This might just be an EU problem, but Sunday’s raid was a flop. As one person logged back in after a d/c, another person in the raid would d/c. Sometimes two. Sometimes more. The evening wore on as we waited, and it was never the same 2 or 3 people so they simply couldn’t be replaced. For once we didn’t even have a huge amount of backups either. We had endured a similar issue on our last raid night (Thursday) and we’d put it down to simple post-patch blues.
Whatever 3.3.3a did, it just made the d/c issue WORSE on the EU realms. Even if you aren’t the one disconnecting (and gravity bombing the raid in the process) sitting there for 20 minutes waiting for 3 people to login is no fun. If you are one of the people on the d/c merry-go-round, then those 20 minutes are even worse. We survived on Thursday, but after two Ulduar hardmodes for the weekly the raid leader sensibly called it a night. After the buff to Elemental, I feel rather let down and despondent. I was expecting to have a week of fun raiding, trying out the new Glyphs (currently using FtW) and trying to tighten up my spellcasting with the new hasted dot and t10 4pc.
In the end the most fun I had was in resto spec. I have a bad habit of not healing for months and months and the having to pick up in a raid environment. It was the most fun I’d had in a long time, although I still relished the chance to go Elemental on Saurfang, and I’ve decided that I’m going to heal in 10 mans to help out the group that is there to ‘gear up’ newer or more casual additions to the 25 man team. Mostly I am using my DPS gear, and am just switching in a few mp5 bits and pieces and some t9 to help catch up.