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10-13-2009 @ 6:49PM
One of the guys I run with was doing really poor as a Hunter for a while. He saw it and knew he had to do something so came to me to see what could be done. I sat down with him for about an hour, going through spec options, rotation, gear, etc. When we were done he knew what he had to do and set out to fix things. Within a week he had nearly doubled his DPS and it's kept going up since then.The two important things were that he recognized he wasn't doing as well as he should be and was willing to ask (and listen) to advice. It's also really important that the person giving the advice be careful about how they do so. Find out why they're doing things and then suggest (don't tell) alternatives. Point out where other people may do things differently than you and why.In the end, don't tell someone how to play their class. Teach them if they're open to it. It's a very different approach and will make a huge difference. Also remember not everyone is going to play the same way as you but will still do well. There is no one spec and there is no one set of gear.
10-14-2009 @ 3:59PM
Someone did the exact same thing for me on my DK a long time ago. I was totally new to raiding, and the game for the most part. I started playing in WotLK, leveled to 55 on a warrior, and then leveled a DK. I was wet behind the ears, and the only thing I knew was that I needed STR. A guy noticed I was in a guild he used to be in, inspected my spec, and whispered me out of nowhere that he could help out. He explained a few things, and explained the idea of a rotation to me, and all of a sudden, lots of things just clicked! And very rapidly I came to understand my class, raiding, and the game in general, and I wish I would have found this friend sooner!OTOH, I was receptive to a complete stranger offering help. I've offered the same help only to be told to @$#% off. If they aren't willing to learn, they aren't worth wasting the time to run with.
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