Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stream over

I killed 124 raid bosses in about 13 hours and 45 minutes. I looted over 17k gold and earned a total of ~20.5k. I got a Fortune Card worth 1000g, so subtract that and it's less than 20k, but VoA would have given me 700g more looted and a few epics to vendor, so a full clear is worth more than 20k. I also didn't count the engineering mats, boe recipes and boe epics I got, but of those, only the engineering mats are easy to sell.

I had some trouble on General Zarithrian, which I had only soloed once before. I also wiped a bit more than I would have liked on The Lich King. I accidentally feigned on the Sindragosa trash gauntlet in the very end, resetting it - and of all things, I had trouble doing normalmode XT-002 Deconstructor, due to the heart dying twice by accident (What? when I try to do hardmode and actually use cooldowns, the heart can't die T_T), and then trash getting pulled midfight somehow. Professor Putricide was also annoying - the three green slimes came at me in phase 3 after I had to feign just before the Tear Gas, so that was a wipe, and then on the kill I had an orange slime annoy me in phase 3, forcing me to swap some pets.

On the other hand, some fights went unexpectedly well. I had 26k dps on the first attempt of Algalon (~22k is needed) and only used one Last Stand, so that was the most perfect kill I've ever done by FAR.

All in all, I didn't wipe more than I had expected, but I would have guessed on other fights.  If one played perfectly it would be possible to clear it all in under 12 hours, maybe under 11, but it would literally take years of practice to reach such perfection.

I want to thank all who tuned in, it's much more fun to read comments and questions from viewers than to just solo it without streaming.


Since this was the last reset before patch 5.0.4, it might also be the last time I've soloed some of the bosses. The loss of Intervene will make The Lich King impossible at least, and possibly other fights, but we'll see. I'm still going to solo to try out the new stuff, but it will take more attempts than usual on some bosses. Furthermore, with the gold nerfs, it will hardly be worth the consumables to solo anyway. I used 14 flasks and I'm not sure how many of the other consumables (I can check when I'm less tired), but I would assume the total cost to be at least way over 1000g (not many people purchase runescrolls of fortitude ii, so determining a price is not really possible).

Thanks once again for tuning in and for reading this.

Speedrun

Stream is live, I begin soloing at 2pm CET. http://www.twitch.tv/arrosc2#

Friday, August 24, 2012

Last reset before 5.0.4


Stream link: http://www.twitch.tv/arrosc2

So yeah, we're in the last reset before the pre-MoP patch, and I'm gonna speed through all the bosses in tier 1-10 (with very few exceptions). The bosses I will NOT kill are the 5 impossible: Kalecgos, Gunship, Blood Princes, Valithria Dreamwalker and Halion. Furthermore, I will not kill Faction Champions, the reason being they are simply too random and maybe even impossible in some cases, and it will be a wipefest waiting for cooldowns that is boring for both me and the viewers. Lastly, I will not kill Deathbringer Saurfang - not because I don't want to, but simply because I don't have access to a 3/12 ICC save, only a 6/12, so I will kill the first two, then extend the 6/12 save from my mage.

List of bosses that will be killed:

Tier 1

Molten Core: Lucifron, Magmadar, Gehennas, Garr, Shazzrah, Baron Geddon, Sulfuron Harbinger, Golemagg the Incinerator, Majordomo Executus, Ragnaros. 10 bosses.

Tier 2

Blackwing Lair: Razorgore the Untamed, Vaelastrasz the Corrupt, Broodlord Lashlayer, Firemaw, Ebonroc, Flamegor, Chromaggus, Nefarian. 8 bosses.

Tier 2.5

Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj: Kurinnaxx, General Rajaxx, Moam, Buru the Gorger, Ayamiss the Hunter, Ossirian the Unscarred. 6 bosses.
Ahn'qiraj Temple: The Prophet Skeram, Silithid Royalty, Battleguard Sartura, Fankriss the Unyielding, Viscidus, Princess Huhuran, Twin Emperors, Ouro, C'thun. 9 bosses.

Tier 4

Karazhan: Attumen the Huntsman, Moroes, Maiden of Virtue, Opera Event, The Curator, Terestian Illhoof, Shade of Aran, Netherspite, Chess Event, Prince Malchezaar, Nightbane. 11 bosses (counting chess)
Gruul's Lair: High King Maulgar, Gruul the Dragonkiller. 2 bosses.
Magtheridon's Lair: Magtheridon. 1 boss.

Tier 5

Serpentshrine Cavern: Hydross the Unstable, The Lurker Below, Leotheras the Blind, Fathom-Lord Karathress, Morogrim Tidewalker, Lady Vashj. 6 bosses.
Tempest Keep: Al'ar, Void Reaver, High Astromancer Solarian, Kael'thas Sunstrider. 4 bosses.

