Perhaps it was because we said we were moving servers. But people seemed to have rallied in raid today and we filled our raid with a nice round group - even if Roshii, Narishma and Bish were missing.
Sev swooped in on his monk with an ilvl of 495 to tank Throne. A temporary measure he said, to help keep raiding alive whilst we find another tank. And he did really well. Raked was teaching him the ropes, and Soul, Lush and I were healing, with Moo, Luxy, Souglyy, Sabre and Aza DPSing.
We downed 3 bosses, and it was awesome. I didn't think we could do it but we did. Horridon and Council were steep learning curves for Sev, and with Raked explaining it - or rather, half explaining it - I'm surprised we did as well as we did.
"Tank it sideways," said Raked to Sev (about Horridon). He didn't specify which side so we got a shock when Horridon was facing us and the door. "The other sideways," clarified Raked. Sheesh Raked! And after that, Sev tanked it sideways, but backwards to what we normally do it which did my head in because it was backwards but we coped.
Taunting during council was amusing too. "Taunt now - oh wait, it's ok," said Raked. Too late, Sev had taunted it. That happened a few times. Sev swore a few times, but he kept his cool. We had wiped on council and it was 2252 - should we go one more? Everyone said yes, and off we went. And.. we killed it! As usual mana was super tight up until Sul died.. and then we could take a breather and get some mana back. It was great! I think we were all very happy to be raiding again. All loot was taken! Soul got a chest and an offspec trinket, Moo got an offspec trinket, Sev got a trinket, Sabre got Tier gloves and Luxy got pants! A good night was had by all - woooo!
It almost made me not want to server transfer. But the problem still remains, and we should probably go, and we should set a date. Soul and Neri were not sure whether they would come, and I don't blame them - they're new! But I did want Soul to come with us. They both voiced their valid concerns (and just as well, as they both lead a guild elsewhere so they know the drill) about us not being able to find raiders - Neri even said that Caelestrasz was not much better than Dath. I am wondering if Khaz'garoth is the better choice - it is one of the oldest Oceanic servers, I think. But with Az's friends happy to pug in to help us raid, that would be kinda cool. I just hope they're free around our raid times!
Raked and Sabre said they would come. Faith said she wouldn't transfer but she would level a new toon. Tacky said he would come. There are a whole bunch of socials I haven't seen online (like Asyllei) who I would have to ask to see what she'd do - but I think if Fleckso or Kad came on one day and found us gone they would probably go to where we were if they wanted to play again. Though I doubt they would be back.
Falln is gone, and I am sad, but he is probably happier there - no tanking for him! I will miss Falln, he was a great guildie and player, and I wish him all the best.