Burning Dawn is a World of Warcraft guild on the European RP-PVP realm Defias Brotherhood. The guild was created on day 1 of the server and has been around ever since: As a large 40-man raiding guild in Vanilla, in TBC as more casual guild in a raid alliance, during Wrath and Cataclysm with a very competitive 10-man team and as purely social guild in the earlier months of Pandaria. Now we’re back in the heroic-game, as 2-day raiding guild.
Early in 2014 a wandering priest decided that she needed to return home. So she went to her friends and she said “I want to go home. No place is as perfect for me as that. Do you want to come with me?” And her friends said yes. And she went to those who had shared her home with her and she said “I will bring it back. Will you come home, too?” And they said yes. For they were Dawners at heart and they, too, wanted to return home. More people came when they heard of the return of the Dawn. And finally, the priest came home.
In March 2014 we went on our first raid as Burning Dawn since Dragon Soul, with the goal to be ready when Mythic-raiding would come. We had rerollers, we had people who came back from long breaks. We had pathetic gear. It was tough but we didn’t give up and we downed Garrosh normal. So we moved into Siege heroic. Experience stretched from only-done-lfr-before to 13/14hc. But we made it work. And then the big goal was within our reach: clearing Siege 10 heroic before the big pre-WoD patch! But night after night we wiped, reset after reset we extended. Technical issues, health issues, server issues. We saw them all! But we didn’t get disheartened, we kept going and we succeeded.
I am so proud of every single one of you! I am immensely thankful that you were all there and that we did this together. Not only those who were in for the kill, but also – especially – those who were there on the way and those who backed us up. You Dawners are the best <3
Just this once... because I'm being sentimental... a proper killshot.
Just kidding And he isn’t even really dead so…
Blackfuse. What a “special” boss. Especially when you pair it with summer. It wasn’t all that hard in itself once we got a stable, working set-up. But until then… we had dc and latency issues on otherwise perfectly stable connections, then there was that awful server lag killing an entire raid night…. and that part where several people of the first Blackfuse set-up found new jobs and had to stop raiding (which is actually a good thing, overall ).
In the end, we pulled through. We got a solid set-up and killed him dead!
Here’s some screenshots from when we defeated Blackfuse.