Last night we spent the entire 3 hours of our raid time working on council. After many wipes, it seemed we just were not making much progress and so I'm wondering if there's something we're overlooking, or not paying enough attention to that we may not have noticed?
Our group set up:
We've tried many different combinations of tanks/heals/dps (1 tank, 3 heals; 1 tank, 4 heals; 2 tanks, 2 heals; etc) and we never seem to get much farther than any other combination. I have a feeling that a few of our dps are sub-par, and it's hurting us because we can't seem to get Sul down before he gets empowered. I know a few people had issues standing in quicksand too long and complained their DBMs would only shout at them when they became entrapped, which by then would be too late because they already took too much ticking damage from the sand. Most of our wipes have come when Kazra'jin becomes empowered and our range can't muster enough dps on him before he starts AoE-ing the raid. I'm the MT Monk for our group, and I try to call out stuff as much as I can, but it's getting to be too much to try and see where all my group members are standing, who needs to stack for frostbite, who needs to get out of quicksand AND keep up my tanking 'rotation' and knowing when to taunt Malakk off the other tank, etc... it's a little overwhelming.
We've tried stacking the bosses for extra cleave, and we've tried sending Mar'li off on her own separate from the rest of the members. Nothing seems to work any better than any previous strategy and I'm wracking my brain trying to come up with a solution.
These logs are not from the entire night; when I saw we weren't really making progress I had our mage turn on the logs to record for the rest of the night: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/r...tsmo3v/fights/
I hope I've provided enough information, and appreciate any help and advice that we could use.
P.S. I know we may have under-performing members. Dropping them and recruiting replacements is not an option for us. If this is all that is attributing to our wipes, then so be it. But if there's an important mechanic we're ignoring/forgetting or treating more importantly than we should, I would love to hear it. Thanks!