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9-16-2010 @ 7:34PM
To the guy with the vent problem, I'm going to say that this is not your problem, or a vent problem, it's your raid mates' problem. Unless you are a super small guild that has been together forever, it's hard to recognize voices, especially in the heat of battle. This is why in vent, proper etiquette during an encounter should be that you use the 3rd person in regards to those things. "Shamanhealer needs an innervate if one is available." "Discopriest casting Pain Suppression on Tankwarrior." My example: On a recent BQL attempt, I was not bitten first, and was not going to be bitten second either (helping one of our guildies do the blood infusion quest). My aggro was getting pretty high, over the main tank's, and for me to keep up my dps (which was needed because we were doing it hardmode), I needed some outside aggro dropping help. So I said in vent "Can Pyro get a Salv please?" A few seconds later the off-tank (pally) hit me with his Hand of Salvation. It's just etiquette, if you need an external cooldown or something like that (innervate, salvation, pain suppression, guardian spirit, rebirth) or if you are taking a battle rez ("Pyro accepting battle rez... now!"), you state your name in the third person to avoid confusion.---Regarding the other player who was asking about CPU usage, I agree with Mat, the only thing I would suggest would be turning off Auctioneer when in a raid or battleground, because auction mods for some reason keep chewing up memory if you keep them on.
9-16-2010 @ 8:45PM
^^^^^^^^^^^This comment should be required reading for anyone who wishes to raid. Period. For a while I was in a pretty hardcore guild, and this was the norm. People used the third person to refer to themselves, called out cooldown usage and rezzes, etc. When I moved servers, I went to a less hardcore environment. (i.e. people don't get called out for mistakes instead general announcements are made that someone made a mistake, you don't get gkicked if you BRez without permission, that kind of stuff which to me was the norm before) On my first raid, I got chewed out by our raid leader for "clooging vent with useless chatter" because I called out when I cast my BRezes, Innvervated someone else, or had a cooldown that needed dispelled. Raiding etiquette isn't common, unfortunately. People need to learn if they are going to be in the top raid instances.
9-16-2010 @ 10:57PM
Alot of raiders want the druids to save their brezes, or will call out specific ppl to brez. I for one do not rez the first guy to die unless its its the difference between wipe and success. Rez the 2nd or 3rd guy. Wait until a tank or good dps or another druid is down, then brez. Sometimes (actually quite often) we'll be raiding, maybe a 25, and there will be 2-3 druids, and 5+ calls for brezes go out. How are we expected to rez the really critical people when you asked us to brez the idiot who died in the fire a minute ago?
9-17-2010 @ 6:03AM
Pyro's tip is a great one. Also, I like the addon Rebirther while playing my druid, one of my healers or raid leading. Gives you an easy way to check what CRs and innervates are on CD, and you can just click on the druid's bar to ask him in whisper to innervate.
9-17-2010 @ 5:25PM
Anyone know how to get the dinovo mediapad workng with vent? Pfft G15 isn't all there is...
9-17-2010 @ 1:55PM
This this this times a billion. Anyone who calls out for someone else to apply an ability to them *without* specifying who they are had better have a damned distinctive voice--like being the only woman in the raid.I'm a hardcore raider, so I'd like to take the opportunity to throw in my experience that it is 100% par-for-the-course to speak in the third person when announcing important things on Vent or making requests of others. The guild I'm in now has a lot of people who've been playing together for a long time, and even though I've only been there for a month there are already a lot of voices I recognize--but even still, *everyone* specifies who's talking when it could possibly matter (which tank is taunting, who's taking a brez, who needs Salv, which tank is popping a CD or needs one, etc.).
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