When you see that screen that says this instance is already in progress, sometimes you really should just run far, far away.
I entered Pit of Saron, looking at Ick and Krick, and the first thing I see is a spastic kitty druid saying, "GO!" I buff Mark, as no one has it (apparently kitty druids can't buff), and the tank pulls.
The kitty was of course the first one to die to Poison Nova. We went through 4 Poison Novas, and 4 deaths (I b-rezzed one person and they died again). Longest Ick and Krick ever. No wonder the original healer bailed.
I didn't know Poison Nova was that difficult of a boss mechanic to grasp. Granted, I could cleanse it and I did. The tank got Poison Nova every time and I kept him alive, but the others were a bit squishy, and apparently too focused on "putting on the cd."
Well, I thought maybe it would be ok, but as we approached the first group of trash mobs heading up the hill the tank expressed his concerns.
It is one thing to be selfish and keep dpsing through damage. It is something else entirely to be a level 80 mage and not know that you can polymorph in all specs. After this little gem one of the more silent dpsers "DCed" and did not come back.
This was just too much for me and I left after that pack was dead. I like to think maybe this ragtag little group got a third healer and made it through the dungeon. In truth, I think the odds are against it. The worst part is knowing that the tank and the kitty were both from my server. Oh well. At least I've found another guild to avoid like the plague.