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12-01-2008 @ 6:14PM
First off is to have fun, everyone's first instance run was a shambles, some of us had great "mentors" but a lot of the subtlety of grouping become so second nature to us old timers we forget how it was on our first run. Secondly remember that loot is a bonus, the real reward is seeing content with other like minded people that you enjoy spending time with. Group dynamics will all come with practice, but attitude can be the make or break of any group.Just my 2 cents, good luck and enjoy :)AJ @ wowcasually.blogspot.com
12-01-2008 @ 6:40PM
"(...) remember that loot is a bonus, the real reward is seeing content with other like minded people that you enjoy spending time with."Absolutely - and so easy to forget.
12-01-2008 @ 6:55PM
Sure, loot is a bonus. But once you hit max level, loot becomes a means to the end of seeing even more content.You too will to come to The Dark Side.
12-01-2008 @ 7:04PM
Been to the dark side, still kept the attitude that loot was secondary and a means to an end, not the end itself. Sure you need better gear to take on higher tier content, but it's completely possible to raid successfully and still value your guildies and the fun of it all over your next tier upgrade...One day the servers will shut down and all that will be left is our memories, if all we were interested in is the loot then I think they'll be a sour time to look back on.
12-01-2008 @ 7:28PM
Honestly? I think the servers at this point have a good chance of outlasting the government. I don't mean that as anything bad about our government, either. I just fully expect to be logging in and pulling up my level 190 Druid when I'm in a retirement home.I'm sure expansions will stop coming out, and servers will be combined, but I think the WoW generation is going to keep playing this game for many decades to come. Or until WoW 2 comes out.
12-01-2008 @ 10:52PM
THIS.Seriously while loot becomes more important later, if you want to retain your enjoyment of the game, put content and fun ahead of loot. Loot is a bonus, go into an instance not counting on getting anything other than a bit of XP and you won't be dissapointed.Our guild also emphasizes this. You raid and do instances together to see content and enjoy the challenge. The moment you become obsessed with loot you're missing out and likely ruining it for others.Don't be a loot-whore.
12-02-2008 @ 8:18AM
On the subject of loot, make sure that your group has discussed loot rules before going in. Saves arguments and hurt feelings, and makes ground rules MUCH clearer.One of my petty gripes is people who start looting mobs while the tank/melee dps are still fighting. First, it's rather inconsiderate, second it puts a need/greed/pass loot window right up in your sight, and for melee fighters that's pretty freaking annoying.I would also second, and third, and fourth, marking targets and doing a ready check. My experience has been warriors mark more than pallies. Other people's experience may be different, and I assume it's due to the difference in warrior/pally fight style. But have a consideration for the rest of your party, and mark those bodies!
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