State of the Raid March 15

State of the Raid March 15

Overview

  • The current loot mechanics appear to be working fairly well. Based on how many people express interest in each item drop, it is quite likely that our old random roll system was often  giving out  minor upgrades when some could have had major upgrades.
  • If you have any comments about the tuning of the system (the weights) please bring it up
  • I have documented the list of regular raiders here: www.thesillyhats.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4
  • You can find the loot system rules and tuning here: http://www.thesillyhats.com/?p=26

Recruitment

  • With holyaggro potentially out of action and Arsenal not being a regular raider, I would like to recruit an additional healer so that we dont get in a rough spot being short one. A Holy Paladin or Holy Priest would be ideal.
  • We could really use a Deathknight (unholy) and a balance druid.

This Weeks Raid

  • This week was a nice improvement over the last 2 weeks, both in terms of attittude and results.
  • People following instructions seemed better as well as the raw numbers.
  • Given the 5 item level increase incoming to all BRF gear I am hopeful we can repeat this next week.

What Went Well

  • The vast majority of people were using their cooldowns correctly during flamebinder and our technique to tank the wolves and cleave seemed to help in general.  we were spiking nearly a 80% increase in DPS during those key moments, which is huge. you can see it reflected by the DPS spikes here: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/6afh3KmAZxWyM7rJ#fight=9&type=damage-done
  • The spike on Hans/Franz to skip as much presses time as possible seems to be valuable. given how deadly the presses were to us (you can see more below) anything we can do to get through this period is a good thing https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/cqfkJWdjVQxKbBL2#fight=1&type=damage-done&start=1498910&end=1538279
  • Healers did a great job on kromog overall, ive never actually seen that boss reach enrage so for us to be able to manage the entire 9 minutes is great. On top of that tank deaths were minimal, we were mainly getting deaths from people not dodging reverbs. We are right on the cusp of a kill and its going to come down to individual execution and some slight optimization now (more on that below
  • Rippling smash we avoided fairly well overall, thankyou Xmunk for the strategy to spread out

What We Can Improve

Individual Shoutouts

  • Lastin, the only person to not be hit by stamping presses (hans)
  • Magdalenna, elements, xmunk for not being pinned down by spears. (beastlord)
  • Zimonk, stashiv, ohhjeezus, emuburger, lastin, aktanque, xmunk for avoiding rolling (oregorger)
  • Ohhjeezus, zard, malus for damage on cinder wolves (flamebinder)
  • Xmunk for the low reverb hits. (kromog)