Heroic Kil’jaden Kill

YES!!! we got him.

Maybe I put to much focus on trying to push for a mythic kill, we could of protentally got this cleared a week before. I have so much faith in our team, we defo take a moment or two longer to perfect a boss than our counterparts in Mythic 1 Team. But I know that we have the skill, and the willingness to push this tier.

Mythic Goroth was down to 20% on our last night at it, by the time we revist we would of clear heroic twice. Thats a massive gear change when facing an encounter like Goroth. I know we have a seriously strong chance of getting through him, without having to spend time perfecting mechanics.

Crossing into mythic is always a big step but once your in there, heroic becomes a cake walk. The gear is actual BiS rather than BiS for now. More than that though the moment you have mythic on farm, you know that you can start cutting more out. As in rather than running normal in ‘own’ time heroic will takee it’s place. Farm night will be to get to our progression point.

This is my plan to ease the burn, maybe it will work lol maybe.

I know that the way in which M2RAZE conducts the Goroth fight that we should kill it on Thursday coming. I’m worried about the boss after though. The amount of coordination required to manage both the interrupts and the cage switch maybe our downfall. Hartajan I’ve heard is quite abit harder than Demon though. Guess I should just keep my eye on the boss in front of me rather than in the distance. Even if close.

Brightside though the stream is growing almost naturally now and the number of views on youtube are climbing nicely. Thank you everyone for supporting.

Heroic Kil’jaden (KJelly) Progression night

Finally after only a couple of nights he’s down!! great job to everyone on the team.

Since we have already mastered Mythic Goroth, dropping to sub 20%. I can’t imagine that it will be long before we are cruising through the first couple Mythic bosses. It’s easy, with raiders like these!

Check out the stream of the progression and ultimatly the kill of Heroic Kil’jaden

Day 2 – Mythic Goroth Progression

Still finding it hard to make time to write up blogs, but check out the video of our Mythic progression night on Goroth below.

I thought that once the tactics had been laid out, that will be most of the duties of raid leader were done, bar the in raid, leading….oh so very very wrong. From the normal welfare issues of raiders. To having no officers in the posistions that we are struggling with, such as recuitment (damn you M1being so awesome and soaking up apps) or admin. With a knowing that due to the tight roster, everyone needs to play everynight we raid, I know the burn will set in again. 🙁

Lots to think about for the upcoming weeks…more emphasis on blogs though! I promise to share this journey….just as soon as I think of a way to grow the team.

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First Days Leading

Fallen Avatar, Kil’jaden Normal and a full Heroic Tomb clear is laid before me. There’s a lot this Mythic 2 team has to conquer before even contemplating entering on the difficulty equal to our name. New Healing coordinator, new admin officer, changes in composition…And a new raid leader. Medacus.

Congratulations on picking up the healing coordinator this tier Eresos. A fairly recent addition to the team, this Holy Priest is one of the finest healers I’ve seen in a long time. Someone I really think would be topping the meters on most fights! A true challenge to keep up with, which I love. I know through whispers that Eresos and I have, he likes to keep in the loop with other healing classes, even if I had to correct some information he held on Resto Druids lol

Congratulations on stepping up to the admin officer role Kelyssa. Not a role that is apparent during the raid but couldn’t happen without the support and prep of the raid admin. You can’t lead if you don’t have a team, and you can’t have a team without administration. Kelyssa is an extremely good player, and with accepting this position, maybe encourage him to become a little more vocal within the raid. Melee lead would suit this raider perfectly.

I logged onto voice comms early, as requested by Ebinissia. I was fully expecting an ‘interview’ type chat, but I was pleasantly surprised to greet a warm welcome to the officer position within RAZE. We spent some time covering the reasons behind the events that occurred over the last couple of days. The burnout got to the lofty heights of officers, no one is safe.

The conversation finished with a “You ok to lead tonight?”. Tonight as in the next five minutes! I wasn’t being presumptuous but I did cover the tactics for Fallen Avatar and Kil’jaden, just in case. The last thing I would want is to be given the Raid Leader position and not be prepared at all! but now it’s actually happening…oh this got real quick! xD

I was announced as Leader at the start of the raid, I believe that the overall response was fairly welcoming which honestly settled my nerves somewhat. First night nerves would be an understatement! I was sweating while delivering the opening speech about the change in officer structure. I know this is just a game but leading in real life or a game, is still leading. and still scary as shit!

Enough of skirting around the edges and delaying a possible failure, as my leading cherry is popped tonight let’s get in there. Starting on something like Goroth would be nice as a warm up, but that’s not going to happen. Fallen Avatar is next for us.

I started to discuss the tactics of this boss, looking back through my stream and recording of this fight, so many sentences didn’t even make sense, haha The nerves are clearly showing through now. Maybe this feeling, this inability to communicate fades…soon. I really hope it does as I’m sounding like a rambling fool right now lol

Check out the video of a raider losing their leading virginity, come back here after watching 🙂

 

 

Yes, that Fallen Avatar was a one-shot. From starting the raid, and seeing this boss for this time, to downing the second to last encounter within this instance. ONE-SHOT. These are seriously good raiders, all I had to do was point them in the right direction and nudge them back on track, they do the rest. Knowing that Marrowgarr was also there helping throughout was like a safety net, an extra respected voice really helps with the overall raid awareness and control.

