Thanks to all of you , I hit item level 454 during Sunday’s raid. Just 1 item level shy of the guild’s heroic requirement. I honestly thought when i came back to wow that I would miss out on yet another raid tier, but I didn’t. I thank you all for that.
I was initially planning to apply for the heroic raids, but I don’t think I should. It wouldn’t be fair to the others on the team. For one, I looked at my performance on the logs you are kind enough to share, and, well, I have a lot of room for improvement. I have my gear set up as optimally as possible, but I am missing a lot of DPS due to personal performance. I have been paying closer attention to my rotation and cooldown usage this week (I have been grinding Darkshore all week for transmog), and hope to see some improvement in this respect.
Another thing, the content that I should be running for gear upgrades (mid to high level keys and horrific visions) is content that I am very nervous about doing. With mythics, I just don’t know the dungeons very well, and the fact that my failure affects 4 other people negatively makes me very wary of trying. And the visions, well, I got my cloak to level 6, but the thought of trying to do 2 corrupted areas alone feels undoable, and I don’t want to ruin an attempt for others.
I understand these are both personal issues, but I honestly have no one to talk about this stuff to (except the cats, and they couldn’t care less, lol).
I really, really appreciate that you guys are so welcoming and pleasant and that you allowed me to tag along and see content that I was sure I would miss out on.