Pretty much spot on there Psyke. So Aph at least I read it before he deleted it and you are not talking to yourself
I will not bitch and moan here. All I will say is that Bel was asked to change to his hunter as the dog combo was proving to be slightly painful with 2 melee. Not sure why he felt so put out with this request, but I'm sure he will enlighten us soon enough.
The main problem the team has is that we have become quite used to being range heavy and have therefore become accustomed to not having to worry that much with the chains as it would hit us at range. I can only say that I got chained with Gluggie on one early attempt which was going well until we both decided to go different ways around a frost trap, which can happen. The actual kill I was again chained with Gluggie for the whole fight and even though there were plenty of opportunities to break the chain, I decided not too as we were working well together and I did not see the point in getting someone else chained to Gluggie. It was actually fun in the end with us both swapping over nicely to wherever the dogs were going and just getting on with it. We both were also keeping an eye on each other in case one got frozen. Basically we just got on with the fight.
So having melee in the raid does not make the fight harder if they both work well together.
At least we did manage to get 3 bosses down with a late start and some unnecessary drama.