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2-18-2008 @ 1:50PM
Running instances can be a very fun past time when levelling, whether you're a greenhorn to the game (translation: brand new) or you're a vet levelling a new toon.If you're brand new to instancing and don't have much experience with the role you have been designated to fill (tank, healer or dps [damage dealer]), try to learn as much as possible. Say you're a mage and you're being demolished on the damage meter by a rogue, and you notice that he has little downtime compared to you - look at that. Maybe you need to drink less, or change your gear or spec to be more mana efficient. Or you're a tank and you notice that the dps pulls mobs off you at times - judge if they're dpsing too hard, or you're not building enough threat, and take steps to correct that. For a new player, diving into an instance can be a great place to learn (provided your comrades aren't overly serious about the whole thing and can appreciate your new-ness).If you're a vet, try to demonstrate your experience in the game in both your role and instance knowledge, to make the run faster, more efficient and more enjoyable, and also help the newer players grow. For instance, about a month ago I ran Deadmines on a new alliance pally I rolled (I was forced to run the instance I swear; I generally avoid them like the plague while levelling), and to make the run easy as pie I took on the roll of tank (as I was level 22, Consecrate, Retribution Aura and Righteous Fury [as any 70 tankadin will know] are a great way of holding aggro against healers who don't yet have threat reducing talents and dpsers who don't yet know how to hold back ^^), and also marked up my main kill target and secondary kill targets with raid markers.The raid ran like clockwork, and we would've cleared the place in around 45 mins if our healer didn't need to leave after Smite. But I'm sure everyone appreciated the organised, speedy effort, and hopefully learnt a bit about group organisation from it.In any case, instances are a great place to go for either picking up, or imparting, PvE knowledge. =)
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