Losing a Leader

I knew that the blog would slow during the opening week of Tomb, so much to learn in regards to mechanics and the new strengths of Resto since patch changes…never did I think the reason for the delay in blogs was this to come…

It was Wednesday and the day to breach the Tomb of Sargaras was upon us. This is the moment that our prep pays off. If we hit this running then we could get into mythic earlier and get this tier done before any more burnouts.

It was a rather uninspiring speech from Dup, as within two minutes of starting a tier he announces that he is stepping down as raid leader…as we stand at the doors!!!

Tilted would be an understatement. Three weeks ‘break’ to get this on day one of return without so much as a replacement lined up. I’m speaking as Medacus and certainly not as a ‘real’ person. I know that there’s not always time to play, and real life always comes first. But some notice, some prep time for a replacement would have been good.

Marrowgarr, as Co-lead stepped up and took point for us. New raid plus having just been dropped a bombshell like ‘so long, and thanks for all the loot’. That’s not a place I’d like to stand in.

Ebinissia quickly followed up with an announcement that Mythic 2 are currently looking for a healing coordinator, and now a raid leader. This is my time to shine I can take more responsibility for the healing on this team and that’s one small part of a large machine that is covered.

I’ve taken a moment to consider and decided that becoming a healing coordinator would help the team as a whole. I’ve whispered Ebinissia, my name is in the hat.

It wasn’t till halfway through a slow and mainly tank ‘n’ spank run on normal without mechanics, that I received a number of whispers myself about volunteering for co-lead position!!

No, they can’t believe that I could lead this…do they think I can? do I think I could?

Spent a large majority of the remaining raid time contemplating the position. Contemplating if I can live up to such a responsibility. Contemplating is this what I want?

Dup and Marrowgarr both did a fantastic job throughout Nighthold, but on more than once occasion I asked myself ‘why are we doing this?’. Was I the only one thinking this? or was I surrounded by others that felt as equally lost to the bigger picture.

Could I live up to Dup’s position? that was the big question on my mind, stood before me was an already well established Mythic raiding team, who had been spoilt by exceptional raid leaders running up to now lol Could I continue from that?

I thought the same in Afghanistan, but I have a habit of stepping up when required. One of those people that the more stress I’m placed under, the better I perform. Perhaps, just perhaps I could lead until some sort of Warcraft leading ninja appears (in my mind this happens in a puff of smoke). Regardless though it’s the day of raid release and I want to kill things!

I was spammed by a number of whispers “Go for leader!”, “Wouldn’t you like to lead us?” if I couldn’t make up my mind then my fellow raiders have done it for me. I will lead.

I’ll put my name into the hat and see if it’s considered. I whispered EbinIssia about my thoughts on becoming the next raid leader. With much relief, the response was a rather positive one. The last thing I wanted to hear was “are you joking?” as I put my neck and feelings out on a limb.

“We will discuss this further tomorrow” 7/9 normal clear after a night of basically cheesing mechanics. A number of raiders walked away after a boss stating “I have no idea how we did that!”, standing in everything, rarely following mechanics lol Day one raiding is normally a cluster…fun.

It’s always nice to pick up new gear, but finding upgrades to your mythic gear, you’ve put so much effort into obtaining, is not a nice feeling. I just cheesed most of the new tier and increased my IL by five! And I wasn’t particularly lucky tonight. It’s something that Blizzard needs to think about if they continue to release raids at the rate they are. If I go through the wipes and the progression to get Mythic equipped then I’d really like to wear it for more than a month. xD

Roll on Thursday. Decisions will be made.

Dupx, Dupz – Resto Druid, Hunter, Resto Shammy D.o.R (date of raiding :)) Was the Raid Leader of the team on my entry, Dup went through my application and on-boarding process. Skilled Healer and DPS, matched only by his ability to lead. Will be missed.

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