“RF1 NYAAA!” – A Tier In Review

It’s the end of another tier and with that we have our “end of tier” review. ๐Ÿฅณ

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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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.” ๐Ÿคท 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:

โ€œThe only thing worse than corruption was tentacle porn, and they added both in 1 patch.โ€ -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! ๐Ÿฅ‚ 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!!! ๐ŸŽ†

Enjoy the kill video below!

Caurevoir N’zoth

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 ๐Ÿคซ* 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.

Clap if you believe in RF1 ๐Ÿงš! Let’s go!


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 โ„๏ธ. 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 ๐Ÿคฃ! 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 ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ). 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 ๐Ÿ’Š and Vexywexy ๐Ÿฒ.

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 ๐Ÿ‘€!

Dragon Down, Repeat Dragon Down!

On Wednesday, Raid Force One defeated the purple-murple dragon, Vexiona ๐Ÿฒ! 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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ. 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!

Hand Me My Purse, I Need My Xany

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ! 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 ๐Ÿ‰ 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 ๐ŸŽ†!

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!

Burn All the Things! (and Dog)

“After just one night of progression,” Raid Force One took Shad’har, the void pupper, for a walko AND had enough raid to burn the entire house down with Hivemind inside ๐Ÿ”ฅ. As such with my “prt sc” photos, they come with delightful raid markers, health bars, and this time flying cows! Well done, Tauren ๐Ÿฎ, well done.

Now 5/12 mythic, RF1 starts exploring the world of over the counter prescription pills and professional ping pong. Yes, you read that right. Xanax, the Dark Sleepytime Medicine ๐Ÿ’Š and Ball Slapper Extraordinaire, is the next encounter they’ll be facing. (Yes, we know it’s Xanesh but Blizzard named this boss this way and the opportunity presented itself ๐Ÿ™„ so…).

While the encounter appears similar to the heroic version, there are many more challenges. The ball must be navigated through narrower pathways and every time the ball is touched, it spawns an add at that location ๐Ÿ˜ฑ! And to make matters worse, an interrupt rotation involving 9 players must be performed, yikes! During the encounter, the ball must follow all of these pathways at some point (and subsequent add spawns) in no particular order – thatโ€™s a lot of โ€œmusts!โ€

Does RF1 have what it takes to slap so many balls โšฝ? We’ll find out tonight! …Make sure you blame hunters and healers for missed ball slaps, it’s the only right thing to do even when they’re not assigned to do it ๐Ÿ™.

Maut is Love!? Baby Don’t Hurt Me…

February is here and love is in the air ๐Ÿ’–… for killing mythic bosses, HUEHUEHUE! On Tuesday, Raid Force One defeated the chiseled centaur officially making them 3/12 mythic! It’s been only two weeks now since mythic was unlocked and they’ve already progressed through a quarter of it. Here is another butchered group photo of our kill (minus the boss because he despawned THAT fast ๐Ÿคฃ)! Also, thank you for the beautiful DPS tears ๐Ÿ’ง, your competitive spirit is now immortalized in “I LOST TO THROW.”

With Maut down, RF1 is pushing into Hivemind. The fight itself isn’t much different from heroic difficulty, however everything hits substantially harder. All Aqir Darters ๐Ÿฆ— must be dealt with quickly, as well as the Ravager spawn. The fight is very reminiscent of the Queen’s Court in that there is a lot of priority target switching while also observing lethal mechanics. I think the big take-away from this encounter will be “DODGE ALL THE ROLLY POLLIES ๐Ÿ›” and “BURN ALL THE (RIGHT) THINGS ๐Ÿ”ฅ!” This fight is a fire mage’s dream come true!

RF1 will continue mythic progression next week now that they consider the first two bosses as farm. Tune in to our streamers on Tuesday and/or Wednesday and until then, Taliesen and Evi… Gingertail out ๐ŸฆŠ!