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1-05-2009 @ 12:41AM
Chris:I was talking about casting those spells at the start of the fight. Between 'everybody is ready, let's go' to actually pulling I need a short period of time to cast 3 spells. They need to be up for much of the fight. If I cast the first 2 and the tank doesn't pull for 30 seconds they run out. I can't cast the 3rd until he's about to pull or I will pull. I'm talking 10 seconds at the start of the fight. If I don't get them up my healing is less effective by a large factor and on heavy hitting bosses that can be enough. Sure, not needed on a heroic trash pull, but on most major fights if I don't have it up we will struggle all for the sake of waiting 10 seconds after saying 'right, pulling'...Redielin: Mate, your raid leader and GM are/were cocks. I'm sorry if you've been sidelined because of low dps by people who don't understand your class. You are well out of it. Like I said, I banned the bloody dps meters from my guild's raids because they never tell the whole story and discourage people from doing the right thing to down a boss for the sake of knob measuring. You are well out of those guilds if that's their measure. Now I'm not saying low dps is always down to that, sometimes people need help and advice to learn to dps better but a raw number is a stupid way to do it. If you were in the EU and on my server I'd take you in :)Mykil: Mate, you make it sound so hard. So you are telling me that clicking a different button every 3 seconds, watching your threat and moving every now and then is hard? Seriously mate, it's not. I've done it on a ret paladin for 2 years (now there was sucky dps) and I somehow managed to do all those things and still get out respectable dps. My wife plays mage, rogue and priest and it's the priest she finds hardest. Otherwise, she just clicks stuff, stops when her threat is high and moves if she sees red around her character face and her health dropping. Mate she's 41, never played computer games before wow and has only played 6 months. She manages quite easily, I suspect you are younger with faster reflexes and lots more experience. If you aren't better than her at managing that then perhaps RTS is more your thing.I think your philosophy is wrong. On a 25 or 10 man raid (or even a heroic) if your healers are going OOM or the boss is enraging then your gear wasn't good enough. The extra 10% you individually are pumping out by ignoring all the things you SHOULD be doing is not going to make the difference. You are a prime candidate for playing a tank and / or healer. Go level on, raid up to the end of Naxx-10 and then come back to me. I bet you will have changed your mind. Anyway, off to work now after a nice break. Have fun with this thread, I think it will be epic :)
1-05-2009 @ 3:12AM
I myself am both a raid leader and MT, and I loathe DPS meters, and their linking in raid chat. I yell at people all the time. I don't care if you are about to have a 50k crit, gtfo of w/e, move! I support and I am going to implement your idea. No more DPS meters at all in a raid. Keep it to yourself at the very least.
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