Temerity the Fearless!
Sha of Fear; what an encounter. A crazy phase one where the slightest error can necessitate a wipe, and then fifteen minutes of a solid, untextured blue expanse make up the final encounter of the first raid tier of Mists of Pandaria... and Temerity has defeated it! This boss is a very interesting fight that, at its core, is repetitive, but the natural evolution of the phases result in a very stressful, chaotic experience.
Great job, everyone -- this is Temerity's best tier with the US 18th Heroic 25 man clear! This fight -- much like the tier as a whole -- was an unforgiving marathon with a sprint at the end that was both enjoyable and rewarding. Well done, folks... and now, we farm, to prepare for 5.2 and the Thunder King!
Heroic Grand Empress Shek'zeer dead!
Maybe it's just me, but there's something very fulfilling about debugging things, and there isn't anything much buggier than the Heart of Fear! Heroic Grand Empress Shek'zeer is now dead, despite the holiday season, weddings, and other travels conspiring to muck with our raid schedule. Great work, Temerity! We're now 13/16H and ready to tear apart Terrace!
Heroic Heart of Fear had some of the more interesting and more trying fights in the instance. Everywhere you turned, there were bugs to kill, often with some of the more interesting mechanics Blizzard has created to date. With the end of the tier in sight, Temerity has its sights aimed on Heroic Sha of Fear. Stay tuned!
(Oh, also, I've been told to put some funny bug and/or Starship Trooper references here, but none come to mind. Suggestions welcome.)
We Can Dance When We Want To
It's been a busy few weeks of progression! Temerity is off to an awesome start, having attained the 25th US kill of Heroic Will of the Emperor! As a complex fight with many moving parts, everyone had to play their best, but with particularly crucial roles, our Mages and Death Knights rose to the occasion. Of course, our tanks (a purple power ranger and a dancing bear) and our melee danced their parts to hammer the bosses and help secure the kill, too. There can be no doubt; we can dance when we want to. We delved the vaults, knocked out some busted machinery, and plundered the Titans' own loot. Not bad!
Killing Heroic Will, of course, requires a full clear of the rest of the bosses on Heroic difficulty. So far, the Heroic bosses in Mists are proving to be interesting and engaging, albeit perhaps sometimes undertuned. No doubt Sha of Fear and Grand Empress Shek'zeer will prove to be worthy opponents! And of course, in the days following our victorious dance party, we've been busy pushing through Heroic Heart of Fear and, soon, Terrace, where we will take on the Sha himself.
Mogu'shan 25 Normal Cleared in 8 Hours!
Our week of hard work has paid off -- Temerity has cleared Mogu'shan 25 in two nights. The start of an expansion is always a tricky time; between gearing and our family/career-friendly schedule, it can be rough to dive right into raiding. This time, though, it was the opposite: we slammed into Mogu'shan Vaults like a sledgehammer, plundering its depths and clearing it completely using only two of our three nights.
Great play by everyone; every pull was a marked improvement as we refined execution and strategy until everything just clicked and bosses exploded their tender, purple insides all over our screens. Truly a fantastic week of raiding. Grats to everyone on their loot, but right now, our eyes are on next week... and heroics!
In addition, Temerity scored 10 out of the 11 Realm First 90s for their classes, and the overall Realm First 90 across all classes! Great work by everyone in getting prepared for the expansion, and especially to our Realm First 90s: Kaetzchen (Realm First 90 across all classes), Sweetbarrow, Netherblood, Gaist, Valen, Kevhore, Paisley, Handssome, Kihra, Vulgrym, Vll, Krauth, and Ishtal! (Yes, that's more than 10 people: many of our members generously shared with each other). Keep up the great work!
Temerity Wants to Buy From You!
As the Mists of Pandaria part to reveal an exciting new world full of stuff to be farmed and bosses to be killed, Temerity is pleased to offer everyone on Windrunner a chance to get gold in their pockets and a heroic title over their head. We know that no raiding guild succeeds entirely on their own, and we want to give more than just gold back to Windrunner in recognition of and appreciation for the server's support
Here’s How it Works!
We will buy materials directly from you (via COD to Paisley) at market rates. You’ll be able to pocket fast gold, bypass the auction house cut, avoid the risk of losing your deposit, and be logged in our contributor spreadsheets for a chance to win.
There are two ways to win exclusive titles and gear. First, if you are our top contributor overall you will win the Grand Prize. Second, all contributors are eligible to be one of the 3 additional winners we will randomly select from the raffle pool. For every 1,000g worth of materials we purchase from you, you will get one entry into our prize raffle. Even one batch of materials (including drops from leveling) can make you a winner, but the more you sell to us the better your chances will be!
The Raffle Prizes
Temerity is historically one of the first guilds on server (and often the first) to down new heroic content and obtain heroic gear, and this is your chance to get awesome titles and best-in-slot gear before the vast majority of WoW players even see these heroic bosses.
Two of the first raids, Mogu’shan Vaults and Terrace of the Endless Spring, offer the new titles ‘Delver of the Vaults’ and ‘The Fearless’ (respectively), and contain a smorgasbord of fantastic loot options for our winners.
The Grand Prize includes all of the following:
- (Title) Delver of the Vaults
- (Title) The Fearless
- A gear item of your choice from one of these raid zones
The Runner-Up Prizes include the winner's choice of the following:
- (Title) Delver of the Vaults & (Title) The Fearless OR
- One Title of your choice & One gear item of your choice from that raid zone
Please have several back-up items in mind in case your first choice item does not drop.
What We Are Buying
Our needs are widely varied, and subject to change as the expansion continues. Initially, we are buying unlimited quantities of all items below. Bold items are especially desirable.
- Fool's Cap
- Golden Lotus
- Green Tea Leaf
- Snow Lily
- Ghost Iron
- Paired Trillium Ores
- Jewel Danio
- Raw Tiger Steak
Fine Print & Logistics
If you are interested in entering the raffle, please include with each COD package the Battletag number that we should enter in the raffle. Submissions without a Battletag number will be purchased, but cannot be entered in the raffle pool.
All CODs should be mailed to Paisley. As market rates can vary widely over the course of a day at the beginning of an expac, we may return COD'd goods that are priced out of line with prices at the time of receipt. Feel free to consult Paisley to verify that we are in agreement on the value of your goods to avoid any complications. You will receive your gold generally within a few hours, and never more than 24 hours.
Winners will be determined the day after Temerity completes Heroic T14 25man content. We will begin running Winners through as soon as possible thereafter (bear in mind that generally a few weeks are required to refine the final kill to be able to comfortably carry a non-raider through). We will run the Grand Prize winner first, and additional winners as suits their schedule.
If you have any inquiries regarding our materials drive raffle, please speak with Valen or Paisley in-game, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.