11/11 Mythic – Get Me Out Of This Fucking Expansion

What a mess. The whole expansion felt like the grind fest that everyone shit on games like Aion for being. We decided to keep playing the game, but we were marred by never getting the legendaries we wanted, class balance being garbage, required classes/mechanics/immunities, or melee getting entire fights where they didn’t have to do mechanics. I had never before watched an expansion of this video game grind the life out of people who enjoyed the game for years. I personally fell into a despondency about the game as a whole. I couldn’t care as much because the game content was balanced to guilds who split and had best in slot legendaries and perfect compositions. Being a fire mage without bracers made playing feel like a punishment. I am sure other classes and players felt the same. It really stuffed up the paths to enjoyment for the video game in general.

Players moved on, long time members, short term members, both to other guilds and to life. I wish all of them the best of luck in their future endeavors. I learned a very important lesson even just in the last 3 pulls of Argus before the boss died. It is much more enjoyable for me to just be able to have fun and shoot the shit with my friends than to bury myself under a mountain of expectation.

I’m sure that our roster will look very different for the new expansion, but at least I can hope, and hope dearly, that the game will be put together in a way such that guilds like mine are not punished for trying to play the game the way we want to play it. Teams should not be punished for not wanting to split or play a bunch of extra nights outside of raid time.

We still have hope for the next expansion, and we still have each other. As always, thank you to all members of OBSCURE REFERENCE past and present.

-Rob

Cytoma – Assassination Rogue
Vigilantii – Frost Death Knight
Andalus – Holy Paladin
Evilmonky – Holy Paladin
Elbob – Blood Death Knight

Tier Highlights
Archer the Orb God
I MUNCHED MY GRIP
Sniping the Canadian with Rage
Kilzac?
Return of the Murder Bear

I CAN STAND OUTSIDE OF THE RIFT! (9/9 Mythic)

KJDEAD

Long tier. I hope we have some time to relax after finishing this boss off. First tier where it felt like the tier had 3 end bosses. Mistress, Avatar, and Kil’jaeden all felt like horrible walls. We got through Mistress without any nerfs, Avatar to 3.6% before the first nerf, and Kil’jaeden after the nerfs. I don’t think that does anything to undo the work we did this tier. We went through people having to miss extended time, people leaving mid tier, unexpected internet and power losses, but we still persevered. I am very proud of the work we did this tier.

Cytoma – Subtlety Rogue
Andalus – Holy Paladin
Elbobskjtank – Blood Death Knight
Neillypia – Discipline Priest
Literalcuckx – Unholy Death Knight
Dewgong – Fire Mage
Germinate – Restoration Shaman
Boyelf – Arms Warrior
Willxd – Guardian Druid

NOW FOR KIL’JAEDEN HIGH(AND LOW) LIGHTS!

Erran Better Rogue Than Kilzac
Transition Fun With Mages
Kilzac and Erran have a Lover’s Quarrel over an Armageddon Soak
Dewgong is Toxic
Kilzac making bad grip calls
WHAT IS THIS DK DOING?
ANDALUS ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
WASN’T WORRIED
WASN’T WORRIED BRANSTON EDITION
TOXICITY LEADS TO FALLING OFF PLATFORMS
Dewgong with the Ikaruga Plays
ORBS!
ORBS 2 THE REORBENING!!!
Ever wonder what Rob does in the last phase? (PoV from Vigi because he (of course) is dead)

OR is the Clint Dempsey of Avatar Killing Guilds (8/9 Mythic)

avatardead

We actually mashed this fight. Honestly could have killed it another night earlier, but we watched the Game of Thrones finale instead. Great job by everyone involved. The first time we got cleanly out of Phase 1, the boss died. We killed this at an elite rate, just like how Clint Dempsey is an elite goal scorer. Clearly not a garbage man.

Willxd – Guardian Druid
Andalus – Holy Paladin
Neillypia – Shadow Priest
Cytoma – Assassination Rogue
Boyelf – Arms Warrior
Foulbbqstain – Fire Mage

That Is A Fucking Boss (6/9 Mythic)

mistressdun

I give speech after speech about closing while we are doing bosses. We finally closed. Not on the first time there, but when we knew the boss was ready to die everyone stepped up and played fucking great. This is as proud as I have been of our play in a long time. Coming off of the vacation, this was a great week for me personally. Hopefully people remember how this felt and continue to make it happen. Onward.

Andalus – Holy Paladin
Neillypia – Shadow Priest
Dewgong – Fire Mage
Literalcuckx – Unholy Death Knight

Holy Shit Get Me Out Of Here (10/10 Mythic)

guldansgame

Holy shit this took forever. We aren’t super proud of how it happened, but we persevered and we will come out better on the other side. What a rough tier. We lost players constantly. Bled them out. Players I never thought would leave left. Still we made it through. Looking forward to continuing to play with the current iteration. Bring on Tomb.

Here is something fun from Willxd:
felscythebing

Willxd – Guardian Druid
Cytoma – Assassination Rogue
Vigilantii – Frost Death Knight