Recently we were blessed with the rollout of Tier 2 raids for the current expansion.
We have three raids here in T2, a sequential pair in Temple of Veeshan (Sontalak and Aaryonar), and a single in Skyshrine (The Crusaders)
After briefly touching these in Beta we had a vague understanding of the events, which as usual proved to be little or no benefit as they had changed so much from Beta to live to render any foreknowledge pretty redundant.
Our first live inspection of Sontalak revealed its buggy state of an uncontrolled and leashing/resetting dragon, so after a few attempts we gave it up to focus on the Crusaders (as of course Aaryonar cannot be attempted unless Sontalak is clear, usual cockblock Dev tactics)
So onto the Crusaders, this takes place in Yelinaks donut, a large O shaped area with a blocked off central piece, 4 gatekeeper dragons at each corner, and the plan is kill them one a time while avoiding the usual dragon and raid antics of AEs, teleporter roamer slimes and a bunch o adds that serve little purpose other than slow it down a tad.
It took us longer than expected to beat this (got close numerous times but got unlucky with final dragon moves, all sorts of unlucky stuff)
Until eventually, we got the prize to meet Yelinak and inspect his box.Hopefully we have the formula to have some serious attempts at Sontalak and him not leashing, as I doubt it will be fixed anytime soon, and I dare not touch upon the reported bugs/problems noted with Aaryonar.