The turnout this week was better. I had 4 excellent guild DPSers there (Sev, Jazz, Nath, Luxy) and everyone else had quite good DPS as well, which made up for our shortfall last week. And even ZWINGLI came to Flex! He had gotten up an hour before his kids woke up so he could come - and so we hoped that we could try to get him a kill. In fact, I hoped for all our Flex attendees we would get a kill. Faith was a bit intimidated by the fight and she didn't feel ready for it so she sat out (but stayed listening so she could learn).
We tried our best to be clear with our explanations (even though Kyxyn felt the need to repeat/translate what I had already said in almost the SAME words I had used...!) and so Blackfuse and Paragons went down nice and easy, no wipes. Medio (one of Asys' Blackrock friends) brought his crappy hunter who died in both fights which was a big eye roll - a shame we were full on healers because his priest is a much more useful toon.
And so onto Garrosh. Whilst we juggled around a few people to bring some better toons, I did my explanation of how the fight was going to work. We would have 2 attempts with the full group, and see how we would go. I told them that I did not want to see people dying to Garrosh's purple cone attack, and to focus on making sure that did not happen. I wanted everyone to follow what we did for the raids, which was stack for phase 1 in the
Our first attempt was REALLY good. Except for my bad instructions on standing close to the sha in a dream phase and lost 4 people because of frontal attack - we might have had that. I couldn't get Jazz up and I'm sure we could have gotten it if she had been there.
So we did it the second time and it was PERFECT. We got a kill, and we didn't have to drop anyone, and I was so pleased I felt like hugging every member of the raid group. I congratulated everyone on their kill and when I looked at the DPS, almost everyone had the DPS benchmark. I think with that good result, we could probably let some of our experienced players bring alts if they wanted to, as long as they met the DPS requirements, but I would still heal on Navi. I think Kyxyn would probably still tank as well, and so would Aimei. But that was great! The worst part was, as soon as it died, not 20 seconds later, Dragonray and Lom logged on.... oh no! But next week, we will do it again!
We did a quick wing 1 smash after that and then I had to go to bed because I had to be at work on Sunday at 8am. But I am so happy! That was the best Garrosh flex kill in my opinion because we didn't have to dump people. Hopefully now that everyone has the strategy down and they all understand it, it will be smoother on subsequent fights, and maybe we will not have to drop people anymore :)