Had a weird (irritating) situation yesterday where several of my alts were seeing the grey elites as "tapped" already (ie- they were unlootable gold elites) even though I had not logged on that character yet that day. Sometimes it was just one of them, on one character all three were 'gold'. Only one alt had all 3 lootable 'grey'.
So if you are not seeing them as "skulls on the map" when you arrive, double-check when you target them that their picture frames are grey, not gold. Otherwise, NO LOOT FOR U!
**update- Still seeing this on one char a day on average & now usually only one of the three elites. At least the frequency has dropped dramatically, but I'm still seeing it. It MIGHT be that I'm in a raid crossing Nagrand to get to Highmaul, and they kill that grey elite as I'm flying in (so I'm tagged as loot eligible) but the elite respawns before I actually arrive to be able to loot & is now "gold" for all further kills. Will update if I figure it out fer sure.
Another bug I hope gets resolved quickly...
Good writeup Gahtmilch!
And I definitely recommend divebombing the ogres in the small rooms as the way to go as the elite trash mobs outside don't aggro as long as you stay in the center or back of the room during combat.
It should be mentioned that while you can do this (easily) to fight the boss(es) in the huts (Rukdug & Guk), you will still need to fight, at a minimum, the two door guard elites to leave unless you have stealth, hearth out, etc. You can run like hades, but they chase pretty far and there's lots of trash to add to the Benny Hill train if you are not careful (hint- run for the bridges/stairs). You can also mount up just under the threshold of the huts, but it's exactly at the aggro range for a L100 to the guards. Sometimes you get lucky, other times they reach you before you mount up.