So thanks to a collision of events (personal and the world cup) we were short on numbers and there was no way which we could attempt anything other than Sindy (she and LK being the only bosses left on the lockout). The team was suboptimal, a single tank healer and a number of new bugs and it was what I’ve come to term as a “grumpy raid”. Some of the leads were snappier than normal in vent, more crap from various raid members than normal, the usual suspects slacking off and not flasking.
All avoidable fun and games.
So after a couple of nabbed up wipes a certain dps drops without warning, notice or comment. Just “poof!” and gone. Colour me completely unsurprised when the forum post turns up a few days later announcing that they’re leaving.
So analysis, it’s been coming for a long time, this member is consistently the last to flask and has probably added 5-10 minutes of downtime to raids thanks to not flasking / eating / buffing because he’s off slacking or doing something else. Will he be missed, certainly in the short term, dps numbers continue to be a problem, though less so now that there is no obvious “farm night”. He was one of the higher signups, so did bring that utility to the raid. In the long term it’s unlikely it’ll change anything, drama comes and drama goes, we’ve plenty of angst coming wih the raid lockout changes in Cata and what they’ll mean for 25-man raiding, whether it remains possible to build the numbers to do it or whether it becomes a vehicle for building multiple 10-man raids.