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.



5 Responses to “Tardmode”

  1. February 15, 2010 at 13:18

    Yay gz!!

    GO TARDRAID /does pompom dance thingy πŸ™‚

    I am sooo jealous.. I want to join Tardraid πŸ™‚

  2. February 15, 2010 at 16:07

    Was a cracking achievement and definitly gave the raid a massive confidence boost. I think that’s as far I’ve ever got in one night while in Tardraid. It’s definitly showing that the “regulars” are improving and getting used to what’s going on in there!

    • 3 Shawoman
      February 16, 2010 at 11:10

      I had SO much fun! Sorry i caused a few delays what with connection problems and then later too while i tended to the little one and in the end i had to abandon you before Mimiron. I’m out of practice with having small un’s around demanding attention, i have to admit.

      I like that everything in Ulduar is possible for us if we just get the act together, everything is possible and the sky is the limit. I also like the fun we have and that we make progress TOGETHER. That said, i also like ICC, it got the same appeal to me as Ulduar. I had an idea that we sort of could move on to that once we feel done with Ulduar but the indecenthealer thinks we have to hit the horrible Trial of Crusader first to gear up people, is that really true? Please say NO!

  3. 5 Tam
    February 16, 2010 at 10:53

    Grats, Indecent Tank (doesn’t quite have the same ring as Indecent Healer, does it? ) – I think what Tardraid, and your leadership, does exceptionally well is build our confidence and our sense of team spirit. And, after careful consideration, I say ya boo sucks to anyone who thinks that makes us a clique. I love Tardraid dearly, and I’m so happy we’re at the stage that it’s something people want to be doing, not something we have to beg and plead and bully.

    And long live our glorious leader πŸ™‚

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