The Queen is Dead!

The final boss in the Eternal Palace is Queen Azshara! We already knew the fight from normal mode, but still it took us a little time to work out the last phase, where we initially were taking too much damage from using the Titan Console at the wrong times. However we quite quickly improved and soon enough the queen was dead! Azshara down, mythic here we come!

Phasing out!

Next on the list was Za’qul. We already knew from normal mode that the last two bosses on Eternal Palace would be more complicated than the previous ones. However once we marked the whole room with lights, things got smoother. For a short period we had an issue with people in the delirium realm dying just as they came out, which we to begin with solved by having people come out while using immunities. However over time we improved in general, and soon the fight didn’t seem as chaotic as it did initially. And soon he was dead! Queen Azshara next!

Azshara’s Court!

Next on the list was The Queen’s Court! Before we even pulled we had some deaths just from tricking people into doing /rude to Azshara. But once we pulled the bosses they didn’t seem too hard. We had some wipes where we slowly lost more and more people to various mechanics, but soon enough we got better and it all came together! The queen’s court is dead! Only two bosses to go!

Gorgonzola?

Sunday night and we’re back to the Eternal Palace. Lady Ashvane took us a minute, and then Orgozoa was a real tank-killer! We spent some time there, but finally the tanks figured out when they wanted to taunt, and it started getting better. A while later the squid was dead! More to come tomorrow, unless we go kill Azshara on normal mode that is!

Into the Abyss!

And finally it’s here, the underwater naga raid that we have been waiting for since patch 4.2, when Abyssal Depths was originally supposed to be released. That was quite a wait! Tonight we entered the Eternal Palace heroic and killed the first three bosses without much trouble, and then got stuck on Lady Ashvane who seemed to be a step up in difficulty. But we’ll get her on Sunday!

Crunching the Numbers!

After the death of Grong we went onwards to Opulence. We knew already that the Opulence fight was the first difficult fight in Dazar’alor and that we would have to spend a lot more time learning the encounter than any previous boss. This turned out to be very true, and for more reasons than just a sheer step up in difficulty. To begin with we were mainly failing in the gauntlets, and perhaps progressing a bit slow. But soon we had issues with numbers, people were going on Easter holidays, and when we were finally ready to continue progress; five fairly new raiders, and one older, left the guild because they got called out for creating a clique within the guild. And then summer was around the corner and other raiders were going on holidays. During this iffy period we rekilled the first 3 mythic bosses every week, but seldomly had a chance to progress on Opulence. But finally we sorted our numbers out, right when we have the next raid around the corner, and we finally got this encounter down. Good job everyone, this was a rough one!