Of all the things I would think I would be doing on wow, getting a raid team organised is not one of them. However, here I am, muddling through, not sure if I’m doing well or it’s a laughing stock.
Still, in between those points I’m having fun and hoping that other people are too.
It took a long time to get it in place. There are always people who want to casually raid but getting people who want to commit, through the ups and downs is harder to find.
We have had our fair share of downs. People quitting, failing at bosses, nerves getting the better of people. But we have also had ups. People getting loot (always a bonus no matter what people say), achievements, getting to grips with bosses etc…
Things we have learnt:
It took us a fair few attempts on Immerseus to work out that two healing over the widest gap of the little streams was not going to work so we moved positions. Eventually…
We have discovered that healers are the worst for ninja pulls.
We very easily forget about the actual names for things and invent new, better ones for them (Green swirly shit, blue swirly shit…)
The avoiding standing in something that will hurt you mentality is a tough one to break “orb… ORB… I’LL GET THE ORB THEN!”
We take great pleasure in killing a team mate given half a chance (Sorry Jollyjane)
If you find yourself surrounded by green blobs, it’s because someone doesn’t like you.
Get a Hunter to reset the boss if you want mega-lolz.
The trash before Sha of Pride is the only place where, if people die, they will happily run in (and ask if you killed them all yet while they are loading).
In amongst all of this we did get some bosses down. And even though it’s been frustrating at times its also been a bloody good laugh. Which is what raiding in a guild is all about!