Raiding in 5.0.4Posted by Kurn at 2:17 am
Apotheosis raids on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Lately, we’ve been clearing in about 2.5 hours, at most, on Tuesday nights. I stopped putting signups up for Sunday AGES ago and stopped putting up signups for Thursdays weeks ago.
This week, I knew there would be issues, so I put up signups for both Tuesday AND Thursday.
As such, Tuesday’s raid, post-5.0.4, was probably one of the longest three hours of the entire expansion, to be honest.
- UI issues
- Addon problems
- Connection issues
- Latency/frame rate issues
- Mechanic issues
All of these plagued us in one form or another.
Yet, we actually got through Spine. YAY!
Morchok was okay.
Yor’sahj was okay.
Zon’ozz was craptastic, issues with soaking.
Hagara was fine.
Ultraxion was craptastic, until everyone made sure their DBM was working so that they could appropriately hit Heroic Will when they had Fading Light.
Blackhorn was okay.
Spine was okay, even though someone fat-fingered Heroism randomly early on and even though we had a different tank configuration.
Madness was rough — issues with impales and then P2 bloods.
But I feel good about walking in there, pwning 7 bosses and leaving just one left with another 3 hours scheduled this week.
The most hilarious thing of the night quickly turned sour when we wiped on Madness and were ported to the top of Wyrmrest, then had to take the portal back DOWN to the bottom of Wyrmrest, then had to take a portal to the Skyfire, then a portal to the Maelstrom. I mean, really? Portal boss, hello! We got REAL tired of that.
I don’t have a lot to say about being a holy paladin during 5.0.4 yet, but I’m sure I’ll post soon. I really am loving Clemency and Eternal Flame, though. After running a couple of fights in the back half of LFR, I also removed my 3×67 int gems and put in 3×67 spirit gems and switched to Heartsong. I still felt the crunch here and there, particularly on H Spine and H Madness.
I expect a lot of things to fix themselves in the next couple of days, though, so I’ll post more comprehensively later on.
Overall, a long, but successful raid night for Apotheosis. Still seeking various classes for Mists of Pandaria, so check us out!