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7-19-2010 @ 4:06PM
That was my first thought - if the shaman was keeping their assigned groups/players alive and other healers weren't having to cover for them the officer who wrote in was offbase in suggesting performance ideas. Some people know what they need to do to do their role and, especially on farm content, will not play optimally because they don't have to in order to do their job. Healing and tanking is also harder to critique than DPS. If a tank holds aggro and is not extraordinarily hard to heal they're fine. If a healer's assignments stay alive, again, they're fine. DPS is easier to point out because you can see numbers - but even there it can be tricky. For example, my DPS on Lich King the other night was a bit low, but 1) I was using Mind Flay to snare the Valkyrs over and over (vs doing a max DPS rotation) and 2) I was on Ice Orb duty when those were out. So even DPS can be tricky - yes, my meters were low on that fight, but snaring Valks and helping to ensure that the grabbed player lived and Ice orbs didn't reach the raid was way more important than my meters. Finally, the rogue example highlights the issue of standards. Yeah, the chart topping rogue might have been better than the one who wasn't putting up the same numbers even setting gear differences aside - but were bosses dying? Was the second rogue doing reasonable numbers for their gear level? IF so, realize that not everyone wants to spend hours perfecting rotations. In a server first guild, that's an issue perhaps... but in most guilds it's not.
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