Game Over Wotlk

Daybreak (formerly Midnight) has been through a lot in it’s history. We’ve always struggled with final expansion content (ie. Sapphron at lv 60, Felmyst at lv 70) and we’ve never seen or finished the last boss in Vanilla or TBC WOW. The usual suspects are always to blame, people quitting, people xfering or people just flat out not caring/wanting to put in the effort. However this time around (in WOTLK) things have been different, we’ve been fortunate to merge with some old friends from Warsong and through that we’ve steadily made improvements to the quality of our raid composition. The amount of problematic people have significantly decreased and we have a healthy, stable raid roster which allows people to sit and take a breather to avoid burnout and create an atmosphere that is focused on the same goal. On March 7th, after a few nights of progression wipes we pulled it all together and dethroned Arthas! Although there is still a significant amount of content to come with ICC hard modes and also Ruby Sanctum in 3.3.3, as far as I’m concerned this is game over for WOTLK and anything above and beyond this is pure gravy.

Blizzard has made it very clear that in WOTLK their objective was to allow more people to experience end game content and essentially allow more players to see the fruits of their labor. Afterall, whats the point of making fantastic content if only 1% of the population can see it. I can say they’ve done a good job of meeting their goal. While this fight is still extremely challenging, as their raid wide zone buffs continue to increase (5% -> 20%) we should start to see more and more guilds killing Arthas, if not in 25 man at least in 10 man.

Cudos to Blizzard in making a fantastic fight full of individual and raid challenges. Great way to end off WOTLK!

Congrats Daybreak!

ps. The only thing sexier than Oathbinder, Charge of the Ranger-General is the heroic version! Can we get updated LK weapon weapon models? ❤


4 Responses to “Game Over Wotlk”

  1. 1 Kal March 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats! And good luck with hard modes (and specifically getting a heroic version of Ikfirus)

    • 2 Vallen March 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      Hey Kalon, glad to see you’re still around 🙂 What you been up to lately? One of the guys in my 10 man got a normal mode Ikfirus to drop in the ICC weekly bag and sold it for 20k. lol

      Is there anyway I could reach you privately? I am working on a gear weight post and I was hoping I could get some input from you to answer a few questions I had.

      If you’re willing shoot me a comment back or email me at

  2. 3 Anonymous March 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    If you are near the ArPen cap (say above 1200) would you gem for hit or more ArPen until you reach the cap?

    • 4 Vallen March 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm

      Depends on your situation.

      I dont lag very much so I dont value hit very high so I try and stay around 6.5% (with +1% from draenei) so I would only gem up to around 6.5% and gem arp with the rest.

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