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Warmace of Menethil, Me Likey

Warmace of Menethil, Me Likey

So we’re still on the Lich King…

Chillin' with the Lich King

Yeah that’s me chillin’ with da man before combat.

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Damn, look at my corpse floating! That a bug or what?

I was hoping last night that we’d get him and he dropped Warmace of Menethil. I am desperate to upgrade my weapon.



We’ll get him soon, guildies.

And maybe I’ll get that damn mace.

Professor Putricide Down!

Professor Putricide Down!

ZOMG WE DOWNED PROFESSOR PUTRICIDE!!!

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Take that, you weevil!

Oh my god,  I so hated that fight, it gave me a colossal migraine.

We did it, guildies! Great synergy, great raid leader, great heals, great dps, great everything. Too bad Takako couldn’t make it. I told him the good news and he’s prouder than a…than a first-time father, I guess.

I’m now at 9/12 for ICC 10 man.

Next boss on the list…



Blood Queen Lana’thel!

But first, gotta familiarize ourselves with those bite rotations.  >.<

Blood Prince Council Down!

Blood Prince Council Down!

Oh God, don’t ask me how many times we died. Let’s just celebrate the fact that Good Intentions has downed the Blood Prince Council!

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Rancher was main tank, Voen off-tank.

Snowcow, Starlord and Xbowermngr were heals.

Doorack, Osaley, Catain, Denefblah and I were the damage dealers. Den, though, was assigned to focus on one of the princes.

Den said I was highest DPS for that fight. Shocked the hell out of me, considering I died when the Council was down to 12%.

I hate getting one-shotted, I swear.

But anyway we killed the three gay princes and I am as happy as a clam!

Well done, Good Intentions!

That’s 8/12 in ICC for me.  😀

Proud to be a Member of Good Intentions

Proud to be a Member of Good Intentions

I am proud of my guild Good Intentions.

Yesterday in Icecrown Citadel, for the first time ever, we one-shotted Lord Marrowgar, Lady Deathwhisper, the Gunship Battle, Deathbringer Saurfang, Festergut and Rotface without anyone dying!

Cloudrunner and Deathbringer Saurfang

Yes, we know your name means “Heart of Draenor”. Your dad told us 1,387 times. And counting.

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That’s Cloudrunner in the middle. Rotface didn’t stand a chance against our coordination!

And for the first time ever, we as a guild successfully rescued Valithria Dreamwalker!



Okay, so it’s an empty room. That’s ’cause Valithria bailed on us after we rescued her. The chick dragon was in a hurry.

We were still fired up after the Dreamwalker rescue, so we had a little discussion over whether to go for Professor Putricide or Sindragosa.

We chose the latter.



That’s us chilling pre-Sindragosa while watching the Tankspot video of the 10-man Sindragosa fight.

(Am I the only one who thinks Tankspot’s narrator Aliena sounds like a flight attendant?)

I guess we were already very tired when we engaged Sindragosa because some us were starting to get one-shotted. (But hey, it was our first time to combat Sindy so cut us some slack!)

Snowcow - Good Intentions

Finally, we decided to call it a night and continue our progression the next day. It was really the best ICC raid we’ve ever done and I am so damn proud of us!

But wait! Some didn’t want to log out yet so we stayed and did Mount Hyjal.

Mount Hyjal - Tyrande Whisperwind

It felt weird being next to Tyrande Whisperwind and not getting attacked. We killed this dame when we did For the Horde, shouldn’t she be pissed off at us?

Mount Hyjal Achievement - 1

Mount Hyjal Achievement - 2

I love old school raids, I swear. It’s so funny to see people in tier 10 or better gear wipe in Vanilla or Burning Crusade content.

And lastly, I finally got to do Vault of Archavon all the way up to Archavon himself! I was on my hunter Anhur. People normally drop out of raid after downing Toravon for the frosties but my guildies and I did all the bosses.

Archavon Achievement - Anhur - Borean Tundra

And only one of us died! Not bad at all.

Archavon Achievement - Anhur - Borean Tundra

Good job, guildies. I love you all.

Read This, Gear Score Whores: Blue-Geared Players are Downing ICC Bosses

Read This, Gear Score Whores: Blue-Geared Players are Downing ICC Bosses

Thanks to my buddy/guildie Denefblah for this VERY interesting article that ought to shut up every Gear Score whore in Azeroth.

In a nutshell, a European guild aptly named Undergeared is on a quest, er, project to show the entire world that normal content in Icecrown Citadel (and perhaps even Ruby Sanctum all the way up to Halion) CAN be cleared while wearing – GASP – blues.

Gevlon the Greedy Goblin blogger spearheads this amazing project, and I have absolute faith in this guy for he is the same dude who, along with his blue-geared guildies, downed Yogg-Saron last year, shocking everyone and drawing praise left and right. Don’t believe me? Check out last year’s WoW.com article Yogg-Saron in Blues. Proof positive that skill is indeed greater than gear!

Get this: <Undergeared> raids ONLY on Saturdays. Raiders can’t use epic items, so bye-bye purple. No epic enchants or gems either. Jeez, can you imagine a guild on Borean Tundra-US applying those rules? No one would want to join your guild. Hell, you’d be the laughing stock of this realm!

