In our last raid before the patch, we changed our strategy and dropped the Council. Instead of trying to keep Malakk and Mar'li apart and killing the healing loas, we grouped Malakk, Mar'li, and Sul together. This allowed us to avoid having the tanks too far apart for timely taunts, and out cleave damage managed to get Sul down and take care of the empowered boss. We only worried about the shadowed loa and ignored the blessed ones. One of our members had to leave with about 30 minutes left on our raid time, so we only managed to get one pull on Tortos on the first raid night. We spent the next night wiping on Tortos, with our best attempt getting him just down below 60%.
I did the first new scenario last night, and then popped into LFR. The raid group one-shot all three of the bosses of the last wing, and I picked up tier shoulders! I managed to time my $10 purchase of the battlechest and its 30 free days to get my "new" team on the new server to high enough levels to get into LFD. I healed a LFD run on my druid, and even though the tank was pretty clueless about the dungeon (Shadowfang Keep) I managed to keep everyone alive. I reconfigured my VuhDo layout and bar layout after the run to work with my Nostromo; we'll see how that pans out. I've had it for months, but I've been reluctant to use it. Now that I have new "fresh" characters with limited spell choices it should be easier to learn to use the device.
With the new leveling requirements for Pandaria, I should have more progress on my 11x90 project. Both of my higher level pre-90 characters are much closer to a ding after the patch.
Death Knight 90