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5-29-2008 @ 6:11PM
These videos helped our guild do LV and Kael so much. Almost all the written strats available are these 3 or 4 page printed manuals with "set in stone" sequences and group compositions because the person writing them was kind of tunnel vision to their guild's strategies, or perhaps having been there and done that, fail to point out the logical connections newcomers must make to overcome some of the more personal challenges.Expecting casual raiders and especially spot replacements to devour that much written strategy and digest it effectively was virtually impossible, so having a passive, visual and audible guide like hers really soaks the intimidation of walls of text and primes people for skimming through our more extensive internal forum "scripts" and strategy discussions without pouring over the strats as exhaustively as those of us who have a boner for it. It's also quite enticting that she has an alluring, accented voice rather than that of the husky, nerd-rage, unbearably alpha-male raid leaders we've all read about/heard on those sound boards!Our guild had a lot of the fallout mentioned and we stumbled much on these bosses due to people leaving from burnout or simply wanting to skip the trouble and move on to higher tiers. But we came out of both of them a much more mature guild (and acquired some star recruits in the process) and partly because of these videos, have avoided the "Hand of A'dal or not at all" stigma on our server. We aren't the type of guild to go into any fight blind, and so we're not the elite of the elite who can analyze virtually undocumented mechanics and adapt in real time like these world first guilds, but we're also on a 3x3 schedule which means we really have to take advantage of what's out there to make the most of our time. We're not out to be #1, just explore and hopefully defeat all end-game content before WotLK comes out.There was one trick she does in the Kael'thas video that we were all fascinated by. At one point during P3 with all the advisors up she goes into "bullet time" and takes a walk around the room so you can see how all the mobs are being handled. We all took a wild guess that she must have cut the connection to the server and taken advantage of the timeout to go into demo mode.
5-29-2008 @ 8:08PM
Salty, the way I did that Matrix bullet-time thingy was I pulled out my internet cable and ran around the room filming before it kicked me out of WoW. Then I quickly plugged it back in again and re-logged in to carry on the battle :-) So you guessed it there correctly. Thank for the feedback, and, you didn't mention if you've done Illidan yet, if not then I wish you luck with it, enjoy the battle, it's a fun one. /kiss
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