DOR and the Nine

DOR danced the fragment cell block tango and lived! 6 healing really is the easiest strategy here – having the extra healing CDs and dispels (and two priests) makes the fight almost trivial and definitely easier than Eye.

Although, I am a bit sad to see the Nine go – they’ve been with us since Cataclysm! They added an important narrative arc for Sylvanas’s character. Especially after she threw herself off of Icecrown Citadel, was revived, and then serviced to the Jailer since Arthas’s death. I do hope to see them come back but maybe this is an opportunity to make way for some new characters, WoW is in severe need of that! ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ

Also… #freeHelya.


Glory of the Sanctum Raider

Raiders from all teams banded together to get the sanctum glory achievement! This meant that each member who finished all of the raid achievements got the Hand of Hrestimorak mount pictured here. The tooltip suggests that a race of giants were sent to the Maw to challenge the Jailer for control of the area but failed – all that remains now are their hands!

Enjoy your fancy new mounts everyone! ๐Ÿ‘Œ


DOReyeball Thingy

DOR went eye…. to… eye………………………… with ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ ball boss and won! We actually remembered to take a photo this time so that much was nice. The fight itself sucks major monkey balls mostly because of the intermission phases but it only took’m one time getting to P3 to down him. Thankfully, I did not get yeeted off the side by my cat since I wasn’t playing my MW and aaacccidentaaally chi topedo’d to my doom.

Congratulations DOR! Btw, they got the Nine down to 15% in just 1.5hrs of progression. It should go down this week!


DORvanas and RIP BAMN

The pic above is definitely not DOR… because we forgot to take a photo of our kill so here is one from BAMN. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

On the last pull of the night (why is this still a thing because I feel like it’s a thing), DOR tightened up their mechs and dawned the Belf pewpewing guns to shoot down the Banshee Queen. And much to our surprise, we did it! Heroic progression is now over for this weekend team. Congratulations DOR and helpers (Zal hpal extraordinaire). ๐Ÿ’—

BAMN Lost The Drip ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Unfortunately, the drip stopped dripping for BAMN and the roster boss won the war yet again. Mythic raiding is both a joy and a curse in that there is a particular “high” when a boss is defeated… yet finding a consistent 20-man raid to make that happen is an uphill battle. Mythic raiding has existed since Siege of Orgrimmar (the first M raiding difficulty) and before that it was 25-man heroic raids. I’m sure rostering since then has always been the final boss, but with everything going on at Blizzard now and current disliked power systems, it makes for a recipe for disaster. Players have been leaving the game in droves. ๐Ÿ™€

Youtube content creators suggest that over half of the player base have quit since SL launch, and most of those creators themselves moved on to other projects like FF14. Until Blizzard is able to accommodate their disenfranchised employees and create enjoyable content, the likelihood for players to return is very low. Hopefully the new management co-leads, Ybarra and Oneal, can steer the company back into a good direction. Already, major PTR changes have been announced suggesting that player feedback is being taken into account. The things that frustrates players, however, is that these changes were suggested by them during SL beta. Now that they’re happening a year later is hitting hard. I tend to agree with the general air of things, and while I can argue that game developers should be allowed to present their vision of their game for us to play, ultimately it’s the players that have to live through these systems. And when that feedback has been historically ignored (Legion: purchasable legendaries; BFA: azerite gear, islands, war zones, purchasable corruption), player-to-developer trust erodes – faith in that relationship just isn’t there anymore.

Looking ahead, most of these changes will vastly improve the quality of life of the expansion. I guess tomorrow is when the trusty Data-miners at WoWhead will gift us with a lot of exciting news. I do have a wish list though that’d I’d scream if I saw happen…

Taru’s Wishlist

  • Legion Mage Tower – able to do the mage tower to get the now-gone appearances but only during Legion timewalking.
  • Legion M+ gear scaling – make m+ gear from timewalking actually useful so it’s worthwhile content.
  • Pandaria Challenge Modes – able to do the challenge modes to get the now-gone class tmog sets but only during Pandaria timewalking.
  • Make now-gone mounts available during those timewalkings like the Pandaria pheonixes.
  • Go crazy with the allied race customizations! This is an MMO after all. I want to be able to change my jewelry color on my Panda characters, right?
  • Legacy Raid Tuning – make getting tmogs easier, add a legacy loot currency you can spend to buy missing pieces!
  • Make covenant swapping easy and painless – make reknown an afterthought and not a barrier to player power.

