Tuesday was our first step into Heroic Modes with ICC10, three down so far!
I think Icecrown Citadel, at least on Heroic, presents an interesting challenge for Raid Leaders. With the ability to toggle Heroic on and off, you have to make your own plan of attack such as who to focus on first.
During our first week, we took out the first three bosses with relative ease but then the fourth, Saurfang, is a whole other ballgame. We ended up skipping him (killing him on normal mode) for this week so we could try other bosses on our way to Lich King such as Blood Queen and Dreamwalker.
Well the we have finally downed Lich King! Unfortunately I had to use my warrior…
Due to the wondrous nature of 10man Raiding Guild Recruitment, I bit the bullet and just brought my alt Prot Warrior Rackham in for our first Lich King kill. Although having the Kingslayer title on my alt is amusing, I will be on my Warlock next time fulfilling my proper role in raid, to melt faces.
We actually downed him on our last go for the night as Raid End time passed as we were doing the encounter. Always nice to grab the kill even if it’s at the end of the raid night. Our MainTank Leopole actually passed the Tank Axe (Troggbane, Axe of the Frostborne King) to my warrior which I gladly took.
Update 1/26/09: Professor Putricide also is down!
The first gated content in Icecrown Citadel has opened up & I’m looking forward to it!
We had some good tries with Professor Putricide this first week but the 10 attempts were not enough to kill him off. We did take down Rotface & Festergut with relative ease though. I wish Blizzard would stray away from the limited attempts scenario for raid bosses but they have improved from Anub’arak.
Many guilds, even the ‘high-end’ ones really did not approve of such achievements as [A Tribute to Insanity]. Keeping achievements away from ‘how many attempts are remaining’ is what happened with Putricide. You can kill him with 10 attempts left or 1 attempt left, it has no negative ramifications (aside from repair bills).
I can live with limited attempts for bosses in ICC but the achievement-based bit that we saw in patch 3.2, with the Crusaders’ Coliseum, was really depressing at times.