Dec 2nd 2009 9:01AM and one more thing, having experienced (vanilla) raiders helps too.
there's some novel new mechanics but a lot of stuff has been seen before.
Dec 2nd 2009 8:59AM Vintage - Alliance (Lightbringer EU) is a no strat 10 man guild.
Before joining them I never would have considered running raids like this as preparation is one thing I believe raiders should really focus on, but doing stuff blind is actually easier than you might think.
You're going to wipe loads, but it's amazing just how much information can be gathered from checking what your buffs and debuffs do, as well as considering the fact that Blizzard wants you to beat the encounter. Those instant kills/wipes aren't there just to kill you, it's happening because you did something wrong.
Looking forward to tackling ICC, and the gated content release suits us as we need some extra learning time.
In short, it's easier, and much more fun than you may think at first.
Nov 27th 2009 6:23PM (that's directed at peewee)
Nov 27th 2009 6:22PM not sure a highly specialised, Anub-add tanking spec/gear choice is the best example to use here...
Nov 27th 2009 6:21PM roll on 4 piece tier 10.
one more move in the arsenal.
Nov 27th 2009 6:19PM EH may not be the be all and end all stat to judge tanks on, but what would you have?
I dare say the guilds that are already going after the really hard mode stuff take into account situational awareness, use of cool-downs, jokes on vent, preparation, etc... when selecting the tank team. That sort of stuff is vital to a guilds success, but can't be quantified easily.
So we quantify what we can....
Nov 25th 2009 9:21AM good luck to me
Nov 24th 2009 9:29AM love the pets
Nov 23rd 2009 8:43AM only question is will i equip it? or give it to the missus....