I can’t seem to put my finger on it, but let me explain a few situations.
I queued up for about 40 minutes. I finally enter a group. It’s 4 other people from some leet-ass raiding guild. The way they chat, it’s almost like they’re stoned out of their minds. They’ve been wiping on the third boss of Heroic Throne of the Tides, it would seem. I try with them, we wipe once. I insist that they’re stoned because they keep saying random things in caps, and all of a sudden a vote kick comes up with my mage’s name on it, citing reason: “alsdkjfasf.” I get kicked out, and left to queue up again for 40 minutes.
I queued up for a Heroic Blackrock Caverns, and joined a group that’s been wiping on Corla, the laser-beam boss. We wiped a few more times, and the paladin tank left. We queued up and got another tank, and downed her. We started wiping on the Karsh, the boss in the forge, and the tank left. We queued up, and the next tank we got is the tank that just left. Everyone lol’s, and the tank leaves again. We queued up again, waiting for about 20 minutes, and the tank that came in was the first tank we had when we were wiping on Corla. We manage to one-shot the rest of the dungeon, and the Hourglass caster trinket dropped from the last boss. Tank rolled need on it, won, and left.
I queued up for 45 minutes, and got into a Stonecore group. They’re a group of 4 from the same realm. They haven’t even downed the first boss, but as soon as I come in, they already give up and dissolve the entire group so they can re-queue on their own. I have to queue again for myself, 45 minutes worth.
Today, I queued for 50 minutes and got into a Vortex Pinnacle group. They’ve been wiping on Altairus, the dragon boss with the cyclones. We wiped once, and one of the DPS tells me to stop failing on cyclones. I took less damage than him that fight, and used slow fall every time. I don’t even bother trying to defend myself, because the next wipe, I’m the only one alive for most of the fight. That shut him up. He dropped group with the other DPS, and instantly got replacements. We one-shot the rest of the bosses without incident.
Hard Heroics are Hard
The moral of today’s lesson is to be persistent and tenacious in your random dungeon exploits. It’s a lot more difficult this time around, especially with the gear reset, so you just have to be patient, and find ways to maximize your situation. Long queue times? Go gather while waiting, or grind out mats for that craftable upgrade. Hell, minimize the game and go play something else while you wait.
Better yet, go find a good guild or instancing group on your server who are willing to learn with you. Cuts off the hassle mentioned in the previous paragraphs above.
And for Light’s sake, don’t drop group if you’re making progress on learning the boss fights. Once you learn it the first time, the next ones get easier. If you’re always dropping, you’re never learning.