This week was my first week raiding 25man Icecrown Citadel with my guild, as I was stuck in a foreign airport last week. I must say, while it’s a breath of fresh air to get out of Trial of the Crusader, I am not very impressed.
As of today, one week since the launch, 19 guilds on Sargeras (US) have killed the first four bosses. If the level of difficulty does not ramp up in the further wings (and I hope to god it does), we’re looking at multitudes of guilds killing Lich King within the first few weeks. I know that Blizzard wants to make content more available to the casual player, but come on. Really?
I will most likely be posting information on Lady Deathwhisper next week, once I get a little more familiar with how we do the fight.
On the other hand, I did end up picking up [item]50457[/item] with badges today. Having a 100% uptime on the idol is quite nice. I’ve also noticed a much higher upswing in my DPS in Icecrown, as the fights are less gimmicky. I came in 5th in damage for Saurfang. I also picked up [item]49996[/item], which I’m trying out. The only downside to using this is that I have to use the Tier 9.45 shoulders, which are much weaker then the shoulders that drop from 10man TotGC, [item]47996[/item]. I was able to bring my haste down to about haste cap, and gain almost 90 spellpower, but my crit rating suffered slightly as well. About a quarter of a percent. I’m not convinced this is the best route, so I’m going to test it.
Either way, though, it will not last long. I managed to pick up [item]52025[/item] tonight as well, and plan on using it for the Tier 10 shoulders, [item]51147[/item] as that will allow me to use the four strongest pieces of Tier 9.45 as well as a piece of tier 10. They outclass the Glacial Wilds by a longshot.
What are your opinions of 25man ICC? Is it easier then what you expected?