. We carried our Halfus lockout into a new week and Valiona & Theralion went down after many hard fought attempts.

That was last week. This week we started fresh. With everyone amped up we stormed into Halfus’s lair and one-shot the dude. Five of us died in the process, but a win is a win. We got some very happy loot. After collecting ourselves we went to fight the sisters high on life. It was ugly. They showed us just how mean they are. After 14 attemps and a good handful of unlucky RNG deaths, they finally went down. Yaegar got more loots – yeah he’s definitely a loot whore. Read through the cut to get a little insight into the dungeon that is Bastion of Twilight.

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Week One Wrap-up

January 11, 2011 - 12:28 pm No Comments

ODS First Kill

Our third night of raiding is over – that wraps up week one of raiding, the first week of raiding post-Cataclysm. We spent most of the second raid night this week (17 attempts, in fact) focused on the Omnitron Defense System. As I said in my previous post, we almost got it. Well, we walked in to the fight on night three and one-shot the thing! There was a bit of toon swapping before the fight, though, so I didn’t have a log. Not to worry, this won’t happen again! I have LoggerHead now – no more forgotten /combatlog commands!

With the whole night ahead of us (granted a bit of a late start) we moved on to Maloriak. Honestly, I think we were all high after one-shotting ODS (and more then a few raiders were drunk) so we really didn’t make a lot of progress. But it was fun all the same. One thing to note, Pyremaw, one of the trash mobs in the cauldron outside Maloriak’s room, is a pain in the ass. Do your guild a favor – stack, smash the aoe (use cooldowns), and aoe heal. It’s the easy way! Read on for my first review of Cataclysm raiding. (more…)

Return of the Raid

January 9, 2011 - 11:21 pm No Comments

Magmaw First KillAfter only two nights of raiding, Imminent Destruction dropped our first boss since the release of Cataclysm. Our first night was very rough. Not only do we have new skills and abilities to master in a raid environment, we have new bosses, new strategies, and new boss mechanics to learn. However, even though on our first night we only managed to drop Magmaw to 48%, we learned very quickly and by the end of the evening we were clicking very well. We knew what we were doing wrong and where we needed to improve. I only had one thing to say: damn it’s good to be raiding again.

Night two was a great success. We came in loaded with a new strategy against Magmaw. The first go was messy – we had to get a feel for this new strategy. The second and third tries were progressively better. On the fourth try, Magmaw was toast – and we got the Parasite Evening achievement to boot! I’m sure the healers will emphatically disagree, on that fourth go it really showed the fight is not all that hard. It’s all about timing and movement. And that, my friends, brings me to the key to Cataclysm raiding thus far. (more…)

Once Bitten, Twice Awesome

December 24, 2010 - 10:46 am 3 Comments

Back when Blizz announced the goblin and worgen races, I wasn’t the least bit interested in them. As we got closer to the Cataclysm, however, I started seeing more videos of them and I started to get more interested in them. The animations and spell effects for changing between human and worgen are very cool and the bow animations are pure awesome. So I said to myself, “Self, you should race change!” I was set on changing my gnome warrior into a worgen.

When the time came, I was a little tight on extra cash. I mean, we’reĀ living on one income now and it is Christmas time, after all. So I had to wait. And the more I had to wait, the more I realized – there’s already too damn many worgen warriors. So what can I do?! Read on, dear reader!

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Cataclysm Dungeons and Quartermasters

December 21, 2010 - 11:34 am No Comments

I see it asked nearly every day in guild chat “Where is the [insert faction here] quartermaster?” or “Where is the entrance to [dungeon]?” So, instead of trying to describe it – especially to some admittedly bad navigators – I created a little visual guide. A Google maps of Cataclysm content, if you will.

Check out the guides section or click below to see it!

Cataclysm Dungeons and Quartermasters – a visual roadmap