Those bears destroyed me like nothing else has recently. 5k Cleave, 5k normals. I'd try to pop the Dawnstone Crab whenever I got shrunk. I didn't feel too bad as Tralic and Brindall were getting owned pretty hard as well.
The last pulls before the boss are two 4 mob packs with 2 Bear Riders, a Shaman with an Invincibility Totem, and one other mob. I can't remember what it was, because about a half second after the pull it looked like a pig and stayed that way most of the fight. These pack were just brutal.
(thanks to Raydz for the pic)
What we ended up doing was this:
Me on one Bear Rider, Prot Warrior on the Shaman, Trap/Sheep the other add, and have the 2nd Bear Rider misdirected to a travel form druid at the bottom the stairs.
I tank the Bear Rider. Healers heal through the first Demo Roar, I pop Dawnstone Crab for the 2nd. Consecrate catches the Bear when the Rider dismounts, or taunt. Having a 40 yard ranged taunt is really nice.
The first Bear Rider was down just as our Druid was coming back. I taunted off and tanked the 2nd Bear Rider. The Crab was on cooldown so I got owned by the 2nd rider. The Druid picked him up long enough for DPS to finish him. Our Warlock soloed the final add down with Chain Fear + DoTs.
The actual Boss fight seemed a bit anticlimactic after that pull. It took us two attempts to kill the Bear Boss. I was tanking the Bear form. He has two bleeds, a short one which lasts maybe 3 or 4 seconds and a long one which lasts about 15 seconds. I'd Stoneform out of the long bleed the first time I tanked him. The next time he switched to Bear, Stoneform was on cooldown. I'd have to wait for my Righteous Defense to come off cooldown since I used it to pick him up when he changed forms. Once it was up, I hit my Flash Divine Shield macro. This cleared the bleed again and I'd taunt him back until he went to Human again.
Tralic and Brindall and I are starting to learn how to work together. I'd advise them when I was getting ready to taunt and them they'd taunt their mobs right back.
One of the most fun things about ZA is it's so new there aren't dozen of sites with perfect strats and videos and raid layout diagrams. Each pull we had to think and strategize our way through not really knowing what was coming at us. That was fun. The 60g repair bill was a bit tough to swallow, but man I haven't had fun like that in a long time.