First up were a whole lotta undeads and abominations and those big nasty spider things, coming in waves. And we burned them down just fine. Then came Rage Winterchill, a I'm-dead-but-not-really Itch dude. I got caught in one of his ice blocks, but me pvp trinket popped me outta it just fine. But then I got me first lesson of the night. I were expecting his "death and decay" move to be one of them patches of death things, where you gotta step out of it and yer fine. And I thought that were what I was seeing on the ground, so I sorta shifted a bit and kept firing. Wrong. The whole area were affected, and I shoulda just hauled me hairy arse outta there. Dead priest. Fortunatelies, the raid were able to carry on withouts me. Dead Itch.
Then we spent a lot of time explaining a strategy fer the next boss. It were rather complex and confusicating, and not just fer a simple orc like me. But we all did our best to understands, and so the RL tells Jaina we's ready to go. And here came more waves of undead, and undead spiders, and big buggers made of deader parts stitched together. And we got them down too. Then big ole "I can summon infernals" Anethewhosit showed up. And I'm busy trying to do me job of shuttling between hitting him and burning down infernals what I miss that the next infernal were gonna drop on me, until there it were. I started running fer the tank, but I were too late and the gubberchudder two-shotted me. Lesson learned: be more alert fer incoming infernals. This time things fell apart pretty fast, and it were a wipe. Lesson learned: have a simpler plan.
We try again, and this time something went wrong on one of the last waves of trash. Apparently everything hit the pally tank at the same time, and he went down faster than a Booty Bay whore. And then the abominations performed abominations upon the ranged dps, and it were a wipe.
Third try. A few adjustments, and we take out the trash waves easy as you like. Then Anesthetist drops in, and we go to work on him. Much simpler plant this time, and it's working a lot better. Except I got lucky and managed to get back-to-back carrion swarms from him real early in the fight, and while I tried to heal meself after the first one, the debuff pretty seriously nerfed that. And that were all she wrote fer this priestie. So I lay there being dead while the guild beat him down to 19%, before being overwhelmed by a sea of infernals. Lesson learned? Not sure. More stamina gear? Hold off on popping a healthstone and potting until the 15-second debuff wears off? Don't be so damn unlucky, that's fer certain.
So that were me night. I feel pretty good about what I learned, and I think we got a good system down. Little more practice, and I thinks we can take the bugger down.