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12-01-2008 @ 6:33PM
Ok, won't let me edit my last comment:- Until the tank gets his feet under him, use crowd control every pull. Sheep, Sap, and Shackle undead in your case.- learn all the pulls and what to kill first (usually mobs that heal or summon). If there aren't any of those, kill casters first because they will do the most damage to tanks and are more difficult to pull and hold aggro on.- the tank needs to learn how to line of sight pull. The dps and healer need to learn how to calm down till all the mobs are in a tight little ball in front of the tank.- Healer - especially on the boss fights, you need to triage. That is, prioritize your healing. First priority is the tank. Next is you, the Healer. DPS is important, but only the third most important. In sticky situations, it is not necessary to heal *everyone* equally.- Healer - especially on boss fights, needs to manage mana. Generally this means don't heal until and unless necessary, and try to do it in spurts so that you have long periods of mana regen.- Tank needs to learn what the new aggro system looks like. Having nameplates up for mobs helps with this. Tab to all the mobs and spam a few threat abilities on them and check to see who they're targeting. If you see "losing threat" or "changed target" you (hopefully) know what to do. Same goes for if one of your buddies portrait turns yellow or red.- Tank - your taunt does two things - forces a mob to attack you *if it isn't already* and gives you the same threat as the person that the mob is already attacking. TLDR - don't pull with your taunt.
12-01-2008 @ 9:44PM
Excellent advice.I didn't do much dungeon/raiding in TBC, but with the sudden upgrades in Wrath (from rep & quests), I've found myself in a position to do so, even Heroics.Had to sort of jump in, feet first and learn these things from experienced players, some willing and some not so willing to take the time.My advice, if someone is not cool enough to help you learn something you haven't quite mastered, probably not someone you want to continue playing with anyway.WoW has 11M+ subscribers, and I've met more fun ones than non.Oh, and my other piece of advice: Learn all of the damn acronyms people use.
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