Tips and Tricks:
As I discovered personally, the engineer’s habit of reaching for his parachute in times of crisis will not serve you well here. While it’s true you will not splatter on the ground, you will slowly…casually…glide right into the lava. Where you will die. And you will not be able to be rezzed by a snickering guildie and you will have to run your arse right back into the instance to brave the elevator again. I can only imagine that levitate or slowfall will have the same result without perfect timing.
Trying to heroic leap off the elevator early to show off how awesome you are will, more often than not, result in you making an awesome blood smear. Right Pix?
For the highest chance of not dying, stop on the edge of the elevator platform and wait patiently. Do not tab out–this is not a dawdling elevator. By the time you belatedly look over from your 2nd monitor and 4chan to realize that it’s there, you will wander off the edge only to find that it has already left. Wait and run onto the platform as soon as you see it, especially if you’re laggy.
Levitating someone else to make them float into the lava pit/splatter is cruel. Hilarious, but cruel. Lifegrip can also be abused in amusing ways, proving that priests are OP and need to be nerfed.
Someone else with more forethought than I was kind enough to provide images for this tough boss encounter! You can find them here. Or here, here, and here if the WoW forums are blocked but you can see imageshack.
Remember, avoiding higher repair bills can be as good as loot!