Clan News

Raid #56 was a full raid run of Dark Hours on Saturday, April 2nd. It was a successful run, and completed in a bit over two hours. Two Eagle Bearers dropped, one for me and one for Colin, allowing us to give them to Mike and Kirk. This was Poy's first full raid run, and he did a great job.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #53 was a full raid run of Dark Hours on Saturday, March 19h. It was a successful run, and completed in a bit over 90 minutes, with Paul and Evo getting their Eagle Bearers. Our newest clan member Haku joined us, and his raid experience was quite evident. Encounter progression went very quickly, with most of the encounter time occuring with Razorback.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #52 was a full raid run of Dark Hours on Sunday, March 13th. It was a successful run, with Bas getting his Eagle Bearer. Encounter progression went very smoothly, with the bulk of the encounter time occuring with Razorback.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #51 was a full raid run of Dark Hours on Sunday, March 5th. It was a successful run, but sadly no Eagle Bearers dropped for our efforts. As usual the group cleared all the encounters leading up to Razorback swiftly, but we had a bit of an effort to complete the final encounter.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #50 was a full raid run of Dark Hours on Sunday, February 27th. It was a successful run and Norse secured his Eagle Bearer! We cleared all encounters fairly quickly except for Razorback, which took a few attempts.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

(Apologies for the late raid summary.)

Raid #49 was a full raid run of Dark Hours. This was our first successful full raid run as a clan! We completed the raid in less than two hours, but alas, no one secured an Eagle Bearer. However, the following night we did a successful pick up full raid run and Colin got his Eagle Bearer thanks to Flat Mike, and Ice was lucky enough to loot his very own as well.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #47 was a clan Discovery run of Iron Horse. Since all participants were familiar with raid, we were able to go quickly and skip unneeded tutorials, resulting in in the raid being finished in a little over 54 minutes. There were no wipes.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #46 was a clan Discovery run of Iron Horse, with Dirk and Ron being new to the raid. We had one wipe in the Foundry as folks learned some of the symbols, but after that brief stumble things went smoothly, in spite of my rather spotty instructions.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #45 was a clan Discovery run of Dark Hours. This was Ghost's first complete raid run, and things went very smoothly, with no wipes. We completed the raid in about 56 minutes, a vast portion of which was me yammering on. Thanks to all the Rat Blastards who participated.

Below are our timings per boss encounter, as well as video clips.

Raid #44 started out being a clan Discovery run of Dark Hours, but after a very quick successful completion, we opted to take on a Discovery run of Iron Horse. We had three clan members, Mike, Nesh and Patric, who hadn't run either raid before, and everyone did a fantastic job. We completed Dark Hours in an hour, and Iron Horse in 91 minutes. The runs went quick with the exception of my needless instructional blathering. Many thanks to those Rat Blastards raid vets who took the time to participate and make this a great experience.

Raid #38 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 20 minutes after the scheduled start as we filled seats and was our fourth and fastest successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about an hour and half.

Raid #37 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 30 minutes after the scheduled start as we filled seats and was our third successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about two hours.

Raid #34 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 10 minutes after the scheduled start and was our first successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about two hours.

With the release of the discovery mode for the new operation Iron Horse raid, it's time for the clan to give it a go. I've very arbitrarily selected Saturday night for our attempts, but we can adapt and adjust to make sure it can work for anyone who wants to participate. We also will look to put Dark Hours in the mix when we've got folks wanting to do that. The raid clock on the home page shows exactly when in your local time the raids are scheduled for.

Saturday's raid was a full clan discovery raid run, with two first time raid participants: Dave B. and Shawn. The raid started about 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and was completed successfully, with a no wipes in about an hour. Actual time in boss encounter combat, though, was a mere 27 minutes.

Raid #30 was a clan discovery raid run, with two non-clan member guests, mrpeprah and Nebodude, joining us. The raid started 25 minutes after the scheduled start time as we tried to filled some empty seats, and was completed successfully, with a no wipes in under 47 minutes.

Raid #28 was a clan discovery raid run, with one non-clan member guest, Nebodude, joining us. The raid started 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and was completed successfully, with a single wipe on Razorback, in 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Raid #26 was a clan discovery raid run. The raid started fairly promptly after the scheduled start time and was completed successfully, with no wipes, in 1 hour and 3 minutes.

Raid #25 was a full clan discovery raid run, our first since Title Update 8 and the Warlords of New York expansion. The raid started 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, mostly due to the captain not being as organized as he should be, (that would be me.) The raid was completed successfully, with no wipes, in 1 hour and 7 minutes.

With the majority of the active clan having completed the Warlords of New York campaign, it's time to resume with our weekly raids. For now, we'll do one Discovery raid a week on Sundays, until we get a feel for the impact the new build system has on raiding.