Archive for the ‘Wrath of the Lich King’ Category
Good news everyone! Heroic mode 25-man Lich King has finally been defeated by DPC! The final server-first achievement of Wrath of the Lich King was claimed by us after hours, days and weeks of attempts on this encounter.
I can only begin to imagine the total amount of gold spent on repairs, flasks and pots, and the combined total amount of hours put in by everyone must be insane. The satisfaction of this kill was second-to-none; no other boss in this game has ever been this intense (not even Ragnaros was this high on the scale of epic).
The chosen winner of Invincible’s Reins was Polarís:
Other loot was:
- Havoc’s Call, Blade of Lordaeron Kings – Tinything
- Fal’inrush, Defender of Quel’thalas – Judith
- Protector’s Mark of Sanctification – Kalutica
So.. new content came out this week, as per usual we leisurely strolled in with all guns blazing and managed to secure another server #1.
10 man Halion heroic proved to be little in the way of challenging, aside from a few nasty bugs /swat. The 25 man version will probably be a different story however!
In other news since our last update all those months ago, our 25 man team has been cracking down hard in ICC 25. We are now putting solid nights into Lich King heroic and hopefully soon over the coming weeks, will be able to secure a kill. We <3 infest.
We did however, manage to gank his royal frostiness (lol) on the 10 man mode…
Annnnd! On top of all that.. we managed to finish two Shadowmournes, much to our tanks delight. SALV ME PLEASE.
Unfortunatly the bearers of such weapons were unavailable to be photographed. Trust me, its for the best.
What a week it has been for our 25-man raiding:
- Wednesday – Cleared ICC25 of all bosses up to and including Sindragosa.
- Thursday – Defeated the Lich King on the very first attempt of the night, earning us the server-first Lich King kill and unlocking hard-mode content for next week. With nothing much else left to do, we went on back to Ulduar to clear the way to Yogg-Saron ready for our next raiding night…
- Sunday – Defeated Yogg-Saron with 0 watchers, earning us the Realm First! Death’s Demise achievement (better late than never!).
- Monday – Completed A Tribute to Insanity (25 player), earning us the Realm First! Grand Crusader achievement.
I can honestly say that I am truly proud of DPC’s raiding progress of this week. Amazing stuff!
The Lich King
Despite our main tank dying an impressive 3 times during the Lich King fight, and helped by some heroic intercept kiting when the Lich King went berserk after the harvest soul target died, this first kill nevertheless was a great achievement.
Yogg-Saron (Alone in the Darkness)
Having done Yogg-Saron with 1 watcher several times before, progressing to 0 watchers was not too big of a step.
A team of 3 hunters (backed up by feral druid, death knight and anyone else with a taunt button in case things went wrong, and helped by the Yoggles beacon marker mod), dealt with the trickiest part of the fight: pulling the empowered guardians away from the pack to stop them from healing Yogg-Saron and each other.
Of course outgearing the fight somewhat did make the encounter slightly easier, but it’s still not quite a cakewalk yet!
Suarge was our lucky winner of the Mimiron’s Head mount dropped by Yogg-Saron in his hardest mode.
A Tribute to Insanity
Despite a very rocky (and tense) start on the Anub’arak kill, where 2 raid members got ganked by an add not being picked up (and the ensuing shadow strike), the rest of the fight actually went very smoothly, with no deaths on phase 3.
Let’s not forget our 10-man raids. Some excellent progress is being made, with all hard-mode bosses except for Sindragosa and The Lich King defeated.
We decided to go give Sindragosa a nice Valentine’s Day present (some throat sweets for that dire-sounding sore throat she seems to have), but she didn’t take too well to it so we killed her instead. Onwards to the Lich King!
First, the little bit of news from our 10-man progress:
Yes, the Lich King has been slain (server-first kill for Aggramar EU), and a (magically video-enchanted) statue has now been placed in the centre of Dalaran so that everyone may know… what no-one should ever know apparently.
Our 10-man teams can now progress on to the hard-mode content.
In 25-man, progress towards the Lich King is going well, with only Sindragosa now standing between us and him. Some gratuitous screenshots follow:
It’s been a little while since I last posted something on here. Our 25-man progress through most of Trial of the Crusader and Trial of the Grand Crusader was pretty swift, so it didn’t really seem very newsworthy. Yes, that is the excuse I’m going with – deal with it (that said, I probably should have posted something about DPC getting server first Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25 player) several weeks ago).
Anub’arak proved to be considerably more challenging than the rest of the Coliseum bosses, with several weeks of attempts to hone our healing strategies, not to mention getting the first 2 phases of the fight going smoothly enough to reliably get us to phase 3 in the first place. Helped along of course by the typical assortment of random disconnects and raid-wide lag spikes that were enough to drive even the most hardened raider to the brink of insanity…
One of the most satisfying kills so far, and also another server first for DPC.
As if that wasn’t enough, we also got this little achievement too (along with the associated loot):
Great work everyone!
(Yeah this naming scheme for news entries is getting challenging…)
10 brave members of Deeprun Pest Control faced and defeated the so called “raid destroyer”, Algalon the Observer in Ulduar:
Congratulations to the team for their alliance-first Algalon kill on Aggramar (and their shiny new Starcaller titles)!
A team of brave warriors (and other classes) of Deeprun Pest Control ventured into the 10-man heroic instance of the Trial of the Crusader, and have now achieved the server first clear of the instance, and gained the Call of the Grand Crusader (10 player) achievement!
The final kill of Anub’arak was at around 04:45 game time (now that’s dedication to the cause).
A video of the kill was recorded, though sadly this fails to reflect the nerdscreams that were heard on our ventrilo server as the beetle finally went down…
In other news, DPC also gained the server first 25-man kill of Anub’arak in normal mode, and we’re now working on the heroics.