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9-08-2008 @ 10:57AM
I know I'm a little late to the show, but wanted my opinion recorded in digital format for all the world to see, at least until the Legion realizes that Azeroth is just simply too tough of a nut to crack and set their eyes on Earth as a much easier target... and then show up and kinda wipe out our electrical grid so that my digital opinion goes the way of the dodo bird.I think that in a game like WOW where a person usually has to step up to the plate and save the day/raid because of a class utility, that it is important to be prepared for that. If you are going to run raids then you should train every available spell because others are going to expect you to show up with your game face on... not your RP face.IF, and only IF you are in a guild that does full RP and raids in full RP mode, can you really claim that, "Gee, I didn't learn that one cuz it didn't fit my personality." If you pug into a dungeon, they won't understand you saying, "I skipped all the nature spells." Imagine a run of AQ that had a mage, and they get to that guy (can't remember the name right now) where you need to frost damage to get him down.... but woops, the mage never trained any frost spells cuz they were dedicated to the arts of fire. This is where the raid leader says "WHAT??? He's at 1 friggin percent. YOU BETTER PRODUCE AN EFFIN ICE CUBE OR I'LL CUT YOUR MOTHERS THROAT SO HELP ME GOD." (first time we ran that we had no mages, heard he died faster with a mage, but didn't know he couldn't die without frost... 67 minutes on that fight, most of it with the guy at 1%... ah good times, good times.)Learn your spells, all of them. Don't add them to your casting bar. Forget they exist. Fine. No big deal. Roll play till your hearts content. But if you show up on raid night with your consumables and regents and extra caffienated beverages in the personal fridge next to your desk so you don't have to get up to get a drink and.... don't have that crucial spell at that crucial moment? Ohhh man, the gloves are off.RP on your time. The raid is OUR time. Class utility is very important in raid composition. Skipping that spell is selfish.If you want to skip those spells for RP purposes, then don't show up for raids because you are hobbling the rest of the group.I sympathise with your healing priest pal, but I sympathise with the other nine people on that run even more.
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