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10-05-2008 @ 10:12AM
Two tips I'd strongly suggest, coming from a raid leader currently on an extended break until WotLK:1) Don't take too long explaining tactics. Just because there's one or two new people in the raid, doesn't mean you need to explain everything about the boss to the whole raid. It wastes time, and is patronising. Simply ask the new people if they've read up on the boss encounter, and if they have, then tell them what they need to do (heal who, tank what, DPS when) and just go. Yes, you may wipe due to a dumb mistake from them, but then this leaves them feeling pretty stupid, and you can bet it won't happen again. And if it does, then you kick them out and get someone else in.2) Do "not" try to do everything yourself. That was my mistake; I tried to distribute loot and be admin for the loot distribution system, assign healer targets, assign tanking targets, CC targets, marked up mobs, assigned Misdirections, etc... This is a one way ticket to burning out, hence my extended raid leading break. Get a healing leader, someone else to manage the loot distribution system, maybe get the MT to mark, stuff like that. Delegate, yet ensure people know you are the one in command.
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