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1-07-2009 @ 6:31PM
Any wow newbie who is learning to group, there's a few suggestions I'd have:1) be forgiving. People aren't perfect, and if you're learning, it's very possible they're learning too. Don't expect to be perfect, don't expect perfection from others.2) Know your roles, abilities, and weaknesses. I mean it all - know what your class can do, when you can do it (don't be the noob who tries to CC a Dragonkin when your CC only works on humanoids or beasts - I just did that in a recent run with my new Hex ability I just got - it made me look like a complete idiot). If you're going to need a bit of room to gain threat as a tank, tell people to give a slow 5 count before DPS on, or give them a high sign then they should start.3) Never be afraid to ask a question. The only thing worse then not knowing is not being forthcoming with that fact.4) Read before you bleed - while your setting up your group, hit WoWhead and skim the boss strats, so you don't go in blind. Most of the time, these bosses have simple patterns which are easily handled. If you know them, you look better.5) Most Importantly: Have fun. This is a game, don't be dour if you lose a loot roll, don't be grumpy if you have to make a corpse run, just enjoy the game and don't treat every defeat like the end of the world.
1-07-2009 @ 7:20PM
These are good tips for the veteran players too
1-07-2009 @ 8:51PM
I'd like to add that the "be forgiving" is something WoW veterans need to remember too. They're much more likely to start ranting "l2p nooob" than a beginner. Mistakes happen and are frustrating but if you're kind and helpful -- that "noob" you grouped with a few weeks ago may haven taken your advice, read a lot, played a lot and may well be a valuable player now.It's good to remember we were ALL noobs once. :-)
1-07-2009 @ 8:55PM
I put it simply - Be Excellent to Each Other./Greatest. Movie. Ever.
1-08-2009 @ 12:45PM
another, its a startup tip too, if you enjoyed grouping with someone add them. people tend to level in waves, and you'll find that the people you group with at 20 are also people you can group with at 40, if you try to group with some people more than once you can build useful ties so that you'll have more friends to ask favors of at 80. its always nice knowing a healer or dps or tank you leveled alongside of, and asking them to join you, and its a lot better than some random pug.
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