Heroic Hagara is dead!Posted: June 4, 2012
After four weeks of attempts (and one week – the weekend after Diablo III’s release – where we left the fight alone for the sake of time), we finally downed Heroic Hagara last night.
This was one of the tougher fights so far. It took us just short of thirty tries to defeat her, with the 20% nerf. But now, including the first three bosses and Ultraxion, we find ourselves 5/8 H.
We’ve made several adjustments over the past couple of weeks, and so I won’t go into detail about them. Probably one of the biggest, though, was the one we made right before we killed her, and it involved handling the Ice Lances after the transition phases (Frost or Lightning). We were taking a lot of damage; even with assignments, everything gets screwy when you come out of the transition, Hagara is in the middle, and people are everywhere. Once we made a conscious effort to not worry about damaging Hagara as much as executing the Ice Lance switches correctly, things seemed to fall together with the rest of the work we’d done over the past several weeks. Shortly before midnight, down she went.
Once again, I forgot to snap a screenshot, so that’s another /facepalm on my record. However, there’s this:
Depending upon several factors – such as whether people continue to show up, and how well we actually have the Hagara fight nailed down – we may start Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn next weekend. However, it honestly feels like the end is nigh, as far as progression goes. Diablo III has really sucked the life out of WoW at the moment, and with the summer impending and no new content expected for at least a couple of months – content that will see us replace every piece of gear anyway – players have little gear-related reason to continue farming seven bosses and working on one. I could be wrong, and maybe pride will continue to drive us as a group, but this could very well be my last “progression – woot!” post until we start downing bosses in Mists of Pandaria.
All told, though, it was a good win. I like raiding with the team – we have some great talent – and I’m excited about the future, whether that means more Heroic Dragon Soul or progression in MoP.
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