Jan 12th 2009 10:37AM We fumbled around on Patch for a dozen or so attempts before we got a strat down that worked for us and we've been one shotting him ever since.
Tanks: Stacked on top of each other since there's no parry haste.
Heals: 2 dedicated to the MT, 2 on each OT (we were using 7-8 total when we were first downing him). NO CROSS HEALING. We found that OT deaths were being caused by healers trying to heal other targets. 2 healers per tank is fine as long as they trust the other healers and don't cross heal. When we had 7 or 8 healers in the run we'd put a shammy bouncing chains around on all the tanks or a druid keeping hots rolling on all of them, but as healers gear up this becomes redundant.
DPS: Melee, don't be stupid and watch your aggro. It can be helpful for DPS without mana bars to step into the slime and lose some health at the beginning of the fight when you're first learning it, providing some cushion. Ranged, pewpew.
Dec 17th 2008 10:14AM Heh, I guess we're lucky to have 3-4 bears raiding and running heroics consistently. They're frustrated with the lack of ability to generate aoe threat, but as long as the dps can exercise just a bit of restraint they're fine. Our bears are monsters as raid tanks.
Jun 30th 2008 11:25AM The summer slowdown plus the release of AoC hit every raiding guild on our server. We ended up stepping backwards a bit to gear up a lot of new members and get them comfortable with how we raid, but the choice was either doing that or giving up.
Sounds to me like Neur needs to get the primary RL to get a second RL trained to run raids the same way he does. As GM/Primary RL of our guild, I can tell you that running 25s is a daunting task, and nobody quite appreciates how difficult until they do it themselves. It takes practice and patience. I'd suggest getting the second RL up to speed in farm content, and leaving progression/newer bosses for the established RL. That in conjunction with some newer members who need gear from the farm content should be a good shot in the arm for raid attendance.