Optional, Tough Bosses who don't drop all that much lewtz that you group needs.
What do you do with them?
For the sake of progression, you want to skip them.
For the sake of completeness, you want to kill them.
Such is the question I posed to the raid the other day.
Our GM/RL has been calling our raids before we see Netherspite in Karazhan. We clear out everybody else, and we've done two nights of exploratory work with Netherspite.
Not liking the feeling of never knowing whether we'd be going for the big guy or not I pushed for a group decision.
If we're not going for Netherspite, that's ok. But please lets be open about it rather than passively just avoid the guy.
So it would seem the group thinks its better for us to skip him and devote more time to ZA.
I'm good to go with the group's decision, but there's a part of me that doesn't feel right leaving that stone unturned.
Its like when we were on a Heroic Mechanar spree. Clearing it in 50 minutes or so, night after night after night. Always saving the Fire B1tch for last. We allow ourselves one shot at her. Wipe, and go home.
But, then one beautiful time, we nailed her. And now it became attainable. Through improved gear, and fueled by a confidence that we can kill her, she's become yet another blip on our way to clearing through Mech super fast. Sometimes she gets the best of us, but in general, she's ours.
I sure would like to do the same with Netherspite.