Matty guided us into our first Pandaria Raid. Mogu'shan Vaults. Rothorin got to fill in for Tyl for a while since a second tank seemed like it would be handy. I tried really hard to remember how to Brewmaster. Between that and Rothorin's subpar and ungemmed gear I'm afraid he kept the healers on their toes. But they kept him up (aside from those learning experience wipes that we're so good at laughing off.)
Then we got a real tank so Rothorin went heals. It took me a bit to switch gears. Rothorin spent a little bit trying to remember that 'okay we're no longer tossing beer around, setting stuff on fire and kicking all the things' And his gear's still not as good as Tai's so even after I remembered what I was doing he didn't do nearly as well as Tai would have. So it's probably just as well that for the last boss a bit more dps was needed and we had two very capable healers so Tyl got to come back in. He'd have been sad to miss out on the screenshot anyhow.
It was so much fun, I was ridiculously proud of us by the time we left the raid. We did a normal mode! We wiped some but we did what Old Ladies do best: laughed, dusted ourselves off and hit it harder the next time. I hope we'll try more of them! Sadly I didn't get to stick around for Blackwing Descent, real life called. But wow did I ever have fun!