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WoD High Maul Normal 4/7 – Kargath, Butcher, Tectus and Twins killed!
Siege of Orgrimmar (SoO): 14/14 (flex and normal) – Full clear!
Throne of Thunder (ToT): 6/13 – next: Durumu the Forgotten
All other raid dungeons cleared.
See Gallery and/or forum for SS and dates!
So. A couple of months into the expansion already, but even as early as 8th December, KotA had raid-ready guildies and so went to Highmaul, the expansion’s first raid dungeon. And lo and behold! The first boss, Kargath Bladefist, succumbed to our combined might! The Butcher took some more doing, but on 11th December, he too went down!
We kept going to Highmaul, practicing the two first bosses, but then came Christmas, demanding our attentions elsewhere. On 2nd January, however, KotA once again ventured into Highmaul, and then we not only won over Kargath and the Butcher again, but also vanquished two new bosses, dancing on the “graves” of Tectus and Twin Ogron for the first time! More practice – and gear! – is needed, though, so we will of course visit them all again several times in the future. Still, we’re pleased with our progress so far. Grats, all, and well done!
It’s Friday afternoon, and WOD is not even 48 hours old – and yet KotA has not only one but TWO level 100 already! Standing ovation for effort to Rhyme, who dinged nearly 3 hours ago, and to Proliant, who dinged about 30 minutes ago. It’s amazing how fast you’ve levelled, amid all the lag and server challenges heaped upon us since the launch!
There are more on the way, too – Greyclaw is hard on the heels of level 100 as we speak, at level 99, and others are following close behind. I guess I know what -I’m- doing this weekend …!
We did it! Monday 27th October, KotA secured the heirloom weapon for all raiders who participated in that night’s raid, killing Garrosh! We also did it in the new Heroic mode, which translates to the pre-6.0.2 Normal mode. Many grats to all – well done! Now, to repeat it, for people who weren’t there on the night.
As of yesterday, 16 October 2014, KotA has a new Guild Leader!
As previously posted, Nevare has now succeeded Inwee as GL, a position he will hold for 18 months to begin with. Inwee and Mizchief are his Deputy GLs in the same period.
As his first task, he has demoted all guildies of Raider-rank to Member-rank, with the intention that all high-level guildies who wish to raid in WOD, recommit to raiding with us (by posting on the forum), whereupon the Raider-rank will once again be bestowed. This is in line with our current and previous practice, on the approach of expansions.
So – thank you, Inwee, and welcome, Nevare!
When the next patch hits in mid-October 2014, our current Guild Leader, Inwee, has decided to step down, after leading our guild since March 2011.
Under Inwee’s leadership, KotA has thrived and blossomed, and she has lead us to progress both as a social guild and as a (casual) raiding guild. KotA wouldn’t be what or where we are without her dedication to the role.
Nevare (new main of Nazara) will succeed Inwee as Guild Leader of KotA. We think he is a good and worthy choice as her successor, and we’re confident that we shall continue to thrive and progress also under Nevare’s leadership!
Inwee stays on as GL Deputy, alongside Mizchief.
We continue our progress through SoO Normal mode – and this evening, we took not just one, but two new bosses in normal mode, as both Kor’kron Dark Shaman and General Nazgrim were vanquished. It’s summer, it’s hot out, but we’re obviously turning that to our advantage – well done, everyone!
And there you have it: Last night, we vanquished the final boss of Siege of Orgrimmar, Garrosh Hellscream himself, in flex mode! Two attempts, with an important tweak-tip from Dwan about movement between Desecrations and MCs, and suddenly – Garrosh let out a hellish scream (O.O), the screen lit up with achievements and he was vanquished. Dead as a doornail. Feels goooood – yay, us!
Tanks: Thor, Lee
Healers: Diranna (aka Alf), Inwee, Miz
DPS: Kirhss, Kredoks, Nazara, Stax, Dwan, Dash
Disappointingly, no heirloom dropped for any of us, but I believe Kirhss and Nazara got upgrades. Grats on that!
Picture on the forum and in the Gallery, as usual.
But no rest for the wicked: Next week, we do it all over again, and also, continue our progression in normal mode. Onwards and upwards!
This evening, we took the Paragons of the Klaxxi, the second boss fight of part 4 in Siege of Orgrimmar Flex Mode, leaving only The Boss himself, Garrosh Hellscream!
In the meantime, we’ve vanquished Spoils of Pandaria 21 April 2014, Thok the Bloodthirsty on 25 May 2014 and Siegecrafter Blackfuse on 1 June 2014 – and hopefully, our success will continue and we’ll vanquish Garrosh before too long, clearing Siege of Orgrimmar (flex mode) along with it!
Pictures on the forum and in the Gallery here, as usual.
This year, we meet in the historic city of Lübeck, Germany, the weekend of 11-13 July!
So far, the following have confirmed their participation: Thor and Inwee, Kredoks, Dina and Kirhss, DD and his kids Ayesha and George, Adri and his brother Deadpower, Tahrn with his mum and daughter Freya, Cai, Aythorz (my brother) and myself.
Extensa and Muuheel are still looking into coming along – schedules and money needing to be considered. There’s plenty of room for more people, and we’d love to see as many of our guildies as possible – will we be seeing you?
See the thread under Guild Meets on the forum, for more details!
Edit: Sadly, participation this year has been reduced from what was originally planned, and the GM-group as per 7 July 2014 is Thor and Inwee, DD and his kids Ayesha and George, Cai, Aythorz (my brother) and myself – 8 people.
I haven’t heard back from Extensa and Muuheel, whether they’ll be able to join us or not – here’s hoping!
While we’re still working on Spoils of Pandaria in flex, we continue our progress in SOO-normal; Iron Juggernaut, boss number 2 in part 2 of SOO, was elegantly vanquished yesterday, with no deaths, after a few failed attempts. Picture on the forum and in the Gallery!