All class forums need updates to their information, as there have been none since around the release of cata. Even if you are not in essence a "class leader" for the class, but you think you have information that would be helpful to others, please post it! There's no telling how much it could increase overall performance of the entire raid if struggling raiders have sufficient references for how to make positive changes.
First I would like to say: GREAT WORK IN OUR FIRST 25MAN RAID. Seriously, good stuff people!
I have created threads with all of the current raid bosses (minus the heroic only boss Sinestra) in the forums. I know with primarily doing 10mans currently raid spots are limited (more on that later) but it is always helpful if you come into the zone with knowledge on some of the fights. Each thread contains a link to the WoWPedia article for the boss fight and an embedded TankSpot video. Please look at the information and post in the thread signifying that you have at least looked at the information and watched the video.
Encounter Thread Index
(Click boss name to go to that thread)
Baradin Hold (Tol Barad)
Bastion of Twilight (Twilight Highlands)
Blackwing Descent (Blackrock Mountains)
Throne of the Four Winds (Uldum)
Limited Raid Spots
This has been a hot topic recently. The hard truth is that you cannot fit 17 people in a 10man raid instance. Also, you cannot complete 25mans with 17 people. This puts many in a state of flux due to having to sit out while others raid. Until 25man raids can be attempted and completed, this will be an issue for many. Another hard truth is that 10man raid zones share the same lockout as 25man raids. The benefit of this is that both instances drop the same loot with 25mans dropping more loot per person then their 10man counterparts. The bad news is that you can no longer take a 10man group and do a few bosses while maintaining our weekly 25mans. It is now an all or nothing situation. You either
What this means: Spots are competitive, as they should be.
If you are not invited to raid for the night you can work on finishing your gear (Gemming, Enchanting, and Reforging are just as important as the piece your doing it to), study boss fights (tips for your class on those fights a plus), help others with the previous two, and most of all make sure the raid leader knows you want to raid so you can be put on the waiting list.
It is never fun being the odd man (or in some cases women) out, but don't take it personally. If you feel that you are being excluded consistently without merit, tell the person leading the raid. Don't assume anything. Ever.
As we approach the 1 month mark of Cataclysm, we've been making solid attempts in our 10 man group which will serve as the core for the future of our 10 mans - spliting into 2 groups. Let's congratulate those there for the raids, including those who can't be there all the time but contribute the best they can.
Looking forward to more 'cheives and more bosses dropping pretty purple things.
A nod to all our beloved meatshields(but warriors in particular).
Apologies if music isn't to your taste. For you, I have a second offering:
With Cataclysm upon us, we get new races and get to race to 85. Drop by the forums and let us know what you're looking forward to in the xPac.
THE ELEMENTALS ARE COMING!
As you have probably noticed the earthquakes recently, the second part of the event has just started. Head to MMO-Champion for the full details on the event spawns and locations. Soon, when part 3 goes live, we get to defend our cities! For more information on the event you can also check out WoWPedia.
Elemental Spawns For Lv.80
(Have to do relevant zone for your level for the Achievement)
Water: Dragonblight and Icecrown
Earth: Grizzly Hills and Storm Peaks.
Wind: Borean Tundra and Sholazar Basin
First thing is first. Enjoy.
I would also like to thank Shamino for updating the class forums and adding links to resources for everyone to use.
Many of the class forums have no information posted in them at all, and some of the ones that do are not updated for the new patch! Even if you are not in essence a "class leader" for the class, but you think you have information that would be helpful to others, please post it! There's no telling how much it could increase overall performance of the entire raid if struggling raiders have sufficient references for how to make positive changes!!
Some forums that are up to date:
Mages, Hunters, Priests(shadow at least), Shaman(elemental)
A thank you to the authors of them:
Deadnite, Santy, Feelinbetter, Bluefinger a.k.a. Raamen a.k.a. Baaloo
Information about the EPGP system has been posted in the forums for your viewing pleasure! It also looks like Santy is working on a guide for hunters so all you Hunters-in-training get ready to be schooled!
I would like to request that anyone who has any ideas about content that you would like added to please post in the site suggestion forum with your requests. I will be working on a Mage and Disc. Priest guide for those who are interested. If you are interested in making a guide please do! Just post it in the appropriate forum and I will sticky it. If you have information to add in existing guides just leave comments on those guides and the author, or myself, will add them in.
Last but not least Brewfest ends on the 5th so get those achievements and mounts! FANTAAASTIC!