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#12994696 Jan 16, 2017 at 09:55 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
Guild Master
58 Posts
Come prepared...

What does that mean? As you continue to read, I will be explain what it means to be prepared.

  1. Be on time! This means that you should be logged onto your main character 15-30 minutes before raid time. I understand life happens but I don't remember the last time we started on time.
  2. Have everything you need before raid time. This means you have all of your personal flasks, food, seals, and potions all ready to be used before we start the group up.
  3. Be logged into ventrilo! Just be logged into the server sometime before raid so that you do not miss and news of any sort.
  4. Please know and understand your character's stat priorities! This is very important to know so that we are allowing each other to itemize better. Item level is no longer a huge priority. If you want to see progression we need to itemize our characters to the best of our ability.

Some other important information that everyone needs to know....

Palrphanu and Bellevan will be our tanks going into Nighthold. As you all know, tier armor is being released and I would like to see our tanks get the tier armor first! Obviously if you get tier from your bonus roll then that is yours. Otherwise, our tanks get first dibs on the tier gear. ALSO! there will be a high priority on players getting their 2 and 4 set bonuses over people getting their 1st and 3rd tier.

The only way we as a team can make healthy progression is if we get into healthy raiding habits. If you want to see Mythic Content this all will be ESPECIALLY important. We can no longer pick up randoms from different servers. The entire team needs to work together and be ready to go. You all have to rely on each other to be the best that this guild can possibly be.
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#12997942 Jan 18, 2017 at 02:46 AM · Edited over 2 years ago
Veteran Octopus
35 Posts
Fatboss doesn't have any new videos up for Nighthold yet (most of them are pushing nearly a year old) but Line of Sight Gaming has been releasing some super nice ~2 minute long videos today:

Skorpyron
Trilliax
Chronomatic Anomaly
High Botanist Tel'arn
Star Auger Estraeus
Spell Blade Aluriel
Krosus
Grand Magistrix Elisande
Gul'dan
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#12999153 Jan 18, 2017 at 01:25 PM
Veteran Octopus
6 Posts
I will say that everyone deserves a pat on the back. We got half way through the raid with really only a rudimentary knowlage of the mechanics etc. Great job everyone!. I had a great time except for carrion plague when it was called out i thought people were speaking directly to me lol...Alas...the rogue...as much as I thought the slight buff was helpful at first, even with food, flask, etc. It still seems very lackluster, better damage overall but can't seem to break the 300k Mark. At 870, I would assume that it should be around that....bummer. is it 3 more bosses to guldan?
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#13000939 Jan 19, 2017 at 06:37 AM
Veteran Octopus
14 Posts
Might be a little late to raid tonight - my son has a concert at school; not to be missed! Still, expect I will be on by 9:30...

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#13001518 Jan 19, 2017 at 11:33 AM
Veteran Octopus
24 Posts
#12999153 PlagueHammer wrote:

"... but can't seem to break the 300k Mark. At 870, I would assume that it should be around that.... bummer. Is it 3 more bosses to Gul'dan?"



Five more bosses, including Tichondrius(who we'll probably defeat on our first try tonight); we finished about half of the ten-boss raid on the first night.

Also, DPS is tricky, man; the right Legendary can make or break a spec. During our last few raids of Heroic Emerald Nightmare, I was firmly in the middle/lower section of the DPS meters, but in our first night in Nighthold, I was up there with Shrykos on a few fights.

Just get some gear and practice your rotation. Try out a few different talents in some Mythic+ dungeons. I've found that sites like Icy Veins & Noxxic are very helpful for planning a character, but in practice, you'll need to play a little differently than they recommend.

As an example, I play an Unholy Death Knight. This puts me at 16th on the potential DPS rankings(Fury Warrior is #1, btw). My biggest weakness right now is that I need significant ramp-up time before I can blow up enemies. That said, if I execute my set-up perfectly(and get lucky with a few procs!), when it comes time to knock out an aoe phase, I can send demons back to the Twisting Nether like few others. The thing is, I don't aoe the way that Icy Veins and Noxxic recommend, partially because I have an off-spec Legendary that increases my damage when I do it a different way. My current method manages to do roughly twice the aoe damage I would do with the recommended rotation.

So try things out! Mix it up. Bring your A-game to raids, obviously, but remember to take each raid as it comes.
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#13002234 Jan 19, 2017 at 04:55 PM
Veteran Octopus
35 Posts
#13001518 Primeboom wrote:

#12999153 PlagueHammer wrote:

"... but can't seem to break the 300k Mark. At 870, I would assume that it should be around that.... bummer. Is it 3 more bosses to Gul'dan?"



Five more bosses, including Tichondrius(who we'll probably defeat on our first try tonight); we finished about half of the ten-boss raid on the first night.

Also, DPS is tricky, man; the right Legendary can make or break a spec. During our last few raids of Heroic Emerald Nightmare, I was firmly in the middle/lower section of the DPS meters, but in our first night in Nighthold, I was up there with Shrykos on a few fights.

Just get some gear and practice your rotation. Try out a few different talents in some Mythic+ dungeons. I've found that sites like Icy Veins & Noxxic are very helpful for planning a character, but in practice, you'll need to play a little differently than they recommend.

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I'm pretty sure Noxxic is 'there be dragons' status and a very poor resource. Plague, I recommend checking out the rogue Discord. The class Discords are pretty well maintained and generally include links to the best resources. You can also ask questions and get quick responses.

Shrykos also uploaded logs which is a good way to evaluate how you did and/or showing other knowledgeable people to help evaluate and see where there could be improvement.
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#13004974 Jan 20, 2017 at 10:03 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
Guild Officer
102 Posts
Here's the most tl;dr version of Nighthold I could find:

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#13019426 Jan 26, 2017 at 10:59 PM
Guild Officer
102 Posts
I'm also a fan of the TL;DR videos
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#13020929 Jan 27, 2017 at 02:48 PM
Veteran Octopus
14 Posts
Hello all,

So, I've been struggling to maintain the 12:30 AM EST end time (and I struggle to actually fall asleep after raid by 1 am), and I've finally decided once and for all that I cannot do that and perform well at my day job (need to keep that!). So, in the absence of us being able to return to 3 days 9:30 - 11:30, I'll be stepping out of raid each night at break or so.

Which means that I will be happy to be a dps/heals swing member - whichever is needed. It's been a good thing that we have so many healers showing for raid, and should that continue I will go windwalker. I also think leaving mid-raid as dps will be less disruptive to the team.

Sorry to do this, as I love raiding with the team, and I love healing, but 12:30 is just too late (early?) for a 6am wakeup for this old man...

Best,

Zen
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#13021004 Jan 27, 2017 at 03:40 PM
Veteran Octopus
24 Posts
Damn it, I'm in the same boat as you, Zen. That's one of the reasons I declined to work towards having a main tank position early on.

This is not an East Coast guild, despite being on an East Coast server. 😟

I've got to stay on, though; raid night is when I do most of my in-game progression. I'm just not intelligent or skilled enough to play as efficiently as our other guildies.

All the best to you though, and you'll still be able to see all of the content. 😀
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