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10/10 – Gul’dan becomes Gul’dead!

10/10 – Gul’dan becomes Gul’dead!

Hello Fade fans or haters! Aaryn here!

So, we have killed Gul’dan. The last boss of Nighthold is dead after around 4 months of progress.

Gul’dan was by far the most enjoyable boss to progress in my opinion, it was hard and a long fight that also resulted in the most wipes for us – which a end boss should be like. It is a basic three phase fight where you progress each phase until you master it and eventually lands on the final phase where shit comes down. The fight is around 11-13 min long, which makes it the longest fight I’ve ever done in a mythic raid, but it didn’t feel that long.

Anyway, I don’t want this post to be a standard “how-the-boss-was” post. I wanna look back at the progress – not only Nighthold, even though I will go into more detail of NH – but Legion overall seeing this is end of this tier (but no need to worries, we will be raiding in ToS!).

I wont talk about Hellfire Citadel too much, but basically we cleared it with big problems – during that time we had to make some MAJOR roster changes and constantly recruit in order to manage to clear the raid, but after a lot of wipes, new recruits, drama and happiness we managed to clear it.

Moving into Legion, we had one big goal – to progress faster, while maintaining the fun.

At start of the expansion and even before, it looked like we had everything under control, a lot of rerolls – plenty of people that was supposed to return after their break during summer.

Instead it turned out that some members were not returning – or giving false promises – and some quit during the early stages of progress for various reasons.

Instead, Stormreaver was “fresh” again and had new players that were somewhat active. So we recruited and basically had a 50%ish new raid team in EN and managed to clear it somewhat fast.

Later people quit, some old, some new – but shit like that happens. Same thing happened in ToV, even though we didn’t manage a full reclear.

Moving onto Nighthold, a lot of “stuff” were new to this guild. Firstly, we had ton of new members in the team that have joined during EN/ToV – but we also had managed to progress quicker then we did during HFC. The guilds that once were 2-3 months a head of us were like 2-3 weeks ahead of us now. To keep up with that speed, people needed to farm AP, so new rules were set regarding the AP (which I don’t think was hard to reach tbh).

It started out good, clearing HC in 1 week. Following week we killed Skorpyron with only 1 wipe. Then Chronomatic happened, I wont go into too much detail, but we sucked on him (in my opinion, I might be alone on this hehe). Then we killed Trilliax in 3 pull, which was surprising seeing how Chrono went. Then progress went somewhat “normal”. We killed some bosses really really fast (wipe-count) and some slow. I will paste all bosses with wipe count here with wipes in (X) – This is also the order we killed the bosses:
(Keep in mind, this might be wrong with +/- 5-10 wipes – Wlogs as source)

  • Skorpyron (1)
  • Chrono (~40-60*)
  • Trilliax (2)
  • Krosus (128)
  • Botanist (54)
  • Tich (42)
  • Spellbalde (59)
  • Star Auguar (70)
  • Elisande (109)
  • Gul’dan (148)

* = Don’t have logs from this boss – but around those wipes.

So as you can see we did really good – wipe-count wise – if you ask me (some will obvious disagree, since humans).

But the point I wanted to make is that – during Nighthold progress we had some hard times. Not because of the wipes, but basically people quitting due to feeling too stressed out from either the AP-farm or wipes or some few leaving to another guild. Sort of what happened in HFC, but not that bad.

It really did slow us down, resulting in cancelled raid – getting new people in to the team and gear them up or to give them mythic experience. Since recruiting on SR isn’t the easiest task, especially at the end on a tier.

But the most important thing – We managed.

We managed to clear this tier, even though it looked like shit at one point (around Tich->Star when we had around 5-6 people quit somewhat). Not that it was hard, but it could be worse. But with the dedication of the existing members (and still active!) – people that left somewhat late – some people that quit, but helped out at the end even though they wanted to sleep – to the other council members – we managed to clear this tier and to get some new addition to the team.

To everyone that helped out – especially to the still active players and to some players that either quit late or left – Thank You!

The biggest issue is not lacking your best players, the right comp with classes, the right people and so on. The biggest issue is to lack 20 people and even though we called a few raids, we still managed (and the active players can expect a post from me soon lul).

But as this tier has ended and aswell BRF sort of did and HFC did – we will manage. We will clear content fairly fast and still have fun – even though we are a 9H guild.

And we will continue ToS – so see ya there!

Thanks you!
Aaryn

Here is the killpic of the kill

Here is the kill video of Gul’dan made by Darkshade that sadly weren’t here for the kill featuring some Fade members!

9 is not 10! One more to go!

9 is not 10! One more to go!

Yo yo yo!

 

Fade is back with another kill – or if i’m completely honest a late kill, since we killed it like ehm 16 days ago :).

