Ok, so first things first. We have killed the 25 man version of Algalon thereby winning an intense race with Natures Wrath for the server-unique and presitigous Celestial Defender title awarded for the realm first kill. It wasn't our focus to get server-firsts when raiding started with the latest expansion (choosing to toy around with Naxx rather than race to Sartharion), but we took one back for the horde! Having unlocked Algalon a month ago, we finally nailed the strategy on Sunday but ran out of time just as our really good attempts were starting to happen. So we made plans to visit Algalon as soon as we could on Wednesday and visit him we did. Clearing Flame Leviathan and XT on easy for the first time since the first week and pre-nerf respectively it was amusing to see how quickly they fell (both guild records I am sure) but that was shortlived and we soon arrived at the funky door. I can't recall how long we had remaining but after seven or eight attempts, people stopped dying to the kind of shit that would normally result in a wipe and we hit phase three for the first time that evening. Shortly afterwards we became confused as we still seemed to be alive but were unable to hit Algalon. "That is it right?" and it was. This was our first achievement (well for the majority of us that aren't filthy rerollers) that has been announced across the entire server and we all appreciate the many whispers of congratulations we recieved, who knows if we will repeat this weekly (why not?) but the cutscene which played below (which is also the same as the 10 man version we have also attained) will certainly be more common. We will continue to run Ulduar (as I am sure as we progress in the colleseum we will have more 'free time') to ensure that all our raiders get the time-limited drake. So what else have we been up to since the last update? Progress in the colleseum has been good with us achieving our first kill on Anub'arak in normal 25 man mode last week and repeated again tonight. Here is a shot of our first kill: We didn't get our first hard mode kill last week and used all fifty wipes trying, but tonight (admittedly post-nerf) we achieved a kill on our second attempt which I think would have also been a kill the previous week anyway, it was very nicely done. There is plenty more time for more progress in there this week so you can expect yet more exciting frontpage posts. In 10 man news, no other progress in Ulduar as we are not really looking at 'Alone in the Dark' but of the four groups that went ot the colleseum, two groups (those that consisted completely of raiders) were able to reach and have close attempts on Anub'arak, so we should see a kill on him this week and then tribute run completions shortly after that. This post might contain many spelling mistakes, but I do not care because I defend celestial beings don't you know?