No! It’s sporadic! As in occurring irregularly: occurring at intervals that have no apparent pattern. This describes my blog posting schedule.
To a slightly lesser degree, it also describes my raiding endeavors of late. My Friday night team has been plagued with absences related to holiday’s and the onset of summer. This can be expected continue into the fall, given that folks tend to have more of a life outside of WoW when the weather is nice, the kids are out of school, and there’s plenty of daylight.
My Sunday/Monday night team has had similar issues, though to a lesser degree. We’re still wiping on Horridon on a regular basis in large part due to the 10-man normal version of this fight being extremely over-tuned. The number of adds is more than we can handle in spite of everyone being at or above an iLevel of 500. I’m thinking that it will take a majority of our DPS being above iLevel 510 before we are able to down this boss because the adds are far too numerous and they don’t go down quickly enough. The raid damage mounts and the number of adds left alive increases over the course of the fight until people start dropping and the raid falls apart. Granted, interrupts are a big deal, but it’s hard to hit every interrupt when you’re being beat down by a troll warlord. It’s equally hard on melee when the mobs are running around dragging them through poop and refusing to stay in melee range. We’re starting to get a handle on it, but this particular boss is on the verge of unseating Bladelord Mel’jerak as the most hated boss of the entire expansion among members of ONET!
I forgot to mention, ONET! is now completely done with Tier 14 Normals and except for farming a few pieces of gear for team members and alts, we’re concentrating on ToT! Also, thanks to some of these absences, I’ve been working on my DK Tank and I’m geared fairly well for ToES. I haven’t had much luck getting a weapon to drop, so I’m doomed to run ToES in LFR every week until I get a decent weapon or a miracle happens and I get an LFR drop in ToT.