Yes, I know, zomg, two posts on one day. This should be a quickie, like the other one, though.
So, things I learned yesterday:
- No, you will not participate in a heroic 30 minutes before raid time. No, there is nothing in particular you would have had to do in that time, but, you know how it goes, you get CoS, and then you come out of it 5 minutes before raid time. Which would be perfectly fine for a “regular” (that sounds so unintentionally demeaning) raider. But you’re a raid leader now. Things are different. You need to relax and unwind before a raid, so you can be focused on the spot when the lights go on.
- No, after the raid you will not agree to run the level 70 alts of two of your guildies through a dungeon, no matter how much you like them. Especially not if you’re fully expecting to run a random heroic when your favourite druid gets home that day. It’ll leave you with 5 hours straight of tanking/leading in dungeons, which is, with all due love for the game, taxing.
- No, you are not the only tank in the guild. Relax. Heroic 5-mans do not require your attendance to be saved from the evil LFD. There are others who can (and do!) take that badge up (curiously, you ended up DPSing on that first run you impulsively joined, which was fun, but…). Run when you want to run, not when you “have to”.
- In short: learn to say “no”.