And that’s it, see you all on the de other side! ๐Ÿ’ƒ


Mythic DORagrue

Last week, DOR ventured deep in to Torghast and tapped the bad boi Tarragrue. This officially marks them as having stepped into M! Naguura from Mal’ganis US (not to be confused with Naguura from EU) sat down with the DOR mages for a quick interview regarding rerolling anima powers and soaking puddles:

Very inspiring. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

What’s Next?

DOR is pushing deeping in to M again this weekend, going to the ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ boss. It’ll be very interesting to see who yeets themself to G’huun… there are two new debuffs that are applied to all players during the intermission phase and if players mix them, we all blow up. It’ll be a fun fight for sure! Congratulations DOR on your first steps into M raiding. ๐Ÿ’–


SL Donation Drive #3 Winners are…

We’re deep into Shadowlands patch 9.1.05.69 or something and we had the BIGGEST turnout of any donation event ever! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿฅ˜ The guild bank is bursting at the seams, uWu dazzy nuzzle wuzzle, so much so that a raffle for R6 neck and ring legendaries will be coming up soon for all MYTHICC members! It’s been a doozy this patch for sure. With everything going on at Blizzard and morale feeling pretty down, we were lucky that you guys turned out for whaaat.

So without further delay, our winners winners are๐Ÿ“ฃ:

  1. Owo with 2,297,148
  2. Kalanii with 1,787,245
  3. Talenl with 1,631,706

All members above 300k points will be given a fancy new role in Discord so you can show off! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

๐Ÿ†Donation Prizes๐Ÿ†

FIRST PLACE: โ€œClubhouseโ€ channel in Discord AND your choice of one option: Game Time, Surprise Gift (3 items up to $30), 3 mythic+ 15 carries untimed, or the Adventuring Package

SECOND PLACE: โ€œClubhouseโ€ channel in Discord AND your choice of one option: Surprise Gift (2 items up to $20), 2 mythic+ 15 carries untimed, or the Adventuring Package!

THIRD PLACE: Surprise Gift (1 item under $10), 1 mythic+ 15 carry untimed, or the Adventuring Package!

As a reminder, the Adventuring Package is 20 flasks โš—๏ธ, 40 food of your choice (no feasts) ๐Ÿฐ, and 100 healthpots! ๐Ÿ’‰

๐Ÿช™Gold Donation Winners๐Ÿช™

As mentioned before, the top 3 gold donors above 200kg will be gifted with a Surprise Care Package from Zarie! All Surprise Care Packages will be WoW related with either class, role, or gaming swag in mind!! (Gold must be intended for guild bank, not specific events/teams).

These winners are…

  1. Anarane with 1M
  2. Clumsimagik with 700k (skipping Owo since Zarie and Owo are married)
  3. Panpanhunt with 505k

This was a tremendous turn out! Thank you everyone who donated! MYTHICC appreciates everyone of you๐Ÿ™.


BAMNseye

BAMNalama stared the bull right in its eyes and well… won? Yes! BAMN took down the Eye of the Jailer and seriously facook that guy, he is super annoying and I think we’re all glad he left the Maw at the start of 9.1 and then gets smashed. ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ

Not much else to be said here other than BAMN is now 2/10M and plowing through steadily – the new domination socket system has slowed down progress as people still gather gems and gear slots. Hopefully, the Blizzy dev’s will make this gear more accessible since it’s more than a 1k DPS gain for many players. Regardless, congratulations to BAMN and looking forward to the Nine! ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ

A whore chart is attached below for those basic beeches who need to parse their big feet:


BAMN Takes Down The Grue

BAMN’s first foray into mythic proved that the big and indomitable Grue was no match for them. Not only did Jujubae int the raid by taking lUmBErInG FoRM to parse, but so did Barnacleboy…. maybe??? Hella sus… Led by Ginko and co., the drip was far too much for our good boy Grue to handle. RIP Grueboi. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

BAMN is making considerable progress – after defeating Kel’thuzad, they’re now 9/10H, a modest 1/10M (eyeball boss is a little ๐Ÿคท), and server top 100. So what did BAMN do next? They got to work on heroic Sylvannas.

