Squeeee!!! Sindragosa Down.
Happy Easter! Now with extra Arthas. And bunnies.

Friday Five: 5 Things to Keep in Mind on a Progression Raid Night


We extended our raid ID this week, and hopped into ICC 10 on Wednesday night, easily 1-shotting the Dreamwalker encounter, then running back over to BQL, whom we dispatched in our second try. And then it was on to Sindragosa, whom most of those in attendance had not seen before, and whom we took down at the tail end of our extra Thursday night raid. And thus, I bring you my list of 5 things folks need to keep in mind when taking part in a progression night, fighting against a boss your raid team has not killed:

  1. Don't run off after the boss kill. We want screenshots! (See above for a screenshot of not 10 people as a case in point.)
  2. Do not start complaining/whining/sighing when you don't kill a new boss on the second attempt. News flash: progression bosses take more than 1 attempt for folks to figure things out on. Especially when you are talking about the boss before the Lich King. Buy some patience already! Or I will bore you with the story of how it took my old guild 3 weeks of non stop work to kill Lady Vashj back in the day.
  3. Keep quiet on vent if you're not the raid leader if you are calling out placements. 5 people talking at once, over the raid leader, leads to confusion and usually to someone dying. Save the chit chat for the run back.
  4. Ask questions early and often. If you are having a problem remembering what an ability is called or what you are supposed to do in a certain part of the fight, ask your raid leader.
  5. Be nice. If a member of your raid team asks the same question more than once, or has the same issue twice in a row, cut them some slack. They're not an idiot, or a loser, or a dumb ass or they wouldn't being there with you learning that new boss (unless your raid leader is a masochist). They are clearly grappling with something and need the assistance of the raid team. And thus you need to cut them some slack and try to be helpful, not rude. And if you don't, you may find a raid leader's foot coming into contact with your butt.

Killing a progression boss is a major rush. And that rush is the reward for the hard work it took each member of your team to put in to get there. Keep your chin up, and a positive attitude, and you will succeed -- with a little help from your friends.

Happy Friday! And congratulations Pirates for an amazing week of teamwork!