03/04/2017

Victory At Last, Again

Back in September 2014 I wrote a post called "Victory at last" in which I talked about finally killing the Dread Guards in Terror From Beyond on nightmare mode. Long story short, I had spent a lot of time wiping on them and it felt very satisfying to get them down at last, even if we had to overgear the fight by several tiers to get there.

After the 4.0 reset we didn't even make a proper attempt at the fight again, but since 5.0 we've been feeling more ambitious. And last night, we got it down!



And yes, it was yet another level of satisfying to beat the encounter at the intended gear level this time. Sure, it's probably a bit easier now than it was, not just because re-tuning is never perfect, but also because we have some extra abilities now that we didn't have three years ago. (For example I wouldn't have been able to simply ignore Doom with a cooldown like you can see me do in the video back then.)

But still, it felt so good. We had spent several full nights wiping on the fight beforehand, making very slow gradual progress at eliminating those small yet deadly mistakes that kept causing us to wipe, from random deaths in the lightning phase to messed up taunts to green circle shenanigans. The first time we actually hit the enrage, I felt that we could definitely do this. And then we did! The excited squealing you could hear on TeamSpeak is a testament to how excited everyone else got about downing the encounter too. That's raiding at its best in my opinion.

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  1. Congratulation!

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  2. Aha, I thought I saw you take that Green circle; I'm still surprised (yet very grateful!) that we didn't get a Red circle when dealing with Kel'sara then. Made it a lot easier. :P

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    1. Yeah, kind of embarrassing to see one's own mistakes on video - also that I managed to blow all my stacks literally seconds before Teloo called for the second round of raid buffs, but oh well... the important thing is that we avoided making enough mistakes to wipe us. :P

      The way I understand the circle mechanic it doesn't matter if you use up a couple of puddles early on, they just stop dropping once a certain number are down on the floor already and stay there.

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  3. We had a similar experience when downing the EC tanks on (mere) VM the other week. I mean, we've done that on MM in times long gone, but with our crappy gear the current VM was a real challenge. It felt amazing when we did get them down!

    Congratulations on your achievement!

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    1. And congrats to you on tanks! They are definitely tuned quite tightly again this time around. :)

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