The Troublemakers

Bringing a Metric Carp Ton of fun to Sunday & Monday nights

We are a casual Alliance raid team on the Aerie Peak server and part of the Convert to Raid guild. We are looking to make progression in normal and heroic raids for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth.

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Tyrants deserve to be crushed (scrapes Velhari off the floor)


My name is Aurane and it's been almost 2 months since my last boss kill. I mean, it's been going ok and all. My teammates are great and SUUUUPER supportive but there are still those days were you just want to GET IN THERE and kick some butt and it's not happening, ya know? Those are the rough days to get through, but you just have to hang in there and know that there will be that light at the end of the tunnel. And when you finally emerge into that light, it feels a little something like this...



We finally made it! We finally made it past that dreaded phase 2 and it feels sooo good! We even took a few pot shots at our upcoming target Xhul'horac. With little to no planning we got him under 20% TWICE...not long now. Later tonight maybe? Stay tuned for more details...

Once final thing before we go today. I'd like to nominate the following song for Ix's "Troublemakers Awesome Mix vol. 1".

- Aurane

And then there were four...

While it may not have been our cleanest week of raiding, we made excellent progress and faced off against Socrethar the Eternal for a second time. Special shout out to our consulting Canadian who took time out of his election day to pop in and give us some strat tweak suggestions & positioning tips. Those tips paid off and we permanently separated Socrethar from this world.

Prior to our kill, we talked about ending the raid early if we got him down but there was too much curiosity to NOT go poke our heads at the next boss so off to Fel Lord Zakuun it was!

OOPS! We did it again!

ONE SHOT! Grommash had to work out a few issues on Zakuun's corpse, so we took our loot and called it a night after that. All-in-all though, it was a pretty darn good week of raiding with 2 new bosses felled. That leaves us with only 4 bosses left in Hellfire Citadel. Could it be, after all our struggles, the end of Hellfire Citadel may be in sight?

Stay tuned...

- Aurane

Things we learned: Blame Canada!

And I bring you....HELLFIRE!!

Good news everybody!

The Hellfire High Council has been defeated by the Troublemakers. HUZZAH! I have to take the team's word for it because this gnome was late. I think they did it on purpose. They knew I was on my way home and killed them to spite me #notbitter.  THIS time they did submit proof of kill.


A little bummed that I missed out on the kill but we were so close to a kill on Sunday night that it was bound to happen last night. 

With the council put down, it was time for Kilrogg. We got some awesome attempts in. There's a lot to learn and our best attempt saw almost 47% before the end of our raid night. A little bit of clean up and he's never going to see again.

Also, in follow up raiding news, we finally got proof of that Kormrok kill...

Guys?...guys? #so2weeksagoAurane

Well, the check is in the mail.

Let's take a selfie.

What the #@#$! Where did you come from?

Things we learned: Getting caught up in the Death Throes is not as glamorous as it may sound.

- Aurane

Burninating the Blast Furnace!

*It puts the lotion on its skin* much fire! *shudders*

*It puts more lotion on its skin*

It's been awhile since our last update as the inevitable summer boss begins to take its toll on raid teams. We've had some bumps along the road since our Maidens kill and a few roster change ups. It took us a few weeks to get back on track and the result this week was beyond AWESOME!

Day one of raid week gave us a new Troublemaker record of 8 of 10 Blackrock Foundry bosses down in a single night (3 hours). The majority of which were one-shots. A two-shot on Maidens felt so, so good after all of our struggles and an awesome way to end the night. The team was feeling solid again.

Day two had us pitted against a new nemesis...The Blast Furnace. Videos we studied. Strats were discussed. Attempts were made. Changes were made AND new strats were discussed. Phase one flew by! Phase two was chaos. Slowly we tamed the chaos. One elementalist down...two...wipe! Rinse and repeat until THREE went down! Suddenly there is hope. WIPE! The clock is ticking and the end of raid night is close. We have time for one more attempt.

Let's do this...

One elementalist down!


THREE and we are all alive!

Holy crap we are going to get FOUR!

