This past weekend was a good bit of raiding fun for us in The Zug Initiative.
Many of you are likely aware that we in TZI are not exactly “cutting edge” in the WoW raiding scene. Which I’m quite happy with, because even though I do put a lot of time into the game, I don’t want to live by a WoW schedule. Sure, we schedule some things on the weekend if we can get people to show, but no one has a hissy fit if I can’t make it. Anyway, this isn’t the point of this post.
Although Ulduar may be old news to many, it’s new to us. We messed around the the Flame Leviathan and Ignis a couple of weeks ago, but this past weekend, we put forth a good effort to take out what bosses we could.
Friday, we had a couple of wipes on ol’ Flamey there due to a couple of coordination issues, but we got the bugger down in due time. We went off to one-shot Ignis followed up with a one-shot of Razorscale, even though it was the first time we experienced Razor. We wiped a few times on the Deconstructor because the adds seemed to overwhelm us. On one of those wipes, we realized we were getting adds prior to when they’re supposed to spawn in phase 2. It finally clicked that we missed some trash and then after that, we took down the seven-year-old-in-a-giant-smash-robot-body. Then we called it a night.
Sunday, we decided to push in a bit deeper into the instance, despite having to make a couple of minor line-up changes. The other MT – neither of us are off tanks – had to work. I’m happy to say that everyone did admirably, whether it be a new role or a reprisal. Anyway, we went off to visit the legless boss, Kologarn. A few wipes caused by some bad luck with the ol’ eyebeam and healers getting picked up, but eventually we got to walk across his corpse. Sadly, one of our dps had to take off, but we decided to push on with just nine folk. Auriaya was next on our list. The pull is fairly awkward, but Chawa did a great job on it. I screwed it up the first time, though. I suck out of the corner too soon and got pounced. The second wipe, I screwed up because I didn’t target Auriaya at the rest of the raid. After that, Chawa unfortunately didn’t make the corner and got pounced herself. But from some quick thinking and a snappy battlerez from Ianto, Chawa was back up, blowing the hell out of the baddies. The crazy cat lady didn’t stand a chance after that. We headed on over the Assembly of Iron with a plan in mind. Sadly, it didn’t work. I kept getting destroyed by Fusion Punch. We switch up the tanks and we lasted longer, but the pieces didn’t fall into place.
So, all in all, it was a lot of fun taking in some content that was new to us. It’s clear that Blizzard spent a lot of time on Ulduar. It’s a massive raid.
And as my title suggests, it’s gorgeous. It’s sad that people a lot of people might miss or skip it for phat lewtz from other things.
Be sure to check it out if you can!