Yesterday was my first raid in months. So I was already feeling somewhat wary with the new patch changes and stories I’d heard about LFR lately. I was hoping to go and to have a shot at the offhand off Ultra although with the new loot system I only managed to grab some gold. Ok, so there’s my repair money.
Have you noticed the maps inside DS? I’m not sure if it was always like this but Cool alerted me to the fact yesterday after our Warmaster kill.
I was normally allocating the loot, updating reports and skipping the cutscenes during our G raids so I never noticed these screens before. Aren’t they nifty?
We cut it very fine on Spine but managed to get it. However, Madness was another story. Geez, talk about a lot of premature starts. Turns out the same person was starting the event when we were in the process of replacing people and waiting for others to zone in after wiping. At one stage, Cool and I jumped off the platform to try and wipe it early since we didn’t have a full group anyway. For most of the attempts we had 5 priest healers and one druid. When we finally kicked the DK for starting the event over and over we gave it one more shot before we left the raid with no Madness kill.
Still, it was… an experience – trying out the raid post patch and I did want to try out the new loot system as well as my talents in a raid. I must say I’m loving my 1min Mindbender and good use of SS, esp when you know the fight and can anticipate the incoming damage. This will be one of our most powerful tools in Mists, not to mention any number of heals we have to complement the shell.
Disc is moving back to where we shine in the game – in absorptions and allowing us to give a preemptive response against incoming damage. In the words of Anakin “I’m loving it“