A fond farewell and a heroic fat bastard...not you, Skin.
It is with mixed emotions that your resident tiny gnome posts this. Last night was Skinsaw's last night as our fearless raid lead and main tank. His shoes will not be easy to fill. He kept us going through some shaky times and we will forever be grateful as Troublemakers for that.
But, we couldn't let him go without giving him a present, could we? NOOOOOO! So we got him a big ole' fat bastard named Gorefiend, heroic even.
We harnessed some SERIOUS last pull mojo folks. I'm talking like maybe 5 people alive, less than 1% mojo magic. I don't know about the rest of the team but I can't think of a better way to send Skin off than beating the "raid breaker" boss on heroic (and it took us fewer attempts than normal did). THAT, in and of itself, should give you a hint into how far the team has come since first setting foot in the Citadel.
What happens now? Good question. Some of us original Troublemakers have banded together to keep the raid team alive through the rest of Warlords. Our meager little council consists of Bluette (the finger breaking warlock) who be fielding the recruiting office and raid assembly duties. Izzak (mage extraordinaire) will, maybe be taking a break before Legion, but will be hanging around and filling in where needed until then. And finally, myself, fulfilling the usual website duties and taking over forums & raid tool duties.
While it doesn't cover all of our raid lead needs, it will hopefully keep us going as a team until Legion hits. Our consulting Canadian, Canadianeh/Isilador will be around to assist from time to time but if anyone has a burning desire to lead call outs, is knowledgeable in class & team makeups, and just can't get enough strat, please hit one of us up. Now is a good time to stretch those legs if you have always wanted to try it. I'm hoping that with what remains of our expansion, we will naturally find the perfect mix, shake out the bugs, and be ready to hit Legion with force. *fingers crossed*
Things we learned: The team doesn't know it yet, but I have a surprise for our next raid...stay tuned! ;)