I didn't realize what I had managed to do, until I was going to bed last night.
But I will begin a little closer to the begining (yes, it's about WoW)
Last week I realized that if I wanted to do as many quests in Scarlet Monastery (SM) as I wanted, I was going to have to go back and do a quest in Razorfen Kraul (RFK), an instance dungeon that I had pretty much out-leveled, but not enough to solo. So I asked in guild chat if anyone had an alt that needed RFK and got two takers. While getting ready to go in we picked up a stranger, too. Four over-powered characters pretty much rocked the place.
Right, so I picked up a new friend in the process.
Yesterday, I was determined to try Razorfen Downs (RFD) (just across the road from RFK) even though I had all of two quests for the place and one of those quests wasn't even for the INSIDE of the instance. Again, I asked in guild chat for alts and got two (different people, even). The new friend (hunter) we picked up for RFK had expressed an interest in RFD and was both online and willing. That left just one slot open.
*gulp* I turned on LookingforGroup (you have to understand, it's the ONLY truely global chat channel and it gets misused to a terrible extent). Lo! There was a lone warrior trying to get an RFD group going. I asked if he wanted to join us, but that it would be an hour before one of the members would be free. He was impatient, but agreed (seems he had been trying to get a group together for three days. Not sure he should have been so impatient when a group invited him in, but...)
Got the group together and there was a little... um.. scuffling for leadership. The warrior from LfG thought he knew best and the warrior from the guild.. just did, as it turns out. The warrior from the guild won leadership.
There were times I wanted to kill him.. or just let his insistance on moving to the next target so quickly kill him, but I try not to cut off my nose to spite my face. OMG, he was hard to keep alive. He was VERY good at getting most to all the aggro (as a good tank should) so he got most to all the damage, too. And he wouldn't give me as long as I wanted to get mana back.
But he was either VERY lucky, or had a VERY good idea of what a level 39 healer can keep up with, because we never wiped. I died, and the guildy warlock died (right about the same time) in a flood room, but the main tank had 60 health left when I popped the 'locks (very wisely given) soulstone to resurect and got a heal back on him. Ye gods. I begin to understand why healers for instances might just be hard to find.
Less than 2 hours after we started, we were done. Like I said at the begining, it wasn't until I was going to bed that I realized I had put a level-appropriate group together for a successful instance run, all by myself! Weeeee!
Retrospect suggests that I should have used Fear and/or maybe Fade in the flood room, but I was fixated on getting heals on the tank and didn't think of it. Note to self, panic does not help the thought process - it should be avoided. Second note to self: I need to get myself a WoW icon for these posts.