After the awesome week we had last week with two new bosses down, I suppose it was inevitable that this week should be a letdown in some ways. However, I like to see the silver lining and point out the things the DID go well, lest we dwell too much on the bad and get discouraged.
Shannox was a nice, clean one shot. Arv and Cayle are great at getting their stacks reset. Would we one shot him if one of our tanks was out for a night? Meh, probably.
Baleroc was two shot. I didn’t lead the healing this time. In fact, I had the fewest stacks of the three of us! But with all three of us having 75+ stacks …. well. Heh. Easy peasy. I know it’s only the second week we’ve done him but I don’t see him being an issue in the future.
Beth, on the other hand … well, to be fair, we never HAVE downed her quickly. Four pulls last week was our best. And we were missing Adoe, who usually plays a big part in handling the spiderlings. Toss in a few of the usual small things that can go wrong and there you have it.
Ok, now, about Lord Rhyolith … no, you know what? Screw him. On our second pull Tuesday night, we wiped with him at something like 70k health. The five subsequent pulls were ugly. Last night we pulled him TWENTY-THREE times. No dice. Oh, we learned a lot about the fight. Like how much fire burns when there are three active volcanoes stacking the increased fire damage debuff on you … that sometimes can’t be helped when each volcano spawns clear across the effing platform behind him. It honestly was so disheartening that Sorak threatened to not post the logs (but he did anyway). Welcome to progression raiding! I’m sure some people were discouraged after the way it went, but I’m looking forward to kicking his butt next week. Even if it takes twice as many pulls.
Before I go, I just want to mention one more thing. I doubt our enh shaman Vyshus reads this, but I know a good portion of the rest of the raid does. He deserves a shout out this week. He did a much better job of surviving, he didn’t ankh on trash (yes, he kept asking to, but he didn’t actually do it unless we said it was ok), he didn’t shoot anything with his goblin rocket, he does a nice job driving Lord Legs, and his tremor totem timing on the core hounds was pro.
Bright spots, my friends. Focus on the bright spots. And kill that rat bastard Rhyolith next week. No problem, eh?