It was like night and day. Last night West Kingdom ran Kara with the regular group. We one-shotted Attuman, Moroes, Maiden, Opera (Oz) and Curator.
Tanks: Heimdal (Paladin Tank), Amellea (Druid Off-Tank),
Healers: Weaver (Holy Priest), Seanarra (Holy Paladin)(thru Oz)/Khoss (Resto Shaman)(for Curator)
DPS: Raouen (MM Hunter)(for Attuman)/Sae (thru Oz)/Wannalaya(DPS Warrior) (for Curator)
Lilac (ME) (Affliction Warlock)
Drakus (Mace Stun Rogue)
Tanuur (Melee Shaman)
We had a little bit of musical toons as people had to leave early but it worked out for the best.
Attuman was quick and easy. Maiden was a push over. Oz.. the only problems we had was that Tito died just as I re-feared Roar… and then fiancee called out to kill Roar next.. well Roar had stuck himself in the corner and was “out of line of sight”. So we stood around not-dpsing anything for 20 seconds until fear broke. I guess I could have cast Curse of Recklessness to break the fear.. but since he’s already a heavy-hitting mob I didn’t want to make him hit any harder. So we waited it out.
Curator. Since I was dissatisfied with putting Searing Pain on the sparks I played with a new idea. Immolate them once.. then use Searing Pain. Immolate hits for more than Searing Pain and the dot runs throughout the time when I’m suffering pushback from the sparks.. so it seems like overall it’ll be more damage. It worked to a point.. the biggest problem I’m having now is the push back.
In our method, everyone who is not the tank (and not a hunter) stacks together so that the sparks will generally go straight for the group (makes them easy to catch for the melee). This works well for the melee folks and for the mages (with an instant cast Direct Damage spell) but for me (Affliction Warlock) it’s a major PITA. I’m able to get an Immolate off.. but because of the pushback the cast of the Searing Pain is taking upwards of 3-5 seconds.
I’m half tempted to move a point over to the Destruction tree to get Shadowburn. That’d give me an instant cast DD spell that I could use about every other spark.
I think next time I’m going to suggest that Lilac stand away from the group so that maybe I can actually be helpful and get some spells cast.
So… although I didn’t get any phat loots.. the pain and suffering were gone. Much much better night. And.. I still got 9 badges.
OH, BTW.. my DPS still isn’t where I want it to be. Lilac’s been hovering around 550 for a while. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.. but I’m pretty sure I’m doing something wrong. I find it odd that I saw 620 dps on the trash mobs.. but hovered around 500 on the bosses. I’m not sure what’s up with that. Still digging though.