BlizzCon's Live Raid Panel Transcript

Posted on October 10, 2010

Did you miss our liveblog of BlizzCon’s Live Raid Panel? Have no fear: We’ve got Phil Kollar’s entire transcript right here.

6:14
Just discovered that when I registered I was not given a press badge. LOL Blizzard. Hopefully fixing this will not make me late. [via Twitter]

6:25
Setting up for the live raid panel. Should be rolling in five or ten minutes. [via Twitter]

6:34
Alright, all set up and with plenty of laptop juice to last for this final panel for today.

6:35
FYI, after this panel will be the costume/dance contest, which I won’t be liveblogging because a liveblog of that wouldn’t be very interesting. Meagan will hopefully be snapping some pictures to post on the site later though.

6:36
I’ll be liveblogging a couple of Q&A panels tomorrow as well.

6:38
[Comment From Badwolf86Badwolf86: ]
so since you’re not blogging the costume contest you’re gonna be in it right?

6:38
I left my furloc costume at home. :(

6:39
(For those wondering, a furloc is a hybrid born of love between a Murloc and a Worgen. It may sound crazy now, but just wait until the eighth expansion, when they become a playable race.)

6:42
Still waiting on the live raid panel to start. These guys better at least be as good as In Defense of the Genre, the guild that I understand to be the greatest World of Warcraft raiding guild on the planet.

6:45
This wait for the panel to begin is not unlike the wait to start raiding when playing WoW. Maybe one of the panelists forgot to grab flasks?

6:45
Hey, here we go! All they needed was a little bit of the ol’ Phil “sense of humor” to start things up.

6:46
Annnnd the mics aren’t turned on.

6:46
[Comment From Badwolf86Badwolf86: ]
is it a 40man panel?

6:46
LOL

6:46

Some panelists are from Paragon, the European guild that got the world’s first 25-man Lich King kill.

6:47
Blizzard folks (and some dude from e-sports) will be providing color commentary.

6:48
Blizzard has gone in to re-balance a bunch of raid bosses specifically for this live raid event.

6:48
The raid actually takes place in Orgrimmar. They’re calling it “A Defense of Orgrimmar.” A bunch of Twilight drakes are attacking and Paragon has to defend the Orc capital city.

6:48
Paragon has no idea what’s going to spawn or when.

6:49
First up – a bunch of Molten Core bosses!

6:50
They’re going to fight four of the old MC raid bosses at once. Paragon didn’t even know this took place in front of Orgrimmar until 60 seconds ago.

6:50
Two people dead already!

6:50
“You guys will want to stay out of the fire.” EVEN PARAGON CAN’T LEARN

6:51
They aren’t touching the bosses at all. Paragon is going to wipe!

6:51
[Comment From Badwolf86Badwolf86: ]
I 10manned Lucifron at level….

6:51
They’re rebalanced. Apparently badly. :p

6:53
Paragon has rezzed, and they’re going to try again. They need to beat Molten Core bosses before the next wave. Oh boy.

6:54
Shazzrah is down to 50% health, but Paragon is getting rocked. 3 people dead.

6:54
Living Bomb from Baron Geddon is wrecking them. Noobs, amirite?

6:55
“The graveyard’s really close guys. Graveyard rush.”

6:55
“Back in MC, you’d always have that out-of-combat rezzer in your raid.”

6:55
Second wipe confirmed. They got really close to downing Shazzrah though. I think they might get at least one boss down next. “Molten Core – 2, Paragon – 0″

6:56
They’re going to give Paragon one more shot at the Molten Core bosses before moving on. “It’s not like it gets any easier after this.”

6:56
Someone in the crowd screamed “Leroy Jenkins” – that’s still funny, right?

6:57
Into attempt #3.

6:57
DPSing down Gehennas this time. He’s going down for sure.

6:58
Gehennas is down! Three MC bosses left.

6:58
Some deaths now. Ruh-roh.

6:58
“Should have worn the fire resist gear.”

6:59
“Think of how the Hydraxian Warlord faction they’re getting.”

6:59
Magmaddar down to 50%

6:59
I think they’re actually doing corpse running when they die. LOL

7:00
Magmaddar is down! Looks like they’re onto Baron Geddon now. “World first Magmaddar”

7:01
Bear is tanking Shazzrah away from everyone. “I wonder if they remember what Baron Geddon does when his health gets low…”

7:01
Baron Geddon down! Paragon even remembered to move away before his AoE explosion-y thing!

7:02
they’re gonna bring Shazzrah down now. “World first wave one!”

7:03
Oh man, Wave 2 spawned right on top of them. Four bosses from Blackwing Lair and Blackrock Spire.

7:04
“who’s on mind control duty?” “I really wanted to see Drakkasath spawn eggs everywhere.” God, i hated that fight.

