Now that I am awake…
Let me properly thank the guys that make my raid nights and successes possible.
The amount of work that goes into being successful at this level of play and in the timely manner we are defeating content does not go unappreciated. Our 10 man group spends at least some time researching fights and communicating about possible strategy and tweaks constantly. We communicate well and we don’t point fingers or lose our cool because we trust in one another that we will improve with each wipe and learn from our mistakes.
In our 10 man group we without a doubt have 2 of the best main healers on our server in Zabery and Tildäiner. Frathlight is our 3rd healer that switches roles as needed and is amazing in his own right as there is no drop in performance when he makes the switch. Needless to say if I had to heal anything we would not get very far. Keep in mind, the success we are having is without the benefit of having a healer with Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings.
We have 2 of the best tanks on the server with Celliana and Jefferson. I never pull agro and mobs are controlled to the nth degree. They know the fights, the positions, and know a lot about all the classes and game play to make sure we are successful. I doubt there are 2 other tanks on our server that are as good at communicating during a fight and chaining cooldowns at the right times. Both are tanks are incredible at not only tanking but watching the entire raid at the same time trying to make sure the rest of us avoid silly mistakes as well… they are the den mothers of our raid.
Our ranged DPS is crazy good. Kiya, Frathlight, and Alpacaa all know how to stay out of the proverbial fire while keeping strong DPS on bosses and handling things like balls and adds when needed. Another thing to note is our caster DPS is without any ICC trinket drops and poor Frathlight is still rocking Abyssal Rune.
Lastly, our melee DPS (Justeroo, Thionia, and myself) is constantly tweaking with gear and specs to try to get out that last ounce of DPS or utility. We use every trick in the book to not be a liability on melee unfriendly fights and we support the raid in a lot of ways completely irrelevant to doing DPS. A HUGE thanks goes out to Thionia who just a short time ago was a hunter before switching mains to the Shammy he is now. This change is what made it possible for our 10 man group to continue to have success as a previous member left the game and we had to shift things around. He has learned the class very quickly and is now doing large chucks of DPS.
Bottom line, I feel lucky to have found myself playing with gamers of this caliber that also have personalities that make playing the game so enjoyable.
Thanks a bunch guys, on to getting our Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher!