Thursday raiding - Voe's first Heart of Fear
Voe has been out of the loop for a bit, so we expected a few deaths from him during HoF. However, he only died a few times (poor Bish seemed to be getting the squish mallet yesterday!) and we got the first two down so we could work on Garalon again.
Anyone who kites Garalon is going to have rotten DPS, so having 2 tanks kiting it and 2 DPS meant our DPS was hurting a little. We would hit enrage with 16 million left with 3 heals, so we switched to two. Getting our healers positioned right was the hard part though. I wondered if it would be better having the healers kite, and I think with 3 healers and 2 tanks, it's a viable idea. But that's for next raid day.
Poor Aza and Lushnek are always kiting. Souglyy was given the day off kiting for the day and she was pretty happy. I had to laugh because some strategies talk about rogues doing kiting, and when this was suggested to Roshii, he said he couldn't possibly do that because he can't hit from the front, and his damage would suffer. The reason I was laughing was because our 2 highest caster DPS, Sev and Aza, are always kiting so their damage takes a huge dive because they're pretty much out of range of attacking the boss, and they miss out on the extra DPS buff they would get from standing in the areas around a leg. And they don't complain about the job they're given - well not much. But Roshii didn't see it that way :P Rogues! /throws hands in air
Voe got the hang of the bosses in HoF pretty quick. If only he would stop saying stuff was easy! LOL it is easy after we bashed our heads on it to get the nuts and bolts out!
I was deprived of amusement for Vizier. Fue had a dinner engagement and was late to raid, which meant Raked was tanking, AND that meant I couldn't watch Raked dying in attenuation every time. Blade Lord was fun because I got to use symbiosis on Voe which meant I could run AND tranq!
I'm hoping that we can have 3 healers and 2 tanks kiting. Or rather 2 of the 3 healers and 2 tanks kiting. That way all the DPS can go ahead and bash stuff. I saw that Shadow Rising got it down with their tanks and healers kiting, so that might be a goodthing! Might mean another day of learning though! I guess we have all Sunday night.