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1-22-2007 @ 3:53PM
As a Raid Leader I would prefer that if an item is given to a healing specced individual that it be used for healing. However, I have been around long enough to know this won't always be the case and that it isn't that cut and dry. This isn't a new issue with Hybrids though. Before TBC, Blizzard forced them into healing by making their sets basically healing sets. Then offering additional offspec items to compensate the offspec classes. IMO this system sucked. Instead of hybrids turning a token in for DPS gear over healing they were forced to spec healing and then changed their spec behind your back. This situation sucked for everybody.So now we finally have tokens and spec specific gear for classes. Thank goodness. However, this creates an issue with Hybrids in that they still have a responsibility to the raid. My view is that your gear is a result of your $15 a month and the efforts of 24 or 39 other folks who also pay $15 a month. So saying I pay it, I decide, is not entirely fair to your fellow raiders. It also not fair for 24 people to tell you how to play.So a compromise is needed. I am not sure how we will handle this, so the rest of this are my jumbled thoughts on the process. Considering each set is only 5 pieces and there are only 25 people on raids, I see no problem running a zone on farm longer than normal to get people their offspec gear. Sort of a karma thing. You took healing stuff to help your fellow raider, we keep running the Zone so you get your DPS stuff too. Making that happen is the real challenge, since some classes only have one set. (too bad for them really, Hybrids are going to be the most fun to play with all their multiple roles.) So in essense I see this as being all about a give and take between the guild and the individual. I would like for both sides to see that raiding is a cooperative effort and make the necessary sacrifices and commitments to see it through. I see making that happen as my job as a raid leader. Selfish people always make it harder though.
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