 

Anyway! The fight is a bit boring, since it comes down to you making a DPS check, and when you do it the fight becomes so much easier. During this time, we sadly had some massive roster problems which resulted in some raids being called and getting new people in that either needed gear or experience but I guess that’s the charm of progress.

Now it’s only one boss left and expect a post about him soon! (Spoiler: He is dead, just me being lazy :D)

Here is the famous killshot!

Here is some PoVs of the fight!
Lill – Balance Druid
Darkshade – Shadow Priest

We went to the star and back!

We went to the star and back!

Hello – Long time ago hehe.

Anyway, we killed Star Augur some weeks back. Sadly, there were some problem with WoW on that day, so I couldn’t connect. But overall a fun fight, that was surprisngly easy after the nerfs. We expected it to be way harder.

But with the help from Fade, we managed to bring the Star Wars fanboy down! We’re also really close to a Elisande kill, so expect a post really soon! Made it to phase 3 🙂

At the moment we are also recruiting more people to join the raid team and start prepare for ToS! Soo tell your friends, family, girlfriends, boyfriend or pets and let them join in on the fun!

Here is the killpicture!

Here are some kill PoVs of the kill:
Darkshade – Shadow Priest
Lill – Balance Druid 

Heyyyyy-Lya down!! ToV finally cleared!

Heyyyyy-Lya down!! ToV finally cleared!

We are back with some news as the Helheim Ruler’s became the loser.

The time step between Trials of Valor and Nighthold was probably shorter than expected and Fade could only kill Odyn and Guarm back then. Remember that after our Guarm kill on a Monday next reset Guarm got nerfed and the week after that Nighthold Heroic came into the Broken Islands. From that time on Fade’s focused on Nighthold Mythic progress but after some people interested in having Helya Trinket (that mastery statstick <3) plus some achievement hunters Fade decided to kill Helya after we were 7/10.

The Helya fight was interesting, we obviously out-geared the fight but that didn’t make it to be fewer mechanics required. Most of the thingy’s 1 shot you, making you feel bad for sucking haha 🙂

Helya was down after 64 tries split in three days, with the kill on April 2nd.

The first day was kinda particular. Some of the dps were trying to “push” ¿their dps? by finishing their cast when orbs spawned with the result of insta 1 shot. A similar one comes when by a bad positioning orbs spawned at different position. Oh man that laser bean I wish I had one like that in real life to point to the starts. Do not forget about the “dispels”

“Thornie said: We are overlapping dispels in the same guy, somebody log a shadow-priest alt so he can mass dispel“
“Letsjudge said: But don’t we have shady?”
“Darkshade: What me? I have to dps, VoidForm doesn’t sustain alone, plus 15 sec CD”

On the second day we started doing some progress in the 2nd phase, Kekko was with us this time so we used mas dispel rotation leaving healers single dispels for the ones that didn’t go to the dispel location. This part was really funny for me since I could multi-dot, oh wait tentacles has to die at same time? Damn!

On the 3er day we got the kill leaving us some funny discord chat.

“Darkshade: Guys don’t focus tentacles, they are like the ones I summon, let me give them a good ending!
People continued dpsing them while waiting for the big add.
“Demoji: Stop dpsing left side tentacle is dying before the Greylord”
“Darkshade: Oh shit! I have dots on them can’t take them off!! Oh crap Whispers proc rip them. Kill the right side asap or …
“Demoji: Ok wipe we failed! Left died way before right”
“Darkshade: T_T Mb”
“Aaryn: It couldn’t be you alone, How can your dots kill him, that’s imposible”

On the last phase the position confusion was interesting

-Where do we stack now?
-Everybody stack or orbs will be misplaced – oh rip
-Soak Soak Soak!
-Kill the Mariner!!

Once we got the kill you could hear:
Thornie: Fucking hell, this bullshit boss
Jusb: Lets never come back here
Aaryn. Wow good job boys
Embr: wawawawwaw (Thornie style)
Dark: Fucking shit, no mastery statstick

But at the end we all did a very good job, Congrats on the kill mates!

Oh wait! Wasn’t it there Woop? Ohhh that’s true, he probably was sleeping.. haha

And as usual our photoshoper Aaryn, aka professional photographer took the kill screenshot. Also you can find some point of views for the kill.

Kill povs:
Darkshade – Shadowpriest
Aaryn – Fire Mage (Rip sound)

Post by Darkshade! 🙂 (So Aaryn could slack)

Two progress bosses are better then one!

Two progress bosses are better then one!

Hello Fade people!

I’m gonna be honest – I’ve been slacking with the post – I don’t have any good excuse, but I blame Darkshade.

