The tier is here and RF1 plowed ahead and claimed kills on both Humpsmen and Dadvourer! 🍆😉
Since being widely recognized by the community that CN is in fact a daddy issues raid tier (with Daddynathrius on top uwu), RF1 is forcing their way to the end to claim their prize. There’s a PS5 waiting for everyone at the end but be careful – Prince Renethal gonna steal yo man!
Congratulations to RF1 on their progress and good luck going into Sun King!… he iiis technically a Blood Elf though… so maybe not save him?… but a cool Belf… I’m so conflicted… 🤷
The first “Ahead of the Curve” was claimed this expansion by Raid Force One! Opting to finish heroic before delving into mythic progression, RF1 spent several raid nights perfecting the dance downstairs which seemed to do the trick. Daddynathrius gave out some of his PS5’s to RF1 his sugar babies, although I don’t recall if I saw any trinkets, oh well. Daddy giveth and Daddy taketh. Remornialess, congratulations to RF1 and it’s hardworking members! 🗡️
Bootygoblin, a RF1 raid officer, was kind enough to put together a kill video! Fire mage POV of course. My favorite part is Kurrs nerdgasming at the end, check it out below! 🔥
It’s the end of another tier and with that we have our “end of tier” review. 🥳
Ny’alother, the Derping Kitty, was a very fun raid tier. From finally spanking Wrathion for the shit he pulled in Pandaria (albeit a fake Wraywray) to gunning down the big bad tentacle daddy lord himself in a N’zothian driveby, NYA wrapped up several major lore narratives while delivering diverse class desig… fuck it, you needed to be a fire mage, gg. 🔥
NYA had glaring PvE problems mainly with the last borrowed power system of the expac- corruption. Unlike the Eternal Palace and benthic gear, corruption was not purchasable for a long time and when it was available, it was on a rotating vendor. You had to rely solely on RNGesus: first for your BiS piece to drop, then for it to corrupt – to one out of the MANY corruptions that you needed. Some classes benefitted from corruption more than others, too. As in the case for Fire Mage, it was all stat mastery corruption and for others, it may have been infinite stars or echoing void. If you got lucky early enough, your DPS numbers were light years ahead of others, especially in the case of IS and EV – both highly over tuned corruptions. After the world first race, Blizzy did reign in some corruptions but you can see below how these powers were not balanced and carried early progression fights.
Throwadox, a RF1 team officer, said that “overall I think the corruption system had more downs than ups and I would rather not have a similar system be introduced again. And if we’re talking PvP, corruption is the most un-fun and unfair power that was introduced into the game making classes and comps exceptionally strong (Hpal infinite CD’s thanks to IT, mages and locks having 100% haste and casting <1sec polymorphs/fears/chaos bolts and <2sec greater pyro and rogue/DH which 50%+ of their damage came from gushing wounds/lash of the void).”
Zalasmina said regarding corruption: “I’m sick of borrowed power, this expac was a joke, fuck this game.” 🤷 Hard words from a person with back toes but his feelings can be summarized in the picture below – we love to hate to play this game!
Some more thoughts are as follows:
“The only thing worse than corruption was tentacle porn, and they added both in 1 patch.” -B
“To me, corruption was borrowed power without reasonable limits on top of a patch full of reused assets and art. The fact that obtaining useful corruption was also entirely RNG for a while just sort of killed 8.3 for me and a few other friends.” -P
In the end, RF1 beat daddy uWucles and savored their first CE in MYTHICC. It was well-deserved and a long time coming having been so close in previous tiers this expac. Below is a collection of RF1 and WW/SS moments enjoyed throughout NYA!
On Tuesday night, Raid Force One did the unimaginable (not really, but that’s just a fun word to use). They blasted their way into the belly of the beast and defeated N’zoth on mythic difficulty! 🥂 Two lucky members of the team, Shytrap and Highprofit, got the enigmatic mythic only mount, the Ny’alotha Allseer.
Now 12/12 mythic progression, RF1 is planning for a couple of things. They aim to clear all of mythic while also preparing for Shadow Lands. They also might start trials again! Whether that be the case or not, congratulations Raid Force One!!! 🎆
Raid Force One officially downed Carapace of N’zoth, the Thick Purple Tendy Zaddy, making them 11/12 mythic! It was a well earned kill with *mumble over a hundred pulls mumble 🤫* to defeat the Lovecraftian horror. RF1 is doing a reclear next week before diving through the depths to face N’zoth, the Corrupter – the last Old God and clearly a Panda.
Raid Force One defeated Il’gynoth the Floating Eyeball Organ thing in mythic Ny’alotha this week! Unfortunately, the boss was extremely buggy due to a recent nerf from Blizzard ❄️. Many guilds encountered this bug in heroic and mythic difficulty, effectively removing an entire mechanic from the fight! Blizz quickly hot fixed it so reclearing it should be a TREAT 🤣! I will sacrifice a Tauren for a good pull…
Raid Force One is now 10/12 mythic – cutting edge is getting closer AND closer! Gogogo Raid Force One!
On Wednesday, Raid Force One defeated the mad titan keeper, Ra-den, on mythic difficulty. The encounter was an event to remember! Only one lone member remained alive (a ret paladin, go figure 💁♀️). While the rest of us cheered him on, Gosudawn bubbled and solo’d the last 1 million health getting 3 twilight devastation(s) within 6 seconds, securing us the kill. RF1 finished the rest of the night reclearing Xanax 💊 and Vexywexy 🐲.
Here is a fun group picture on Ra-den’s platform and another picture of the man himself, Gosudawn!
Thankfully, the disgusting troll back toes were well hidden for the people with sensitive eyes 👀!
Last Wednesday, Raid Force One beat back down the wormy mama, Drest’agath (who knew, it’s female? 🤷) This officially makes them 8/12 mythic! There are no photos or video of the kill, thanks RF1, nice job. Losers.
On Wednesday, Raid Force One defeated the purple-murple dragon, Vexiona 🐲! This officially makes Raid Force One 7/12 mythic, leaving Drest’agath, Il’gynoth, and Ra-den left before the big baddies at the end. Sadly, we forgot to get a screenshot of our kill OR a video 😭. I blame our hunters, mages, and especially Pandathrall – he definitely 100% threw a couple of our pulls but his sacrifice is a sacrifice for the kill. Stay tuned for more updates and maybe a kill video!
After many strategic ball slappings and wipes, Raid Force One learned how to swallow (I had to) – defeating Dark Inquistor Xanesh on mythic difficulty! The sweat inducing encounter is extremely tight in that if any one ping-pong void orb rotation is failed, it’s a guaranteed wipe… and it happens 4 TIMES 😱! Not to boot, there is an add the spawns any time the ball is redirected. A 3-4 person interrupt rotation is ALSO needed as it spam casts an AoE fear, yikes! Here is a kill video, sponsored by Prisonpurse, our resident fire mage!
With DIX down, RF1 goes into Vexiona, the twilight dragon mama 🐉 who sold her soul to the void for power. You may remember her from a questline in Twilight Highlands to upgrade the Crucible of Flame essence where she attacked Alexstraza and Kalecgos. There she tried to subjugate the Red Dragonflight but ultimately failed due to our interference. Now we find her stationed in Ny’alotha on the platform above DIX. Some notable differences between this encounter and the heroic one is that there is a new add that spawns that mass grips everyone to it. And in the final phase, there is a copy of Vexy that performs her intermission void breath mechanic 🎆!
RF1, now 6/12 mythic progression, is staying on pace with other competitive 2-night weekly guilds. Follow us here for more progression updates and future events!