In an effort to get guildies in all time zones involved in our raiding program, I put up a signup for a “late” TOC-10 on Saturday night. To my surprise, it was popular (even with people who can usually attend prime-time raids). Oh it’s ON.
I don’t lead raids. Usually husband or another officer does the “main leading” and, as partner-in-crime, I handle the healing aspects. This time husband was sick and there were no other officers there, so I had to bust out my leet raid leading skills.
I was a little more apprehensive than I would have been normally, because last week both Tamarind and Protflashes had “interesting” raid leading experiences. I was convinced that one of my normally-sane raiders would turn into a backseat-raid-leader monster.
It actually went well. I only had to be “meanieface” once and give a little lecture about NOT getting hit by icehowl. I tried to put an “educational” spin on it by saying “look at where he’s facing, don’t worry about who he’s targeted. Look where he’s facing and don’t be there.”
I also got to practice my “short but comprehensive” explanation skills, since we had people who had never seen some of the fights. I got to talk about balls. Snicker.
After a few false starts on the beasts, we one-shotted everything else including faction champeens (I hate them).
I very much enjoy the atmosphere of raids”behind the curve.” People who are signing up for TOC right now are much more “relaxed” than people signing up for ICC, and there’s less pressure.
I put up another signup for next Saturday night. I may like this raid leading thing.