452 pulls later..... surpassing our previous record from Heroic Lich King (364 pulls)! The majority of those pulls were spent wiping in P1 and the first intermission. Granted we had to change lineups frequently due to people having to miss raids and gear up some new members but in reality it probably took longer than it should have. However it's nice to end the era of 10 man raiding on a positive note. From the end of Wrath to the end of Mists we've been fortunate to have a good core group of people that were able to do the improbable on Misha of maintaining a consistent and high level raid group. As we move on to expand to 20 man mythic our identity will certainly change but as long as we can bring in the same character people we've mostly always had I'm sure we'll find success there as well.
Incredibly amazing fight as a player. Incredibly frustrating fight as a raid leader. No amount of shortcuts, strat changes, or motivational speeches could have made this fight go any faster. The only thing there is to do is force people to think for themselves and lead by example. Brings back many parallels to heroic Lich King progression for me on both accounts. As for the fight itself it's probably my second favorite of all time. When you can take an encounter, eliminate the DPS check completely, and still make it fantastically challenging, you're doing something right.