Last night we were able to down High King again (on a few tries) and once again one-shot Gruul. Its amazing how much easier Gruul is than HKM. He’s just a dps race, while HKM requires some coordination and strategy.
After the raid we discussed what our next step will be. Nothing was decided, but its food for thought. Keeping in mind our time constraints:
(1) We spend Friday on 25-man content
(2) We spend Saturday and Sunday clearing Karazhan for Badges. There are still a lot of our players who need gear from there. I suppose that at some point Kara will become a one night event. But right now that is not the case.
So the obvious next step is to try Magtheridon. That is also a short instance, and something we could do on the same night as Gruul once we have learned both runs.
However, we have two players in our guild that have been in bigger raiding guilds in the past. They strongly recommended that we go straight to Void Reaver, and then the first bosses in SSC. I don’t really know their reasons, other than the better loot drops. They seemed to think that the drops from Mag aren’t worth the time it takes to learn the fight.
My personal preference would be Magtheridon just for the sake of progression and achievement. Loot aside,I am an explorer and its a part of the game I’d like to see. I suspect that a lot of others will want to jump to Void Reaver for the lure of T5 gear…
Also, I get the feeling that as a whole we aren’t geared well enough for T5 content. We are still dragging a few players along in Gruul’s Lair that are underperforming, but we have enough good players in the raid to overcome that. I don’t know that we could do that in TK.