 
Anyway! Sooo the last time I made a post, we killed botanist in a magical way – this time we played against magic and downed Spellblade!

A hard fight, with a lot of damage going out (It got nerfed now though) and requires a lot of raid coordination, but with some help from healers, soakers (melee Zzzz) we downed it! Didn’t take too long.

Then it was on to the next boss – Tichandrius.

Tichandrius is pretty straightfoward – Soak swam, soak argus and kill bats(!) and adds. If you do this perfectly = profit.

I sadly miss the killed, which probably resulted in the amount of the wipes before they killed it (hehe)! But hopefully I don’t miss anymore raids now – Or atleast progress kill!

I will also try to be better at posting when we kill!

Sadly, I forgot to take a picture – But I managed to do some professional photoshopping. If you ask me, I don’t see the difference, looks perfect.



And there is the tichandrius picture – Shot by Kiwirate.

Here are some povs:
Spellblade 
Darkshade – Shadow Priest 
Tichandrius
Darkshade – Shadow Priest
Skeng – Arms Warrior
Sooo, expect more (And faster) posts soon!

xoxo Aaryn

The journey to High Botanist Tel’Arn

The journey to High Botanist Tel’Arn

Hello Fade fanboys!

It’s been a looooong time since I posted here, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t kill anything!

There was this one night, a late cold Sunday in March – Fade made their way to High Botanist Tel’Arn. The goal was simple – kill him fast and obtain the loot and maybe give the trinket to the almighty Aaryn.
After fighting our way through the deadly trash in the forest of Nighthold, we finally reached the boss. But there was one problem. It was not one enemy, it was three!
– “How are we gonna kill this, Aaryn?” Demoji asked in agony.
– “No problems, I knew this would come, young council Demoji” Aaryn responded.
– “Wawawaw” said Thornie.
– “It’s okey guys, I believe Aaryn got a plan to kill it.” Kiwi filled in fast after Thornies response.

After Aaryn and Kiwirate – the new raid assist – have explained the tactic, everyone was on the same page except Skeng.
– “I don’t understand you guys accent” Skeng pointed out in confusion.
– “No problem, melee doesn’t need to do anything” Letsjudge answered to calm Skeng down.

One of our big pillars in the guild, Crusheer or we can call him Tasee, made the pull timer, everything seemed fine. Fade was ready to fight this new savage beast. But then problem happened. Ugle decides to go away from keyboard at the start, to either smoke or find his cat – we still don’t know to this day and a wipe happened.
– “What the fuck was that?” Jusb screamed.
– “Come on guys” Tanit filled in.
– “Focus up for fuck sake” Lill screamed.

Everything seemed lost, so much preparation was done just for Ugle to go away on the pull. The confusion was massive. Aaryn and Kiwi tried to calm everyone down, but then Morty stepped up and told Fade when he got lost in the forest which helped everyone to get back on their feets.
After another ready check and using more consumables it was time again – this time it felt different, like people were focusing.

The pull timer started and the fight was on. But as soon as the fight started, Woop decided to get high on some mushrooms causing him to die.
– “Come on Woop, avoid the mushrooms!” Boringheals screamed.
– “But I like mushrooms…” Woop responded.
– “Do like me Woop, don’t do drugs, do tequila!” Darkshade shouted drunk.

The advice from Darkshade helped Woop to focus more and Fade decided to pull once again.
Adds were dying fast. Spheres destroyed. Everything looked perfect. Fade managed to kill two of the bosses and now it was only one left still.
Everyone got into positions and used bloodlust to get the extra damage. But then something happened that should not happen during a fight. Aaryns goat came back and took over the raid leading.

The confusion was total, no one understood anything and the boss lived for another pull.
– “Ich will eine Kuh, wenn ich aufwachse!” Fys shouted.
– “Ehm, what the fuck Fys?” Aagard said in response.
– “Come on, I wanna play Counter-Strike!!!” Fitt added.
– “Me too” Mynte followed.

It looked like it was over for Fade, nothing could help them out from this wipe. But then something magic happened. Darkshade started to sing and everyone was back on track.
The time was suddenly 22:59 – Fade had one more pull to kill this boss. This was it. Win or lose.

– “I wanna eat, please kill it this try” Andrejonas said randomly.
– “Focus up, I can see into the future, this is the kill.” Aaryn said like a boss.

The pulltimer started – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – PULL! The DPS was massive, the healing was massive. Woop was drunk as fuck. Fys was talking german to himself. Thornie realised he tried to say Wowowow all the time and not Wawawaw.
After a clean phase one and phase two – Fade reached phase 3. This was it, the last pull – the last phase. Everything looked perfect, then at 10% something happened – everyone died. Except Aaryn.

