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11-04-2008 @ 10:20PM
I thought this was interesting. I was once a 'hardcore raider' in vanilla WoW in Blades of Wrath. We had every server first from MC through a cleared Naxxramas months before BC was released.With that preface out of the way, I'd say I agree that calling people out on their blunders and outright acts of stupidity is a potent and effective way to keep things moving in the right direction. If I keep seeing Bob the rogue hitting blade flurry on twin emps like a dumbass, aggroing a scarab, and then trucking it across the room on the switch with scarab in tow, I want to see somebody with authority and who is relatively protected -- like the raid leader or an officer -- call out Bob in raid chat and make sure it won't happen again.A sense of friendly competition (for damage etc.), along with a bit of knowing fear regarding what will undoubtedly happen if you don't pay attention and do your job, will probably hasten progress and reduce overall frustration. Naturally, that kind of environment is not for everybody by any means, and if less-than-hardcore players comprise your guild's raiding roster, enacting this stuff could cause discontent and resentment towards the 'mean guys in charge'. The place for this environment is a guild whose members are there to progress through the game's content as a serious (while raiding, at least) and drama-free unit.
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