I've been pugging Durchest a lot. Even though Viaticus does a full BG clear 2 times a week or so, it's fun seeing other people's strategies.
Some people have said that the Durchest farming is out of control and that Durchest is too easy. Well, last night I found a group that simply couldn't take him down.
Granted, the group makeup wasn't ideal. We had 1 Guardian, 3 Captains, 2 Champions, 2 Minstrels, and RK, and 2 Hunters and...something else.
Basically, the Guardian couldn't hold aggro (My HoH traited Captain pulled threat even with the debuff), the Minstrels refused to heal, and the Champions omg-dps'd Durchest from the get-go and fubar'd the threat tables. The Hunters were on full blast as soon as they ran in and, and, and... Death came swiftly and comicly to us all.
All in all it was a Grade-A cluster, and a complete joy to behold. So the next time some cries out that it's TOO EASY!... there are still groups that can't get it done.
Earlier the same evening, I was with a (much better) group that wanted to go from Durchest to the Twins. A few people were keen to the idea, but a lot were afraid to try. I'm no psychology expert, but it was fascinating watching people who were so accustomed to farming what they knew...but were so afraid to trying something new...something thta might involve dying a few times and failing. <gasp!>
Today is the day that I appreciate being in a proper raiding kin.