Thursday, February 19, 2009

Need for speed

Usually, my guild raids at a fairly steady pace.

People go AFK, assigning loot takes longer than killing the boss, and first-time explanations take anywhere from 10-30min (even though everyone is supposed to have read the strat and/or watched vids of the fight already).

PuGs (and some other guilds), however, are all business - the aim is to get the job done, not to socialize. Sometimes, I like doing these type of raids; they make a nice change to my guild runs, even though it can be a little boring with no-one to talk to.

Until last night, I didn't think my guild would ever really push for a speed run (at least, not in raids where some people still haven't killed all the bosses - Karazhan speed runs where people were on their 3rd alt don't count).

However, we did - and have Heroic: Arachnophobia, plus 3 wings of Naxx cleared in one night, to show for it.

I really hope we keep up the pace; it'd be nice to get to the point where we can clear everything (including Malygos and Sartharion) in our 3-day raid week before Ulduar comes in!

1 comment:

Euripides said...

Some speed tips:

-Have the master looter stay at the boss and distribute loot while the rest of the raid starts to clear trash.

-Chain pull trash unless someone speaks up and specifies that they need mana.

-Bring people who know the fights.

-Chitchat during fights, not between them.

-Most importantly, call bio breaks and make sure everyone knows that the expectation is that if there's no break called, they're ready to go (barring some sort of rare emergency).