We managed to down Thorim last night, a boss that gave us quite a bit of grief last week. As we were learning the fight, we seemed to always face problems in the arena (“tank down!”) or problems in the gauntlet (“tank down!”), and if we successfully made it past that phase, died to massive chain lightnings when fighting Thorim himself. We also struggled with an undocumented ability: Thorim’s tendency to DC one or two people on the pull.
The thrill of downing a new boss was dimished by several things — that Kaleyen wasn’t invited to raid being the most important to me personally. But the nerfs, omg, the nerfs. The changes to the first few bosses in Ulduar have been discussed by several bloggers, and no surprise to any readers here I’m sure, the elitist jerk in me thinks it’s ludicrous that these have come so soon. Honestly, I’d like to see the Disconnect, Lag, Latency, and Loading Screen bosses tweaked first. But as we circled back around to Razorscale and Ignis last night — one shotting both while standing in the fire — I felt pretty sad that Blizzard wasn’t willing to give us time or incentive to improve.