Last Saturday was War Machine’s first night as a guild raid in Icecrown Citadel 25 man. We had a great turn out and started out pugging 2 people who really weren’t pugs in the sense. We started out kind of slow. We had problems with people disconnecting during some of the trash fights, but besides that, we moved through it without any deaths.
Lord Marrowgar was a fun fight. We got some bad luck with the Bone Spikes and Bone Storms popping almost at the same time and had to wipe on our first attempt. But! on our second attempt we smashed him which was our first victory in ICC 25man. Congratulations to all those who got gear from this boss. It was a fantastic victory for us as a guild to down our first boss in there.
We made our way to Lady Deathwhisper and cleared the trash before her without any problems. This is kind of a difficult fight and we had a few tries at her until we got the fine tuning down and we downed her in our 3rd or 4th try. We asked people to read up on the fight and it showed that we did our homework. Our goal was to go in and just have some fun and downing our second boss blew away any expectations we had for our first night. It was a great feeling when we downed her and it was another fantastic victory for War Machine.
It was getting close to our 11:30pm raid end time but we decided to continue and try our luck with the Gunship Battle. It’s a relatively easy fight and we figured, “Hey, FREE LEWTZ!” So we went in and had a try at it. Some of us had some complications as to what we were supposed to be doing and we wiped our first attempt. But wiping there didn’t get us down because on our second attempt, we knew exactly what we were supposed to be doing and we defeated the Gunship Battle encounter for our 3rd boss in Icecrown Citadel 25 man! What what what?! War Machine downed 3 bosses in ICC on our first night in there! It was just icing on the cake. By that time a few of us had to leave and we called it after that encounter. I forgot to get a screenshot of the Gunship Battle so if there’s anyone that got one, please let me know and I’ll try to get one up.
So our first night in Icecrown Citadel 25 man was a complete success! Not saying we don’t have confidence in our guild, but going in for the first time as a guild and downing the first three bosses really blew away our expectations. Everyone should give themselves a big pat on the back for how well we did. Great job everyone!
We’ll be doing this every Saturday so read up on the next bosses. We’ll make posts in the forums with quick links to the boss fight strategies. Since we got up to Deathbringer Saurfang, he will be our next boss to study up on. We also should study up on Festergut as well. Defeating Saurfang will be a great achievement for the guild because we get the [Storming the Citadel (25 man)] achievement. Although some of us have that achievement already, downing that far as a guild is a great achievement.
So again, great job everyone. You all did very well. Lets keep this up and get us some more gear in ICC 25!