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So at the beginning of T15 I got back from a longish break from the game, and joined a new 25-man guild. I like the guild, but something I noticed from the start was the extreme skill difference between the top and "bottom" players. There's pretty much always a difference in guilds, but in my experience it's much higher than usual in this guild. This has continued to show through the whole tier, with us struggling mightily on bosses that require personal responsibility. Jin'rokh HC and Durumu HC in particular, and lately Lei Shen HC.
We're closing in on 200 wipes now, and I'm starting to fear the boss just isn't killable for us. I can see no difference between pull 50 and pull 150.
Phase 1: Obviously very easy part of the fight, but we occasionally suffer single deaths from players lagging when Thunderstruck comes, or a platform leveling up. But overall this phase is fine.
Transition 1: This is where it gets ugly. Definitely the part we wipe the most on. On a given night, there is usually 2-3 platforms that do ok most of the time. Then there's 1-2 others that struggles (mostly spawning the big adds I'd say). We often have some different people on different platforms every raid, so it's hard to pin point any specific players that are causing the problems.
Phase 2: Assuming we get through first transition ok, we usually handle phase 2 without much issue. If we get this far, we will reach the second transition most of the time.
Transition 2: It's very rare that we get this far with everyone alive. If we do, it's pretty much a hit and miss. Sometimes we wipe, sometimes we have a few deaths here and there, and I don't think we've ever finished with everyone alive.
Phase 3: Not much to say. In all our pulls, we've never seen phase 3 with everyone alive. I think we've reached the phase maybe 2 or 3 times with enough players up, to start trying to learn how everything should go.
So that's how it's looking for us. From what I read most guilds take maybe ~150 pulls for a kill, so I know we're already "behind". What worries me the most is that I haven't seen any progress made in the last 100 pulls.
I'm curious. How did the Lei Shen HC progress look for your guild?