Animus Ex Machina jumped into Emerald Nightmare last night, January 4, for the first time. Even with some new 110s (one of which literally dinged as the rest of us were on the flight to Val’sharah) and many guildies who haven’t stepped inside a raid since Wrath, Animus Ex Machina easily downed Nythendra. We then moved on to Elerethe Renferal. From first attempt to last, we made significant progress each time as we familiarized ourselves with the fight. We finally called it, recognizing that we were likely facing a bit of a gear check. We are confident that a few days of WQs and dungeon runs will get everyone to the point we need to be at in order to overcome the Emerald Nightmare.