Polygamerous Podcast
December 2011
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Gotta Have Soul

Yes, World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 has finally dropped, which you already knew, of course. Us being a particularly raid-centric group in my guild (at least the 10 or so of us that are raiding…) always seem to rush into the new raid, when there is one, on day 1 (being Tuesday…). I was very impressed that the patch went generally well which has been the norm for the past few patches now. I did have some addon issues that I solved by turning all of them off and then back on a few at a time. A few people have reported to me that they just disabled all their addons and were able to enable them all after a few restarts adding them back in.

WoWScrnShot_112911_213815The Dragon Soul raid, so far, has been fun, but generally easy. We only raid for about 2 1/2 hours a night and have done so for the past 2 nights. We got the first 2 bosses down on Tuesday and then the next 2 on Wednesday.

Morchok was the first to go. We actually 1 shot him! Given our gear level and generally knowing the fight somewhat beforehand helped. We did, however almost have a wipe on the trash before him.  I managed to stay alive and down the last mob, but it wasn’t easy. Morchok didn’t drop anything for me, but I can’t say the same thing for Warlord Zon’ozz. He wasn’t the “push-over” that Morchok was mainly because you have to learn a “ping-pong” mechanic. Most of this fight is bouncing a ball of energy back and forth between the melee and the ranged to build up a debuff on the boss (after it finally hits him). We got him down pretty much on the last try for the night and the Horrifying Horn Arbalest for me!

WoWScrnShot_113011_222530The next night we came back in and started with Yor’sahj the Unsleeping. It took only a few tries (maybe 4?) to get this one down once we figured out the ooze mechanics. We knew the order of which to try killing first and the healers did a great job keeping us all alive. Last but not least, so far, was Hagara the Stormbinder. She has a few trash packs but then her fight isn’t bad either.

WoWScrnShot_113011_235402So far, all the bosses we have faced have interesting mechanics, but I have to say that geared as we are, the normal mode bosses, so far, seem to generally be easy. Not easy like “steam-roller” easy, but more that with a good understanding of the mechanics, we were able to get them down without a lot of hair pulling.

Before we logged out for the night, we gave a quick look at Ultraxion. His mechanic is knowing when to switch back to the “normal “ realm. We gave him about 3 tries before calling it for the night but I have to say that his trash is particularly annoying.. You have been warned!

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