First Impressions of Ulduar

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Well, some of us headed into Ulduar-10 last night... will be going in on 25 this evening.

First impressions? Somewhat interesting so far.
As stated previously, none of us did any testing on the PTR. A few of us read through some info about the fights and/or watched a couple videos... but that was the extent of preparation.

I think Flame Leviathan took 3 or 4 attempts. The first one we were completely baffled... the second one was started to nail down how things were going to happen... the third was good, but we lost a vehicle very early in the fight (wiped at like 9% or something)... and the 4th attempt was a winner.
Again, it was an interesting encounter -- more enjoyable than P3 Maly, in my opinion.
Oh.. and we were completely baffled by the trash setup at the start, so the first time we engaged FL, he had all 4 tower buffs. We're smart.

We all had a chuckle seeing the 2 Molten Giants on the path to Ignis. The chuckles turned to confusion when we almost wiped to them. Then of course we ended up with a debuff that needs to be cleansed in the waters at the bottom of the ramp.... so we headed down and grabbed 2 elemental mobs, which subsequently wiped us because we were all standing right next to each other.
We ran back and cleared the rest of the way to Ignis. I think it took about 4 attempts before we were really on point with how the fight needed to play out, but we were having issues with the constructs. The server rolled back and we were standing in front of Ignis' trash again, so we moved on to XT-002 to check that fight out.

We noted the trash mobs on the left and right of the room... I pulled one side and the other came too -- wipe. (as it turns out, these mobs are buggy as well)
We attempted to fight the boss by avoiding the trash... but the boss calls for adds to come out, and the adds go through the trash pulls, and therefore you get all of it together -- wipe.
All in all... the encounter looks fairly simplistic.

Being that Ignis and XT-002 were bugged, we headed over to Razorscale. We were a little confused at first, but after 2 or 3 wipes we understood it and promptly killed her.
The path to go deeper into Ulduar is behind XT-002, so that was it for our trip in there. We did the new VoA boss for the heck of it as well. I think that took 3 attempts. It would seem your dps needs to be paying attention decently well to get through the fight, so this may make it very PUG unfriendly.

Anyway... it was nice to get throttled a few times by mobs. The difficulty level isn't staggering by any means from what I've seen in those initial 4 bosses... but they may be a nice segue to greater challenges.
25-person Ulduar tonight - looking forward to it.

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When you said seg-way, I think you meant Segue. Pronounced the same, but segue is correct.

=D
Thank you, random commenter.

Correct. Segway is the human transporter. :D

We wiped on those Molten Colossus, we were pulling them right back, away from the ramps! Going the wrong way! We gave up on that direction pretty quickly haha.

Gonna do it tonight though!

Flame Leviathan is incredibly fun though. Run away!

You guys wiped on trash?

Oh the irony. Did you take a screenshot with the guild name above your dead bodies to commemorate it?

:P

Well, ironically our guild name is not "We wipe on trash", its something totally different =P

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