Hi, my name is Dinaer. And I used the 5% buff in ICC.
<at this point, a portion of you are mentally calling me insults about how terribad I am, while the rest are hiding the fact that you used the buff also>
My guild has had enormous time issues in ICC. We barely have time to raid in there at all. Some weeks we don’t even set foot in there, while others we only get the first 3-4 bosses. We actually had to extend the raid ID this week just to take a shot at Rotface, who we had not yet killed.
When we went in, the first question the raid leader asked was, “Should we leave the buff on or turn it off?”
Now, I play WoW as somewhat of a tourist. I really want to see all the fights, and its nice when they are a challenge, but the thing that drives me is getting to new bosses and enjoying the fights. I take no real joy in killing a boss before other guilds, or in somehow e-peening about how I did it before it was nerfed. Rotface is enough of a challenge due to its mechanics that the 5% buff was going to help but still not make the fight trivial. A lot of the other raiders in my guild have similar views. Plus, we knew we only had about an hour worth of attempts on him. So we decided to keep the buff up.
As an aside, I do think that the buff was added a little early. We would have eventually gotten Rotface through the normal process of gearing up through Emblems and other boss kills. This could have waited another month or more.
We went in, cleared to him quickly, and jumped right in. We still wiped a few times refreshing ourselves on the mechanics. When we finally got the kill it was just the tank, a healer, and one dps left standing to finish him off.
I’ll let you in on a secret… we still whooped and hollered when Rotface died. There was no thought of it being somehow less of a kill since we had the 5% buff. We were excited, took screenshots, and oohed and aahed over the loot.
Don’t let the elitists tell you otherwise. We all play the game to have fun in our own way. Its OK to use the buff.