Walk in there to get back in the saddle and tell Romulo and Julienne what they can do with their little star-crossed love.
Our first time running into the pair on wednesday was pretty sloppy, but then again, the whole night was sloppy, so I won't hold it against the bosses.
Sunday night was pay back night.
Start off the fight, nearly a minute into it, the warlock pulls aggro, gets one-shot, and we limp along.
Substitute player (druid) doesn't have the voice on because "its raining here down in south america". No joke, that was his actual reason for not having his voice chat turned on.
So I call out on voice for a combat rez of the dead warlock, since he's a big enough contribution to our total DPS that without him, we're pretty much up the creek.
Well, a minute goes by, no combat rez and I remember the guy doesn't have voice, so I fire out a /rw and warlock gets rezed, too late, and helaers are out of mana, and we die.
Grrrrrr. Not the note I wanted to start the night on.
Just by the skin of our teeth, the main tank died about 10 seconds before the two bosses died, so Julie ran around untanked one-shotting a couple folks before she died.
But they're dead, and we've successfully beaten each of the three Opera events.
Curator...pew pew pew, break 1000 DPS again, felling pretty good. Rogue T4 gloves drop, so he was feeling very good.
After I ran the WWS report, it was very cool to see we killed him in 5 minutes 9 seconds, which is substantially faster than the 8 minutes it took us the first time we killed him. That means the team is targeting the flares faster, and just in general, improving their damage output.
Clear to shade. Time to try this boss event again, and see if we can't have a more favorable outcome.
Its been decided that all ranged players (dps or healers) will stand behind the tables, which MIGHT keep you safe from Blizzard damage.
Nope, I was getting hammered by the Blizzard. We did OK on this attempt, but just couldn't handle it once the Elementals spawned.
Second try....nearly immediately Flame Wreath is cast and somebody moves. The Raid Blew Up. Instantly.
Third try, similar to the first, we did OK but just couldn't do it.
By this time it was late, so we called it a night.
So anybody with some experience who's still reading the article? You there, the guy with the green shirt, in the back...speak up, eh?
How do you position your ranged players, both healers and ranged DPS?
Do you stand out in the mid-floor and run in a circle when Blizzard shows up and run to the outside when the Arcane Explosion is coming?
Or do you find a safe spot and just stand there and pew pew pew?
I really want this guy dead. We're heading back in monday night.