Videos are less common. You might have caught some of the live streaming during the PTR testing, which was certainly helpful when it comes to bosses on the US/EU PTRs (delete depending on your region). However, a quick search of WCM
throws up plenty of videos
amongst others. These carry the same disclaimer as the PTR content above - it's obviously not the final version in some cases. However, if you've got time to watch them, these videos will really help you get the feel of encounters you haven't seen before. Strategy Guides
I've deliberately not published strategy guides to the Ulduar bosses in Ready Check, partly due to my guild wanting to keep things a little secret, and partly because it's more fun to write about stuff after you've killed it on the live servers. However, there are plenty of people who've gone into great detail on the fights.
Over at StratFu
you'll find detailed guides to Hodir, Thorim, the Iron Council, Flame Leviathan, Ignis, Kologarn, XT-002 Destructor and Mimiron. There's even a spiffy map
to help you find your way around (nothing's quite as embarrassing as zoning in to an encounter your guildies have been doing for a while, and having to ask which teleport to take..). Some of the guides are more complete than others, depending on the boss, so you might want to supplement the information there. Elitist Jerks
, as always, is a good place to get some information, but be wary of rushing in to post 'so how i kill yoggsaron m8?' or you'll soon find yourself on the wrong side of a ban. The Ulduar PTR Thread
is probably the best place to start, unless you're a benefactor
Let's not forget WoWWiki
, a site whose very nature will hopefully ensure it's kept up to date as guilds clear Ulduar. The landing page
is a good place to start, especially if you just need a quick rundown of the basic facts about the instance.
Here on WoW Insider
, we'll also bring you up to date content on Ulduar
; you'll be able to find out more about strategy from this column as well as other posts, so stay tuned if you want the lowdown. Our own Matticus also has some really useful Ulduar strategy info over on his site
. World of Raids
has also got some Ulduar guides
which include handy embedded videos for you to watch the encounter. Much as a list of boss abilities often does nothing to really tell you what it's like to fight it, sometimes the information is useful especially when planning a new strategy.
And finally, the official forums - that oft-maligned haven for trolls, flamewars and QQing - occasionally have something useful to say. In the case of PTR testing, which was divided between US and EU realms, checking out the forum for the region you're not part of can help shore up the gaps in your boss knowledge. For example, the US forums point us to this guide to Thorim
; someone's clearly done their homework. IRC
Channels #elitistjerks and #stratfu on gamesurge plus #mmo-champion on Quakenet are good places to lurk and absorb information. Hang around for a while to get an idea of the local flavour before shooting questions into the ether, though! If IRC isn't to your taste, maybe you can get some useful help on Twitter. I'm going to be monitoring the #ulduar tag, for one. And on we go...
Hopefully the above resources are enough to get you started on your Ulduar research, if you haven't already compiled a dossier on each boss. Feel free to add your personal favourites in the comments, or to complain that the bosses are made too easy by all this freely-available information.
Good luck with your adventures in Ulduar!