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Cory Taylor

Cory Taylor @CoryjTaylor — Cory comes from the Land of Ice and Snow, an avid Blizzard fan he's been hooked since Warcraft 2. He spends his time in Warcraft as a Guardian Druid, and out of Warcraft wishing he could spend 6 months out of the year hibernating.

The Queue: Problem solvers

Woah, maybe this is how we finally get rid of the giant sword sticking out of Silithus! Although the longdogs have pretty skinny legs and no opposable thumbs — maybe we’ll need a few more!

While I see if I can track down another bunch of not-so-deepstriders, it’s time for — The Queue!

The Queue: Updog

He’s so long! I love it!

In case you missed it; on Friday the Warcraft Twitter team promised to make a regular old deepstrider from the Zaralek Caverns longer for every 100 likes that the image got. This glorious picture is the result of that, but there’s an image one step further that’s even longer! Honestly they could’ve kept going for a while and I would be perfectly happy to continue to see where this longdog found itself.

While I petition Blizzard for a nice hi-rez model of the extra-long longdog, it’s time for — The Queue!

The Queue: Fresh never frozen

He’s ground beef! Get it?!

We have our Mythic Kurogg kill and with that, we’ve gotten 5/8 of Vault down on Mythic!! This was a tough one to finally crack. We couldn’t lose two people before the final elemental phase, or we’d not have the damage to get through it. There were four or five sub-five percent wipes tonight; each one could’ve been a kill if not for avoidable mistakes in that final burn. Still, we have him down now and there was much rejoicing!

We’re unlikely to move to try and kill Mythic Dathea as even Cutting Edge guilds have said that they dread reclearing her — especially with only a pair of raid nights left in this patch. But I consider this a great success for my scrappy little two-night-a-week team!

While I pat all of my raiders on the back again for our excellent, totally clean, and certainly not both tanks dead for the last 2% kill, it’s time for — The Queue!

The Queue: One squashed spider!

We did it!

It was even a mostly clean kill with the bulk of the raid making it up to the final platform — who knew that’s what made it easier to win?! With Sennarth dead there were two more bosses for us to choose from before Broodkeeper Diurna. We could go get blown around by Dathea, or take on a really angry elemental cow.

Of course, we’ve chosen the cow. Dathea is supposedly one of the most awkward and annoying fights out of the whole tier with even Cutting Edge guilds stumbling on her during their re-clears. Kurogg hasn’t even been that bad either. We’ve gotten him to about 30% with just an add phase and a final burn in the cold zone standing between us and 5/8 Mythic. Amazingly the Mythic strategy for him doesn’t even have you splitting the main phase between the elemental zones. You just let him sit and rain all sorts of fiery damage down on your heads while your healers cry. It’s the best kind of Mythic strategy nonsense where you can cut out an entire section of the fight because it’s just not worth it to learn the actual mechanics if you can throw brute force at the problem.

While I try and talk some engineers into making an elemental grounding rod that works for all elements and not just lighting, it’s time for — The Queue!

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