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    7/7M, Imperator Mar'gok

    Jan 10 2015 11:57 PM | Saintmikey

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    Mists of Pandaria: Farewell

    Oct 13 2014 09:19 AM | Xaph

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    A long expansion is coming to a close. It's been a great couple years with so many members, albeit long. I'm sure many, if not all, are looking forward to what's in store with Warlords of Draenor: if nothing else but a welcomed change.

    We started Mists of Pandaria strong: the guild organized a 20-way tie for Realm First Level 90 while solidifying most of the profession realm first achievements as well. We celebrated our achievement by immediately tackling Sha of Anger. Under geared and tired-- we killed our first raid boss in an expansion that would throw a lot more at us. We had our share of personalities in tier 14 (we even kept a couple!) where we continued our progression push from where we left off in Firelands and Dragon Soul. Tier 15 brought about quite a few challenging fights and a few I hope we never see again (looking at you, Dark Animus). T15 was the tier of warlocks and ele shaman ALTs. It also started our overwhelming use of Google spreadsheets. Leadership has always had a coordinated setup since I joined the guild in February of 2011 but Tier 15 was where we brought that coordination to everyone. We started managing our raid slots and cooldowns in a manner that everyone could understand. Preparation has always been one of our strongest assets as a guild and this only served to amplify that quality. And Tier 16? What can I say about it? It's been long. Far too long. But the company's been great.

    One of my favorite parts of Reckoning continued in MoP: loyalty. We still have so many faces from the guild's formation and progression since early 2007 to now. The guild has a fraternal sense about it with regards to its membership. There's the class of '07, '09, '11, and now us. We haven't all raided together but we all have shared the same tag over these years and its built a true sense of community. As many guild members prepare to meet at Blizzcon this year, as they do every year, our raiding core has been preparing for another tier in Warlords. We've been doing our fair share of beta testing-- a great time to try out the new changes coming our way.

    It's been a little bit under a year since I started the role of GM in the guild, being (slowly) handed down by Varnius and I've learned a lot: mostly that I have a lot more to learn. The raiders' sense of commitment has made this one of the easiest transitions anyone could ask for. After 44 kills of Heroic Garrosh and a year of tackling the exact same content week in and week out, we maintained 17 of the 25 raiders that were present for our first heroic kill. There's a lot I could say about that. A lot. But I hope more than anything this is heard: thank you.

    It's been an enjoyable couple years with all of you. I look forward to what's in store for us in Warlords of Draenor.


    I'm Still Waiting in Line for Punch

    Apr 01 2014 06:34 AM | Baba

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    14/14H - Garrosh Hellscream

    Jan 04 2014 08:56 PM | Bearaclese

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    13/14H - Paragons of the Klaxxi

    Oct 21 2013 11:44 PM | Chased

    This was a US 9 / World 33.

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    12/14H - Siegecrafter Blackfuse

    Oct 09 2013 11:08 PM | Xiloscient

    This was a US 9 / World 35 and the most challenging fight of the tier so far.

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    11/14H - Thok

    Oct 01 2013 02:24 AM | Mathlete

    This was a US 10 / World 38.  It took us less than 20 pulls.  This is a real-time screenshot of the last seconds of our kill.

    Also, before we killed this fight, we also killed 9 other fights, but the difficulty level of 8 of those seemed to have accidentally been tuned to normal instead of heroic, so we didn't post them.

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    13/13H - Ra-den

    May 22 2013 01:47 AM | Traherne

    Another tier ends.  Great expository works and pretty graphs are coming soon.

    This was a US #9 / World #26.  And I may have screwed us out of two ranks, but at least I know to use apostrophes in contractions.  This is a talent that some of our raiders apparently skipped out on learning when Mists hit if the image at the bottom of this post is any indication.  I included it anyway, though, because I'm a good person.

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    12/13H - Lei Shen

    May 13 2013 11:43 PM | Varnius

    Technically speaking, the hardest fight since Heroic Ragnaros.  Killed fewer guilds, though.  We used 8 warlocks.

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    11/13H - Eredar Twins

    Apr 19 2013 12:54 AM | Flidro

    We killed this fight in less than 20 pulls, and we have an amazing video of our kill at the bottom of this post.  I won't mention the kill rank on this one because we usually don't have to update wowprogress whenever we finish a 5-man dungeon.

    We'e all very much looking forward to Lei Shen progression, which we started tonight, and it's looking like a great fight so far.  While it probably won't be Heroic Ragnaros again, it will hopefully live up to its hype.

    Just pretend the boss is dead somewhere in here.

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    Kill video, incredible quality, reverse strategy for better loot: