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Favorite WoW Video: Best Boss Kill

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by julesinpdx

Week 2, of my favorite World of Warcraft videos.  This week is; Best Boss Kill video.   This one is a no brainer, it definitely has to be the World First 25m Heroic kill of the Lich King by Paragon. Being the first guild in the world to kill him on heroic, it put Paragon to #1 in the world.  They have 3 players a rogue, priest and shaman Frapsing the fight, they edit each players part and make one hell of a cool video.  They added in the voices of the Lich King, Tirion Fordring and King Terenas, which helps add to the video.  They used music from the first Transformers movie, it fit in so well it gave me goose bumps.

The video is in 3 parts, each part has a different element to watch out for.  In part 1 at about 2:30 minutes in, their main tank disconnects but is able to come back in just in time to continue tanking the Lich King.  Now we have had this happen before as well a very scary moment to be sure it usually means a wipe.  Also, in the beginning the key is: DO NOT STAND IN SHADOW TRAPS!  (purple circle on ground = dead raid)  When is not standing in something bad the #1 rule in WoW?!

Part 2, the fight continues, DO NOT STAND IN DEFILE!  (black puddle on the ground = dead raid).   In part 2 there is a new phase where everyone is pulled into Frostmourn, (the Lich Kings sword).  They must stay grouped up, kill spirits and heal, heal, heal.

Part 3, the best part, the dramatic intense ending. The Lich King is almost dead, he is getting close to 10%(I will explain what happens at 10% later), they turn down the music and you here what is actually being said by them over their voice chat(Ventrilo).  His health goes to 10.9% and he pulls the raid back into Frostmourn again, the talk over voice chat goes crazy. Their leaders get everyone calmed down and concentrate on their jobs.  Now all they have to do is group up, kill the spirits, heal, heal, heal and its a win! 

One thing I love about that final moment in Frostmourn, they ask a hunter to taunt LK as soon as they come back out.  Usso will always be famous for his roll in this video “Usso Taunta”… yay for a hunter taunting the boss!!  Now you will noticed that they are not speaking English, Paragon is from Finland.  I never get tired of watching this video, sometimes if I am frustrated with life’s crap, I can go watch this video and I end up feeling better, go figure… ya I am a Wow nerd.

When he hits 10% health he kills everyone in the raid and starts to transform the raiders into “the greatest fighting force this world has ever known”.  Fordring, calling for a final blessing from the Light, managed to break free and shatter Frostmourne with his own sword, Ashbringer. The spirits who had been trapped within Frostmourne, including King Terenas Menethil II, attacked their former jailer by suspending him in the air while simultaneously resurrecting Fordring’s champions, who were then able to defeat the Lich King.

Neytiri

Paragon, what were they thinking?

Posted in Dragon Soul, Hour of Twilight, World of Warcraft with tags , , , on December 7, 2011 by julesinpdx

Paragon caught using an exploit in the new LFR (Looking For Raid), tsk tsk.  Well, I guess even the #1 guild in the world for the Tier 12 content (DREAM Paragon) thinks they can try and skate by and not get caught.  LOL  Why would they even need to do this is beyond me?   Their toons should already be geared with the BiS tier 12 heroic gear making Dragon Soul should be a “walk in the park” for them.  I guess even the best geared people can get greedy.  Here is the link from WoW Insider (Paragon cheating) with the full story.

Paragon posted this on their own forums:

There has been a lot of misinformation going around, so to clear things up, here is a truthful account of what exactly happened with the LFR and what we have to say about it:

The patch hit EU servers on Wednesday. We started off with our 5x Firelands runs to wrap up legendaries and called it a night. For Thursday, we had an elaborate plan to run a personal LFR raid for every main character to get the maximum amount of loot.

As we were doing the first few runs, we noticed an unrealistic amount of tier pieces on some guilds’ armory profiles, which we thought was unattainable through normal means. We started looking into it, and found out that you can loot passed gear from bosses, regardless of save status, if you zone out and back into the instance. This did not provide the raid with any extra loot, but it did eliminate a major portion of the RNG that would have been involved in simply doing personal runs for everyone.

We acknowledge that using this unintended behavior, which was quite clearly a bug, to our gain, was wrong. The fact that others were using it as well is no justification for doing it ourselves. We apologize for doing it, and accept whatever consequences follow.

Their punishment as I have heard thru my guildmates is that they removed any gear they had gotten from those runs and their accounts have been suspended from 3 to 8 days.  Thus making it impossible for them to be #1 in the world for the Tier 13 content.  I am glad that Blizzard has finally set down some harsh punishments this time.  When guilds have used past exploits nothing much was ever done. 

What will the race for the #1 guild in the world be like now?  Will Blizzard over look this for Paragon since they have been the #1 guild for awhile or will they truly punish them?  Will they want to shake things up and let some other guilds who may not be nearly as good as Paragon take the #1 spot?  We shall soon see.

Neytiri