337 wipes, and a kill on the 338th, for a US rank of 113 in Tier 17. Not too shabby.
So if you’ve seen the episodes of our web series on youtube from the MoP season, we managed to kill Sha of Fear and Lei Shen after the same amount of wipes, 242. As we approached this number last week progressing on Blackhand, I thought we were getting close that we could have a threepeat. But we blew wayyyy past that. In fact this was only 5 attempts less than our kill for Siegecrafter Blackfuse, which in my opinion was the hardest boss of Tier 16, Siege of Orgrimmar.
This brought back memories of Blackfuse in more ways than one, in that the fight hinges really hard on a handful of people doing a specific important job. In Blackhands case it was balconies, on Blackfuse it was belts, but the similarities were striking. We also had two of the same hurdles to overcome on both bosses.
1 – The fucking internet boss
2 – Attendance shennanigans for people doing Balconies
Huge shout-outs to the whole team for this one. We had people playing alts, we had folks who were way past enjoying raiding that were finishing out this boss solely due to a sense of duty to their friends and guildmates, and we had a couple people who were benched from day 0 due to their class being ineffective on the boss who still logged in every day to cheer-lead and possibly even come in for a pull here and there when straights were truly dire.
Thank you to our bench of 2-3 people who got ~100 pulls over the course of prog but were forced to sit when attendance swung this way or that, and to the folks who logged in every day for 5 weeks to pull the boss 338 times to kill it.
Lastly, Toofpace, who had 330 pulls on this boss before having some internet trouble in the 11th hour, and missed the kill by 7 pulls after plugging away on this boss for over a month. That is truly a cruel twist of fate my friend.
This concludes Tier 17, but we are recruiting **ALL CLASSES AND ROLES** that are exceptional players for our farm weeks and progression in Hellfire Citadel in patch 6.2!
Feel free to apply on our website here, and until next time,
May all your hits be crits!