Keep calm and BURNINATE!

TROGDOR!!!!  The Blast Furnace goes down!

Three hours and 10 wipes never felt so good! I'm proud of what we accomplished as a team this week. It was some amazing work to witness and the reason we raid.

*It puts even more lotion on its skin*

OW! owwie! OW OW!

Things we learned: Blackhand? We got this!

- Aurane

Lining up our sights...The Iron Maidens have fallen!

The following message has been (un)officially approved by Eddie!

Last night the Troublemakers put an end to the Iron Maidens. I think I even heard Blackhand cry a little.

I wish I could give you all sorts of details about how many wipes, close calls and awesome attempts there were, but I wasn't there for most of it. The real life boss needed to be battled first so, by the time I showed up (for the last hour of the night), there were strange druids running everywhere and some new hunter pew pewing everything. I had doubts I was in the right raid group for a second.

There was no time for love, Dr. Jones.  Battle started, and there was the dodging, and the healing, and the grouping up, and the spreading out, and the bombs, and the turrets, and the LooOOooove Booooaaat (shiny and new)...and the chaos.  And suddenly it all died. They all died! And we were victorious.

The end.

Ok, that's just my perspective since my first attempt of the night with the team brought us VICTORY! Coincidence? *raises eyebrow* Thank yer lucky gnomes folks!

Shout out to our druid and hunter helpers (in the chaos I forgot to make note of their names...DOH!).

We ended our night with an accidental pull on Oregorger (messy but effective) and a few attempts on our new target, The Blast Furnace. We managed the heat regulators pretty well. Next up, mastering the elementalists.

Things we learned: Check ALL the bodies for loot on Iron Maidens (not just one) and rogues and DKs bicker like old married people. ;)

- Aurane


Darmac & Jalad Reunion Tour 2015!

Who's going?


Wait, what?

*more whispers*

I have the wrong Darmac? *looks sheepish* Oooooh!

<insert expletive here>

Well, there goes that idea. *sigh* I guess I should simply say that The Troublemakers put an end to Darmac and his pet abusing days on Monday night. Here's da proof!

No face pull award this time around (Isilador, you are off the hook) but we did get a lovely piece of RNG that threw Dreadfang at us second instead of our desired order. It was a bit messy there at the end, but The Troublemakers prevailed. Can I get a HUZZAH?


Special shout out to Isilador's friend Havök who, on a mere phone call's notice, hopped in to lend a little melee assistance. It was good to have a DK in the group again. I think we were nice to him, maybe he will come back next week.

At the end of the night we faced off against Flamebender Ka'graz. She smacked us around...and...well, it hurt. Till next week Flamebender...till next week. Bad doggies! No biscuit!

Things we learned: Spears like Shaman healers. Troublemakers come together when the RNG hits the fan...and emerge victorious!

- Aurane

OREGORGER! - now with 100% more selfies



The Troublemakers finally put an end to the roving menace known as Oregorger. Twas a glorious evening filled with the return of old friends (Ixsander) and the start of new friendships (Isilador, Nelthea & Junkster). #FriendshipIsMagic #DispellQuickly #JustKidding

The impromptu Beastlord Darmac face pull award of the night goes to Isilador for keeping the raid on its toes not once but TWICE! Good show ole' chap. *golf clap* Even with face pulls, we got through most of the animals he had to throw at us. #SomeoneCallPETA His animal abusing days are numbered.

And last but not least, let's not forget those selfies. The sound of cameras was heard throughout the realm upon the death of Oregorger. Brace yourselves, selfies are coming...

photo by Itchyknee

photo by Itchyknee

photo by Bluette

photo by Bluette

photo by Ixsander

photo by Ixsander

Things we learned: Oregorger has a thing for draenei priests (woot! It's not gnomes for once!), #TooMuchCoffee leads to #TooManyHashtags #SorryNotSorry, and yes, you can take too many selfies, too quickly.

See you next week!

- Aurane

Edited 3/11/15 to include Ixsander's late-to-the-party selfie. :P