We stroll up to Nefarian with 4 healers. One of our healers had to DPS as we did not have enough DPS online that night. So arguably "gimped" having someone run their offspec we start Nefarian pulls with the goal in mind to down him, and we did just that. Thok said it best the prior week, "This is an old school fight where everyone has to do their job perfectly the entire time, and we'll kill him." The irony of that sarcastic comment is that it's spot-on true. We had 10 players, on their A-game, focusing, for 45mins. First attempt we got Nefarian to 8%, another attempt we brought Nefarian down to 6% before wiping. Fourty-five mins later it was over, Nefarian was down, everyone was alive, hell we had enough mana to do P3 for another minute if we needed.
-Our DPS rocked the charts
-Midi made a tight group outside the center in P1, way to go Midi
-Kthonis spun Ony accurately during the correct times, a single mistake there would have been a wipe. She made that jerb look easy every night.
-Everyone made it on their pillars in a timely fashion (as least from what I could see)
-Interrupts (Thok, Kthonis, and Oramis) were done flawlessly in P2
-Heals (Bloody, Dangly and myself) kept their groups up in P2
-Ty gave us a well timed transition from P2 to P3 by running that lagging pillar along side Kthonis
-Thok did a great job on the adds in P3, he even had to scramble a few times as their aggro reset but picked them back up seamlessly and got them reset twice!
-Kthonis spun Nef with precision in accordance to Thok's movements
-DPS tore it up and stayed in position throughout the spin of Nefarian, they also switched elbows well when Ty called out for a switch
I'd suggest cranking it up to 1080p and full screening it ;)
Also youtube made me remove my sound (which included vent) and put on some generic crap.
Same group, same night. One healer still DPSing. This goes to show how this content depends less on gear and more on skill and fight knowledge. We made a few attempts on Al'Akir before fighting our way healthily through P1 and getting to P2 and P3 where we can depend more on skill and less on RNG. Ty did a great job in P2 adds gettin the stack to 7ish before the stacks finally fell off. He said afterwards something to the effect of "Sorry, that could have been better on my part," always looking to improve, I like that. Our DPS was higher than average as usual, and they were constantly dancing around Al'Akir's abilities. Our first time in P3 we downed Al'Akir due to an attentive raid. This was the first time we had seen P3 with the "new" strat of two clouds high, two clouds low, rinse repeat. Dancing in a whole new way and doing it successfully on the first try is a testament to the ability of our raiders to pay attention and follow instructions while in the all new X, Y and Z coordinate encounter. Yes, I'm uber proud of MMC and will have my nose in the air for the next few weeks, is it obvious? :)
Sorry I have no screen shots as there was not a whole lot to see when Al'Akir dies, except for a floating raid.
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