First Week of Legion Raiding

Legion is well underway, our raiding schedule has ended for the first week of Legion raiding and the time has come to reactivate this blog with updates about our raid progress! I’ll be posting updates like this one, summarizing our progress up until everything is on farm.

In my time with Dark Glare, this has been perhaps the most organized guild-wide preparation effort towards a new expansion launch. Everyone with beta researched and practiced their class as well as sharing various tips and tricks to make leveling, gearing and preparation as smooth as possible. The first week of Mythic dungeons opening was a little hectic – people formed groups ad hoc as time allowed – but the following two weeks, we organized into groups to gear ourselves as efficiently as possible.

And by now – after 4 raids – we have cleared Heroic Emerald Nightmare. An extra raid day was necessary, as we lost a lot of time on Cenarius while learning to handle the Nightmare Brambles. (The lack of an indicator for the target the brambles are chasing is incredibly frustrating.) Some extra time was also lost on the first two bosses we did – Nythendra and Il’gynoth – since we had to adapt our tactics, particularly regarding add priority on Il’gynoth.

Let’s hope we can keep this level of preparation and play for the coming weeks – Mythic is right around the corner, and the real progress begins there.

Our plan for the next reset is to dip our toes into Mythic first, then clear Heroic afterwards. I’ll bring more updates as we get further into Mythic. Stay tuned!

Mythic Gruul Down! 5/10M Realm First!

This sure turned out to be one nice fight,and we chose to push for it before the itemlevel buff on gear to make sure we did it as it was originally tuned and intended since enrage timer is the only check on the fight realistically.

We had some close % wipes on first night but the tactic we used wasn’t clean or viable longterm, so when we returned we changed it a bit and made it sustainable and within the hour he was laying dead under our feet.

Mythic Gruul Dead! 5/10M #1 Realm #1 Total Progress

Mythic Gruul Dead!
5/10M
#1 Realm
#1 Total Progress

The Butcher butchered! 5/7M Realm First!

After a fast kill on Brackenspore we moved on to Butcher, and knew immediately he’s in kill range. By the end of tries on first night we ended at 3% enrage, and knew we can push that last few % the next time we get there. Minor optimizations later and bam he’s dead! Moving on to Koragh.

5/7 Mythic Realm First! #1 Total Realm Progress

5/7 Mythic
Realm First!
#1 Total Realm Progress

Mythic Brackenspore Down! 4/7M

Mythic Brackenpore has fallen. We were 3rd on realm to kill this particular boss as we focused Tectus first, but with this kill we also take over the lead on our tri-realm area again! I think we came together really well here on this one and got it down quite quickly as the fight isn’t overly complex.

Gear difference is noticable as was overall play of everyone. Motivation and energy was excellent and it was shown well in high amount of focus and good results. Let’s keep this momentum now.

Mythic Brackenspore 4/7M #3 Realm #1 Realm Progress

Mythic Brackenspore 4/7M
#3 Realm
#1 Realm Progress