Entering the Icecrown Citadel…slowly.

Yesterday patch 3.3 was applied and we could start raiding the final tier in Wrath of the Lich King aptly named Fall of the Lich King. Having been on Stormscale for almost 5 years now, we were slightly apprehensive to what the server would be like at prime time and, as it turned out, rightfully so. We anticipated some fairly easy first bosses on normal mode, so in order to maximize the loot whoring we will run 2 groups through these early normal mode kills and fill up the raid with alts. This worked very well.

Zoning in around prime time we first met Lord Marrowgar. The lag hit pretty hard here, and killing Bone Spikes became quite hard. Luckily this boss is so ridiculously simple that even with lag ridden, horrible dps he died without inflicting much harm except to a few Poles, but no one likes them anyway.

Next in line was Lady Deathwhisper, and this is where the lag really became a problem. After a wipe we got a try with slightly less lag, and she died too. The Gunship Battle was a stupid and easy gimmick fight, except for being on a motherfucking boat, which was awesome. That only left us with good, old Deathbringer Saurfang. To much cries of “Dude! We loved you at the Wrath Gates!” we pulled. After an insanely long RP speech (they better make it possible to skip this!) he quickly died without much fuzz, and was dragged away.

This concludes the normal portion of The Lower Spire in Icecrown Citadel.

The few who could be persuaded to stand still for 5 seconds.
The few who could be persuaded to stand still for 5 seconds.