So, Heroic Yor’sahj died. Took us about 10 pulls last night I think?
I’ll grant that the buff was up another five percent, but we would have done it anyway. We are the 20th guild on the server to down Heroic Yorsahj and the 18th to down him on 10 man. I don’t usually get hung up on server rankings… as a casual guild you can’t really do that, but that’s freaking awesome!
We tried to follow a couple different strategies, but we ended up having to craft our own, pulling from several different guides on what oozes to hit. Our hunter was having issues being up under the boss and dpsing… it kept telling him that his target wasn’t in front of him [silly glitches]; so we moved him to managing the mana voids and we were able to keep the rest of the dps off of it except when we needed to pop one.
Our healers were beastly. Our pally healer micromanaged healing on purple phases to exquisite detail. Our druid healer had everyone topped back off once the debuff was gone. [Our priesty healer went shadow and was doing a great job with the rest of the deeps :)]
What Ven and I really loved was the fact that everyone had some input about one of the first couple of wipes… about problems they were having or foreseeing. Ven took all that in, made a decision and everyone went with it. It turned our 50% wipes immediately into 20% wipes. As raid leaders we can’t see every problem people or having, or how the healing is, so input is fantastic. But when it comes time, Ven makes a decision and we do it I’ve told him he’s crazy for ideas more than once. However, I went with his decision only to find it worked.
The funniest thing about the kill? Our guild vent died. But the raid took that as a challenge rather than a detriment! Venoym had gone dps, so he just marked himself and they followed him to the ooze he’d selected. Everyone did their job to perfection!
To say we were jazzed after that would be an understatement. We had already gotten H-Morchok, had a silly wipe on regular Zonozz and one shot Hagara, H-Ultraxion and boat. The raid chatter got a little silly but hey… killing a new boss does that.
I actually need to do a post about my Heroic Ultraxion strategy as a death knight tank because I do a couple things that are completely counter-intuitive to being a tank [at least in my estimation] but I may do that later today.
I’m so proud of you guys! FAN-TAS-TIC job!
Yay for Multishot