Tier 6

The Battle for Mount Hyjal: Rage Winterchill, Anetheron, Kaz'rogal, Azgalor, Archimonde. 5 bosses.
The Black Temple: High Warlord Naj'entus, Supremus, Shade of Akama, Teron Gorefiend, Gurtogg Bloodboil, Reliquary of Souls, Mother Shahraz, The Illidari Council, Illidan Stormrage. 9 bosses.
Sunwell Plateau: Brutallus, Felmyst, The Eredar Twins, M'uru/Entropius, Kil'jaeden. 5 bosses.

Tier 7

Naxxramas: Anub'rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, Maexxna, Noth the Plaguebringer, Heigan the Unclean, Loatheb, Patchwerk, Grobbulus, Gluth, Thaddius, Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, The Four Horsemen, Sapphiron, Kel'thuzad. 15 bosses.
The Obsidian Sanctum: Shadron, Tenebron, Vesperon, Sartharion. 4 bosses (including 3 minibosses)
The Eye of Eternity: Malygos. 1 boss

Tier 8

Ulduar: Flame Leviathan, Razorscale, Ignis the Furnace Master, XT-002 Deconstructor, Algalon the Observer, The Iron Council, Kologarn, Auriaya, Hodir, Thorim, Elder Brightleaf, Elder Ironbranch, Elder Stonebark, Freya, Mimiron, General Vezax, Yogg-Saron. 17 bosses (including 3 minibosses)

Tier 9

Trial of the Crusader: Northrend Beasts, Lord Jaraxxus, Val'kyr Twins, Anub'arak. 4 bosses.

Tier 10

Icecrown Citadel: Lord Marrowgar, Lady Deathwhisper, Rotface, Festergut, Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel, Sindragosa, The Lich King. 8 bosses
The Ruby Sanctum: Baltharus the Warborn, Saviana Ragefire, General Zarithrian. 3 bosses (including 3 minibosses)


This puts me at 119+9 raidbosses to kill, for a grand total of 128 bosses including the minibosses.

As mentioned in the picture, I will use a microphone this time, and read questions from my laptop (so no alt-tabbing out and in). My microphone does make a whistling noise once in a while; I don't know what causes it and I have tried downloading the latest drivers for my motherboard, but it didn't remove it. Game sounds and background music should hopefully be enough so that it doesn't become too much of a distraction - the sound isn't super loud, but it's hearable.

I hope you will tune in for this last reset before 5.0.4. I will still stream after this, but some bosses might be impossible (The Lich King for example) due to the loss of Intervene, some might be easier, who knows really... It will take some time getting used to.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Heroic Sindragosa video released; Streaming


Watch it on Youtube :)

Since I'm now finally done with those videos, I can stream again. I will do Ulduar today, but not just a speedclear: I will try some bosses on 25 man. I know XT is possible because I've done him before, but I didn't record it. I'm curious if Razorscale is possible, as well as possibly Kologarn and General Vezax. Mimiron 25 is possible as shown by Durendil, but I don't want to spend half an hour running around in phase 3 waiting for the enrage to drop, so I will just do that one on 10-man.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ok no streaming Saturday...

Will be tomorrow, Sunday instead. Hopefully I can finish Sindragosa heroic video and be done with that for a while.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Streaming and videos

I will not stream today after all; instead I'm going to finish making videos of yesterday's kills. I will stream tomorrow instead!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Next reset

I will not be doing Ulduar 10 as part of the stream next reset. I am going to kill / attempt a few bosses on 25 man, so you could say it's a last effort to get all possible kills before MoP. I might just stream that anyway - I will at least have to record it somehow, so why not? Just a message that you should not expect me speed-clearing Ulduar 10 man like the last three resets. I will still clear the rest though!

Edit: Ok here's the deal, I'm not gonna solo Sunwell either because I've been doing some trash runs, and I can't reset if I'm saved. However, I'm gonna do EIGHT bosses in ICC, yeah that's right, I'm doing Marrowgar and Deathwhisper, then I extend a save on my mage and do six more! The idea is I do the same with ToC, just skip Faction Champions that way and have a 3/5 save on mage, but I haven't done that yet, so I will probably just get help with Faction Champions next time.

Edit 2: Change of mind, I'm gonna attempt some bosses on heroic in ICC: Festergut, Putricide and Sindragosa. Rotface has already been done but while I'm at it I might as well get footage of it. I will stream my ICC run in a short while (Thursday), and then the other raids at the normal time of 11am CET on Saturday.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Current streaming schedule

Current streaming schedule (all times in CET (GMT+1)):

Saturday: Solo tier 1 through 8 raid instances, along with a few tier 9-10 bosses
11:00 am until done, likely with a 30 minute dinner break at some point.



In Mists of Pandaria the streaming schedule will expand to also include the raids in my guild. I might, however, not stream right away at release, as I would prefer to FRAPS our first kills on heroic in order to achieve the highest possible quality for Youtube, and I'm afraid I would get terrible framerates if I am both streaming and FRAPSing at the same time.