Raiding

Today is Mist of Pandaria’s 5th birthday Mists of Pandaria launched five years ago today.  It was, in many ways, one of the best expansions World of Warcraft has ever seen and it saw a lot of innovations — Scenarios, fully integrated LFR for every tier of raiding, the first attempt at Challenge Mode dungeons, a vigorous patch release cycle that alternated new...

classes in legion
Officers’ Quarters: Switching mains in Legion Raiding can be hard work, but it’s so much worse when you’re not enjoying your class. Sometimes the only solution to make raid nights fun again is to switch mains. But how will this affect the raid team? When is the right time to switch? What should officers do to help the person make the...




desolate host
Officers’ Quarters: 10 tips for progression With the Tomb of Sargeras recently released, many guilds are still progressing through their difficulty of choice. Here are ten tips to help officers, and especially raid leaders, guide their guilds to victory against the Legion!

warlock tier 20 mythic
Officers’ Quarters: Is Mythic raiding worth it? The Tomb of Sargeras is open and guilds are now firmly into the progression phase of a new raid zone. This week, a raider asks if it's worth making that extra jump to Mythic difficulty.

Officers’ Quarters: Legion and raider shaming This week, Nyx asks if raid leaders should call out players who aren't spending enough time earning Artifact Power and Legendaries.

kiljaeden
Officers’ Quarters: Waiting for Kil’jaeden The Tomb of Sargeras looms over the Broken Shore. It has stood there throughout the Legion expansion, taunting us, and soon we’ll be able to discover its secrets. But we can’t assault it yet. For raid teams, this is a delicate time. Some teams are pushing to clear the Nighthold on their difficulty of choice....




🔒 World of Warcraft and player culture Should a raid guild ask you to take two weeks off work to push world firsts? Should a guild call others in the same hunt for world firsts by derogatory slang for genitalia? Should the raid leader scream insults at raiders who don’t perform up to his or her standards? Is this all just a...

When did you get your first tier set? I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since the servers went live in 2004, but have never acquired a raid armor set until now. When the game launched, I already had two kids under 3 which made committing to a raid guild…problematic if I wanted to stay married. When the LFR feature launched in late Cataclysm...



Do you pug raids? I hear a lot of horror stories about LFR from friends who run it. Now, I haven’t done a lot of LFR this expansion. What I have done is pug raids, up to the first couple of bosses in Nighthold. So what I’m wondering from all of you is whether or not you think pugging...

krosus fires a beam
Officers’ Quarters: Legion and raider morale Back in December, I told raid leaders not to blame themselves for poor raid attendance. I talked about the many ways that Blizzard has intentionally made organized raiding as optional as possible for the average player. This is a good thing in many ways. Speaking as a long-time raider, I can say without a doubt that it...

auction house flask prices
Officers’ Quarters: Raiding in the Legion economy There’s no debating that the cost of raiding has skyrocketed in Legion. The prices of consumables and gear enhancements are at an all-time high. With many guilds worried about attendance, one raider wonders, is raiding asking too much from players? Since Legion‘s launch, I’ve received several questions along these lines. I’ve held off on answering them until...

nighthold raid concept art
Nighthold raid opening January 17, but no date for patch 7.1.5 If you’ve already cleared Emerald Nightmare and Trial of Valor, there’s another Legion raid just around the corner: Nighthold will be opening on January 17, 2017. If you’re not up to date on the details, these are the basics: There are 10 bosses: Skorpyron, Chronomatic Anomaly, Trilliax, Spellblade Aluriel, Tichondrius, Krosus, High Botanist Tel’arn, Star Augur Etraeus, Elisande, and Gul’dan. Loot...

odyn in the trial of valor
Officers’ Quarters: Don’t blame yourselves, raid leaders For many guilds, attendance on raid nights has been dropping throughout Legion. Some raid leaders, like the one who asked this week’s question, look at their own faults and wonder if they’re the reason their guild can’t get enough people online. But unless you’re doing something very wrong, it’s not your fault, raid leaders. Let’s...

How do you cope with so much content? Coming into Legion from Warlords of Draenor I sometimes feel overwhelmed. There’s a lot of things to do, more than I always know how to do. There’s my World Quests, there’s raiding, there are Mythic Dungeons and normal ones and profession quests and PvP and that’s just on one character. What about my alts? What...

Lightsworn: Holy Paladin guide to Trial of Valor Odyn, my dude. I get that you’re a bit peeved that Helya locked you up inside the Halls of Valor for all eternity, but what did you expect after betraying her, killing her, and turning her into the first Val’kyr against her will? Anyway, Odyn’s decided that it’s time to put an end to his...

Are you running Trial of Valor? Legion’s latest raid, Trial of Valor, went live today in Normal and Heroic modes. While it’s a tiny raid zone — it just has three bosses — it wraps up the Stormheim storyline, which certainly gives it lore interest (even if the ilevel 855 Normal and ilevel 870 Heroic gear doesn’t). So today’s question is:...