Because I don't really know much about this guy other than he's a reskinned fel demon from Outland, Baleroc is Cata's equivalent of XT hard mode in Ulduar. The DPS is very tight and if one person dies, at least in 10m, you are gonna be hurtin. Regardless, the coordination to swap DPS on crystals, healers on torment / tanks...it's a lot. But hey! Our first night trying this guy and we downed him. Took us I think 2 or 3 attempts.
Blizzard then had another nostalgia trip by adding in a bridge cinematic to close the gap from Baleroc to Fandral. Remember SSC did that, except it wasn't a cinematic? I digress.
You'll be joining your son soon enough Fandral...
Traitors Never Prosper
When you are tasked to "protect" an insane archdruid like Fandral, I don't blame the person in charge to lose their mind either. So is the case of Alysra, who thought it would be better to hand Fandral over to Ragnaros than put up baby-sitting the pussy because he STILL can't get over the fact that his son is dead...and has been dead for a very fucking long time.
So despite thinking she did us a favor, she died for it and was reborn as Alysrazor. The fight is a complex one for sure. Phase 2, which lasts 20 seconds, is the best part. Tornados can be equated to speeding cars down a freeway, which is a great segway because Pinup, Liquidhal, and myself can relate. We're all Chicagoans so we know what its like to dodge cars and jump in-and-out of lanes really quickly. Such is life here and such is Alysrazor's as well. Too bad it didn't work out so well.
As a side note, my Holy deeps is still rotten; even when the fiery buzzard is stuck on the ground. Oh well...but I do get to look forward to Baleroc and inflated healing numbers!
Welcome to the Firelands!
Well we decided to pay a visit to hell and see what's cookin down there. We came across a Molten Core rip off! Seriously Blizzard...Ancient Core Hounds have a chance to give you Core Leather if skinned in Firelands? Are you guys on some sort of nostalgia trip or something?!
Anyways, allow me to introduce you to our early victims. These bosses were killed in 10m since we still don't have sufficient numbers to get 25m back into shape. We are still recruiting too!
First up, some big lava spider!
Aside from the yawn-'o-rama that this fight is early on, it starts to gradually get more interesting later on when she comes down from hiding on top of her web.
After clearing out enough mobs to take up the country of Russia from end-to-end, we fought Shannox and his two lovely pups. Please forgive the absolutely HORRIBLE camera angle because I didn't want to get the damn turtles in the shot behind it and their "you can't turn these off" red name plates.
Fighting this guy, at least for Pinupgirl, is like driving around a culdesac with no exit points. Just constantly going in circles...I'm surprised he didn't get dizzy and fall into the lava...which ticks for 17.5k I might add...because I tried to Life Grip him into it while he was AFK.
Next will be either Big Bird or the Gate Keeper. Stay tuned!
Once again, we're still recruiting!
We're Looking To Recruit!
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We are currently recruiting DPS and healers to supplement our raiding roster to get our 25m back into action. Don't think though we have been slacking off in the raiding department. We've been doing 10m to keep us busy and learn more heroics. We've thus far killed the following on heroic in 10m:
We have been Learning Valiona and Theralion and should have that duo soon.
Meanwhile, if you are interestined applying to our guild, fill out an application and / or send a message to Moril (GM) or Andas (Raid Leader). If neither are online, ask to see if one of their alts are.
We look forward to your applications.
Nefarian gives us AssCandy™
Actually, he didn't. But I did get your attention didn't I?
The first time The Company killed Nefarian was a long time ago, so long ago that I don't even remember the date. Regardless, I just remember priest and mage tier chest dropped along with AssCandy™. That really cemented our reputation on the server.
Hiphopunism from Lethality once called our guild "a guild in ZG gear with an Ashkandi." We've proudly carried around that title ever since.
Jump to today where we once again see Nefarian in full form. I miss the old class calls really. Wild polymorphs, Blessing of Protections on Nefarian, etc. It was good to see he managed to stitch back on Onyxia's head, only to have it torn off again.
Why can't we take both of their heads to Stormwind and turn them in for something? Oh right, Blizzard will probably recycle those two AGAIN for the final encounter against Deathwing.
Al'Akir, you're next!