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2-14-2010 @ 5:13PM
Unfortunately the only way to truly assess yourself, at least in a raid environment, is to understand your class inside and out while keeping in mind the game's, and to an equally important extent, that particular fight's mechanics.When I heal, if someone dies it's usually truncation (i.e. there was little choice in the matter, and I had to let them go). I ignore HPS because, honestly, I can't compete with the druid who just spams HoTs on everyone and goes for a sandwhich and some TV. I, instead, look at overhealing done and insure that my heals are on people who need it when they need it.During DPS I check my dispells, interrupts, -and- damage output. If I'm not the meat shield or the holy savoir of the raid then I need to self-heals if things are currently stressed. During tanking I look at damage taken, what's kicking my butt, and talk with others to see what I can do to improve it. I also reevaluate harder fights, specifically those we wipe on, and see if there's a cooldown I should have remembered to blow at a different point or if I simply need more of one or another kind of mitigation.Overall, this is an excellent article to remind us all to look at ourselves, not immediately throwing blame elsewhere, and see if we individually could bring more to the raid to assist in making it a success.. and not just topping those meters.But shhhh.. don't admit any of this to your PUG raid or /kick will follow.
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