This week has seen some more ZA action in the guild. We went on Monday and tried to do two timed chests. We were 4 seconds off the second one - 4 seconds - argh! But at least we know it's certainly do-able if some of the dps die a little less, we mount faster, eat more food, potions, etc. We had a go at Jan'alai again after, but had some new folks who had not seen the fight before, so were unlucky.
Last night, we went back for the new reset. Sadly we had a couple of wipes on Akil'zon, mostly due to people not moving in quickly in the storm, but we got one timer done. As we had a hunter with us this time, once we'd seen off the bear we moved to Halazzi, to give him another shot. We had a wipe because we forgot about his cleave and our poor paladin couldn't stand a 17K hit, we had an "oops" ressing blip, and then all went smoothly. We swapped Paladin for Bear as MT and all went much better. In the last 25% we lost MT, but the Paladin carried on while the healers spammed their heals for all their worth. The Paladin died at exactly that same time as the boss did. There was much rejoicing (at the Boss death, not the paladin) and we achieved another guild first.
I'm looking forward to going back and doing all 4 animals, then having a go at Hex Lord Malacrass some time - that sounds like an interesting fight - along the lines of Nefarian with the boss stealing things from the players.
It's strange, but I find it so much easier to heal bears than any other tank. I'm not sure if it's something to do with the fact that my husband plays a druid and we did so many instances together, or if it's something to do with the mechanics, or is just a "Seph thing". Hmmm.