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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No no....there is too much, lemme sum up.

Yeah, yeah,

I've been slacking on the updates, I know, I know. Despite being in the expac lull, Troublemakers have been keeping on, keeping on.

Is there an echo in the house?



Well, where did we leave off last...heroic Gorefiend? That leaves us:

Heroic Fel Lord Zakuu - DEAD
Heroic Shadow-Lord Iskar - DED TOO
Heroic Xhul'horac - DEDDER
Heroic Socrethar - DED DED DED

Here's proof on that one...

Lookit that shiny gold!

Aaaand we have caught up to the present where we finally succeeded in taking out that bloody Tyrant last night....BAM!

Phew...that's a lot of killing!

That leaves us with only two more heroic bosses to down before the Legion hits. We got this! Let the countdown BEGIN!

- Aurane

Things we learned: We like big butts!

A fond farewell and a heroic fat bastard...not you, Skin.

It is with mixed emotions that your resident tiny gnome posts this. Last night was Skinsaw's last night as our fearless raid lead and main tank. His shoes will not be easy to fill. He kept us going through some shaky times and we will forever be grateful as Troublemakers for that.

But, we couldn't let him go without giving him a present, could we? NOOOOOO! So we got him a big ole' fat bastard named Gorefiend, heroic even.

We harnessed some SERIOUS last pull mojo folks. I'm talking like maybe 5 people alive, less than 1% mojo magic. I don't know about the rest of the team but I can't think of a better way to send Skin off than beating the "raid breaker" boss on heroic (and it took us fewer attempts  than normal did). THAT, in and of itself, should give you a hint into how far the team has come since first setting foot in the Citadel.

What happens now? Good question. Some of us original Troublemakers have banded together to keep the raid team alive through the rest of Warlords. Our meager little council consists of Bluette (the finger breaking warlock) who be fielding the recruiting office and raid assembly duties. Izzak (mage extraordinaire) will, maybe be taking a break before Legion, but will be hanging around and filling in where needed until then. And finally, myself, fulfilling the usual website duties and taking over forums & raid tool duties.

While it doesn't cover all of our raid lead needs, it will hopefully keep us going as a team until Legion hits. Our consulting Canadian, Canadianeh/Isilador will be around to assist from time to time but if anyone has a burning desire to lead call outs, is knowledgeable in class & team makeups, and just can't get enough strat, please hit one of us up. Now is a good time to stretch those legs if you have always wanted to try it. I'm hoping that with what remains of our expansion, we will naturally find the perfect mix, shake out the bugs, and be ready to hit Legion with force. *fingers crossed*

- Aurane

Things we learned: The team doesn't know it yet, but I have a surprise for our next raid...stay tuned! ;)

Betcha didn't see that coming!

Revenge is a dish best served...IN THE EYE!

*pins newly claimed bounty to the board*

Yup, we couldn't let that 2% wipe last time we met stand, Mr. Deadeye (Is that dead like a doll's eyes?). Another round of heroics and this time we saw Kilrogg go down.  BOOM! With a hearty blood thirst going for heroics, we decided to take on that binge soul eater, Gorefiend. It's been awhile since I've had to share my fate with anyone. Kinda forgot about that, but we had one attempt that showed some real progress. Maybe next week. We wants your legs, precious!

- Aurane

Things we learned: This was not the fate we foresaw.

We heard you were leaving, so we brought you the head of our enemy.


But the victory is bittersweet. You see, our motivating force the last couple weeks of pushing Archimonde has been a kill for our fearless raid leader Skinsaw. He's taking a break starting in March and had yet to see an end boss kill this expansion. So really, this kill is for him and our way of saying thanks for putting up with us. :)

We've had a roller coaster ride as a team and Skin stepped up to help steer us through some crazy times. It was awesome to see how how far we have come as a team and see (nearly) every attempt last night progress just that much closer to our end goal...until it finally happened! Archimonde was dead, and we were not...well, most of us were not.

This doesn't mean, however, that Skin is off the hook now. We've still got him until March and we are going back in for more heroics & tier gear. That 2% wipe on heoric Kilrogg this week should have been a kill. Grrrr....

- Aurane

Things we learned: 40 Helens agree, Lag is a jerk, but we still love him...and his deeps. ;)

Hey guys! We're officially heroic raiders!

I show up late to raid and I'M the one stuck doing all the paperwork. 

I was only ONE boss late. Sheesh! All I hear now is...

 "Don't forget to claim the double payout, Aurane."
"Have you submitted the claim yet, Aurane."
"I need my check by the end of the week, Aurane."

Well ya know what? The check is in the mail. *nyah*

I shouldn't be all snarky. The team did an awesome job last night. We earned it! We needed a break from our attempts at normal Archimonde and thought we would take another stab at heroics for some gear upgrades. Our last stab at heroics, how shall we say, involved a spanking...and not in a good way. 

By the time this little gnome got to raid, (hey, my legs are short!) the team already had Assault down and was working on Reaver. Heroic bosses continued to fall...High Council, then Kormrok, then time ran out. Even on heroic, we were mostly one or two shotting bosses. It felt good! Actual gear upgrades fell for people, and it was good.

We are now officially an heroic team in Hellfire Citadel! It feels good.


< goes back to filling out paperwork >

Things we learned: Giving away loot feels so much better than DEing it.

- Aurane


There is no Xhul...only Troublemakers!

That's right!

The holidays are behind us and the Troublemakers returned to the ring VICTORIOUS this week with a brand new boss kill...

That leaves only Manny and Archi on the table for tonight. I can't wait to see how we do.

*shakes Magic 8 ball*

Hopefully there will be more news later. *fingers crossed*

- Aurane

Things we learned: Keep calm and KILL THAT IMP!

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