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8-16-2010 @ 2:16PM
when i host a run, we /roll for blame whenever something goes wrong.
8-16-2010 @ 2:49PM
Ive always liked that solution. it makes the wipes more light-hearted and you don't need to worry about scapegoating.
8-16-2010 @ 3:11PM
We always blame our mage, whether he's there or not.In fact, our guild motto is "DAMN IT, ZYFER."
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info15380-Scapegoat.htmlWe always do this before the beginning of each 5-man or raid. The scapegoat stays the same until the end of that particular instance or raid. It really does help lighten the mood. Instead of focusing on who did something wrong, we can focus on the what of went wrong without assigning blame and making people feel bad, and come up with constructive solutions to solving the problem.
8-16-2010 @ 3:37PM
This is exactly what we do. We take the wipe with a light heart and just try again. Calling a "blame roll" can be very funny.Looking for someone to blame on a wipe is childish and useless. Use a wipe to analize what happened and to avoid the same mistake. There are a lot of tools like recount (yes, recount is not only to boost your DPS/HPS ego), that can help you do this. But don't start pointing fingers, that won't help at all. About Vent, it's very simple: If you are in a raiding guild, be it casual or hardcore, and you don't have a problem to hear or are completely deaf, YOU HAVE TO LOG IN VENT. At least to hear the instructions. No exceptions.Of course, technical problems that don't let you log on vent could arise too, but that's beyond the scope of this topic.
8-16-2010 @ 3:56PM
We like to call it the blame bucket. Sometimes, during more lighthearted runs, we fight over ownership of the blame bucket.(It's a bucket because it's full of tears)
8-16-2010 @ 3:58PM
We always blame the person that isn't there.As a partially deaf guy (60 percent loss in both ears), it becomes rather difficult to follow Vent at times. (which is why I tend to be a DPS, but that's a personal preference.) That guild that forced out the druid is comprised of a few asshats that can't seem to pull their own weight so they blame the guy with a disability. Real classy.
8-16-2010 @ 4:34PM
Cutatia, I kind of agree, but I kind of go along with what Scott was saying. If you have a guild full of people that won't get on vent, to the point where you have to make loot rules to force them on vent, that means that you probably have some issues going on in your guild. The letter says it was a big issue, so I have to take that at face value.In the face of that fact, inviting someone who is hearing-impaired into that situation, you can see that it just looks like a recipe for disaster.Recipe for Disasterhttp://askaninja.com/node/43961 Cup of the Idea of chaos1/2 pound of sliced trouble1/2 pound of sliced miscommunicationAny Bearded Man (of any size)1 Tablespoon of truth3 Buckets of uncontrollable force"If you just go ahead and throw the trouble in there, somebody with a good idea is gonna solve that trouble, and then disaster's been averted... You have to have the miscommunication going on with the trouble."Just to lighten the mood on the topic :)
8-16-2010 @ 7:06PM
We did that in a previous guild, and it was a nice way to break the tension.If it was particularly obvious that one person was at fault, they had to roll to 1,000. If they STILL managed to roll lower than another person, they were off the hook. :D
8-16-2010 @ 7:39PM
We always blame the Hunter and kick a Gnome. Seems to have worked so far.
8-17-2010 @ 10:25AM
We blame our enhancement shaman's totems.
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