We called Naxx25 last night after a couple failed attempts on Thaddeus. It is particularly frustrating because last week we took an hour break to allow lag to subside on Wednesday night and ran out of time to kill Kel Thuzad thursday. We raid 2 nights, we're all adults with jobs and junk, so we can't pound away endlessly on bosses but we 1 shot Sapphiron so how hard could KT be? A few of us stayed late and pulled some subs in off the street and got him to 16%.
This week, Wednesday night we cleared Spider, Plague, and Military without too much issue and even knocked out Patchwerk. We had a couple of people including the raid leader and his roomate have unrelated connection issues, DCing in every boss fight and we lost alot of time waiting for them to get back in so we could do loot. (yeah, I know but I ain't in charge)
But last night takes the cake. We simply couldn't pull Thaddeus without 5-10 second lag on every skill and ability. We took a 40 min break and came back and it was worse. Every polarity shift was brutal and we got no where close. We called it. And frankly, I'm pretty pissed off.
I can accept being unable to meet a challenge based on our ability and the mechanics of the encounter. We get better, we improve and win next time. But this....is ridiculous. And not alot of fun. It doesn't help having to hear 24 other people pissed off about it nagging non stop. When its bad but playable on non Thaddeus bosses, I want to strangle people and I realize this is part of my frustration at Blizzard overflowing.
your hat may be nice, but I have the little white tank top that says Legendary right across my boobs. I win. (or more correctly, H wins)