Many thanks to those that turned up.
We had enough to do the 25 man versions tonight which is great (thanks Sarkis for helping out when you could).
We got some achieves including [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=579"]The Dedicated Few (25 player)[/URL]
Failed on [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=2177"]And They Would All Go Down Together (25 player)[/URL]
that some needed. Due to one group getting the red mist and killing one way too quickly
Also failed on [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=2179"]Shocking! (25 player)[/URL]
. I was expecting way too much from just myself and Revvy to dps him down on our own before the berserk timer. But we did learn one good thing. A good tank takes little damage from him when he hits his berserk timer and a healer can keep him up easily. If I had known this, I would have kept on with the strategy and got the achieve. So next time we try this achieve I will go a similar route and ignore the berserk timer. Yes, it's boring for melee as they just stand around and do nothing, but it's a pig of an achieve to get everyone to switch properly on polarity shift, so would rather do it the boring but safe way and get it out of the way for everyone. We will have one melee on him though, with more range spread out so that he comes down quicker.
We took a break then and then headed over for Maly 25. Darieth joined us (thanks Darieth, always nice to see you
). We managed to get [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=2149"]Denyin' the Scion (25 player)[/URL]
for myself. Looked like no-one else needed it, or they failed to get the killing blow. We didn't have the numbers for [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1875"]You Don't Have an Eternity (25 player)[/URL]
. Hopefully will pick that up at some point for everyone who needs it (myself included).
Ulth got the lovely [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/item=43952"]Reins of the Azure Drake[/URL]
which is a lowly 3% drop. Grats Ulth, even if it was your alt
We then headed over to do OS25 and I got the [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/item=43954"]Reins of the Twilight Drake[/URL]
. Go raid leader
Onyxia was our last target of the evening and we attempted [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4406"]Many Whelps! Handle It! (25 player)[/URL]
. I thought I had messed up when I strayed a little too close and spawned some at the start. But the eggs respawned and we were then inundated with a lot of whelps. 50 the achieve calls for. Felt more like 500. Nice AOE and healing saw them all go down eventually and then we proceeded to whittle Onyxia down and finally killed her. Takes a while with the numbers we had but we got her. The [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/item=49636"]Reins of the Onyxian Drake[/URL]
mount failed to drop. At a 0.3% chance in 25 man, and 0.2% chance in 10 man, its not surprising. Yes, its the same mount in both versions (Maly is the same), which I didn't realise.
Naxx took us about 1.5hrs once we got going (invites and sorting the raid takes the best part of 20 minutes). The raid ended at 11pm.
I have put up another raid for next week but will be unable to attend due to work. Would be great if someone could lead this. If your willing, let me know and I'll give you leadership so that you can invite from the calendar.
Once again, thanks to all who came along.