Hidden Hard Modes: An Introduction

20 March, 2010

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable–Patton

The title of this post may be initially confusing, so I’m taking this opportunity to explain the motivation behind this next series of entries.

“Borsk, hidden hard modes? Does this mean that there really is a boss behind that door if you take a left at Sister Svalna?”

Not exactly, but you’re welcome to try running into the wall until it opens! Raiding guilds across the globe formulate strategies and tactics for taking down raid bosses. When you look at an achievement list, that’s what you see. You get a list of what they killed, what loot they got, and how many times they’ve done it.

If these were the only bosses raiding guilds had to kill, everyone would be done with Hard Mode ICC25 by now (ICC10 man at least). It turns out that there are a lot of other fights you don’t see. ┬áRaid Leaders and Officers battle other, hidden, bosses on a nightly and weekly basis.

Unfortunately these folks don’t have many places to go and watch a video (with techno music!) portraying, for example, an effective recruitment post. The only way they truly get a sense of how to handle these “encounters” is to see them, probably slip up, and then gain a lesson learned for next time.

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Theta Waves

23 February, 2010

Just a quick update:

Part two in the series of posts on raid healing will be up soon. The bad news is I’ve had to delay posting it because there are a few things I want to include from in-raid (and possibly video). I should have that update up by this evening.

The good news is this series of posts will likely be longer with a little more tutorial/question-answer/FAQ type posts down the line.

Thanks again for reading and best of luck in game,