But Gevlon appears to be getting the last laugh with every boss kill. So far they have cleared:

  • Frozen Halls heroics  (PoS, FoS, and HoR)
  • Naxxramas 10
  • Ulduar 10 (12/14)
  • Trial of the Crusader 10
  • Onyxia 10
  • ICC 10 (8/12!!! – Lower Spire + Rotface + Festergut + the three gay princes of the Blood Council + Dreamwalker)
  • Ruby Sanctum 10  (3/4)

Oh sweet Jesus, my own guild does ICC 10 with none of the core members possessing Gear Scores below 5300 – my hunter Anhur’s GS is 5791 and Cloudrunner’s is 5781 – and we have yet to down Professor Putricide or rescue Valithria Dreamwalker on normal mode.

I confess: I am somewhat embarrassed.

But at the same time I am also encouraged and inspired by Gevlon’s progress. Here’s what he has to say about his project’s goal:

“I want to prove them that:
•  “I don’t have gear” is a lie, the normal content needs no gear (beyond readily available to any lvl 80).
•  “I have RL, I can’t farm like Ensidia” is a lie since no farming is needed.
•  “I was unlucky with void zone” is a lie. While luck chooses who get void zone, but staying in one is not matter of luck.
•  “I have no time to raid 5 days a week” is no excuse for being useless. We play 1 day a week.”

So you see, you achievement-checking Kingslayer-titled Gear Score whores, it can be done. Now STFU about GS and posting one’s achieves in order to get into your raid, and show the skilled Blue-Geared denizens some love on Trade Chat!

BRING THE PLAYER, NOT THE GEAR!

Intermission: A Few New Achieves and Two New Rings

Intermission: A Few New Achieves and Two New Rings

Here’s what happened lately in the WoW Achievement department:

Anhur is now exalted with the Ashen Verdict and got a nifty new ring.

Anhur of the Ashen Verdict

Cloudrunner joined an ICC-10 man PUG…

Cloudrunner 10-man ICC PUG

…and got the ICC cheevos below PLUS hit Revered status with the Ashen Verdict, so I got a second new ring: the Ashen Band of Unmatched Might. Funny how he got the 25-achievements first before the 10-man.

Cloudrunner Storming the Citadel Achievement

And that is that. Now back to writing my Guild Trip saga.

Intermission: Cloudrunner Has a New Trinket!

Intermission: Cloudrunner Has a New Trinket!

Good Intentions did 25-man ICC last night and this time, I insisted that Cloudrunner be given a raid slot as he hasn’t done ICC in ages and my hunter Anhur is already in a dedicated core group to down the Lich King. I nearly begged one of the raid organizers to please, please, please give my beautiful boy a chance at winning that confounded axe from Lord Marrowgar! (It didn’t drop though, dang)

Well, good thing my guildies are so nice, I didn’t have to resort to begging or seducing.

So my beloved DK was in! Hooray!

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That’s my sweetness in the middle.

The raid saw a couple of sloppy attempts on Marrowgar and Lady Deathwhisper…



Yeah, that’s me circled in the picture above. Hi Denefblah!

But the Gunship Battle was a piece of cake. We eagerly jumped off to get ready for our combat with Deathbringer Saurfang.



Ain’t he precious? 😀

So after downing Saurfang and his stupid Blood Beasts, one of our leaders took to the cache. The Deathbringer’s Will trinket dropped. I gasped, I rolled, I won.

Life is good.

The only thing about that trinket that freaked me out was its ability to transform you into one of the Northend races – albeit temporarily – when it “procs”.

Cloudrunner - Deathbringer's Will effect

Yeah, that’s Cloudrunner in one of his many transformations that night.

With my new trinket, my Gear Score is now 5749, plus I saw a significant increase in my DPS.

Plagueworks on Thursday night. Wish me luck. Hope people show up!

Rotface Down! Putricide on Sunday!

Rotface Down! Putricide on Sunday!

Prologue from a Death Knight:

Dear Diary,

I wanted to be included in my guild’s ICC core group but they preferred my ugly troll brother Anhur to me because his deeps are “leeter” (is there such a word?) and we are sorely lacking in powerful ranged DPS. Well, he may be in the core group but I’m still the pretty one who gets all the ladies (and the men). Come on, who would flirt with a face like his? Anhur has a perpetual scowl that makes him look like he’s battling constipation. And that hair! He seriously needs to see my hairdresser soon and I don’t mean that oily little green goblin in Dalaran.

Anhur may have the higher gear score but I have the stronger sex appeal!

xoxo,
Cloudrunner

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ZOMG WE DOWNED ROTFACE!!!

Combat with Rotface

That’s me having sex with laying on the floor while the others are still duking it out with Rotface. I was one of the first few to die. In the end, only one person made it alive but we downed the son of a bitch!

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So many dead bodies…

Here’s our photo opportunity with the fallen boss. Rotface’s corpse looks like a loaf of bread that was left out in the rain.



After that, we went for Professor Putricide but fatigue started to set in so we decided to call it and continue the raid on Sunday evening server time.

Great work, Good Intentions peeps! I love you all!