We knew we weren't going to be able to clear all the way to Illidan last night, but we figured we would get as many bosses down as we could.
A couple of our core raiders were unavailable and as raid time rolled around, we only had 22 people online, and one of those people wasn't even level 70 yet. It's somewhat challenging to field a 25 man from 21 people.
We went ahead and cleared trash to Gorefiend hoping that 4 more would log on as we cleared trash. We got through the trash and were starting at Teron, but we realized our chances of 21 manning him were rather slim.
We thought about PuGing the last couple of spots, but Terron is not the most PuG friendly boss.
We thought about PuGing Mount Hyjal, but there wasn't enough interest.
We floated the idea of playing in Sunwell trash. Someone felt that the trash would not drop epics until the first boss was down. That was the first I had heard that suggested.
I had read on the trash, and a couple of weeks ago asked to lead a Dominion/PuG trash run. When the idea was shot down, I stopped preparing for Sunwell. At that moment I couldn't for the life of me remember the strategies nor could I find them quickly enough to try to explain the various trash packs to our Raid Leader.
We went ahead to Sunwell and tried a couple of trash pulls, but going in flying blind isn't a recipe for success. At that point we just called it a night.
Maybe last night was just rough because of the unavailability of a couple of our real core guy, but this was the second called raid this week.
I hope I'm wrong, but it just seems like Dominion is starting to run out gas. The finish line is in sight, but we are running on fumes.