I am seeking advice regarding the number of tries my raid spends on before killing a new HC boss.
About my Raid:
We are a casual guild since 2005, and always had some sort of raiding. We are happy with our progress and the way we do it. Currently we are 4/16 hc (4 Mogu Bosses down) and raid on 2 evenings per night. Our comp is also quite good (Tanks: Warri, DK; Heal: Pala, Disc, Monk; Range: Mage, Mage, Shadow, Hunter, WL; Melee: Warri, Feral, Enhancer). The hunter is completely new and we are stll equipping him. Also one Mage was on a longer hiatus and still needs som items. The Monk rerolled from resto shaman and is also not part of the HC team now.
We are needing a lot of tries before we actually down the boss. This results in less time for farming gear. We are still fine with our progress, but faster is always better. The team itself really takes it easy with the vast amount of wipes, so there is no motivation problem or any visible signs of frustration.
Yesterday we did Blade Lord Ta'yak for the 2nd time. In total we now have ~50 wipes on him, but we still didn't down him. We already had him around 5%, and the progression itself was seeable. We improved nearly with every try (Here is a log: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/q...=12197&e=12643). The thing is: How can we speed things a little bit up? I am always reading in the forums here, that ppl need about 10-25 tries for new bosses, for harder ones 30-50. We are way over these numbers.
So things I could think about:
- ppl are not prepared: I encourage them to prepare the next hc boss. Post videos in our forums and collect advices from different forums.
- DPS is weak: I dunno. I think they are quite ok/good. Also occasionally check WoL for uptimes of dots, buffs etc..
- Doing to many mistakes: Maybe, don't know how to fix that. We are not going to remove anybody from our rooster, because of mistakes. We belong together ;-)
- Weak raid leading: Trying to improve with every raid, even reading books about leadership..
Any ideas? I am happy for every input.