We had already poked our collective noses into Mists of Pandaria in order to get some gear upgrades to help us deal with the 85++ heroic dungeons, so we had a foothold in the expansion with a few flight points. Now the time had come to invest ourselves fully in the land of the anthropomorphic plushies and to take on an instance in the Jade Forest. Our group for that was:
- Earlthecat – Level 87 Human Warrior Tank
- Skronk – Level 86 Dwarf Priest Healing
- Bungholio – Level 86 Gnome Warlock DPS
- Alioto – Level 86 Night Elf Druid DPS
- Ula – Level 86 Gnome Mage DPS
And, as it turned out, four of us had already hit the first instance, the Temple of the Jade Serpent.
The previous week I was out, but the other four members of the group were on, so they decided to give the instance a try short one DPS. And with considerable effort, or so I understand, they figured out each boss and made it through. So the first order of business was to drag my ass through the instance, expecting that with an additional DPS and all the fights now a known quantity, things would go quickly.
And so they did.
More after the cut.