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Deuce
05-10-2010, 06:48 PM
http://www.vigil-guild.com/images/hlk25.jpg

I've had extra time to write this news post because we were caught using vBulletin with an expired license. I'm deeply ashamed. The fact that this occurred a day before we completed Icecrown Citadel means that someone aside from the members of Vigil noticed the dysfunctional website. What a horrible turn of events. In case you were wondering, it takes them awhile to shut down your website, and it takes forever to turn it back on.

I could write a small rant about Necrotic Plague, Shambling Horrors, and missed intercepts but if you've spent any time on the encounter those feelings are universal. I could write a briefer rant about Defile, but that would be a personal attack on players and not a dumb mechanic. After wasting attempts in Phase One and Two for weeks, while getting wasted (I'm sure that is in no way related to the wasted attempts), we had multiple solid attempts on Thursday of last week. The highlight of the night was a twelve percent wipe at the end. Technically it may have been 11.9%, which qualifies as our obligatory one-percent wipe. On Tuesday the guild started around seven to get a head start on the server first race. I slept through this early start and while doing so missed the only wipe of the night, on trash before Lord Marrowgar. Tension was high, fingers were pointed, people were muted and then we raped the instance. To cap the night off, I decided we were going to "frag" Arthas on our first attempt of the night and my raiders, fearful of a verbal lashing, cooperated. Go us!

Congratulations to the guilds that completed the version of the encounter that required 5% better play, and special congratulations to the guild that played 10% better. Actually, it's the same congratulations and there won't even be cookies mailed.

The only downside to killing Arthas on our first pull is apparently no one recorded the entire kill. Luckily we have an abundance of footage from the first two phases that we can splice together before the third phase and you'll never know the difference. If a video is made it will be posted here instead of this sentence.

To the best of my knowledge this will be my last meaningful "We did it guys!" news post of this expansion. Until we meet again internet, stay safe and don't hate me for looking at blue skies while getting a sunburn.

-Alldis

Shade
05-10-2010, 07:57 PM
10% dura on the kill, way to live risky there

Xyliaa
05-10-2010, 09:10 PM
no SS after that 30 minute line up?!

Perls
05-11-2010, 12:23 AM
lovely post

zerix
05-11-2010, 12:47 AM
I've played 3 rounds of golf since we killed this.... talk about getting a sunburn!

Raegx
05-11-2010, 11:12 AM
Quite proud of the achievement and the writing in this post.

protoz
05-11-2010, 11:35 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6343/harthas.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/i/harthas.jpg/)

Dklock
05-14-2010, 05:05 AM
I have fraps of this kill but can't figure out how to render correctly for the life of me. Someone help!

zerix
05-14-2010, 06:02 AM
what were wrong with the settings i gave you, my vids are beautiful

Raegx
05-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Zerix what resolution do you capture at now? Did you move down to a 16:9 windowed resolution for captures so you don't have to resize and/or crop from 1900x1200?

Also DK part of what makes Zerix's video's look better are the fonts he uses. So if you used very thin or fine fonts they will compress poorly on youtube.

zerix
05-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Capture at 1920x1200, take about 10px off the top and bottom then render at 1920x1072 @ 100% Quality VBR WMV, then re-run it through an x.264 utility I have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx9L-1b43T0&fmt=37