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10-22-2009 @ 2:10PM
If only there were training dummies that taught people how to not stand in the fire...
10-22-2009 @ 2:14PM
That would be a godsend to healers everywhere.
10-22-2009 @ 2:43PM
You, sir, win one Internet!
10-22-2009 @ 3:32PM
While you were making a joke (to some extent), this joke is derived from a larger issue concerning DPS meters: Players are sometimes paying more attention to maxing-out their meters than playing the game. As a result, they often miss important things such as that fire Koralon just set under their feet, or Snobold that just ate the raid's tank healer, causing wipes or just making life more difficult for their team.DPS meters are a tool to help you determine what level of encounter you are ready for (Heroics -> Naxx -> Ulduar -> ToCr), to help you improve your spell/attack/cooldown management and rotations, to set appropriate expectations for parties LFM (Looking for More), and to let you know when something is wrong during an encounter (Aspect of the Viper left on, etc.). It is also useful in helping determine whether a group is wiping because of a lack of healing, DPS, or some other issue when a raid hits a "wall."Finally, it is worth noting that many guilds go so far as to ban DPS announcements, a feature built into Recount that allows you to broadcast the DPS of the group. This is usually at least a faux pas and can even get you kicked depending on your group. If someone wants to know the DPS composition of the group it is usually best to whisper to the interested party privately.
10-22-2009 @ 5:03PM
They could condition people to pay attention if they increased the damage done by fires in cities. Like that one fire at the Scryer Inn. it does damage, but is so miniscule you don't care. Jack that sucker up and people may learn.
10-22-2009 @ 7:36PM
hahaha..'in that burning ring of fire... burns burn burns... that ring of fire'
10-23-2009 @ 5:15AM
I wish it was a requirement that people who want to raid get addons such as Deadly Boss Mods (and for some guilds, it probably is, but you can't really tell if they're using it or not).DBM in particular is useful against bosses such as Koralon due to it telling you when you're standing in the fire. If you don't use it you could just turn your bloody music off and listen to the game as he has a voice notification when you're standing in it too.Remember wannabe-raiders: DPS means nothing when you're DEAD.
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