So, yesterday I tried another PF practice run of Titania EX. But unlike the other group where I joined and got the clear, this one was VERY different.
I mean it all seemed ok at the start. The group was enthusiastic and willing to try. The leader even used discord to do call outs. The markers were placed, spots assigned and we were off.
BUT, unlike the other group where they made it to the 3rd part of the fight consistently, this group messed up all over the place. They first wiped in the first part and then wiped constantly in the 2nd part. They never made it to the 3rd part before people had to leave. I don't really know why. Well, they DID have a lot of problems with taking the hits for some reason, the rotation kept getting messed up. And sometimes people went the wrong way on stuff.
Honestly, I think part of the trouble was that there were no markers in the corners this time, which REALLY helped with positioning the first time I did it. It made it easy to go where you needed to be, just look for the letter you were assigned and make a beeline for it. This time there were only the 2 markers for the healer stacks. Without those corner markers, I think people got disoriented and went the wrong way sometimes, I know I did a couple of times.
It just goes to show you how varied groups can really be. One kinds of hopes to get a good one when one does hard stuff, and if you don't, oh well.