Method vs Ragnaros (25 Heroic) World Second Kill Video
Method released the video of their World Second Kill of Ragnaros in 25-Man Heroic mode. It features 6 different Point of Views and is very nicely done, you should probably check it out!

On a sidenote, Envy (EU-Auchindoun) and Ensidia (EU-Tarren Mill) also defeated Ragnaros! Congratulations to both guilds!



Lich King Solo Kill by Mione (Death Knight)
Mione did it again and spent her time working on the Lich King solo kill after the release of Patch 4.2.


Description (Taken from Youtube)
Ironically, this was going to be my last attempt for tonight... :)

LK's main challenges are:
  • 1) Practice of cooldown usage in p1. They're used *very* strictly and if you don't have that practice, you'll probably wipe in p1 endlessly (which is what I initially did)
  • 2) surviving transition phases. This is insane and requires, again, extremely precise cooldown management and positioning.
  • 3) Finally, the obvious DPS race. This fight lasted an exact 15 minutes, not a single second more or less - I spent the whole evening wiping between 11 and 12% and finally, finally did it, through more Vengeance stacking and better play on my part (oh .. and maybe a lil bit crit RNG I guess? :p).

There's no particular clever trick, however, and I honestly think some other solos such as Yogg were *harder* in terms of thinking outside the box. Here I'm basically excecuting the fight as clean as I can, grabbing every possible bit of DPS along the way. However, I didn't encounter any boss so far that was as exhausting as LK was in terms of raw DPS requirements. Especially since, while I do have tons of 391 gear, I'm still rockin' little 372 Akirus. ;) If you think DPS requirements aren't worth of a "challenge", I guess pre-nerf Baleroc/Cho'gall would like a word with you.

FAQ:
  • Necrotic Plague : cannot target the tank. You need it to clear the ghouls/vrykuls from phase 1, however. The trick is to put an engineer dummy to drop aggro for a split second, LK gives you the plague, outheal it, then proceed. Use either AMS/Chains of Ice or Potion of Purification to remove it/prevent it from affecting you again.
  • Valks : Buggy as hell. Can't target the tank, they just mess around. They finally stop eating popcorn and grab me at some point... you'll have to watch to see when.
  • Defile : I stand in some of these on purpose in order to increase Vengeance. It has to be done very carefully, since both p2 and p3 are very healing intensive phases (p2 because of Infest which means I can't dip too low on health, p3 because of vile spirit explosions)
  • Frostmourne: Yet another mechanic that doesn't target the tank. Wouldn't be difficult to overcome in any way whatsoever, but would make beating the enrage impossible, so I guess that's a good thing it's not there.

What's next? It wouldn't be fun if I already told you everything right? Getting surprised is awesome.

Music:
  • 六十年目の神速裁判 ~ Rapidity is a justice [Author/Circle] - Xi / AQUAELIE
  • U.N. Owen Was Her (Full ver.)
  • Driftveil City remix by Dasgust ( http://www.youtube.com/Dasgust , many awesome remixes :3!)


The Five Stages of MMOs
The Daily Blink goes through the five stages of MMOs.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Method Ragnaros World 2nd Kill Video, Lich King Solo Kill, The Daily Blink started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 128 Comments
  1. Buckwald's Avatar
    I've been through all 5 stages multiple times.
  1. Vadoor's Avatar
    second and yes
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    WoW for that solo!
  1. Crush's Avatar
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
  1. Synris's Avatar
    been stuck in stage 4 for years. why bother :\
  1. Zoma's Avatar
    I usually skip 1 and 3. And nice videos.
  1. im2smart4u20's Avatar
    just another kid who wants to be on the internet, big whoop. now back to the real world bud
  1. Kaelwryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
    Or they can just continue to put whatever music they like on their videos while you mute it and play your own!



    lol, I've definitely gone through the 5 stages several times.
  1. Pud'n's Avatar
    Oh how I'm so familiar with stage two.
  1. Nexgelu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by im2smart4u20 View Post
    just another kid who wants to be on the internet, big whoop. now back to the real world bud
    if youre referring to Mione, shes already pretty well known, as one of the first dks to solo a 2k+ rating in 2s as blood :P
  1. Sathen's Avatar
    That comic kind of reminds me of Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth, it had something similar: http://pc.gamespy.com/flintlockes-gu...tml?daily=true
  1. Forgottenone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
    Sorry but imo metal blows :P Some rock isn't bad though. How about YOU solo kill LK and put your OWN REAL music in

    OT impressive job on both videos. Was waiting to see who would solo the LK, Mionelol always finds a way to impress me.
  1. Tarend's Avatar
    Did heroic Ragnaros just drop 56 Seething Cinders.
  1. Darktheist's Avatar
    Well done to Mione on another awesome kill =) Keep it up, Congrats too Ensidia and Envy. The Method video is an awesome video Indeed check it out guys and Well done daily Blink.. Made me laugh again
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    LK soloed, i feel old right now...
  1. soulkeeperx's Avatar
    I'll bet he's working on Halion
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    4 videos out. When we get US 1st?
  1. jknight47's Avatar
    Watching the H Rag kill by Method, at 21:20 do I see 14 Seething Cinders dropping from the boss? Or am I seeing things? Gives me hope I may get a staff this expansion
  1. Dannz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
    rock, rock'n'roll and metal is the closest thing you get to REAL music these days (excluding symphony)... what you kids are listening to isn't music, it's beat. on repeat... and it doesn't come close to what real musicians do.

    OT: method's kill video is pretty cool, different tactics than paragon used, although the paragon one imo looks way more badass with the burst aoe and synced movement in p2 :3

    grats to Mione on soloing lich king, it's been brewing for some time huh ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jknight47 View Post
    Watching the H Rag kill by Method, at 21:20 do I see 14 Seething Cinders dropping from the boss? Or am I seeing things? Gives me hope I may get a staff this expansion
    looks like it's 56 :3
  1. Sanctioned's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
    Here's a hint, mute youtube, turn on music you like. See what happens there, less bitching. THe poster can have the music they like and you can listen to what you like while watching the video.

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