Heya folks, it's that time again. Please post your availability and the other usual pertinent details (toon name, roles, etc).
For those new to GWJ raiding, please be aware that while we make our best effort to include as many folks as possible when scheduling runs, we also try to make sure any runs that are scheduled have a decent chance for success. Since the current raiding content is VERY hard at our guild's collective gear level, this means that extra focus does have to be placed on making sure we have the right group compositions for the fights being attempted on a given night.
If you are unsure if you are ready to raid, this thread may be helpful. Also, there are MANY folks in the guild eager to help new players get prepared, be it through running heroics, helping with crafting, or simply answering any questions you might have about your class or role. Don't be shy to ask if you need help!
Finally, that last bit goes double for healers -- in the past few weeks healer availability has been a limiting factor, particularly where scheduling a second run at the same content is concerned. Once we have a couple more healers who are prepared for raiding we will be able to get a LOT more GWJers raiding each week.
zeroKFE - rDPS, liability
Tuesday: 7 - 10 PM
Wednesday/Thursday: 7 - 10 PM, but at most one night of these two
Sunday: 7 - 10 PM
UPDATE 1 (1/24)
UPDATE 2 (1/24) -- screwed up copy and paste for Thursday, melee group is different
UPDATE 3 (1/24) -- swapped in Mogl for Rantin on Thursday
UPDATE 4 (1/25) -- Anriis added as backup tank for Thursday
UPDATE 5 (1/28) -- Targets selected for Sunday
Okay folks, here's the best I could manage given the low healer availability and the trickiness of getting AOE for Magmaw and interrupts for Omnitron/Halfus. Also, this week we were even further from fielding two full groups -- even if we had more healers, we would also be short of ranged DPS. Also, apologies to the melee folks, who sadly continue to get a bit shafted due to comp requirements.
All raids will be from 7 - 10 PM server unless otherwise specified. Please come prepared with food and flasks. Please make sure you are gemmed and enchanted for your primary role. An EPGP bonus is given for those online, ready and at the instance portal 5 minutes prior to raid start. And, if you can show up a tad earlier, even better -- the sooner the run gets rolling, the better the chances are of taking down bosses. As with all GWJ raids, EPGP will be used for the distribution of weapons, trinkets, and tier tokens (not that we're likely to see tier tokens, but hey, just saying). Ask your raid leader if you need clarification on what this means.
Tuesday - 7 - 10 PM server - Blackwing Descent (or Throne of the Winds)
Tanks - Lawkjaw / Arasyn
Heals - Zeered / Rantin / Grindars
(may give this last slot to another healer should they post)
mDPS - Anriis / Maxoxx
rDPS - Finial / TK421 / Ranakin
Alternates: Walanadorl for tanking, Isoalpha for melee, Zerokfe for ranged
Grinds and Zee will raid lead.
Not going to lie, this group has some big challenges. Without a six second interrupt available, Halfus is probably a bad idea to bother with. There are certainly dragon comps that could be doable, but there are many that would just be an exercise in frustration. Instead, I'm going to suggest attempting Blackwing Descent alone on this night. For Omnitron, you will have to have an interrupt rotation on Arcanotron, and if 4.0.6 isn't tomorrow that will mean you'll have to make sure Arasyn is always tanking him. For Magmaw, hopefully Arasyn will be okay running DPS. As for AOE on the parasites, I'd suggest having one or two of the melee chip in if need be, and if that still doesn't work, you might swap me in. EDIT: Also, there is the option of Arasyn doing the single tanking, Lawk healing, and Grinds running his boomkin for the fight (thanks to Bean for pointing that out).
Alternately, if one or both of the fights feels too difficult with the less than ideal comp I've given you, Conclave of the Wind doesn't have any special requirements so you could just go kill them instead.
Thursday - 7 - 10 PM server - Bastion of Twilight
Tanks - Walanadorl / Arasyn
Heals - Zeered / Mogl / Lawkjaw
mDPS - Openminded / Alyddra
rDPS - Finial / TK421 / Zerokfe
Alternates: Anriis for tank, Isoalpha, Maxoxx, Anriis for melee, Ranakin for ranged, Rantin for heals
Zee and I will raid lead. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Halfus and Valiona/Tharalion are the targets for Thursday. If Arasyn doesn't mind going DPS, he'll probably do so for the Dragon BFFs. Otherwise, we might have to consider swapping a tank for one of the DPS alts after the trash is cleared, I'm afraid.
Sunday - 7 - 10 PM server - Maloriak in Blackwing Descent and the Conclave of the Wind
Tanks - Lawkjaw / Bhumpy
Heals - Zeered / Outsane / Rantin (may give this last slot to another healer should they post)
mDPS - Openminded
rDPS - Finial / Zerokfe / Grinds / Ranakin
Alternates: Walanadorl for tanking, Maxox, Anriis, Alyddra and Isoalpha for melee, TK421 for ranged
Bean and Grinds or someone who isn't me will raid lead.
Depending on what Maloriak calls for, it might make more sense to drop one of the ranged for one of the melee alternates here.