We owned this kid in 130 pulls. I'd make a joke about milk like we did on the kill but it's already weird enough so we'll leave it. This fight was interesting. It's one of those fights where you can optimize several things prior to the final phase to make the final phase easy, and that's exactly what we did getting him to 14% for P3. There were some hard coordination checks with the souls (which will be a pain in the ass for farm) but otherwise was a very enjoyable fight that felt great to incrementally optimize into a kill.
We downed this boss in 100 pulls. What an extraordinary boss this was. It was a real test of team work and coordination. In a less organized guild I can see how this boss would be an absolute nightmare. However for us it was pretty damn enjoyable. It's unfortunate Blizzard nerfed it mid-prog, which led to some re-work (and time waste) in our strategy, but overall it was very fun and rewarding to finally kill, and with a great pull count. Awesome mid-tier boss and we hope to see more like it in the future!
We downed these 6 bosses over the course of our first 4 nights in Mythic (ceremoniously forgot to SS the first boss). This tier definitely started off great with a decent variety of fights that are reasonably tuned (even though some exclaimed Skolex was over-tuned). Kudos to the team for making quick work of these bosses! The fun bosses are next (ok except Lords).
This tier was certainly one of growth for Team 8 - welcoming some wonderful new team members, saying goodbye to a number of players, introducing a few leadership swaps, and battling the summer/fall travel schedule! We are incredibly proud that we performed through all of this as we still managed to improve our rankings up to US 153 (downing Sylvanas in 151 pulls).
Like many guilds, we felt that the difficulty curve was a bit off throughout the overall tier, but thoroughly enjoyed our time progressing - particularly with fights like Painsmith and Sylvanas.
We could call out almost every single player on the team for stepping up throughout the tier, but we want to give a few specific shoutouts:
- @Purrtykitty for all the time and effort put into strategy and healer cooldowns, we know how many hours you have put in and it is greatly appreciated.
- @Sharkaphor for all the great raid leading this tier, your callouts are always...