Leader's Report 16/03/2011
Epiccers: As above
Bosses Killed: Halfus hc, Argolath, Valiona & Theralion, Ascendent Council, Cho'Gall, Magmaw, Omnitron
Bosses Attempted: Chimaeron hc (52% best)
A very impressive Halfus hc kill; after one wipe on 5%, we then downed him with a full 28 seconds left on the enrage timer, due in no small part to Darksen setting the 24th highest DPS record for ret paladins IN THE WORLD (well, World of Logs). Well done to everyone, and gz to Klog and me on shiny loots.
The other bosses were our usual one-shot, including Cho'Gall who rarely causes any issues any more. This left us time for some BWD action, including trying a new tactic on Magmaw. After one wipe, we got the hang of it; everyone stacks up in Melee range except for Klog, who simply kites the maggots around the entire fight (in frost spec with Chillblains). Worked pretty well, I thought, and it's good prep for heroic mode.
We had about 40 minutes on Chimaeron hc, which saw steady progress, considering several people hadn't seen it before. I'm confident he'll die pretty swiftly on Sunday.
Sunday's plan is to warm up with Lolclave and Lol'Akir, then move on to Chimaeron hc and Atramedes hc. Assuming that takes all night, we'll be left with Maloriak hc and Nefarian normal on Monday.
I know we're used to netting a new kill every week, but all we have left are pretty solid encounters on 10-man mode, so please don't get downhearted if we struggle from now on. I know there are still loads of normal-mode loot upgrades for us, mainly because we've had such apalling luck with loot drops (we've NEVER seen a tanking helm or shoulders, or Incineratus, or the plate shoulders from Halfus, or the tanking gun. Never), and I'll make sure that we always kill every boss each week, even if we have to switch it back to normal after failing on heroic.
Please reply to my cauldrons thread so I can work out a plan.