OpenRaid - Play To Learn: Archimonde (H)


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Relaxed atmosphere where players do not require any instruction to complete content.


Content is clearly explained before each pull, many wipes may be possible while learning the encounter as a team.


Brief explanations may be given, but players are expected to understand fight mechanics and how their role/class is played. Some wipes may be possible while progressing.


All players are expected to be geared and knowledgeable about all aspects of the encounter. Wipes and mistakes may cause players to be replaced.

Play To Learn: Archimonde (H)

StartSun 17 July 2016, 23:15  End 01:00 (GMT+1)
Type Intermediate Raid   Difficulty Heroic (10-30)
Faction  Alliance  Region  US
Item Level 715+  Character Level 100+
LootMasterloot  Cross-realm Enabled  
Short link: Raid leader Trest

What we're doing...

  • Mix of experience levels; some learning with chance of wipe, but hopefully not.
  • Ventrillo listening mandatory, mic optional.
  • Masterloot: Need mainspec, then need offspec, then transmog. Max one item per player.
  • No harassment or abusive language allowed. We’re here for respectful fun.


    Full details:


    This is a learning run. We encourage and welcome folks who are experienced to help out, but also folks who haven’t downed normal/heroic Archimonde yet.

    We will have a mix of experienced (some Mythic) and inexperienced folks for this run. (A couple guildies may be coming with lesser gear, too — but an eagerness to learn.)

    There are a number of people who will be in the run who aren’t on OpenRaid (mostly guildies).


    Depending on who we get (some guildies, some from OpenRaid, and filling the rest from Group Finder) we might do Normal Archimonde first, as a lead-in to trying Heroic — or go straight to Heroic.

    This is not a guaranteed kill — although we’re certainly going to try. (I anticipate we’ll get it done, but can’t promise.)

    If you’re new to the fight, please take a few minutes to read at least one guide, or watch at least one strategy video, to familiarize yourself with the general details. For example, the Wowhead guide:

    We will be using voice chat and explaining the details of the fight at the start, with some actions called out along the way as needed.


    Please be in game and ready to go (preferrably waiting in Tanaan to head into the instance) by the listed start time (4:15pm Pacific / 7:15pm Eastern). Battletag invites will start going out 15 minutes before.

    We most likely won’t need the full allotted time, but do be prepared for the possibility that it may take a while to finish. No one will be expected to stay beyond the listed end time.

    If we do end up doing both a Normal and Heroic run, you won’t be obliged to stay for both (although you’ll be quite welcome to).

    Voice Chat Required

    We require that everyone be able to listen to the Ventrillo voice chat. (You don’t have to have a working microphone, but it would be nice :-)

    What to Bring

    Please have the top-level flasks appropriate for your spec, augment runes, and some of the 125 stat food (we can provide a savage feast if needed, but that’s just 100 stat, so the 125 food is preferred if you can). If you’re on one of our servers (Hydraxis/Terenas, Tanaris/Greymane) we can probably help you out if you are out of something.

    Please apply available enchants to your gear, and fill any gem sockets you may have.


    Need—Upgrade: First priority to those who an item is an upgrade for (on the spec you’re playing).

    Need—Sidegrade: Second priority is for those who have the same, or a similar item, but where the item is a warforged/socketed/tertiary-stat upgrade (on the spec you’re playing). When it comes time for loot distribution, please indicate if you want an item as a sidegrade.

    Need—Offspec: Third priority is for offspec upgrades (e.g., a healer wanting a dps item).

    Want—Transmog: Finally, if no one needs an item, it can be claimed for transmog.

    That said, we’ll try to balance so that no one gets more than one item.

    Behaviour / Language

    We want a safe place for fun and learning for people of diverse backgrounds.

    We will not accept any form of harassment or abusive language.

    Everyone is here to have fun and hopefully learn a bit — and that is best served when we are all respectful toward each other.

    Also, breaking into song is generally encouraged :-)


    About Play To Learn runs

    Play To Learn runs are for folks who enjoy learning through play in a respectful environment.

    We have in-game guilds active on Hydraxis/Terenas, and Tanaris/Greymane.

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    Approved Roster (6/30)

    This is a list of approved players that are joining this event.

    Signed? Name   Changed Approved?
    Owner     Trest   Jul 14th, 07:04
    Yes     Waxedyum   Jul 17th, 02:04
    Yes     Mortimer   Jul 16th, 01:49
    Yes     Indira   Jul 17th, 01:59
    Yes     Pje   Jul 17th, 02:26
    Yes     Amardolas   Jul 17th, 04:13


    Tanks: 2 / 2 (3 reserves) Healers: 3 / 7 (3 reserves) Damage Dealers: 5 / 21 (3 reserves)

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    On Jul 16th, 2016 17:53 Report
    Ah, nice seeing you guys start raiding events on OR again. Would have loved to join with you had I not been in a weekly achievement runs that goes to 5:30PST (~1.25 hour into your start time). My iLv is a point short this week (unless I just equip some of my high iLV gear), but would have been ok by next week too. But I'll keep an eye on your upcoming events, hoping some of them will be at the right time/day for me.
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    On Jul 16th, 2016 16:49 Report
    715+ is too high for play to learn. Other heroic quick clears have 705+ so there is something wrong.
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    On Jul 16th, 2016 15:24 Report
    From what you're describing this run as it seems you're ilvl requirement is very high. I have 710 priest that I'd be willing to bring if you'd be interested.

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