For the record, my raid leading skills ARE as poor as my flowchart making ones, which is why I’m not a raid leader. <3 You should see my healing assignments, they’re hilarious!
“Amber, why did you assign Atrop two beacons?”
“Now Zoja has two.”
“FUCK IT I DON’T CARE ANYMORE PULL THE BOSS.”
Last night’s raid was, I think, a good one. It’s true, we had a spat of loot drama-but that was mostly an example of bringing the wrong type of person to the raid just to fill a slot. We have non-raiders in our guild. We love them, we do. But sometimes they’re non-raiders for a reason otherthan availability. Like, oh, being complete-if sweet and adorable-nubcakes. The person in question did not realize that one) we were abiding by our own main spec/off spec loot rules by denying them the piece and two) the weapon in question was TERRIBLE for their offspec anyway. Yes, you may have a 1h mace for your feral set now, but WHY for fucks sake? WHY?
We cleared the same content as last weeks first stab, Plague, Spider, and Patch-only we did it far more smoothly. The only reason we didn’t go further was the fact that we rolled out DKP for the first time last night as well, and the process had some wrinkles. On the other hand, the actual boss killing went more smoothly. Last weeks Patchwerk was a hilarious comedy of errors, with numerous b-rezzes on the OTs to pull it off in the end on the fourth or fifth attempt. This time we one shot him without a single death. Awesome!
Of course, balancing out the awesome was some good old fashioned BoO lulz. Clearing to Patchwerk, in the first abom pull or so, a boomkin casually mentioned that he could target Grobb. Huh, wasn’t that weird?
Naturally, one of the mages frostbolted decided to see if he could shoot him from where we were, an experiment that was quickly followed up by cries of “OH SHIT! Run, run!” on vent.
By the way, announcing that you accidentally pulled a boss several rooms a way is a perfectly legitimate use of vent, as was using it to announce said mage a “tardbucket.” Most of us got out the portals, though the tanks dryly pointed out that it was good the bank paid their repairs. We lol’d, mocked, dispensed the Purple Diamond of Shame, and moved on.
The above healing assignment scenario really happened, which means I’m going to be finding new ways to arrange healing assignments aside from scribbles on the back of my phone bill. I also did run the entire instance with my Piccolo on, for reasons I’m not entirely clear on. I carry with me as a joke and bring it out whenever someone drops a train set. But I…usually take it off immediately after.
All in all though, I was pretty damned pleased. People got shinys, bosses died, and it was a fun night.