BWD (extended) : Nefarian down with Healthy bidding.
BoT (fresh) :
- Halfus down one shot, sharded loot
- Twilight Enclave one shot, OK bidding + BOE drop healthy bidding
- Sanctum of the ascended down, OK bidding.
- Cho'gall wipefest
Given required raid compositions (and I am more flexible than many), I will then prefer to take toons that have accepted ahead of time. I also make an effort to organise healers and tanks ahead of time.
We had other toons that were tentative accept at the last moment - No probs. Tentatives means you are interested but won't commit. Thats OK, I'm interested in you coming (hence the invite) but I didn't commit by sending an invite.
We had other toons that previously accepted the calendar invite but didn't turn up; and had to be chased up. Grrr. If you accept, show up (or send apologies). While I don't have real id, I do read in game mail, and I do have this blog.
We had a couple of newbies to raiding on very undergeared toons. That's actually OK - we had a few overgeared ones too. The undergeared bid on loot - possibly assisted by one of their guild's officers (not me). I'm hapy with that.
At one point we wiped on Nefarian with less than 1% health. To be honest I love attempts like that (both the 1% win and the 1% loss). However during the recovery I scanned gear. Even some of the boosters had a missing enchant. Some of the undergeared had way too much missing. I don't mind you being 'cheap' and not getting the best enchants, gems or reforges, or occasionally forgetting the odd item. Not making an effort makes for a grumpy Foo. Battlenet provides you with a view that shows you what you are missing (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/caelestrasz/Foofixit/advanced), as does Ask Mr Robot (http://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/gear/usa/caelestrasz/foofixit#v1 - and yes I could do a little more reforging as of writing this post.) Making an attempt at gemming, enchanting and reforging turns a 1% wipe into a 1% win.
As for BoT, I just healed. Failed at some of my assignments, and it only really mattered on Chogall. While I like putting together the strategy on some fights, I find I am just as happy running with others leading.
No matter; starting at Chogall next week.
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