We slayed the first three bosses with relative ease then finished the night off with heroic. We are very happy to see Ashvane is not a pushover and are very much looking forward to a challenging latter half of Eternal Palace! We totally forgot to take a screenshot of Behemoth, but oh well!
Uu'nat is finally dead! It took 283 pulls for US31! Even with the adjustments after the world first race... this boss absolutely delivers on the difficulty. Crucible of Storms was an awesome raid instance. The last 7 weeks of raiding have been pretty enjoyable. The state of BfA is pretty lackluster right now, but raiding has remained fun, and the tuning felt great for this short two boss raid. I'm not sure why any guild would choose not to raid CoS, unless you were fighting the roster boss instead.
Our team has improved immensely since Jaina, and we've been having a blast. I'm very proud of our entire team and how everyone came together for this raid.
I won't do any lengthy shoutouts, but just to give a couple:
It has been quite a ride this tier for Team 8. I am extremely proud of the team, both new members and old. This boss was certainly a frustrating one as the pace of the encounter constantly changes from pull to pull based on spell queuing, but we were able to finish her off after 367 pulls. We had several low pulls on Tuesday without a kill, but the team came back re-energized tonight to finish her off.
This tier showed how our team will persevere and overcome challenging circumstances. From playing alternate classes, off-specs, or class swapping entirely, we couldn't have done it without that commitment and determination.
I would also like to toss out a few shoutouts!
Shoutout to @Aliella and @Emorell for accepting the call and joining me as Chieftain this tier. Their hard work behind the scenes has been crucial in allowing us to succeed.
Shoutout to @Dub for coming in late in the tier and driving us to succeed...
Really proud of the team for getting this in 126 pulls for US35. We even spent 3 of our raid nights farming BoD since Crucible release! Really looking forward to the grind that is Uu'nat. Hopefully they don't nerf it too hard and we get a good challenge. Shoutout to everyone who was on the bench for the fight (we love you) and also a big shoutout to @Raquel@kragun@Rocktherock for going above and beyond with your alts. Also to our healers @Olivia@Redmezz@Rocktherock@Lucid@Suhh for carrying us. Lastly to everyone who helped refine our strategy.
We're looking for 1 very capable ranged DPS and 1 very capable tank. Come join the top 9hr team in the US!
She took 325 pulls for US 64. I have mixed feelings about this tier honestly. The first 8 bosses were rather underwhelming in difficulty. Felt like a mad dash to a giant Ice Wall. Really would have preferred to have a more gradual ramp in difficulty. Though... to give credit to Blizzard, it's hard to get the balance right.
This encounter was both enjoyable, and incredibly unenjoyable at the same time. I think Blizzard missed the mark on what RNG can do for difficulty in an encounter. Not being able to see Icefalls because of a fog mechanic isn't hard, that's just poor encounter design. Despite the annoying RNG the fight was pretty fun, and the kill was incredibly hype. We pulled out a rank 6 execution on our kill with no unintended deaths. Really clean.
The state of Battle for Azeroth has been pretty contentious. I am of the opinion the out-of-raid content hasn't been this bad since Warlords. I am at least thankful that raiding continues to be rewarding and exciting in...