Has everyone forgotten how to do Naxxramas? Rades over at Orcish Army Knife wrote about his misadventures on Instructor Razuvious, and last night I got my own taste of what it’s like to run with the new kids.
Seriously, I’m starting to get the “old man of the expansion” feel. I’m quickly becoming the “back in my day guy”.
Now I haven’t done any serious Naxx raiding in almost a year, but 24 combined Razuvious kills are enough to have ingrained in my head just how this fight works. No explanations needed.
I mean really, back in my day the MC tanks waited until Razuvious was out of range before they approached the pylons.
Back in my day the dps waited until one of the understudies had established threat on Razuvious before we unloaded on him. Yes, we had an over zealous hunter (not me) get capped right away because he didn’t realize the pull was borked. Hello, McFly!
Back in my day MC tanks used to coordinate switching on/off the boss so as not too risk having an understudy die. You see back then it was virtually impossible for a real tank to handle him so it was vital the understudies stayed alive. An ICC geared tank can last a little bit, but that’s not the recommended strategy for this fight.
Alas, we defeated him in one shot, but I can only imagine what things would’ve been like if we had to do Thaddius.
They say that buffs and gear can’t fix stupid. This is true, but what they can do is not punish your raid with a wipe. While this is great for getting the weekly done, or surviving an ICC encounter and moving on to the next boss, it’s not great for honing one’s raiding skills.
Ah well, we are heading towards the end of the expansion and soon we’ll be in a raiding blackout as Cataclysm arrives and the cycle starts over. I suppose there is something to be said for just getting things done.