Oct 4/5 2015 Raid
Looking for a little discussion regarding next week's raid.
We have currently split the raid into two parts - heroic Sunday and normal Monday. I'd like to know where you'd like to go. Here's how I see it:
heroic Sunday: At the moment, we are skill-limited on Iron Reaver. Folks are taking more damage than is required, which leads to us switching a DPS over to the healing corps, which leads to us being DPS limited during phase 2. This is something we can successfully beat, but it will require Better Raiding (TM). Alternatively, it will require the presence of one of our high dps/high heals 'guests,' but this is kind of an unsustainable thing to rely on. I'd rather we get better at raiding than pass the boss on someone else's merits.
...I actually have a whole big philosophy on this if we're going to continue to raid heroics, but I'll save that for another time.
normal Monday: I am currently thrilled with our position on Mannoroth - we had him at 0% with our core(ish) group, and then downed him after @Celsh arrived. We are working on Archimonde at the moment, and he has about a million phases. I'm sensing that we're rather close to getting phase 1 down to muscle memory, so I'd like to work P1 and P2 next week (with the obvious possibility of P3+ if P2 goes well).
The question I have for you:
How do YOU want to budget the raid time?
Do you want to just spend both days on Archimonde? Or do you enjoy splitting between heroic sundays/normal mondays? Maybe you'd prefer to see 100% heroic, because you have the purple fever? Someone mentioned 'heroic only if we have the carries,' which is a viable alternative (although it teaches some of our less diligent raiders that they can get by only half-knowing the fights, which is a mindset we need to get out of if we're going to tackle heroic in earnest).