Wednesday night was a continuation of our raid from the previous night. I wasn’t expecting to come, but we didn’t have enough healers. Hooray for me then! We were a DPS short for a while because he was stuck in traffic, so we cleared up to old Ragz and discussed strategy. A little over an hour later our DPS made it home, so it was off we went!
Things went decently enough, and we changed things up a few times to see if we could improve. Harley would call out when to set off traps, but we realized that sometimes she’d call it out when DBM gave the announcement, a few seconds later it would actually spawn on the floor, people would have taken damage, and then Moogle would hit it. At first I started interjecting to let Moogle know current conditions. Easy for us to communicate when we’re playing next to each other. Then I told Harley what I was doing, and I just took over for her. That was fun!
There were multiple times in which a tank fell over, and I feel terrible about that. I guess my throughput still sucks sometimes! I was asked to go Discipline, so I hearth’ed to Orgrimmar and respec’d. I think I’ll start doing that before every raid. It’s only 66 gold to respec, so 132 gold per week to bring Holy and Discipline to my raids, assuming I don’t want to PVP between the two raid nights. As long as the raid nights are adjacent, I can’t imagine wanting to PVP after the first night when I’m sure I’ll just be wanting to sleep. Still – feel bad about the tank deaths!
We struggled a couple times with downing adds before they got to the hammer, and we also struggled with the stacking phases. At firsts we tried stacking in the middle, but we swapped strategies to the switching sides method. At the end of the night I realized that we’d spread on the right and stack on the left every time. I wonder if it’d be better if we just stayed on the side we were? Spread on the right, stack on the left, stay on the left and spread, stack on the right. I don’t know if that’s viable. There might be aspects of the fight I don’t fully grasp.
Leap of Faith! I used it correctly! On the trash pull someone shot into the air from the lava, and I pulled him back down. Amazing! I love finding uses for it!
I could tell poor Harley was stressed out. I feel bad for her because I can only imagine how much work it is to lead a guild. Hopefully she knows how much we appreciate what she does. She even gave me BoE wrists that are BiS! I’m not even sure why, but it was super nice.
Anyways, we didn’t down Ragnaros, but we got some good practice done. I’m sure we’ll down him soon!