No, I don’t dislike the mechanics. Nor do I mind the time consumed by hopping on and off drakes. The instance itself is now short, provides extra badges, a chance at a mount and the gems that I use for transmutes.
What I do hate is the fact that I go through an average of 5 tanks if I’m on a dps or a healer. It’s been as few as 2, and as many as 10. I have no problems if I happen to be on one of my tanks when I get it.
I don’t begrudge the occasional tank leaving an instance. After 5 times in one day of getting Halls of Stone, I was ready to leave it the next time I got it – and did. Halls of Reflection – it’s to be expected. But seriously? Oculus iz hard rite? I have so many tanks leaving when I’m in there that it’s very tempting to just leave myself. With my alt army, it wouldn’t matter a bit.
And the tanks I do get, demanding achievements – often multiple voids – is ridiculous. Every single time I give in and go along with the voids, we wipe on the last boss at 75% – at best and I end up either getting kicked, sitting and wiping or leaving and having wasted the last 20 minutes of my life. If you’re going to demand achievements – know how to do them and know how to explain them. It’s not hard to wowhead it or wowwiki it. I’m not there to do achievements. And it’s not my job to explain it, especially after getting laughed at every time because it’s LOL EASY and we don’t need a strategy. “It’s just heroics”.
We lost a uber geared pally tank once because he was demanding voids and I flat refused – as the healer. No one else seemed to care either way. We got a bear tank with 25k health – BUFFED. Guess what? I healed them with nary a problem. The biggest problem we had was the dps were ICC25 gearing and the bear was mostly blues and greens. They had to be careful, but we got it done – and the bear got the Make it Count achievement.
I guess I don’t really have a point here – other than my personal irritation at the situation. The sheer number of tanks dumping that instance staggers me. I’ve been kicked from it once for refusing to go along with a “wipe till we get the achievement I want” marathon of a guild group. And I’ve dropped it once when I had a group of all sub 200 gearing people who were collectively doing about 2k dps with a healer who couldn’t keep me alive – but that just happened to be Oculus – I would have dumped that group in any instance I got.