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12-11-2009 @ 5:40PM
The new 5-mans are definitely a welcome change of pace from the majority of WOTLK 5 mans which are AOE, AOE, tank and spank a boss. 1st boss in FoS...tongue in cheek references to pop culture are ok but this goes a little too far. Name, and title, AND bag drop? Just cheesy.PoS...This instance feels epic, very welcome to someone who doesn't have the time for a raiding guild and refuses to pug raids for sanity reasons. Tyrannus especially is a very cool, challenging encounter.HoR...no joke, the trash is horrible. In a normal pug yesterday we wiped 4 times at which point they blamed me (the healer) and the group broke up. Being a healer I spend 95% of the time staring at health bars so I leave things such as kill order to the tank and DPS, but kill order does seem immensely important on that fight. It seems that those mobs take joy in ganking healers and one magic amplification curse + shadow word pain + stun is all it takes.Regarding the pug system: First few were amazing. Uber-geared groups, blew threw everything at blinding speed. Then I got started encountering woefully undergeared DPS. Funny thing though, in one PUG there was a rogue who still had a few BC purples and sub ilvl 150 greens and he out-DPSed the hunter in all 200-226 gear. So gear aside, skill is the true wildcard. Fortunately I've only had one tank so far who couldn't hang and it wasn't lack of ability to soak damage, it was inability to keep threat over the epic DPS.
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