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10-13-2009 @ 7:22PM
Sorry Amanda, but I have to disagree with you. Raiding is the Best place to learn your class/spec/role, "Progression" raiding...probably not. Raiding sometimes has a lot of challenges that require strategies that you just don't have in 5-man content. So what if you fail, that's the best way to learn in this game. If you down the boss while being a scrub, why should to try to do something different? I'm ok with carrying people through farm content to get them respectable gear, but you should also be trying to help them learn rotations, fixing talent specs that are "interesting", give them websites they should use as resources to better their understanding. If it comes to having them go from only 500dps in green/blues to 1800 dps in full 219/226 gear, then you know you failed at helping them become a contributing raid member. In the end there's only so much hand holding you can do. It's sorta like dealing with an addict, you can only help them so much but if they don't want to get better, they won't.
10-14-2009 @ 2:38AM
Please. You've had EIGHTY LEVELS to learn your class. You think people should just screw around all that time bumble their way to 80 and then a raid should teach them? No. You should know the basics of PvE on your class/spec before you raid. There are 5 mans from level 10 on - do them. They'll teach you 90% of what you need to know. I don't mind a new 80 doing worse than a geared 80 if they're doing as well as they can - that's cool, we were all there once. But they need to know the basic rotations for their class (or if they're a healer and there's not a rotation what spells to use in most common situations.
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