This was the moment, the leader, the man, the legend, was gonna solo the last 10 percent. After a lot of blinking and spamming pyroblast – Aaryn managed to get the kill for Fade.
It was pure happiness in the guild. Tasee paid Aaryn gold, Kiwi fixed his sister snapchat to him, Morty gave his knife on CS. Fys tried to teach Aaryn german.
This was the kill. The only kill.
– “I’m so happy to be a part of this amazing guild!” Lynilx the trial shouted.
– “Told you guys – I can see into the future.” Aaryn ended.

Here is the mandatory picture from Aaryn

PoVs of the kill – (Clearly photoshopped at the end)
Darkshade – Shadow Priest
Skeng – Arms Warrior

Krosus going down – Fade moving deeper into Nighthold!

Krosus going down – Fade moving deeper into Nighthold!

Hello!

Fade has finally – after some gear, experience and alcohol – killed the big bad guy Snorlax! Ohh, I mean Krosus. It has a really tight DPS check, which resulted in several 0% wipes, but after extending the raid with 1 pull we got him down!

Now its time for Botanist, which seems pretty similar to HC so expect another post soon!

Here is the famous killshot and some PoVs of our members under the picture!

PoV:
Darkshade – Shadow Priest
Skeng – Arms Warrior
Lill – Balance Druid

Update post! Fade clearing HC and making its way to Gul’Dan mythic!

Update post! Fade clearing HC and making its way to Gul’Dan mythic!

Hello Fade fans!

Long time ago I wrote here, but no need to worry. We have been busy clearing NH HC and started progressing mythic!
It took us only 1 week to clear HC, which in my opinion was quite impressive! Also the first boss in NH mythic was a joke – 2 pulls and it was dead.
The 2nd boss of NH was waaaay harder and took us 2 raids to down.
Trilliax was also quite easy, around 3 pulls and it was dead which was quite strange, since we thought it would be way harder.

Stay tuned and make sure to follow our future progress!
Down here is the screenshots of Gul’Dan HC -> Skorpyron Mythic -> Chronomatic Anomaly Mythhic -> Trilliax Mythic

Fade Vs Skorpyron – PoV
Obsidius – Arms Warrior

Fade Vs Chronomatic Anomaly – PoV
Obsidius – Arms Warrior
Darkshade – Shadow Priest

Fade Vs Trilliax – PoV
Obsidius – Arms Warrior
Darkshade – Shadow Priest

Guarm is down and Nighthold is coming up!

Guarm is down and Nighthold is coming up!

Hello Fade fanboys/members/family/bots!

It’s been awhile since I updated, but no need to worry! We got some news.

After some pulls and wipes, we finally managed to kill Guarm. It was last week, but I’ve been slacking, sorry for that and also preparing for Nighthold!

Here is the famous killshot – and prepare to make this website to your homepage and be bombed with kill pictures! 😉

Here is some PoV’s of the kill!
Aaryn – Fire Mage
Darkshade – Shadow Priest

Odyn is defeated & Christmas Update!

Odyn is defeated & Christmas Update!

Hello Fade!

Here is a quick post about our latest progress and christmas update!

So after some weeks of progress on Odyn – we killed him this Wednesday, sadly with the nerfs. We had a 19% wipe on him before the nerfs, so was kinda meh that we didn’t kill it before. But other than that, he’s dead and that’s all that matters! After roughly 4-5 tries we got him down with a “clean” try – you can see the kill down below!

Check out the PoVs here:
Morty – Destro Warlock
Youn – Destro Warlock
Centurus – Frost DK
Aaryn – Fire Mage 

Christmas Update!

So christmas is around the corner and most of you – if not all – will celebrate both christmas and new years with your friends and family.
This usually means that we are short on people during this period of time, and we don’t want you guys log in for a raid, then wait and realise that we are too few.

So we are basically going to have a christmas “break” – though, there will still be raid event up and this is because if there would be some interest to raid – we will raid.

This means that those raids will be non-mandatory – If we have enough people, we raid. Also, it wont affect your rank/loot etc if you can’t make it at all during these raids. These raids will be up for the people that still wanna raid during the holidays.

Raids affected:
– Sun 25 December
– Mon 26 December
– Wed 28 December
– Sun 1 January
(No raid at all)

Keep in mind – we have plenty of back up players that can join us for ToV HC/EN Mythic/Achievement run  etc – So if we would “only” have like 15 signs or less, we can still make a raid happen – so don’t sign up and bail out because of signs!!

Raiding will go back to normal (Wed/Sun/Mon 19:45-23:00) @ Mon 2 January – Then it’s time to prepare even more for Nighthold!

The council of Fade wish you guys a merry christmas and a happy new year!