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9-28-2009 @ 3:15PM
To the first letter: I hate when that happens and just like Scott said, hopefully you can make sure the leader is clear at the start of the raid. I hate having to try and listen on vent for boss fights and people are chiming in with all there experience. Second letter: Awesome you run 2 guilds and they sound like A LOT of fun. The only thing I can think of if you don't want to spend RL money to keep a site going is something like the Google blogger (yourdomainname.blogspot.com). It's free and you can post blogs with upcoming events anytime you want.Third letter: Unfortunately, contrary to what Scott said, you can't just come back in a few weeks when you realize you made a bad decision. Even though I exclusively play Horde, I know that there isn't THAT much difference between the factions. And if Horde racials are the reason "they dominate" arenas then why would anyone play Alliance if they wanted to pvp? Furthermore, why would they even be in the game if they were so unfair? It is obviously just people making excuses and thinking there is an easy solution if they are losing in PvP.
9-28-2009 @ 4:52PM
Yeah. When it comes to explaining fights and such, you just have to be firm. I think the GM did mess up when he took over explaining that fight in TOC after he had designated someone else to explain it. I would have said something like, "Folks, ____ is explaining this fight. If your name is not _____, shut the heck up until he's done. Feel free to make comments in raid while he is explaining it."The advice about giving people roles is good. Our GM did exactly that to good effect--he assigned a loot master, a healing lead, various class leads, and the main assist (who calls for bloodlust).
9-28-2009 @ 7:36PM
@Soteria: I agree with you, the poster should have taken charge. At the first interruption I would have called out for silence from everyone while the fight was explained. At the second interruption I would have taken charge of Vent and muted whoever was speaking out of turn and sent him a whisper that he would be off mute when the first guy finished in case he had anything to add. It's bad enough trying to listen to and comprehend a new fight over vent, but with people talking over each other it's nearly impossible to follow.That said, I generally prefer when the strat (or at least the bullet points) are typed out in raid chat. Easier to see everything and refer back to it during the encounter if need be.
9-28-2009 @ 10:03PM
@nieboh, my guild also has multiple people with leadership personalities, myself included. One thing I do to help me get my say and feel useful is offer to type very short summaries of what the raid leader is saying in vent into raid warnings. I feel like this helps the new players hear the details and get the most vital parts lodged in their memories.
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