Thursday, November 11, 2010

Glory of the Icecrown Raider

The last few weeks, our raid has been focused more on achievements than Heroic progression.  To be honest, with the demise of Professor Putricide (Heroic), we figure we're done with Heroic ICC progression.  (Heroic Lich King is a myth--non-existant.)  So we've been continuing our progression down another path.

Last week, we almost (soooo close--not kidding) managed to successfully complete an Immortal Naxx run.  We've also been helping several of our members complete their "Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25)" achievements.  (No talk at this point of "discovering" the last boss in TOGC . . . steadfastly maintaining that there are only four . . .)

And last night, we finally did "Neck Deep In Vile" to complete the "Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25)" achievement.

To be honest, I thought that "Neck Deep In Vile" was going to be much more difficult than it ended up being. ("Firefighter", which we did later on in the raid, caused us more trouble.)  I'm sure we were helped by the recent patch changes to our abilities, but even so, people just managed to do things right.  Nobody dropped a Defile in the middle of the room.  (Ok, there was one sort of in the middle, and someone happened to be DC'd in the middle of that, and the healers unwisely kept him alive . . . but it all ended up just fine.  The transition wiped the Defile, and the player came back on-line just in time to run out with the rest of us.)  Everyone stayed far, far away from the vile spirits.  The shadow priest sent into Frostmourne for the first time handled it with ease.  And just in the nick of time, when it looked like we might possibly fail, the Lich King killed us all, causing the remaining vile spirits to despawn.

Our engineers dropped a mailbox right then and there, so we could pick up our Icebound Frostbrood Vanquishers, and we ported to Dalaran to go hover above one of the floating islands and take a screenshot.

Grats to the many Tempest players who worked hard to accomplish this guild achievement!

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