Hey all. Had a great time last night meeting some of you for the first time and getting through T2 sidebosses and KK.
Our next planned event is doing a full Anvil T1 clear this Friday at 8. I have a couple things to ask of you that would help.
1) Click on "Calendar", find the raid event, and sign up. Please put your role in the note (Heals, DPS, Support, Tank).
2) Please download the Combat Analysis app. Rhavek posted a little guide about add-ons. One of the problems with our last kin was that we couldn't monitor how people were actually doing, and there were several people who were geared right but had very low DPS output for where we were, and I don't believe THEY knew it. We've found over the past months of running Anvil that low DPS is the #1 reason for failure and we beat our heads against the wall over and over, not addressing it because we didn't want to hold people accountable.
While it might sound a little offputting to have your DPS monitored, I think it's very important to diagnose where we're at so that nobody gets left behind and the group isn't hurt by having to carry someone not fulfilling their role in the raid. This is especially important since the nature of this kin is not to put all kinds of requirements on people who have busy lives. We have smaller windows of time to succeed, so we need to make sure when we're on we do it right and diagnose our weaknesses well and fix them. We will never call someone out publicly to embarrass them. If you're having trouble, we will work with you to figure out what the issue may be, we will get you into the right instances to get better gear, and we may need to find you a very experienced mentor if we don't know exactly what the issue is. I speak for Rhavek and Talowen as well as myself when I say that we are constantly going through this process with our toons.
Can't wait for Friday! As always just reach out to one of us if you have questions.