The DPS and HPS have always been high, rarely have we hit a numbers check. The time suck to down a boss ordinarily tends to be spent on learning, mastering mechanics with this group. Something I feel we need to focus more emphasis on. The numbers always come naturally when the mechanics are second nature, plus a low DPS is 1000% better than a dead one.

There is on almost every boss in this instance a ‘soak’ or ‘split’ mechanic, losing one or two raiders then snowballs the difficulty of the boss. That’s when things go wrong and they go wrong quickly.

Kil’jaden as the last boss, I was fully expecting a boss that requires a tonne of time to master mechanics. Blizzard has very transparent architecture behind the boss design in the last few tiers (I’ll cover my thoughts on this in follow up post)

The final boss of every encounter is designed to be a time suck. A design that will wipe you very early unless performed correctly, multiple mechanics that will wipe like that, and multiple phases usually ending in every lethal mechanic thrown at you at once.

Kil’jaden was down in 10 attempts, this was the first test as a leader. Most fights before could be cheesed, going smoother the more direction and advice you gave throughout. This, however, was a different story. If you didn’t follow the mechanics, the set-out tactics (that had to be right and simple to follow) it was a wipe. No cheesing a mechanic that kills you if not performed correctly!!

I wasn’t fully prepared to enter Heroic, but after dropping Kil’jaden in what I called call a swift manner in my opinion. Every raider was itching to take on more. I hope that a spike in boss downs and a positive raid leading is restoring moral in the team. Which currently one of the most important task to cover on my list!!!!

Tryle Demon Hunter – Another victim of the burn, alot going with this top DPS. I hope that we can stop losing so many really goo players like this. I’ll be thinking of a way to resolve this issue. A top DPS will be missed.

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7.2.5 Patch Day!!!

Not going to lie…I’m a tiny bit excited about today. Since the break, I’ve been thinking of nothing but getting back into raiding, nerfed or not!!

Going to briefly post pics of the changes in 7.2.5 with a follow-up comment on my thoughts after a day of playing. Oh before I start this is incredibly underwhelming….if it wasn’t for the pre-patch hype I would of easily not noticed that there even was a change. Bar some addons not working lol

Let’s start off with the only things announced that will be a certain, a Timewalking raid and a couple of tiny shit holidays where, and I had to re-read this, you can dance in an auction house. Jesus Blizzard…

Timewalking raids sound like fun, certainly something I would have enjoyed doing say, during a 16-month stint in Hellfire Citadel. Not now, there are bosses I’ve not have time to down from Trial of Valor, almost two instances ago! but sure, yeah, throw in an extra raid day with no loot incentive or meaningful rewards xD

I can almost picture the boardroom at Blizzard “How do we tackle, fix, this worldwide epidemic of raid burnout”…”I got it! Let’s put more raids in shorter periods and then…throw in another raid on top!” haha

On that note, I have also been trying to work out how the designer for this tier set managed to wrangle REUSING old work, can you imagine going to your boss and saying “I’ve not done any work, at all. I just thought we could just use old stuff. Could I also get a pay rise?” What a legend! What a lazy legend!

Next up is an ‘All New Story Scenario’ – the world’s biggest massively multiplayer online role-playing game* announces more solo content! Huge floods of content this expansion? perhaps from your point of view Blizz, as you’re making 11 times more content than we are seeing. Doubtful I’ll see any of this content at all due to the fact you’ve killed Alts!
*opinion, not fact 🙂

To be fair about this since the reduction of Artifact Knowledge levels recently, and randomly, before the patch, there is a lot more time to play Alts.

I’m not going to indulge, the trial of style, or the gnome race…apart from, what? what is this noise you making? it hurts my eyes to read.

As for this section, you might as well ignore it! Blizzard never gets the tuning down on patch day. It’s always a sad feeling when you’re super overpowered in the week before raiding. You know you’re getting the nerf hammer to the face. I always want to be mid pack, this way your class doesn’t change so much, you get a better feel for the playstyle before it’s really needed. Perhaps picking resto druid was a bad idea then lol.

Overall for this week at least, it’s a noticeable nerf for Resto. Ledgo shoulder nerf and 4% overall nerf on top of cultivation nerf.

Here is a full HC and first five Mythic that I managed to clear last night

First 7.2.5 Farm Raid

Very hard to tell from farm night how things are standing with each class, but overall, it feels like the amount of healing pumped out in general from all healers seems a little lower. I know there are a few classes on fights that can do 1+ million HPS throughout. Rarely seen that tonight.

Also difficult to tell without new ledgo or tier 20, or the damage pattern of the upcoming raid. Minor adjustments will be made though, like Cultivation.

Even with it beening hard to tell if Resto are viable in a scarely competitive guild it’s always

nice to see this for Mythic ranking…if only for a fleeting moment xD

 

Can we all take a moment for fallen comrades…

Narite – Resto D.o.R (date of raiding :)) End of Emerald Nightmare to Nighthold. Jumped onto the gap in our team nicely. Thankfully still with us, as a Holy Paladin. Best way to work around nerfs xD

Krocii – Holy Pala D.o.R well before my time one of the top healers when I joined at the start of Legion. The burn is real….

I’ve been working, ALOT on the marketing and social management of ‘Medacus‘. Starting streaming from scratch and learning how to overhaul the overlays and such, is more time consuming than I first thought lol

Starting to get there now with both Youtube and Twitch growing naturally. With that and a raid break the blog posts have slowed down….but no more!!! I’m back and supercharged for ToS. Expect rambles and bad annotates galore!!!

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Patch Notes taken from mmo-champion.com