Believe me when I say that I don't like that it's been 6 months since our last update. But that's what happens when you have people quit and you reside on a server that has next to zero capable Alliance raiders. It's gotten so bad, The Company was the last major Alliance raiding guild left on Hyjal; any others remaining are casual or PvP-only. PvP-only players have tiny brains...so I guess that includes my brother who plays on Suramar!
So with that out of the way, The Company has moved to PROUDMOORE! We were thinking Sargeras, but we decided not to because our former tree ran off there. We are now known on Proudmoore as "TC." The Company was already taken so we decided to pull a card out of The Fabled's book and abbreviate the name. So if any The Company members are still on Hyjal, that's our new home. Our names are pretty much the same except for Liquidhal, which is now just Hal.
So having been there, we're recruiting obviously. In the meantime, we did FINALLY kill Blackfuse. Ironic isn't it that we killed him on September 11th?
We realize that we're close to WoD now. We're hoping to experience Paragons and Garrosh before 6.0 hits. If we don't, well, that's what happens when you go through what we did on Hyjal. Let's hope Proudmoore proves to offer more to us than Hyjal did. Hyjal was a good home for TC all these years, but its time to move on. Goodbye Hyjal!
Holy shit it's been a while since we've updated this post with a new heroic kill. We've been through a little bit of a rough time with some former members deciding to take their balls and going home elsewhere. Finally we've managed to get our raid roster back in working order, and very quickly, downed a new boss!
Before I get to that boss though, I'm going to elaborate on our 3-month silence. While yes, we did have some members leave and some disappear (a particular shaman), the overall reason why we haven't killed anything until today is because of what tomorrow is. Don't know what that is? It's the Obamacare deadline!
Like most people, we're procrastinators at heart. So when we realized that if we didn't get a new kill before the day we'd all be signing up for socialistic healthcare, our lives would be ruined and miserable forever. So we banged our heads together and killed Thok!
We had perhaps the most crippling raid roster to do this with; no real melee DPS and all casters. But we managed to kill Thok after a short amount of time; before our hiatus we only pulled him about 5 times I think. Onwards to Blackfuse...*groan*
In the meantime, enjoy all your socialist healthcare, especially my fellow Chicagoans; Obummer is your savior and he also rummages my junk!
So much for being spoiled.
This is one of those fights where if one side fucks up consistently, the other side starts to laugh at the mistakes. My side would be on Mantid and we'd be the cause of the wipes. My side swaps with Andas' to Mogu and then Andas' group causes the wipes a lot. You should be able to tell by now Mantid is the shittier side.
Always make sure to give the machine a good kick! We're starting on Thok now; oh...my...God!
Starting to get into the true difficulty of heroics now in Siege. Commence the true pain and suffering....
We fought against Malkorok.
Alliance has no real backstory with this guy, but the Horde do. He comes off as a bit of a prick in the scenario in which you meet him. Step into Siege and he's a Kargath Bladefist wannabe with that sword or w/e on his arm. And like I said at the start of this, this is the first of the properly hard heroics.
Don't bring his friend at the bottom of the stairs to the encounter!
I can't wait to get "spoiled" next week...
We've had 3 more heroic kills added to the list since last update.
First was Galakras.
When on normal mode this fight is long and boring. Sometimes if you want to give your healers something to do, allow Fracture to go full duration on one of the leaders. On heroic though, it becomes a bit more lively, but still an agonizingly long fight. Sylanah is so pro, she can easily keep all the NPC's alive. We got that achievement sort of unintentionally because of her healing abilities.
Next was the Kor'kron Dark Shaman.
These two are...nearly...inseparable. You'll see their corpses are a bit far apart; go farther up the hill off to the right and you'll find their make-out spot behind some demolishers. This is a fight I'm sure could be done easily as Holy, but for stupid reasons I went Disc instead to get Sylanah to shut up.
And to finish this update batch, General Nazgrim.
Let loose Gamon off those chains and watch him to go town!
Once again two more heroics tonight!
First off, the Sha of Pride.
The final Sha that so many people, for so many months, knew was going to be somehow involved in the end-game. Personally I thought Garrosh would have brought it to Orgrimmar and infused all his Kor'Kron with loads of pride.
I did it as Disc and I didn't like it. There is so...much...moving. Also Pac-Man!
Next was Iron Juggernaut.
I can't wait to ride a mini version of this! Also we were in for a bit of a surprise when we didn't realize his enrage timer was 2 minutes off. Oh well, he was still hauled off to the scrap heap.
We scored two more heroics tonight.
First up, Fallen Protectors.
Since the old Golden Lotus daily quest hub was blown to bits due to Garrosh kickstarting the Heart, three of those quest givers have lost their minds. I would too, because the Golden Lotus daily progression was perhaps the worst implementation of the daily system in WoW to date. Other factions I could tolerate, but not GL. Glad we put these guys out of their misery.
This is a fun fight because I was able to solo heal it on Normal a few weeks ago. If Blizzard would only give us more Conqueror tokens (and if the fucking coins worked) I could get my 4pc and perhaps considering solo healing on heroic. Shit, if Paragon can do it on Heroic Garrosh, surely I can do it on this fight?
So much for the nice, pretty Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Garrosh has finally fallen off the loony scale and now we're embarking on a journey to remove what was once a whiny, puny orc from Outlands to now the Warchief of the [True]Horde. This journey started in Borean Tundra and will end underneath Orgrimmar.
First off, Immerseus!
He's a gigantic water elemental that has gone mental because of Garrosh kickstarting the Heart in the Vale. Looking at him the first time might give you shivers because his head looks uncomfortably similar to that of an Alien. After wiping off his face and not getting impaled through the head, he handed over a chest and Liquidhal went bonkers for a heroic warforged trinket that dropped.
Pro-tip by the way: run through him; it tickles.
As always, achievement images as proof of demise: