Killing Blow: [21:19:23.642] Ao Execute Sha of Fear 112118 (O: 120648)
Finally down!! With the 5.2 patch announcement a few weeks ago we were sitting at 12/16 Heroic Tier 14 with the hardest 4 bosses to go. Things looked bleak on getting the coveted pre-nerf feat of strength for heroic sha especially given our raid schedule. However the guild came together and made a comittment to do whatever it takes. If we didn't get it, it wasn't going to be because of a lack of effort. Very impressed with the extra hours and the sense of urgency. While we had some frustrating raid nights on Heroic Protectors and Heroic Sha, Heroic Tsulong and Heroic Empress went down very quickly.
164 attempts on Heroic Sha in a little over 1 week and a 1% wipe a few pulls before the kill made it that much sweeter and the collective sigh of relief could be heard echoing through everyone's vent.
Not that we put a lot of stock into rankings but this puts us at US #74 10 man which is the highest we've ever been so it's a testament to the players we have in the guild at the moment. Thanks to our entire raid roster especially those that weren't in on the kill. Without everyone we wouldn't be where we are now.
So long Tsulong! Glad it didn't take too long. Time to finish off strong!
Killing Blow: [21:22:07.160] Omins Lava Burst Elder Asani *270899*
Wow what a radically awesomely challenging encounter (help me bring back the word radical...it was cool then and its still cool now). Very well tuned from both a numbers and execution standpoint which led to a lot of frustration and chippiness. In the end, despite it being the most attempts of any boss this tier so far, it turned out to be the cleanest and fastest first kill I've seen from all the videos I watched. Stuff I could go a long time without hearing again:
"I interrupted the wrong thing"
"Oh I dispelled the wrong person"
"The lightning storm ground animation is not accurate" <---guilty
"@#$%^ I missed the interrupt again"
"Need a slow on the add"
"What group did you say is up Half"
"Did the boss just heal?"
"I don't know why my interrupt is not working"
"Interrupt HELP HELP HELP BACKUP"
"Oh there's a glyph for that?"
"WTF Tank died in less than 1 second"
I could go on but I must return to my heated tiddlywinks match. Lucky green squidger don't fail me now! Two more bosses left in very little time. It's like finals week but without the foresight of a long break after to get you through it.
Killing Blow: [20:00:36.573] Pooch Thrash Grand Empress Shek'zeer 17182 (O: 3062)
Frantically racing to the finish line so we can be cool. So get out of the way. And stop dying to stuff. Except for falling deaths. Those are ok. Since it makes me laugh. But nothing else.
Killing Blow: [21:56:44.394] 'Druid' hits Amber-Shaper Un'sok 70072 (O: 21843)
Not nearly as hard of a fight as we were expecting. Tweaked strats around a bit until we found our optimal tuning and then it was just a matter of executing. And if that wans't good enough, fought through an epic world pvp battle against the Alliance afterwards to secure a rare Horde Galleon kill (only the 3rd since the expansion?)
Post enrage and not the cleanest kill for a relatively simple fight but we'll take it.
Killing Blow: [22:11:14.622] Casdon Arcane Barrage Imperial Vizier Zor'lok 44215 (O: 60277)
@$%^ this boss! 110 attempts! Wiping every possible way you can and dealing with so many people's lag and screwups (myself included ! ). So glad this !@%# is over. Oh did I mention only 1 person was alive when the boss died and only 2 dps alive for the last 500k health.
Two progression bosses down in one night. GG wind bombs.
Killing Blow: [20:21:32.968] Bloopbleep Cobra Shot Garalon 5124 (O: 13537)
Let me tell you the story about how a clutch Rallying Cry saved this pull...