Wednesday raiding - 1 Heroic 10 man, 1 normal 10 man

Armed with my new internet connection I was ready to tackle Heroic Firelands!  Voe was absent and Shnaptim was lagging so he sat out.  Ea hadn't killed Ragnaros before (and he was terrible last time on Rag - he must have been hit by every second hammer wave!), and I put Bish in charge of the normal group with Targetme there too so they could at least get a good Ragnaros attempt.

So my group had:
Tanks: Hwired, Belinia
DPS: Lushnek, Roshii, Moopie, Sevros, Shabadu
Healers: Navimie, Yuda, Beauti

It took us a while to get the hang of it, and it took us till about 2220 to get it down.  We had a few problems with separation anxiety with spear throwing and backing away, and also Rageface ran through a few fire traps.  But by the end of it, I think everyone got their role down.  We did it with 3 healers (I know most strategies say 2) but having healers being sat out or offspeccing all the time sucks (another post coming about that).
Shabadu and Lushnek were initially in charge of breaking face rage, and Shaba was good at getting the hang of it by the end of the evening, getting Rageface into the crystal traps with just him dpsing it.  The final attempt was nice and clean - a lot of our previous attempts had people getting their faces eaten and also separation anxiety issues.  Healing wasn't too bad, and I can see why people 2 heal it, as most of the damage is easily avoidable and if DPS are quick on Rageface and Shannox then you won't have that issue with getting your face eaten and the fight taking too long.
So you know what dropped.  Protector Tier AGAIN!  Legs this time, but geez!  In our group we had 5 people going for Vanquisher Tier so I don't think I'll be getting it any time soon.  And Rogue gloves and Rogue dagger dropped too. GRRR!  Where is the caster love in this place?

The other group cleared everything and had some attempts at Ragnaros.  So next week Fue is thinking having both groups trying heroic Shannox.  Now that will be interesting....

Oh and I got 2 achievements today - which means it must be a good day.  25000 Valor points and Heroic:Shannox.

On a side note: Kaligrin left the guild a few days ago, which means I am back at number 1 on the achievement ranking in the guild again.  He said that he was being sat out too much, and now he is in a guild where he is 6/7.  Unfortunately he never turned up at raid time!