Onyxia and the Invincible Paladin
This past Tuesday was a patch day and with it came all the usual zany patch day tomfoolery. Disconnects were running rampant while lag brought most activities to a halt. The boat to Theramore decided to dump a few of our raiders in the drink and summons weren't working. When things started to calm down and we got a few summons off, this guy shows up...
The Invincible Pally! Every time we got him below a certain threshhold of health...viola he had 10k.
We then proceeded into Onyxia's Layer. After many deep breaths and what seemed like millions of little whelplings we finally got her down even with only two ranged dps in phase 2.
Ulduar invaded by a Warlock and Nine Bunnies
It's a normal raid. We're in Ulduar, we've got Thorim and Freya, and we take a quick break before moving on to Mimiron. I go to the bathroom, grab some water, and I come back to this:
What isn't shown is all the spring rabbits that were soon thrown down, and all the babies it produced.
What does a UD raid do once they are bunified? Do they click off the debuff and proceed with the trash pulls? Or do they spend 10 minutes coordinating on vent to get a bunny wave set up? The answer is clear. We do the wave (or something that is kinda like a wave)
This is why I love you guys so much.
Guild First Kills in Black Temple
Despite it being a holiday weekend, United Defense is still on the wining track to guild first kills. Girded buy our earlier success many weeks ago in the Battle for Mount Hyjal, our raid team decided to take a crack at Illidan himself, and invade Black Temple.
With a mere eight people, we stormed the sewer access, proceeded to one shot one of Illidan's top ranking Naga, and then two shot one of the most powerful abyssal lords in Illidan's rank. After valiantly clearing to Akama's corrupted soul, our group fell victim to the dreaded "Don't talk to the NPC" trick.
Thanks to everyone who came out. In the end, we got some gear for a couple level 73's, and has a blast. Grats on kills of High Warlord Naj'entus and Supremus. Hope we can do this again some time, and perhaps get a couple more bosses down.
Servet prepares a Great Feast!
and a group of pals have been hosting an annual pig roast for the past few years. For this sixth year Bacchanalia the invite was extended to all of United Defense. Represent well they did. Photogenic
flew in from San Francisco, Riley
flew in from Hawaii, Alphalaxer
from Salt Lake City, Furyion
came up from Tacoma, and Badsneakers
drove down from Vancouver to join the North Seattle crew of Lorathon
, and Talrothis
, and the Seattle Bunch of Hieronymous
Here is a shot of the gang:
The get together consisted of eating and drinking. And more eating. And more eating. And more eating. Three Dick's runs were made over the course of the weekend, 'cus after all, nothing like a good Dicks' Deluxe to soothe the stomach after a few courses of pig. Speaking of pig.... here she is in all her 22 hour-smoked delicious glory:
All in all, I think it is safe to say that all present had a blast. Next time, we hope for even more of our online friends to join in the merriment. After all, who can resist an opportunity for a real life CONJ PILE!