I zone in, and my first thought is "Where the feck am I?" This is because, as I previously mentioned, I've not run many of these yet and I'm going in quite blind.
Turns out, I was in Mogu'shan Palace.
So, a quick "Hey!" and away I went; popped Sacred Shield and fired off my Avenger's Shield into the mobs.
I quickly notice a "YAY!" moment, when in party chat, then subsequent whispers, that the Hunter in the group cast Misdirection on to me. To me, a sign that I'd have no problems - at least from him.
First boss encounter went down without a hitch, apart from after we'd killed him - I wasn't aware the encounter had finished so was waiting, only to realise the rest of the party had run off... and then I discovered I had no clue where to go. An apology and a few minutes of running back and forth, I finally get a little help by one of the party running back to me.
Could they have made the hidden passage any more hidden? Is it actually obvious the passage is there after you've killed the bosses? I'll need to check the next time I'm there...
Then, immediately before the second boss, the healer drops group - no word, nothing. He'd seemed quite happy too...
Replaced very quickly, fortunately - and a speedy kill to get me my Iron Protector Talisman. So, I was happy (:
After we finished the run, the Hunter and... Mage, I think it was, suggested a re-queue, so they were at least happy with my tanking. I accepted and off we went.
And, we land in Scarlet Halls. Another I've yet to be in. In Heroic, at least... I've done a quick run through the normal mode while face rolling it.
This meant I wsa quite unprepared for what the HC would throw at me.
Houndmaster... easy enough.
Then, we got
Pretty much, I had assumed it would be similar to the old variant that Herod cast, and he would stand in place - so when he moved, and ended up moving in my direction, I got caught up in it and wasn't aware it'd be a "You're dead, honey" moment.
"Pro group..." from the healer, and he dropped.
The rest were OK with it [I did say 'Sorry', though] and we kicked his butt after got a new healer.
Rest of the run went well. No loot, but I did survive my wipe causing without much personal incident...