As some may know, i am part of a group my guild (somewhat lovingly, at least in a few cases) calls Tardraid.
It consists of a number of people who have expressed interest in running older raid content. At the moment, we are focussing on Ulduar, slowly clawing our way towards the former ultimate evil at the bottom of the fortress (Yogg Saron, of course)
But this week’s run was special. It provided us with a few firsts, for Tardraid, at least.
- we did not have to try and scrounge people up to fill the raid. This was a first, and i am very glad that we did reach this point. It proves that there is fun to be had with going to older content, and that i am not alone in thinking so.
- We had a fast run up to Mimiron (Yes, Mimiron, not Mimirom, as i had accidently posted on the guild forum), with few wipes and a whole lot of fun.
- We Managed to kill Freya with one of the Elders still up.
- And, perhaps most importantly, we managed to achieve this
I feel no small amount of pleasure for having finally done this. Doing it during the ‘Love is in the Air’ event is just another small thing. But the real kicker is having done this with our little Tardraid.
Considering we attempted to do it with several people in the raid who had just started raiding with us, and without much preparation along the lines of explanation or so, things went very well. Not that it is a tribute to my raid leading skills – far from that. It is a tribute to the entire raid – everyone who was there. Thinking back to when we actually visited Ulduar during the usual guild runs, and the respect we had towards these hard modes..
It seems rather clear that we have come a long way. So.. Congratulations to Tardraid. Yes, we will hit more Tardmodes as we take our tours of Ulduar. Perhaps (you guys willing) we will hit them all.