The Banshee Queen is a noticeable step up in difficulty compared to her normal counterpart. How so? Everything slaps much harder and the spell lag is real. What’s interesting to note is that her encounter mirrors the Lich King’s – we’re on top of Torghast much like how we fought Arthas on top of Icecrown Citadel. Geographically, Torgy and ICC are poised opposite of each other in that we can see Torgy from Icecrown and vice versa. Story wise, the fight is a major culminating moment much like Arthas’s was, too.

Without spoiling the end of the raid (I don’t know how you wouldn’t know by now), I’m curious to see where the story goes next! Sylvannas’s character has been an enigma for the past 2-3 (or mooore) years without any clear direction where it’s going. The player is left to piece together bits of narrative after major events which makes it difficult to follow and emotionally invest in. Hopefully, the new spin is one that sticks and that the narrative dev’s include the player in the thought processes of some of these major characters, instead of us having to guess it. Like… do we really know what Sylvannas is doing yet?

Also here is the parse log for the Grue, boom roasted you lumbering trolls. ๐Ÿ‘ป


SLs Donation Drive #3

9.1 is finaaally here and it’s that time of the patch again where we need you to fill the guild bank! โ˜๏ธ

Event Details: 8/3 at reset to 8/24 midnight server (1am EST)

Donations sent to: Zarie with the mail subject as “GBANK DONATION.” Additionally, raiders may donate directly to their raid teams by submitting their goods into the team’s guild bank tab. If done this way, raiders must submit screenshots to @Animal/Zarie through Discord.

Points TBA before the event launches!

Be warned that point values may fluctuate over the course of the event so refer to the #event-pingsโ— channel in Discord for up-to-date point values and tallies.

Rewards

  1. โ€œClubhouseโ€ channel in Discord AND your choice of one option: Game Time, Surprise Gift (3 items up to $30), 3 mythic+ 15 carries untimed, or the Adventuring Package!
  2. โ€œClubhouseโ€ channel in Discord AND your choice of one option: Surprise Gift (2 items up to $20), 2 mythic+ 15 carries untimed, or the Adventuring Package!
  3. Surprise Gift (1 item under $10), 1 mythic+ 15 carry untimed, or the Adventuring Package!

What is the Adventuring Package? 20 flasks โš—๏ธ, 40 food of your choice (no feasts) ๐Ÿฐ, and 100 healthpots! ๐Ÿ’‰

Lastly, all participants who donate over 300k points worth of items will get the “THICC Contributers” role in Discord. Your name will shine brightly above everybody else’s!


Guild Update and 9.1

Hello everybody! It’s been awhile since we’ve done a guild update and seasonal review because… honestly, it’s probably for the best! This tier has been a DOOZY FLOOZY MAMACITA WOOZY. ๐Ÿ˜ฟIt’s been 225 DAYS since the expansion launched and 210 of those days were in CN.

INSANE ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The guild has seen better days but I remain optimistic. We lost 3 mythic raiding teams, but we grew the community to include more of our diverse interests. Our key pushing groups and KDSI events have been a great success, we launched 2 new H raid teams, DOR and SL, and have plans to incorporate RBGs into our weekly mix. โš”๏ธ

Sanctum of Domination and 9.1

The raid is looking amazing, especially with some troll af bosses where you can ping pong your friends off of platforms, check out this video below by Kelani! ๐Ÿ“

Of the 10 bosses, we’re treated to some major lore reveals! I’m not spoiling anything here, but should expect information on the Eye of the Jailor, Sylvannas’s ultimate motives and her Valkyrie, and more.

Tarugala is hosting a N full clear the day the raid releases! It’s been our prerogative since Legion to smash a new raid on release day all the way throughโ€ฆ until Andy can’t walk anymore (a typical weekday). We’ll start forming as soon as the servers come up so expect some major downtime until then! Make sure to plan your food and drinks, work, e.t.c. so we can stop Sylvannas together! Hit the sign up button to be taken to the roster!

9.0-9.05 Photo Gallery

Here’s some photos I’ve saved throughout the tier in no particular order!