Unity Path Defeat Madness of Deathwing Heroic! (Realm First)

Whilst the effort taking down Spine was considerable, the blur of long raids and late finishes continued with it’s counterpart. We got two solid nights on the same reset and made the decision that this was a technique fight, rather than an increased gear check. This wasn’t an easy decision but one which ultimately proved […]

Unity Path Defeat Spine of Deathwing Heroic! (Realm First)

This was always mooted to be the hardest fight in the instance, and it didn’t disappoint – taking a solid six weeks of effort, and most of the pulls in the last week bombing out after 11 minutes in the final 30 seconds of total chaos. Any one of them could have yielded the kill […]

Unity Path Defeat Warmaster Blackhorn Heroic! (Realm First)

After Ultraxion, this fight is definitely more like it. Phase 1 and the opening two minutes of Phase 2 are genuinely tricky at the gear level we reached the fight at – the last bit of Phase 2 isn’t in the same league although it’s still a challenge towards the end for the healers. Our […]

Unity Path Defeat Ultraxion Heroic! (Realm First)

For all the talk of this fight being a nasty gear check – well, it wasn’t. Definitely the easiest fight other than Morchok, we rolled up to this thinking we’d have a bit of a nibble on the last day of the raiding week following the Hagara kill and got to within 1% of a […]

Unity Path Defeat Dragon Soul Normal (Realm First)

Unusually for us, we completed the previous Tier with time to spare – so we had a fairly relaxing time until Patch 4.3, and promptly had it all cleared in around 5 hours. You can’t say much about Dragon Soul, other than it’s certainly got potential and the scenery is (to my mind) better than […]

Unity Path Defeat Ragnaros Heroic! (Realm First)

If there’s one truth in raiding, it’s that on a really challenging end boss, you burn time very quickly whilst progressing very slowly. Ragnaros was an excellent example. Not quite in the class of M’uru or maybe Lich King Heroic, but it was certainly a cut above everything else there’s been in the game. Well, […]

Unity Path Defeat Majordomo Heroic! (Realm First)

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but we left this one too long – as it was rather easy. However, it was the last boss of the raiding week – ignoring the Ragnaros cleanup – so the incentive was always to push on the other bosses first. However, a night or two after Baleroc saw this […]

Unity Path Defeat Baelroc Heroic! (Realm First)

A straight-up healer fight, with everyone else standing  around looking pretty and playing musical chairs with some shards and chasing a green beam. Whilst not being able to afford three healers, our damage was high enough to avoid any real dabbling with the enrage but we were all waiting for the healers to unlock the […]

Unity Path Defeat Alysrazor Heroic! (Realm First)

After the successful – albeit inefficient –  dispatch of the first two bosses, this was the first boss which we did in conventional style. Solid plan, nightly revision for a couple of evenings and a final success – although we did have a frustrating final 4 hours when we conspired to make just enough errors […]

Unity Path Defeat Ragnaros! (Realm First)

Like at the turn of the expansion there wasn’t much point in front page updates re: the kills of the nickle and dime bosses, but we’ve now cleared our Firelands on normal difficulty with the Realm First dispatch of Ragnaros. Firelands is a quirky place. Some bosses are very straightforward, some quite challenging for the […]

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