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5-13-2010 @ 2:55PM
It's absolutely hilarious to me (you had to be there, but you wouldn't have wanted to) that this article pops up with a pic from SFK as its header. I just quit a random SFK as a healer due to the just-joined tank charging full steam ahead into the courtyard and picking up the first half of the room. Chain healing pretty much can't work in that scenario, sooner or later - likely sooner - the tank is going to die from a lethal dose of being stupid.Nonetheless, I got the abuse from the tank for failing to keep him up. You can't heal stupid. You can delay the ultimately fatal effects somewhat, but no matter how hard you hit the Decursive box indicating your derpster, you just can't clean it.So my advice to the uber elite who are rerolling lowbies: You're not in heroics anymore. You can't quite chain pull like you can on your ilvl251 grand master of the kickass. Slow the hell down. I don't have Guardian Spirit yet. Damn, son, I just got flash heal.Also, many dungeons have been turned into something more bite size. Not all of them. WC remains a chore for the early leveler, along with VC. Be patient with your team, stock up, and be ready if that's your draw. Before you click the Random dungeon button? Clean your armor. Nobody wants you to be the guy complaining of red armor after the fifth pull.Meanwhile, don't be afraid of instances. If you're tired of grinding quests, it's a very nice way to level up. You'll meet all sorts, some bad, some great. And if you see a world-weary troll priest doing their level best to keep your buns up, give me a salute. I'm in there all the time.(when not rolling ICC on my holy pal)
5-13-2010 @ 3:32PM
Good advice, people really forget how hard appropriate level instances are, especially the wraith ones. Normal nexus is 10x harder than heroic, due to the gear issues. You can not chain pull the whole damn thing, the healers mana wont allow it. By and large i found the earlier instances incredibly easy if you had a halfway compentent tank (or are such a tank), and they are pretty good way to burn through rested xp. A random a week on each alt adds up quickly.
5-13-2010 @ 3:45PM
The first time I got kicked from a group was because the tank was bad, and naturally they blamed the healer (me). I had been doing randoms on my resto druid alt for some time, and after I turned 80 and made some bop epics, I started q'ing for heroics. I healed them all just fine. Until DTK. Those stupid mobs that fear you into the other mobs... Well, I got feared into the other mobs, popped everything to keep myself up, kept everyone alive until the tank decided it wasn't a good time pull mobs off the healer, so we wiped. Instead of me pointing the finger at the tank for leaving the mobs on me, I just ran back, buffed, and waited. The tank asked why I pulled them, I kindly told him I can't control where they fear me, he started making fun of me and then kicked me out of the group.I have 4 level 80s, 2 dps, a tank and a healer, and for some reason, I've only ever been kicked on the healer, and it wasn't even my fault./rant
5-14-2010 @ 12:42AM
This this this! It's one thing to chain pull a whole room when everybody's massively overgeared, in Northrend heroics that are designed for huge aoe damage. Nowadays you walk into Stockades and the tank thinks he's going to pull the first 5 rooms at once and everybody's got to keep up. And if you're a single target melee you barely get to finish a rotation before the aoe damage flying around you has downed your target.This is NOT the way to learn how to play. Slow down, let the people who are just learning get a taste of what real instancing is about. Let your healer and casters drink mana. LET PEOPLE LOOT. Play the instance, especially in the old world, like it was designed to be played.
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