This past week was very eventful - we have had the first night of raiding with our second Hard Mode raid team - lead by Maps. They started with TFB HM and were able to down the Horror and Dread Guard on their first evening. There is also a team working on Nightmare - and after only a few weeks, they were able to get past the Dread Guard (which is an insane fight by the way) and then proceeded to down Operator this week as well!
So where does this leave Order 65 on this lovely Patch Day of 2.4?
There are two Hard Mode Raiding teams work on Hard Mode content. There is a team working on Nightmare content and a exciting development for a lot of us... a new operation! That's right, if you are currently on a raiding team - check with your Raid Leader (My or Maps) about raid night changes or which raid you will be working on. The new operation is called the Dread Fortress which SM drops 72s and HM drops 78s (I think). If you would like to read up about the new operation (which I encourage) here is what Dulfy has written up:
Way to go Order 65! Look at the schedule for Story Mode Operation schedules to be updated/published now that summer is over and the raiding teams are set. If you would like to "standby" or eventually join a hard/nightmare raiding team - I encourage you to talk to any officer about your interest. If you have not raided with Order 65 before or have not had the opportunity to go on a raid - no worries! Look for the Story Mode schedule and simply sign up, the raid leader for that fight (it varies per event) will be more then happy to explain the fights and your role in the fight, all we ask is that you are open to their feedback and assistance. Doing operations is fun and changes the end game dramatically - I encourage everyone to take part at least once to try it out.
Hope everyone's having a great week! Just want to point out some things to look forward to for those of you who missed the guild meeting last night:
1) Our imperial guild has been renamed to "Peanut Butter and Jedi".. abbreviated PB&J. I might be renaming the ranks there to reflect the change.
2) Our next +10 Datacron will be in September (although feel free to help Elysium out with theirs if you're on.). We are also planning a +10 endurance on Makeb datacron run for guildies only at a TBD date. There is also plans for a regular datacron run on Republic side and possibly a +10 datacron on Imp side to start building our rep there.
3) Kaffic will be putting up a HM raid for S&V and/or TFB on Friday or Saturday for those who are not part of the "regular" group. Please watch the calender for that and sign up if you can make it.
4) We will be trying to do the Xenoanalyst every night this week, if possible. Just like last week. Please be on Mumble to get in the run. Remember, you must have access to the Grey Secant to participate.