Yes, World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 has finally dropped, which you already knew, of course. Us being a particularly raid-centric group in my guild (at least the 10 or so of us that are raiding…) always seem to rush into the new raid, when there is one, on day 1 (being Tuesday…). I was very impressed that the patch went generally well which has been the norm for the past few patches now. I did have some addon issues that I solved by turning all of them off and then back on a few at a time. A few people have reported to me that they just disabled all their addons and were able to enable them all after a few restarts adding them back in.
The Dragon Soul raid, so far, has been fun, but generally easy. We only raid for about 2 1/2 hours a night and have done so for the past 2 nights. We got the first 2 bosses down on Tuesday and then the next 2 on Wednesday.
Morchok was the first to go. We actually 1 shot him! Given our gear level and generally knowing the fight somewhat beforehand helped. We did, however almost have a wipe on the trash before him. I managed to stay alive and down the last mob, but it wasn’t easy. Morchok didn’t drop anything for me, but I can’t say the same thing for Warlord Zon’ozz. He wasn’t the “push-over” that Morchok was mainly because you have to learn a “ping-pong” mechanic. Most of this fight is bouncing a ball of energy back and forth between the melee and the ranged to build up a debuff on the boss (after it finally hits him). We got him down pretty much on the last try for the night and the Horrifying Horn Arbalest for me!
The next night we came back in and started with Yor’sahj the Unsleeping. It took only a few tries (maybe 4?) to get this one down once we figured out the ooze mechanics. We knew the order of which to try killing first and the healers did a great job keeping us all alive. Last but not least, so far, was Hagara the Stormbinder. She has a few trash packs but then her fight isn’t bad either.
So far, all the bosses we have faced have interesting mechanics, but I have to say that geared as we are, the normal mode bosses, so far, seem to generally be easy. Not easy like “steam-roller” easy, but more that with a good understanding of the mechanics, we were able to get them down without a lot of hair pulling.
Before we logged out for the night, we gave a quick look at Ultraxion. His mechanic is knowing when to switch back to the “normal “ realm. We gave him about 3 tries before calling it for the night but I have to say that his trash is particularly annoying.. You have been warned!