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8-06-2007 @ 9:24AM
Meters:Cut and pasted from our Combat Log forums"We post combat logs because we belong to the school of thought that the more information you have, the better of a player you can become. The sole purpose of posting these logs is so that you can spend time evaluating what you did in a raid and think about how you can improve. We don't care if you did 50% of the raid damage by yourself, there is always something you can do to improve your play."Meter can be a powerful tool, but tools are meaningless in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use them.When you evaluate your players consider their role in a raid. Did they have a spell to interrupt, a cube to click, were they in a group stacked to provide synergy bonuses? Any of these things can affect a person's overall output in a raid.Measuring a person's overall output isn't always valuable information. Checking the events that happen right before a tank dies on the WWS report can provide you with valuable insight about a healer's sense of timing and spell selection. Their position on the overall healing meter provides much less valuable information. I've known many healers that can spam their way to the top of a healing meter and yet remain completely unable to keep a tank alive when push comes to shove.Class Leader Feedback:I think the idea of class leaders has to be change to accommodate 10/25 man raid content. Now that raid sizes have become smaller and "off specs" have becomes so accepted that some classes have trouble defining a main spec, I think it's difficult to conceptualize your raiders by class. Our guild has identified raid roles: Tanks, Magic DPS, Physical DPS and Healers.
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