Spring is almost over, and it’s time for summer fun! School is out; vacations are on the horizon. It’s safe to say that we all have a lot on our minds.
But before we shut the door on spring, let’s take a moment to tidy-up and get ourselves prepared for the next raid tier. This State of the Guild will largely be focused on patch 6.2 and the changes to the Progression Raid team as we move into the upcoming raid tier.
Preparing for Patch 6.2
Possibly Blizzard’s largest patch in ten years, patch 6.2, scheduled to launch Tuesday (6/23) is dropping an overwhelming chunk of content on our laps. For those on the progression raid team, it is our job to hit the ground running to ensure you are prepared for the new tier.
There is a TON of information available on Icy-Veins and Wowhead which we highly recommend you review, but here are the basic expectations for House of Zug:
We expect raiders to have read and committed to memory the Icy-Veins strategies for the our intro bosses before Tuesday. Videos are helpful, but there is no substitute for reading each ability. These first four encounters drop 690 gear on normal (705 on heroic).
Our plan is to begin in normal-mode HFC and perfect our strategies before switching over to heroic difficulty. We will likely be switching difficulties several times as we explore the mechanics.
Your preparation is essential to our team's success. With any new raid tier, our strategies will be unrefined and in dire need of polishing. The more minds we have collaborating: the better!
Tier 18 Goals
As many of you know, leading up to each new tier, House of Zug likes to publish our goals. Tier 18 will be very similar to our previous Warlords of Draenor progression:
1. Ahead of the Curve: Archimonde is our foremost priority. House of Zug has a long and perfect history of making our progression goals, and I imagine that our raiders will expect nothing less this tier.
2. The meta achievement for HFC will be our first bonus objective, shall we have additional time at the end of the tier. Hopefully, this tier we will be able to integrate some of these achievements into our weekly farm sooner so that the achievement is less daunting down the line.
3. Mythic raiding remains a low-priority item for House of Zug due to the lack of flexibility. Nevertheless, if we find ourselves with bonus time after our former objectives, and mythic seems like the next logical step in progression, then House of Zug will take that step.
The Raider Academy
The start of a new raid tier is a great time to review your UI, update keybindings, learn new skills, and set higher expectations for yourself going forward. The House of Zug officers have worked hard to create an incredible library of resources in our Raider Academy page.
Whether you are a novice or pro, the advice in these tutorials can help you take your gameplay to the next level and beyond!
Here are a couple example videos:
Blackrock Foundry Feedback
Let me be the first to say that I am extremely excited to move into what promises to be an exceptional raid tier. We will assuredly face many challenges as a team, but I have more faith than ever that our team is more than up for the challenge!
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