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6-26-2010 @ 2:14PM
Very well written. I also would like to highlight what I personally think is a crucial raid leader attribute that was touched upon here and that is having positive attitude. While a good mindset is also great in any raider, it is a necessity for the raid leader because the raid leader isn't just the player who keeps the raid moving but the figurehead of the group. Other raider's attitudes are heavily influenced by the raid leader's attitude. If you have a negative attitude when you lead a group/raid the raid will think there is a problem with the group or that people aren't as confident. Meanwhile a positive attitude keep raiders going and makes each person give more effort to what they think is a positive group and a worthwhile use of ones raiding time.
6-26-2010 @ 3:09PM
Agreed on the point about attitude. I did an ICC10 with some friends last night that ended up being 8/12 hard modes, and a full clear the rest of the way. Sounds pretty great, but the whole thing was a nightmare because our raid leader complained and complained and blamed and cried and yelled vulgarities at us for an hour as we attempted [wiped on] Professor Putricide on hard mode. It sucked the life right out of the raid, and I don't think anyone ended up having fun or performing even close to their ability from Putricide onward as a result.
6-26-2010 @ 5:07PM
I'm sorry to hear that. What a killjoy.If players lack the skill or determination for content, shabby treatment from someone who can't keep his cool won't make up for it. Seriousness has nothing to do with anger or contempt.
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