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Two Bosses Enter: Karsh Steelbender vs. Forgemaster Throngus

In Two Bosses Enter, WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches, the bosses of World of Warcraft face off in the squared circle. Your vote determines who wins and claims the season title.

After last week's aerial battle, we're getting back down to earth with Karsh Steelbender and Forgemaster Throngus. I hope you have your AC on, because things are about to get hot.

Who wins: Karsh Steelbender or Forgemaster Throngus?
Karsh Steelbender3216 (47.6%)
Forgemaster Throngus3539 (52.4%)


In last week's matchup, Eregos proved that he's still got it and showed Altairus who's boss. The drake of north winds didn't stand a chance against the Ley-Guardian.



Follow along for the details of this week's matchup, as well as discussion on last week's matchup.

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Two Bosses Enter: Altairus vs. Eregos

In Two Bosses Enter, WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches, the bosses of World of Warcraft face off in the squared circle. Your vote determines who wins and claims the season title.

"What!?" I hear you ask, trembling with rage. "Eregos!? He was a Wrath of the Lich King boss!" He sure was. Not only was he a Wrath boss, he was the winner of the first season of Wrath of the Lich King's Two Bosses Enter, long before our previous wild card, Scourgelord Tyrannus, was even in the game.

"Uggghhh!" I hear you curse, trembling with only slightly less rage than before. "We've already had a Wrath boss wild card! You are just the worst!" Well, perhaps this bit of information will please you: There are no more Wrath bosses amidst the remaining wild cards. In fact, neither of them have appeared in Two Bosses Enter before at all. They could be anything. Anything.

Who wins: Altairus or Eregos?
Altairus3475 (39.0%)
Eregos5444 (61.0%)


In last week's matchup, we saw Grim Batol's Erudax clash with Throne of Tides' Lady Naz'jar. There was a clear winner throughout the voting process, though it wasn't nearly the landslide that was Ozruk's win at the beginning of the tournament weeks ago.



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Two Bosses Enter: Erudax vs. Lady Naz'jar

In Two Bosses Enter, WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches, the bosses of World of Warcraft face off in the squared circle. Your vote determines who wins and claims the season title.

Week 3 of this season of Two Bosses Enter kicks off today with a matchup between Grim Batol's Erudax and Throne of Tides' Lady Naz'jar. Can the Duke of the Below handle the Lady of the Depths? Let's find out!

Who wins: Erudax or Lady Naz'jar?
Erudax5996 (69.5%)
Lady Naz'jar2628 (30.5%)


In last week's matchup, we saw Shadowfang Keep's Lord Godfrey up against the winner of the previous season of Two Bosses Enter, Scourgelord Tyrannus. The two competitors very nearly split the vote 50/50, with the winner walking away with 50.7% of the vote.

Follow along for the details of this week's matchup, as well as discussion on last week's matchup.

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Filed under: Two Bosses Enter, Cataclysm

Two Bosses Enter: Lord Godfrey vs. Scourgelord Tyrannus!

In Two Bosses Enter, WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches, the bosses of World of Warcraft face off in the squared circle. Your vote determines who wins and claims the season title.

Welcome to week two of this season of Two Bosses Enter! This week we reveal the first of four wild card competitors -- when it comes to the wild cards, anything goes. We broke the Cataclysm boss mold to bring back old favorites ... or something else entirely!

Lord Godfrey will be put up against wild card numero uno, Scourgelord Tyrannus, winner of Wrath of the Lich King's Trial of the Crusader/Frozen Halls season of Two Bosses Enter. Can Tyrannus capitalize on this comeback? Can he go toe-to-toe with the bosses of Cataclysm? Does he still have what it takes to compete?

Who wins: Lord Godfrey or Scourgelord Tyrannus?
Lord Godfrey4722 (50.7%)
Scourgelord Tyrannus4591 (49.3%)


Follow along for the details of this matchup, as well as discussion on our landslide winner from last week's matchup.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Two Bosses Enter

Two Bosses Enter: Ozruk and Asaad kick off Cataclysm season one

In Two Bosses Enter, WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches, the bosses of World of Warcraft face off in the squared circle. Your vote determines who wins and claims the season title.

No, ladies and gentlemen, you are not hallucinating. Due to popular demand Two Bosses Enter is making its comeback today, pitting boss against boss to separate the best from the rest. Every Monday we list the rules and abilities, then you vote for the winner. As each winning boss moves on, we create the new match up and the battle continues until only one boss is left standing.

In this first season of the Cataclysm world tour, there are a few details of the format you should know about.
  • Not every boss is included in this season of Two Bosses Enter. We've chosen 16 participants. If your favorites are missing from the roster, let us know in the comments and we'll try to include them next season.
  • Of those 16 participants, you only know 12 of them. There are four wild cards in the roster, and you won't know who they are until the week they enter the ring for the first time.
  • We've returned to a purely poll-based system of determining winners. However, particularly creative comments about the encounter will be highlighted when the winner is announced the following week.
  • You can see this season's tournament ladder right here.


Now, on to the matchup: Ozruk versus Asaad! Ready? Fight!
Who wins: Ozruk or Asaad?
Ozruk8456 (81.0%)
Asaad1988 (19.0%)

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Breakfast Topic: Banging our heads against the wall

As a raider, you tend to encounter that one boss that will kick your butt night after night. In Burning Crusade, my guild saw Teron Gorefiend as our bane. Week after week, we wiped on him for at least three hours a night. All of the raid members did the famous ghost simulator many times, but still we had people who had lag issues when they came to the encounter. We also knew our DPS was not up to par, but our raid leader at the time did not want to run Mount Hyjal to get some of the gear people needed. It wasn't until the patch 3.0.1 nerf that we were able to overcome Gorefiend and move on in Black Temple.

Fast forward to Wrath of the Lich King, a different guild and a different server. We have found our proverbial wall in the Lich King. Many of us have successfully downed him in 10-man, but the 25-man fight is a different story. Our problem seems to come from executing phase 2 right, with having a stun rotation on the valkyrs and placing the Defiles in the right spots away from other raid members. Yes, we have the lag monster come out during this phase, but it is mostly an execution point.

In both those cases, I have seen my guildmates get so frustrated that they either leave the guild, take a break from the game or even not show up to raid on those nights we are focusing specifically on that boss. They just don't want to be hitting their heads against a wall all night, even though it would be for progression.

Raid leaders, how do you get over that hurdle? Do you just keep picking away at the boss until you get him down, or do you take a night where you go through old content to give your raiders a break? Raiders, how do you handle constant wiping on a boss? Are you the type who stays with your raid group through thick and thin, or do you jump ship when you are stuck on that one boss?

This article has been brought to you by Seed, Aol's guest writer program that brings your words to WoW.com. Watch for the next call for submissions and a chance to submit your own article. The next byline you see here may be yours!

Filed under: Breakfast Topics, Guest Posts

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