Glory of the Firelands Raider is MINE!

The past few weeks the folks at Exhumed and I have been going back and doing the meta, Glory of the Firelands Raider. We had all the required heroic kills and lacked only the Do a Barrel Roll achievement because we had always managed to hit a tornado. So our mission was simple get in there and kill her without getting hit by tornados. Easy! Well it would have been…

August 8, 2012

How Firelands Is Saving My Guild

Diablo 3, summer, end of expansion blues and more are affecting the WoW community right now. Many guilds are struggling to keep their members active in the game but here on Shadowsong EU, my guild, Exhumed, are thriving. All because of Firelands, yes I kid you not! For the past few weeks we have been scheduling Firelands raids once per week to go and grab some achievements, heroic kills and…

July 23, 2012

Cataclysm Raiding: Did Blizzard Sell Us Short?

Cataclysm at launch had 3 raids in Tier 11, Blackwing Descent had 6 bosses, Bastion of Twilight had 4 and Throne of the Four Winds 2 bosses all had solid content that was hard enough for organised raiding groups and well formed pugs, but go in under-geared and without strategy and you didn’t get far. We had variety, we had a change of scenery if we chose to do so. We even had the loot pinata in Baradin Hold. best…

January 31, 2012

Dragon Soul: More Nerfs To Current Content

I’ve been struggling with my passion for raids for a while now. A lot of this was because my new job meant I couldn’t raid as much as I wanted to and that didn’t help me feeling detached from the latter half of the Firelands content. This was because my friends in Saturday Knight Fever weren’t raiding at the cutting edge and as Firelands was great content and I was happy with that as…

January 28, 2012

Wiping Like a Boss

Wiping on bosses has been a way of life for me over the past 5 years. I started raiding in the summer of 20065 and while my first steps were being boosted by a top guild that didn’t last long and I was soon wiping on early bosses in Blackwing Lair. We wiped for many weeks on Vaelastrasz (boss no2) and then many weeks on the 4th boss, Firemaw. No…

October 31, 2011

Too Soon! You Have Nerfed Me Too Soon Exectus!

Yes finally I have had a chance to experience the nerfed content that is the Firelands raids a few times and hell they  have nerfed it hard. Prior to the recent nerfs my beloved guild, Saturday Knight Fever, were 3 of 7 in the Firelands with Shannox, Beth’tilac and Lord Rhyiolith soundly beaten. We worked hard for them kills and learned a lot about the fights as we perfected the strategies to…

October 15, 2011

10 vs 25 Man Raiding

Back in April 2010, Blizzard announced the single raid lockout for 10 and 25 man raids. They also announcede that the loot in Cataclysm raids would be the same iLevel for 10 and 25 man raids. It is now 10 months since Cata launched and I have had time to assess the impact this policy has had on raiding, guilds and the game in general.  I finished Wrath in a 25 man…

September 5, 2011