I need some fresh ideas here. We've been consistently working our way through DS, but end up totally stuck on that damn Gunship. We've all been watching videos, reading common strategies, been trying to analyze mobs and their timers.... but it just aint working. I think out of the several dozen attempts, we've managed to actually see the damn cow on the deck like twice or so, usually with pretty much everybody dead already.
If we focus on the drakes, we're getting run over by the 2nd pair of melee mobs. Trying to balance between drakes and elites looks a bit better, but usually results in the ship exploding on us.. This is most frustrating, and sorta makes me wonder if this is really the point where casual, laid back raiding just isn't going to work anymore. Even more so since I don't see the upcoming 5% nerf making much of a difference.
We can handle the sappers without problems. Everybody keeps moving into the Twilight Onslaught like they're supposed to. The only melee dps we have is the 2 tanks, and the 2 healers don't have too much of a problem keeping people up unless we get a really unlucky double charge from the melee dudes right before or after the TO.
So what to do? Killing at least the Dreadblade quick to reduce the charges and get rid of the cleave is about the only thing I can come up with anymore as an idea on how to handle this damn encounter.