So ends another guild chapter in my WoW history.
I really should stop doing this, but I disagreed with the GM and he decided that it was an unforgivable insult and so after a long speech (thankfully delivered while I was in the Vault of Emalon so I didn't actually read it till later) I was /gkicked.
I can't say its honestly a bad thing, I believe in doing what is necessary for the raid however I do not believe in forcing people to do what is unnecessary. If the situation warrants it then you do everything you can, otherwise doing so is 99% pointless. Yes, a huge disagreement over a flask of stoneblood.
In a raid where the top dps is hitting 3.8k, and the next 3.2k with a projected kill of about 15-18 minutes and 7 healers (2 MT, 1 OT, 1 Slag, 3 Raid) it should really not be necessary for an OT to stack health like no tomorrow due to the very limited damage the fight projects onto them (its a similar situation to XT where the OTs flasking actually makes them harder to heal). Now I had freed up an extra dps as I can shatter the constructs on my own, and was keeping ahead of the add spawns with the shattering, yet 1.3k health would have apparently saved me from 9s without a heal (9s x 3kdps from scorch = 27k + 20k explosion = 47k, I don't have 47k buffed even in stam gear with flasks and dual stam trinkets :)). Surprisingly the GMs comment of heal yourself worked better, surviving two explosions through self healing.
I don't blame the GM, I just disagree with him. M&S this may make me, or just plain annoying but that is the way I am.
Anyway, since I am raiding less I have more time. Blog ahoy with the thoughts I have been having but not written up.