Tankette’s Rambles

October 20, 2008

Post Patch 3.0.2 raids

Filed under: Uncategorized — tankette @ 3:43 pm

With the nerf of the raid mobs and bosses the raids are much easier. All character classes were majorly buffed. On the other hand, many of our guild’s veteran raiders are MIA so filling raids means taking people that aren’t geared or have much raiding experience.

Friday night our guild did a full clear of ZA for the first time. We had never downed Malacrass or Zul’jin before. The 4 animal bosses were easy even though we had 2 raid members in blues that had never been there and we only had 2 shammies for heals. Malacrass was a little more of a challenge. The pally tank stayed on Malacrass. I picked up the imp and the ogre while the snake and ghost were cc’ed. Both the Imp and Ogre were down before the first round of spirit bolts. Taking down Malacrass was tougher and I ended up dying from a consecration when he channeled the pally tank’s abilities. A couple others in the raid died from spirit bolts but Malacrass went down. Zul’jin was even more of a challenge. I’d only attempted him once before and never got through the Eagle phase. We wiped twice while learning the fight. He went down on the third try. Ya, its a nerfed raid but it still felt good to finally clear ZA.

Saturday night we managed to get 25 raiders together and went to Mount Hyjal. At least half the raid had never been there before and were very undergeared (by pre-patch standards at least). I have to say that even with warriors’ improved multi-mob tanking skills that I still don’t like that place. You pile all the mobs in one spot and anyone with any kind of AOE goes nuts. Its a giagantic lagfest and you can’t see a danged thing. With the raid half comprised of new and undergeared people it took 3 attempts to drop Rage Winterchill. Again, the raid is nerfed but it still felt good. Our guild had dropped him once before, before the patch, but I missed that night.

Sunday night we went back to Mount Hyjal for round two. None of us had ever seen Anetheron before so we had some learning to do. We got through the waves just fine but then the boss kicked our buts. I got the main tank him and that was easy. The pally tanks we had were supposed to pick up the enfernals that spawned. The first time, one of our pally tanks picked up an enfernal but none of the dps switched over from the main boss to dps it down. Wipe. The second attempt was worse because the dps didn’t let a tank grab the enfernal before they let loose. So the enfernal fried all the dps’ers with his AOE fire. The third attempt was a repeat. We gave up at that point. Even with the raid nerfed you can’t beat a boss if everyone isn’t in synch and listening to the raid leader. Oh well, at least these new raiders are getting some experience before WoTLK gets started.

Nerf or not, raids are still fun!



  1. Yup 3.0 People are downing bosses left and right. I’m happy Blizz let more people see more content before the gear wipe.

    Comment by purplz4mywarrior — October 20, 2008 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  2. Glad to hear that you’re liking the nerfs! Overall, I think that the people that haven’t seen these instances before are going to enjoy and appreciate the changes. They get to see content that they never would have before while acquiring loot that was originally difficult to get. It’s awesome to see all of the casual raiders seeing all of that content.

    Comment by Cynra — October 21, 2008 @ 2:48 am | Reply

  3. Actually the bosses in hyjal have not been nerfed there was a recent post answered by a blue that they are investigating this issue we noticed that the bosses had the exact same health as they did prepatch and they are hitting our tanks just as hard as they used to.

    Comment by Erne — October 22, 2008 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  4. Very interesting, Erne. I hadn’t heard that but it sure makes sense given our raid.

    Comment by Tankette — October 23, 2008 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

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