We are in a very good place as the end of Legion draws near. (Side note: Don't forget to post your guess for the date Battle for Azeroth drops. Use the side bar to navigate to the thread. One guess could see you wind up with a bunch of prizes. You can pick a date someone else has picked.)
We downed Argus in LFR mode so people would be able to see the Silithus quests and do that questline. Also, we can now speculate on just what Illidan is up to with Sargeras. I wager we have not see the last of them.
We will continue to make our way through Antorus on normal mode. For people interested in learning the fights or gearing up, Mizauki will be doing a run of LFR Antorus once a week, with exceptions for vacations. These will usually happen on Wednesdays as we tend to have Wednesdays open, but not always. Just wave when she asks if anyone wants to go. Note: These may start as early as 8 p.m. server time as they aren't calendar events. Do not get upset when you log on and a group are in LFR. Just let her know you're interested and be prepared to log in early.
We cleared Tomb of Sargeras on normal.
Kil'jaden was a fun fight and visually stunning.
The developers and designers of the game have made some incredible visual effects in raids throughout this expansion. Makes me excited to see what's in store for us in BfA and makes me understand why the graphics requirements listed for computers are what they are.
We are giving Tomb a rest, for the moment. I believe a number of us have one of those repeatedly kill someone quests to get a key to move quickly into deeper bosses of Tomb, but we've decided there are other things which require our attention.
1) Balance of Power, the bane of every player's existance.
Balance of Power
This is from WOWHead. This is the quest line. We know a few mains are working through this. Quite a few of you have sent letters asking for Emerald Nightmare and/or Nighthold. Because we can blast through both of these raids in our 2 hours window, we have decided to place them on the schedule for the first weekend of every month from now through July. Bring your main. Bring your alt. Whatever toon needs the raid. Check the schedule and sign up.
In tandem with this, if you finish, say step 9, and you need Vault of the Wardens, Arcway, and Court of Stars, let Roaranor know. We will be happy to run through things for you. Note: You cannot advance quest lines in 5-mans in mythic plusses IF they involve a gathering component. If all you need to do is kill a boss, that can be done in a plus. Nothing else can.
Our other progression event will be a mythic attack of Emerald Nightmare late month.
It will be a good test of our abilities and adaptability. We'll see how far we get. It promises to be quite the evening.
Other raiding events are on the schedule. Deathtacular has not cleared Warlords of Draenor raiding content. If you have a level 100 horde, you're invited to come Monday, March 12th, as we clear Highmaul. For new members, you must have a toon in Spectacular Death in order to place a horde in Deathtacular. Mondays generally are "Play Your Horde Night", but that can be co-opted for SD events. Come on along. It will be fun.
Based on responses from a poll taken at the beginning of the year, there is interest in running Icecrown Citadel on our Legacy toons. We intend to do that in April. Therefore, we have placed on the schedule, several Legacy leveling/gearing runs. If you'd like to join in, your toon's XP needs to be frozen at level 80, which you do by going to the Stormwind Keep and speaking to a rogue in the room to the right of the throne.
We ask that you not run ICC with your Legacy toon. We will be running Trial of the Crusader because this raid would have provided the gear which toons used, in addition to Ulduar gear, to get into ICC. When we started working on ICC as a guild, we used Ulduar gear.
If your Legacy toon is in the storage guild, Eats Bacon, you are welcome to bring it back to SD for this event and move it back into Eats Bacon when this event is done. Once we have determined the date for the raid, we will ask for gems, enchants, and mats for flasks and food. These items will be the same as Ulduar.
We are going to cap off the month with a mythic run of Siege of Orgrimmar. A number of people have asked for this as they never saw this raid in mythic format. Hunters, if you are interested in taming Thok, who was the bane of our existance as we learned this raid, please let Tarsan or Mizauki know. One hunter will be able to tame him when we run this event.
We hope to see you at a raiding event in March. If you have questions about any of our planned raids, talk to myself, Tarsan, or Mizauki.