7:04
“Have we had an internal team try any of this?” “Oh, I did this by myself. …well, god-mode death touch, but still.”

7:05
Blizzard guys are commenting on the titles Paragon members chose to use. “There’s Jenkins. I saw an Insane.”

7:06
They’re going at Wave 2 again now.

7:07
Drakisath is almost dead. “Looks like they’re gonna be fighting a rez timer here soon.”

7:08
One of four down!

7:09
Onto Chromagus now, who Blizz keeps saying they should’ve done first. “They’ve got a Goblin DK tanking the Beast. That’s awesome.”

7:09
Slow and steady – it seems like they’re gonna get through this wave without much trouble.

7:10
Chromagus is dead. Onto Lashlayer.

7:10
Some totally absurd DPS — about 200,000. Apparently in the beta, they’ve seen some guilds break 300,000.

7:11
Tank-and-spanking Lashlayer. He’s almost dead. “Maybe we need to engage wave 3 while they’re finishing this.” Crowd cheers at this idea as Lashlayer dies.

7:12
A bunch of Twilight Drakes in the sky. “I wanna see all those drakes land at once.” “Oh, they will.”

7:12
Wave 2 defeated! For anyone who’s raided, it’s hard not to be impressed by Paragon watching this. “That’s enough of the old school. Onto the new school.”

7:13
Four heroic Cataclysm dungeon bosses that have been juiced up a lot. “from what I’ve been reading on the forums, it sounds like it would take 25 people to kill any of the current Heroic Cataclysm bosses on beta.”

7:15
Paragon is taking a little time to strategize. “Each one of these could kill Paragon very quickly.”

7:15
As they engage, all of the bosses scream at them. “You can tell they’re new bosses because they talk.”

7:15
One of the bosses has a shield that shootes fire and just rocked the guild with it.

7:16
Another boss shooters out chains that hold the raid members. Mixed with the fire…that can’t help.

7:17
Draws in five targets, chains them together — they have to be broken out of chains in a short amount of time before he does a whirlwind and kills them all.

7:17
Yeah, they’ve wiped hardcore. So many mechanics to try and handle at once. I’m doubtful they can get past this one.

7:18
Cho’gall is watching over this all and is still gigantic and terrifying. I wonder if they’ll have to fight him as well.

7:19
Second shot at the Cataclysm bosses now.

7:21
They’ve got Bonecrusher down to about 25%

7:21
and like six people just died at once. Oh man.

7:21
[Comment From IwasphoneIwasphone: ]
what sort of firey shield does the boss have? bubble?

7:21
Nah, as in a big metal shield with an open mouth that shoots fire out of it.

7:22
All of the tanks down. Bonecrusher BARELY killed before the last of the DPS bites it. Wipe #2

7:22
Alright, they’re skipping the Cataclysm bosses and moving onto phase 4 now.

7:23
All the dragons from the cliff are coming down to fight now.

7:23
The dragons are flying into Orgrimmar and attacking the ramparts. Paragon has to go after them into the city.

7:24
Firemaw from Blackwing Lair, Rend Blackhand, Vaelian the Corrupt, Theralion from Blackwing Descent.

7:24
Some of the dragons are on the ground while some are raining down fire from above.

7:26
“Are they able to fly in ghost form, or is it going to be really hard to get back to their corpses?” Silence… no ghost griffin, so they can’t do the corpse run strategy now.

7:26
“This never would’ve happened when Thrall was warchief.”

7:26
Paragon is holding their own. A couple deaths, but they’re ticking the dragons down at a good pace.

7:27
Firemaw is down!

7:28
Rend down – only one of the four bosses left.

7:29
They keep talking about a “very special treat” for Paragon after the dragons are down.

7:29
Dragon wave completed!

7:29
Oh snap. Deathwing flew in and killed the crap out of everyone!

7:30
*For the record, Deathwing was like two or three times the size of any of the other dragons and one-shot killed all of them. Looks like they got a feat of strength Achievement for it, though.

7:30
Live raid panel is done! That was fun!

7:31
Thanks for tuning in everyone. i’ll be back tomorrow at this same location to liveblog the World of Warcraft class Q&A panel at 12:00pm Pacific/2:00 Central

7:31
[Comment From Badwolf86Badwolf86: ]
whats the plan for the rest of the night?

7:32
I may tweet a bit about the costume contest, which will show up here, but otherwise I’m out till tomorrow. :) Have a good evening, all!

7:33
[Comment From KGreeknessKGreekness: ]
Aw man, I wanted the see the “special treat”

7:33
I think Deathwing was the special treat. :)

We’ll be posting summaries of Blizzard’s other panels throughout the day. Be sure to check out what’s happening live at our BlizzCon 2010 Liveblog page.

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