Ulduar 25 man: The first two raids

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  1. Electronicus

    Electronicus Administrator Staff Member

    So Ulduar became available this last Wednesday and two scheduled raids have passed, in that time we have managed to kill four bosses, of those two of them are server firsts!

    We started slightly behind our usual 7:30pm raid time to give those with jobs some moments to get their Warcraft updated and addons sorted but then we got right down to business. First up was the mini-gauntlet and Flame Leviathon. Sure, the vehicles are fun - briefly - but its good to know that this boss on its easiest of easy modes really does consist of fifteen vehicles battering one vehicle. I am looking forward to trying both different tactics and different vehicles in the coming weeks leading up to the inevitable fucking impossible mode.

    Next up was Razorscale and we heard this fight was trivial, so thought we would get it down quick and move on. Rather disgracefully it took us three or four attempts and for that we apologise. We killed this boss pre-nerf - har.

    I actually really liked the look of the boss, yes it is just a big rusted proto-drake but along with many bosses in Ulduar it looks incredible. The general idea is you protect some dwarf engineers while they repair four harpoons. Once done the boss is dragged down from the sky and you can slap him around until about 50% then it becomes tank and spank while he spanks you back. Oh and there is fire.

    Next up we faced XT-002 Deconstructor and while lacking a key piece of knowledge on how to complete the fight easily on Wednesday, on Thursday we came back and quickly finished this boss off.

    The second mechanical boss in the instance requires DPS on the boss, DPS on some adds as well as the ability to get away from the raid when certain debuffs are on your character - certainly a hard challenge but we worked through it to get the first kill on the server.

    After some trash that actually had to be crowd controlled a little (which was a bit of a shock) we arrived at the Assembly of Iron, which we also quickly killed once various disconnectors had met their required quota. Again, we believe this kill was another server first.

    As each of the three bosses die they pass on powers to those that remain so the fight does get harder, we are looking forward to trying out different combinations as time goes on because nobody likes a flying dwarf. There is also things on the ground that must be stood in and also things that must not be, jolly confusing to be honest.

    Congratulations also go to Fallenlinoge for being chosen as the healer to collect the Fragment's of Valanyr which will eventually be all collected together and then breathed on by Yogg Saron to produce... something.

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    So what is next? I think Sal sums it up best:

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    Yes, Kologarn - a boss whose thumb is bigger than a tauren and like all giants has the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes. We gave this guy a few goes and will have him down soon so he can conveniently become a bridge to access new areas!

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    Stay tuned as we progress deeper into Ulduar! We won't increasing our raid schedule so our next adventure will begin on Sunday.
     
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