So last weekend was, as mentioned before, our first week of raiding as a guild. It was an interesting experience. There was a bit of discussion previous to going about raid leading and who was willing to assist with it, but I think it was generally understood that either Lono or myself would be taking it on, or we would take it on jointly.
Unfortunately, we both got sick. So Gnoble stepped up but when it came to the raid itself, it ended up being a bit of a free-for-all. I don’t know if it was an effect of the assumed leaders being out of commission (voice-wise) or if it’s just that bloggers really like to talk, but we probably dithered about a little too much between attempts. And there was a fair bit of confusion about various things because of the number of times people were actually talking over other people in vent.
The dictator in me that worked so hard to get people to STFU in vent back in the old guild was cringing. I freely admit it.
Overall, I would give the raiding experience good marks for actual progression, with bonus points for pretty much everyone knowing something about the fight and having ideas on how to address the difficulties we encountered. I just hope to get less overlap in vent and less recovery time between wipes.
What we do not need: Tanks. Seriously. We have 4 possible tanks and one 10-man raid team. You do the math.
What we would like: Another healer or two, preferably someone with a strong offspec for DPS. Also, more melee DPS because so far we have a part-time rogue and our tanks sometimes switch over.
What we would kill for: Replenishment. But with two mages already in the stables, probably not one of our frosty brethren.