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7-26-2010 @ 1:34PM
It would appear that the single most destructive thing in WoW is knowledge. Well, lack of knowledge. PuG raids, time and again, see not just the impatience of members and leaders alike attributing to derailments, but also an increasing level of intolerance of the barest hint of ignorance of the fights. Now, there are some old chestnuts even the most seasoned player still fail at on occasion (i.e. standing in the fire.) But I've now seen more than one raid abandoned before everyone was ready to go, because the attitude has been, "If you don't know this fight, you're fail and should uninstall." So, instead of a minute of fight overview and making sure all in attendance are aware of the specific plan of attack, the standard is set based solely on some preconceived nonsense. To presuppose that everyone in full ICC gear knows Putricide is one thing, but to suppose those same players know how the raid leader does it is another. Not doing it your way does not equate to ignorance. We are seeing more and more players new to raids in ICC, thanks to the new buff, and Blizz wants to see more endgame covered by casuals in coming expansions. Patience and understanding are already commodities in short supply in WoW. I'm thinking it'll get worse before it gets better.
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