It would be hard to qualify to most guilds with my work and life-schedule, as they normally operate with DKP systems and attendance requirements to bid on items. It was like that back on my old server, Argent Dawn and it is like this on Agamaggan.
Except in The Pug.I've been to two raids this week. One with Treeston as raidleader, a 25-man ICC run, where we called it at PP. It went smoothly, but there's always room for improvement and adjusting specs, glyphs and what not. Mistakes do happen, you may screw up something and cause the whole raid to die.
For instance, I discovered that my addons does not warn me when to taunt off the other tank when they reach a certain stack of debuffs, which didn't wipe us, but it did cause some frantic stress on the other tank as well as on some of his healers. We solved this problem by having the tank whisper me when to taunt, as the amount of buffs on his playerframe really is too many small icons.
At Festergut, both me and the other tank, Kortias made mistakes. More spesifically, he had slacked a bit too much on the aggro part, so when he taunted Festergut off me at 9 stacks, he was too far behind me on threat to actually keep it once the taunt wore off, which caused me to reach 10 stacks and go *blammo*.
My fault was not to apply Hand of Salvation on myself to lower my threat-level, which caused me, even with just autoattack, to stay above Kortias. I should have stopped doing damage fully, but with Divine Plea with a 30 seconds left of it's cooldown, I choose to just autoattack and keep it up, so that my mana would fill up again.
I know, it's a moot point to do so, seeing as we had plenty of classes that provided replenishment, but being all too adjusted to 10-man raids only made me forget that in the heat of the battle.
No matter, Festergut died and so did Rotface. First time ever for me to kite the big oozes around and I'll dare say that I did an advequate job at it too. If you don't look at me having to backtrack to pick up another big ooze that people managed to create and then whine about there being a big ooze in the middle of the raid, that is.. But he died at the end. So did Rotface. :)
Got myself some new gear and actually broke even in terms of gold after repairs and expenses for flasks. Take that, normal DKP system! In your face! New gear, all raid expenses covered and no sour faces!
Others reported having earned 5000 gold in the raid, since they were 2nd bids and otherwise didn't get any loot.
Sounds too good to be true, no? Well, it is true.
My 2nd raid was ICC again, with Gevlon's raid. I came home late and noticed that they were looking for someone for PP and off I went. But that's described in an earlier post.
I did notice something that I should have noticed earlier, though. After I respecced back to retribution from holy, I had completely forgotten about the glyphs part of the respec, so I've been running around with improved bacon of light and other holy paladin glyphs. Certainly no retribution based glyphs, that's for sure.
All fixed now, though. Stupid of me, but.. Mistakes can and should be rectified. They are allowed to happen, but never ever let them become recurring mistakes. Then you are nothing but a moron and a slacker, to put it in a goblinish term.