Tonight we finished farming mounts for our entire raid team. We relied on our entire team to continue showing up for months in order to earn a mount for everyone, and I’m proud to say that we succeeded. Reiigh nabbed the last mount of the expansion in spite of Dibbler’s effort to foil us (we all agreed to remember that part.). Congratulations, team and well done! We finished out the tier strong, and I’m excited to start the next expansion with you all.
See you in Legion!
In the weeks since defeating Archimonde, Electric Sheep has continued to prosper. We’ve been selling moose runs and, more recently the first nine bosses of Mythic on a weekly basis to generate revenue to help begin Legion strong. In addition, we’ve earned quite a few mythic mounts for our members and plan to continue until everyone has acquired one. Everyone has done an amazing job this tier and it’s looking like we’re going to begin Legion strong. Keep up the great work Sheepers!
This winter, Esheep celebrated it’s 10th year. Although it’s a bit late, I wanted to celebrate this significant anniversary and closing out an awesome tier with a much-demanded picture. I’ve drawn a picture featuring all of our current raiders. The last time I did this was back in Cataclysm and I’ve received frequent redraw requests ever since. So, here you go Sheep. Check out the forums for a related contest and a shot at a 10k gold!
Tonight we defeated mythic ARCHIMONDE! The kill itself was quite smooth but the timing was not. Esheep has brought back the “last attempt of the night” in style. After several near-kills over the course of the fight, we were feeling discouraged; 2%, 3%, 6%, 5% attempts …it seemed like Archimonde was just a smidge out of reach. We obviously had the dps and strategy required to get the fight down but things simply were not coming together. As we came into the final stretch of the fight on our last attempt, P3 seemed to be going *too* well–suspiciously well. Alayne recalled another blue-hued end-tier boss and knew what had to be done. He hurled himself heroically from the platform, signaling the team to surge forth and defeat Archimonde. Success!
With the support of our entire raid team, Enchantrix was awarded the first mount for his enormous, unsung, contributions to the guild. We are so happy to be able to gift the mount to him. There couldn’t be a worthier winner! Next week, we’re back to free roll.
The end of HFC is just full of these long slogs, eh? And let me tell you, someone REALLY didn’t want for us to get Mannoroth. We lost two raids in a row to power outtages –seriously. This was the final raid we’ve got before the holiday season where our raid schedule becomes patchy. It’s fantastic that we could wish everyone off for the year with a Mannoroth kill.
Onward to Archimonde!
Tonight we killed Tyrant Velhari. What a shitfest of an encounter. Glad we got it, but good god–what were they thinking?
I HATE THIS FIGHT. I HATE THIS FIGHT. I HATE THIS FIGHT.
After a long and miserable road, we downed Xhul’horac. We’re very proud to have killed him prior to the nerf. Excellent job, everyone! Thanks to everyone for sticking around and toughing this out with us. It was not easy. It was not always fun. And we had a couple of really rough weeks in the middle with essential players taken out by RL.
I’d like to give a special shout out to Decay. I know he felt like running in terror every time we reached this boss, and we very much appreciated that he did not.
This boss pic was a little more interpretive! Here’s how it felt to do Xhul’horac for me.
After several very very near-kills, we tipped Zakuun over early in our Sunday raid. Next up is Xhul’horac. We anticipate it could be a tricky one so get ready!
After our super exciting glitch-event last go around, we bonked over Iskar with relative ease. The kill itself was a fairly close call but that’s just because we’ve got a flare for the dramatic. We got some practice attempts in on Zakuun during the second half of the night and I anticipate he’ll go down next week. Keep up the good work, Sheepers!
Tonight we kicked over Socrethar with ease. We would have had a fair shake at Iskar too if he hadn’t decided to glitch out and spam AoE until a soft reset. Grrr. Fantastic week overall, I look forward to more steady progress next time!
Tonight we downed Gorefiend, the first tough fight of the tier. And thank goodness, because we absolutely needed to get it down tonight. We weren’t on the verge of collapse or anything– oh no. You see, Dibbler, a strong member and assistant raid leader, was absent tonight. Allegedly Dibbler did not believe we could down Gorefiend without him. We needed to prove him wrong. Sicc put out a challenge to the group and offered up a 10k gold lottery if we downed the boss tonight, with a bonus 4000 for Brutality for replacing Dibbler. It turns out that wanting for Dibbler to be wrong is huge motivation for success. Who’d have known?
Grats to Mayhem on winning the pot! Way to go, everyone.