And here's our proof of one unconscious Horde leader:
Congrats all, that was a job well done!
This is a good moment to talk about the content of 5.x in general, which for this guild was very emotional. We lost some core raiders due to their work commitments/rage/boredom, we had to leave a dead server in order to be able to progress. Finally, we moved to Sylvanas and tried to make it our new home.
I'm sure everyone in this guild has their own opinion of that whole process, for me it was a good learning experience. Not to have too high expectations, not to be sad when people don't care, not to try and do everything myself. Well, I must say I learnt a lot and I think I enjoy it as it is now! Although more active players outside of raid brackets would bring back some good memories :)
As for the raiding instance, it was well made. We were wondering with Ava the other day, what exactly is that first part before we land in Orgrimmar itself… is it some kind of sha-infested portal to the siege? well, all we now is that the instance is very nicely looking, with good scenery that actually makes sense (oh, Ulduar! how we miss you!)
The bosses… from an OP healer's point of view: boring. ofc there are some that I myself had real troubles with mastering the tactics for (blackfuse gotohell), but in general, I was usually occupied with topping metres/interrupting/jumping than the healing itself… it's not fun when you're that buffed. I finally know what the druids have been feeling since…always. And I don't like it :D
As for the future, we are going to focus 2 nights a week on heroic modes, then try to clear as much as we can on normal for remaining loot. All raiders are expected to take part in both heroic and normal days, BUT we have decided to let some alts in under a few circumstances. The situation now has been like that:
On progression bosses we invite mains only (unless it is impossible to make run). If there are still progression bosses in current tier raid, we invite mains only for farm bosses too (to kill all needed bosses as fast as possible to have more time on progression boss). Progression boss is the one we haven't killed yet. When it has been killed, it is on farm status.
We decided to invite alts of raiders under the following rules:
1. Your main has to be fully geared and you basically don't need anything anymore from normal modes.
2. Your main has been mastered by you completely, and you don't need more practice on it for now.
3. You have to be skilled on your alt, geared and enchanted properly.
If you fail on your alt, you will be asked to switch to the main so that we don't waste mains' time on you.
And now you may wonder, so what about the loot? Can I come with my imba alt and steal all your goodies? Well, we have answer for that in the rules as well:
Rolling: main spec > offspec > alts. If you are invited on an alt char to a progression raid that toon is your main for this evening. If you are invited with your offspec, you can choose spec (main or offspec) you will be rolling for at start of the raid.
So, no, you will not be stealign mains' loot, but there is a chance you will get gear anyway :)
And last thing, even though our rules say the ratio between alts and mains on farm nights can be 50:50, we still haven't decided if it's not too high, and we will be making our decisions accordingly while we form the raiding group.
In order to be invited to a run with your alt, you need to REPLY IN THE APPROPRIATE EVENT ON THE FORUMS saying you'd be interested in bringing character X. No whispers during invites, no whispers about that after wipes. Take care of it before the raid, or don't bother.
So…bring it on!