Its been a fortuitous past couple of days. Anzu decided to finally play nice after 132 tries and last night we went in and completed the meta achievement for Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10 Player). Last week we knocked off heroic Putricide which was the last heroic wing on the list and we were only left with All You Can Eat and Neck-Deep in Vile so our focus this week was to get our protodrakes.
The unfortunate thing was we had to re-clear the instance so we took shortcuts where we could by skipping unecessary hard modes. It took about 2 hours to get to Sindragosa but when we did there, the achievement didn’t cause us too many problems most likely due to the change to Mystic Buffet being increased to a 6s timer (previously 5s). As we got close to completing this achievement we were starting to get pumped for our drakes with only Neck-Deep in Vile left. Suddenly though, the meta completed itself without Neck-Deep in Vile and our Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher were in the mail! Interestingly enough it seems that this is something that has occurred to many people across many realms where that achievement is no longer required to complete the meta. Thinking about it, it kind of makes sense since Neck-Deep in Vile heavily favors a caster group and is extremely difficult with a melee heavy group. We haven’t heard any news yet on whether this was intended or not but I guess we will find out soon.
*EDIT* Yup it was taken out
Quote from: Bornakk (Source)
The Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10 player) meta achievement no longer requires Neck-Deep in Vile to be completed.
In the meantime here are some sexy drake screenshots!
If you aren’t living under a rock you’ll probably have realized that 3.3.3 is now out which have come with a few feral changes. I wont bother listing them since quite frankly every feral blogger in the universe already has so if you want to read the patch notes, take a look at them here. I will however mention a few unannounced changes that we experienced in ICC:
- Gunship cannons cannot spam 1 anymore, making the fight a lot longer (and annoying) than it used to be
- Festergut heroic now marks the ground with big green circles where the malleable goo will land
- Raging Spirits on Arthas now spawn quickly without a delay
- Neck-Deck in Vile is no longer required for the Glory of the Icecrown Raider meta
- Blood Prince Kinetic Bombs are spawning outside of the room and can be ignored (I cant confirm this, I just heard this)
Onwards to Heroic Arthas!